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Sherwill

(1585 - 1638)

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Nelson Monroe Sherrill

 
 

Born: Feb 1842
Died:  After 1920

 

 

Nelson Monroe Sherrill was the fourth child born to N.W. and Caroline S. Sherrill.  Nelson had at least four seven siblings.

Nelson's siblings were:

Children of N.W. & Caroline S. Sherrill
Name Birth
William C. Abt. 1833
H. C. (brother) Abt. 1835
M. M. (sister) Abt. 1839
Nancy C. Abt. 1845
Ellen L. Abt. 1847
Mary E. Abt. 1855
Martha C. Abt. 1856
 

Photo Provided by Jennifer Sherrill Varner
jsvarner112370@yahoo.com

 
 
 

The 1850 Lincoln County, NC, Census lists those who are living on the N. W. Sherrill family farm.  Nelson (N.M Sherrill) as being 8 years old.

 
1850  Census, Lincoln County, NC

 
Name Age Sex Race Occupation Birth Attended
School
First Last
N. W. Sherrill 39 M W Larober NC  
Caroline S. Sherrill 40 F W   NC  
Wm. C. Sherrill 17 M W   NC X
H. C. Sherrill 15 M W   NC X
M. M. Sherrill 11 F W   NC X
N. M. Sherrill 8 M W   NC X
N. C. Sherrill 5 F W   NC  
E. L. Sherrill 3 F W   NC  
 
 
The 1860 Census shows Nelson's age as 18 and lists him as a farm laborer.
 
1860  Census, Lincolnton, Lincoln County, NC

 
Name Age Sex Occupation Real Estate
Value
Personal
Estate Value
Birth
First Last
N.W. Sherrill 49 M Farmer $1600 $3800 Lincoln Co, NC
Caroline " 50 F       Iredell Co, NC
Nelson " 18 M Farm Laborer     Catawba Co, NC
Nancy " 16 F       "
Ellen D. " 11 F       "
Mary E. " 5 F       Lincoln Co, NC
Martha C. " 4 F       Lincoln Co, NC
 
 
 

On 26 April 1861, Nelson enlisted in the Confederate Army, in the 1st Regiment, Company K, North Carolina Infantry for a period of 6 months.  He finished this term of service on 12 Apr 1861 and reenlisted on 13 Mar 1862 in the NC 23rd.  He was wounded on 06 Jul 1863 in Richmond , VA, and returned to duty on 25 Aug 1863 where he was present through Dec 1864.  Nelson survived the Civil War and married Rebecca E. Burke.

 
 
 

The 1880 Catawba Springs Township Census of Lincoln County, NC, lists the members of Nelson's family.  Nelson is 39 and Rebecca is 38 years old.  They have five children: William, Caroline, Emma, Edgar and Ellen.

 
1880 Census, Catawba Springs Township, Lincoln County, NC

 
Name Race Sex Age Relation S/Md Occupation In
School
Birth
Last First
Sherrill Nelson W M 39   Md Farmer   NC
------- Rebecca W F 38 Wife Md Keeping House   NC
------- William W M 11 Son S Works on Farm X NC
------- Caroline W F 6 Daughter S   X NC
------- Emma W F 3 Daughter S     NC
------- Edgar W M 2 Son S     NC
------- Ellen W F 36 Sister S     NC
 
 

By 1900, there had moved to the Caldwell Township of Catawba County.  There were only four living on the family farm - Nelson, Rebecca and their two youngest children, Beveily and Iola.

 
1900 Census, Caldwell Township, Catawba County, NC

 
Name Relation Race Sex Birth Age Md/S Ys.
Md.
No.
Kids
Kids
Living
Occupation Read
Write
Last First Mth Year
Sherrill Nelson Head W M Feb 1942 58 Md 31     Farmer Yes
------ Rebecca E. Wife W F June 1843 56 Md 31 6 6   Yes
------ Beveily Son W M Sep 1881 18 S       Farmer Yes
------ Iola N. Daughter W F Mar 1885 15 D         Yes
 
 
 
By 1910, only Iola was still living on the farm with her parents.
 
1910 Census, Caldwell Township, Catawba County, NC

 
Name Relation Sex Race Age Md/S Ys.
Md.
No.
Kids
Kids
Living
Birth Occupation
Last First
Sherrill Nelson M. Head M W 69 M 43     NC Farmer
------ Rebecca Wife F W 65 M 43 6 5 NC None
------ Iola Daughter F W 25 S       NC None
 
 

The 1920 Census shows that Nelson and Rebecca's eldest son, William, and his family were living with them. 

 
1920 Census, Caldwell Township, Catawba County, NC

 
Name Relation Sex Race Age Md/S Read Write Birth Occupation
Last First
Sherrill Nelson M. Head M W 78 M Yes Yes NC Farmer
------ Rebecca Wife F W 67 M Yes Yes NC None
------ William F. Son M W 49 M Yes Yes NC Farm Labor
------ Zanie Daughter
in-Law
F W 30 M Yes Yes NC None
------ Iola Daughter F W 32 S Yes Yes NC None
------ Mary Grand
Daughter
F W 11/12 S     NC None
 

(Left) Green Burke & Nelson M. Sherrill
(Right) Rebecca Burke Sherrill

 

 
Nelson and Rebecca died after 1920 in Catawba County, NC.
 
 
 
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