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In memory of Cora E. Sherman, my Paternal 2nd Great-Grandmother on the LEONARD branch.


  • New York State Death Index 1914 [Link]

  • New York State Marriage Index 1886, Cert #17385

  • An index for genealogical research : comprising 10,000 names of persons given in the first book of vital records of the township and village of Moravia, Cayuga County, New York, covering the period from 1880 to about 1910. (Book at Onondaga County Public Library, contains marriage of Lewis Leonard and Cora Sherman).

  • Pennsylvania Marriage License No. 370, Susquehanna County, Lee Osborne and Elma (Leonard) Wilkins, Oct. 6, 1936, gives both Lewis and Cora's birthplace as Summerhill. 

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

  • 1892 New York State Census Summer Hill, Cayuga, New York

  • 1900 U.S. Federal Census Lodi, Seneca, New York

  • 1905 New York State Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1910 U.S. Federal Census Moravia, Cayuga, New York

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Cora E. Sherman

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1871 July

Summer Hill, Cayuga, New York


1886 Dec 20

Moravia, Cayuga, New York



1914 Dec 22

Moravia, Cayuga, New York

Indian Mound Cemetery

Moravia, Cayuga County, New York

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Cora Sherman was born in July of 1870, in Summer Hill, New York. She appears to have had a brother named Bert living with her and her husband in Summer Hill, Cayuga County, New York, when the census was taken in 1892. Their son, Albert, was born in Osceola, Pennsylvania, in December 1894 and her husband died in Pennsylvania from Typhoid Fever in 1897. She died in Moravia at the age of 43, on December 22, 1914, and is buried at Indian Mound Cemetery in Moravia, Cayuga County, New York.


Cora E. Sherman & Lewis F. Leonard were the parents of my ancestor,

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