Monday, August 8, 2011

JAMES SHERMAN 1828 WAR RECORDS

James Sherman (1828) is father of George W. Sherman. (1849) (M. Mary Jedea Davidson. 1856)
The skeletons are now out of the closet! I have long suspected that there was a reason why nothing was known about my G-grandfather and in the back of my mind I kept saying that he was a "ne'er-do-well". Indeed! This seems to say the same. Bev. (quoted material)
Cast of characters: James Sherman, Elizabeth Sherman (wife), Mrs. Paton (Mahala Sherman Payton i.e. sister of James), Paton (William H. Payton i.e. husband of Mahala and brother-in-law of James), Jackson Hankins (cousin of James),
M. Lafon/Laffoon (a cousin by marriage).

The following was found (by accident) when checking the Missouri Provost Marshal papers for Civil War Draft Records for James Sherman of Clinton County, Missouri. I had checked for years but was looking in Dekalb and Worth County records. Today I located the CW Draft Records for Clinton Co. and SURPRISE. Under the heading "Former Military Service" it is noted as E.M.M. Not knowing what this might be (maybe: Enrolled Missouri Militia - everyone else was) I pulled up the MO Provost Marshal papers and.....
Missouri's Union Provost Marshal Papers:
1861 - 1866
Records 1 thru 18 of 18
Name
County
City
Subject
Date
Reel Number
Frame Number
File Number
Sherman, James
Clinton
Milton Johnson to provost; Dr. Hill was present in Sander and Baxter's Store when articles were being destroyed and should be summoned as witness; is boarding with William Duvall near Round Prairie Church
11-04-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al, charged with burglary, attempted arson and robbery; statement of Anne I. Johnson: Sherman and 2 others broke into and ransacked house, tried to set bed on fire; Sherman had on false whiskers made of buffalo skin
10-22-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; file jacket only; charge of burglary and attempted arson; order to try case by military commission in the district; if no commission, send to St. Louis; returned to Provost General for opinion
11-16-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of A. G. Hudson; met Sherman in Stewartsville the night before the attack on Johnson's house; community regards Sherman as orderly when sober; frequently drunk, then considered a desperate character
10-29-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of E. W. Mason; (largely illegible) Moses Caton's store broken into; Chenoweth and Paton; Sherman at such times quite reckless
10-22-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of Elizabeth Sherman, wife of James; her husband was with her all night at her sister's house (Mrs. Paton)
10-27-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of Jackson Hankins, Sherman's cousin; is 4 miles from Stewartsville to Milton Johnson's; Sherman regarded as peaceful and law-abiding, but is regarded as a desperate man when intoxicated
10-27-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of John E. Cook; Sherman had keys to stable; at 10:00 p.m. a horse, bridle, saddle and spurs were gone, returned before sun up; Fowler and McDaniel left and asked Sam Chenoweth to go with them
??-??-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of John Troutman; slept in room detached from house where women were; men wanted Mr. Johnson, who was gone; wanted money and arms; ransacked house, took a dirk knife and ribbon from bonnet
10-22-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of Lizzie M. Johnson, daughter of Anne; Sherman threatened to shoot her; he pulled straw bed onto floor and twice threw burning wood on it; 3 watches stolen; Sherman looking for her father; Mr. Troutman, hired man
10-22-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of Maggie E. Morris; was at Johnson's when house attacked; men broke in, told women to get out, they were burning house; she saved her niece and some clothing; bandits took jewelry and women's clothing
10-22-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of Milton Johnson; had been advised not to go to Radical meeting; crowd near depot cheered Jim Lane and Jennison, urged by Alex McDaniel; was accosted in town by Sherman and McDaniel, searched for pistol; stayed away from home
10-22-1863
F1207
Sherman, James
Clinton
U.S. v. Sherman et al; statement of Mrs. M. Paton; Sherman's wife came to her house and Sherman came later; he was there all night; house has only one room used for sleeping
10-27-1863
F1207
Sherman, James; Fowler, John; McDaniel, Alex
Clinton
Statement of J. M. Delaney that he saw McDaniel and Fowler taking John M. Lafon up the street to his horse. He went to Savage's drug store, where his uncle Uriah and Henry Kennel said Sherman et al were going to disarm them.
10-22-1863
F1603
0040
6621
Sherman, James; Fowler, John; McDaniel, Alex
Clinton
Statement of Jacob Hudson that Sherman and others cocked their pistols and pointed them at Uriah Delaney and James Madison, saying they would "blow their hearts out" if the men didn't turn over their arms and quickly leave town.
10-20-1863
F1603
0039
6621
Sherman, James; Fowler, John; McDaniel, Alex
Clinton
Statement of Uriah Delaney against Sherman, Fowler and McDaniel, charged with disarming citizens. Delaney states he and his nephew, James M. Madison, were attacked by Sherman et al in Stewartsville. Their guns were taken by force by Sherman.
10-20-1863
F1603
0038
6621
Sherman, James; Fowler, John; McDaniel, Alex
Clinton
Statement of Uriah Delaney that McDaniel came into a store, accused J. M. Delaney of being a rebel and began an altercation. Sherman's men took their pistols and threatened to kill the men if they returned.
10-22-1863
F1603
0042
6621
Sherman, James; Fowler, John; McDaniel, Alex; Brown, Carlile
Clinton
Statement of Jacob Hudson in case of U. S. vs Sherman et al. Hudson saw Sherman and the others disarm Uriah and Madison Delany, taking their guns and kicking the men out of town.
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