1853 Schuyler Vanunsler Sherman

Born: July 23, 1853 in Sanford, Broome County, NY. Died: Jan. 31, 1924 in East Afton, Chenango County, NY. He is buried in the Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge, NY. His father was 1814 Lewis Sherman His mother was 1831 Emiline Burghdorf. An alternate spelling of his name may be "Schuyler Van Unsler Sherman". He may have been born in Bennettsville, rather than Sanford. He was married April 27, 1882 to 1859 Lydia Abiah Olendorf in Afton, NY. They had five children together: 1883 Ralph Sherman 1888 Manville (Schuyler) Sherman 1891 William C. Sherman 1895 Mary Ellen Sherman 1897 Myrtle Ida Sherman The 1902 Afton Business Directory states that Schuyler was living on Route 29, Bennettsville, NY as a farmer with six dairy cows and owned 51 acres of land. The 1910 census for Afton, Chenango County, NY lists: Schuyler, age 56 Lydia, age 51 Manville, age 24 William C., age 18 Myrtle, age 13 The 1920 census for Afton, Chenango County, NY lists: Schuyler, age 64; Liddie (Lydia) age 60; and Manville, age 33. They were living next to 1891 William Crandall Sherman. Schuyler purchased the Sherman Homestead between 1902 and 1910. His grandson Charles and two of his great-grandsons still live there in 2010 (David Sherman and Charles Sherman Jr. aka Chuck). Schuyler died at home at 8:00 after an illness of several months, following an accident (a horse fell on him). He was a farmer living in East Afton. Info from the census records for Afton and for Sanford, NY obituaries; records from LDS files # 1985653. His funeral was held in the Baptist Church, Rev. R. Whitman officiating. Info also from death certificate Reg. #1, Town Clerk's office, Afton, NY; obituaries and family members. Research by Mildred Faith Sherman "Millie" Lockwood Here is a link to his transcribed obituary. Genealogy HOME Search Tool.