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Did You Know?America - Did you know? August 15, 1914 - Panama Canal opens to traffic.

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Sherman Smith - Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
The Auburn Argus
Auburn, New York
Sherman Smith

Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
The Auburn Argus
Auburn, New York



Sherman Smith - 1840 Census
Sherman Smith

1840 Census
1840 U.S. Census 


Sherman Smith - 1842 Deed

Henry Morgan to the Trustees of The First Presbyterian Society Aurora

Charles Burlin
Sherman Smith

1842 Deed

Henry Morgan to the Trustees of The First Presbyterian Society Aurora

Charles Burling, Ebenezer W Arms, Sherman Smith, Alexander Thompson, Cornelius Cuyler, Samuel Mandell, Salem Town, Samuel C Cuyler and Charles E Shepard

New York, Land Records, 1630-1975
Cayuga Deeds 1842-1843 vol 65-66 Image 424 of 681
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Sherman Smith - 1842 Deed

The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod
Sherman Smith

1842 Deed

The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod
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Sherman Smith - 1842 Deed

The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod
Sherman Smith

1842 Deed

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Sherman Smith - 1842 Deed

The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod
Sherman Smith

1842 Deed

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Sherman Smith - 1842 Deed

The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod
Sherman Smith

1842 Deed

The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod continued

New York, Land Records, 1630-1975
Cayuga Deeds 1842-1843 vol 65-66 Image 424 of 681
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Sherman Smith


1863-64 Aurora Directory (Brigham's General Directory of Auburn)
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Sherman Smith - Grave of Sherman Smith, Oak Glen Cemetery, Aurora, NY
Sherman Smith

Grave of Sherman Smith, Oak Glen Cemetery, Aurora, NY
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Sherman Smith - New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 Cayuga Letters of administration, Letters of testamentary, 1862
Sherman Smith

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America/USA  Sherman  Smith

  (b. 24 November 1800Hamden, Connecticut, USA   d. 29 February 1864Ledyard, New York, USA )  

Sherman Smith was born 24 November 1800 in Hamden, Connecticut, USA. Sherman Smith was the child of Abram (Abraham) Smith and Elizabeth Minot and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Isaac Smith and Katherine Cook (maternal)  James Minot and Rebecca Blanchard

He married  Charlotte Maria Burnham 22 December 1825 in Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Charlotte Maria Burnham  was born 9 June 1803 in Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA .  She died 31 January 1882 in Auburn, New York, USA .  She was the daughter of Asa W Burnham and Lucy Huntington.

Sherman Smith died 29 February 1864 in Ledyard, New York, USA .


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Occupation: carriage/wagon maker

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Sherman Smith married America/USA Charlotte Maria Burnham-- Date: 22 December 1825 Place: Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
Charlotte Maria Burnham was the daughter of Asa W Burnham and Lucy Huntington


Married in the village of Aurora.
Updated: 6/4/2014 8:59:33 AM


Children:
America/USA Elizabeth Smith (b.6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 8 August 1827, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA Asa B Smith (b.17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 14 November 1834, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA Elizabeth B Smith (b.30 May 1831, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 18 November 1890, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

America/USA Sophia Smith (b.9 January 1835, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 29 June 1836, Ledyard, New York, USA )

America/USA James Burnham Smith (b.July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. April 1904, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

 America/USA Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith (b.3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 15 February 1927, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)



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24 November 1800
Hamden, Connecticut, USA

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland


U.S. Presidents 1801 - March 4 - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) becomes 3rd President of the United States
On February 17, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected president of the United States, but there was more to it than beating his opponent. When Thomas Jefferson ran for president, he beat his opponent,...Read MORE...


USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and homesteaders eagerly moved west to start a new life in the plains, hills and mountains west of the...Read MORE...


USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast

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World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire


USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

Smithsonian Channel (www.youtube.com)

Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States
In 1809, Madison succeeded Jefferson as president, defeating Charles C. Pinckney. His wife, Dolley Payne Todd, whom he married in 1794, brought a new social sparkle to the executive mansion. In the...Read MORE...


World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.


World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.


World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.


USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding summers were so cold as to suggest a possible future famine. This tendency to frigidity reached its...Read MORE...


Invention 1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden horse' in Paris in 1791, the Smithsonian reports. Among its many drawbacks was that it was impossible...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1817 - March 4 - James Monroe (1758-1831) becomes 5th President of the United States
Elected president in 1816 over the Federalist Rufus King, and reelected without opposition in 1820, Monroe, the last of the Virginia dynasty, pursued the course of systematic tranquilization that won ...Read MORE...


USA 1819 - The Panic of 1819 - A combination of bad banking practices; too much land speculation and competition from Europe caused the United States to enter its first economic depression.
In 1819 a financial panic swept across the country. The growth in trade that followed the War of 1812 came to an abrupt halt. Unemployment mounted, banks failed, mortgages were foreclosed, and...Read MORE...


