Lawrence ShermanBorn: Apr. 22, 1913 at Afton, Chenango County, NY. Died: Feb. 7, 1997 at Oneonta, NY. He is buried at: (unknown). His father was Ralph Ward Sherman His mother was Myrtle Beatrice Merritt He was married to Louisa Celinda Bennett on Dec. 30, 1934 at Bradford, NY. Louisa was born Jan. 14, 1916. Another notation in family records states that they were married on Dec. 20, 1934 "at Uncle Lynn Jones in Bradford, New York". Not sure which date is correct. They had one child together: 1937 Vurla Jean Sherman Info from Town Clerk's office, Afton NY, birth reg.# 518. Research by Millie Lockwood. Genealogy HOME Search Tool. Here is a 1946 Group Photo showing Lawrence and all his twelve siblings.