There are now some photos and information about the various business enterprises of my paternal grandfather, Thomas D. Sherfick. He employed several hundred people in Shoals, Indiana at one time. Look for the link "Sherfick Inc." on the left column for more details or click here!
Your tombstone stands among the rest neglected and alone.
The name and date are chilseled out on polished, marbeled stone.
It reaches out to all who care. It is too late to mourn.
You did not know that I exist. You died and I was born.
Yet each of us are cells of you in flesh, in blood, in bone.
Our heart contracts and beats a pulse entirely not our own.
Dear Ancestor, the place you filled one hundred years ago.
Spreads out among the ones you left who would have loved you so.
I wonder as you lived and loved, I wonder if you knew
That someday I would find this spot and come to visit you.
Most Wanted - I am looking for information about these ancestors. Can you help? There are some photos that didn't have any information on them, but I know that my Great Grandparents, Eva and Frank Hutton, are in them as well as their daughter. The other people though I can't place. Can anyone help? Also, I have a Charles Martin that I would love information about. I have several pictures of him, but his name is too common. I would love to know if he made it through World War I alright.
What's New - View the latest updates made to the site during the last 90 days. Media such as photos and scrapbook pages are added fairly regularly, so this is a great place to check. There is also an RSS Feed located on the left for those who like feeders.
If you have any questions, comments or would like to share research with me, please contact me. Also, if you have any ancestor or family information, photos, or scanned documents that you would like to share with my site, please, let me know. I would really appreciate it! If there are any special memories or histories of loved ones you would like to add, that would be great too! I look forward to hearing from you.
Most of my family photos will not be on this site, but are placed in albums in my photo gallery. I only keep photos of headstones, cemeteries, and a few represtative portraits on my genealogy site. I plan to make direct links from individuals to the gallery someday. You can find the other photo albums by clicking the gallery link on the left or by clicking here.
Surnames that I am expecially interested in include Sherfick, Wade, Hutton, Freeman, Bousman, Swayze, Tredway, Williams, Waggoner, Denning, Gabber, DePauw, Cooper, Smith, and Barr. To see more names in my genealogy file, click "Surnames" on the left column or click here!
There is not a login system anymore for this website. All pages are viewable except for information pertaining to living individuals. If you are a family member, send me an email, and I will send the logins to see living individuals' information. If you have any trouble, please contact me at the link above.
Special thanks go to many individuals who have helped me with my research. A lot of the information concerning Wade relatives came from Missy Wade and Joan Hyslop. My site is very new yet, and I will add sources as I have time. Right now I am just trying to get media loaded. Also, please, use the information on this site as a starting place for your research only. I hope you enjoy my website!
July 2010 - Updated The Next Generation software.
June 2010 - Added Scrapbook pages index.
August 2009 - Added more Sherfick Inc Photos.
17 July 2009 - Added Quilt Section.
12 July 2009 - Added Guest Book.
7 July 2009 - Added FAQs and RSS feed.
3 June 2009 - Added a Sherfick Inc. index.
27 May 2009 - Went to Crane Naval Base (NSWC) in Crane, Indiana and took pictures of several tombstones of Williams, Swayzes, and Waggoners who used to live there before the land was taken by the government.
April 2009 - Cleaned up the places, added cemetery listings, and edited Google Maps. I also added a Famous Kin index.
15 Mar 2009 - Added some documents to the site.
11 Mar 2009 - Added links to gallery and blog.
7 Mar 2009 - Finally decided to upload my info to my own site.
14 Jun 2005 - Started working on my genealogy files. Got hooked.
The photos in my top menu are from places in Shoals, a very small little town in Martin County, Indiana. The small photo on the far right is a shot of main street in the late 1800's with buggies and dirt covered streets. The second picture from the right is the famous Jug Rock, an unusual free-standing rock form that used to look like a jug. The handle is missing but the stopper still remains, balanced precariously on top.
The next photo is of the former Martin County Courthouse. My grandparents lived on the same street as the courthouse, and I live within view of the backside of the courthouse and the neighboring county jail. My grandfather was County Commissioner and enjoyed sitting in front of the courthouse and talking to friends. The courthouse is now the home of the Martin County Historical Museum and is still a great place to visit. The first photo on the left is a photo of my grand uncle, his Model T, and the front of a local drug store. Check out the history section to read more about the famous Jug Rock and our local museum or click here!