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George Sherman

22nd MI Infantry, Company C

(1843 – 1914)

George Sherman was born to Truman and Diana (Dunn) Sherman of Lyons, NY about 1842.  By the time George was 8 the family had moved to Livonia, Wayne County, MI.  George was living with Jonathan B. Sherman in Southfield Twp. from 1860 to Aug. 29,1864  when he enlisted at age 21 as a private in the 22 MI Infantry, Company C. 

George survived the war and was mustered out on June 26, 1865 in Nashville, TN.  His pension papers also list him as a member of 1st MI Cavalry, Company I.  He applied for a pension on May 13, 1886.  He listed heart troubles as a permanent disability on the 1890 Census Veteran’s Schedules.

Following the war he married Ann M Low on Nov. 8, 1866 in Redford, MI. The couple settled on 50 acres in Southfield Twp.  This property was located on the north side of 8 Mile Road, spanning Berg Rd. in Southfield Twp., now the City of Southfield.

George and Ann had 5 children:  Lydia b.1866; John b.1869: Emma b.1874; Bell b.1872; and an infant who died on Sept. 30, 1880 six days after the death of his mother. 

After Ann’s death George married Maggie (Margaret) Sherier/Shesur?, 30 yrs old, from Ontario, Canada on Nov. 30, 1882 in Farmington, MI.  The couple raised a 2nd family:  Milton b.1892 and Gladys b.1893.

By 1910 George was retired and he and Maggie were living on Prall Street in Pontiac, Oakland County, MI with Milton and Gladys.  George died of “chronic kidney trouble and a general breaking down” at age 72 in Pontiac on Sept. 30, 1914 and Margaret applied for her veteran’s widow’s pension on Oct. 17, 1914.

George Sherman was laid to rest in Mt. Hazel Cemetery on Lahser Rd. south of 7 Mile Rd.  next to his first wife and infant child.


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