John Sherman1

b. say 1595
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Clere1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Birth*say 1595John Sherman was born say 1595 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Reverend John Sherman1

b. 26 December 1613, d. 8 August 1685
Father*Edmund Sherman2 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin2 b. s 1578
Birth*26 December 1613John Sherman was born on 26 December 1613 in Dedham, Essex County, England,1
Baptism4 January 1613/14 and was baptized on 4 January 1613/14 in Dedham.3
Education*John was educated at Immanuel College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Being a Puritan like his father, however, he realized he couldn't conform to the requirements of the Established Church and refused to graduate.4,2
(Son) ReligionAlthough his father had sent him to Immanuel College in Cambridge for his religious training, his father was a Puritan. He finally felt so persecuted by the established Church of England that he left everything and fled with his family and some townsmen to New England, where he could worship according to the dictates of his conscience.2
(Son) ImmigrationApril 1634According to the Sherman Genealogy source, John sailed with his parents and siblings from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England, in the ship Elizabeth during " the last of April 1634" for New England. Their daughter Hester and her husband Andrew Ward had immigrated with their children the previous year. Only the Sherman Genealogy source reported a name of the Sherman's ship and a date of the family's embarkation and immigration to New England. A John Sherman, age 20, is the only passenger with a Sherman surname who appears on the ship Elizabeth's April 1634 passenger list. Whether he was Edmund and Grace's son John or Edmund's cousin John, or another John Sherman altogether is not known. The Sherman Genealogy also stated, incorrectly, that because Edmund's wife was not mentioned it was therefore probable she had died at Dedham, England before 1634 and that the couple's oldest child Edmund, who was 34 years of age in 1634, had immigrated with the family. Additional research showed us that son Edmund remained in England, and his mother Grace, who was alive, immigrated. All of the passengers listed who signed an oath of allegiance in preparation for their immigration signed at Ipswich, County Suffolk , which is also the embarkation place noted in the Sherman Genealogy source.2,5,6,7,8
Residence*June 1634The family arrived at Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), in June 1634 where, "under a tree," John preached his first sermon as an assistant to the pastor, Mr. George Phillips. John's sister Hester and her husband Andrew Ward had immigrated and settled in Watertown the previous year.4,2
Relocation*29 May 1635When John was dismissed with others from the church at Watertown on 29 May 1635 to go and form a new church in Wethersfield, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, his parents and many others in their extended family also made the move.4,2,9
Marriage*He married first Mary Gibbs. They probably married in New Haven Colony, Connecticut.10,11,12
Occupation*8 November 1640He remained in Wethersfield until 7 May 1640, and was next called to the church at Milford, New Haven Colony, where he was installed on 8 November 1640. The General Court of New Haven Colony, on 24 November 1640, designated him as one of five men chosen by it to be Magistrates of the Colony.4
(Husband) Death8 September 1644John became a widower when Mary (Gibbs) Sherman died on 8 September 1644.4,3
Marriage*He married second Mary Launce, daughter of John Launce and Susan Darcy, probably in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.1,4,13
Occupation8 November 1647He was dismissed from the church at Milford on 8 November 1647 and was called back to his original New England church at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England). The Reverend Mr. George Phillips had died in 1644, and John became Watertown's third pastor. He was admitted Freeman of that town on 19 May 1669.4
Death*8 August 1685He died on 8 August 1685 in Watertown at age 71.1,4,3

Family 1

Mary Gibbs d. 8 Sep 1644
Children1.Mary Sherman4
2.Bezaliel Sherman4 b. 15 Nov 1640
3.Daniel Sherman4 b. 16 Mar 1642
4.Samuel Sherman4 b. 14 Apr 1644

Family 2

Mary Launce d. 9 Mar 1710
Children1.Abigail Sherman4 b. 1 Feb 1648
2.James Sherman4 b. 1651
3.Joanna Sherman4 b. 3 Sep 1652
4.Abijah Sherman4 d. b 1702
5.Elizabeth Sherman4
6.Mary Sherman4 b. 5 Mar 1656/57
7.Grace Sherman4 b. 10 Mar 1658/59, d. a 1712
8.John Sherman4 b. 17 Mar 1659/60
9.Hester Sherman4 d. 25 Aug 1688
10.Mercy Sherman+1

Citations

  1. [S1324] Henry Bond M.D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended the Early History of the Town, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Second Edition; two volumes in one. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1860), Sherman, pages 429-432. Hereinafter cited as Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VI. Edmund Sherman, Cloth Manufacturer, pages 16-18. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  3. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  4. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24.
  5. [S1330] The Winthrop Society: Great Migration Ships, 1634-1635, online at http://winthropsociety.com/ships.php#passship, Passengers of the Elizabeth, Master William Andrewes, April 1634. Hereinafter cited as Winthrop Society: Great Migration Ships.
  6. [S1329] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287, stating that Edmund was elected as a Watertown selectman on 25 November 1635, so therefore would have immigrated to New England and settled in Watertown before that date. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII.
  7. [S1329] Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287, concluding there is no record to show that the younger Edmund Sherman was ever in New England.
  8. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33, referencing Anderson's Great Migration project.
  9. [S1331] History of the First Congregational Church of Stamford, Connecticut, online at http://www.fccstamford.org/about/history, reporting that the Reverend John Sherman served as the first pastor in Wethersfield from 1635 to 1641. Hereinafter cited as First Congregational Church of Stamford.
  10. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 669, noting the place of their marriage as "Watertown/New Haven//Milford CT" and her surname as "GIBBS". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  11. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24, noting her name as only "Mary _______."
  12. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33, reporting her surname as "GIBBS?"
  13. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 669, reporting her surname as "Lanner" and noting the place of their marriage as "Watertown//Milford CT."

Mary Sherman1

Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Gibbs1 d. 8 Sep 1644
Birth*Mary Sherman was probably born in Wethersfield, New Haven Colony, Connecticut.1
Marriage*27 November 1656She married first Henry Freeman of Watertown on 27 November 1656 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
(Wife) Death12 November 1672Mary became a widow when Henry Freeman died on 12 November 1672.3

Family

Henry Freeman d. 12 Nov 1672

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 18. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 36.

Mary Sherman1

b. 5 March 1656/57
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce1 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*5 March 1656/57Mary Sherman was born on 5 March 1656/57 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*27 May 1679She married Ellis Barron Jr. on 27 May 1679 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 19. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 46.

Mary Sherman1

b. 20 March 1598/99
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Clere1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Baptism*20 March 1598/99Mary Sherman was baptized on 20 March 1598/99 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Mercy Sherman1

Father*Reverend John Sherman2 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce3 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*Mercy Sherman was probably born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3
Marriage*4 April 1700She married Samuel Barnard, son of John Barnard and Sarah Flemming, on 4 April 1700 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by Henry Gibbs, minister.1,4

Family

Samuel Barnard b. 25 Mar 1664
Children1.Esther Barnard1 b. 9 Sep 1700
2.Elizabeth Barnard1 b. 18 Jan 1701/2
3.Mercy Barnard+1 b. 13 Aug 1704, d. 2 May 1799
4.Samuel Barnard1 b. 14 Apr 1706

Citations

  1. [S1324] Henry Bond M.D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended the Early History of the Town, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Second Edition; two volumes in one. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1860), Barnard, pages 14-16. Hereinafter cited as Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1324] Henry Bond M.D., Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Sherman, pages 429-432.
  3. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 2, page 6, their names recorded as "famuel Barnard and mercy shearman". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Phillip Sherman1

b. 5 February 1610/11
Father*Samuel Sherman1 b. 11 Jan 1573, d. b 2 Mar 1615/16
Mother*Phillipp Ward1 b. s 1575
Baptism*5 February 1610/11Phillip Sherman was baptized on 5 February 1610/11 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Immigration*1633He immigrated to New England in 1633 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.2
Marriage*He married Sarah Odding in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Family

Sarah Odding

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 2: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 35-54. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 3: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 149-156.

