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Collection William T. Sherman Papers

Family Trees

Family trees of the interconnected Sherman and Ewing families.

William T. Sherman was one of eleven children. His father died in 1829, leaving Sherman’s mother without the financial resources to support all of her children. As a result, several of the Sherman children joined the households of other family and friends. The sixth child, William Tecumseh Sherman (known as “Cump” within the family), was adopted informally by his father’s friend and neighbor, Thomas Ewing (1789-1871), and grew up in the Ewing household. The Sherman-Ewing family bond became official when Sherman married his foster-sister Ellen Ewing in 1850.

Members of the extended Sherman-Ewing family wrote to one another over the years, and mentioned other family members within their correspondence. The Sherman and Ewing family trees below are intended as an aid to understanding familial relationships and references found in the correspondence in the William T. Sherman Papers and published editions of Sherman correspondence.

Researchers interested in the Sherman and Ewing families should also consult the Charles Ewing Family Papers, Thomas Ewing Family Papers, Miles-Cameron Families Correspondence, and John Sherman Papers in the Manuscript Division of the Library of Congress.

The Sherman Family Tree

  • Charles Robert Sherman (Sept. 26, 1788-June 24, 1829) and Mary Hoyt Sherman (Dec. 28, 1787-Sept. 23, 1852)
    • Children:
      1. Charles Taylor Sherman (Feb. 3, 1811- Jun. 1, 1879)
        • Married Eliza Jane Williams (1822-1893), Feb. 2, 1841
        • Children:
          • Mary Hoyt Sherman (1842-1904)
            • Married Gen. Nelson Appleton Miles, June 30, 1868
            • Children:
              • Cecelia Sherman Miles (1869-1952)
              • Sherman Miles (1882-1966)
          • Henry Stoddard Sherman (1844-1893)
          • Edward Sherman (b. 1846)
          • John Sherman (1847-1890)
          • Anna Wallace Sherman (1850-1870)
          • Lida William Sherman (1852-1908)
          • Elizabeth Sherman (1857-1944)
            • Married James Don Cameron (1833-1918), son of Sen. Simon Cameron of Penn., in 1878
      2. Mary Elizabeth Sherman (Apr. 21, 1812-Aug. 29, 1900)
        • Married William J. Reese (1804-1883), Oct. 29, 1829
        • Children:
          • Henry Bickham Reese (1832-1902)
          • Mary Leah Reese (1833-1834)
          • Rosina Elisabeth Reese (1835-1922)
          • Margaret Mesier Reese (1837 or 1839-1931)
          • Mary Hoyt Reese (1839-1934)
          • Julia Leah Reese (1842-1912)
          • Alice Augusta Reese (1845-1851)
      3. James Sherman (Dec. 14, 1813- July 10, 1864)
        • Married Sophia Connell, Oct. 11, 1841
        • Children:
          • Charles Robert Sherman (1844-1866)
          • Frances Connell Sherman (1848-1875)
          • Hoyt Sherman (b. 1851)
      4. Amelia Sherman (Feb. 18, 1816-Jan. 9, 1862)
        • Married Robert McComb, Oct. 2, 1832
        • Children:
          • Mary McComb (1833-1834)
          • Elizabeth Reese McComb (1835-1861)
          • Julia Willock McComb (1836-1918)
          • Margaret McComb (1838-1871)
          • Robert Sherman McComb (1841-1900)
          • William James McComb (b. 1843)
          • Charles Sherman McComb (1845-1865)
          • Henry Hoyt McComb (1849-1850)
          • John Edward McComb (1851-1851)
          • Hoyt Sherman McComb (1855-1899)
      5. Julia Ann Sherman (July 24, 1818-Apr. 3, 1842)
        • Married John Gibbie Willock, June 5, 1838
        • Children:
          • Katherine Willock (1839-1900)
          • Charles Sherman Willock (1841-1842)