Invention 1824 - Portland cement is invented (Joseph Aspdin, England)
One of the greatest commodities in the United States today is a greyish powder commonly sold in 50-pound bags for about 10 cents a pound.

Modern Portland cement has a rather short but fabulous...Read MORE...


LEDYARD, CAYUGA, NY -- 1825

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1825 Marriage / Partner
Sherman Smith and Charlotte Maria Burnham 22 December 1825, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Invention 1825 - The locomotive is invented (George Stephenson, England)
"... in 1811 George Stephenson made an engine. 'At last something practical has been designed,' thought many. George improved his design, and by 1825 his locomotion was on the rails. This was the...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1825 - March 4 - John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) becomes 6th President of the United States
When no presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes in 1824, Adams, with the support of Henry Clay, was elected by the House in 1825 over Andrew Jackson, who had the original...Read MORE...


USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed

The Erie Canal (www.youtube.com)

The work completed. - This is the day,...Read MORE...


Argus, January 10, 1826
"Married - Burnham - Smith at Aurora, Cayuga Co. on the 22nd ? By Rev. M. Buffett, Miss Charlotte M. Burhnam, sister of Eleazer Burnham of Aurora to Mr. Sherman Smith formerly of New Haven"
Marriage and Deaths 1784-1829 Upstate NY
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Invention 1826 - The gas stove is invented (James Sharp, UK)
...John Baptist von Helmont, born at Brussels in 1677, while engaged in chemical research, discovered gas and named it. An English rector, Rev. Dr. John Clayton, discovered coal gas in 1792, thereby...Read MORE...


USA 1826 - July 4 – Former US Presidents Thomas Jefferson and John Adams both die on the 50th Anniversary of the signing of the United States Declaration of Independence.
On July 4, 1826, at the age of 90, Adams lay on his deathbed while the country celebrated Independence Day. His last words were Thomas Jefferson still survives. He was mistaken: Jefferson had died...Read MORE...


News 1826 - A man named James Bonton, while crossing a bridge in the town of Ledyard, N. Y. a few days since, was instantly killed by being thrown from his horse which had become frightened.

American Advocate - Maine - October 14, 1826

1826 Birth of Child
Elizabeth Smith was born 6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA

Invention 1827 - Matches are invented (John Walker, England)
In 1827 the first friction match was invented in England by John Walker. Walker's matches were sticks tipped with a mixture of chemicals that burst into flame when scratched against a rough...Read MORE...


USA 1827 - February 28 – The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad is incorporated, becoming the first railroad in America offering commercial transportation of both people and freight.
On February 28, 1827, the Baltimore & Ohio Railroad became the first U.S. railway chartered for commercial transport of passengers and freight. There were skeptics who doubted that a steam engine...Read MORE...


1828 Birth of Child
Asa B Smith was born 17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA

Invention 1829 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)
MONUMENT FOR SUPPOSED SEWING MACHINE INVENTOR

Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of Associated Press) - A monument is to be erected here soon in honor of Bartholomew Thimonnier, whom the...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1829 - March 4 - Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) becomes 7th President of the United States.
As president, Jackson greatly expanded the power and prestige of the presidential office and carried through an unprecedented program of domestic reform, vetoing the bill to extend the United States...Read MORE...


1830
Ledyard New York, page 19 of 28, Sherman Smith, head of household - difficult to read -- looks like 3 males age 26-30 (Sherman and ?), 1 male age 70-80 (probably Asa Burnham), 2 females age 20-30 (Charlotte and ?)
1830 U.S. Census
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USA 1830 - May 28 – The Indian Removal Act marks the beginning of the forced relocation of five tribes of native Americans, known as Trail of Tears
The Indian Removal Act was a law passed by Congress on May 28, 1830, during the presidency of Andrew Jackson. It authorized the president to negotiate with Indian tribes in the Southern United States ...Read MORE...


USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison

www.e-referencedesk.com/ resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

1831 Birth of Child
Elizabeth B Smith was born 30 May 1831, Ledyard, New York, USA

1834 Death of Child
Asa B Smith died 14 November 1834, Ledyard, New York, USA

1835 Birth of Child
Sophia Smith was born 9 January 1835, Ledyard, New York, USA

USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as the Alamo. Texans fighting for independence from Mexico had seized the structure and sent Mexican...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1837 - March 4 - Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) becomes 8th President of the United States
In 1832, Van Buren became vice president; in 1836, president. The Panic of 1837 overshadowed his term. He attributed it to the overexpansion of the credit and favored the establishment of an...Read MORE...


USA 1873 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession that lasted until the mid-1840s. Profits, prices and wages went down while unemployment went up....Read MORE...