Richard Sherman1

b. between 3 March 1576 and 1577
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Pellett1 b. s 1549
Baptism*between 3 March 1576 and 1577Richard Sherman was baptized on between 3 March 1576 and 1577 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Richard Sherman1

b. 16 October 1608
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*16 October 1608Richard Sherman was baptized on 16 October 1608 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*say 1635He married Mary __?__ say 1635 in England.1
Will*22 October 1647He wrote his will dated 22 October 16471
Burial*27 October 1647 and was buried on 27 October 1647 in Dedham, Essex County.1

Family

Mary __?__

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Samuel Sherman1

b. 14 April 1644
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Gibbs1 d. 8 Sep 1644
Birth*14 April 1644Samuel Sherman was born on 14 April 1644 probably in Milford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).

Samuel Sherman1

b. 12 July 1618, d. 5 April 1700
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*12 July 1618Samuel Sherman was baptized on 12 July 1618 at Dedham, Essex County, England.1,2,3
(Son) ReligionAlthough Samuel's father had sent his brother John to Immanuel College in Cambridge for his religious training, his father was a Puritan. He finally felt so persecuted by the established Church of England that he left everything and fled with his family and some townsmen to New England, where he could worship according to the dictates of his conscience.1
(Son) ImmigrationApril 1634According to the Sherman Genealogy source, Samuel sailed with his parents and siblings from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England, in the ship Elizabeth during " the last of April 1634" for New England. Their daughter Hester and her husband Andrew Ward had immigrated with their children the previous year. Only the Sherman Genealogy source reported a name of the Sherman's ship and a date of the family's embarkation and immigration to New England. A John Sherman, age 20, is the only passenger with a Sherman surname who appears on the ship Elizabeth's April 1634 passenger list. Whether he was Edmund and Grace's son John or Edmund's cousin John, or another John Sherman altogether is not known. The Sherman Genealogy also stated, incorrectly, that because Edmund's wife was not mentioned it was therefore probable she had died at Dedham, England before 1634 and that the couple's oldest child Edmund, who was 34 years of age in 1634, had immigrated with the family. Additional research showed us that son Edmund remained in England, and his mother Grace, who was alive, immigrated. All of the passengers listed who signed an oath of allegiance in preparation for their immigration signed at Ipswich, County Suffolk , which is also the embarkation place noted in the Sherman Genealogy source.1,4,5,6,7
(Son) ResidenceJune 1634The family arrived at Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), in June 1634 where, "under a tree," Samuel's brother John preached his first sermon as an assistant to the pastor.8,1
(Son) Relocation29 May 1635When his brother John was dismissed with others from the church at Watertown on 29 May 1635 to go and form a new church in Wethersfield, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, Samuel and his parents and siblings went with him.8,1,9
Marriage*circa 1640He married Sarah Mitchell, daughter of Matthew Mitchell, circa 1640.3
Death*5 April 1700He died on 5 April 1700 in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, at age 81.3

Family

Sarah Mitchell b. 14 Oct 1621

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VI. Edmund Sherman, Cloth Manufacturer, pages 16-18. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  2. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), Forward, page 7.
  3. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  4. [S1330] The Winthrop Society: Great Migration Ships, 1634-1635, online at http://winthropsociety.com/ships.php#passship, Passengers of the Elizabeth, Master William Andrewes, April 1634. Hereinafter cited as Winthrop Society: Great Migration Ships.
  5. [S1329] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287, stating that Edmund was elected as a Watertown selectman on 25 November 1635, so therefore would have immigrated to New England and settled in Watertown before that date. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII.
  6. [S1329] Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287, concluding there is no record to show that the younger Edmund Sherman was ever in New England.
  7. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33, referencing Anderson's Great Migration project.
  8. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24.
  9. [S1331] History of the First Congregational Church of Stamford, Connecticut, online at http://www.fccstamford.org/about/history, reporting that the Reverend John Sherman served as the first pastor in Wethersfield from 1635 to 1641. Hereinafter cited as First Congregational Church of Stamford.

Samuel Sherman1

b. 11 January 1573, d. before 2 March 1615/16
Father*Henry Sherman the Younger1 b. s 1545, d. b 31 Aug 1610
Mother*Susan Lawrence1 b. s 1548
Baptism*11 January 1573Samuel Sherman was baptized on 11 January 1573 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*circa 1598He married Phillipp Ward, daughter of Lancelot Ward and Joan __?__, circa 1598.1
Will*20 January 1615/16He wrote his will on 20 January 1615/161
Death*before 2 March 1615/16 and died before 2 March 1615/16, the date of his probate, in Dedham.1

Family

Phillipp Ward b. s 1575
Children1.Samuel Sherman1 b. s 1607
2.Phillip Sherman1 b. 5 Feb 1610/11

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 2: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 35-54. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Samuel Sherman1

b. say 1607
Father*Samuel Sherman1 b. 11 Jan 1573, d. b 2 Mar 1615/16
Mother*Phillipp Ward1 b. s 1575
Birth*say 1607Samuel Sherman was born say 1607 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*He married Grace __?__.1
Immigration*before June 1636Samuel immigrated to New England before June 1636 when he owned 100 acres at Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2

Family

Grace __?__

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 2: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 35-54. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 3: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 149-156.

Samuel Sherman1

b. say 1593
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Clere1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Birth*say 1593Samuel Sherman was born say 1593 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Sarah Sherman1

b. 4 July 1587
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Clere1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Baptism*4 July 1587Sarah Sherman was baptized on 4 July 1587 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Susan Sherman1

b. 17 February 1590/91
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Clere1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Baptism*17 February 1590/91Susan Sherman was baptized on 17 February 1590/91 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Zerviah M. Sherman1

b. 25 June 1803, d. 27 May 1889
Birth*25 June 1803Zerviah M. Sherman was born on 25 June 1803.1
Marriage*She married George H. Frost.1,2
Relocation*1823Zerviah and George H. Frost were reported to have resided in Rensselaer County, New York before 1823 when they were among the earliest pioneers to settle in the village of Cherry Creek, Chautauqua County, New York. George was thought to have been the earliest settler with a family, and owned the first tavern.2,3
(Wife) Death5 October 1872Zerviah became a widow when George H. Frost died on 5 October 1872.2
Death*27 May 1889She died on 27 May 1889 in Cherry Creek at age 851
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Lot 229 in Cherry Creek Central Cemetery, Cherry Creek.1

Family

George H. Frost b. 14 Apr 1796, d. 5 Oct 1872
Children1.Emeline Sarah Frost1,4 b. 22 Dec 1833, d. 18 Dec 1920
2.Lillis C. Frost5,1 b. 4 Jan 1838, d. 5 Sep 1922

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Zerviah M. (Sherman) Frost, Memorial# 7939373. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, George H. Frost, Memorial# 7939347.
  3. [S1684] Andrew W. Young, History of Chautauqua County, New York, from its first settlers to the present time, with numerous biographical and family sketches, downloaded from the Boston Public Library eBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Buffalo, New York: Printing House of Matthews & Warren, 1875), Cherry Creek, pages 289-290. Hereinafter cited as History of Chautauqua County, New York.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Emeline Sarah (Frost) Edwards, Memorial# 7919959.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Lillis C. (Frost) Edwards, Memorial# 7919915.

Abraham Shermer1

Marriage*He married Ann __?__.1

Family

Ann __?__
Child1.Mary L. Shermer+1 b. 15 Oct 1829, d. 25 Feb 1912

Citations

  1. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; baptism of Mary Louisa Shermer, age 0, child of Abraham and Ann Shermer, born on 16 October 1829 and baptized on 29 August 1830 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Germantown, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel#. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.

