Lois Sarah Turner

27 February 1818–4 August 1838 (Age 20)
Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States

The Life of Lois Sarah

When Lois Sarah Turner was born on 27 February 1818, in Troy, Rensselaer, New York, United States, her father, Maj. Thomas Turner Jr., was 22 and her mother, Mary Ruggles Weld, was 22. She married Watts Sherman on 26 February 1835, in Albany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons. She died on 4 August 1838, at the age of 20, and was buried in Menands, Colonie, Albany, New York, United States.

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Watts Sherman
Lois Sarah Turner
Marriage: 26 February 1835
Erastus Corning Sherman
Henry Gibson Sherman

Spouse and Children

    Watts Sherman



26 February 1835
Albany, New York, United States


    Erastus Corning Sherman


    Henry Gibson Sherman


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World Events (7)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 1

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 2

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 7

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

Name Meaning

1 English and Scottish: occupational name for a maker of objects of wood, metal, or bone by turning on a lathe, from Anglo-Norman French torner (Old French tornier, Latin tornarius, a derivative of tornus ‘lathe’). The surname may also derive from any of various other senses of Middle English turn, for example a turnspit, a translator or interpreter, or a tumbler.2 English: nickname for a fast runner, from Middle English turnen ‘to turn’ + ‘hare’.3 English: occupational name for an official in charge of a tournament, Old French tornei (in origin akin to 1).

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (2)

  • Lois Sarah Turner Sherman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Sarah Turner, "New York, Marriages, 1686-1980"

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