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Titus Sheard (1841-1904), born Batley, England died Little Falls, New York, USA

Titus Sheard, the son of George Sheard (born 1802) and his second wife, Martha Talbot, was born in Batley in 1841. Martha Talbot was the first wife of David Sheard (born 1801).

Note: George Sheard and David Sheard were cousins. George was the son of William Sheard (the 9th child of George Sheard and Hannah Blakeley) and his wife, Grace Lister. David Sheard was the son of Michael Sheard (the 7th child of George Sheard and Hannah Blakeley) and his wife Sarah Lister.

According to Susan Sheard Hazell, Titus immigrated to the USA with one of his half sister who was married to Thomas Scatcherd (of Batley).

Susan wrote:
"Titus became a member of the New York State Assembly 1878/9 & in 1884 he was elected speaker. He defeated Theodore Roosevelt for the Republican Caucus nomination. As well as being a woolen clothing manufacturer he published the UTICA HERALD and lived at LITTLE FALLS. All this info is from the 1899-1900 WHO'S WHO IN AMERICA."
Titus Sheard - a Man of Affairs:
TITUS SHEARD, manufacturer, Little Falls, N. Y., born at Batley, Yorkshire, Eng., Oct. 4, 1841, son of a manufacturer, descends on the mother's side from the Talbots, who came from Normandy during the invasion of the Prince of Orange. Titus went to work in woolen mills at an early age. Sept. 29, 1856*, he arrived in New York city with his sister, sought employment in the State, and walked twenty miles from Syracuse to Mottville in search of friends, and finally found work in Little Falls. In Little Falls, he has ever since remained. He kept at work in the mills as opportunities could be found, sometimes picking apples at fifty cents a day, when the mills were closed, doing any other work which offered, and as a cornet player, helped supply music for parties, concerts and parades, and one summer played in the orchestra at the American Hotel in Richfield Springs. He then for several years taught school and finally went into business as a buyer of old woolen rags, tailor's clippings, etc.

America's Successful Men of Affairs: The United States at large edited by Henry Hall

*Other records, including his passport application, give his date of entry as August 18, 1856 on the Ontario.

Birth of Titus Sheard: October 4, 1841, son of George Sheard and Martha Talbot

Titus Sheard BIRTH:

Titus Sheard Birth Date: 5 Oct, Parish: Batley, All Saints Baptism Date: 14 Nov 1841 Father's name: George Sheard, Batley clothier, Mother's name: Martha Sheard

1851 Census Batley: Havercroft North side Commercial Street, George Sheard 49, widow, hand loom weaver, Titus Sheard 9, errand boy, Grace Sheard 71, mother widow

Immigration of Titus Sheard: 1856 per who's Who in America 1903 and his 1888 passport application - immigrated on the ship Ontario from Liverpool 18th August 1856.

I cannot find the Ontario arriving August 18, 1856 (as of August 2016).

Marriage of Titus Sheard: Helen Waite, daughter of Lorenzo D. and Emily C. Waite, of Little Falls

Children of Titus Sheard and Helen Waite:

  1. Edith Sheard, Wallace Hose and David Williams

    Birth: Edith, circa 1865

    Marriage: January 7, 1885, "Miss Edith L. daughter of the Hon. Titus Sheard to Wallace Hose of Little Falls". The Rev. Charles Sheard of Dolgeville assisted in the ceremony. The Methodist Church at Little Falls

    was elegantly decorated, large marriage bell over the chancel being the most prominent ornament.A bed of cedar, with the figures 1885 in flowers, arches of evergreens witht ehmonogram of the happy pari wrought in carnations, and a floral horseshoe were prominent among the decorations.
    There were 800 guests. The reception was at the home of the bride. The wedding trip included a stop at the New Orleans Exposition. David J. Willams acted as one of the groomsman. (He would later marry Edith Sheard Hose.) "The presents were both numerous and costly." Mr Hose was made a partner of the Eagle Mills.

    (New York Times, January 11, 1885)

    Children:

    1. Titus Sheard Hose, 1890

      WWI DR: Titus Sheard Hose County: Herkimer State: New York Birthplace: New York, Birth Date: 20 Mar 1890, Little Falls, secretary Henry --- Corp, single, cannot read much of it. tall slender, grey eyes

      1930: Riverside Drive, N Y, Titus S Hose, 40, salesman security, Agnes H Hose, 39, Agnes B Hallinan, 75, mother in law, Clare M Cormick 40, lodger,

      WWIIDR: Titus Sheard Hose Birth Date: 20 Nov 1890 Birth Place: Little Falls, New York Residence: Litchfield, Connecticut, mailing address R. F. D. Millerton, New York, Mrs Agnes H Hose, same address.

      Death 1948: Titus Sheard Hose Sgt, 6th Regt., 74th Co., U.S. M.C. WW 1 1890-1948. St Mary's Cemetery. From: WFlem72706@aol.com Subject: [Q-R] Cemetery Report: May 29,2007 "Disgusting St Mary's of Little Falls" Date: Wed, 20 Jun 2007 08:26:46 EDT roots web

      More on Titus Sheard Hose from Jeff Cheney, March 2013

      Titus Sheard Hose, was the Secretary of the Henry Cheney Hammer Company of Little Falls, New York from 1917, when his step-father David Jenkins Williams gained controlling interest in the company, through June 1925, when the company was sold following the deaths of D.J. Williams and his best friend and business partner J.J. Gilbert.

      T.S. Hose was opposed to advertising in trade journals on the grounds that it cheapened their products.

      Prior to joining the Henry Cheney Hammer company T.S. Hose was employed as a construction manager for the Standard Oil Company. In fact, he was in Shanghai, China when his step-father acquired controlling interest in the company.

      See Jeff's page on the Henry Cheney Hammer Company

      On August 4th 1925, Titus Sheard Hose was granted a U.S. Patent 1,548,603 for a method of making claw hammers from steel blanks by two drop forge processes with one heating.

      On August 25th 1925, Titus Sheard Hose was granted a U.S. Patent 1,550,962 for a die for forging claw hammers.

      This is particularly interesting because these patents were applied for in April 1925. The Henry Cheney Hammer Company was sold in June of 1925.

      Titus may have stayed with the company, even though it was no longer owned by his step-father.

      I found another reference to an inheritance he received in 1934. At that time he was still living in Little Falls.

      Jeff Cheney, August 2013

      T. S. Hose Claw Hammer Patent

      Henry Cheney Hammer company

    Death of Wallace Hose, 1896:

    Wallace Hose died at his home on Jackson Street age 39. He was the secretary of the Titus Sheard company and a native of Johnsville. He came to Little Falls in 1876. "The vice president of the concern, George White, was killed in the recent boiler explosion."

    Utica Semi Weekly, June 30, 1896

    "The funeral of Wallace Hose of Little Falls was held from the home of the Hon. Titus Sheard in that city this afternoon. Mr. Hose was one of the prominent business men of Little Falls and his demise is universally regretted"

    The Daily Union, Wednesday July 1, 1896

    Marriage 2 of Edith Sheard: Williams, David J. 1899

    "25 years ago today" David J Williams and Edith Sheard Hose were wed at the home of the brides parents November 4, 1924 The Journal and Courier, Little falls N Y., Nov 5, 1924.

