Merrimack New Hampshire Admiral Forrest Percival Sherman, USN (1896-1951)

Forrest P. Sherman, a native of Merrimack, New Hampshire

was born October 30, 1896 on Depot Street, in the Reeds Ferry section. He was the son of one of the headmasters at the McGaw Institute, and a  next-door neighbor to my grandparents.

He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology for one year. Then he entered the U.S. Naval Academy in 1914, graduating in 1917. During and shortly after World War I, he served in European waters as an officer of the gunboat Nashville and destroyer Murray.

A naval aviator from 1922, his peacetime service included aviation, surface, and staff assignments. He was captain of the aircraft carrier “Wasp” (CV-7) when it was sunk by three Japanese torpedo hits in the Solomon Islands September 25, 1942. He was awarded the Navy Cross for his heroism in command of the carrier.

Photograph of Admiral Forrest P. Sherman USN from the U.S. Naval Historical Center

Photograph of Admiral Forrest P. Sherman USN from the U.S. Naval Historical Center

He was present at the signing of the Japanese surrender aboard the battleship Missouri. He served as Chief of Naval Operations from November 1949 until his death July 22, 1951in Naples, Italy, at the age of fifty-four, while on a military-diplomatic mission. He had been the youngest officer to hold that post.

The destroyer, “USS Forrest Sherman” (DD-931) was named in his honor and launched February 5, 1955.  Also, the USS Forrest Sherman (DDG 98) was named in his honor, and launched January 30, 2006. His daughter, Anne Sherman Fitzpatrick, broke the bottle of champagne across the bow to formally christen it, and gave the order to “man our ship and bring her to life,” at the conclusion of the ceremony.

Admiral Sherman’s framed photograph hangs in the original lobby of the present Middle School, formerly the high school, in Merrimack, NH.

Janice

*ADDITIONAL READING**
-Arlington National Cemetery Website: Forrest Percival Sherman

BIO: Admiral Forrest P. Sherman, USN (1896-1951)

-Wikipedia: Admiral Forrest Sherman

History & Genealogy of Merrimack, Hillsborough Co. NH

-A Distant Sherman Cousin: B. Elwin Sherman

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***SHERMAN FAMILY TREE***
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***FIRST to FOURTH GENERATIONS***
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Philip-1 & Sarah (Odding) Shearman, of Dedham, Colchester, Essex England. Immigrated to America about 1632/33. Freeman at Roxbury MA 1634. In 1639 he was one of those banished from the Massachusetts Bay Colony, and one of those who purchased the island of Aquidnech in Narragansett Bay [Portsmouth RI], to which they removed.  Look here for additional descendants.

Their son…
Samuel-2 & Martha (Tripp) Sherman, of Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI. He b. 1648 in Portsmouth RI and d. there in 1717. He m. Martha, dau of John Tripp 23 Feb 1680.

Their son…
Ebenezer-3 & Rebecca (Lawton) Sherman/Shearman. He b. 10 Oct 1701 in Portsmouth RI, d. 21 Sep 1791 in Tiverton RI. He signed the Association Test at Newport RI [NEHGS Register, 118:59] He is in the Rhode Island Census of 1782 [NEHGS 127:138]; he m. Rebecca Lawton. [for other children see]

Samuel-4 Sherman, son of Ebenezer-3 & Rebecca (Lawton) Sherman. He was born abt 1736 possibly in Tiverton, Newport Co. RI, and died after 1807 in Gloucester, Providence Co. RI. He m1) Hannah –; he married 2nd) after 15 Apr 1758 to Mary Crary, dau of Benjamin and Deborah (Balcom) Crary. He served as a private in Capt Caleb Whitings Co. during the American Revolution and marched on the alarm of 19 Apr 1775 to Roxbury. “He removed to Lisbon NH [possibly about 1780/81 from Rhode Island, and lived on the farm now occupied by Hiram Aldrich on road 52. Mr. Sherman and four sons had lots of 100 acres given them as an inducement to settle. He was great-grandfather to Reuben Sherman now living on road 34. At that date the country was a wilderness, bears and other wild animals holding undisputed the territory. Reuben relates an incident in the life of his grandfather Sherman which is worth of preservation as a matter of history. About the year 1777 there was a great scarcity of provisions among the settlers. Then a lad of sixteen he traveled to Barnet, VT through the wilderness, and procured three pecks of flour, without the sign of a road or anything to guide him. When he arrived almost in sight of home, his dog met him and barked vigorously at some object in a tall pine, which he discovered to be a bear. Crying lustily, he heard himself heard by his mother, and ordered their family musket,which was without a lock, with ammunition and a fire-brand. The boy held the gun while his brother touched it off with the fire-brand and killed the bear. The body lodged in a fork of the tree, which obliged them to cut it down. The meat furnished by the bear was a God-send, and saved the family, with the flour which the boy had carried ten miles on his shoulder, from starvation. [p. 449, “Gazeteer of Grafton Co NH, 1709-1886,” by Hamilton Child, 1886]
Children of Samuel & Mary (Crary) Sherman:
1. Peter Sherman, b. 1759-62. Veteran of the American Revolution, enlisting in the Navy 1775.
2. +Samuel Sherman, b. abt 1758; m1) — Dame; and m2) Almira Judd; had ch: Stephen (1815-1883), Samuel L. ?-1864), and Phineas Elkins (1821-1902)
3. +Reuben Sherman, (1763-1843)
4. +Jotham Sherman,  (1764-1840)
5. Olive Sherman, b. 1768, d. 1841; married David Ash
6. +Benjamin Sherman, born abt 1774; died 3 Nov 1829; buried in Sugar Hill Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton Co., NH.
7. Mary Sherman, b. aft 1758
8. Charlotte Sherman b. 1781; married Daniel Bemis
9. Hannah Sherman, b. 1783, d.1850; married Chester Taylor

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**FIFTH GENERATION**
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Samuel-5 Sherman, son of Samuel & Mary (Crary) Sherman, b. abt 1758; he m1) — Dame; he m2nd) 26 Nov 1807 to Almira Judd. She was b. abt 1781 in NH.
Children of Samuel & Almira (Judd) Sherman:
1. Mary “Polly” Sherman
2. Hannah Sherman
3. Sarah Sherman
4. +Stephen C. Sherman, b. 1 Jan 1815 in NH; he d. 1883 in Lisbon NH; m. Mary Barrows.

