William Carl Lee Sherman

8 March 1844–31 January 1926 (Age 81)
Muses Bottom, Jackson, West Virginia, United States

The Life of William Carl Lee

When William Carl Lee Sherman was born on 8 March 1844, in Muses Bottom, Jackson, West Virginia, United States, his father, Henry Sherman, was 55 and his mother, Phoebe Dewitt, was 33. He had at least 3 sons and 1 daughter with Margaret E Martz. He lived in Ripley, Jackson, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 31 January 1926, at the age of 81.

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Family Time Line

William Carl Lee Sherman
1844–1926
Margaret E Martz
1848–1885
Roy Ostin Sherman
1871–1931
Albert Armstrong Sherman
1873–1928
Annie Belle Sherman
1875–1940
William Sherman Jr
1883–

Spouse and Children

children

(4)

    Roy Ostin Sherman

    Male1871–1931Male

    Albert Armstrong Sherman

    Male1873–1928Male

    Annie Belle Sherman

    Female1875–1940Female

    William Sherman Jr

    Male1883–Male

Parents and Siblings

    Male1788–1865Male

    Phoebe Dewitt

    Female1810–1886Female

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1846

Age 2

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1847 · Hollywood Cemetery Established

Age 3

Hollywood Cemetery was established in 1847 in Richmond Virginia. This is where Presidents James Monroe and John Tyler are buried. During the Civil War it became the largest military interments and a large section dedicated to military burials. Jefferson Davis a well known Confederate is also buried here. Many other notable people are also buried here.
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 22

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

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 (2)

  • Wm Sherman in household of Henry Sherman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • William C Sherman in household of Henry Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"

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