      6. William Tecumseh Sherman (Feb. 8, 1820-Feb. 14, 1891)
        • Married Eleanor “Ellen” Boyle Ewing (Oct. 4, 1824-Nov. 28, 1888), May 1, 1850
        • Ellen was the daughter of Thomas Ewing and Maria Boyle Ewing; see Ewing family tree
        • Children:
          • Maria Boyle Ewing (“Minnie”) Sherman (Jan. 28, 1851-Nov. 22, 1913)
            • Married Thomas William Fitch, Oct. 1, 1874
            • Children:
              • William Sherman Fitch (1875-1927)
              • Eleanor Sherman Fitch (1876-1959)
              • Thomas William Fitch, Jr. (1878-1917)
              • Catherine Fitch (1879-1882)
              • Maria Ewing Fitch (1881-1882)
              • Mary Sherman Fitch (b. 1883)
          • Mary Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Sherman (Nov. 17, 1852-Apr. 6, 1925)
          • William T. (“Willy”) Sherman, Jr. (June 8, 1854-Oct. 3, 1863)
          • Thomas Ewing Sherman (Oct. 12, 1856-Apr. 29, 1933)
          • Eleanor Mary (“Elly”) Sherman (Sept. 5, 1859- July 18, 1915)
            • Married Alexander Montgomery (“Mont”) Thackara, May 5, 1880
            • Children:
              • Mary Elizabeth Thackara (b. 1881)
              • Alexander Montgomery Thackara, Jr. (b. 1883)
              • William Tecumseh Sherman Thackara (b. 1884)
              • Eleanor Sherman Thackara (b. 1886)
          • Rachel Ewing Sherman (July 5, 1861-Oct. 26, 1919)
            • Married Paul Thorndike, Dec. 30, 1891
            • Children:
              • William Tecumseh Sherman Thorndike (b. 1893)
              • Martha Thorndike (b. 1895)
              • Anna Thorndike (m. 1896)
          • Charles Celestine Sherman (June 11, 1864-Dec. 4, 1864)
          • Philemon Tecumseh (“Cumpy”) Sherman (Jan. 9, 1867-Dec. 6, 1941)
      7. Lampson Parker Sherman (Oct. 13, 1821- Nov. 21, 1900)
        • Married Mary A. Gitchell, Apr. 19, 1845
        • Children:
          • Charles Hammond Sherman (1846-1916)
          • Joseph E. Sherman (1848-1848)
        • Married Susan Rebecca Lawson, Dec. 31, 1851
        • Children:
          • Stephen L’Hommedieu Sherman (1852-1854)
          • Mary Elizabeth Sherman (1854-1855)
          • James Edward Sherman (1856-1863)
          • John Sherman (1858-1915)
          • Elmer Ellsworth Sherman (1861-1863)
          • Minnie Edith Sherman (b. 1864)
          • William Tecumseh Sherman (1866-1867)
          • Lampson Parker Sherman, Jr. (1868-1955)
      8. John Sherman (May 10, 1823-Oct. 22, 1900)
        • Married Margaret Sarah Cecelia Stewart, Aug. 31, 1848
        • Children:
          • Mary Stewart (“Mamie”) Sherman (ca. 1869-1934)
      9. Susan Denman Sherman (b. Oct. 10, 1825-Jan. 10, 1876)
        • Married: second wife of Thomas Wells Bartley, Nov. 7, 1848
        • Children:
          • Herbert Bartley
          • Alice Elizabeth Bartley (1854-1893)
          • Roger Sherman Bartley (b. 1856)
          • Mary Hoyt Bartley (b. 1859)
          • Susan Day Bartley (1867-1873)
      10. Major Hoyt Sherman (Nov. 1, 1827-Jan. 25, 1904)
        • Married Sara Elvira Moulton, Dec. 25, 1855
        • Children:
          • Frank Allen Sherman (1856-1902)
          • Adaline Moulton Sherman (1859-1917)
          • Charles Moulton Sherman (1861-1911)
          • Arthur Hoyt Sherman (1869-1945)
          • Helen Hoyt Sherman (1873-1912)
      11. Frances Beecher “Fanny” Sherman (May 5, 1829-1889)
        • Married Charles William Moulton, May 9, 1855
        • Children:
          • Mary Hoyt Sherman Moulton (1856-1925)
          • Adaline Sherman Moulton (1859-1915)
          • Cecilia Sherman Moulton (1860-1919)
          • John Sherman Moulton (1864-1919)