    1900 Census Little Falls: Garden Street 544, David Williams 41, manufacture knit goods, Edith J Williams 35 Titus Hose 10 Katie Singer 23, servant

    Child:

    1. Margaret c 1910

    1910 Census: 544 Garden Street, David J William, 48, Edith S William, 40, Margaret J William, 1/12, Sidner S House 20,

    1920 Census: Little Falls Ward 2, Herkimer, New York David J Williams 59, manufacturer of knit goods, Edith Williams 52 Margaret J Williams 9 daughter, Grace Beaucomp 55, servant, Olive Coon 31, servant, Robert Coon 5 boarder

    Death of Edith Sheard Hose Williams, 1929:

    1939: Herkimer County Trust company was the trustee of the will of David J. Williams

  2. Martha Sheard and Edward Stinson

    Birth: Martha, circa 1869

    Marriage: September 11th, 1888 at Little Falls STINSON, Edward I. of Little Falls, N.Y., 27 next birthday. Son of James Stinson and Ann Jane POTTER. Born St. Catherine's, Ont. Married Martha T. SHEARD, 21 yrs. old next birthday. Born Little Falls. Daughter of Titus Sheard and Helen M. WAITE. Witness: Chas. Sheard. MARRIAGES PERFORMED BY REV. SAMUEL CALL, 1888 - 1889

    Children of Martha Sheard and Edward Stinson:

    1. Helen W, circa 1891
    2. Catherine

    1910: Little Falls, 29 Johnson, Mrs. T Sheard 60, age 60, , Edwin J Stinson 42, son in law, Martha Stinson 40, daughter, Helen W Stinson 19, Catherine P Stinson 6, Ester Smith 50, servant

    1920: Edwin F Stinson 55, born Canada, manufacturer knitgoods Martha F Stinson 50, Helen W Stinson 29, daughter Catherine Stinson 16, daughter Helen M Sheard, mother in law, 75 [78] Esther Smith 72, servant.

    1930: Edwin J Stinson 65, manufacture knitting mill, Martha S Stinson 62 Helen M Sheard 87, mother in law

    50th Wedding anniversary: 29 Jackson Street, Little Falls September 1938, "quietly at home" Utica Daily Press.

1865: Little Falls, frame $900, Titus Sheard 23, shoddy maker, Helen Sheard 22 Edith Sheard 0 Lena Volc 14, servant

1870: Little Falls, Titus Sheard 28, shoddy manuf, $5,000 $5,000, born England, Hellen M Sheard 27, Edith S Sheard 5, Martha W Sheard 2

1873: History of Herkimer county, New York (date?)

The Little Falls Knittitig Company - Was organized in October, 1872, with Titus Sheard as president, D. H. Burrell, vice-president, and J. J. Gilbert, secretary. The original capital stock was $60,000. They purchased their building of Mitchell & Bailey, who erected it in 1872, and began the manufacture of knit underwear in March, 1873. The company now operates twelve sets of cards and employs 250 hands. The factory is situated on the north side of the river, at the head of the old canal of the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company. The officers are Charles Bailey, president; J. J. Gilbert, vice-president; Eli- jah Reed, secretary and treasurer; Squire Bailey, superintendent.

1875: Little Falls, frame $2,000, Titus Sheard 32, yarn manufacturer, Helen Sheard 31 Edith Sheard 10 Martha Sheard 7

1879: The History of Herikmer county stated that the Hon. Titus Sheard had a yarn factory on Mohawk street. The mill was built in 1841 burned and rebuilt in 1851. Titus Sheard bought the property in 1870. By 1879 the mill had two sets of woolen machinery and employed 35 hands with 175 thousand pounds of wool a year being spun into colored yarns.

Occupations of Titius Sheard:

Shoddy/Knits/Yarns.

Worked in mills in England before his emigration.

Worked in Saxony Mills at Little Falls mills for $1.50 a week when he he first arrived in America.

He saved his money and went to school. Earned $14 a month as a school teacher.

Played in band and orchestra during the summer to earn additional income - at the New American Hotel, Richfield Springs.

Worked as a salesman of woolen rags and tailors clippings.

Was a partner in a clothing store.

Owned a shoddy mill on Loomis Island in 1864 in the old Loomis mill.

In 1872 organized the Little Falls Knitting Mill co. at the upper end of the old Inland Canal.

In 1879 erected the Eagle Knitting Mill at Furnace and Main. In 1887 there were 435 employees. Frank Senior was a partner. (See Frank Senior below.)

Elected to the New York State Assembly in 1879, 1883 and 1884. He defeated Theodore Roosevelt in a contest to become speaker of the Assembly.

In 1889 he was elected to the State Senate and Sheard Park was named after him. Sheard Park ran along Furnace street north of King street for several blocks. It is still a park, but not named on google map. It was still called Sheard Park in 1961.

In 1897 Titus was the president of the Snyder Bicycle Co.

1880: June 4, Sheard's New Mill called Eagle Mill was located at the corner of Main and Furnace Streets on the banks of the Furnace Creek - on the west end of the village - frontage 100 feet - depth of 200 feet - four stories high - constructed of stone and brick -- first floor devoted to scouring and drying - second to finishing and knitting - the third to carders and pickers - forth to spinning and winding - all containing the newest and "most approved" machinery to provide power the creek was damed - manufacturing woolen shirts and drawers (also some cotton) - to employ 100 hands - in addition a three story store house and an office building to house the manager, bookkeeper, and clerks to be built over an arch at Furnace creek - the old Sheard mill was at Loomis Island

1883: A November 17th news article stated Titus Sheard of Little Falls had been chosen Assemblyman for Herkimer County. Born in England he was brought to America while a "mere lad" by a relative. He went to work for the Saxony Woolen Mill. He made little money but "husbanded" it well and by 1883 owned the Eagle Mill, one of the largest and best knitting mills in America. "He is in strong sympathy with the laboring classes and has frequently shown a fatherly interest in their welfare and their advancement."

The state government for 1879: edited by Charles G Shanks:

TITUS SHEARD OF HERKIMER

Mr. Sheard, who represents Herkimer county for the second time, was born in Batley, Yorkshire, England, October 4, 1841, residing there until 1856, when he emigrated to this country. In England and in this country he worked in woollen mills, and is now a manufacturer of woolen knitting yarn, at Little Falls. His education was received chiefly in thirteen months' instruction in the common schools, supplemented by private study at home and persistent reading. In 1863 he engaged in business as a manufacturer, and has been since its organization President of the Little Falls Knitting Mill Company. In politices he has always been a Republican, but voted for HORACE GREELEY in 1872, retaining his identity with his party. In 1878 he served his first term in the Assembly, when he was chairman of the Committee on Trade and Manufacturers. He was elected to the present House by a plurality of 1,645 over Democratic, Greenback and Prohibition candidates.