Reuben-5 Sherman, son of Samuel & Mary (Crary) Sherman, b. 22 Feb 1763 in Gloucester, Providence Co RI and d. 3 May 1843. He is buried in Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton Co NH.  He married 1) bef 1787 to Lydia Dexter and m2) 1827 to Ruth Smith. She b. Oct 1797 in Bath, Grafton Co NH and d. 12 Aug 1875.  He enlisted at Gloucester RI 12 Apr 1779 under Capt Carr, Col. Carry, RI Troops at age 15; In April 1781 he enlisted under Capt. Nehemiah Lovell’s VT Co. on Lake Champlain. The inscription on his gravestone reads: “For ye are dead and your life is hid with Christ in God. A Revolutionary Soldier.” He applied for and was granted a pension of $66.66 a year. The  1800 census shows Reuben, along with brother Jotham and father Samuel living in separate households in Concord, Grafton Co NH [note: the town of Lisbon NH was first granted in 1763 as Concord, changed to Chiswick in 1764  to Gunthwaite in 1768, then to Lisbon in 1824]. He died 3 May 1843 in Lisbon NH. He is buried in Salmon Hole Cemetery in Lisbon NH.
Children of Reuben & Lydia (Dexter) Sherman:
1. +Lovell Sherman, betw 1785-1795 in poss. Gloucester RI
2. Deborah Sherman, b. 3 June 1787 in Concord, Grafton Co NH; she d. 4 Nov 1854 in Andover IL. She m. 24 Nov 1814 to Captain John Moore IV, son of John & Betsey (Miller) Moore. He b. 22 Oct 1790 in Bedford NH. Had issue.
3. +Reuben Sherman Jr. (1790-aft 1835), was a soldier in the War of 1812, private Rhode Island State troops. Placed on the pension rolls December 17, 1832. In 1835 shown on the list of New Hampshire pensioners; married and had issue.
Children of Reuben & Ruth (Smith) Sherman:
4. Electra Sherman, b. 20 Nov 1802; d. 2 Nov 1833. She m. 6 Feb 1823 to Jesse Richardson. Had issue.
5. Tryphena Sherman, b. betwe 1803-1805; m1) Thomas Sawyer; m2) Simeon Blanchard. Had issue by 2nd husband.
6. Randilla Sherman, b. bet 1810-1853; m. Charles Stevens and had issue.
7. +Andrew Jackson Sherman, b. 15 May 1832 in Lyman, Grafton Co NH. He m. Laura J. Hoyt.
8. +Benera Sherman, b. 17 Aug 1834 in Lisbon, Grafton Co NH; d 7 Jan 1899; m. Elizabeth Southworth
9. Israel G. “Isreal” Sherman, b. 1836; Soldier in 5th NH Regiment, Company F. Wounded.
10. Jenette M. Sherman, b. 12 Feb 1839, d. 4 Jan 1927; m. Henry McMurphy; had issue.

Jotham-5 Sherman, son of Samuel & Mary (Crary) Sherman was born in 1764 and d 8 Apr 1840 in Lisbon NH. He was “one of the early settlers of Lisbon [NH] and resided in the south-western part of the town, near the village. He was a farmer and died in 1840. His son, Peter, was born in Lisbon, where he resided most of his life, and died in 1867. Two of his children are living, namely Mrs. J.B. Noyes and John B. Sherman. One son, Moses, died in Landaff, in 1880, aged forty-five years.” [from Gazeteer of Grafton Co NH, 1790-1880,” by Hamilton Child, 1886, page 402].  He married Mehitable Blanchard. She b. 1759 and d. 21 July 1829, age 70. They are both buried in Lisbon NH. Their tombstones read: “In memory of Jotham Sherman who died April 8, 1840 in his 77th year,”
and “Mrs. Mehitable, wife of Jotham Sherman, who died July 21, 1829, in the 70 year of her age.”
Children of Jotham & Mehitable (Blanchard) Sherman:
1. Abigail Sherman, b. bet 1785-1795. She d. 26 Nov 1858 and buried Salmon Hole
Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton Co NH.
2. Charlotte Sherman, b. betw 1785-1795, d. 21 Oct 1876; m. Abram Hall.
3. Elijah Sherman, b. bet 1785 and 1795
4. Ruth Sherman, m. 20 Aug 1844 in Lebanon NH to David Dailey. He b 8 July 1784 and d. 27 Nov 1848 in Westminster VT. He was the son of Mary “Polly” King (Harris) Dailey.
5. +Stephen C. Sherman, b. 11 Feb 1792 in Lisbon NH. Enlisted from Lisbon NH in the War of 1812, was a mariner at Lake Champlain in the war and in later years received a pension
6. +Peter Sherman, b. 30 June 1804 in Lisbon NH; m. Matilda Young

Benjamin-5 Sherman, son of Samuel & Mary (Crary) Sherman, born abt 1774; died 3 Nov 1829; buried in Sugar Hill Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton Co., NH. He m. Mary W. “Polly” Titus,dau of Samuel & Ann (Bigelow) Titus. She b. 16 Apr 1783, and d. by 1825. He m2nd, 25 Dec 1825 to Sarah Chamberlain, dau of Er? & Betsey (Fowler) CHamberlin. She b. abt 1783 in Newbury, Orange CO VT and d. 20 Jan 1857.
Children of Benjamin & Mary (Titus) Sherman:
1. Daniel Sherman
2. Laura Sherman
3. Sophronia Sherman
4. Mary Ann Sherman
5. Calvin Sherman
6. +Smith Sherman, b. 1804
7. Benjamin M. Sherman, b 6 June 1806 in Bath, Grafton Co. NH; in 1850 living in
Harrison, Winnebago Co NH; He married Sally Cowen, dau of Zachariah & Zeruiah
(Streeter) Cowen. She b. 10 May 1805 in Bath NH. Children include Mary A., Benjamin C., Hannah A., and Laura.

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Stephen C.-6 Sherman, son of Samuel & Almira (Judd) Sherman, b. 1 Jan 1815 in NH; he d. 1883 in Lisbon NH; m. Mary Barrows. She was b. abt 1822 in NH.
Children of Stephen C. & Mary (Barrows) Sherman:
1. Esther A. Sherman, b. abt 1846 in NH
2. Webster Stephen Sherman, b. 2 May 1844 in Whitefield, Coos Co NH, and d. 26 Dec 1925; m. Emma Tirrell; Had ch, George E. b. 1873, d. 1888, and Warren E. b 1875, d. 1888.
3. Mary S. Sherman, b. abt 1852 NH
4. Clarinda Sherman, b. abt 1853 NH
5. Harriet Sherman, b. abt 1855 NH
6. Lizzie Caroline Sherman, b. abt 1860 in NH (prob Lisbon).
7. Hannah Sherman, b. abt 1862 in NH (prob. Lisbon).
8. George A. Sherman, b. abt 1864 in NH (prob. Lisbon).

