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John A. Sherman
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Birth: Mar. 26, 1788
Virginia, USA
Death: Feb. 11, 1851
Delaware County
Ohio, USA

PARENTS WERE ADAM SHERMAN & MARY KELLER


JOHN'S FIRST WIFE WAS REBECCA GLASSCOCK. HE HAD A DAUGHTER NAMED MARIA WITH HER. HE RAN OFF WITH MARTHA HEROLD TO OHIO WHERE THEY HAD 13 CHILDREN. IT IS BELIEVED THAT HE NEVER MARRIED MARTHA. IN 1833 REBECCA DIVORCED JOHN. JOHN LEFT ALL OF HIS ESTATE TO HIS SONS ADAM & ALVA. THE OTHER CHILDREN FILED A LAWSUIT AGAINST HIM FOR THEIR SHARE BUT LOST. IN THAT SUIT MARTHA CLAIMED THAT NONE OF THE CHILDREN WERE JOHN'S BUT HERS. SHE NEVER CLAIMED WHO THEIR FATHER WAS. SHE ALSO CLAIMED THAT SHE HAD NEVER MARRIED JOHN. JOHN WAS A HARD MAN. HE BEAT THE CHILDREN, KICKED THEM OUT PERIODICALLY, WAS DRUNK MOST OF THE TIME & USED OPIUM. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Martha Harrell Sherman (1795 - 1853)
 
 Children:
  Silas Sherman (1820 - 1837)*
  Ruth Sherman (1820 - 1837)*
  GEORGE WASHINGTON SHERMAN (1827 - 1856)*
  Mary Elizabeth Sherman Gale (1840 - 1920)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
JOHN SHERMAN DIED FEB 14 1851 AGED 62 YRS 10 MOS 18 DAYS
 
Burial:
Ashley Union Cemetery
Ashley
Delaware County
Ohio, USA
 
Maintained by: Ann
Originally Created by: Kay Harrison
Record added: May 04, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 19224968
John A. Sherman
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John A. Sherman
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Added by: Harley Hoover
 
 
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MY GGGG GRANDFATHER
- Ann
 Added: Apr. 12, 2014
 
 
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