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Descendants of John Sherman



Generation No. 1


1.  JOHN2 SHERMAN  (JOHN1) was born 09 Apr 1782.  He married MARY DEPUY. 


Children of JOHN SHERMAN and MARY DEPUY are:

2.           i.     JACOB E.3 SHERMAN, b. 1830, Ulster County, NY; d. 1909, Ulster County, NY.

             ii.     RICHARD SHERMAN, b. 1819; d. 1854; m. MARGARET; b. 1818; d. 1897.

            iii.     ABRAHAM SHERMAN, b. 1826; d. 30 Apr 1867.

            iv.     DAVID SHERMAN, b. 1828.

             v.     LEWIS SHERMAN, b. 1828.



Canal Boatman


            vi.     SIMON SHERMAN, b. Jun 1833.



Canal boatman


           vii.     SARAH SHERMAN, b. 1836.

          viii.     JOSEPH SHERMAN, b. Feb 1837.

            ix.     JOHN R. SHERMAN, b. 1840.


Notes for JOHN R. SHERMAN:

Lock Tender on the Canal



Generation No. 2


2.  JACOB E.3 SHERMAN (JOHN2, JOHN1)1 was born 1830 in Ulster County, NY, and died 1909 in Ulster County, NY.  He married JANE E. DE GROODT 1860, daughter of JOSEPH DE GROODT and SUSAN.  She was born Feb 1836 in New Paltz, Ulster County, NY, and died 1909.





Canal boatman



              i.     STEPHEN4 SHERMAN, b. 1868.

             ii.     CATHERINE A. SHERMAN, b. 1862.

            iii.     DANIEL SHERMAN, b. 1860; d. Bef. 1880.

            iv.     JONAH SHERMAN, b. Feb 1863.

3.          v.     ELLA SHERMAN, b. 17 Nov 1866; d. 14 Aug 1939, Ellenville, NY.

            vi.     WEBSTER SHERMAN, b. Mar 1871.

           vii.     MARTHA SHERMAN, b. 1875.



Generation No. 3


3.  ELLA4 SHERMAN (JACOB E.3, JOHN2, JOHN1)2,3,4,5,6 was born 17 Nov 1866, and died 14 Aug 1939 in Ellenville, Ny7.  She married VIRGIL AVERY8 01 Jan 1885 in First Dutch Reformed Church, Town of Rochester, Ulster County, NY, son of JOSEPH AVERY and MARY DAVIS.  He was born 1859 in Krumville, Town of Olive, Ulster County, New York, and died 02 Oct 1930 in Ellenville, Ny9.



Virgil was working at the Napanoch Paper Mill in 1920 at the ago of 61


Marriage Notes for ELLA SHERMAN and VIRGIL AVERY:

Batch no. M507521 1838-1885, Source Call no. 0529190, 0529191, film.


Children of ELLA SHERMAN and VIRGIL AVERY are:

              i.     MARTHA5 AVERY, b. 1891; d. Aug 1974, Nassau County, NY; m. IRWIN BERGER; b. 1874.

             ii.     EVELYN (LENA) AVERY, b. 1895; m. PENNY.

            iii.     TESSA AVERY, b. 29 Nov 1896; d. May 1980, Napanoch, NY; m. HENRY MILLER.

            iv.     HARRY (TIM) AVERY, b. 14 Dec 1902; d. Jul 1975, Ulster County, NY.

             v.     EDWARD AVERY, b. 27 Mar 1905; d. May 1974, Atascadero, San Luis Obispo, CA.

            vi.     ELMER AVERY, b. 27 Mar 1905; d. 31 May 1988, Napanoch, NY; m. (1) HELEN SCARSFAVA; m. (2) DORIS BRASSET.

           vii.     CECIL AVERY, b. 05 Mar 1909, Kerhonkson, Ulster County,  New York; d. 18 Jan 1984, Ellenville, Ulster County, NY; m. (1) HELEN MAE BENNETT; b. 04 Oct 1929, Ellenville, Ulster County, NY; m. (2) ELIZABETH RUTSKI.






