Correction: James Sherman DeGroff, son of Civil War Captain James Samuel & Elizabeth Sours, married Harriet May "Hattie" Chrisman in 1887. Her father was a country doctor who practiced around KCK, in both Missouri & KS. James Sherman & Hattie had 4 children: Lloyd Charles b. 2/29/1888 d. 6/4/1955 (my grandfather); Birdella Ethel b. 10/1890 d. 2/1969; James Sherman b. 1892 d. 6/8/1973; and William Charles. Lloyd Charles DeGroff married Sadie Irene Brazelton on 1/25/1909. Children were: Lloyd Sherman b. 11/10/1909 d. 7/7/1971; Esther Alberta (my mother) b. 11/19/1912 d. 6/9/193; Elsie Wilma; and James Ernest.Sorry for the mistake I wrote last in earlier response. That's what happens when I burn the midnight oil! Hope this helps you somewhat.