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Apr 25, 2011
"Guess I should start by introducing myself…really don’t recall what I had said in my first email. My Sherman line runs: James & Elizabeth (Peyton) Sherman, James & Annie (Scott) Sherman, Vivian (Sherman) & Lewis Heiney…think that makes us ½-2nd cousins one generation removed. ???"
"James Sherman (1828 OH) and Matilda Davis (1829 OH or WVA) were married 15 Aug 1847, Lawrence County, Ohio. Lawrence County, Ohio Marriage Books 1-3, (1819-1843)
Children: George W. Sherman (1848 OH), Elizabeth (1850 OH), Lewis G. (1853 OH), Mahala (1856 MO). Matilda and child died (during child birth) March 1860, Dekalb Co., MO. (1860 Mortality Record.)
James married Elizabeth B. Peyton (g-grandmother) 07 Nov 1860, Dekalb County, MO. I am having a hard time determining the relationship (if any) between my Elizabeth Peyton and William H. Payton, the husband of James’ (1828) sister, Mahala (Sherman) Payton. That is another story and the reason I frequently am side tracked. (Mom said that her grandfather James  had 18 children. I have only been able to account for 15.)
I still haven’t located the burial site of Mary J. Davidson but am corresponding with the Kansas Soldier’s Home and the Ford County Historical Society in hopes of obtaining a date of death and burial. My contacts have not been available due to the Easter Holiday. I will get back with them this coming week. I have Mary’s birth year as 1857, Missouri.
I did find the burial site for George W. Sherman using ”Find-a-Grave”….Mound Grove Cemetery, Independence, MO. Memorial #:41918850. George was born May 1848, Lawrence County, Ohio and died 09 Jan 1927 at Fort Dodge, Ford County, KS. There is a picture of George’s headstone at the Find-a-Grave site. I have posted a picture on my Ancestry Sherman tree or I would be glad to send a copy if you want. In fact, give me your address and I will mail everything that I have.
Thanks for the info regarding George O. Sherman I did have the Draft Card info for George O. but had not found anything pertaining to his death. I haven’t had much luck with obtaining death certificates from Kansas. I understand the need to be cautious; having been a victim of ID theft but Kansas seems to go overboard with restrictions. It is interesting how several of the Sherman siblings resided in Wyandotte County. (Probably kin to this line?)
George Oney Sherman and his first wife, Hannah Evans, had three children. Leona (1898), Elizabeth Ann (1900) and Ammon A. (1905). Children with Sallie Kirkendoll (1888); Oney Elbert (1915), Clarence H. (1919) and Calvin Lee (1925).
Before I ramble on and forget our earlier ancestors….the earliest I have found is Elisha Sherman (?1765 VA – before 1840, OH). Found Elisha and son Jesse (1782-1870) on the Virginia Tax List for 1810 (Orange County). Elisha had one white tithes and Jesse had one white tithes and one horse. Second son (probably other children but these are the only ones that I’ve found), Gordon was born in 1800, VA and died before 1840 in Lawrence County, Ohio. Gordon had three daughters, 2 (names unknown) born 1820, Mahala (1827 Lawrence County, OH) and three sons; Lewis G. 1826 and James 1828 and 1 (name unknown) 1830, Lawrence County, Ohio. To date I have not found names of Elisha or Gordon’s wives.
Jesse married Sarah (Sally) Breeden. Both may live in Lawrence County. Their children; Mary “Polly” (1809-1880, Elizabeth “Betsy” (1810-1830), Sarah “Sally” (1818-1841), Ruth P. (1820) and James A. (1825-1900). Marriages: Mary and Sylvester Crank (15 Mar 1826), Elizabeth and Noah Jenkins (16 Feb 1829), Sarah and Holsey Roil (1834), Ruth and Abner Breeden (11 May 1837), James A. and Nancy Jenkins (18 Apr 1849).
Elisha & unknown Sherman, Gordon & unknown Sherman, James & Elizabeth B. (Peyton) Sherman.
Children of James & Elizabeth:Fanny (1861), William (1864), Rose (1865), Frank (1867), Charles (1870), *James (1872-1952), Harry (1874-1919), May “Rosie May” (1876-1962), Lottie (1879), Catherine “Kate” (1882-1938).
Children of *James & Annie (Scott) Sherman (grandparents):
Maude Mae (1898-1903), John William (1903-1984), Opal Hallie Louise (1906-1981), James Lyle (1909-1994), Earl Jefferson (1911-1998), **Vivian Wynona (1912-1999).
**Parents: Vivian Wynona Sherman and Harry Lewis Heiney (1907-2001).
Children of: Beverly June (Heiney) Weilert (1941) and Robert Lewis Heiney (1942)." End of quotes...
Photo of George W Sherman's grave. I'm so grateful for her photo's and help.