World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre.

www.wikipedia.org - January 2, 1839

1840
Ledyard New York, page 13 of 28, Sherman Smith, head of household

3 males living there - one under 5 (James B.), one between 30 and 40 (Sherman), one between 80 and 90 (probably Asa Burnham)

3 females living there - one between 5 and 9 (Caroline), one between 15 and 19 (Elizabeth B.?), one...Read MORE...


USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly to the New England states, made their choice to seek a better life. These were predominantly young...Read MORE...


USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette Valley. It was not a road in any modern sense, only parallel ruts leading across endless prairie,...Read MORE...


1840 Birth of Child
James Burnham Smith was born July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA

1841
NAME OF PENSIONER AGE HEAD OF FAMILY WHERE PENSIONER RESIDED 1 JUNE 1840 LOCALE

Asa Burnham 87 Sherman Smith Ledyard
Census of Pensioners for Military Services 1841
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U.S. Presidents 1841 - April 4 - John Tyler (1790-1862) becomes 10th President of the United States.
Elected vice president on the Whig ticket in 1840, Tyler succeeded to the presidency on Harrison's death. His strict-constructionist views soon caused a split with the Henry Clay wing of the Whig...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1841 - March 4 - William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) becomes 9th President of the United States - dies one month after assuming the office.
Nominated for president in 1835 as a military hero whom the conservative politicians hoped to be able to control, he ran surprisingly well against Van Buren in 1836. Four years later, he defeated Van ...Read MORE...


1842 Presbyterian Church Deed
New York, Land Records, 1630-1975
Cayuga Deeds 1842-1843 vol 65-66 Image 424 of 681
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USA 1842 - August 9 – The Webster–Ashburton Treaty is signed, establishing the United States–Canada border east of the Rocky Mountains.
Webster–Ashburton Treaty, (1842), treaty between the U.S. and Great Britain establishing the northeastern boundary of the U.S. and providing for Anglo–U.S. cooperation in the suppression of the...Read MORE...


Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)
"The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a civil servant (Government worker) who had helped set-up the new 'Public Record Office' (now called the ...Read MORE...


1843 Birth of Child
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) Smith was born 3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA

USA 1844 - May 24 – The first electrical telegram is sent over the telegraph by Samuel F. B. Morse from the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. to the B&O Railroad "outer depot" in Baltimore, Maryland, saying "What hath God wrought".
Taken from the Bible, Numbers 23:23, and recorded on a paper tape, the phrase had been suggested to Morse by Annie Ellsworth, the young daughter of a friend. The success of the experiment would...Read MORE...


1844
"We the undersigned Whigs of the town of Ledyard, deeply regretting that… Statesman, Henry Clay, has been defeated in the recent election for the Presidency, feel the duty on them now more incumbent than ever before, to declare themselves in favor of
The Tariff of 1842 as it is
Distribution of...Read MORE...


Invention 1845 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)
"John Gorrie was born in 1803 and spent most of his childhood in South Carolina. After receiving a degree in medicine, he moved to Apalachicola, Florida, a port city on the Gulf of Mexico. In...Read MORE...


Invention 1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, England)
"THE FIRST elastic bands, made from vulcanised rubber, were patented on March 17, 1845, by Stephen Perry of Messrs Perry & Co, rubber manufacturers of London. Production of rubber bands 'for papers,...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1845 - March 4 - James K. Polk (1795-1849) becomes 11th President of the United States
When James K. Polk accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency, he was not very well known. The Whig opposition party played on his obscurity, sniping, "Who is James K. Polk?" An...Read MORE...


World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

Flight From Famine
Discovery Channel (www.youtube.com)
www.wikipedia.org - September 9, 1845

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over whether Texas ended at the Nueces River (Mexican claim) or the Rio Grande (U.S. claim), resulted in the...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, who saw something shiny in Sutter Creek near Coloma, California. He had discovered gold...Read MORE...


USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S.

www.wikipedia.org - February 2, 1848

Invention 1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)
THE SAFETY PIN.
Interesting Story of Its Inventor, Walter Hunt.

Buffalo Commercial.
John R. Chapin, now of Buffalo, gives some interesting reminiscences of Walter Hunt, who, in the opinion of...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1849 - March 4 - Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) becomes 12th President of the United States. He dies in office after 16 months.
During the revival of the slavery controversy, which was to result in the Compromise of 1850, Taylor began to take an increasingly firm stand against appeasing the South; but he died in Washington on ...Read MORE...


USA 1849 - May 17 – The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.
From the St. Louis Union.
TREMENDOUS CONFLAGRATION!
23 Steamboats Burned!
SEVERAL SQUARES IN ASHES.
LOSS OF LIFE!!
Five Millions of Property Destroyed!!!

About ten o'clock last night, the...Read MORE...


