All SOY (SHERMAN) Descendants are encouraged to send in a brief biography for inclusion on these pages. It helps others to get to "know you", and that promotes more interaction and shared interests, and adds to the "fun" part of Family History.
If you would like to include yours, please type up 3-4 paragraphs of basic info and hobbies, (please do NOT include any specific dates, etc. that should not be on the Internet) following the basic format of the others here, in the body of an email and send them to: Art Cohan.
A snapshot of yourself would also be welcomed and included.
If you have
a scanned version, please forward that too, to Art
Cohan in a JPEG format.
|Barb Cofer||Louise and George Hebling||Bill Mallia|
|Phyllis and Steve Richey||Rod and Anna Sherman||Sue and George Sherman|
|Tim and Shelley Sherman||Patricia (Tricia) Jean Guyette Hansen||Margaret Sherman Lutzvick|
|Susan White Pieroth||Alonzo J. Sherman||Hank Sherman|
|Heather Bower||Lisa Donovan||Kay Larsen|
|Jon and Jan Nottingham||Mary (Bailey) Manroe||David Paul Sherman|
|Mary Cornmesser||Dee & Jim Turner||Glenda Landrum|
|Art Cohan||James Wilson Cook||Ben & Mary Hendrickson|
|Peggy Allison Booker||Jim Wilson||Maurice Sherman|
BARBARA COFER – Bcofer612@aol.com
Descended from Edmund (immigrant), Grace, who marr: John Livermore ca: 1633.
Born and brought up in New York City, and then married and lived all over the place, as Ed was career Navy. We have eight children (six girls, two boys) and we had one other little girl whom we lost.
There are now ten grandchildren (eight boys and two girls...there’s a switch!). Ed died 23 August 1997, after a very long illness. The day after his funeral, our very first great grandchild was born. (I like to think that they met in passing.)
Since then, there are two more great grandchildren, both girls. And of course, all adorable!
I now live in Missouri, as this is where we landed after Ed retired from the Navy, and went to work for what was then McDonnell Aircraft (later McDonnell-Douglas, and now Boeing Aircraft). I like it here, although I regret that I wasn’t interested at ALL in genealogy all the time I was living in NYC and spending a lot of time in New England, where nearly all our ancestors came over very early on. All those libraries and court houses and cemeteries nearly brimming over with relatives!
I was a librarian in an elementary school for 23 years, retiring in 1996 when I could no longer take care of Ed and do justice to a job that I loved. Now spend my time here at the computer, digging away till the wee small hours of the morning. I have a golden retriever, who has saved my sanity since I got him about three months after Ed died. (It would have been sooner, but had to have a fence built first.)
GEORGE HEBLING - Ghebling@aol.com
I grew up in Little Rock, AR where my father was a foreman with the Missouri/Pacific Railroad.
At a very early age, I began rummaging through the "family history" treasures in my grandmother's dresser. (She is my SHERMAN connection.) Fascinated with it all, I carried some of the papers home when I was eight or nine years old. The "questionnaire" by Frederick PIERCE was among those items. A few years later, my grandma died, her house was sold, and all of the possessions in her home were sold to a used furniture dealer. [See Back Issue Newsletter story, July 1999, The Sherman Genealogy That Isn’t]
I joined the Air Force after graduating from high school in 1957, and retired as a Master Sergeant in 1977.
I completed my BA & BS degrees from Eastern Illinois University while in the service, and went on to complete my Masters Degree at the University of Illinois by 1978. I worked with the Defense Logistics Agency from 1980-1996, and retired from there as a GM-13.
My lady (Edna "Louise" Howton) and I were married in 1958 in Mobile, AL, and have one daughter (Debra) and two grandchildren (Miranda and Jesse). We lived in Birmingham, AL from 1982 until moving to Rantoul, IL in May of 2000 to be near the "kids". We will winter in AL, and I now enjoy "retirement" while retaining Real Estate liceses for "referals".
SHELLEY and TIM SHERMAN - ShermFam@aol.com
Tim was born in Arlington, WA , the youngest of four children born to Dale and Ruth SHERMAN. He has served in the Navy as a Data Processing Technician for nearly 20 years.
Tim and Shelley met at the ripe age of two, living in Oregon where Tim’s father pastored a church. Their parents kept in touch over the years, and when Tim was transferred to the Naval Air Station at Moffett Field, CA they "remet", and were married in 1986. They now have two sons, Andrew and Stephen, and reside in Marysville, WA.