Mary L. Shermer1,2

b. 15 October 1829, d. 25 February 1912
Father*Abraham Shermer3
Mother*Ann __?__3
Birth*15 October 1829Mary L. Shermer was born on 15 October 1829 in Pennsylvania4,2
Baptism19 August 1830 and was baptized as Mary Louisa Shermer on 19 August 1830 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Germantown, Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania.3
Marriage*She married George Young.1,4
Census US 1870*6 July 1870Mary L. and George Young were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 6 July 1870 in Upper Dublin, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. George was 51 years of age and a gardener with real estate valued at $5,000 and a personal estate valued at $800, and Mary L. was 40 years of age and keeping house. Their six children were enumerated with their parents in 1870. A. Shermer was 20 years old and worked as a farm laborer; Anna S. and Kate S., at ages 18 and 16, respectively, were at home, and Kate had attended school within the census year; George W. was 12; Henry S. was 10, and John S. was 7 years old, and the three youngest boys were attending school.4
Census US 1880*2 June 1880Mary Louisa and George Young Sr. were enumerated on the 1880 census taken on 2 June 1880 in Upper Dublin, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. George Sr. was 60 years of age and a farmer, and Mary Louisa was 50 years of age and keeping house. Five of their children were enumerated with their parents in 1880. Catherine was 24 years of age and at home; George Jr. was 23 years of age and a laborer; Harry and John were 20 and 18 years old, respectively, and also worked as laborers; and young Willie was 8 years old and attending school.5
(Wife) Death27 August 1881Mary became a widow when George Young died on 27 August 1881 at age 63.6
Death*25 February 1912She died on 25 February 1912 in Montgomery County at age 822
Burial* and was buried in Ivy Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia.2

Family

George Young b. 1819, d. 27 Aug 1881
Children1.Abraham Shermer Young4 b. 1850
2.Anna S. Young4 b. 1852
3.Catherine S. Young4 b. 1854
4.George W. Young4 b. 1858
5.Harry S. Young1 b. 31 Jan 1860, d. 24 Jul 1937
6.John S. Young4 b. 1863
7.William Young5 b. 1872

Citations

  1. [S1814] Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Harry S Young of 28 E. Fornace Street, Norristown, certificate# 71454, age 77, widower of the late Mary Young, retired merchant, born on 31 January 1860 in Pennsylvania, died of chronic myocarditis on 24 July 1937 at his home in Norristown, Montgomery, Pennsylvania, USA, parents George Young and Mary L Shermer, burial at Riverside, informant John R. Young, 1103 Willow Street, Norristown. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania, U.S., Death Certificates, 1906-1968.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary L. (Shermer) Young, Memorial# 154584086. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1847] Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013, online at www.ancestry.com citing original data from the Historical Society of Pennsylvania; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records; Reel: 546 and Methodist Church Records. Valley Forge, Pennsylvania: Eastern Pennsylvania United Methodist Church Commission on Archives and History; baptism of Mary Louisa Shermer, age 0, child of Abraham and Ann Shermer, born on 16 October 1829 and baptized on 29 August 1830 at St. Michael's Lutheran Church, Germantown, Germantown, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA, referencing Historical Society of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Historic Pennsylvania Church and Town Records, Reel#. Hereinafter cited as Pennsylvania and New Jersey, Church and Town Records, 1669-2013.
  4. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George and Mary L. Young, Upper Dublin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: M593_1379; Page: 565B; Family History Library Film: 552878. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S23] 1880 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of George and Mary Louisa Young, Upper Dublin, Montgomery, Pennsylvania; Roll: 1158; Page: 76C; Enumeration District: 028. Hereinafter cited as 1880 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S1815] Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915, online at www.ancestry.com, death of George Young of Jamestown, Pennsylvania, age 63, on 27 August 1881 in Philadelphia, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Gardener, born in Pennsylvania about 1818, burial on 31 August 1881 in Ivy Hill, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, referencing FHL Film# 1003707. Hereinafter cited as Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Death Certificates Index, 1803-1915.

Geraldine C. Sherwood1

b. 20 August 1841, d. 13 August 1919
Father*Henry Sherwood1 b. 25 Aug 1810, d. 2 Nov 1884
Mother*Mary Ann Coleman1 b. 20 Sep 1806, d. 11 Nov 1885
Birth*20 August 1841Geraldine C. Sherwood was born on 20 August 1841 in Ohio.1
Marriage*17 November 1861After obtaining their license to marry on 15 November 1861, she married George Washington Brockway, son of Ira Brockway and Elizabeth James, on 17 November 1861. They were married by J. S. Haldeman, Minister, at the home of Geraldine's parents, Mary Ann and Henry Sherwood, in Erie County, Ohio.2,3,1,4
Civil War (U.S.)*1864During the Civil War, in 1864, her husband served as a Corporal in Company G of the 145th Ohio National Guard.4
(Wife) Death13 September 1903Geraldine became a widow when George Washington Brockway died of Typhoid Fever on 13 September 1903 at age 70.4,5
(Sister) Probate8 November 1906The estate of Geraldine's sister, Bell B. Edwards, was opened for probate on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, and, as directed by her will, The International Trust Company was appointed Executor. About four months of activity on the case had occurred, however, before the Executor was officially appointed. On 12 July 1906, when The International Trust Company filed its first petition to the court, they had not yet determined the name of the sister Bell had mentioned in her will, nor had they determined if she had left any other surviving heirs at law who needed to be notified of Bell's will and probate. The International Trust Company's Supplemental and Amended petition, dated 18 August 1906, stated that the deceased left, as her sole and only surviving heirs at law, devises and legatees, the following:

The International Trust Company, of Denver, Colorado, devisee and legatee, in trust;

First Church of Christ, Scientist, legatee in trust;

Geraldine C. Brockway, sister of deceased and now the wife of George Brockway, and residing at Blissfield, Lenawee County, State of Michigan.

Mary C. Miller, formerly Mary C. Strong, niece of deceased, now residing at Blissfield, Lenawee County, State of Michigan;

Albert Henry Strong, nephew of deceased, now residing at Toledo, Ohio.

In the same document, The International Trust Company itemized the estimated value of Bell's estate as $5,975.00 from her various properties in Denver and Leadville, Colorado, which produced an estimated $600.00 per annum from rents, issues and profits; and about $1,540.00 in cash, watches, jewelry, household goods and wearing apparel, with about $1,500.00 of that amount being in cash. With everything, The International Trust Company estimated the value of her estate to be $7,515 plus the annual income from her real estate.

For 33 consecutive days, from 27 September 1906 through 29 October 1906, the County Clerk for the City and County of Denver published a "Notice to Non-Resident Heirs at Law" in the Daily Journal of Denver which sent greetings from the people of the state of Colorado to Geraldine C. Brockway, sister of deceased and now the wife of George Brockway, and residing at Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan; Mary C. Miller, formerly Mary C. Strong, niece of deceased, now residing at Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan and Albert Henry Strong, nephew of deceased, residing at Toledo, Ohio. The notice reviewed the contents of the Will and estimated value of the estate of their relative, Bell B. Edwards, and directed each or all to appear in the County Court of Denver on Monday, 29 October 1906 to show cause if they have, or may have reason not to open probate as directed by the Will. The probate documents do not indicate any of them appeared.

