SHERMAN VALLEY CEMETERY

(Also known as SLAB CITY and PLEASANT VALLEY)

SHERMAN, NY


Name & Family                       Dates, age
Michael BARLEY born according to death date, Aug 27, 1783 in CT died Sept
16, 1866 aged 83-0-23 is probably Michael JR
Wife, Mary ROWE BARLEY , Died 6-15-1868, age 86-6-16 dau Amanda, Birth Date:
1814 dau Myra, b 1820 CT \
Son ORRA Barley married Almira ROSS and he died before 1860 in Sherman, their dau
Martha Jane, dau of Orra ca 1829 and Almira ROSS Barley, died 9-21-1866, age 17-22-0
Orra is probably buried here also in 1860 Sherman ALMIRA 36 is RE married to
John KIDDER, 46 martha is 10, adopted by KIDDER Almira's only child
There may have been a son Mahlon BARLEY also named here in 1840 Sherman
Addison BEEBE
BEEBE
Addison, 1819-1893
Wife Samantha (PARK) 1830-1893
Addison BEEBE and wife instantly killed by the cars;
One of the saddest and most distressing accidents in this vicinity was that
which occurred near North Clymer, on Wednesday afternoon, of last week which
Addison Beebe and his wife of this place lost their lives.
Mr and Mrs BEEBE had been visiting their son, *Orren, (or Orra) at North
Clymer and had just started on the journey home and were killed while
attempting to cross the track of the Western NY & PA RR near Albert
HILCOMB'S place, the 3rd crossing, and about a half mile from the Panama station,
Train 1 known as the Fast Express was running at speeds of about 50 mph and
due at Sherman at 3;25 PM. Full details will never be known but it is
thought that Mr BEEBE either never heard the whistle, or else he had hurried
the horse across the tracks before the train. At any rate, the locomotive
reached the crossing a few feet ahead and the horse driven by Mr Beebe was
struck by the engine and by the buggy and its occupants came in contact
about the same time, Mr and Mrs Beebe and the horse were killed instantly,
Mr Beebe was hurled a distance of several feet, struck on some ties, his
head crushed, brains coming oout, Mrs Beebe was badly bruised, although not
mangled, the buggy totally demolished and carried a distance of 200-300 ft.
Mr BEEBE was 74 and his wife was 63 and had resided for many years, until
recently, at Marks Corners in the town of French Creek
A Mina Scrapbook
Added notes;
This accident happened about 1893, there are no dates in the clipping; but states Addison is 74
Addison BEEBE was the son of EZRA Beebe and Lois FLETCHER and was born ABT. 1819 in NY
He was married to Samantha PARKS
Children
Henry Beebe
Orra or Ora Beebe
Delmar Beebe
Alma Beebe
Addie Beebe
PITTS
ORRIN, son of Cyrus and Harriet CROSS Pitts other siblings b here also
and brother BYRON Pitts b about 1846 vanished from data may be buried here
also
wife Nora WELLARD
James A BEKEN not BEKIN  ,
Enlistment Date: 13 September 1864
Distinguished Service: Side Served: Union
State Served: New York
Unit Numbers: 1597 1597
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 13 September 1864 at the age of 44
Enlisted in Company H, 90th Infantry Regiment New York on 13 September 1864.
POW on 19 October 1864 at Cedar Creek, VA
Transfered on 29 November 1864 from company H to company F
Died as a prisoner Company H, 90th Infantry Regiment New York on 30 May 1865
in Richmond, VA
James died on his way home,
Wife Mercy CARPENTER both born in England, came to the US in 1852, no
children Mercy BEKEN lived with her brother Philiip CARPENTER until her
death in Sherman 1903 she was pensioned for her husbands death in Sherman
Solomon SKINNER
Solomon, born, 2-4-1808 / Dod/ says 1946/ not possible wife
CANDACE SKINNER 4-26-1812/ 3-20-1897 lived in 1880 Westfield a widow, age 67 b NY
in 1850 and all data hereafter Head of house Candace SKINNER and 2 daughters
Rhoda 11 and Caroline 6 lived in Sherman, no SOLOMON his death date is
more likely 1846 NOT 1946
HEATH, Mahlon
died 1-22-1852, age 11-1-1
son of or lived with DENNIS and 2nd wife ANNIS HEATH of Sherman along with
several other children HEATH
HEATH
Captain Dennis, died 8-8-1870, age 64, Veteran?
1st Wife, Olive, died 4-27-1846, age 38-6-21
SKINNER, AUSTIN
Austin, died 9-26-1879, age 78-7-25 born CT
1st Wife Almira, died 6-9-1839, age 33
Dau, Sarah, died 11-18-1848, age 2-6-3
Austin fathered several children most beginning with the letter A
Austin SKINNER'S 2nd wife Sarah BLANCHARD SKINNER is buried with some of her
Skinner Children in Ashville Maple Grove
Skinner Sarah nee Blanchard 1815-1895 w. Austin SKINNER Most of his
life Austin Skinner lived in the town of Harmony, in or near Panama / Busti,
Ashville
the Solomon Skinner b here may be a brother
TARBOX, Asa Potter b ca1789  died 2-27-1872, age 83 b RI
wife Harriet BREWSTER b ca 1796 died 4-22 1878, age 82
son Paschal Augustus Tarbox,11 Mar 1816 d 1901 Wisconsin, dau Juliana b 17
Oct 1817 m Robinson DURLIN d here 8-10-1879 other ch Sarah M and Perry Fowler Tarbox
in 1870 Asa and harriet are at son or grandson PERRY Fowler TARBOX home in
Clayton, Cass Co IOWA, \
RUSSELL
Fred G. 1868-1947
Fred George RUSSELL was born Jan 2, 1868 at Summerdale, and died November
28, 1947 at the age of 79 He was the son of William and Rhoda (BUSS)
RUSSELL, He was united in marriage March 13, 1892 with Carrie MARSHALL who
died October 25, 1945 There were 3 Children, Neil of Sherman , Murray who
died at age 14 and Freda, (Mrs. D. M. EDDY of JAmestown) Mr RUSSELL has
spent the whole of his life in Sherman, and for the past 30 years lived in
the village
Wife, Carrie (MARSHALL) 1869-1945
Mrs CARRIE (MARSHALL) RUSSELL, 73
died Sherman, October 26 1945 (clipping date)
wife of Fred Russell died late last night at her home on East Main St,
Sherman after an illness of 2 days, She is also survived by a son, Neil
RUSSELL of Sherman, a daughter Mrs DeWitt EDDY of Jamestown and 4
Grandchildren, a sister, Miss GLENNA MARSHALL of Sherman, internment in
Pleasant Valley Cemetery
DURLIN
Robinson M. 3-28-1818/ 1-6-1878
Wife Julia A. nee TARBOX 10-17-1817 / 8-10-1879
dau of Asa and Harriet Brewster TARBOX
DURLIN
Brigham F. died 4-27-1870, age 35-6-2 is
Fidellio Brigham Durlin brother of Robinson DURLIN, sons of Benjamin Durlin
and Susannah GOODWIN DURLIN
Wife, Sarah Melvin nee TARBOX , died 7-6-1875, age 49-10-29 dau of Asa and
Harriet Brewster TARBOX