Interesting tidbit:

History of the Erie area on www.fortklock.com

"In the early years there was much pleasure boating on the Erie, but it all ended when the steamer, "Titus Sheard," blew up on June 18, 1896, injuring many and causing the death of twelve."
Travel:
  1. Mr. "Litus" Sheard, age 49, 23 October 1882, US citizen, from Liverpool, on the Arizona, gentleman. He was traveling with Miss Edith Sheard age 21, Miss Hattie Sheard age 20, and Mrs. T Sheard age 48.
  2. 1889: Titus Sheard, manuf., 3 Jun 1889, Age: 47, Place of Origin: Deealen, Ireland Port of Departure: Liverpool, England and Queenstown, Ireland Destination: United States of America Port of Arrival: New York Port Arrival State: New York Port Arrival Country: United States Ship Name: Umbria
  3. April 6, 1892, from Kingston, Jamaica the Alene, Hon: Titus Sheard age 50, manufacturer US citizen, New York, saloon
  4. October 19, 1892, City of Parish from Liverpool, Mr Titus Sheard, merchant, age 51, 1st class, and wife, age 47
  5. Mar 31, 1896, the Alene from Kingston, Jamiaca, Titus Sheard age 54, manuficturer, US citizen, Little Falls New York, round trip, cabin, 2 pieces of baggage.

1880 Census: Little Falls, Jackson Street,

Titus Sheard 38, manufacturer knits Helen Sheard 37, Edith Sheard 15, Mattie Sheard 11, Maggie Lochlen 24, servant

1887: Fibre & fabric: a record of American textile industries in the ..., Volume 6

Titus Sheard. George White, Frank Senior, and Wallace Hose, all of Little Falls, have been incorporated under the name of the Titus Sheard Company. Its capital is $80,000, and its object is to carry on a knitting mill and woolen factory in Little Falls.
1888:
Mr. H. Syder, supt. of Saxony mills, Frank Senior and Wallace Hose, of Little Falls, N. Y., visited New York city the day Hon. Titus Sheard sailed for Europe. Mr. Sheard will visit friends in England and places of interest through Europe; he will join there one of Cook's excursion parties and visit the Holy Land, he expects to return abjut June 1.- Little Falls, N. Y., Knitting Mills Co. declared a 12 1/2 per cent dividend for 1888, which speaks well for Messrs. Bailey's management and the improved machinery they have. - Mr. A. Douglass has been promoted to supt. of Gilbert & Walrath's mills, Little Falls, N. Y. Eagle mills (Titus Sheard & Co.) are running their garnet department day and night, and putting in additional machinery. -

Fibre & fabric: a record of American textile industries in the ..., Volume 8, 1888

1888: Passport application - Titus Sheard, born Batley Yorkshire England, 4th October 1841, immigrated on the ship Ontario from Liverpool 18th August 1856. Resident of Little Falls, Herkimer co, from 1856 to 1888 - naturalized Herkimer 19th October 1865 - manufacturer - 5 ft 8 and a half inches dark brown eyes, dark with gray.

1892: Sheard, Titus, age 56 prop of mill, Helen, 48

1893: Titus Sheard was the largest mill owner in Little Falls.

1900 Census: Little Falls, 29 Jackson Street

Titus Sheard 59, head, mft knit goods, Hellen Sheard 57, wife, Edwin I Stinson 35, son in law, Martha Stinson 32, daughter, Hellen Stinson 9, grand daughter, Esther Smith 64, servant, Maggie Sullivan 36, servant

1900: Little Falls Directory:

  • Sheard, Charles, A. com trav*. h 538 E. Monroe
  • Sheard, Isaac, mill hand h 260 W. Main
  • Sheard, Jacob, h 31 Glen ave.
  • SHEARD, TITUS HON. (Titus Sheard co h 29 JacksonSheard, John operative h 52 Furnace
  • SHEARD, TITUS CO, (pres Titus Sherad) mfr knit and underwear, 140 Main

  • *commercial traveler - salesman

    Encyclopedia of American Biography:

    SHEARD, TITUS, manufacturer, state senator was born Oct. 4: 1841, in England. In 1878-79 he represented Herkimer county in New York state assembly; and was state senator in 1890-91. He is a manufacturer of knitted cotton and woolen underwear; and president of the Utica Herald Publishing company.
    Who's Who in America:
    SHEARD, Titus, mfr; b. Batley, England, Oct. 4 1841; parents died and he came to U. S., 1856, settling in Little Falls, N. Y. ; ed. common schools; m Helen M Waite. Represented Herkimer Co. in N. Y. State assembly, 1878-9,and again in 1884, when he was elected speaker, defeating Theodore Roosevelt fro Rep. caucus nomination; State senator, 1890-1; delegate to Rep Nat. conv. and sec N. Y. delegation 1884. Mfr knitted cotton and woolen underware Clubs: Union League, Republican (New York) Address: Little Falls, Herkermer, Co. New York

    Who's who in America By John William Leonard, Albert Nelson Marquisk, 1903

    Death of Titus Sheard:

    "The Hon. Titus Sheard of Little Falls,N. Y., died suddenly of heart disease at his home on April 13. Mr. Sheard was one of the best known manufacturers in the county. He was born in Batley, England in 1841 coming to this country in 1856, landing with hardly a dollar in his pocket. He secured employment in the woolen mill at Little Falls, and gradually worked his way up. He commenced to manufacture shoddy in Little Falls, and a few years later purchased an interest in a knitting mill at Oriskany, which was burned down. After that he was for some years in the clothing business, then started a small woollen yarn mill, which proved very successful. In 1872 he embarked in knit goods manufacturing, and from that time on the Titus Sheard Company grew until it became on of the largest in the state. Mr. sheard was prpminent in politics, always being a strong republican and protectionist. He served several terms in the State Assembly and also in the Senate"

    Textile world record, Volume 27, 1904

    Death/New York Times:
    TITUS SHEARD DIED SUDDENLY

    Ex-senator Come to This county a Penniless Boy

    Little Falls, N. Y. April 13, Ex-senator Titus Sheard of this place died suddenly at his home this morning of heart disease.

    A native of Yorkshire, England, where he was born on Oct 4, 1841, Titus Sheard came to this country when only fifteen years old. His sole wealth at that time was an immigrant ticket calling for transportation as far west as Syracuse. From there he pushed forward on foot, begging his food on the way first to Mottsville we where he had friends, and found employment in some woolen mills, and later to Little Falls, where by the same kind of work he laid the foundation of his fortune, and in 1864 became sole owner of the Eagle Woolen Mills.
    In politics Mr. Sheard was a Republican and in 1877 was elected to the Assembly. He was re-elected for the following year. In 1883 he again ran for the Assembly and won, and when that body was organized was elected to the Speakership, defeating Theodore Roosevelt in the caucus. In the same year he was a delegate to the Republican National Convention. In 1880 he was elected a State Senator.
    Ex-Senator Sheard traveled extensively not only in this county, but in Europe, and he also visited Asia and Africa as well. In 1863 he married Miss Helen M Waite of Little Falls. Two daughters were born to them. Mr. Sheard was a member of the Union League and Republican Clubs of this city.