Lovell-6 Sherman, son of Reuben & Lydia (Dexter) Sherman, b. betw 1785-1795 poss in Gloucester, Providence Co RI. He m. Hannah Blodgett.  He also married Betsey Marden.
Children of Lovell &  ? Sherman:
1. Coresa Sherman, b. 1835 in Canada and d. 1900 in Canada.
2. Sidney Theodore Sherman, b. abt 1837 in Canada and d. 1874 in Ogdensburg, St.
Lawrence CO NY.
3. Chloe Sherman, b. 15 Feb 1839 in Canada, d. 12 Aug 1917; m. Allen Bowers.
4. Henry Sherman, b. betw 1805-1820
5. +Lovell J. Sherman, b. May 1825; d. 12 July 1884 in Concord NJ; m. 1) Sarah Jane Jackman; m2) Josephine Dunbarton

Reuben-6 Sherman, son of Reuben & Lydia (Dexter) Sherman, b abt 1790, died aft 1835 probably in Grafton Co NH. He was a soldier in the War of 1812, private Rhode Island State troops. Placed on the pension rolls December 17, 1832. In 1835 shown on the list of New Hampshire pensioners; He married before 1826 to Ruth Smith. She b. Oct 1797 in Bath, Grafton Co NH and d. 12 Aug 1875.
Children of Reuben & Ruth (Smith) Sherman:
1. Julia A. Sherman, b. 23 Nov 1819 in Lisbon, Grafton Co NH. She d. 17 March 1894 in Lisbon NH. She m. Benjamin Judd Jr. He b. 19 June 1798 in Lisbon, Grafton Co NH. They had ch, Benjamin S., Elizabeth, and John M.
2. +Reuben S. Sherman, b. May 1823 in NH. He d. 14 Feb 1896; married 16 Sep 1847 in Lisbon NH to Adaline “Addie” M. Little.

Andrew Jackson-6 Sherman, son of Reuben & Ruth (Smith) Sherman, b. 15 May 1832 in Lyman, Grafton Co NH; Served during Civil War in Co. D, 13th NH Vols, enlisting as a private, promote to Sergt, then Lieut. Was wounded at Fredericksburg. He married 8 Sep
1860 in Lisbon, Grafton Co NH to Laura J. Hoyt. She was b. July 1844 in NH.
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1900 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Coos > Carroll > District 256
Stothard, William L. Head W M Sept 1842 37 married 8 yrs Canada (Eng) Can-Eng Can-Eng, imm 1880, 20 yrs in US lumberman
Stothard, Lutie A wife W F July 1844 33 married 8 yrs 1 ch 1 living NH NH NH
Stothard, William J. son M W May 1893 7 single NH Can-Eng US at school
Sherman, Andrew J. father-in-law W M May 1832 68 married 39 yrs NH NH NH Lumberman
Sherman, Laura J. mother-in-law W F July 1842 57 married 39 yrs 6 ch 6 living NH NH NH
Sherman, Alverton S. brother-in-law W M Feb 1870 30 single NH NH NH Laborer
Sherman, Ervin J. brother-in-law W M Sept 1874 25 married 3 yrs NH NH NH Engineer
Sherman, Maude sister-in-law W F Feb 1872 28 married 3 yrs 1 ch 0 living NH Can-Eng
Maine, servant
Wiley, George E. brother-in-law W M Nov 1861 39 married 9 yrs Can-Eng Can-Eng Can-Eng, imm 1885 14 yrs in US not naturalized Barber
Wiley, Florence M. sister-in-law W M Feb 1862 38 m 9yrs 3 ch 3 living NH NH NH servant
Wiley, George S. nephew W M Nov 1880 9 single NH Can-Eng NH at School
Wiley, Laura S. niece W F Dec 1893 6 single NH Can-Eng NH at school
Wiley, Julie A niece W F Jan 1899 1 single NH Can-Eng NH
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Children of Andrew J. & Laura J. (Hoyt) Sherman:
1. Andrew Sherman, b. abt 1861 NH; in 1880 a farm hand boarding in Traverse Co MN; in 1910 living in Deschutes, Crook Co OR, owner of a saw mill, single.
2. Lutie A. Sherman, b. July 1862 in NH; m. 1892 to William S. Stathard/Stothard, had
at least one ch. William J. Stothard.
3. Clarence B. Sherman, b. 1867; m. Ella/Ellen M. Boomer. In 1920 living in Bridgewater, Windsor Co VT with wife Ellen M. (age 52 b. Nova Scotia, imm 1890, naturalized), and children, Frank S. (age 14 b. Canada) and Sali? S. dau (age 12 b  Canada, imm 1917, naturalized). Plus serveral boarders who appear not to be related. In 1930 living in Belmont, Belknap NH a widower, saw mill engineer. Has housekeper and boarders.
4. Leon A. Sherman, b. abt 1869; in 1920 living in Claremont, Sullivan Co NH, with
wife? Elizabeth; in 1930 living in Plymouth, Grafton Co NH with wife Myra (age 27 b MA) and son Richard J. (age 6 b NH).
5. Alverton S. Sherman, b. Feb 1870 NH
6. Florence Maude Sherman, b. Feb 1872; m. abt 1891 to George E. Wiley. In 1900 living with her sister Lutie Stothard & family in Carroll, Coos Co NH. Had ch: George S. b Nov
1880, Laura S. b Dec 1893 and Julie A. b Jan 1899.
7. Ervin J. Sherman, b. Sep 1874 NH; m. abt 1897 to Maude –. She b. Feb 1872 in NH. They had a son, Leon Ervin Sherman, b. 4 Apr 1901 in NH and d. 29 Aug 1997 in Plymouth NH. Leon was in the US Navy during WWI, and he is buried at Riverside Cemetery in Ashland NH.