On 6 December 1906, the court appointed Allan M. Culver, George S. Van Law and John C. Gallup, all of the City and County of Denver, to inventory, value and appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of Bell B. Edwards, deceased. Their inventory, valued at $601.80, was submitted on 15 December 1906 and approved by the court on 18 December 1906. The court approved the Executor's request, on 16 January 1907, to sell at private sale or sales, all the goods and chattels of said testatrix mentioned and described in the Appraisement Bill on file herein, for cash in hand, at not less than the appraised value of each article therein mentioned.6,7,8,9,10,11
Death*13 August 1919She died on 13 August 1919 in Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan, at age 771
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Crane Cemetery, Blissfield.1,4

Family

George Washington Brockway b. 20 Oct 1832, d. 13 Sep 1903

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Geraldine C. (Sherwood) Brockway, Memorial# 53765183. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Geraldine Sherwood and George Brockway on 17 November 1861 in Erie County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000954128. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  3. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage license of Geraldine Sherwood and George Brockway issued on 15 November 1861 in Erie County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000954125.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Corp George Washington Brockway, Memorial# 20834640.
  5. [S2121] Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952, online at www.ancestry.com, death of George Washington Brockway, age 70, married, born on 20 October 1832 in Oxford, Ohio to Ira Brockway and Elizabeth James, died on 13 September 1903 in Blissfield, Lenawee, Michigan, USA, referencing File# 385, Michigan Department of Community Health, Division for Vital Records and Health Statistics, Lansing, Michigan, Death Records. Hereinafter cited as Michigan, U.S., Death Records, 1867-1952.
  6. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, appointment of Executor, image# 1402 of 1606. Hereinafter cited as Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974.
  7. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the first Petition of The International Trust Company for probate of Will and Letters of Testamentary dated 12 July 1906, image# 1385-1387 of 1606.
  8. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the Supplemental and Amended Petition of The International Trust Company for probate of Will and Letters of Testamentary dated 18 August 1906, image# 1388-1391 of 1606.
  9. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the "Notice to Non-Resident Heirs at Law" dated 29 October 1906, image# 1480 of 1606.
  10. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the "Warrant to Appraisers", Inventory and Appraisement Bill dated 6-18 December 1906, image# 1432-1435 of 1606.
  11. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the Petition to Sell Goods and Chattels of Testatrix" dated 16 January 1907, image# 1436-1438 of 1606.

Henry Sherwood1

b. 25 August 1810, d. 2 November 1884
Birth*25 August 1810Henry Sherwood was born on 25 August 1810 in New York.1,2
Marriage*He married Mary Ann Coleman.2,3,1
(Bride's Father) Marriage17 November 1861Mary Ann and Henry Sherwood's daughter, Geraldine, and George Brockway were married on 17 November 1861 by J. S. Haldeman, Minister, at her parents' home in Erie County, Ohio.4,5,6,7
Death*2 November 1884He died on 2 November 1884 at age 742
Burial* and was buried in Crane Cemetery, Blissfield Township, Lenawee County, Michigan.2

Family

Mary Ann Coleman b. 20 Sep 1806, d. 11 Nov 1885
Children1.Margaret Sherwood+8,1 b. 8 Aug 1833, d. 27 Mar 1900
2.Louisa A. Sherwood9 b. 1835, d. 29 Oct 1849
3.Isabell Sherwood+1,2,10 b. Oct 1837, d. 27 Jun 1906
4.Geraldine C. Sherwood6 b. 20 Aug 1841, d. 13 Aug 1919

Citations

  1. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Mary A. Sherwood, Year: 1850; Census Place: Oxford, Erie, Ohio; Roll: 676; Page: 384a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Sherwood, Memorial# 53745832. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ann (Coleman) Sherwood, Memorial# 54576912.
  4. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Geraldine Sherwood and George Brockway on 17 November 1861 in Erie County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000954128. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  5. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage license of Geraldine Sherwood and George Brockway issued on 15 November 1861 in Erie County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000954125.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Geraldine C. (Sherwood) Brockway, Memorial# 53765183.
  7. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Corp George Washington Brockway, Memorial# 20834640.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Strong, Memorial# 20834597.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa A Sherwood, Memorial# 120193752.
  10. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Belle B Edwards, Memorial# 13464316.

Isabell Sherwood1

b. October 1837, d. 27 June 1906
Father*Henry Sherwood2,3,4 b. 25 Aug 1810, d. 2 Nov 1884
Mother*Mary Ann Coleman5,4,2 b. 20 Sep 1806, d. 11 Nov 1885
Birth*October 1837Isabell Sherwood was probably born in October 1837 in Ohio.6,7,8
Name VariationShe was called Belle, which was spelled in some records as "Bell."4,7
Marriage*25 January 1857She married Aldin Edwards on 25 January 1857 in Erie County, Ohio. They were married at the home of her parents by G. H. Brown, Minister.1,4,9
Census US 1860*11 July 1860Bell B. and Aldin Edwards, who was recorded with only the initial "A" as his first name, were enumerated on the 1860 census taken on 11 July 1860 in Sandusky, Erie County, Ohio. Aldin was 31 years of age and a Liquor Dealer with real estate valued at $1,600 and a personal estate valued at $1,100, and Bell was 22 years of age. Their son, Harrie, was one year old.10
Census US 1870*23 June 1870Odd and Odd Edwards were enumerated on the 1870 census taken on 23 June 1870 as boarding residents of a hotel in Tippecanoe, Miami County, Ohio. Odd was 42 years of age and a Wine Rectifier with real estate valued at $3,000 and a personal estate valued at $2,000, and Belle was 35 years of age.11
Residence-2nd Home*between 1880 and 1890While Belle and Odd Edwards maintained their primary residence in Denver, they also had a residence, and owned and operated rental properties and businesses, in Leadville, Lake County, Colorado. Odd was listed in the City Directories for Leadville from 1880 through 1890. During that time period, the names of married women were seldom included in city directories, so while his wife, Belle, was often with him in Leadville, only Odd Edward's name was listed. In 1880 they lived at 431 E. 5th, and in 1881 at 523 E. 6th. From 1882 through 1890 both their home and business address was 514 E. 6th. No occupation was reported for Odd in 1880; he was an engineer in 1881 and 1882; and from 1883 through 1890 he operated a confectionery, a stationery and a news depot, all from 514 E. 6th.12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22
Illness*9 November 1890Odd had been ill when the Leadville newspaper reported, on 7 September 1890, that she was recovering from her recent illness. Then, on 9 November 1890, the newspaper reported that Mrs. Odd Edwards had recovered enough from her recent illness to be around again.23,24
Residence-2nd Home1891 From 1891 through 1895, both Odd and his wife, Belle, were listed in the Leadville City Directories, she as Mrs. Odd Edwards. Their residence remained 514 E. 6th Street, and Belle operated their news depot business from that address and her business was also listed under "News Dealers and Stationers."25,26,27,28
Residence-2nd Home1897 Beginning in 1897, only Mrs. Odd Edwards was listed in the Leadville Directory. Her address remained 514 E. 6th and her news business grew to include drugs, cigars, and notions. She also had business listings under "Notions and Fancy Goods" in 1897 and 1898, "Cigars and Tobacco" in 1899, and "Notions and Fancy Goods" in 1900. Then, from 1897 through 1900, Lauritz Nyboe was listed in the Leadville Directories as the Manager for the businesses of Mrs. Odd Edwards at 514 E. 6th Street.29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36
Residence1897 From 1897 through 1900, Lauritz Nyboe was listed in the Leadville City Directories as the Manager for the businesses of Mrs. Odd Edwards at 514 E. 6th Street, whose news business, between those years, grew to include drugs, cigars, and notions. She also had business listings under "Notions and Fancy Goods" in 1897 and 1898, "Cigars and Tobacco" in 1899, and "Notions and Fancy Goods" in 1900.29,30,31,32,33,34,35,36
Social News*24 April 1898A visit of Mrs. Odd Edwards, identified as Mrs. Odd Edwards, to Leadville, from Denver, was reported in the Leadville newspaper on 24 April 1898. The story, under "Personal Mention", reported that Mrs. Odd Edwards had been in town for about a week. She was up from Denver looking after the store at 514 East Sixth street, and the numerous tenement houses owned by the worthy couple. Mr. Edwards remained in Denver to, as Mrs. Edwards expressed it, "water the flowers and keep the lawn sprinkled." The Edwards had a beautiful home in the Capital city and an ample where-with-all to enjoy their declining years surrounded by every luxury.37
Fire*22 May 1898 On 22 May 1898, Leadville's newspaper reported that a house owned by Mr. Mrs. Odd Edwards of Denver was destroyed by fire. The newspaper's headlines announced that "Houses Burn", followed by "Two Totally and One Partially Destroyed on East Fourth Street", and the story reported that:

Shortly before 10 o'clock the previous night, an alarm of fire was turned in and a bright blaze on East Fourth street indicated where the conflagration was raging. A cabin owned by J. E. Coumbs, the grocer, and occupied by two young men, was blazing, and the building next to it, occupied by Mrs. Moss, soon caught fire. Mrs. Moss resided at 420 East Fourth, while the cabin was at 422. Those two buildings were destroyed with nearly all their contents, while the building at 426 East Fourth, occupied by J. F. Joyce and owned by Mr. Coumbs, was badly damaged, but the furniture was nearly all saved.

The house occupied by Mrs. Moss was owned by Mr. Odd Edwards of Denver. The loss was nearly $2,000, partially covered by insurance.

The fire created considerable excitement, and in less than ten minutes a thousand people were on the scene.38
Social News7 July 1898 On 7 July 1898, Leadville's newspaper reported that Mr. Mrs. Odd Edwards was up from Denver looking after his real estate interests. Edwards said he intended to remain until water began to come out of the down-town mines.39
Census US 1900*9 June 1900Bell B. and Odd Edwards were enumerated on the 1900 census taken on 9 June 1900 at 1564 Marion Street, Denver, Arapahoe County, Colorado. Odd was 74 years of age and a Landlord, and Bell was 62 years of age. They owned their house free of mortgage, had been married for 43 years, and Bell had given birth to two children, neither of whom were living.7
(Wife) Death1 March 1902Bell became a widow when Aldin "Odd" Edwards died on 1 March 1902 at age 76.9
Will*9 November 1905Stating she was a widow of sound mind and disposing memory, Bell B. Edwards prepared and published her last will and testament dated 9 November 1905 in Denver, Colorado. She first revoked and annulled all other Wills and testamentary dispositions she had at any time made, and second bequeathed to The International Trust Company, its successors and assigns, the sum of $1,000, in trust, as she then set forth. The $1,000 was to be the first charge upon the whole of her estate and she directed the International Trust Company to invest, re-invest and keep said sum of money invested in interest bearing securities to be selected by her said trustee at its discretion, and that her said trustee was to devote the income derived therefrom to the maintenance of the vault in which her remains were to be laid away at Fairmont Cemetery, near the City of Denver. And she further directed that the key to said vault was to be always kept and retained by said Trust Company, and that the same shall never be used, nor shall said vault be unlocked after her remains were deposited there, except in cases of absolute necessity connected with the maintenance or repair of the vault.

And third, whereas her husband and children had all predeceased her, and she was alone in the world, with the exception of a sister who has ample means of her own, she gave devised and bequeathed all the rest, residue and remainder of the property, real, personal and mixed, she owned at the time of her death, wheresoever it was located or found, to the International Trust Company, its successors and assigns, in trust, with full power and authority to handle, control, manage, sell and dispose of the same; to invest, change investments and reinvest the same, and generally to deal with said property in such manner as to said trustee may seem best and most expedient for its safety, and as fully as she herself could manage, control and dispose of such property if she were living.

It was her will, and she so directed, that said trustee shall, on the first day of October, or as soon thereafter that may be convenient, of each and every year, pay the net income arising therefrom, to the First Church of Christ, Scientist of Denver, Colorado, to be by said church used and expended for the purpose of furnishing fuel to such poor families residing in the City of Denver, Colorado, as may be determined upon and selected by the Board of Directors, Managers, or the governing body for the time being, of said church. And she requested and directed that the fund shall be known as "The Mr. and Mrs. Odd Edwards Memorial Fuel Fund."

Fourth, she made, constituted and appointed The International Trust Company of this her Last Will and Testament, with the further authority to act as trustee under the provisions of this Will after its duties as executor shall have been performed. She also authorized and empowered said executor to grant, bargain and sell all or any part of her real estate at such price and upon such terms and conditions as to my said executor may seem best. And she further authorized said executor to make, execute, acknowledge and deliver good and sufficient deed or deeds of such real estate, or any portion thereof, and the purchaser or purchasers shall not be bound to see to the application of the purchase money.

She signed and sealed her name with her signature in Denver, Colorado on 9 November 1905, and signing their names as witnesses were Allan M. Culver, H. H. Brooks and Charles H. Redmond, all of Denver.

All three of the witnesses also signed their certification that the above and foregoing Will, written on two sheets of paper and each signed by the testatrix in the margin, was subscribed by the testatrix named therein, said Bell B. Edwards, at the City of Denver, State of Colorado, in the presence of each of us, all present at the same time on the day and date above written; that at the time of subscribing said Will, said Testatrix, Bell B. Edwards, did declare the same to be her Last Will and Testament, and that thereupon they, at her request and in her presence, and in the presence of each other, did subscribe their names as witnesses.40
Death*27 June 1906She died on 27 June 1906 in Denver, Denver County, Colorado, at age 6841,42,43,44,45
Burial*2 July 1906 and was buried on 2 July 1906 with her husband in the Odd Edwards Private Family Mausoleum in Block 13, Lot 66, Section ALL, of Fairmount Cemetery, Denver.41,9
Probate8 November 1906The estate of Bell B. Edwards was opened for probate on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, and, as directed by her will, The International Trust Company was appointed Executor. About four months of activity on the case had occurred, however, before the Executor was officially appointed. On 12 July 1906, when The International Trust Company filed its first petition to the court, they had not yet determined the name of the sister Bell had mentioned in her will, nor had they determined if she had left any other surviving heirs at law who needed to be notified of Bell's will and probate. The International Trust Company's Supplemental and Amended petition, dated 18 August 1906, stated that the deceased left, as her sole and only surviving heirs at law, devises and legatees, the following:

The International Trust Company, of Denver, Colorado, devisee and legatee, in trust;

First Church of Christ, Scientist, legatee in trust;

Geraldine C. Brockway, sister of deceased and now the wife of George Brockway, and residing at Blissfield, Lenawee County, State of Michigan.

Mary C. Miller, formerly Mary C. Strong, niece of deceased, now residing at Blissfield, Lenawee County, State of Michigan;

Albert Henry Strong, nephew of deceased, now residing at Toledo, Ohio.

In the same document, The International Trust Company itemized the estimated value of Bell's estate as $5,975.00 from her various properties in Denver and Leadville, Colorado, which produced an estimated $600.00 per annum from rents, issues and profits; and about $1,540.00 in cash, watches, jewelry, household goods and wearing apparel, with about $1,500.00 of that amount being in cash. With everything, The International Trust Company estimated the value of her estate to be $7,515 plus the annual income from her real estate.

For 33 consecutive days, from 27 September 1906 through 29 October 1906, the County Clerk for the City and County of Denver published a "Notice to Non-Resident Heirs at Law" in the Daily Journal of Denver which sent greetings from the people of the state of Colorado to Geraldine C. Brockway, sister of deceased and now the wife of George Brockway, and residing at Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan; Mary C. Miller, formerly Mary C. Strong, niece of deceased, now residing at Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan and Albert Henry Strong, nephew of deceased, residing at Toledo, Ohio. The notice reviewed the contents of the Will and estimated value of the estate of their relative, Bell B. Edwards, and directed each or all to appear in the County Court of Denver on Monday, 29 October 1906 to show cause if they have, or may have reason not to open probate as directed by the Will. The probate documents do not indicate any of them appeared.

