Husband: James Sherard (1 2 3 4)
Born: May 1842 in County Tyrone, Ireland (5)
Married: 14 Feb 1872 in Galena, Jo Daviess, Illinois (50 51)
Died: 11 Nov 1919 in Hurley, Turner, South Dakota (6)
Father: James Sherard
Mother: Matilda
Spouses:
Wife: Martha Jane White (7 8 9 10 11 12 13)
Born: Jul 1842 in Jo Daviess County, Illinois (14)
Died: 18 Feb 1914 in Turner Co., South Dakota (15)
Father: Andrew White
Mother: Matilda O'Neil
Spouses: Henry White
Children
01 (M): James A. Sherard (16 17 18)
Born: 28 Aug 1872 in Turner Co., Dakota Territory (19)
Died: 28 Dec 1959 in South Dakota (20)
Spouses: Jessie
02 (F): Matilda Jennie Sherard (21 22)
Born: 28 Aug 1872 in Turner Co., Dakota Territory (23)
Died:
Spouses: Joseph A. Layne
03 (M): William A. Sherard (24 25 26 27 28)
Born: 23 Oct 1875 in Dakota Territory (29 30)
Died:
Spouses: Helen
04 (M): Albert Sherard (31 32 33 34)
Born: 17 Sep 1877 in Dakota Territory (35 36)
Died: 08 Mar 1951 in Jackson Co., Oregon (37)
Spouses: Millie
05 (F): Lizzie Ann Sherard (38 39)
Born: 27 Sep 1880 in Turner Co., Dakota Territory
Died:
Spouses: Festus Cue
06 (F): Mary Belle Sherard (40 41 42 43 44)
Born: 09 Dec 1881 in Turner Co., Dakota Territory
Died:
Spouses:
07 (M): Charles Matthew Sherard (45 46 47 48)
Born: 15 Dec 1884 in Turner Co., Dakota Territory
Died: 31 Mar 1958 in South Dakota (49)
Spouses: Mary
Additional Information

Martha Jane White:

Notes:

Andrew and Matilda's daughter Martha Jane White married the boy next door, her possible cousin, Henry White, son of Robert and Jane White, on December 24, 1861. Their first child, Samuel David, was born in 1862. The Sherard History says Henry fought in The Civil War and died of his injuries. I haven't yet found his military record. After the Civil War Martha and Henry had two more sons, Robert in 1866, and Henry in 1870. By the time of the 1870 census, Henry Sr. had died and Martha and the three boys were living with her brother Samuel. In 1872 she married James Sherard, who had been living with his uncle and family in Irish Hollow. There is no mention of little Henry after the 1870 census, so he must have died, but Sam and Robert as well as their old neighbors from Irish Hollow, James and William Black, all accompanied James and Martha on the three week trek to Dakota Territory soon after their marriage. What an adventure that must have been! The 1910 census shows that Martha has had 13 children, only 9 of whom are living. Besides baby Henry, three Sherard children must have died as well. Martha and James were good hearted people. The 1900 census shows them with six children still at home and in addition they are caring for three nieces and Martha's handicapped sister Ann Eliza. Read more about the Sherards in the article titled "Sherard Family" in the sources for Martha. Martha and James lived and farmed in Turner County, South Dakota until they died, Martha in 1914 and James in 1919. Many of their descendants stayed in South Dakota. Some moved on to Oregon.



1900 Census - Martha is caring for her sister, Eliza, described as "invalid." Also living with the family are:
Ida May Sherard - age 10 - born in Minnesota - niece
Agga Sherard - age 9 - " "
Bell White - age 16 - born in Illinois "

(06) Mary Belle Sherard:

Notes:

1920 Census - Belle is living with her half-brother, Robert White, and his wife. She is called "Mary B." on this census.

Footnotes
  1. census, Federal - 1880 - Turner Co., Dakota Territory, District 27, Ancestry p. 10 of 36.
    (7 Jun 1880)
  2. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  3. Census, Federal - 1910 - Turner Co., South Dakota, Hurley Ward 2, ED 415, Sheet 9B; Ancestry p. 2 of 4.

