Art is descended from William1 "The Pilgrim"
SHERMAN (as yet unproven ties to Dedham clan). His lineage continues with:
Samuel2, Samuel3, Samuel4, Elijah5,
Isaac6, Isaac7, Daniel8, Alfred9,
Lillian10, Art11 COHAN. He was born in Mt.
Vernon, NY, grew up in Baltimore, MD and Hubbard, OH, and now lives in
Harlingen (deep south on the Gulf coast), Texas with wife Debbie and her
"zoo" of animals.
Retiring from the Marines in 1978 after a great 20-year
career in electronics, Art and his family (ex-wife and six wonderful children)
moved to Harlingen, where he spent several years teaching at a private
Today Art concentrates most of his "spare time" energies
(when not busy with Debbie or some his 13 grandchildren or six great-grandsons)
on all SHERMAN lines, not just his own.
||Divorced in 1989, he and Debbie McClure were
engaged in 1993, when she suffered a nearly fatal accident just a week
before their marriage. Debbie's resultant head injury caused a total loss
of memory, and Art fully retired to become her hubby and care-giver. As
her recovery progressed in late 1994, she began asking about her deceased
father's family - and his adventure into the world of Family History began.
Art's SHERMAN Researchers
I descend from William "The Pilgrim" Sherman, of Plymouth/Marshfield,
MA in 1632, with four (so far) Mayflower lines via female connections (Cooke,
Doty, Hopkins & Warren).
I maintain two Sherman databases (totaling over 100,000
names, so far) on FTM 4.4. These include one on my William line, and one
on the rest of the Shermans, including the other five main early Sherman
immigrants to New England (and lines of Gen. W.T. and Hon. Roger who signed
all four founding documents), and "Unknown" ancestry, where I enter all
queries I see (that I cannot find) and then try to "match up" about once
a week, for others. This second file now contains many variant spellings,
and numerous other lines of Shermans immigrating thru other ports and migrating
into the south.
I have several Sherman references, listed below, enjoy
doing lookups for others, and will xerox and send pages of most on request, gratis.
Mary Holman's "Desc. of William Sherman of Marshfield" -
Thomas T. Sherman's "Sherman Genealogies" - 1920
Charles White's "Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman and Capt.
John Sherman" - 1897
Bertha Stratton's "Trans Atlantic Shermans" - 1951
Bertha Stratton's "New Light on Henry Sherman of Dedham..(etc.)"
Bertha Stratton's "Sherman and Allied Families" - 1969
Sherman William Bear's "In Search Of Caleb" - 1978
John H. Sherman's "Sherman Directories" - 1991
Frank Dempster Sherman's "Ancestry of James Morgan
Sherman and his Descendants" - no date - privately printed (transcribed)
Marge Sherman Lutzvick's "Going to Palmyra" -
The Sherman portions of Frederick Barreda Sherman's "A New
England Heritage" - 1969
The Sherman Ancestry of Janet Hess - privately printed -
The Sherman extracts from the records of Stratford and Woodbury,
CT (from Higginsons)
Roy V. Sherman's "Some of The Descendants of Philip Shearman"
Roy V. Sherman's "New England Shermans" - 1974
Taylor Gordon's "The Man Who Built the Stone Castle" - 1929
(story of Byron Roger Sherman)
"Sherman Lines" printed privately by Kenneth Lee - 1990's
The original bible of the family of Lydia Sherman (b: 1782)
and Isaac Potter. This includes a second Potter family bible.
Charles Pomeroy Sherman's "Sherman Genealogy" - 1922
Bradford Sherman's "Genealogy of the Sherman Family" - 1916
Eldon Sherman's "Sherman Genealogy 1433-1990's - Seneca Co.,
OH" - 1997 (Vol's I & II)
"Genealogy of one branch of the Sherman Family" (Samuel to
Jotham) by Walter Booth and Hosea Northrop - 1900
Dorothy Alice (Sherman) Laison's "Sherman, Charles, Gass
-- and Allied Families" - 1967 (Sherman extracts)
"The Shermans" - compiled by Roger Sherman, Titusville, PA
"Records of the Sherman Family", David H. Sherman, Dover
Plains, NY - June 1887
TAG articles from 1870 Jan/Apr issues by Rev. David Sherman
TAG article of July 1897; Sherman Ancestry
TAG article of July/Oct. 1985 re: Tobias Makin
TAG articles of April/July 1987 re: Grace Ravens, wife of
TAG article of July 1998, Sarah Odding, wife of Philip Sherman
"Desc. of Jacob Haven Sherman & Rebecca Stebbins", Linda
Clark Stewart - 1998
"Charles & Ella Mae Sherman-Ances. & Desc." Verlene
Weber - 1995
"McGaffey/Sherman Genealogy" - The line of James Sherman,
b: 1764, who married Elizabeth Fenner - 1904
"Sherman Family History" - Harold Quentin Sherman - 1996
- a line of Shermans beginning with Jacob, b: 1748, centering in mid-Penn
Roger Sherman chapter of the “Descendants of the Signers”
by Picton Press, 2002.
SHERMAN and variant spellings index pages (about 8,000 names)
from the A.G.B.I.
- “Val’s Book”, - Valentine Sherman - 1987
** Marge's book is still available. Email her at -
- great reading for any Sherman descendant, but primarily on the Philip
In addition, I have subscriptions
to Ancestry.com, Genealogy.com, Heritage Quest, and many libraries that
have on-line resources. I am gradually pouring through them and entering
ALL the Sherman ties I can find. Same with ANY other records I find, anywhere.
If you would, I'd appreciate a brief rundown of your line,
from immigrant Sherman, to you. Email txt, Word Document, attached
as a GEDCOM or FTM file, snailmail, or any format would be fine.
My files, sans any living persons born after 1920, are
the basis for the GEDCOMs posted at the link to SHERMAN immigrants and
descendants at the SOY home page. I will continue to make everything
"non-private" available to anyone who contacts me, and will just "will"
my files to the LDS (who filter any living persons) when I am no longer
able to continue.
Please let me know
if I can help you with any research. In addition to the above Sherman info,
our library here has the complete set of Mayflower Society "Five-Generation"
books, and I'll be happy to do "lookups" there for you.
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Revised August 2011