(1819-1869) Born at LibertyTown, (Frederick) Maryland. McSherry was the son of James McSherry and Anne Ridgely Sappington, and the grandson of Patrick McSherry, who came from Ireland in 1745 to Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and later to moved Maryland. He graduated from Mount St. Mary's College, Emmitsburg , Maryland, in l838 and was admitted to the bar in l840. His eldest, James, became chief justice of Maryland. McSherry is best known for his "History of Maryland"