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From: Ann and Sid Propst <>
Subject: Elisha and Mary Caroline SHERRILL
Date: Sat, 26 Jun 1999 22:22:57 -0400

Hi, Robert Alley--

This is in reply to your e-mail of 20 May 1999--and hoping that thru
Catawba West Rootwebs folks you will see this. I tried sending it to
<> and my post bounced back to me.

My Sherrill data is rather "raw" and incomplete. Whether the following
will help you out remains to be seen--

There is a Nick Sherrill listed in the Index and was supposed to appear on
p 216 of the 1870 Catawba Co., NC Census, but is not shown on that page.
It might have been an oversight when the Census was copied from the
original. However, Espey Sherrill does appear with children. This is how I
think it is supposed to be:

Nicholas Marion Sherrill, s/o Enos Sherrill, b. c. 1829 Lincoln (now
Catawba Co., NC, and m. bef 1852 Epsa "Espey" Thompson, d/o W. Thompson and
Ellen Thompson. Children:

1. Thomas Alex Sherrill b. 14 Dec 1852 NC; d. 22 Oct 1929 & buried at
Rehobeth Meth. Ch. Cem., Terrell, NC, m. (1) Laura F. Robinson on 21 May
1874, Catawba Co., NC by L. A. Lockman, J.P., (2) Lola Cutting on 20 Jan
1887 Catawba Co., NC by S. C. Brown, J.P.

2. Margaret Ann A. "Mollie" Sherrill, b. c. 1855, m. John Wesley Sherrill,
s/o Enos Sherrill and Ruana Jones, on 27 Feb 1873 Catawba Co., NC by J. A.
Sherrill, Min. They had a daughter, Chattie M. Sherrill b. c. 1874 who m.
Elam E. Sherrill on 8 May 1892 Catawba Co., NC by S. C. Brown, J.P.

3. William Frank Sherrill b. 1857-1858 NC, m. S. Emma shelton, on 3 May
1882 Catawba Co., NC by M. V. Sherrill, Min.

4. Paulina Sherrill, b. c. 1861 NC

5. Avery P. Sherrill b. c. 1862, m. Corah Alice Sherrill on 22 Mar 1882
Catawba Co., NC by J. A. sherrill, Min.

6. George E. Sherrill, b. c. 1865 NC, m. Lottie M. Sherrill on 19 May 1886
Catawba Co., NC by S. C. Brown, J.P.


Also in my database I have the following:

Elisha F. Sherrill, s/o of William Sherrill (this Elisha Sherrill had a
brother, Silas Woodford Sherrill who m. Molly M. Scronce), b. 1825-1828
Lincoln Co., NC, m. Mary Caroline Sherrill, d/o of Hartford Sherrill and
unk. wife, on 26 Sep 1854 in Catawba Co., NC by William Long, J.P.

I have some notes regarding my listing of children as the listings in 1860
thru 1880 censuses are inconsistent. Sons, Frederick and Jackson A. are
included as Elisha and Mary Caroline are listed as their parents in the
marriage records.

1. Julia Ann Sherrill b. 3 Sep 1849 Catawba Co., NC; d. 12 May 1917 &
buried at Rehobeth Meth. Ch. Cem., Terrell, NC. She m. Joseph Nesbitt
[Lytle] Little, s/o Unknown Lytle and Mary Lytle, on 12 Dec 1869 Catawba
Co., NC by J. S. Sherrill, Min. Their children: (1) Carry Little, b. c.
1873; (2) Oscar Little b. c. 1874, m. Josie Robinson on 3 Nov 1895 Catawba
Co., NC by C. H. Lester, J.P., (3) Thomas Little, b. c. 1876, Essie D.
Little b. 13 Jul 1878; d. 18 May 1952 & buried at Rehobeth Meth. Ch. Cem.,
Terrell, NC, m. James D. Cline, s/o Coleman Cline & christina Hass, on 18
Nov 1894 Catawba Co., NC by J. R. J. Annas. Min. (their children--Coskey,
Lunar, Odell, Fred, William, Espy, Stamey and Grace Maude who m. Floyd
Wesley Drum); and (5) William Tate Little b. 3 Aug 1880; d. 23 Dec 1959 NC
& buried at Rehobeth Meth. Ch. Cem., m. Sadie Sherrill.

2. Thomas Sherrill, b. 1853-1854 Catawba Co., NC, d. in TX.

3. Silas Sherrill b. aft 1854 m. Sarah Sherrill

4. Mary J. Sherrill, b. 4 Jul 1854 NC; d. 29 Apr 1918 NC & also buried at
Rehobeth Meth. Ch. Cem., m. Alexander Brotherton.

5. Andrew Jackson Sherrill, b. 22 Jul 1855; d. 14 Mar 1933 NC & buried at
Bethel Luth. Ch. Cem. (Old); m. Sarilla A. Pope on 30 Nov 1881 Catawba Co.,
NC by P. K. Little, J.P.

6. Wesley Sherrill, b. c. 1857

7. Winslow Sherrill, b. 1859 NC.

8. Hiram W. Sherrill b. 5 Apr 1861 NC; d. 24 Mar 1902 NC & buried at
Rehobeth Meth. Ch. Cemetery. He married Mary J. [Richie] Richey.
Children: Joe, Barney, Luther, Lester Hayes who m. Mabel Mildred Sherrill
in 1919, Roy, Elisha and Gussy.

9. Frederick Sherrill b. c. 1862, m. Sarah J. Miller on 26 Jan 1882 Catawba
Co., NC by P. K. Little, J.P.

10. Elisha Burtran Sherrill b. c. 1865.

11. Cora Lee Sherrill, b. 11 Sep 1868 NC; d. 1 Feb 1890 NC & buried at
Rehobeth Meth. Ch. Cem., Terrell, NC.


Your George Ivey Sherrill could very well be the George E. Sherrill listed
above. Since these Sherrills are not directly related to my husband, I
haven't pursued researching them any further than shown.

My sources were various Catawba County, NC Censuses and both vols. of
Catawba Co., NC Marriages, compiled by The Catawba Co. Genealogical
Society, Hickory, NC. Please let me know if any of the above helps you in
your quest.

Warm regards,


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Ann Propst
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