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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William Carl Lee Sherman
Margaret E Martz
Roy Ostin Sherman
Albert Armstrong Sherman
Annie Belle Sherman
William Sherman Jr

Spouse and Children



    Roy Ostin Sherman


    Albert Armstrong Sherman


    Annie Belle Sherman


    William Sherman Jr


Parents and Siblings


    Phoebe Dewitt




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World Events (8)


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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