Samuel Jay Sherman

2 August 1837–13 February 1921 (Age 83)
Wilton, Wilton, Saratoga, New York, United States

The Life Summary of Samuel Jay

When Samuel Jay Sherman was born on 2 August 1837, in Wilton, Wilton, Saratoga, New York, United States, his father, Samuel Jay Sherman, was 35 and his mother, Hannah Clancy, was 37. He married Sarah Anne Haley on 15 November 1860, in San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States in 1910 and Santa Rosa Judicial Township, Sonoma, California, United States in 1920. He died on 13 February 1921, in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Samuel Jay Sherman
Sarah Anne Haley
Marriage: 15 November 1860
Mabel Caroline Sherman
Adelbert Sherman
Clancy Jay Sherman
Francis Sherman
Alice Maud Sherman
Chester T Sherman

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  • Marriage
    15 November 1860San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States
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    World Events (8)

    Age 9
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · The California Gold Rush
    Age 11
    On January 24, 1848, gold was found at Sutter’s Mill in Coloma, California, which began the California gold rush. In December of that same year, U.S. President James Polk announced the news to Congress. The news of gold lured thousands of “forty-niners” seeking fortune to California during 1849. Approximately 300,000 people relocated to California from all over the world during the gold rush years. It is estimated that the mined gold was worth tens of billions in today’s U.S. dollars. 
    Age 26
    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherman, shirman, sharman ‘shearman’.Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann ) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann .Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

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

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    Sources (13)

    • Samuel ? Shermen, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Samuel J Sherman, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
    • Samuel J Sherman, "United States Census, 1920"

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