Adelaide Augusta Sherman

7 July 1841–22 November 1911 (Age 70)
Castile, Wyoming, New York, United States

The Life of Adelaide Augusta

When Adelaide Augusta Sherman was born on 7 July 1841, in Castile, Wyoming, New York, United States, her father, Rowland Hall Sherman, was 38 and her mother, Amelia Warren, was 23. She married Benjamin Franklin Reid on 18 December 1856, in Rushford, Rushford, Allegany, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. She lived in Warsaw, Wyoming, New York, United States in 1875 and Perry, Wyoming, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died on 22 November 1911, in Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

Moses W Nichols
Adelaide Augusta Sherman
Marriage: about 1859
Jennie Nichols
Willard Attwell Nichols
Ruth Nicholes
Mable Nicholes
Grace Nichols

Spouse and Children

about 1859
Wyoming, New York, United States


    Jennie Nichols


    Willard Attwell Nichols


    Ruth Nicholes


    Mable Nicholes


    Grace Nichols


Parents and Siblings



    George Franklin Sherman



    Louis P Sherman


    Alice Sherman


    Henry David Sherman


World Events (8)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · State Capital Moves to Lansing

Age 7

Detroit fought to maintain the Capitol within its jurisdiction, but communities in the growing western part of the state had reasons for wanting a move inland. This move would make the Capitol more easily defensible in case of another war between the British and the U.S. like that of the War of 1812. Proponents of moving the capitol also sought to make the government more accessible to the people throughout the state. Construction began in 1847 on a temporary state capitol building in Lansing. It was a simple two-story wood frame structure, painted white with green wooden shutters and topped by a tin cupola. The building was sold when the permanent capitol building opened in 1879 and, like the first capitol, it was later destroyed by a fire in 1882.

Age 22

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)

  • Adelade Nichols in household of Abner Cory, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adelaide Nichols in household of Moses W Nichols, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Adelaide J Nicholas, "United States Census, 1920"

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