TRESSLER
Lee E. ( Earl ) 18--/ 19-- 30 May 1893 d 9 May 1989 Lee E. TRESSLER 95,
of main St., Sherman, formerly of Clymer-French Creek Road, died at 6 PM
Tuesday (May 9, 1989) in Lutheran Home for the Aged, Erie, PA. He was born
May 30, 1893, in French Creek, a son of Elmer & Caroline HINKSON
TRESSLER.Surviving are a daughter, Elsie HULETT of Erie; 13 grandchildren;
20 great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Amy NEWHOUSE TRESSLER, who died
in 1973; his second wife, Ruby GROAT TRESSLER, in 1976; 2 sons: Howard
TRESSLER, in 1979, & Gordon TRESSLER, in 1983; & 2 sisters: Pearl KING & Mae PRINGLE.
Wife, Amy A. died 1973 b 18 Apr 1896 d Jan 1973 Clymer
DILL, Harriet 1877-197?  b 29 Jul 1877  d Mar 1972 Fredonia
FELTON
John, born 25 JUN 1859 died 5-2-1910, age 59 according to census data he was
b NY parents b Holland, in 1910 just before his death he lived in the home
of his son in law and Dau Richard and Cordelia BENIM he is first found here
in 1870 age about 18 father Bernardus and Mother Amelia LEGTERS Felton
younger brother William, Bernardus FELTON served in the Civil War, 1861-64
in the NY 154th Hardtack Regiment the family lived in Sherman in 1890
Veteran census when Bernardus suffered from a general breakdown, dropsy,
feeble minded now and crippled he dieed in 1891 and is buried at Ravelin Hill