    New York Times, April 14, 1904

    America's Successful Men of Affairs: The United States at large edited by Henry Hall, 1896
    TITUS SHEARD, manufacturer, Little Falls, N. Y., born at Batley, Yorkshire, Eng., Oct. 4, 1841, son of a manufacturer, descends on the mother's side from the Talbots, who came from Normandy during the invasion of the Prince of Orange. Titus went to work in woolen mills at an early age. Sept. 29, 1856, he arrived in New York city with his sister, sought employment in the State, and walked twenty miles from Syracuse to Mottville in search of friends, and finally found work in Little Falls. In Little Falls, he has ever since remained. He kept at work in the mills as opportunities could be found, sometimes picking apples at fifty cents a day, when the mills were closed, doing any other work which offered, and as a cornet player, helped supply music for parties, concerts and parades, and one Summer played in the orchestra at the American hotel in Richfield Springs. He then for several years taught school and finally went into business as a buyer of old woolen rags, tailor's clippings, etc. In 1863, he was married to Helen M., daughter of Lorenzo D. and Emily C. Waite, of Little Falls. Being prospered in his mercantile enterprise, he bought an interest in the knitting mill at Oriskany, N. Y., but lost severely through the burning of the mill, and then went vigorously to work in the clothing business of Selcer & Sheard. In 1872, he sold his interest and embarked in the manufacture of woolen yarns at Little Falls. From that date his progress was rapid. The Little Falls Knitting Mills Co. was organized by Mr. Sheard as president and manager. Seven years later, in 1879, he retired and purchased The Eagle Mills, now the largest in Little Falls. Mr. Sheard was the originator in this country of the "Balmoral stocking yarn." In 1888, he organized The Titus Sheard Co. to conduct his mills, and has since been president. In politics, Mr. Sheard favors the Republican side. The district sent him to the Legislature in 1877, 1878 and 1883, and be was Speaker of the Assembly during his third term. In 1889, he was sent to tke State Senate. It was Mr. Sheard who introduced and carried through the Assembly the six per cent, interest bill, the ten-hour labor law and the cotton tare bill. He is a temperance man, an active Methodist, and a member of the Union League club of New York city, and has travelled considerably.

    1909 Bankruptcy: In reference to the "bankrupt", the Newport Knitting Company organized in 1900 by Titus Sheard.
    "Several of the officers and directors of this company were also officers and directors of a corporation known as Titus Sheard Company, which manufactured knit goods at Little Falls. Titus Sheard, was the leading spirit in both corporations; in each his son-in-law was the secretary and his nephew the general manager."

    Supreme Court Reporter By Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company

    Litigation:

    See U.S. Supreme Court, NATIONAL BANK OF NEWPORT v. NATIONAL HERKIMER COUNTY BANK OF, 225 U.S. 178 (1912), 225 U.S. 178, NATIONAL BANK OF NEWPORT, New York, Appt., v. NATIONAL HERKIMER COUNTY BANK, of Little Falls. No. 172., Argued February 28 and 29, 1912. Decided May 27, 1912.

    Charles Nicholson Professor of Physiology and Neuroscience at New York University School of Medicine, New York City and a Sheard descendant has written a short biography of Titus Sheard of Little Falls which includes the following information on Titus and other Sheards in Little Falls.

    "Titus was an only child of George Sheard and Martha Talbot but he did not lack for half-brothers and half-sisters. His father had been formerly married to Rebecca Blakeley and they had had five children before the death of Rebecca. His mother Martha had first married another Sheard, David, and they had had eight children before David died. George Sheard and David Sheard were first cousins, thus Titus had a complex relationship to two branches of the Sheard family. His mother died a year after he was born and he was looked after by his father and grandmother Grace (Lister) Sheard. George died in 1852 and Grace died in 1854 and two years later Titus immigrated to the USA."

    "It was in the company of his halfsister Mary (daughter of David Sheard and Martha Talbot) and her husband, Frank (Francis) Senior that Titus set out for the USA in 1856 at the age of only 15."

    "Another indication of the success of Titus was that several of his English relatives were attracted to Little Falls or nearby and some came to work for him. As mentioned, his half-sister Mary and her husband Frank Senior had accompanied Titus and the Seniors settled in Little Falls. In 1883 Jacob Sheard, a half nephew of Titus whose parents were David Sheard and Martha Talbot (the mother of Titus), arrived with his wife Ann and three of their children, Isaac, Florence and Alice. Within a few years, Jacob's sister Martha and husband Josiah Clafton came. Another half-nephew, Charles Sheard and half-niece Rebecca, whose parents were George Sheard (the father of Titus) and Rebecca Blakeley also came to the region. Charles was married to Frances Scatchard (also spelt Scatcherd) and Rebecca was married to the brother of Frances, Thomas Edward Scatchard. Thomas and Rebecca arrived in Utica in 1887. It is not clear when Charles and Francis arrived but he was a Methodist minister who eventually settled in Canton, New York. Charles Arthur Sheard, a more distant relative of Titus, came to Little Falls in 1884 and married Nellie Ives and after her death, Harriet Bunnell. A brother of Charles Arthur, Alec Sheard, also came to live in New York City. Many descendents of these immigrants, including descendents of Titus himself, are alive today though apparently none still reside in Little Falls."

    Death of Helen Waite Sheard:

    Estate valued at $10,000. the house and lot on Jackson Street left to Martha Sheard Stinson, Little Falls. All stock in the Herkimer County Trust company left to Edwin I Stinson, Little Falls. Martha Stinson received 1/2 the stock of Helen Sheard in the Agricultural Insurance company of Watertown. Two sixths of the Agricultural Insurance company of Watertown stock to Margaret Williams and 1 sixth to Tutus Sheard Hose. May 15, 1931 Utica Observer-Dispatch


    TITUS SHEARD

    New York state men: biographic studies and character portraits, Volume 2, 1910 By Frederick Simon Hills

    More:

    Vivien Tomlinson has a picture and information on Titus at Person page 91

    Johnny Steels Little Falls Images has a picture of the Eagle Mills owned by Titus Sheard and also of the Little Falls Knitting Mill where Titius Sheard was president until 1879.

    Mill Location:
    Titus Sheard Company. - On the site and in the building once occupied by D. & J. Petrie's foundry, corner of Furnace and Main streets, is now situated the prosperous knit goods manufactory of the Titus Sheard Company. In 1880 Mr. Sheard, who was then manufacturing woolen yarns on Loomis Island, across the river, converted the old foundry into a knitting mill and began the manufacture of knit goods. The business increased and in 1881 he built a new mill. In 1884 George White and Frank Senior were admitted to partnership, the firm name being Titus Sheard & Co. In 1886 a large storehouse was built opposite the mill, on John and Main streets. In January, 1888, a stock company was organized, known as the Titus Sheard Company, with the following officers: Titus Sheard, president; George White, superintendent; Frank Senior, treasurer; Wallace Hose, secretary. The company manufactures knit shirts and drawers, and the mill has a capacity of 60,000 dozen annually, of an approximate value of $500,000. About 300 hands are employed. The annual pay roll is $110,000, and the mijjl consumes about 750,000 pounds of clean wool per year. The product is sold directly to the wholesale trade.