Benera-6 Sherman, son of Reuben & Ruth (Smith) Sherman, was b. 17 Aug 1834 in Lisbon NH and d. 7 Jan 1899. He is buried Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton Co NH He served during the Civil War. At age 28 he joined the NH 15th Regiment Co C. He served under Capt. Moses Lang. He took part in the assault on Port Hudson LA. On return from Port Hudson he was unable to walk and was carried from the ship to the hospital in Memphis TN with rheumatism, and was granted an invalid pension.  He m. by 1860 to Elizabeth H. Southworth. She was b. 16 June 1844 in Vermont, and d. 12 Feb 1926.
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U.S. Census > 1860 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Littleton
Benera Sherman 25 M Farm Laborer 100 NH
Elisabeth Sherman 15 F House Wife b VT
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U.S. Census > 1870 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Lisbon
Sherman, Benera 35 M W Farmer 800 NH
Sherman, Elizabeth H 25 F W keeping House NH
Sherman, Ceplole? P. 10 F W attending School VT
Sherman, Lanna M. 8 F W attending school NH
Sherman, George E. 6 M W attending school NH
Sherman, Elery M. 4 M W at home NH
Sherman, Althea 2 F W NH
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U.S. Census > 1880 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Lisbon > District 86
Sherman, Benera W M 45 Farmer NH NH NH
Sherman, Elizabeth H. W F 35 wife keeping house VT VT VT
Sherman, Attie C. W F 11 dau at school NH NH VT
Sherman, George E. W M 15 son at school NH NH VT
Sherman, Robert S. W M 9 son at school NH NH VT
Sherman, Arthur E. W M 5 son NH NH VT
Sherman, Frank W. W M 3 son NH NH VT
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American Civil War Soldiers
Name: Benera Sherman
Residence: Bath, New Hampshire
Enlistment Date: 15 September 1862
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: New Hampshire
Unit Numbers: 1199 1199
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 15 September 1862 at the age of 28
Enlisted in Company C, 15th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 08 October 1862.
Mustered out Company C, 15th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 13 August 1863 in
Concord, NH
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Children of Benera & Elizabeth (Southworth) Sherman:
1. Pamela Capitola Sherman, b 1 Oct 1860 in NH and d. 21 June 1891. She m. 21 Dec 1822 to Joseph M. Ryan.
2. Laura M. Sherman, b 22 May 1863 in NH, and d. 21 May 1901. She m. 20 Oct 1883 to Frank W. Brown
3. George E. Sherman, b. 6 June 1864 in NH
4. Ella May Sherman, b. 22 July 1866 in NH, and d. 25 Sep 1879. Buried Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton Co NH.
5. Clara Althea “Attie” C. Sherman, b. 24 Sep 1868 in NH. She m. 12 Dec 1889 to John Greene.
6. Robert S. Sherman, b. 13 Sep 1870 in Lisbon, Grafton Co NH and d. betw 1920-1940.
7. Dora T. Sherman, b. 17 Oct 1872 in NH. Buried Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon NH
8. Arthur Eugene Sherman, b. 16 June 1874 in NH, d. 31 Dec 1952; he m. Ellenet Shawney in Willowdale NH?. She was b. July 1865 in VT.
9. +Frank Winfred Sherman, b. 2 Dec 1876 in NH, d 31 Dec 1952. Buried Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon NH.
10. Benera Adelburt Aherman, b. 1879, d. 20 Sep 1879
11. Laura Mae Sherman, b. 20 Oct 1880, m. 22 March 1900 to Clinton L. Eastman.
12. +Reuben Sherman, b. 12 Dec 1882 in Lisbon NH, d. 1959; buried Littleton NH.
13. Victor H. Sherman, m. Dorothy W. Penniman and had at least one ch, Victor B.
Sherman.

Stephen C.-6 Sherman, son of Jotham & Mehitable (Blanchard) Sherman, b. 11 Feb 1792 in Lisbon NH, d. 19 Oct 1879; m. Hannah Belknap. She b. 14 Jan 1796 and d. 26 Oct 1880. “Stephen C. Sherman came to Benton NH from Lisbon NH with his son James C. Sherman and purchased the farm on the East road to the west of that now occupied by Solomon Hutchins. Later, after his son James C. moved to Manchester, he sold this and purchased the Kimball Tyler homestead where George Tyler had lived. Mr.Sherman had seen service in the war of 1812,[rendering service at Lake Champlain and granted a pension] was fond of political discussion, in fact, any kind of discussion. He was never known to assent to the opinion of others, his standard remark being, “Well, I dunno, that is a question.” He was a regular attendant at religious services, and greatly prized his
position as teacher in Sunday school of a bible class of middle aged women. The members of his class used to say, “Mr. Sherman is a deep bible scholar,” but it never appeard
that he did anything except to talk platitudes and fire biblical conundrums at the
simple minded, but good, women.”  James C. Sherman lived in District #6. [From:”Some Things About Coventry-Benton, New Hampshire,” by William F. Whitcher, 1905] In 1840 and 1850 Stephen Sherman and family were living in Lyman, Grafton Co NH. By 1860 he was living in Benton NH.
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U.S. Census > 1850 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Lyman
Stephen Sherman 58 M NH
Hannah Sherman 54 F NH
Anna Sherman 10 F NH
Ruth Sherman 14 F NH
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1860 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Benton
Stephen C. Sherman 64 M Farmer 800/500 NH
Hannah Sherman 64 F NH
Alice C. Palmer 4 F NH
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Children of Stephen C. & Hannah (Belknap) Sherman:
1. John B. Sherman, b 9 Sep 1820, d. 20 Dec 1823
2. William Sherman, b. 26 July 1822, d. 21 Dec 1823
3. Cynthia A. Sherman, b. 24 Apr 1824 in Landaff, Grafton Co NH, d. 22 Jan 1885; she m. 28 Nov 1850 to Benjamin Hall Chase. He b. 23 Jan 1825 in NH and d. 30 June 1906. They had ch: Alice and Nellie
4. Jane Sherman, b. 26 Feb 1825, d. 23 Sep 1867; m. — Jordon?; removed to IL
5. Harriet R. Sherman, b. 16 March 1828, d. 24 Aug 1893; m. Mark Marston. In 1880 they were living in Peabody MA. She d. 1893 and he d. 1899 both in Peabody MA. He was a baker. No children.
6. +James Cook Sherman, b. 3 Feb 1830 in Lyman, Grafton Co. NH; d. 28 Feb 1897 in Concord, Merrimack Co NH.
7. Mehitable Belknap “Hittie” Sherman, b. 1833 and d. 4 Feb 1872, aged 39 yrs 8 mo; m. C.F.G Smith. Had ch, Nellie and Frank James.
8. Charles Sherman, b. 5 June 1834, d. Nov 1835
9. Ruth Sherman, b. 16 Aug 1836 NH; m. Aug 1854 to George H. Palmer. Had dau Alice C.
10. Anna C. Sherman, b 26 Apr 1839 NH, d. 10 May 1900, unmarried.