    Line 95 Dwelling # 65 Family # 65

    Sherard, James Sr. Head age 67 Married (1st) for 37yrs b. Ireland f.b. Ire m.b. Ire immigrated 1864 Occ: own income Own home free
    Sherard, Martha J. Wife 67 M (2nd) 37yrs b. IL Ire Ire
    children born/living 13/9
    Sherard, Bell M. Dau 27 S b. S. D. Ire IL Occ: seamstress

  4. Jessie R. Sanborn, Sherard Family (from a book, "The Centennial of Hurley South Dakota" p. 532).
  5. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  6. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Deaths 1905 - 1955.
  7. Census, Federal - 1850 - Jo Daviess Co., Illinois, Irish Hollow Precinct.

    Line 10 Dwelling # 1727 Family # 1781

    Andrew White age 50 male Farmer value real est. - $1000 born Ireland
    Matilda " 43 f "
    William L. " 11 m Ills
    Samuel D. " 9 m "
    Martha J. " 8 f "
    Mary " 6 f "
    Ann E. " 4 f "
    John Fitzpatrick 94 m " Ireland

  8. Census, Federal - 1860 - Jo Daviess Co., Ill., Elizabeth Twsp.

    Line 26 Dwelling # 4388 Family # 4553

    Andrew White 60 Male Farmer Value real est - 1000 pers est - 790 born Ireland
    Matilda 57 f "
    William L. 20 m farmhand Ills
    Samuel D. 19 m " "
    Martha J. 18 f domestic "
    Mathew 16 m farm Hand " Attends school
    Ann E. 14 f "

  9. Census, Federal - 1870 - Jo Daviess Co, Ill, Elizabeth twsp, Ancestry pgs 19 & 20.

    Line 38 Dwelling # 147 Family # 147

    White, Samuel age 29 M Farmer value real est. $4000 value personal est. $1200 born Illinois
    Josephine 21 F Keeps House "
    Emily 3 F "
    Catherine 7/12 F born in Oct "
    Martha 27 F "
    Samuel 7 M "
    Robert 3 M "
    Henry 4/12 M "
    Shellborne, Frank 14 M Farm hand "

  10. census, Federal - 1880 - Turner Co., Dakota Territory, District 27, Ancestry p. 10 of 36.
    (7 Jun 1880)
  11. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
    (8 Jun 1900)
  12. Census, Federal - 1910 - Turner Co., South Dakota, Hurley Ward 2, ED 415, Sheet 9B; Ancestry p. 2 of 4.
    (19 Apr 1910)

    Line 95 Dwelling # 65 Family # 65

    Sherard, James Sr. Head age 67 Married (1st) for 37yrs b. Ireland f.b. Ire m.b. Ire immigrated 1864 Occ: own income Own home free
    Sherard, Martha J. Wife 67 M (2nd) 37yrs b. IL Ire Ire
    children born/living 13/9
    Sherard, Bell M. Dau 27 S b. S. D. Ire IL Occ: seamstress

  13. Jessie R. Sanborn, Sherard Family (from a book, "The Centennial of Hurley South Dakota" p. 532).
  14. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  15. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Death Index 1905 - 1955.
  16. census, Federal - 1880 - Turner Co., Dakota Territory, District 27, Ancestry p. 10 of 36.
  17. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner SD, Viborg, Ancestry p. 4 of 5.

    Line 32 Dwelling 253, Family # 255 This is a hotel run by Frank Waldo.