1850
Smith, Sherman, State: New York Year: 1850, County: Cayuga Roll: , Township: Ledyard Page: 250, Roll: M432_483

Sherman is age 47 or 49, born 1800, Canada. He is a carriage maker. He is living with Charlotte, age 47, born in Vermont. Caroline is also living with them. She is 7 years old, ...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1850 - July 9 - Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) becomes 13th President of the United States
As president, Fillmore associated himself with the pro-Southern Whigs, supporting the Compromise of 1850. Defeated for the Whig nomination in 1852, he ran for president in 1856 as candidate of the...Read MORE...


News 1851 - President Fillmore sojourned at his father's residence at Aurora, New York, on Sunday and Monday.

The Sun - Baltimore, Maryland - May 21, 1851

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet Beecher Stowe's story first appeared on June 5, 1851, in serial form, a chapter at a time, in a weekly ...Read MORE...


Invention 1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary or the potato chip and a resident of Saratoga Springs advises The New Yorker that many of the older neighbors are all excited. It seems that the chip was...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1853 - March 4 - Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) becomes 14th President of the United States
As president, Pierce followed a course of appeasing the South at home and of playing with schemes of territorial expansion abroad. The failure of his foreign and domestic policies prevented his...Read MORE...


USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated abolitionists gathered to fight the expansion of slavery, and they gave birth to a Party dedicated to freedom ...Read MORE...


1855 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
name: Sherman Smith
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States
gender: Male
age: 54
relationship to head of household: Head
estimated birth year: 1801
family number: 322
line number: 18
page:
film number: 1435218
digital folder...Read MORE...


Invention 1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)
Really a Capital Production!
The celebrity of Gayett's Medicated Paper for the water-closet is rapidly being extended throughout the United States. It is one of the best articles ever put before the ...Read MORE...


U.S. Presidents 1857 - March 4 - James Buchanan (1791-1868) becomes 15th President of the United States - the only bachelor to be President.
He was elected president in 1856, defeating John C. Frémont, the Republican candidate, and former President Millard Fillmore of the American Party. The growing crisis over slavery presented Buchanan...Read MORE...


USA 1859 - October 16 – John Brown raids the Harpers Ferry Armory in Harper's Ferry, Virginia, in an unsuccessful bid to spark a general slave rebellion.
Late on the night of October 16, 1859, John Brown and 21 armed followers stole into the town of Harpers Ferry, Virginia, as most of its residents slept. They took 60 prominent locals hostage and...Read MORE...


1860
CENSUS YR: 1860 STATE or TERRITORY: NY COUNTY: Cayuga DIVISION: Ledyard REEL NO: M653-729 PAGE NO: 272

REFERENCE: 13th June, 1860 by Oliver Wood, Handwritten Pg 10

Smith Sherman 60 M . Carriage Mk'r 2,000 . Conneticut.
Smith ...Read MORE...


1860
Sherman is living in Aurora as a painter.
1860 Cayuga County Business Directory
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USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861.

www.civilwar.org/ education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html -

U.S. Presidents 1861 - March 4 - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) becomes 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln's inaugural address was stirring. He appealed for the preservation of the Union. To retain his support in the North without further alienating the South, he called for compromise. He promised ...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He wished to part with his late associates with kindness and good feeling, and if at any time he had wounded ...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States

www.wikipedia.org - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of Union troops in South Carolina found themselves isolated when the state seceded from the...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia.

www.wikipedia.org - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express Company at this place to stop the running of the Pony Express as soon as the California line is...Read MORE...


USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ran unopposed and was elected to serve for a six-year term. Davis had already been serving as the...Read MORE...


1863
Sherman is a wagon maker and painter living in Aurora, h Main S Morgan.
1863-64 Aurora Directory (Brigham's General Directory of Auburn)
http://freepages.books.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~cayuga/1864/
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USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation approached its third year of bloody civil war. The proclamation declared "that all persons held as...Read MORE...


USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union).

www.wikipedia.org - July 3, 1863

USA 1863 - October 3 – President Lincoln proclaims a national Thanksgiving day to be celebrated the final Thursday in November in the United States
A NATIONAL THANKSGIVING
By the President of the United States,
A PROCLAMATION.

WASHINGTON, Oct. 3. The year that is drawing toward its close has been filled with the blessings of fruitful fields ...Read MORE...



Index to Surrogates Records
New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 Cayuga General index, 1799-1919, L-Z, image 422 of 648

Sherman Smith, box 47, kind L.A., petition filed Mar 7, 1864, Letters Admin Book G, Page 193, bond - March 7, 1864, Inventory filed - June 13, 1864
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Died in the village of Aurora.

Buried at:
Oak Glen Cemetery


Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/ ~nycayuga/ cem/ cem98.htm

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