Re: Sherman Family - Paint Rock, AL
- Thank you for your help. I will look at these closer and see how they
may fit. It's difficult to know how the pieces fit together.
A cousin has a note from Great Grandmother Sherman that
stated "Joseph Franklin Sherman was born 22 Apr 1836 in Nashville,
Davidson County,TN, died 20 Feb 1899." I can only assume he died in
Paint Rock. The family relocated to Arkansas in 1900 and his wife
Nancy was listed as a widow in the AR 1900 census.
I also wanted to ask the group, Are there any records that may have
survived in Paint Rock? The Sherman family lived there for over 20
years and it was a large family. I wonder if there are records for
Joseph Franklin Sherman (Frank?) such as voters lists, school
records, bank records, payroll records, anything to answer questions
about the kind of a man he was, what he did for a living, what crops
he grew, if he went to church, where he may be buried etc.
Thank you, Tena
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, Clay Gullatt
>that may be him.
> The only thing that I have found before 1870 is a military record
>but had members from all over TN.
> Franklin Sherman Co. B, 8 Cavalry Regiment TN
> Enlisted as PVT do date given Age 20 no date given
> Mustered 28 Feb 1864
> This was a Union Regiment and looks like it was mostly from east TN
>service records I have access to are for the Confederates.
> There may be records of his service at NARA. The only compiled
>years on the census because you do not know who is answering the
> The only census record that comes close is this.
> 1850 Dist. 4 Madison Co. TN
> Jo. Sherman 60 Farmer no birth place give
> Richard 18 TN
> David 16 TN
> Nancy 13 TN
> Joseph 9 TN.
> Unless I have an accurate birth date record I give plus or minus 5
enumerator's questions. It may have been Joseph Franklin's father who
was from England since on both the 1870 and 1880 they gave TN as
> --- On Fri, 1/2/09, ondecktm <ondecktm@...> wrote:
> From: ondecktm <ondecktm@...>
> Subject: [jacksongenealogy] Sherman Family - Paint Rock, AL
> To: email@example.com
> Date: Friday, January 2, 2009, 3:46 PM
> I was wondering if I could ask a question regarding my relatives
> Paint Rock. This question is very important to me as it is theno
> primary dead end I have been working on for years.
> I am unable to determine what happened to my Great-Grandfather,
> Joseph Franklin Sherman. I am unable to find where he came from
> before 1870 and where he went to after 1880. I find him on the 1870
> and 1880 census in Paint Rock but he disappeared from all records
> after that. His wife Nancy shows up in 1900 in Arkansas as a widow
> along with all the kids.
> I am not sure where he is buried and he leaves no trace I can find,
> no military records, no birth records, no death records. There is
> family history on him, just an old photo of him in front of thecabin
> in Paint Rock with all his kids and his wife. Grandmother said shetorn
> heard Grandpa say he was "an old Englishman". ..not much to go on
> though. Other than the two census records(1870/ 1880)and an old
> photo, there is no firm documentation about his life.Davidson
> Joseph Franklin Sherman was born 22 Apr 1836 in Nashville ,
> County , TN , and died 20 Feb 1899. (no source for this, just aI
> family rumor) He married Nancy Anne Sanders in 1869, daughter of
> William Sanders and Lucinda Cope. She was born 22 May 1849 in Mt.
> Eagle , Pelham, Grundy County , Tennessee . (as per Grandmother
> The 1870 census said they lived at:
> Township 2 Range 1, Madison , Alabama
> The 1880 census they lived at:
> Fractional T3-R3, Jackson County , AL .
> Their children were:
> Elizabeth Sherman b. Oct 1870, Madison County , Alabama .
> Dock Sherman , b. 07 Dec 1872, Madison County , Alabama
> Idella Della Sherman, b. 1874, Alabama
> Joe/Joseph Sherman , b. 22 Mar 1876, Alabama .
> Julie/July Sherman , b. 1876, Alabama
> Edmond/Ed Sherman , b. 1878, Alabama .
> John Henry Sherman, b. 17 Dec 1878 Alabama (My grandfather)
> Grover Cleveland Sherman b. 22 May 1885, Alabama .
> Charles/Charlie Sherman , b. 1889, Alabama .
> James Monroe Sherman , b. 22 May 1889
> Mollie Sherman b. Bet. 1890 - 1892
> Norma Sherman (not verified)
> Fannie Sherman (not verified)
> Viola Sherman (not verified)
> Any assistance or tips of where to look are greatly appreciated, or
> if not possible, could you advise me where to forward the question?
> have posted this question to several groups in past years but all
> remain quiet on the Sherman family
> I know this is casting a wide net, but any info on any of the other
> family members living in Paint Rock is appreciated as well. Many
> thanks in advance.
> Sincerely, Tena
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