I am Elizabeth (Sherard) Johnson and also am a direct descendant of James Sherard and Nancy Cornelison.
My Aunt Katherine (Sherard) Reynolds also compiled a book on the James Sherard Family dated 1972 of which I inherited. Can a copy of your book be gotten?
Among the papers is some history compiled by a Gerald E.Sherard of Knoxville, TN dated 1981.I wonder if the Gerald Sherard you are speaking of could be one in the same?
My Father, Everett Sherard lives in California but was born and raised in Bethany, Missouri.His Father, Clyde Edmond Sherard is from Maysville, Missouri where, I understand, some of our ancestors live and was buried (Wood Cemetery).
My Father's grandmother, Elizabeth Frances (Henderson) Sherard lived in Gillette, Wyoming.He believes a couple of Uncles lived there as well, one of them being, Perry Sherard.
I am in the slow process of recopying and organizing my Aunt's papers and learning about the family along the way.
Your welcome to get in touch with me.I would be happy to exchange and compare information with you.