James Sherman South

Male4 April 1810–27 May 1906

Brief Life History of James Sherman

When James Sherman South was born on 4 April 1810, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States, his father, William King South, was 50 and his mother, Catherine Daniel, was 45. He married Lucy Franklin Fuller on 20 December 1832, in Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Meriwether, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Tallapoosa, Alabama, United States in 1860. He died on 27 May 1906, in Alabama, United States, at the age of 96, and was buried in Salem United Methodist Church Cemetery, Geraldine, DeKalb, Alabama, United States.

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James Sherman South
Lucy Franklin Fuller
Marriage: 20 December 1832
Nancy A. South
Mary A. South
Narcissa Elizabeth South
James B. South
Martha Jane South
James M. South
Parmelia E. South
Reubin G. South
William Frank South
Infant South
Augustus South
Georgia A. South
Charles W. South

Sources (5)

  • James S South, "United States Census, 1850"
  • James S South in entry for D B Jones and Georgia A South, "Alabama County Marriages, 1809-1950"
  • James S South, "United States Census, 1860"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    20 December 1832Laurens, Laurens, South Carolina, United States
  • Children (13)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)


    Age 2

    War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.


    Age 17

    Historical Boundaries: 1827: Meriwether, Georgia, United States

    1835 · Treaty of New Echota

    Age 25

    A minority group of Cherokees including John Ridge, Major Ridge, Elias Boudinot, and Stand Waite, signed the Treaty of New Echota which ceded all Cherokee territory east of the Mississippi in exchange for five million dollars. The majority of Cherokees did not agree and 16,000 Cherokee signatures were gathered to protest the treaty. Boudinot and both Ridges were killed several years later by angry Cherokees for signing the treaty.

    Name Meaning

    English: from Middle English south ‘south’, denoting someone who had migrated ‘from the south’, especially someone from southern England living in the north of the country. It may also have been used as a topographic name to denote someone living in the southern part of a settlement or region. Compare Southern .

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

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