    Sherrard, Jas. A. Boarder b. Aug 1872 age 27 single b. SD f.b. IRE m.b. IL OCC: Livery Man

  18. Census, Federal - 1920 - Turner Co., SD, Hurley, Sheet 3B; Ancestry p. 6 of 23.
    (20 Jan 1920)

    Line 51 Dwelling 54 Family 55

    Sherard, James Head own Free age 47 b. SD f.b. IRE m.b. IL Occ: None
    Jessie wife 44 SD SD SD
    Zola dau 17 SD same
    Claude son 16 SD
    Clyde son 15 SD
    Zora dau 14 SD
    Jessie dau 12 Tex
    Merritt son 9 SD
    Irma dau 7 SD
    Marian dau 3 9/12 SD

  19. Jessie R. Sanborn, Sherard Family (from a book, "The Centennial of Hurley South Dakota" p. 532).

    "On the 22nd of May, 1872, his little family moved out of the covered wagon. . .They had been in their new home only three months and six days when twin children were born- James Jr. and Jennie."

  20. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Death Index 1905 - 1955.
  21. census, Federal - 1880 - Turner Co., Dakota Territory, District 27, Ancestry p. 10 of 36.
  22. Census, Federal - 1910 - Harris Co., Texas, Justice Precinct 1 .

    Line 37 4218 Eli Dwelling 373 Family 386

    Layne, Joseph A. Head age 38 m 18 yrs SD IN IN Occ: Oil well driller for wages Home owned Free
    Jennie wife 36 m 18 yrs SD IRE IL
    Lillian dau 17 SD SD SD
    Freda F. dau 12 SD " "
    Joseph A. Jr son 8 SD
    Ruth B. dau 5 TX

  23. Jessie R. Sanborn, Sherard Family (from a book, "The Centennial of Hurley South Dakota" p. 532).

    On the 22nd of May, 1872, his little family moved out of the covered wagon. . .They had been in their new home only three months and six days when twin children were born- James Jr. and Jennie.

  24. census, Federal - 1880 - Turner Co., Dakota Territory, District 27, Ancestry p. 10 of 36.
  25. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
    (8 Jun 1900)
  26. Census, Federal - 1920 - Turner Co., South Dakota, Norway ED 231, Sheet 5A; Ancestry p. 9 of 11.
    (28 Jan 1920)

    Line 37 Farm Dwelling # 83 Family # 83

    Sherard, William Head rent age 44 b. SD f.b. IRE m.b. IL OCC: Farmer, general
    Helen wife 36 X Na Den Den Den
    Clarence son 15 SD SD Den farm laborer, home farm
    Linn son 13 SD same
    Isla daughter 11 SD "
    Lyle son 10 SD "
    Berven son 6 SD "

  27. Census, Federal - 1910 - Turner Co., South Dakota, Spring Valley ED 419, Sheet 2B; Ancestry P. 4 of 15.
    (19 Apr 1910)

    Line 61 Dwelling # 24 Family # 25

    Sherard, Will head age 34 m. 7 yrs b. SD f.b. IRE m.b. IL Occ: farmer rents
    Hellen wife 27 7 Ch b./living 4/4 Den Den Den
    Clarence W. son 5 SD SD Den
    James L. son 3 same
    Isla dau 2 "
    Willard S. son 0/12 "
    Knudson, Karl hired man 17 Mich Den Den
    Olsen, Margret servant 16 Nor Nor Nor

  28. Census, Federal - 1930 - Turner co., South Dakota, Hurley , Sheet 3B; Ancestry p. 6 of 12.
    (24 Apr 1930)

    Sherard, William head age 54 m at age 27 SD No. Ire Maine occ; retired merchant - Ice
    Helen wife 44 19 Den Den Den
    Herbert V. son 16 SD SD Den laborer - ice business

  29. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  30. World War I Draft Registration, Serial # 1671; order # 1113; 40 1 G1 C.
    (1918)
  31. census, Federal - 1880 - Turner Co., Dakota Territory, District 27, Sheet 11B; Ancestry p. 10 of 36.
    (25 Apr 1910)
  32. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  33. Census, Federal - 1910 - Jackson Co., Oregon, East Ashland, Sheet 11B; Ancestry p. 22 of 38.
    (25 Apr 1910)