Peter-6 Sherman, son of Jotham & Mehitable (Blanchard) Sherman, b. 30 June 1804 in
Lisbon NH, and d. in 1867; buried Grove Hill Cemetery in Lisbon NH; He m. 15 March 1832 to  Matilda Young.  She b. abt 1810 in NH. In 1850 living in Lisbon NH.
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1850 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Lisbon
Peter Sherman 46 M farmer NH
Matilda Sherman 41 F NH
John B. Sherman 16 M NH
Marcus Sherman 15 M NH
Charles Sherman 11 M NH
Jotham Sherman 8 M NH
Laura J. Sherman 7 F NH
James A. Sherman 3 M NH
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Children of Peter & Matilda (Young) Sherman:
1. +John B. Sherman, b. 10 Dec 1933 in Lisbon, Grafton Co. NH; d. 7 July 1908
2. +Rev. Moses [Marcus] Sherman, b. abt 1835 NH; died in Landaff NH in 1880, aged forty-five years. Enlisted 29 Feb 1864 in Trook K of the 1st NH Regiment, Cavalry, as a private. He was appointed chaplain on 10 June 1864 and mustered out 15 July 1865.
3. +Charles S. Sherman, b 16 Jan 1839 in Lisbon NH, and d. in 1918.
4. Jotham Sherman, b 1 July 1841 in Lisbon NH, d. 6 March 1863. He was a casualty of the Civil War, dying in Conrad’s Ferry MD. He enlisted 21 July 1862 for 3 years. He
died 6 March 1863 at Conrad’s Ferry MD. He was a member of Co G 10th VT Infantry. His name appears on the headstone of his brother James Allen Sherman, giving regiment, death, age and states “was buried at Whites Ford Potomac.River.”
5. Laura Jane Sherman, b. abt 1843 NH; m. J.B. Noyes
6. Ruth Sherman, b. 9 Oct 1842 in NH (prob Lisbon); d. 10 July 1902; m. 5 March 1862 to John Bennett Noyes. He b. 10 Jan 1839 in NH.
7. Smith I. Sherman, b. abt 1845 Lisbon NH
8. Homer Young Sherman, b. 10 Sep 1845 prob Lisbon NH; d. 11 Sep 1849, buried Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon NH
9. James Allen Sherman, b. 29 Jan 1846 in NH (prob Lisbon) and d. 3 Jan 1865; buried Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon NH
10. Richard Sherman, b. abt 1848 probab in Lisbon, Grafton Co NH
11. Dan Young Sherman, b. 9 May 1851 prob Lisbon NH; d. 18 Jan 1852; buried Salmon Hill Cemetery, Lisbon NH.

Smith-6 Sherman, son of Benjamin & Mary (Titus) Sherman, b. 25 Feb 1804 in NH; He m1) 4 July 1829 to Lucinda Harding. She b. 22 June 1833. He m2) 26 March 1835 to Thirza Porter. She b. 18 June 1810 and d. 1 Jan 1862. in 1850 living in Lisbon, Grafton Co NH with family.
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U.S. Census > 1850 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Lisbon
Smith, Sherman 46 M 4000 NH Farmer
Susey P. Sherman, 40 F NH
William Sherman 19 M NH
Byron Sherman 14 M NH
Lucinda Sherman 13 F NH
Amy Sherman 12 F NH
Salmon Sherman 11 M NH
Maria Sherman 10 F NH
Winslow Sherman 8 M NH
Rutlidge Sherman 7 M NH
Smith J. Sherman M 5 NH
T. Sherman 4 M NH
Richard Sherman 2 M NH
Thirza L. Sherman 1 F NH
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1860 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Lisbon
Smith Sherman 56 M Farmer 4000/2400 NH
Thursa Sherman 50 F house wife NH
Lucinda H. Sherman 23 F house work NH
Emma P. Sherman 22 F House work NH
Salmon H. Sherman 21 M Farm Laborer NH
Maria M. Sherman F 8 Housework NH
Winslow Sherman 18 M Asst farmer NH
Edward R. Sherman 17 M asst farmer NH
Joseph F. Sherman 13 M NH
Richard K. Sherman 12 M NH
Millard F. Sherman 9 M NH
Sarah L. Sherman, 8 F NH
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Child of Smith & Lucinda (Harding) Sherman:
1. William Sherman, b. abt 1831 NH
Children of Smith & Thursa/Thurza (Porter) Sherman:
2. Byron Sherman, b. 4 Jan 1836 NH
3. Lucinda Sherman, b. 7 Jan 1837 NH
4. Emma P. “Amy” Sherman, b. 24 Jan 1838 NH
5. Salmon H. Sherman, b. 31 Jan 1839 NH
6. Maria Mary Sherman, b.  6 March 1840 NH
7. Winslow H. Sherman, b. 11 Nov 1841 NH
8. Edward Rutlidge Sherman, b. 12 Dec 1842 NH
9. +Richard K. Sherman, b. 11 Oct 1844 Lisbon, NH; d. 22 March 1904; m. 27 May 1880 to Mary Emma Gilman, dau of Harod & Charlene (Dow) Gilman. She b. 26 Feb 1861 in Lyman NH and d. 21 Apr 1905. Had ch, Sylvia A., Florence B., Flora M., Lucinda M., Alfred A.
10. Smith Irvine Sherman, b. 29 Jan 1845 NH
11. Joseph Freemont Sherman, b 18 July 1846 NH; m. Agnes Swett, dau of Abiel Swett. She b. abt 1846 in NH. They had son Arthur S. b abt 1872 in NH. He enlisted in 1863 in Company G., 3rd Infantry Regiment NH, was wounded on 16 Aug 1864 at Deep Bottom Run VA, deserted on 28 Oct 1864. Appears to have a 2nd son, Lawrence, who he lives with in later years.
12. Thirza P. Sherman, b. 25 Jan 1849 NH
13. Millard Fillmore Sherman, b. 18 Sep 1850 NH
14. Sarah L. Sherman, b. 4 Nov 1851 NH
15. Eldridge Sherman, b. 7 May 1853
16. Lora Sherman, b. 10 June 1855

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**SEVENTH GENERATION**
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Lovell J.-7 Sherman, son of Lovell Sherman, b. May 1825; d. 12 July 1884 in Concord NH; m. 1) by 1857 Sarah Jane Jackman; m2) by 1874 to Josephine Dunbarton.
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U.S. Census > 1870 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Merrimack > Concord
Sherman, Lovell J. 45 M W Carpenter 500 NH
Sherman, Sarah J. 28 F W Keeping House NH
Sherman, Effie F. 13 F W studying school MA
Sherman, James L. 9 M W at home MA
Sherman, Arthur S. 8 M W at home NH
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Children of Lovell J. & Sarah Jane (Jackman) Sherman:
1. Effie F. Sherman, b.8 Oct 1855 in Stoughton, Norfolk Co. MA; m. abt 1878 to Lewis G. Foot. He b. 18 July 1858 in Bow, Merrimack Co NH, son of Thomas J. & Sally B. (Green) Foot. They had a child, Alice Foot, b. 28 Sep 1879 in Bow, Merrimack Co NH.
2. James L. Sherman, b. abt 1860; m. 17 Aug 1895 to Stella R. Abbott. She b. abt 1860. Child: Lovell J. Sherman, b 26 Dec 1897 in Milford NH and d. 26 Dec Milford NH.
3. Arthur Alverton Sherman, b. abt 1861
4. Octave Sherman
5. — Sherman, b. 17 Jan 1865 in Bath, Grafton Co NH
6. Fred Sherman, b. 24 May 1869 in Concord, Merrimack Co NH
Children of Lovell & Josephine (Dunbarton) Sherman
7. Charles E. Sherman, b. Apr 1874; d. 11 July 1875

