Samuel Jay Sherman

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

The Life 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 5 daughters. He lived in Milpitas, Santa Clara, California, United States in 1880. 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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Family Time Line

Samuel Jay Sherman
1837–1921
Sarah Anne Haley
1843–1928
Marriage: 15 November 1860
Martha Wells
1860–
Mabel Caroline Sherman
1863–1911
Leora Wells
1868–
Adelbert Sherman
1869–1915
Clancy Jay Sherman
1871–1923
Francis Sherman
1872–
Alice Maud Sherman
1873–1901
Chester T Sherman
1875–1938
Morris Wells
1880–

Spouse and Children

    Male1837–1921Male

    Sarah Anne Haley

    Female1843–1928Female

MARRIAGE
15 November 1860
San Jose, Santa Clara, California, United States
children

(9)

    Martha Wells

    Female1860–Female

    Mabel Caroline Sherman

    Female1863–1911Female

    Leora Wells

    Female1868–Female

    Adelbert Sherman

    Male1869–1915Male

    Clancy Jay Sherman

    Male1871–1923Male

+4 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

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. 
1863

Age 26

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a sheepshearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excess nap, from Middle English shereman ‘shearer’.2 Americanized spelling of German Schuermann .3 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 (3)

  • Samuel J Sherman, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Samuel J Sherman, "California Death Index, 1905-1939"
  • Samuel J Sherman, "California Great Registers, 1866-1910"

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