Samuel Jay Sherman

Brief Life History 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 4 sons and 4 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
Leora Wells
Adelbert Sherman
Clancy Jay Sherman
Francis Sherman
Alice Maud Sherman
Chester T Sherman
Morris Wells

Sources (15)

  • Samuel J Sherman, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Samuel J Sherman, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
  • Samuel J Sherman, "California Great Registers, 1866-1910"

World Events (8)


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


Historical Boundaries: 1850: Sonoma, California, United States


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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