Reuben S.-7 Sherman, son of Reuben & Ruth (Smith) Sherman, b. May 1823 in NH. He d. 14 Feb 1896 and is buried in Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon NH. He married 16 Sep 1847 in Lisbon NH to Adaline “Addie” M. Little. She was b. abt 1830 in NH.
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U.S. Census > 1860 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Lyman
Reuben Sherman 37 M Farmer 800/350 NH
Adaline Sherman 30 F NH
ALice F. Sherman 12 F NH
Flora E. Sherman 8 F NH
Emma A. Sherman 4 F NH
Harry B. Sherman 1 M NH
William Thornton 58 M Farm Laborer NH
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1870 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Lisbon
Sherman Reuben L. 47 M W Farmer 1000/500 NH
Sherman Adaline M 41 F W Keeping House NH
Sherman, Alice J. 21 F W teaching School NH
Sherman, Flora E. 18 F W domestic servant NH
Sherman, Emma A. 15 F W attending school NH
Sherman, Henry B. 11 M W atttending school NH
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Children of Reuben S. & Adaline (Little) Sherman:
1. Alice Jane Sherman, b. 14 Sep 1858 in NH (prob Lisbon) and d. 28 Apr 1911.
Unmarried, teacher. Buried Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton Co NH.
2. Flora Ella Sherman, b. 10 June 1851 in Lisbon NH; d. 1931; buried Grove Hill
Cemetery Lisbon NH; m. 19 Sep 1876 to Charles Forrest Howe. He b. 1851 and d. 1921. Had a son James F. Howe, b. betw 1877 and 1887.
3. Emma A. Sherman, b. 16 Jan 1856 in Lisbon NH, and d. 23 May 1908; she m. 1st) 30 Nov 1876 to Ralph D. Blake. Children: Casper Deane (b 29 June 1895, d. July 1968 in Grayling, Crawford Co Michigan ) and Florence A.  She m2nd) abt 1900 to Angus Simon MacDonald. He was b. 1 Jan 1860 and d. 30 Sep 1940. Their only child was Daisy MacDonald.
4. +Henry “Harry” B. Sherman, b. 25 March 1859 in NH and d 1938.

Frank Winfred-7 Sherman, son of Benera & Elizabeth (Southworth) Sherman, b. 2 Dec 1876 in NH, d 31 Dec 1952.  He married 21 Oct 1899 to Etta A. Brent. They are both buried Grove Hill Cemetery, Lisbon NH.
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U.S. Census > 1910 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Littleton > District 96
Sherman, Frank W. Head M W 33 married 10 yrs NH NH VT farm operator
Sherman, Etta A. wife F W 32 m 10 yrs 5 ch 4 living VT England VT
Sherman, Fleta E. dau F W 9 single NH
Sherman, Verne A. son M W 6 single NH NH VT
Sherman, Euna M. dau F W 5/3 single NH NH VT
Sherman, Leslie B. son M W 1 single NH NH VT
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1920 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Lyman > District 57
Sherman, Frank Head M W 53 married NH NH NH farmer stock farm
Sherman, Etta wife F W 42 married VT england VT
Sherman, Verne son M W 16 single NH
Sherman, Una dau F W 13 single NH
Sherman, Leslie son M W 11 single NH
Sherman, Lloyd son M W 9 single NH
Sherman, Edna dau F W 6 single NH
Sherman, Lora dau F W 4/2/12 single NH
Sherman, Frank W. son M W 8/12 single NH
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Children of Frank W. & Etta A. (Brent) Sherman:
1. Benerie? Fleta Sherman, b. abt 1901 NH
2. Verne Arthur Sherman, b. 27 Sep 1903 NH; d. Feb 1986 Woodsville, Grafton Co NH. In 1932 he and wife Elsie living in Bath NH on Swift Rd, he was a laborer.
3. Una M. Sherman, b. abt 1905-7 NH
4. Leslie B. Sherman, b. abt 1909 NH
5. Lloyd G. Sherman, b. abt 1911 NH; in 1930 living with parents in Lyme NH
6. Edna A. Sherman, b. abt 1914 NH
7. Lora J. Sherman, b. abt 1916 NH
8. Frank W. Sherman Jr., b. abt 1919 NH

Reuben-7 Sherman, son of Benera & ELizabeth (Southworth) Sherman, b. 12 Dec 1882 in Lisbon NH, d. 1959; buried Littleton NH. He married in 1903 to Lottie Belle Donaghy. She was b. 9 July 1886 in St. Johnsbury VT and d. 1946. She is buried in Littleton NH.
Children of Reuben & Lottie B. (Donaghy) Sherman:
1. Arthur Edmund Sherman, b. 21 Apr 1904; d. 5 Aug 1984 Littleton, Grafton Co NH.
2. Thelma Mae Sherman; b. 6 Jan 1906; d. 1959; m. Rev. — Beasley, had 2 ch.
3. Vera Iola Sherman, b. 28 Nov 1907 St. Johnsbury VT, d. 22 Jan 1988 Portland OR; m. Harold C. Roy.
4. Ruth Evelyn Sherman, b. 18 March 1909 VT, d. 1983
5. Helen Sherman
6. Doris Sherman
7. Hazel Sherman
8. Lena Sherman
9. Ella Sherman
10. Isabelle Ina Sherman, b. 8 Aug 1921 in Littleton, Grafton Co NH; d. 1999; she
married — Jackson. Had son Tim Jackson.

James Cook-7 Sherman, son of Stephen C. & Hannah (Belknap) Sherman, was b. 3 Feb 1830 in Lyman, Grafton Co NH, and was “of Wilmot NH” at his marriage. He died 28 Feb 1897 in Concord, Merrimack Co NH; He married by 1866 to Mary Maria Kidder.  She b. 3 Dec 1842 at Newbury NH, dau of Elijah & Mary Elizabeth (George) Kidder of Newbury, Merrimack Co. NH. [per “A Genealogy of the Kidder Family by Morgan Hewitt Stafford, p. 326] During the Civil War he enlisted as a private in the Manchester mechanic’s Phalanx, and was discharged on 12 July 1861 a Captain, Jonathan R. Bagley’s Company, Fort Constitution.
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Name: James Sherman
Enlistment Date: 14 December 1864
Distinguished Service: DISTINGUISHED SERVICE
Side Served: Union
State Served: New Hampshire
Unit Numbers: 1206 1206
Service Record: Enlisted as a Private on 14 December 1864 at the age of 24
Substitute in Company C, 4th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 14 December 1864. Mustered out Company C, 4th Infantry Regiment New Hampshire on 23 August 1865 in Raleigh, NC
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U.S. Census > 1870 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Benton
Sherman, James C. 40 M W Farmer 1800/285 NH
Sherman, Mary M. 27 F W Keeping House NH
Sherman, Abram H 4 M W NH
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U.S. Census > 1880 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Merrimack > Wilmot > District 195
Sherman, James C. W M 50 Farmer NH NH NH
Sherman, Mary M. W F 38 wife keeping House NH NH NH
Sherman, Abram W M 14 son Farmer NH NH NH
Sherman, Frank W M 6 son NH NH
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Children of James C. & Mary M. (Kidder) Sherman:
1. Abram H. “Abe” Sherman, b. abt 1866 in NH; in 1910 living in Lawrence MA, married, no ch.
2. +Frank James Sherman, b. May 1874 in Bath, Grafton Co NH
John B.-7 Sherman, son of Peter & Matilda (Young) Sherman,  b. 10 Dec 1933 in Lisbon, Grafton Co. NH; d. 7 July 1908 in Lisbon NH; He married Harriet Aldrich.
Child of John B. & Harriet (Aldrich) Sherman:
1. Lucy Sherman, b. 17 Dec 1864 in Lisbon, Grafton Co. NH; m. Phininda O. Streeter.