    The Little Falls Knitting Company - Was organized in October, 1872, with Titus Sheard as president, D. H. Burrell, vice-president, and J. J. Gilbert, secretary. The original capital stock was $60,000. They purchased their building of Mitchell & Bailey, who erected it in 1872, and began the manufacture of knit underwear in March, 1873. The company now operates twelve sets of cards and employs 250 hands. The factory is situated on the north side of the river, at the head of the old canal of the Western Inland Lock Navigation Company. The officers are Charles Bailey, president; J. J. Gilbert, vice-president; Eli- jah Reed, secretary and treasurer; Squire Bailey, superintendent.

    George Anson Hardin, History of Herkimer county, New York, 1893 (page 28 and 29) ebook


    Titus Sheard's Eagle Mills, Little Falls - Manufacturer of shirts and drawers, Titus Sheard President, Frank Senior, Treas., George White, supt. Wallace Hose, secretary - the building no longer stands - image courtesy of the Little Falls Historical Society.


    Titus Sheard house, 29 Jackson street, Little Falls - the house no longer stands - image courtesy of the Little Falls Historical Society.


    Titus Sheard - image courtesy of the Little Falls Historical Society.

    The ladies at the Little Falls Historical Society, which I visited in August 2016, where extremely helpful.

    1887 City directory:

    1. Scatchard, Thos. E. (Jas. s. Senior & co.,) h --- Gansevoort
    2. Senior, Frank (Titus Sheard & co., h 231 W. Main
    3. Senior, Ja. S. & co. (James S. Senior and Thos E Scstchard) plumbing and gas fitting 579 E. Main
    4. Senior, Jas. s. (Jas. S Senior & co., 579 E Main) h 112 Gansevoort
    5. Senior, Mary Mrs., h 231 W. Main
    6. Sheard, Frank, bookkeeper, h 231 W. Main
    7. Sheard, Jacob, washer, h 260 W. Main
    8. Sheard, Issac, spinner, bds, 260 W. Main
    9. SHEARD, TITUS & co., (Geo White, Frank Senior, and Wallace Hose) mfr. of shirts and drawers W Main cor Furnace
    10. SHEARD, TITUS, (Titus Sheard & Co.) h 29 Jackson
    11. Under Manufacturing Eagle Mills Main and Furnace, Titus Sheard. Titus Sheard was president of the Y. M. C. A.


    Charles Sheard (1855-1900) and Frances Scatcherd

    Birth: 1855 Bristol, son of Charles Sheard and Elizabeth Fox

    Charles Sheard BIRTH: Oct 1854 - Bristol, Gloucestershire

    "Son of Charles Sheard, son of George Sheard and Rebecca Blakely. The elder Charles married married Elizabeth Fox in the parish of St. Paul, Bristol on the 14th April 1851. They had two children, Rebecca (9 in 1861) and Charles (6 in 1861), in Bristol. Elizabeth died (I think) in 1869. Charles returned to Batley and married Hannah Preston, and her two children lived with them in Albert Street, Batley. (1881) Rebecca married Thomas Scacherd and they went to America with Charles, junior."

    Susan Sheard Hazell, August 2009

    1861 Census: Civil parish: Castle Ward Town: Bristol County/Island: Gloucestershire Country: England Charles Sheard, 34, agent in Rag, born Batley, Yorkshire, Elizabeth Sheard, 40, Rebecca Sheard, 9, born Bristol, Charles Sheard, 6, born Bristol

    1871 Census: Batley, Yorkshire, Name Age Charles Sheard 44, rag dealer, Hannah Sheard 42, wife, Joseph Preston 22, step son, Charles Sheard 16, son Benjamin Preston 12, step son, Esther J Preston 9, step daughter, George W Sheard, son, 6 Months

    1880 Census: Brookfield, Madison Co., Charles Sheard, age 25 boarder minister M. E. born England

    Marriage: Francis Frances Scatcherd

    Charles Sheard Age: 27, bachelor, methodist ---- minister, Batley, Marriage or Bann Date: 5 Jul 1882 Parish: Batley, All Saints Father's name: Charles Sheard, com---- agent, Spouse's Name: Frances Emily Scatchard, 20, spinster, Spouse's Father's Name: George Scatchard, -------- .Both signed. Batley Parish church.

    Children:

    1. Charles

      Passport application: Charles Sheard born Dolgeville New York 26 May 1883, father Charles Sheard born Bristol, England, deceased 1900, that Charles Sr immigrated from Edinburgh Scotland, January 1877 occupation of Charles jr. Physiological opthe--- American Optical Company

      Charles Sheard born Dolgeville, New York and received the degrees of B. A. in 1903 from St Lawrence University, Canton, New York. Of M. A. in 1907 from Dartmouth College, and of PhD in 1912 from Princeton University. "Snippet" from Physicians of the Mayo clinic and Mayo foundation, 1931 & others

    2. Edelle M Sheard
    3. Titus Sheard
    4. Frances E Sheard
    5. George Sheard
    6. Samuel T Sheard
    7. Rebecca B Sheard
    8. Alfred S Sheard

    1900 Census: Canton, Saint Lawrence, New York Frances Sheard 39, widowed, immigrated 1882, Charles Sheard 17 Edith Sheard 15 Titus Sheard 13 Frances E Sheard 12 George Sheard 9 Samuel T Sheard 7 Rebekka Sheard 3 Alfred S Sheard 1, all school age children "at school"

    1910 Census: Canton, Saint Lawrence, New York Frances E Sheard 49, head, widow, 8 children 8 still living, own income, Titus Sheard 23, son, carpenter, Frances E Sheard 20, daughter, teacher, George Sheard 19, son, student, college, Samuel T Sheard 17, son, printer, Rebecca B Sheard 13, daughter, Alfred S Sheard 11, son Edelle M Sheard 25, daughter, supervisor nurse hospital

    1930: Canton, St Lawrence, Frances E Sheard age 69 and George Sheard age 39, carpenter building

    Travel:

    1. Rev. C. Sheard, Clergyman, Reverend, age 27, M, 20 Jul 1882, England, State Of Nebraska, through Castle Gardens Port of New York

    Susan Hazell informed me in her letter of August 31, 2004:

    Charles was Titus' nephew, son of Charles, half brother of Titus.

