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In memory of Amy Dow, my Paternal 3rd Great-Grandmother on the LEONARD branch.


  • NY Death Index Cert 9784
  • 1870 U.S. Federal Census Ledyard, Cayuga, New York

  • 1880 U.S. Federal Census Ledyard, Cayuga, New York

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Amy Dow

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1839 (est.)

New York


1865-1868 (est.)

New York



1886 Apr 20

Ledyard, Cayuga, New York

New York

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Amy McDowell was living in Ledyard, Cayuga County, New York, in 1850, presumably with her parents, Cryonce and Mary McDowel. The family was in the same place in 1840. She married first to Justin Chestine Trim, a soldier of the Civil War, who died at age 25 on Feb. 14, 1864, leaving Amy with at least four young children. She married soon after to James Sherman, with whom she had at least six more children.


The New York Death index gives her named as Amy M. Sherman and her daughter Carrie's social security reports her her mother's name was Amy McDowell.


Amy Dow & James Sherman were the parents of my ancestor,

Children with Justin Trim:

  • Mary E. Trim (1858- )
  • Horace E. Trim (1860- )
  • Ella P. Trim (1862-1918), married Thomas Terwilliger and had: Lucinda, Amos, Addie, Thomas, Alfarata, and Maybelle. [Findagrave]
  • Oscar C. Trim (1864-1950), married Addie Luce and had: Howard, Jay, Walter, Albert, Norva, Mabel, Ruby, and Goldie. [Findagrave]

Children with James Sherman:

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