Tim12, Dale11, Ralph10, George9, William8, Benjamin7, Benjamin6, John5, Bezaleel4, John3, James2, Rev. John1 (immigrant)
PHYLLIS and STEVE RICHEY – PhylRichey@aol.com
Steve was a career Navy man, 1954-1974, retiring as a CPO. His duties were in electronics on Nuclear Submarines. They traveled extensively from Holy Loch, Scotland to Rota, Spain and Hawaii, and various US ports.
Phyl & Steve live in Farmer City, IL where Steve is now retired. Becoming interested in Family History about 12 years ago, their "travels" now include stops at courthouses and cemeteries...
Phyllis' SHERMAN connection is: Hon. Samuel (immigrant), Edmund, Bezaleel, Edmund, Vincent/Vinson SHERMAN m Jerusha SEELEY/SEALY, Matthew Hubble SHERMAN m Eunice SEELY, Cartherine SHERMAN m: Alonson ROUNDS, Ransom ROUNDS m Frances KINNEY, Pearl ROUNDS m: Charles W. GRAEN, Philip GRAEN m Marguerite LUTH, & myself.
SUE and GEORGE SHERMAN - Ssherman@vermontel.com
George was born in Pittsburg, PA. He graduated from the University of Maine in 1951, and was inducted into the Army Signal Corps that fall. After serving in Germany and discharge, he continued his studies with graduate work at the University of Maine and completed them at New York University. He received his M.A. in History from the University of Connecticut in 1967.
George has a son and daughter from his first marriage, and married his second wife, Sue, in 1967. Sue also has an M.A., and they taught together at Montville, Connecticut until they retired. During that period, they spent a rewarding year teaching in the American School in Lima, Peru.
They currently reside in Weston, Vermont.
George10, Philip9, George8, Marcus7, Ebenezer6, John 5, John4, William3, John2, William "The Pilgrim"1 (immigrant)
BILL MALLIA – SOY@attracthits.com
New SOY member Bill Mallia was highlighted in the December 2000 issue of the newsletter. He is the president of Ocean Crest Marketing – a travel industry contract sales firm. Bill and his wife and two children recently moved to Plymouth, Mass. from Westport, New York.
Bill’s Mom was one of ten Sherman children born to Richard & Patti Sherman, a descendant of immigrant Philip. His uncle Rod Sherman has been working at establishing the family history in Essex Co., New York for the past few years, and he also is a new SOY member.
ROD and ANNA SHERMAN - email@example.com
Rod was born in Essex Co., NY and has lived in the area all of his life. He is a graduate of the State University of New York at Plattsburg, and has been teaching mathematics and computer science at the junior high and high school levels ever since.
Rod is very active in local, state, and national teacher union activities, and current serves on the Board of Directors of the New York State United Teachers affiliate. He specializes in promoting technology use and policy issues in public schools relating to technology use.
He and his wife, Anna (also a high school teacher in Business Education and computer applications), have three sons – all college graduates. Family history became a passion about two years ago, and he has documented about a thousand Shermans living in the Essex Co. area of New York to date.
PATRICIA JEAN GUYETTE HANSEN - PatriciaJHansen@aol.com
(Tricia) Jean Guyette Hansen, born in Newport, RI.
My mother was descended from Philip Sherman the Immigrant, four times,
both of her parents. My father was career Navy, so I grew up living all
the United States.
My husband and
I have, between us, eight children, and
seventeen grandchildren, scattered all over the United States.
We live in the Texas Hill Country with our pets, both domesticated and wild. We are visited daily by deer, possums, foxes, raccoons, bobcats, and occasionally by other animals. We do volunteer work in the area of Homeland Security, and enjoy travel. Our hobbies, in addition to genealogy, include astronomy, photography, quilting, needlework of all sorts, camping and hiking.
KAY LARSEN - KaySFO@aol.com
I was born in Easton, Pennsylvania (because back in those days, there were no obstetricians closer than that), but I grew up in Hunterdon County, New Jersey. My father was A.W. Hourigan and my mother was Blanche Sherman Hourigan.
I married a man who came from the same "neck of the woods" and we eventually settled back in Easton. We have six children (two are "HIS", four are "OURS") and nine grandchildren.
My branch on the Sherman family tree goes back to the early 1700's in Hunterdon County. Where they came from prior to that, I have been unable to determine. There were a lot of them, and that branch has many twigs.
