Was Cora Sherman buried at Indian Mound Cemetery?

While researching Indian Mound Cemetery in Moravia, New York, and trying to find evidence of my 2nd great-grandmother Cora (Sherman) Leonard's burial there, I stumbled upon more mysteries.


Her obituary states that she was survived by brothers Bert Sherman and William Sherman and sisters, Carrie Tilghe and Addie Whitmore, and that she was to be buried at Indian Mound Cemetery, however, I have found no evidence of her burial.


A man named Bert Sherman is buried at Indian Mound Cemetery and has a memorial on Findagrave, shown below. There are some discrepancies which lead me to believe this is not Cora's brother, Bert, however. First, according to the 1870 and 1880 census, Cora's brother William was born in 1869 and her brother "Adelbert" was about 1876. On the Findagrave memorial, Bert's birth year is 1869 and his brother William's was 1879.

Furthermore, his mother's name is given as Mary Elizabeth (Pitts) Sherman. His father's name is not attached to his record (yet), but Mary's profile, shown here, gives her husband's name as William Alonzo Sherman.

The memorial indicates William and Mary were married in 1870. Note: Cora Sherman was said to have been born in July of 1871, but her mother's name was reportedly Amy Dow.


William A. Sherman's memorial provides the names of TWO wives. In addition to Mary, he reportedly married Ida Charlotte Everts (1852-1940). Ida had been married to John Cecil Rounds (1849-1908) and since Mary had died in 1906, it seems safe to assume William married Ida after 1908.

Anyone with information about this family, please comment below or use the Leonard forum to start a discussion!


Click here to learn more about Cora Sherman and her family.


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