Rev. Moses-7  Sherman, son of Peter & Matilda (Young) Sherman, b. 28 May 1835
in Lisbon, Grafton Co NH; died in Landaff NH on 3 Aug 1880, aged forty-five years.
Enlisted 29 Feb 1864 in Trook K of the 1st NH Regiment, Cavalry, as a private. He was appointed chaplain on 10 June 1864 and mustered out 15 July 1865. He m. 25 March 1860 to Ellen C. Clark, prob. daughter of Moses & Almira Clark of Landaff NH. She b. 3 Aug 1835 in NH and d. Oct 1886. At one time pastor of the Methodist Episcopal Church in Piermont NH. [Read how she was cured by the spirit]
Child of Rev. Moses & Ellen C. (Clark) Sherman:
1. +Charles W. Sherman, b. 29 Aug 1862 in NH

Charles S.-7 Sherman, b 16 Jan 1839 in Lisbon NH, and d. 19 Feb 1918. He is buried in Landaff Center, Grafton Co NH. He married Emma A. Jepperson. She b. 24 May 1841 in NH. He enlisted during the Civil War on 22 April 1861 as a private in the Littleton Volunteers. He was transferred to Capt. Joshua Chapman’s Company and was paid until 17 June 1861. He enlisted 5 Aug 1861 in Company H 3rd Vol Regiment, Infantry. He was wounded 16 June 1862 at Secessionville (James Island) SC. He was captured 21 Aug 1862 at Pickney Island SC and was exchanged on 1 Nov 1862 and discharged disabled at  Annapolis MD.
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U.S. Census > 1900 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Landaff > District 55
Sherman, Charles Male W M Jan 1839 61 married 38 yrs NH NH NH
Sherman, Emma A. wife W F May 1841 59 married 38 yrs 6 ch 0 living.
Eaton, Ethel M. grdaughter W F JUly 1892 7 single NH NH NH
Eaton, Gladys E. grdaughter W F June 1894 6 single NH NH NH
Church, Lura J. servant W F Juen 1871 38 married 5 yr 1 ch 1 living Scotland Scot Eng
Church, Lara Mable, dau, W F Oct 1898 1 single Vermont VT Scotland
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U.S. Census > 1910 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Grafton > Landoff > District 82
Sherman, Daniel Y. Head M W 27 m1x 7yrs NH NH NH farmer, general farm
Sherman, Lenna J. wife F W 27 m1x 7 yrs 2 ch 2 living NH NH NH
Sherman, Maxwell D. son M W 5 single NH
Sherman, Guy L. son M W 3/12 single NH NH NH
Sherman, Charles Father M WM 72 m1x 48 yrs NH NH NH
Sherman, Emma A. mother F W 69 m1x 48 yrs 6 ch 1 living NH NH NH
Full/Fall, Bertha M.  daughter (adopted) F W 16 single MA MA MA
Ellen R. Morse Head F W 69 widow NH NH NH
Stanley John R. servant M W 49 single NH VT NH
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Children of Charles S. & Emma A. (Jepperson) Sherman:
1. Moses Herbert Sherman, b. 2 July 1864 NH and d. 12 Oct 1880.
2. Abigail Sherman, b. 31 Jan 1867 Lisbon NH; d. 28 May 1875
3. Harry Sherman, b. 27 Jan 1871, d. 27 June 1872
4. Carrie Sherman, b. 1873, d. before July 1898
5. Jennie E. Sherman, b. 12 May 1877 in Landaff NH, d. 22 Nov 1894; prob mother of Ethel M. Eaton (b. July 1892) & Gladys E. Eaton (b. June 1894)
6. Daniel Y. Sherman, b. abt 1881; m. Lenna Fellows. She b. 18 Jan 1883 and d. 18 June 1912. Had 2 ch [Sherman]: Maxwell D. (b. 2 Aug 1904, d. Oct 1987 Newport NH) and Guy L.
7. [Son] Sherman, b. 29 July 1882, died same day.

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**EIGHTH GENERATION**
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Henry “Harry” B.-8 Sherman, son of Reuben Sherman, b. 25 March 1859 in NH and d 1938. He served as Cpl in U.S. Marines 1881-1886 [photo] He married 23 Sep 1896 to Lottie Forbes. She b. 17 Aug 1864 in Nova Scotia Canada, and d. 11 Feb 1934. They were both buried in Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton Co NH.
Children of Henry “Harry” B. & Lottie (Forbes) Sherman:
1. Alice Jane Sherman, b. 21 March 1899 in Lisbon NH, and d. March 1987 in Bartow, Polk Co FL. She m. 19 Apr 1915 in Lisbon NH to Russell Sanborn Carleton, son of Bernham “Burt” & Fannie N. (Sanborn) Carleton.
2. Bernice Luelle Sherman
3. Harry James Sherman
4. Adeline Wealthy Sherman, b. 28 Aug 1906; buried Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon NH