The Ewing Family Tree

  • Thomas Ewing (Dec. 28, 1789-Oct. 26, 1871) and Maria Willis Boyle Ewing (Jan. 1, 1801-Feb. 20, 1864), married 1820
    • Children:
      • Philemon Beecher (“Phil”) Ewing (Nov. 3, 1820-Apr. 15, 1896)
        • Married Mary Gillespie (1832-1880), Aug. 31, 1849
        • Children:
          • Thomas Ewing (1850-1880)
          • Mary Agnes Ewing (1851-1910)
          • Eleanor Ewing (b. 1853)
          • George Ewing (b. 1855)
          • John Gillespie Ewing (b. 1858)
          • Francis Cointet Ewing (b. 1859)
          • Mary Rebecca Ewing (b. 1861)
          • Mary Angela (b. 1863)
          • Neal Henry Ewing (b. 1865)
          • Mary Philomena Ewing (b. 1867)
          • Mary Theodosia Ewing (b. 1868)
          • Edward Soring Ewing (b. 1870
      • Eleanor “Ellen” Boyle Ewing (Oct. 4, 1824-Nov. 28, 1888)
        • Married William Tecumseh Sherman (Feb. 8, 1820-Feb. 14, 1891), May 1, 1850
        • Children:
          • Maria Boyle Ewing (“Minnie”) Sherman (Jan. 28, 1851-Nov. 22, 1913)
            • Married Thomas William Fitch, Oct. 1, 1874
            • Children:
              • William Sherman Fitch (1875-1927)
              • Eleanor Sherman Fitch (1876-1959)
              • Thomas William Fitch, Jr. (1878-1917)
              • Catherine Fitch (1879-1882)
              • Maria Ewing Fitch (1881-1882)
              • Mary Sherman Fitch (b. 1883)
          • Mary Elizabeth (“Lizzie”) Sherman (Nov. 17, 1852-Apr. 6, 1925)
          • William T. (“Willy”) Sherman, Jr. (June 8, 1854-Oct. 3, 1863)
          • Thomas Ewing Sherman (Oct. 12, 1856-Apr. 29, 1933)
          • Eleanor Mary (“Elly”) Sherman (Sept. 5, 1859- July 18, 1915)
            • Married Alexander Montgomery (“Mont”) Thackara, May 5, 1880
            • Children:
              • Mary Elizabeth Thackara (b. 1881)
              • Alexander Montgomery Thackara, Jr. (b. 1883)
              • William Tecumseh Sherman Thackara (b. 1884)
              • Eleanor Sherman Thackara (b. 1886)
          • Rachel Ewing Sherman (July 5, 1861-Oct. 26, 1919)
            • Married Paul Thorndike, Dec. 30, 1891
            • Children:
              • William Tecumseh Sherman Thorndike (b. 1893)
              • Martha Thorndike (b. 1895)
              • Anna Thorndike (m. 1896)
          • Charles Celestine Sherman (June 11, 1864-Dec. 4, 1864)
          • Philemon Tecumseh (“Cumpy”) Sherman (Jan. 9, 1867-Dec. 6, 1941)
      • Hugh Boyle Ewing (Oct. 31, 1826- Jun. 30, 1905)
        • Married Henrietta Elizabeth Young (Dec. 3, 1834- Jan. 28, 1927), 1858
        • Children:
          • Edith Ewing (1859-1918)
          • Hugh Ewing (1862-1925)
          • George Washington Ewing (1865-1930)
          • Thomas Fenwick Ewing (1869-1927)
          • Marie W. Ewing (1878-1951)
      • Thomas (“Tom”) Ewing, Jr. (Aug. 7, 1829- Jan. 21, 1896)
        • Married Ellen Ewing Cox (1833-1880), 1856
        • Children:
          • Thomas Ewing (1862 - 1942)
      • Charles (“Charley”) Ewing (Mar. 6, 1835- Jun. 20, 1883)
        • Married Virginia Larwill Miller (1846-1937), 1870
        • Children:
          • Charles Ewing (1872-1954)
          • Eleanor S. Ewing (1875-1961)
          • Maria Ewing (1877-1958)
          • Kathleen Ewing (1884-1971)
      • Maria Theresa Ewing (May 2, 1837-May 11, 1910)
        • Married Clement F. Steele
        • Children:
          • Thomas E. Steele
          • Clemens Steele
          • Maria Steele
          • Charles F. Steele
          • Florence Steele
          • Sherman Steele
          • Hugh Steele
      • Foster son: William Tecumseh Sherman (Feb. 8, 1820-Feb. 14, 1891); see above for family history

Sources

  • Ancestry.com family trees
  • Ewing Family History at www.sandcastles.net External
  • Findagrave.com External
  • “An Inventory of the Philemon Beecher Ewing Papers in the Ohio Historical Society,” Coll. 120, Ohio History Connection, Columbus, Ohio. Available online External.
  • Sherman, Thomas Townsend. ShermanGenealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England, Some Descendants of the Immigrants, Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the Descendents of    Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman. New York, T. A. Wright, 1920. Available online External
  • Sherman, William T. Sherman's Civil War: Selected Correspondence of WilliamT.Sherman, 1860-1865. Edited by Brooks D. Simpson and Jean V. Berlin. Chapel Hill: University of North Carolina Press, 1999.
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