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In memory of James Sherman, my Paternal 3rd Great-Grandfather on the LEONARD branch.


  • 1850 U.S. Federal Census Sennett, Cayuga, New York

  • 1855 New York State Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1860 U.S. Federal Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1865 New York State Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1870 U.S. Federal Census Ledyard, Cayuga, New York

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

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James Sherman

Soldier of the Civil War

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1841 (est.)

New York


1865-1868 (est.)








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James Sherman was born about 1840 in Moravia, New York. In 1865, at the age of 23, he was a "farmer soldier" living in the Perigo home. The column for "in the army now" is checked.

Additional research is needed to learn James' military experience. There are a few records for "James Sherman" in NY, briefly enumerated here.


James married Amy Dow (or McDowell) between 1865 and 1868 and they lived in Ledyard, Cayuga County, New York, in 1870 and 1880. Amy died abt. 1886.


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

  1. Adelaide Sherman b. 1868

  2. William Sherman b. 1869

  3. Cora E. Sherman

  4. Christina Sherman b. 1874

  5. Adelbert Sherman b. 1876

  6. Anna Sherman b. 1878

Records, photos, and memorabilia pertaining to the life of James Sherman:

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