    Line 69 881 East Main Dwelling # 280 Family # 294

    Sherard, Albert Head age 32 m1 0 yrs SD b. SD f.b. IRE m.b. IL occ: teamster - dray co. W
    Mellie wife 33 m2 0 ORE ORE USA ORE
    Inlow, Gladys step dau 11 " " ORE "
    Jessie " 9 " " " "
    White, Robert W. half-bro 42 m1 11 SD SD USA IL Lather - house buss. OA
    Bushnell, Loren W. boarder 21 s SD SD " USA Teamster Lumber yard W

  34. Census, Federal - 1920 - Jackson Co., Oregon, Ashland, Sheet 4A; Ancestry p. 7 of 8.
    (5 Jan 1920)

    Line 11 881 East Main St. Dwelling 86 Family # 93

    Sherard, Albert Head O F age 42 b. SD f.b. IRE m.b. USA OCC: Machinist - Steam RR
    Mellie wife 42 Ore USA ORE
    Dorothy J. dau 8 Ore SD "
    Cleo D. dau 5 " " "
    Inlow, Gladys step-dau 20 " Ore " Operator Telephone Co.

  35. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  36. Social Security Death Index.
  37. Ancestry.com, Oregon Death index 1903 - 98; cert. # 2717.
  38. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  39. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Births 1856 - 1903.
  40. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  41. Census, Federal - 1920 - El Paso Co., Colorado, Manitou, ED# 112, Ancestry p. 5 of 24.
  42. Census, Federal - 1910 - Turner Co., South Dakota, Hurley Ward 2, ED 415, Sheet 9B; Ancestry p. 2 of 4.

    Line 95 Dwelling # 65 Family # 65

    Sherard, James Sr. Head age 67 Married (1st) for 37yrs b. Ireland f.b. Ire m.b. Ire immigrated 1864 Occ: own income Own home free
    Sherard, Martha J. Wife 67 M (2nd) 37yrs b. IL Ire Ire
    children born/living 13/9
    Sherard, Bell M. Dau 27 S b. S. D. Ire IL Occ: seamstress

  43. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Births 1856 - 1903.
  44. Census, Federal - 1930 - Turner Co., SD, Salem ED 24, Ancestry p. 1 of 13.

    Jorgensen, Clifford Head radio Y Farm Y age 33 m age 30 SD DEN DEN Farmer - gen farming
    Zola wife 27 24 SD SD WI
    Sherard, Belle servant 47 s SD N IRE IL Farmer - gen farming

  45. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Sheet 6 A; Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
  46. Census, Federal - 1920 - Turner Co., South Dakota, Spring Valley, ED 239, Sheet 6A; Ancestry p. 11 of 13.
    (28 Jan 1920)

    Line 2 Dwelling # 100 Family # 100

    Sherard, C. M. head rent age 35 married b. SD f.b. IRE m.b. IL occ: Farmer
    Mary wife 34 m SD Den Den None
    Muriel son 9 SD SD SD
    Gifford son 8 same
    Martha dau 6 "
    Russell son 3 6/12 "

  47. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Births 1856 - 1903.
  48. Census, Federal - 1930 - Turner Co., South Dakota, Viborg, sheet 4B; Ancestry p. 8 of 15.
    (16 Apr 1930)

    Line 67 North St. Dwelling #111 Family # 111

    Sherrard, Chas Head Rent 12/mo no radio age 45 m at 24 b. SD f.b. IRE m.b. Iowa Farm Laborer waged
    Mary Wife 45 24 SD Den Den
    Gifford Son 18 ! SD SD
    Merle Son 20 \/ " " Farm Laborer
    Martha Daughter 16
    Russel Son 13
    Lester Son 9

  49. Ancestry.com, South Dakota Death Index 1905 - 1955.
  50. Census, Federal - 1900 - Turner Co., S. Dakota, Twsp 97, Ancestry p. 6 of 13.
    (8 Jun 1900)
  51. S. Johnston, Email 11 Feb 2007.
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