Myrtle Beatrice MerrittBorn: Sep. 1, 1888 at Colesville, Broome County, NY. Died: Jan. 20, 1953 at Afton, Chenango County, NY. She is buried at GB, Chenango County, NY Her father was Adelbert Merritt (1858 - 1931). Her mother was Betsey Jane (Jenny) Gould (1860 - 1957). She was married October 8, 1908 to 1883 Ralph Ward Sherman at Bettsburg or Vallonia Springs, NY. Ralph and Myrtle had 13 children together: 1909 Kenneth Arthur Sherman. 1911 Earl Merritt Sherman. 1913 Lawrence Sherman. 1914 Maurice Ivan Sherman. 1916 Zilphia Anna Sherman. 1918 Florence Louella Sherman. 1920 Lena Grace Sherman. 1922 Alvin Lee Sherman. 1923 Clifford Wilson Sherman. 1925 Clarence Robert Sherman. 1927 Wesley Eugene Sherman. 1928 Mildred Irene Sherman. 1932 Frances Marie Sherman. The 1910 census for Afton, Chenango County, NY lists: Ralph, age 25 Myrtle, age 21 Kenneth, age 8 months. Info is from obituaries and family members; research by Millie Lockwood. Genealogy HOME Search Tool.