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SCHERMERHORN Judge William Waller Hening

SCHERMERHORN Judge William Waller Hening

Male 1839 - 1893  (54 years)Deceased

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  • Name  SCHERMERHORN Judge William Waller Hening 
    Prefix  Judge 
    Born  1 Feb 1839  Germana, Orange, Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender  Male 
    Moved  Delphi, Carroll, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Died  12 Sep 1893  [2
    Age  54 years 
    Person ID  I5180  One Big Family Tree
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 

    Father  SCHERMERHORN Rev. John Freeman,   b. 24 Sep 1786, Schenectady, Schenectady, New York, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1851, Richmond, Richmond (City), Virginia, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 64 years 
    Mother  HENING Elizabeth Louis,   b. 1806 or 1807,   d. Mar 1872, Terre Haute, Vigo, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  Age: 65 years 
    Married  6 Apr 1837 
    Family ID  F970  Group Sheet

    Family 1  SHROPSHIRE Emma,   b. 25 Aug 1835,   d. 27 Nov 1871  Age: 36 years 
    Married  24 Nov 1861  [3
    Children 
     1. SCHERMERHORN Lennoe Lee,   b. 20 Oct 1862, Winona, Shannon, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. SCHERMERHORN Sarah Shropshire,   b. 22 Feb 1864, Winona, Shannon, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. SCHERMERHORN Horace,   b. 18 Oct 1866,   d. 11 Jun 1879  Age: 12 years
     4. SCHERMERHORN Emma Hening,   b. 21 Mar 1869,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F1857  Group Sheet

    Family 2  YOUNG Isabelle,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  1891  [3
    Last Modified  3 Jul 2011 
    Family ID  F1858  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 1 Feb 1839 - Germana, Orange, Virginia, United States Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMoved - - Delphi, Carroll, Indiana, United States Link to Google Earth
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    Judge William Waller Hening Schermerhorn
    Judge William Waller Hening Schermerhorn

  • Notes 
    • William Waller Schermerhorn was born at Germana, Orange Co., Va. After the death of his father in 1851 he made his home with his brother Bernard in Delphi, Ind. He studied law at Bloomington College, Ind., and was one of the charter members of the Lambda Chapter of "Sigma Chi." After his marriage in 1861 he assisted his father in the management of a farm in Clark Co., Mo., where the latter had retired at the beginning of the war. In the autumn of 1866, he went to New Orleans, where he remained until the death of his wife in 1871. He then resumed the study of law and rose high in his profession, which is not surprising, as his grandfather, for whom he was named, was the celebrated Wm. Waller Hening of Richmond, Va., author of about 15 volumes on law. He died in 1893 at Aurora, Mo., from a chill contracted on a hunting trip. He was the author of several poems, one of which, "Easter," published just before his death, showed deep thought and religious fervor. He traveled extensively in North, South and Central America and his letters descriptive of these places are both interesting and instructive. His daughters reside in New Orleans, La. [4]

  • Sources 
    1. [S14] Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles, Richard Schermerhorn, (NY: Tobias A. Wright, 1914.), 94, 112-113. (Reliability: 3), 31 Mar 2010.

    2. [S14] Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles, Richard Schermerhorn, (NY: Tobias A. Wright, 1914.), 113. (Reliability: 3), 2 Apr 2010.

    3. [S14] Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles, Richard Schermerhorn, (NY: Tobias A. Wright, 1914.), 94, 113. (Reliability: 3), 31 Mar 2010.

    4. [S14] Schermerhorn Genealogy and Family Chronicles, Richard Schermerhorn, (NY: Tobias A. Wright, 1914.).