On 6 December 1906, the court appointed Allan M. Culver, George S. Van Law and John C. Gallup, all of the City and County of Denver, to inventory, value and appraise the goods, chattels and personal estate of Bell B. Edwards, deceased. Their inventory, valued at $601.80, was submitted on 15 December 1906 and approved by the court on 18 December 1906. The court approved the Executor's request, on 16 January 1907, to sell at private sale or sales, all the goods and chattels of said testatrix mentioned and described in the Appraisement Bill on file herein, for cash in hand, at not less than the appraised value of each article therein mentioned.46,42,43,47,48,49
Estate* The total value of Bell's estate, after expenses, and before taxes, was $7,955.78, which in 2022 would be worth about $263,440. In a document titled "Inheritance Tax", the County Court for the City and County of Denver, Colorado, in the matter of the Estate of Bell B. Edwards, deceased, who died on 27 June 1906, ordered, adjudged and decreed that the gross value of said estate was fixed at $7,955.78, which said amount was subject to a deduction of $758.08, leaving for distribution to the heirs at law of said deceased the sum of $7,197.70, as follows:

The International Trust Company, $1,000 in trust, with a cash value of $1,000, taxable at 3% for $3.70 plus interest of $3.70, for a total tax of $33.70; and the First Church of Christ Scientist (in the hands of The International Trust Company, in trust), money and real estate, with a cash value of $6,197.70, taxable at 3% for $185.93 plus interest of $22.80, for a total tax of $208.73.

The International Trust Company paid the full tax amount of $242.43, for both heirs at law, on 13 July 1908.44,45

Family

Aldin Edwards b. Oct 1825, d. 1 Mar 1902
Child1.Harrie Edwards10 b. 1859

Citations

  1. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Isabell Sherwood and Aldin Edwards on 25 January 1857 in Erie County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000954128. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Mary A. Sherwood, Year: 1850; Census Place: Oxford, Erie, Ohio; Roll: 676; Page: 384a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Henry Sherwood, Memorial# 53745832. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Belle B Edwards, Memorial# 13464316.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Mary Ann (Coleman) Sherwood, Memorial# 54576912.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Mary A. Sherwood, Year: 1850; Census Place: Oxford, Erie, Ohio; Roll: 676; Page: 384a, estimating the year of Isabell's birth as 1837.
  7. [S34] 1900 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Odd and Bell B. Edwards, Year: 1900; Census Place: Denver, Arapahoe, Colorado; Roll: 118; Page: 9; Enumeration District: 0062; FHL microfilm: 1240118, reporting Bell's date of birth as October 1837. Hereinafter cited as 1900 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Belle B Edwards, Memorial# 13464316, recording her year of birth as 1832.
  9. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Aldin “Odd” Edwards, Memorial# 13464336.
  10. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of A. and Bell B. Edwards, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Sandusky, Erie, Ohio; Roll: M653_958; Page: 98; Family History Library Film: 803958. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  11. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, enumeration of Odd and Belle B. Edwards in a hotel, Year: 1870; Census Place: Tippecanoe, Miami, Ohio; Roll: M593_1244; Page: 388A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.
  12. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories. (The original set of Leadville City Directories were published for years 1879-1918 (no directories were printed in 1893 or 1896). The 1879 Leadville City Directory also lists the surrounding cities of Kokomo, Malta, and Carbonateville); online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1880, page 140, Odd Edwards, residence 431 E. 5th. Hereinafter cited as Leadville (Colorado) City Directories.
  13. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1881, page 124, Odd Edwards, engineer, residence 523 E. 6th.
  14. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1882, page 123, Odd Edwards, engineer, residence 514 E. 6th.
  15. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1883, page 117, Odd Edwards, stationery and confectionery, 514 E. 6th.
  16. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1884, page 108, Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th.
  17. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1885, page 108, Odd Edwards, confectionery, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 258 under "Fruits and Confectionery", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  18. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1886, page 112, Odd Edwards, confectionery, residence 514 E. 6th, also on page 277 under "Fruits and Confectionery", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th, and on page 286 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  19. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1887, page 115, Odd Edwards, stationery, 514 E. 6th.
  20. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1888, page 113, Odd Edwards, confectioner, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 277 under "Fruits and Confectionery", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th and on page 286 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  21. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1889, page 112 Odd Edwards, confectioner, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 273 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  22. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1890, page 112 Odd Edwards, confectioner, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 269 under "Fruits and Confectionery", Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  23. [S2474] Belle Edwards November 1890 Leadville Illness Recovery Personal Mention, online at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection website at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, which we accessed initially from the Lake County Public Library website at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/home, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Sunday, 9 November 1890, page 4, Personal Mention, Mrs. Odd Edwards recovered enough from her illness to be around again, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/. Hereinafter cited as Belle Edwards November 1890 Leadville Illness Recovery Personal Mention.
  24. [S2474] Belle Edwards November 1890 Leadville Illness Recovery Personal Mention, online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Sunday, 7 September 1890, page 3, Personal Mention, Mrs. Odd Edwards recovering from recent illness, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/
  25. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1891, page 111, Odd Edwards, residence 514 E. 6th and Mrs. Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 278 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 614 E. 6th; (we note it should probably have read 514 E. 6th).
  26. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1892, page 113, Odd Edwards, residence 514 E. 6th and Mrs. Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 290 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  27. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1894, page 109, Odd Edwards, residence 514 E. 6th and Mrs. Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 281 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  28. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1895, page 113, Odd Edwards, residence 514 E. 6th and Mrs. Odd Edwards, news depot, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 297 under "News Dealers and Stationers", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  29. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1897, page 121, only Mrs. Odd Edwards, drugs, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 316 under "Notions and Fancy Goods", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  30. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1897, page 222, Lawrence Nyboe, manager for Mrs. O. Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  31. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1898, page 118, only Mrs. Odd Edwards, drugs, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 306 under "Notions and Fancy Goods", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  32. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1898, page 215, Lauritz Nyboe, manager for Mrs. O. Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  33. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1899, page 127, only Mrs. Odd Edwards, cigars, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 321 under "Cigars and Tobacco", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  34. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1899, page 237, Lauritz Nyboe, manager for Mrs. O. Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  35. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1900, page 137, only Mrs. Odd Edwards, notions, 514 E. 6th, and also on page 372 under "Notions and Fancy Goods", Mrs. Odd Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  36. [S2470] Leadville (Colorado) City Directories, online at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/localhistory/…, 1900, page 261, Lauritz Nyboe, manager for Mrs. O. Edwards, 514 E. 6th.
  37. [S2473] Belle Edwards April 1898 Leadville Personal Mention, online at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection website at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, which we accessed initially from the Lake County Public Library website at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/home, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Sunday, 24 April 1898, page 6, Personal Mention, Mrs. Odd Edwards, up from Denver in Leadville to look after store at 514 East Sixth street and the couple's numerous tenement houses, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/. Hereinafter cited as Belle Edwards April 1898 Leadville Personal Mention.
  38. [S2472] Odd Edwards May 1898 Leadville Property Fire, online at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection website at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, which we accessed initially from the Lake County Public Library website at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/home, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Sunday, 22 May 1898, page 5, headlines "Houses Burn", followed by "Two Totally and One Partially Destroyed on East Fourth Street", one house owned by Mr. Odd Edwards of Denver, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/. Hereinafter cited as May 1898 Leadville Property Fire.
  39. [S2471] Odd Edwards July 1898 Leadville Personal Mention, online at the Colorado Historic Newspapers Collection website at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org, which we accessed initially from the Lake County Public Library website at https://lakecountypubliclibrary.org/home, The Herald Democrat, Leadville, Colorado, Thursday, 7 July 1898, page 6, Personal Mention, Mr. Odd Edwards, up from Denver, in Leadville, viewed online at https://www.coloradohistoricnewspapers.org/. Hereinafter cited as Odd Edwards July 1898 Leadville Personal Mention.
  40. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, will of Bell B. Edwards dated 9 November 1905 at Denver Colorado, image# 1398-1400 of 1606. Hereinafter cited as Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974.
  41. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Belle B Edwards, Memorial# 13464316, recording her date of death as 2 July 1906, which we believe was more likely her burial date.
  42. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the first Petition of The International Trust Company for probate of Will and Letters of Testamentary dated 12 July 1906, image# 1385-1387 of 1606.
  43. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the Supplemental and Amended Petition of The International Trust Company for probate of Will and Letters of Testamentary dated 18 August 1906, image# 1388-1391 of 1606.
  44. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from Inheritance Tax dated 13 July 1908, image# 1464 of 1606.
  45. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from Receipt for Inheritance Tax dated 13 July 1908, image# 1468 of 1606.
  46. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, appointment of Executor, image# 1402 of 1606.
  47. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the "Notice to Non-Resident Heirs at Law" dated 29 October 1906, image# 1480 of 1606.
  48. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the "Warrant to Appraisers", Inventory and Appraisement Bill dated 6-18 December 1906, image# 1432-1435 of 1606.
  49. [S2484] Colorado, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1875-1974, online at www.ancestry.com, probate for the estate of Bell B Edwards opened on 8 November 1906 in Denver, Colorado, USA, inferred date and place of death, 1906 in Colorado, referencing Case Number 10243, Probate Cases 10203-10247, 1906, Probate Records, 1900-1946; Author: Denver County (Colorado). Clerk of the County Court; Probate Place: Denver, Colorado, citing Ancestry online image# 1383 through 1500 of 1606, from the Petition to Sell Goods and Chattels of Testatrix" dated 16 January 1907, image# 1436-1438 of 1606.

