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Cornelia Sherman May
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Birth: Dec. 15, 1841
Geauga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Aug. 18, 1900
Steuben County
Indiana, USA

Cornelia Sherman was born in Geauga county, Ohio, Dec. 15, 1841. In 1846, she came with her parents to Richland township, DeKalb county, Ind. At the age of 14 she confessed her faith in Christ.

In 1862 she was united in marriage to Henry Hinman. To this union was born a daughter, Mary A. Hinman. Her husband died in 1863, in Nashville, Tenn., and was buried in the southland.

In 1867 she was united in marriage to John B. May. To them were born seven children, five boys and two girls, William H., Hattie A., Olive A., James A., John A., R. Orestes and Karl A. She lived a faithful Christian life, leading all of her children, save one, to accept her Christ. Surely "She hath done what she could."

After a lingering illness she died August 18th, 1900, aged 58 years, 8 months and 3 days. She leaves a husband, eight children, nine grandchldren and a large circle of friends to mourn her departure, but we sorrow not as those who have no hope, for we believe she is enjoying a mansion and wearing a crown of righteousness which the Lord, her righteous Judge, shall give to all that love His appearing.

Funeral services were conducted at the home Aug. 20 by J. H. Stove, after which she was tenderly laid to rest in the cemetery at Hamilton.

Wednesday, August 22, 1900,
p. 8, col. 5.


Parents: Samuel & Eunice (Edic) Sherman

Married 1st: Henry Hinman on Mar. 30, 1862 in DeKalb County, Indiana.

Mary A. Hinman

Married 2nd: John Benjamin May in Feb. 1867.

William H. May
John A. May
James A. May
R. Orestes May
Karl A. May
Harriet Amelia (May) Hine
Olive A. May
Family links: 
  Samuel B Sherman (1804 - 1862)
  Eunice Edic Sherman (1806 - 1902)
  John Benjamin May (1838 - 1916)*
  William H. May (1867 - 1903)*
  Harriet Amelia May Hine (1869 - 1947)*
  Morenci Manford Sherman (1827 - 1889)*
  Henry George Sherman (1831 - 1901)*
  William Washington Sherman (1833 - 1919)*
  Christopher Sherman (1834 - 1914)*
  Sarah Elizabeth Sherman Kindell (1838 - 1869)*
  Cornelia Sherman May (1841 - 1900)
  Janette Sherman VanGuilder (1845 - 1932)*
  Olive Rebekah Sherman Pettingill (1846 - 1931)*
*Calculated relationship
Hamilton Cemetery
Steuben County
Indiana, USA
Created by: Jennifer
Record added: Mar 21, 2011
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Cornelia <i>Sherman</i> May
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Cornelia <i>Sherman</i> May
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