    Susan also told me about the Canton United Methodist Church, Canton, New York web site which mentions Charles Sheard and his family on the stained glass page:

    The Rev. Charles Sheard was the pastor of our church from 1895 to 1900. He was born in England where he married a childhood playmate, Frances Scatcherd. He came to Canton from a pastorate in Clayton, N.Y. Rev. Sheard wrote several books , one of which was "Civil Law in The Ecclesiastical World" and was considered an authority on parliamentary law. At the 1900 Conference, he was appointed Presiding Elder; on the way home he had a heart attack and died unexpectedly.

    His widow remained in Canton to raise their eight children. The eldest, Charles became an internationally acknowledged authority in the field of optics; Frances S. Banford, a teacher and principal in the Canton Schools had the distinction of having the Banford Elementary School named in her honor; Alfred, a former coach at St. Lawrence University, a professional athlete, and business man, was living in Canton in 1973. Alfred, Titus, and Samuel were St. Lawrence University graduates.

    and under the history of the parish:
    In 1895 Reverend Charles Sheard came to Canton to become pastor of the Canton Church. He and his wife Frances E. were natives of England. Rev. Sheard was the author of "Civil law in the Ecclesiastical World" and an authority on parliamentary law. Their son, Charles Jr., became an internationally acknowledged authority in the field of optics and was a published author in this subject. Their daughter, Frances Sheard Banford, became associated with the Canton school system and the Banford Elementary School is named in her honor. In 1900 Rev. Sheard died unexpectedly on his way home from conference where he had been appointed Presiding Elder. Mrs. Sheard decided to make her home in Canton and was active in the Church for many years. Rev. Sheard was succeeded, as pastor, by Rev. J.W. Briggs in 1900.

    SHEARD - At Bately, Yorkshire, England, March 21, 1887, CHARLES SHEARD, father of Mrs. Thomas Scatchard of Utica, New York, and Rev. Charles Sheard of East Springfield. Brother of Titus Sheard of Little Falls, NY. (RCApr08/1887) Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1887 Rome Citizen Death Notices in 1887

    Death of the Rev. Charles Sheard: Charles Sheard, Pastor at the Canton Methodist Church died in Richland of peritonitis after an illness of 26 hours. "Mrs. Sheard and her oldest son went to Richland Wednesday arriving only in time to hear him speak a very few words and see him die." Mr Sheard was the nephew of The Hon. Titus Sheard. He was taken ill on a train and forced to get off. He was very active in temperance work and the head of the Anti-Saloon Committee. May 1900.

    Sheard burials in Fairview Cemetery, Canton, New York

    • Alec Michael Sheard IV, Oct 25, 1994 - July 23, 2000 (Section 3)
    • Sheard Monument (Section 8)
    • George Sheard, 1890-1935 (Section 8)
    • Rev Charles Sheard, 1854-1900 (Section 8)
    • Frances E Sheard, 1859-1948 (Section 8)
    • Frances Sheard Banford, 1888-1968 (Section 8)
    • Edith Sheard Neuman, 1885-1955 (Section 8)

    Inventory of Fairview Cemetery- Canton, NY, Anne M. Cady, October 2008 , RootsWeb, WITH IMAGES OF THE TOMBSTONES


    Rebecca Blakely Sheard (1852- ) and Thomas Scatcherd

    Birth: Daughter of Charles Sheard and Hannah born in 1852. Brother to Charles Sheard.

    Rebecca Blakeley Sheard BIRTH: Mar 1852 - Bristol, Avon, Gloucestershire, FreeBMD

    1861 Census: Gloucestshire, Castle Ward, Sheard, Charles, age 34, agent in Rap, born Batley, York, Elizabeth, age 40, born Worster, Rebecca, age 9, born Bristol, Charles,age 6 born Bristol

    1871 Census: Rebecca B Sheard, Batley, Commercial st, servant born Gloucestershire.

    Marriage: Thomas Scatcherd before 1881

    1881 Census Batley, England: Blakeridge Lane, Thomas Edwd. Scatcherd Head Married 28 abt 1853 Male Plumber & Painter Kirkburton Yorkshire England, Rebecca Blakeley Scatcherd Wife married 28 abt 1853 Female (Woollen) Weaver (Power Loom) Birstal Yorkshire England, Elizth. Scatcherd 6 abt 1875 Female Scholar Batley Yorkshire England, Geo. Wm. Scatcherd 3 abt 1878 Male Batley Yorkshire England

    Immigration: circa 1883 based on 1900 census.

    More: Thomas Scatcherd and was living in Utica, New York at the time of her father's death in 1887 in Batley.

    1900 Census:

    • Scathard, Thomas, head, May 1853, age 47, born England, immigrated 1883, 17 years, Na.
    • Rebecca, wife, Jan 1854, age 26 married 26 years 2 children, born England, immigrated 1883, 17 years
    • Elizabeth S. daughter, Sept 1874, age 25, born England, immigrated 1883, 17 years, seamer knitting mill
    • George W. son, December 1874, age 21, born England, immigrated 1883, 17 years, Na. R.R. fireman
    • Sheard, ---mond L nephew, Mar 1893, age 6, born NYat scool
    • Sheard, Rebecca, neice June 1896, age 4, born NY

    Children:

    1. George W. b. 1877*

      In 1920 and 1930 census in Little Falls

    2. Elizabeth S. b. 1875*
    3. *Information from Steve S, November 2010


    Jacob Sheard and Ann Naylor and Their Son, Isaac Sheard

    Birth: Jacob of Isaac and Harriet Sheard Batley clothier born August 28, baptized September 27, 1845

    Marriage: He married Ann Naylor Unknown. (Vivien Tomlinson, Nov. 2004)

    Notes for Jacob Sheard:

    • 1883 arrived in Little Falls, NY with three children, Isaac, Florence and Alice. Three other children stayed in England. (Vivien Tomlinson, Nov. 2004)
    • Occupation: woollen cloth fuller (Vivien Tomlinson, Nov. 2004)

    Children

    1. Isaac Sheard, born 29 Jan 1868 in Ravensthorpe (Vivien Tomlinson, Nov. 2004)

      Marriage: Martha

      Children:

      1. Harry
      2. Jessie
      3. Arleen

      1910 Census: In Little Falls, New York, see above

      1920 Census: In Little Falls, New York, see above

      1930 Census: In Little Falls, New York, see above

      Death: Died 1935 in Little Falls, NY. (Vivien Tomlinson, Nov. 2004)

    Death of Jacob Sheard : 12 Aug 1901 Utica, New York (Vivien Tomlinson, Nov. 2004)


    Martha Sheard Clafton, The Sister of Jacob Sheard

    Birth: Martha of Isaac and Harriett Sheard, Batley clothier, born February 23 baptized April 7, 1844

    Marriage: Josiah Clafton, Unknown (Vivien Tomlinson, Nov. 2004)

    Child:

    1. George (Vivien Tomlinson, Nov. 2004)
    Death: 1929 Little Falls, NY, Wilcox Cemetery (Vivien Tomlinson, Nov. 2004)

    Note: Not listed by LDS in the 1880 census in New York.


