1859 Lydia Abiah Olendorf

Born: May 27, 1859 place unknown. Died: Oct. 18, 1932 probably at Afton, Chenango County, NY She is buried in Greenlawn Cemetery, Bainbridge, Chenango County, NY. Her father was 1823 John Jackson Olendorf. Her mother was 1831 Clarissa Abiah Newton. She was married to Schuyler Vanunsler Sherman on April 27, 1882 in Afton NY. They had five children together: Ralph Sherman born Nov. 6, 1883 in Afton, NY Manville (Schuyler) Sherman born Feb. 21, 1888 in Afton, NY (aka Manville) William C. Sherman born Sep. 5, 1891 in Afton, NY Mary Ellen Sherman born Mar. 18, 1895 (died Mar. 28, 1896) Myrtle Ida Sherman born Mar. 13, 1897 in Bennettsville, NY The 1902 Afton Business Directory states that Schuyler and Lydia were 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. Their grandson Charles and his wife Marcia lived on this farm until Charles passed away in 2013; Marcia lives there still as of Nov. 2018, with her son David Sherman; next door another son, Charles Jr. ("Chuck") lives on land that was split off from the original farm. Lydia died from intestinal obstruction, peritinitus and cardiac arrest. Dr. Ben Dodge signed the death certificate, reg. # 12, page 6, at the Town Clerk's office, Afton, NY. Lydia's funeral was held at her home in East Afton, Chenango County, NY. The Reverend Lynn Crawford officiated. At the time of her death she was aged 73 years, 4 months 23 days. Info from her obituary, Town Clerk's records, and family members, mostly via Millie Lockwood (Mildred Faith Sherman Lockwood). Research by Mildred Faith Sherman "Millie" Lockwood Genealogy HOME Search Tool.