My line is as follows: Edward Shearman, circa 1724----1809, Thomas Shearman, circa 1750----1831, John Shearman (Sherman), 1798---1878, Andrew Rittenhouse Sherman (Shearman) , 1828---1905, Stacy G. Sherman, 1860---1947, Blanche Risler Sherman (Hourigan), 1913----1991, Kay Louise Hourigan (Larsen).
Easton is only twenty miles from where I grew up and I am so grateful for that. When I am depressed or when I am tired or discouraged, I head back to Hunterdon County, just for a drive. It is "Home" in the deepest sense of the word. After three hundred years, a place that is a part of me.!
As I learn more about my ancestors, I realize that there is scarcely a foot of that county that they did not live in, trod on, farm, shop in or in some other way use. Almost every cemetery has a Sherman in it or someone related to the family in some way.
Of course, genealogy is my over-riding interest, but I also
working with houseplants and gardening. Family (including a dog and
cats) ranks high on my list of priorities. It is wonderful to think
I have a hobby that will never be done. I will never have "collected"
last possible relative. There will always be one more to discover.!!
JON and JAN NOTTINGHAM - firstname.lastname@example.org
Jon is an Anesthesiologist at Deaconess Medical Center in Spokane, WA. He originally came from Colville, WA. He attended college at Washington State University, medical school at the University of Washington, came to Spokane for his internship at Sacred Heart Medical Center, and then back to U of W in Seattle for his residency in anesthesia. He loves his job, but is looking forward to a part-time role at 55.
Jan is a Registered Nurse. Growing up in LaCrosse, WA, she was only 20 miles away from her Mother's father and her Grandfather Myron Adelbert Sherman, Jr. in Endicott, WA. She was very close to her Grandfather, and was with him when he suffered his last stroke and died when she was 14. Her goal of becoming a nurse dwindled for a time after his death, but after HS graduation and a year of College at Eastern Washington State College (now Eastern Washington University), she moved to Vancouver, WA to attend LPN school. Later, while working full time in an MD's office, she returned to Eastern and completed her Bachelor's of Science in Nursing in 1975. She completed her Masters in Nursing in 1986.
In 1976, Jan married Dr. Nottingham. She worked at the UW while he completed his residency there. They returned to Spokane, WA and have resided there since. She taught Pediatric and Neonatal Nursing for four different programs in Spokane. She also started a youth sports program as a small business, which grew into a large one. Now she is a Foster Parent for High Risk Neonates, a Guardian ad Litem for CASA and the Juvenile Court System - helping children who have been taken away from their parents. Jan continues to teach and counsel on a voluntary basis.
Jon and Jan have two children, Ryan and Erika. Ryan is completing his Sr. year at Washington State University and will graduate with a BS in Zoology and pre-med. He is currently applying to medical schools. Erika is majoring in Computer Information Systems and Accounting at Arizona State University. She will graduate with this double major in May of 2002.
"Our lives have been blessed with our children and our foster children, and we continue to help new couples who cannot have children by getting babies past the hard times and then adopted.
MARY (BAILEY) MANROE - MManroe@aol.com
My husband and I were married before WW2, and in the early years were back and forth between his home state, Southwestern New York, and my home state of California. We have lived in California and in this area for over 55 years.
During the war years I was a welder in the shipyards in Long Beach, CA, a job I loved. However, most of my life has been spent as a household engineer (or housewife) raising three children - a boy and two girls - another job I loved. After the children were grown, I worked, for a few years, making garments in leather.
For several years we were partners in a ranch in this area where we raised wheat and broiler chickens. That is where our children were born. As small operations soon became obsolete my husband went to work for the Telephone Co. and was with them thirty-two years, until he retired.
About 20 years ago I started doing research on my husband's family. After a slow start, data started to flow in from other people. I am still working on both of our families, but it is going much slower.
My line is down from Rev. John & Mary Launce. I have received much info further back on both sides. Down from Rev. John Sherman to Mary Sherman + Ellis Barron then down through Barron, Barnes to Cassilis and to Bailey.
I am a UK SOY member, born in Barnet, North London UK. My father was Peter David Sherman, an instrument maker for many years at the famous Boozey & Hawkes factory in Edgeware London until his sudden, early death, in 1983.
I followed in my ancestors footsteps and joined the British Army in the 1970's, and as a member of an Infantry Regiment, I served in several trouble spots, such as Belfast and Rhodesia (now known as Zimbabwe).