Frank James-8 Sherman, son of James C. & Mary M. (Kidder) Sherman, b. 7 May 1874 in Manchester NH [his marriage record states Bath NH]; m. 7 Apr 1894 in South
Dartmouth/Westport MA to Grace G. “Gracie” Allen, dau of John Milk & Martha Ann
(Gifford) Allen. She b. May 1877 in Dartmouth MA. They were both teachers. He was later a salesman, and a publisher. He died in 1947.
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1900 United States Federal Census > Massachusetts > Hampden > Monson > District 558
Sherman, Frank J. Head W M May 1874 26 married 6 yrs NH NH NH School superintendent
Sherman, Grace A. wife W F May 1877 23 married 6 yrs MA MA MA
Sherman, Edward A. son W M Jan 1895 5 single NH NH MA
Sherman, Forest P. son W M OCt 1896 3 single NH NH MA
Sherman, Leland K. son W M Dec 1898 1 single MA NH MA
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U.S. Census > 1910 United States Federal Census > Massachusetts > Middlesex > Melrose Ward 1 > District 939
Sherman, Frank J. Head M W 35 m1x 16 yrs NH NH NH School oprs
Sherman, Grace A. Wife F W 33 m1x 16 yrs 6 ch 6 living MA MA MA
Sherman, Edward A. son M W 15 single NH
Sherman, Forest P. son M W 13 single NH NH MA
Sherman, L. Kenneth son M W 11 single MA NH MA  [b abt 1899]
Sherman, Frank J. Jr. son M W 8 single MA NH MA [b abt 1902]
Sherman, Paul D. son M W 2 single MA NH MA [b abt 1908]
Sherman, Ernest L. son M W 3/12 single MA NH MA [b abt 1910]
Allen, Elmyra W. sister-in-law F W 23 single MA NH MA
Shina Christina boarder F W 14 single MA unk unk
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Children of Frank J. & Grace G. (Allen) Sherman:
1. Edward Allen Sherman, b 25 Jan 1895 in NH; d. Dec 1970 in Gloucester MA. Reportedly he was a Colonel during WWII.
2. +Forrest Percival Sherman, b. 30 October 1896 in Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., NH; he d. 22 Apr 1951 in Naples, Italy. He m. Dolores Brownson. She b. 16 Nov 1902 and d. 7 Feb 2005 in Washington DC.
3. Leland Kenneth Sherman, b. abt 1899 in MA
4. Frank James Sherman Jr., b. 1902 in Melrose MA; He was a Colonel during WWII.
5. Paul Dwight Sherman, b. 27 January 1908 in Melrose MA, d. June 1987 in East
Greenwich, Kent Co., Rhode Island. General. He was RI Asst. Director of the Division of Correctional Services in Providence in 1960. He was a Brigadier General in the USMC. [his bio]
6. Ernest Lincoln Sherman, b. 12 February 1910 Melrose MA, d. 19 Aug 1988 in South Newbury, Merrimack Co NH; reportedly he was a Lieut. Commander in the Navy; he m. Jeanette Booth, and had two children.
7. Mary Grace Sherman

Charles W.-8 Sherman, son of Rev. Moses & Ellen C. (Clark) Sherman, b. 29 Aug 1862 in NH. He m. 23 Sep 1887 to Sarah M. Colburn. She b. Dec 1863 in NH and d. 3 Apr 1912.
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1900 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Belknap > Tilton > District 12
Sherman, Charles W. Head W M Aug 1862 37 married 13 yrs NH NH NH Dyer in Mill
Sherman, Sarah M. wife W F Dec 1863 36 married 13 yrs 1 ch 1 living NH NH NH
Sherman, Elwin A. son M W Apr 1894 6 single NH NH NH
Colburn, Hannah E. boarder W F Sept 1847 52 single NH NH NH
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1910 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Belknap > Tilton > District 13
Sherman, Charles W. Head M W 46 m1x 22 yrs NH NH NH  Fireman, Heating Plant
Sherman, Sarah M. Wife F W 45 m1x 22 yrs 2 ch 2 living NH NH NH
Sherman, Elwin A. son M W 15 single NH NH NH
Sherman, Elmer C. son M W 6 single NH NH NH
Colburn, Hannah E., sister-in-law F W 62 single NH NH NH
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1920 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Belknap > Tilton > District 15
Sherman, Elwin A. Head W M 25 single NH NH NH music teacher
Sherman, Elmore C Sherman, brother W M 15 single NH NH NH
Davis, Mary J. servant F W 69 widow NH NH NH
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Child of Charles W. & Sarah M. (Colburn) Sherman:
1. +Elwin Atwood Sherman, b. 30 April 1894 in Tilton NH, d. Apr 1985 Laconia, Belknap Co NH.
2. Elmer C. Sherman, b. abt 1904 in Tilton NH

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***NINTH GENERATION***
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Forrest Percival-9 Sherman, son of Frank J. & Grace G. (Allen) Sherman, b. 30 October 1896 in Merrimack, Hillsborough Co., NH; he d. 22 Apr 1951 in Naples, Italy. He m. in 1923 to Florence Dolores Brownson. She b. 16 Nov 1902 in Pensacola FL and d. 7 Feb 2005 in Washington DC, at Sibley Memorial Hospital, age 102. She was an expert horsewoman. She received an associate’s degree from Chevy Chase Junior College. They moved to Washington D.C. in 1949, and lived at the Admiral’s House, now the home of the vice president, but then the traditional home of the chief of naval operations. After her husband’s death, Mrs. Sherman lived briefly with her sister in Coronado, California,  and with friends in Washington.  She moved to Lisbon Portugal in 1955 to live with her daughter and son-in-law.  In 1958 she moved to Madrid, and then back to Washington DC in 1980. They had one child. At the time of Mrs. Shermans death, she had 4 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren and six great-great grandchildren.
Child of Adm. Forrest P. & F. Dolores (Brownson) Sherman:
1. Anne Sherman, died 2 July 2006 in Washington DC, aged . She m. John Patrick “Jack” Fitzpatrick, and had four children, one son and three daughters. [obituary from Washington Post].

Elwin Atwood-9 Sherman, son of Charles W. & Sarah M. (Colburn) Sherman, b. 30 April 1894 in Tilton NH, d. Apr 1985 Laconia, Belknap Co NH. He married Elsada M. Sanborn abt 1921, daughter of Olive L. & Luella M. Sanborn of Belmont NH. She was born May 1897 in NH. He registered for WWI Draft June 5, 1917, being described as single, tall, slender, gray eyes and dark brown hair, a teacher of music, self-employed, week eye sight (a later census stated he was not a veteran). In the 1917 Laconia directory, Elsada Sanborn was a dining room assistant NHSFMC. He registered for the WII Draft, living 95
Fair St. Laconia NH [no new info at that time].
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U.S. Census > 1930 United States Federal Census > New Hampshire > Belknap > Laconia > District 11
Sherman, Elwin A. Head M W 36 married at age 27 NH NH NH music teacher
Sherman, Elsada M. wife F W 33 married at age 24 NH NH NH music teacher
Sherman, Alger A. son M W 5 single NH NH NH
Sherman, Shirley E. daughter F W 1-10/12 single NH NH NH
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Children of Elwin A. & Elsada M. (Sanborn) Sherman:
1. Alger A. Sherman, b 31 Oct 1924 NH (prob. Laconia); d. March 1972 Laconia NH. In 1952 Laconia Directory residing 295 Messer St. with wife Pauline, occupation, piano tuner. In 1964 Alger is living on Lake Shore Road.  They are ancestors of the famous B. Elwin Sherman.
2. Shirley E. Sherman, b. abt 1929 NH.

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Editor’s Note: story updated 5 November 2014.

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