    Alec Sheard 1889 son of Richard

    Alec Sheard born 1889 was the 11th child of Richard Sheard and Ellen Whitworth. Richard born 1842 was the 12th child of Michael Sheard and Sarah Newsome. Michael born 1798 was the son of Michael Sheard and Sarah Lister. In 1905 and again in 1907 Alec Sheard entered The United States through Ellis Island. The ship manifests for both voyages listed him as on his way to Little Falls, New York. The 1905 manifest says to M or W Sheard. The 1907 mainifest says to Mr. Titus Sheard. Alec did not stay in Little Falls but married and settled in New York City.


    Frank Senior, Senior (born Batley 1826 died Little Falls 1865) and his son, Frank, Senior, Junior (born 1862 Little Falls died 1930)

    Birth of Francis (Frank) Senior: Frank Senior Batley, All Saints Baptism Date: 16 Apr 1827 Father: Squire Senior, clothier, Mother: Fanny Senior

    1841: New Batley, Squire Senior 35, woolen spinner, Fanny Senior 35 Carles Senior 15, rag grinder, Francis Senior 13, woolen priecer, John Senior 2, Sarah Senior 15, rag sorter, Mary Senior 11, woolen priecer, Rebecca Senior 9, Ellen Senior 7, Isabella Senior 5

    Marriage: 17 Sep 1848 - Batley, Yorkshire, Francis Senior, age 21, clothier, son of Squire Senior to Mary Sheard, age 18, daughter of David Shread, clothier - both signed.

    Children:

    1. Matilda Senior 19 Nov 1853 Batley, All Saints, Yorkshire, England daughter of Francis Batley Innkeeper and Marybaptized March 26, 1854

    2. James circa 1856 England

    3. Frank born Little Falls c 1862

      Senior, Frank, Little Falls, is a native of that village. He was born in the year 1862. His father was of English descent and was a co-partner of Titus Sheard in the house of Senior & Sheard, manufacturers. Frank Senior was educated in the schools of this village and in 1876 commenced working for Mr. Sheard at three shillings per day. He worthily upheld the reputation of his house and after successively passing through all departments, was through merit admitted to a partnership in the Titus Sheard com- pany, when but twenty-one years of age, of which he is now treasurer. Mr. Senior is identified with local social, political and benevolent institutions such as Elks, Royal Arcanum, fire and police commissioners, etc., and is an honorary member of the fire department. He married Elizabeth Herbert of Franklin county and has two children.

      George Anson Hardin, History of Herkimer county, New York, 1893

      Married Elizabeth Herbert.

      Frank Senior

    1851: New Road Batley, Francis Senior 24, spinner, Mary Senior 21

    Immigration: After 1856 before 1865

    Death: Frank Senior, Senior will probated March 15, 1865 (index). The son of Squire and Fannie (Hall) Senior, he was born in Batley, England, and died in Little Falls. (History of the Mohawk Valley, 1925)

    1865: Little Falls, Mary Senior 35 Matilda Senior 11 James Senior 9 Francis Senior 3

    1870: Little Falls, Mary Senior 40, keeping house, born England, $6,000 $4,000, Matilda Senior 16, born England, James Senior 14, born England, Francis Senior 8

    1900: Frank Senior 38, knit goods manufacturer, Elizebeth Senior 38 Mary M Senior 13 James H Senior 7 Mary Senior 70, widowed, born England, imm 1860, 5 children 3 living

    1900: Little Falls, James S Senior 44, imm 1857, machinist, Cora F Senior 41, dressmaker, 3 children 2 living, Edith S Senior 18, Francis L Senior 16, Harriette Lebart 37, servant

    1920: 112 Prospect street, Frank Senior 57, manufacturer, knit goods, Elizabeth Senior 54 Frank Senior 17 Elizabeth Kochvara 21

    1923: Frank Senior born Little Falls May 1862 stated that he was the son of Frank Senior, Sr., born in England, immigrated from Liverpool in 1854, lived in Little Falls until 1865.

    1925: Frank Senior was the President of Rex Knitting Mills, of Little Falls

    1930: Death of Frank Senior, Junior August 3rd listed as Frank Senior, Sr. age 68, president of Rex Knitting Inc. after an illness of several months.


    The Sheards in The US Censuses

    1870 Census

    Titus Sheard was listed in the 1870 Census in Little Falls, Herkimer County, New York, Roll M593-942, Page 234 as follows:

    1. Titus Sheard, age 28, shoddy manufacturer, value of real estate $5,000, value of property $5,000, born in England
    2. Helen, age 27, keeping house, born in NY
    3. Edith, daughter, age 5, born in NY
    4. Martha, age 2, born in NY
    1880 Census

    1. Titus Sheard and family were listed in the 1880 Census at 222 Jackson Street, in Little Falls, Toll T9-837, Page 214C, ED 30, Image 0580 as follows:
      1. Titus Sheard, age 38, manufacturer knit ends, born England
      2. Edith, age 37, keeping house, born NY
      3. Edith, age 15, daughter, born NY
      4. Mattie, age 11, daughter, born NY
      5. Maggie Louchen, servant
    2. Charles Sheard was listed in the 1880 census with William R. Gardner in Brookfield, Madison County, New York, T9-859, Page 7b ED 45 Image 0632 as follows:

      Charles Sheard, age 25, single, minister M. E., born England, relation, other

    1900 Census

    Titus Sheard on Jackson Street:

    • Titus Sheard, head, October 1841, age 58, married 35 years, born England, immigrated 1857, 42 years, Na. mfr knit goods
    • Hellen wife, March 1843, age 57, 2 children 2 still living, born NY
    • Stinson, Edwin, I son in law, July 1864, age 35 married 11 years, born Canada, immigrated 1866 34 years Na. mfr knit goods
    • Stinson, Martha, daughter, September 1867, age 32, 3 children, 1 living, born NY
    • Stinson, Hellen, granddaughter, September 1890, age 9, born NY, at school
    • Smith, Esther, servand August 1835, age 64 single, born NY
    • Sullivan, Maggie, servant, Fev 1870 age 36 single, born Canada
    Jacob Sheard on Furnace St, Little Falls:
    • Jacob, head Augusth 1845, age 54, married 33 years, immigrated 1893, 16 years, Na., retired
    • Ann, wife, September 1842, age 57, 6 children 3 living, housekeeping
    • Alice, daughterer, September 1879, age 20, single, mill operator
    • All born England.