Following my regular discharge in June 1980 I moved to the County of Leicestershire, where I now reside. I applied and joined the Fire and Rescue Service and have now completed an enjoyable 20 years service to the community as a Fire Fighter. I am also a member of the Royal British Legion and attend many ceremonial services as their Standard Bearer, a duty I also perform for the Fire and Rescue Service.
My hobbies include studying the military history of my ancestors. My main aim is to discover my Sherman connection to the USA, many rumors throughout the family backdate to my great grandfather, Frederick Sherman 1858 – 1927.
I am Mary Cornmesser and my husband is Bob. My great-grandmother was a Sherman, descended from immigrant Phillip.
We have two children and five grandchildren, three teenagers and twin grandsons. Bob and I are hospital volunteers. He pops popcorns and I do Meals on Wheels. I am a retired RN and Bob is still selling tool machines.
The computer has introduced us to a whole new world. Good searching to all.
[Mary descends from immigrant Philip via Edmund, David, Edmund, Elihu, Edmund, Joseph, Ann Eliza who married Birdsall Wheeler.]
My husband Jim is the Sherman. One of his great-grandmothers was the last of his Sherman line. I don't know much about her, but her husband, Admiral George Frederick Winslow, was interesting. He spent 40 years in the Navy and had quite a career as a medical officer starting in the Civil War.
Jim is quarter-retired as a stockbroker, but still goes to the office everyday. He too had a Navy career of sorts, spending four years on active duty after graduating from the University of Washington. I married him during that time and we went to California, Guam, Naples, Italy and settled in Pasadena, California, with a son born in each place.
Now, three of those four sons have produced nine grandchildren, all living within a few minutes of each other and all 18 of us tend to get together every Sunday!
We've been living in Newport Beach, California for the past 32 years. On all too rare occasions we get out of town for a great trip -- we've been to Africa and China and seem to get to Washington, DC quite frequently.
I was born and married in Colorado Springs, Colorado, but lived most of my life, before marriage, in Wheat Ridge and Thornton (suburbs of Denver).
I married a Texas military man and we've lived from Hawaii to Italy, and spots in between. For the first six years of our marriage, we moved an average of every fourteen months.
Our son went through kindergarten in Hawaii, and then we moved to Rome, Italy, for three years. While in Rome, we went on a three-week camping trip in eight different countries in Europe. We did that in a VW bug and a tent. We were a sight, but we had lots of fun!
We are retired Navy and have lived in Texas for twenty-three years. Frank, my husband, is working on his third retirement. (He's also retired from Texas Utilities.) He's now an industrial electrician, and also works on our local ambulance as a paramedic. I'm a domestic engineer.
We have two children: Ricky and Renea and seven grandchildren. They are really grand, too.
My hobbies are sewing, crafts, genealogy, and our Southern Baptist Church. The Lord has healed me from two life-threatening diseases in my life. I had a blood disease when I was six months old, and then, in 1995, I had cardiomyopathy (to do with a virus hitting my heart). The doctor told me I'd need a heart transplant, but the Lord healed me and I didn't need one. PTL11
James Wilson 11 COOK (James 10, Bernice 9 married Thomas COOK, Ruth 8 married George BUNKER, James 7, James 6, James 5, Benjamin 4, Thomas 3, Peleg 2, immigrant Philip 1) was born in Detroit, MI. He married Patricia Touchy in Houston, TX. They have two sons: Brandon graduated from the University of St. Thomas with a B.S. in Biology, and works as a scientist at Geometrix; Aaron is graduating this month from the same University with a B.A. in English, and plans to be a teacher.
Jim has been a Purchasing Agent for over 25 years, including some time in Saudi Arabia working for King Fahad. He loves life and wants everyone to get along, and is involved with the Homeowners Civic Association for Braewood Glen.
Jim has served as the hospitality greeter at St. Thomas Aquinas Church since 1984, and taught Catholic Christian Education classes to junior & high school students there for six years. He currently instructs Material Requirement Planning principles at the University of Houston for credits toward becoming a Certified Purchasing Manager.
Having served three years as the Co-Chairman for the Electronics Buyers Group, and six years as a member of the scholarship committee at Houston's local chapter of the National Association of Purchasing Management, Jim currently writes instructional articles for the local chapter’s newsletter. He also spent six years as their Purchasing Advisor for Junior Achievement.
Jim was a Cub Scout Packmaster for four years, and a Boy Scout Scoutmaster for five years.