Louisa A. Sherwood1

b. 1835, d. 29 October 1849
Father*Henry Sherwood1 b. 25 Aug 1810, d. 2 Nov 1884
Mother*Mary Ann Coleman1 b. 20 Sep 1806, d. 11 Nov 1885
Birth*1835Louisa A. Sherwood was born about 18351
Death*29 October 1849 and died on 29 October 1849 at about age 14.1
Burial*She was buried in Crane Cemetery, Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan.1

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Louisa A Sherwood, Memorial# 120193752. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.

Margaret Sherwood1

b. 8 August 1833, d. 27 March 1900
Father*Henry Sherwood1,2 b. 25 Aug 1810, d. 2 Nov 1884
Mother*Mary Ann Coleman1,2 b. 20 Sep 1806, d. 11 Nov 1885
Birth*8 August 1833Margaret Sherwood was born about 8 August 1833 in New York.2,1
Marriage*25 March 1858She married, as his second wife, Andrew Strong on 25 March 1858 in Maryville, Erie County, Ohio. They were married by a Minister of the Gospel.1,3,4
(Wife) Death27 November 1870Margaret became a widow when Andrew Strong died on 27 November 1870 at the age of 56 years, 7 months and 9 days.3
Death*27 March 1900She died on 27 March 1900 at the age of 66 years, 7 months and 19 days1
Burial* and was buried with her husband in Crane Cemetery, Blissfield, Lenawee County, Michigan.1,3

Family

Andrew Strong b. 18 Apr 1814, d. 27 Nov 1870
Children1.Darwin Jay Strong5 b. 1860, d. 20 Jun 1896
2.Mary Strong+6 b. Nov 1861, d. bt 1900 - 1910
3.Albert Strong6 b. 1867

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret Strong, Memorial# 20834597. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Henry and Mary A. Sherwood, Year: 1850; Census Place: Oxford, Erie, Ohio; Roll: 676; Page: 384a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Andrew Strong, Memorial# 20834578.
  4. [S1576] Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Margaret Sherwood and Andrew Strong on 25 March 1858 in Maryville, Erie County, Ohio, USA, referencing FHL Film# 000954128. Hereinafter cited as Ohio, County Marriage Records, 1774-1993.
  5. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Darwin Jay Strong, Memorial# 20834611.
  6. [S37] 1870 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Andrew and Margaret Strong, (transcribed by Ancestry as "Thong"), Year: 1870; Census Place: Blissfield, Lenawee, Michigan; Roll: M593_685; Page: 129A. Hereinafter cited as 1870 United States Federal Census.

Engra Agnes Shields1,2

b. 10 July 1821, d. 26 July 1867
Father*John Shields3
Birth*10 July 1821Engra Agnes Shields was born, as calculated from her reported age at death, on 10 July 1821 in Lewis County, West Virginia.3
Name VariationShe was called Ingry.2
Research Notes*Her husband's first four children, Sarah Jane Conrad, Marcellus Conrad, Margaret Ann Conrad and Phebe Conrad, were born before he and Engra married, so it is very likely he had a first wife we have not yet identified.4
Marriage*16 July 1843She married, as his second wife, Lemuel Lemon Conrad, son of Daniel Conrad and Margaret Shields, on 16 July 1843 in Braxton County, Virginia.1,2,3,5
Census US 1850*26 August 1850Engra and Lemuel Conrad were enumerated on the 1850 census taken on 26 August 1850 in District 4, Braxton County, Virginia. Lemuel was 30 years of age and a farmer, and Engra was age 29. Neither was able to read or write. Seven children were enumerated with them in 1850. Sarah Jane, Marcellus, and Margaret Ann, believed to have been the children of Lemuel and his first wife, were ages 12, 10, and 8 years, respectively, and had all attended school within the census year; Phebe, also believed to have been the daughter of Lemuel and his first wife, was 7 years old. The three youngest, Amanda, Daniel and Eda, are believed to have been the couple's children. Amanda and Daniel were ages 6 and 2 years, respectively, and baby Eda was 5 months old. Lemuel's brother, Chrisman Conrad, was enumerated with his wife, children and extended family members in the next previous household on the same census page.4,6
Death*26 July 1867She died on 26 July 1867 in Braxton County, West Virginia, at the age of 46 years and 16 days.3

Family

Lemuel Lemon Conrad b. 1820
Children1.Amanda Conrad4 b. 1844
2.Daniel Conrad4 b. 1848
3.Eda Conrad4 b. 1850
4.Lorenz Conrad7 b. 1851
5.Spaulding Conrad1,2 b. 1853, d. 31 Mar 1937
6.William Conrad7 b. 1854
7.Rhea Conrad7 b. 1855
8.Mary Conrad7 b. 1855
9.Matilda Conrad7 b. 1858
10.John Conrad7 b. 1859
11.Marcella Conrad7 b. 1859
12.Archibald Conrad8 b. 31 Mar 1865

Citations

  1. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Spaulding Conrad on 31 March 1937 in Heaters, Braxton County, West Virginia, age 78, born about 1859 in West Virginia, son of Lemon Conrad and Engra Shields, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Spaulding Conrad, Memorial# 205490771. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  3. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Engra Conrad on 26 July 1867 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 46 years 16 days, occupation farmer's wife, married to Lemuel Conrad, born about 1821 in Lewis County, West Virginia, daughter of John Shields and Eve, referencing FHL Film# 572705.
  4. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lemuel and "Engry" Conrad, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Pages: 192b-193a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  5. [S1404] Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of Ingry Shields and Lemuel Conrad on 16 July 1843 in Braxton County, Virginia, USA, referencing Dodd, Jordan R., et al.; Early American Marriages: Virginia to 1850; Publication Place: Bountiful, UT, USA; Publisher: Precision Indexing Publishers. Hereinafter cited as Virginia, U.S., Compiled Marriages, 1740-1850.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Chrisman and Elizabeth Conrad, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 192b.
  7. [S18] 1860 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lemuel and "Engry" Conrad, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M653; Residence Date: 1860; Home in 1860: Braxton, Virginia; Roll: M653_1336; Pages: 413-414; Family History Library Film: 805336. Hereinafter cited as 1860 United States Federal Census.
  8. [S2522] West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938, online at www.ancestry.com, birth of Archibald Conrad on 31 March 1865 in Braxton County, West Virginia, son of Lemuel Conrad and Engra Conrad, referencing FHL Film# 573797. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Births Index, 1804-1938.