Wife Mary nee INWOOD , died, 7-1-1907, age 57
Son, Bert/ No data no marker.
Katherine, 1880-1971
DURFEE, Walter W. 1832-1893
Born: 8 Jan 1832 Benson, Rutland, Vermont d 22 Jan 1893 French Creek,son
of Aaron Moses DURFEE and Jane BUTTERFIELD
Wife Sarah, nee MARK 1836-1908
17 Jun 1836 d 1908 dau of Philip MARK and Lydia ROCKWELL
Son, Mark, died 2-14-1874, age 9-11-8
NEAR Winferd  H. 1901-1947 is
Oct. 20, 1947: Sherman - Winferd Henry Near, 46, died Sunday morning at his
home at Sherman Center. He is survived by his wife, Helen Near; a daughter,
Betty Ann Near, and two sons, William and Gerald Near of Sherman; his
mother, Mrs. May Wheeler of Conneautville, Pa.; four brothers, Leo McCann of
Clymer, Jesse Near of Sherman, Kester Near of North East, Pa., and William
Near of Sherman, and three sisters, Mrs. Albert Kearns and Mrs. Raymond
Wassink of Clymer and Mrs. George Dewey of North Clymer.
*Ellery Scrap book clipping C, pg 96
posted by Loraine Smith
DAMCOTT, Donald L. Damcott, 68, 1917-1986  of North Haven Apartments,
Sherman, NY, died at 4:45 PM Tuesday (April 1, 1986) in Corry Memorial
Hospital, Corry, PA.
He was born June 20, 1917, in Clymer, a son of Arvin & Minnie Legters
Damcott. Surviving are his wife, Carolyn King Damcott of Sherman, whom he
married Jan 21, 1943; 6 sons: Lester, Myron & Stuart Damcott, all of
Westfield; Kenneth Damcott of Clymer, Byron Damcott of Pensacola, FL & David
Damcott of Sherman; 3 daughters Dathryn Hitchcock of Kennedy, Margaret
Coburn of Corry & Donna Stratton of Ashville; 26 grandchildren; 4 brothers;
Marion, Norman, Maynard & Wilfred Damcott of Clymer; & a sister Jeanette
Evans of Clymer.He was preceded in death by a brother, Orville Damcott, in 1975.

LEWIS, Clara M. Lewis, 81, of 40 Evans St., formerly of Sherman, died
Tuesday (Feb. 26, 2002) in Corry Memorial Hospital. She was born May 16,
1920, in Sherman, the daughter of Murry and Cornelia 'Nelia'' Sutton
Hamilton. She is survived by a daughter, Martha A. Gibbson of Mayville;
three sons: William Lewis of Clymer, John Lewis of Mayville and Glen Lewis
of Wellsville; 10 grandchildren: 26 great-grandchildren; a great
great-grandson; and two sisters: Mildred Freeman of Sherman and Hattie ''Kay
'' McClelland of McKean, Pa. She was preceded in death by her husband,
William R. Lewis Sr., whom she married Sept. 10, 1939, in Sherman, and who
died Aug. 6, 1985; two sons: Daniel and Ronnie Lewis; a sister, Ethel Wester
; and a brother, Henry Hamilton. Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery,
Sherman.

STANSBURY Charles D. Stansbury Sr., 87, of 125 Church St., Apt. 19, Sherman,
died at 3:35 p.m. Tuesday (Feb. 20, 2001) in The Waters of Westfield. He was
born Feb. 4, 1914, in Center Township, Ind., the son of Hudson & Ruth H.
Blaud Stansbury. He was a veteran of World War II, serving with the Navy
Seabees, and was employed by Raven TenHagen Builders in Sherman as a
carpenter. He is survived by a son, Charles D. Stansbury Jr. of Sherman; two
daughters: Rozella Stansbury of Mayville and Venona Parker of Perrysburg;
nine grandchildren: and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death
by his wife, Mary Emaline Stansbury, whom he married April 3, 1943, and who
died Aug. 28, 1994; a grandson, Travis Parker; and a brother and a sister.
Burial will be in Pleasant Valley Cemetery.

SOURCE: List compiled from old town records and  our PRATT family history (incomplete) and data supplied by Jeanette Pratt Babcock.  Submitted by Dolores Pratt Davidson, 1999.

Additions & corrections  provided by Dolores Pratt Davidson, 2007.