Mary Ann Sherman

1836–5 July 1921 (Age 85)
Otsego, New York, United States

The Life of Mary Ann

When Mary Ann Sherman was born in 1836, in Otsego, New York, United States, her father, Daniel Elias Sherman, was 35 and her mother, Betsy Cole, was 40. She married Jabez Gorham on 12 August 1875, in Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States. She lived in Salem Township, Allegan, Michigan, United States in 1880. She died on 5 July 1921, in Cass, Michigan, United States, at the age of 85.

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Jabez Gorham
Mary Ann Sherman
Marriage: 12 August 1875

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12 August 1875
Coldwater, Branch, Michigan, United States

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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 0

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

Age 1

Michigan is the 26th state.

Age 27

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)

  • Mary A Gorhms in household of Jabez Gorhms, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Mary A. Sherman, "Michigan Marriages, 1868-1925"
  • Mary Ann Sherman in entry for Herbert Gorham and Oakel Ford, "Michigan Marriages, 1822-1995"

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