1.  1850 Ulster County NY Census, Jacob's last name is shown as Shearman.  He appears to be living in the home of his brother Richard Shearman, a shoemaker.  Jacob's occupation is listed as "canal".  Richard and Jacob's younger brother Lewis is also listed in the household.   Lewis' occupation is also "canal".

2.  Ellenville Journal 8/17/1939.

3.  1880 Census, In the 1880 Census, Ella's name is shown as Alice.

4.  1870 Ulster County NY Census, In 1870 Census Ella's name is shown as Ellen.

5.  Records of First Reformed Dutch Church, Accord, Town of Rochester, Ulster County, NY, Church Marriage  records from 1885 show Virgil (of Olive [Town of Olive?]) and "Mary E."  Sherman (of Kerhonkson) being married on January 1st of that year.

6.  1910 Ulster County NY Census, 1910 Census shows Ella's name as "Mary E."

7.  Information from Tessa Miller Avery's bible.

8.  1880 Census, Virgil was living in the home of David E. Woolsey in Hurley, Ulster County NY.  He was employed as a farm Larborer on Mr. Woolsey's farm.

9.  Shirley Miller, Dau of Tessa Miller Avery.




The Last will and testament of Jacob Sherman:


         At a surrogate’s court held in and for the county of Ulster, at the surrogate’s office, in the city of Kingston, in said County on the 19th day of July 1901.

       Present-Hon. Walter N. Gill, Surrogate.


The last will and testament of Jacob E. Sherman late of the town of Wawarsing, Ulster County, New York, deceased, was admitted to probate and proved, as a last will of real and personal estate, which together with the proofs in relation thereto is as follows:


I, Jacob E. Sherman of the Town of Wawarsing in the County of Ulster and the state of New York being of sound mind and memory, do make, ordain, publish and declare this to be my last will and testament, that is to say:


First: after all my lawful debts are paid and discharged, I give, devise and bequeath to my daughter Ellie, wife of Vigil Avery six acres of land our of my homestead farm, the said six acres to be located on the westerly side of the Kingston road and on the northerly side of the lands of James Morris. Said lot to be fifteen rods wide on the Kingston road and running back of uniform width along the line of said James Morris far enough to make six acres of land after deducting therefrom the burying ground, to have and to hold the same to the said Ellie Avery free and clear of all liens and encumbrances for and during the term of her natural life and after her decease I do give and devise the said six acres of land to my four children, Catherine A Sherman, Jonas Sherman, Webster Sherman and Martha Sherman to have and to hold the same to may said children Catherine A., Jonas, Webster, and Martha their heirs and assigns forever share and share alike.


Second:  I do give and devise to my son Stephen Sherman who is in poor health four acres of land out of my homestead farm on the northerly side and adjoining the six acre lot above to my daughter Ellie to be laid out ten rods wide on the Kingston road and running back sixty-four rods of uniform width, to have and to hold the same to my said son Stephen so long as he may live or remain of sound mind, and after his death or after he shall be declared insane by any court or judge having jurisdiction thereof then I do give and devise the said four acres of land herein to my said son Stephen to my four children, Catherine A., Jonas, Webster, and Martha.



*****It is unknown what became of this land.  Ella and Virgil did not keep it.  The 1910, 20, and 30 censuses all show Virgil and Ella renting.  In 1910 they were in Napanoch "settlement" according to the census.  I do not know what part of Napanoch that is or if it refers to ALL of Napanoch. ---- If anyone had any info on this please email me ----- In 1920 they are living in Ellenville on Main Street and in 1930 they are still living in Ellenville but have moved to Clinton Ave.


     It is possible that the land went to the four siblings of Ella, as stated in the will.  It might be possible to find out by doing a records search in Kingston.  Unfortunately those records are not online and as I do not live in the area I cannot do a physical search of the records.


*****It is now known that Ella sold the land bequeathed to her by her father, Jacob Sherman, to her brother Jonah Sherman.