William Albertice Shervin
Notes of Alice Euphemia Pallies 1982
The Shervin Family
"Two brothers came over from Ireland in the early eighteen hundreds (1800) one stayed up north the other went south into Maryland, took up a large plantation on which he built a large three story brick home and an immense barn.Raised a large family among them my grand father William Albertice.
He married Rebecca Downs...Their children were Alice, William Albertice, Jr., and Laura.Grand father Shervin was a slave owner during the Civil war he freed his slaves and moved to Missouri (Kahoka). One of the freed slaves went to MO. with them and took care of the family until my Grandfather died during the "Colliery" epidemic, the children were then raised in a Catholic Home. William A (JR.) married Mary Ann Laughlin, their children were John A, Alice Euphemia, and Lola Adele (m. Francis).
In 1954 Edward Pallies (only child of Alice Euphemia Shervin) and Wife Evelyn, Gerald and Don and I flew to Detroit...took a taxi up to Flint where Edward picked up a new car from there went into Canada and on to Quebec...south down to New Hampshire, Vermont on to New York City Washington DC and to Hagerstown, Maryland where we Visited with my father's father's two cousins, Wade Hampton Shervin who entertained us.Took us out to the old Shervin Plantation.The big house and barn were still in first class shape. The old Slave quarters still were there on the road to the house.During the Civil War the northern Army moved onto the Shervin Plantation and used the barn for a hospital.There is a beautiful creek flowing thru the place."
William (Albertice) Shervin Jr., Mary Ann Laughlins children were John, Alice and Lola.John had no children. (Committed Suicide) Alice had Edward (The most loving son and father any family could pray for), Lola married William Francis their children Robert S., Raymond, William, Cecil, Clarence, John, Harry, Catherine and Calvin, Gale, Alice drown in 1915.
The above from notes of Alice Euphemia Pallies (I added a little, Donald W. Pallies DWP
Some additional notes passed down by other family members and recalled by DWP.It was said that Rebecca Shervin use to bake bread for the troops.The plantation changed hands so often she knew who was there when she started cooking, but never knew which side was going to eat it.It is said the bread was so good the North use to put a guard by the oven!
End of notes, if you have any information on the above family I will you mine if you will show me yours.