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William Dallas Sherman
(1784-1867)

 

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Margaret Ann Watson

William Dallas Sherman

  • Born: 1784, Northampton, England
  • Marriage: Margaret Ann Watson
  • Died: 1867, Bladen County, NC, at age 83
  • Buried: Sherman Family Cem.
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  General Notes:



William D. (David or Dallas) is our oldest known "Sherman" ancestor in North Carolina, having immigrated to America from Northampton, England.

1830 Federal Census - New Hanover County, NC
1 male 40 - 50
1 female 20 - 30
2 males 0 - 5
1 male 5 - 10

1840 Federal Census - New Hanover County, NC
William Sherman 40 - 50
1 female 30 - 40
1 male 0 - 5
1 male 5 - 10
2 males 10 - 15
2 females 0 - 5


1860 Federal Census - Subdivision of NE side of Cape Fear River
French's Creek, Bladen County, NC.
W. D. Sherman 65 Brickmaker, born Northampton England
Margaret 53
Sarah J. 23
Theodore C. 16 farmer
Mary A. 14
Thomas J. 10


1867 William D. Sherman dies.


1880 Federal Census - Canetuck Township, New Hanover County, NC.
Margaret Sherman, 80, widow
Sarah J., 38, single daughter

Notes:
W. D. Sherman - Born in Northhampton England. Came to United States
in the early 1800s. Brickmaker by trade. He supposedly sided with the North during
Civil War which angered neighbors, so he moved his family to Sampson
County. Returned to homeplace after the War. Buried in Sherman family
cemetary at Point Caswell, Pender County.

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William married Margaret Ann Watson, daughter of William Watson and Unknown. (Margaret Ann Watson was born in 1807 in Bladen County, NC and died on 27 Jul 1885 in Pender County, NC.)


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