    Isaac Sheard on Webster Street, Little Falls, Herkimer Co.:

    • Issac, head, January 1868, age 32, married 9 years, born England, immigrated 1883, 17 years, naturalized, spinner
    • Martha, wife, February 1869, age 31, born NY
    • Harry P, son, March 1892, age 8, born NY, school
    • Jessie E, daughter July 1898, age 1, born NY
    • Jessis Duesler, sister-in-law, April 1880, age 20, born NY, mill operative

    Rebecca Sheard Scathard, North Willsome (?) Street

    • Scathard, Thomas, head, May 1853, age 47, born England, immigrated 1883, 17 years, Na.
    • Rebecca, wife, Jan 1854, age 26 married 26 years 2 children, born England, immigrated 1883, 17 years
    • Elizabeth S. daughter, Sept 1874, age 25, born England, immigrated 1883, 17 years, seamer knitting mill
    • George W. son, December 1874, age 21, born England, immigrated 1883, 17 years, Na. R.R. fireman
    • Sheard, ---mond L nephew, Mar 1893, age 6, born NYat scool
    • Sheard, Rebecca, neice June 1896, age 4, born NY
    Charles A Sheard on Monroe Street:
    • Iver, Sarah, head, September 1836, age 63, Widow, 2 children 2 living, born NY
    • Iver, Cora, daughter, June 1868, age 31, single, born NY
    • Sheard, Charles A, son-in-law, March 1862, age 35, married 10 years, born England, immigrated 1885, 15 years, Na, traveling salesman
    • Sheard, Nellie, daughter, April 1865, age 35, 0 children, born NY

    1910 Census

    Mrs. T Sheard, Isaac Sheard, and Charles R Sheard were listed.

    Mrs. T. Sheard at Jackson Street:

    • Mrs. T. Sheard, head, age 65, widow, no of years married 45, 2 children 2 living, born NY, nno occupation
    • Stinson, Edwin,J. son-in-law, age 42, married 21 years, cashier knitting mill
    • Martha Stinson, wife, age 40, mother of 2 children 2 still living
    • Helen W. Stinson, daughter age 1-?
    • Catherine P daughter age 6
    • Ester Smith, servant, age 5-?,
    • All born NY

    Charles R. Sheard at Monroe Street Little Falls:

    • Charles R Sheard, head, age 45, married 20 years, born England, immigrated 1887, Na. salesman, raw material
    • Nellie, wife age 45, 0 children, born NY
    • Iver, James D Mrs. Boarder, age 73 widow, born NY
    Isaac Sheard on Webster Street, Little Falls, Herkimer Co.:
    • Issac, head, age 42, married at 19, born England, immigrated 1892, naturalized, machine opperator knitting machine
    • Martha, wife age 41, married at 19, mother of 4 children 2 living, born NY, mender stocking factory
    • Jessie E, daughter age 11, born NY
    • Arleen M daughter age 7 born NY

    1920 Census

    Isaac Sheard on Webster Street, Little Falls, Herkimer Co.:

    • Issac, head, age 51, born England, immigrated 1880, shipping clerk manufacturer
    • Martha, wife age 50, born NY
    • Arleen M daughter age 17 born NY

    Charles A. Sheard at Monroe Street Little Falls:

    • Charles A Sheard, head, age 54, born England, immigrated 1888, Na. salesman, woolen goods
    • Harriett, wife age 58, born NY
    1930 Census

    Isaac and Helen Sheard were listed in Little Falls in the 1930 census.

    1. Isaac Sheard of 64 Jackson Street, Little Falls, Roll T626, Page 4A, ED 33 was listed as follows:
      1. Isaac Sheard, head, owning house, $4,500, radio, age 62, married at age 23, born England, immigrated in 1842, naturalized, no occupation
      2. Martha, wife, age 61, married at age 22, born NY, no occupation
      3. Arleen M, daughter, age 27, born NY, steno knitting mill

      Note: The year of immigration, 1842, cannot be correct, an age of 62 in 1930 indicates a birth year of circa 1868.

    2. Helen M Sheard was listed with her daughter at 29 Jackson Street, T626, Page 7B, Ed 34 as follows:
      1. Edward Stinson, head, own, $20,000, age 66, married at age 24, Canada-English, immigrated 1865, naturalized, manufacturer, knitting
      2. Martha Stinson, wife, age 62, married at 20, born NY, no occupation
      3. Helen M Sheard, mother-in-law, age 87, widow, born NY, no occupation


    Little Fall, New York

    Stereoscope card collection of Maggie Land Blanck

    Little Fall, New York

    Mac Kinnon's Knitting Mills

    Postcard collection of Maggie Land Blanck

    Postcard collection of Maggie Land Blanck

    Sheard's Corner, Little Fall, New York

    Sheard's Eagle Mill was located on the corner of West Main and Furnace Streets proir to 1905. Is that the mill on the left?

    Three Rivers Hudson Mohawk Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleys Little Falls, Chartered 1811]

    "Another forgotten industry was Titus Sheard's "Eagle Knitting Co.," located at the northeast corner of Main and Furnace Streets, one building of which is now standing and another, on the south side of the street, is occupied by the Little Falls Felt Shoe Co. Samuel Smith was appointed third postmaster of Little Falls on April 1, 1813. Shortly after this date he built a furnace on this site, after which Furnace Street was named. He made cast iron stoves and other ironwork articles and, in 1838, Joram and David Petrie purchased the furnace to manufacture parlor stoves, which were sold in their general store until 1856. For a while the building was a soap factory; then Henry Cheney manufactured furniture here. In 1875 Mitchell & Bailey used it as a storehouse, and in 1879 walking matches were held there. In 1880 Titus Sheard, who was manufacturing woolen goods on Loomis Island, bought the building and the following year Frank Senior and George White, who was later killed in the boat explosion, were admitted as partners. Business was booming in knit goods at this time and several buildings were built. Titus Sheard was State Senator, Speaker of the Assembly, and had a fire company named after him. He died in 1904 and Frank Senior died in 1930. The buildings were torn down in 1933 to make way for Clarence Hotaling's gas station. Sheard's mill was one of the few in Little Falls which was operated entirely on steam power."

    Three Rivers Hudson Mohawk Schoharie History From America's Most Famous Valleysh Little Falls, Chartered 1811



    View of Erie Canal, Elevator, and Wool Extract Mill, Little Falls, Ne York - image courtesy of the Little Falls Historical Society.


    Malcolm Haigh's books about Batley

    Malcolm Haigh, a local Batley historian, has written several books about Batley.

    • The History of Batley contains many charming stories about Batley
    • Historical Snapshots of Batley and Birstall is a lovely book of old postcards and photos with comments by Malcolm.
    • His most recent book, Batley Pride, contains more stories of Batley folks and included a chapter on the Sheards.

    To obtain a copy of any of Malcolm's books please write to Malcolm Haigh at:

    64 Solway Road
    Batley
    West Yorkshire, England, WF17 6HH.

    • The History of Batley is available at 12.95p (about $23.00)
    • Historical Snapshots of Batley and Birstall is 10 (about $17.50)
    • Malcolm's latest book, Batley Pride is 13.95p (about $24.00)
    Postage in each case is an extra 4.20 inside the UK but 5.20 overseas (about $9.10) - that's second class, surface mail. Air mail is 11.

    Orders, with sterling cheques can be made out either to Malcolm Haigh or The History of Batley Fund.


    More Sheard Genealogy

    Vivien Tomlinson was "a member of the Society of Genealogists and several Yorkshire Family History Societies, on the committee of the London Group of the Yorkshire Family History Societies, and had an Advanced Certificate in Family History." She has done extensive work into several Batley familys including the Sheards. See Vivien Tomlinson's Family History


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