For the last three years (currently) he has owed and operated a "computer store", named "Prescription (Rx) Computer" where they upgrade, repair and sell laptop, Desktop and tower PC computers.
Descendent of Benjamin Sherman, Monmouth County, NJ; b: 1821 (ancestry unknown).
I was born in California, one of twelve children. My father was a non-denominational minister, and was the overseer of several rescue missions. He passed away in 1998. My mother still lives in California, as do most of my siblings.
From my first marriage, I have three sons and one daughter. From Ben's first marriage, he has one son and two daughters. We met at a high school class in 1973. Our friendship grew over the years, and after divorces, we married. Together, we have eight grandchildren, and two great grandchildren.
I have been researching my various family lines, and helped several clients in their searches. I am a research advisor for the American Biographical Institute, and in the midst of setting up a business from home. Until April, I helped out at a local Century 21 office, holding the position of office manager, and also purchased computer systems, and trained the agents on same.
We transplanted to Arkansas in August of 1998. We love the area, and are fortunate that his squadron has occasional reunions at Little Rock Air Force Base, which we thoroughly enjoy.
I was born in NY, and spent most of my formative years in Syracuse. I have two siblings, Ellen and Brewster SHERMAN Tharp Allison. (We are also Brewster descendants.) The Allisons arrived in New England in the 1640's - and eventually settled in Rockland Co., NY - on the Hudson.
The Sherman family was on my mother's side - her mother was Jenny Sherman Tharp. The line is from JOHN WILBERFORCE SHERMAN - born 1806 in Ontario Co., NY; Arthur Sherman, born 1852; Jenny Sherman (Tharp) born 1877, Dennison, TX. Her mother was Isabelle Bean. There were seven children in my mother's family and one of her brothers was named Sherman.
I am a Syracuse University grad and had planned on going to grad school. During that summer I decided to wait a year, and that fall I met a handsome Canadian who was in Rochester, NY (where I was working) doing graduate work. We were married ten months later and I never did get my Master's degree! We made our home in Toronto, Canada, and Dick (Booker) spent another three years in grad school at the University of Toronto and got his specialty as a Maxial Facial Surgeon.
After grad school we moved to Kitchener - and then Waterloo - Ontario. They were busy years and I was involved in the Canadian Federation of University Women; studying piano, teaching young beginners, arts organizations and taking courses in Fine Arts at the University of Waterloo. Dick was very busy with his practice and the Masons. We spent many happy vacations travelling around the continent in our Airstream trailer. During those happy years we had had one son, Ian, who died in 1979. Dick became ill in 1977 and died in 1983.
I left Canada in 1989 and moved to Charlottesville, VA - where my family had migrated. My major activity since arriving has been singing with an Oratorio Society and I am still taking courses - this time at the University of Virginia. (I am a lifetime student!)
Throughout my adult life I have pursued my family history on both sides. Most of my efforts have been directed at the Shermans. My g.g.grandfather - John Wilberforce Sherman - was a brother of Phineas Sherman born 1802 in Deerfield, NY. Phineas' son Buren became a Governor of Iowa. I have never been able to determine the parentage of John and Phineas. It has been the frustration of my genealogical life. If any of you dear Sherman cousins can shed some light, I will be eternally grateful.
I was born in Washington State about a year before Pearl
Harbor. We moved to Upper New York around 1942 Where my
father worked in a steel mill as a chemist. Moved to Missoula
MT. after WWII where my father taught English Lit, @ the University of
Montana. From there moved to San Jose, CA about 1952 where I
resided for about 50 years. I served 6 Years in the U.S. Navy as an
Electronic Tech in an Anti-Submarine Warfare Squadron with deployments
to Iwakuni, Japan and Kodiak, Alaska. After my military
service I completed a 4 year Electrical Apprenticeship program with the
!BEW and worked for 35 years as a Construction Electrician
then retired in 2002. I have 3 children and 3 grandchildren.
I now live in Reno NV where I spend entirely too much time on genealogy. I am the "Sherman Project" Administrator at Family Tree DNA where we have about 19 Sherman members. DNA testing can be a useful directional tool for those who have hit brick walls and anyone interested may feel free to contact me. www.familytreedna.com
My Sherman Line is: Immigrant Hon Samuel Sherman (1), Samuel (2), Daniel (3), Samuel (4), Justin (5), Daniel (6), Rodney (7), John Henry (8), Charles M. (9), (Charles did not appear in Roy V. or John H. pubs for some reason), George (10), myself (11).
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