John Shields1

Family

Child1.Engra Agnes Shields+1 b. 10 Jul 1821, d. 26 Jul 1867

Citations

  1. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Engra Conrad on 26 July 1867 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 46 years 16 days, occupation farmer's wife, married to Lemuel Conrad, born about 1821 in Lewis County, West Virginia, daughter of John Shields and Eve, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.

Margaret Shields1

b. 1794, d. 11 November 1862
Birth*1794Margaret Shields was born about 1794 in Pendleton County, Virginia.1
Marriage*She married Daniel Conrad.1,2
(Wife) DeathAugust 1853Margaret became a widow when Daniel Conrad died in August 1853 at age 72.2
Death*11 November 1862She died on 11 November 1862 in Orlando, Lewis County, Virginia, at about age 681
Burial* and was buried in Orlando Cemetery, Orlando.2

Family

Daniel Conrad b. Apr 1781, d. Aug 1853
Children1.Chrisman Conrad+1,3,4 b. 1812, d. 21 May 1879
2.Lemuel Lemon Conrad+3,4,5,6,1,2 b. 1820

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, Margaret (Shields) Conrad, Memorial# 134875578. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Daniel Conrad, Memorial# 161944154.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Christman Conrad, Memorial# 95403744.
  4. [S1386] West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973, online at www.ancestry.com, death of Chrismond Conrad on 21 May 1879 in Braxton County, West Virginia, age 69, farmer, wife's name Elizabeth, born about 1810 in Braxton County, Virginia, son of Daniel Conrad and Margaret Conrad, referencing FHL Film# 572705. Hereinafter cited as West Virginia, U.S., Deaths Index, 1853-1973.
  5. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Lemuel and "Engry" Conrad, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Pages: 192b-193a. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.
  6. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of Chrisman and Elizabeth Conrad, The National Archives in Washington D.C.; Record Group: Records of the Bureau of the Census; Record Group Number: 29; Series Number: M432; Residence Date: 1850; Home in 1850: District 4, Braxton, Virginia; Roll: 937; Page: 192b.

Robert Forster Shields

(Heir) Will21 September 1766John Hinds of Kilmainham, County Cavan, Ireland, left a will dated 21 September 1766 and proven on 7 Feb 1769 naming the following beneficiaries: Mary (Hinds) Stephens, Mary (Hinds) Clarke, Ralph Clarke, Mary Anne Clarke, Catherine (Clarke) Stephens, Anthony Clarke, Walter Hinds, John Hinds, Thomas Hinds, William Hinds, Margaret Hinds, Richard Booth, George Hinds, Thomas Hinds, Ralph Hinds, John Hinds, Margaret Latterton, William Latterton, Mary Latterton, George Grahams, Robert Forster Shields and Jane Trimble. Robert Forster Shields received the sum of five pounds sterling.1

Citations

  1. [S342] John Hinds will (21 Sep 1766), Copy of the Last Will and Testament of John Hinds, late of Kilmainham (County Meath), proven 7 Feb 1769, National Archives of Ireland, Dublin, Ireland. Hereinafter cited as Will of John Hinds, proven 1769.

Mary E. Shillato1

b. 1832
Birth*1832Mary E. Shillato was born about 1832 in Pennsylvania.2
Marriage*1 January 1850She married, as his second wife, James Laughlin, son of Alexander Laughlin and Barbara Kinder, on 1 January 1850 in Madison County, Illinois.1
Census US 1850*22 October 1850Mary and James Laughlin appeared on the 1850 census in Township 3 N R 10 W, Madison County, Illinois. The census takers were required in 1850 to record the names of each person who had been residing in each household on the first of June 1850 regardless of the actual date the census was taken. For the Laughlin household, the census that year was taken on 22 October 1850, after James's son John Westly had died. The census recorded James as 33 years of age and a farmer with real estate valued at $3,000. His wife Mary was 18 years old and John W. had been 10 on 1 June. Also recorded as living in the household in 1850 was Elisha Beel who was 23 years old and a laborer.2

Family

James Laughlin b. 1817

Citations

  1. [S1701] Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of James Laughlin and Mary E. Shillato on 1 January 1850 in Madison County. Hereinafter cited as Illinois, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1800-1940.
  2. [S17] 1850 United States Federal Census, online at www.ancestry.com, household of James Laughlin, Township 3 N R 10 W, Madison, Illinois; Roll: M432_119; Page: 539B; Image: 419. Hereinafter cited as 1850 United States Federal Census.

John Elmer Shinkle1

b. 7 March 1870, d. 7 November 1956
Father*John J. Shinkle2,1 b. 11 Nov 1831, d. 11 Mar 1924
Mother*Sarah A. Barnes3,1 b. 9 May 1831, d. 9 Apr 1910
Birth*7 March 1870John Elmer Shinkle was born on 7 March 1870 in Linn County, Kansas.1
Marriage*4 July 1892He married first, as her first husband, Nellie G. Smith, daughter of Asa Smith and Mary A. Bolton, on 4 July 1892 in Linn County, Kansas.4,1,5
Marriage*23 September 1922He married second, as her second husband, Claudia M. Keeler on 23 September 1922 in Garden City, Finney County, Kansas.1,6,7
Death*7 November 1956He died on 7 November 1956 at age 861
Burial* and was buried in Elm Grove Cadmus Cemetery, Cadmus, Linn County.1

Family 1

Nellie G. Smith b. 4 Dec 1870, d. 11 Nov 1963

Family 2

Claudia M. Keeler b. 1877, d. 1971

Citations

  1. [S748] Find a Grave website, which often provides cemetery and tombstone photos, and sometimes personal biographies, that may be obtained from the site, online at www.findagrave.com, John Elmer Shinkle, Memorial# 98336973. Hereinafter cited as Find a Grave website.
  2. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, John J. Shinkle, Memorial# 41078264.
  3. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Sarah A. (Barnes) Shinkle, Memorial# 41078318.
  4. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Nellie G. (Smith) Millyard, Memorial# 50348833.
  5. [S2173] Kansas, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1811-1911, online at www.newspapers.com, marriage on 4 July 1892 in Linn County, Kansas, USA of Nella Smith of Cadmus, age 20, born about 1872, and Elmer Shinkle of Cadmus, age 22, born about 1870, citing Film# 001521456. Hereinafter cited as Kansas, U.S., County Marriage Records, 1811-1911.
  6. [S748] Find a Grave website, online at www.findagrave.com, Claudia Mae (Keeler) Sawyer Shinkle, Memorial# 80328739.
  7. [S2161] U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current, online at www.ancestry.com, marriage of John E. Shinkle and Claudia M Sawyer on 23 September 1922 at Garden City, Kansas, referencing The Garden City Telegram, published on Thursday, 28 September 1922 in Garden City, Kansas, USA, citing https://www.newspapers.com/image/165486048/,0.8556755,0.44154173,0.9152614&xid=3398. Hereinafter cited as U.S., Newspapers.com Marriage Index, 1800s-current.