Parents: Asa Sherman born. Abt. 1775 in Rhode Island died. After 1860 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY and Mary born. Abt. 1779 in Rhode Island died. After 1860 in Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY
Children: Benoni (Abt.1798 in NY), Lois (m. William Maitland) (Abt.1804 in NY d. after 1880 in Henderson, NY), Laurenna (Abt.1809 in NY died after 1870 in Henderson, NY), Asa Jr. (Abt.1814 in NY died after 1850 in NY)
1830 Census for Dekalb, St. Lawrence Co., NY for Asa Sherman and Household
1 male Under 5, 1 male 10-15, 1 male 15-20, 1 male 30-40, 1 male 50-60
1 female 10-15, 1 female 20-30, 1 female 40-50
William Maitland and Household
1 male Under 5, 1 male 5-10, 1 male 30-40
2 females Under 5, 1 female 20-30
1840 for Dekalb, St. Lawrence Co., NY for Asa Sherman and Household
1 male 40-50, 1 male 60-70
1 female 30-40, 1 female 60-70
1850 Census Report for Harmon, St. Lawrence Co., NY for Asa Sherman Jr. and Household 137/151
Asa Jr Sherman34MNY
NEXT DOOR WERE HOUSEHOLD 138/152
1860 Census for Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY for Asa Sherman and wife 826/841
Asa ShermanAge: 86Sex: MPOB: RIOccupation: Laborer
MaryAge: 78Sex: FPOB: RIOccupation: Housekeeper
(Next door were)
Benoni Sherman Age: 66Sex: MPOB: NYOccupation: Laborer
LaurennaAge: 40Sex: FPOB: NY
RoxieAge: 32Sex: FPOB: NYOccupation: Housekeeper
Lois MaitlandAge: 60Sex: FPOB: NYOccupation: Housekeeper
1870 Census for Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY for Fidelia Parker and family
Fidelia ParkerAge: 40Sex: FPOB: NYOccupation: Carpetweaver
Lois MaitlandAge: 66Sex: FPOB: NYOccupation: Keeping Home
William D. Parker Age: 7Sex: MPOB: NYOccupation: At School
Laurenna ShermanAge: 60Sex: FPOB: NYOccupation: At Home
Charles ParkerAge: 14Sex: MPOB: NYOccupation: At School
1880 Census for Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY for Fidelia Parker and family
Fidelia ParkerAge: 50MS: FPOB: NYOcc: Keeping HouseFBP: IrelandMBP: NY
Lerue ParkerAge: 19MS: MPOB: NYOcc: Farm LaborerFBP: NYMBP: NY
David ParkerAge: 16MS: MPOB: NYOcc: Farm LaborerFBP: NYMBP: NY
Charles A. Parker Age: 3MS: MPOB: NYFBP: NYMBP: NY
Louise Maitland Age: 78MS: FPOB: NYFBP: RI MBP: RI
From:____________ email@example.comTo:LCM75@netscape.com Subject:Re: Regarding Specific information on 2 individuals
Date:Wed 06/10/09 02:56 PM
The references are as follows:
P. 298 William Maitland elected Overseerer of Highways for district #32 in the town of De Kalb March 1837.
P. 311 William Maitland elected Overseerer of Highways for district #35 in the town of De Kalb March 1838.
P. 321 William Maitland elected Overseerer of Highways for district #35 in the town of De Kalb March 1839.
P. 332 William Maitland elected Overseerer of Highways for district #35 in the town of De Kalb Feb 18, 1840.
also P. 332 Asa I. Sherman's sheep mark is the end of the right ear cutoff and a happenny in the forward side of said right ear and the leftear slit.
Recorded October 31, 1840 P. 359 William Maitland elected Overseerer of Highways for district #39 in the town of De Kalb February 1843.
The above mentioned road district was in the Bigelow section of the town I believe from references to Bishops corners. I hope this helps.Please contact me if you have further questions.
From: ______________ firstname.lastname@example.org To:LCM75@netscape.com Subject: Re: Town Book of DeKalb, Vol. 2 1845-1866, p. 44
Date: Wed, 17 Jun 2009 15:32:12 -0400
The reference from page 44 in the De Kalb town meeting book refers to Asa Sherman being drawn as a juror in a trial to abandon a town road.
The action took place June 3, 1846.
Asa Sherman named two of his kids Benoni Sherman and Lois Sherman (who married William Maitland). These name identities point out that Asa Sherman is the grandson of Benoni Sherman and Margaret Havens of North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island. Benoni and Margaret had a kid named Lois Sherman who married David Bates. Here is what is known about Lowry Sherman: He married Hannah Matteson on September 7, 1761 in Conventry, Kent Co., RI and had a son named Nathan, who was born on December 18, 1762 in Coventry, Kent Co., Rhode Island. Captain Nathaniel Sherman’s son Benoni Sherman was honorably discharged from the service at a camp near Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York. Lois Sherman (Maitland) had a son named William Henry Maitland who was born in Brownville, New York on December 18, 1823.
Grandparents: Nathaniel Havens Sherman (d.1826 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island) and Elizabeth Eldred (d. 3-24-1729 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI) Married: October 10, 1773 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island
Children: Asa (c.1775), Benoni (c.1777 to 1848 in Jefferson Co., IN), Elisha (c.1783 to 5-17-1858 in Milton, Jefferson Co., IN), Nathaniel (c.1790)
Here is what is known about Captain Nathaniel Sherman:
---He was a soldier in the Revolution. A "Havens' Sherman enlisted at Exeter, R. I. for three months Sept. 18, 1776 (R.I.V.R. p. 252) Captain Nathaniel Havens Sherman was in command of the 4th Company, North Kingston Regt., Rhode Island Militia in 1781 and 1783. (Civil & Military Records, Rhode Island Vol. 1 1647-1800 p. 404 for 1781 service and p. 422 for 1783.)
His will was badly damaged by fire. I have searched for years for information on this family and am still searching. It is possible that he is the one in Ballstown, Albany Co., New York in the Census of 1790. If so, at that time he had: 2 males over 16; 5 males under 16; 7 females over 16. F.D.S.1685; R.I.V.R.: R.V.S.
---"The Ancestors and Descendants of Philip Shearman, the first secretary and recorder of the colony of Rhode Island" by Frank Dempster Sherman, 1908. She sent copies of several pages. It refers to his will, proved May 9, 1826, Wickford, RI. It is badly damaged by fire but talks of his wife Elizabeth; nephew Nathaniel, son of sister, Sarah, wife of Silas Sherman; John R Sherman; and the widow of the late Elijah Sherman. He is titled Captain in many references. ---He married Elizabeth Eldred on October 10, 1773 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI and had three known sons: Nathaniel, Elisha, and Benoni. Benoni Sherman was killed in 1848 in Jefferson Co., Indiana by a falling tree. Nathaniel Sherman died May 17, 1858 in Jefferson Co., Indiana. -Benoni Sherman who is the son of Captain Nathaniel Sherman, served in the War of 1812 in the 13th Brigade, New York detached militia from Sept. 14 to Hov. 1813. Discharged at Camp near Brownville. References: Census Records; US Archives; Vital Records Jeff. Co., Ind.; Court Records Jef. Co. Ind. May 1848 to Aug. 1850. Feb. Term 1849 p. 307. Some Descendants of Philip Sherman, pub. 1968 by Roy V. Sherman.
Great grandparents: Benoni Sherman (7-7-1719 in N. Kingstown, RI to 2-24-1768 in N. Kingstown, RI) and Margaret Havens (d. 1775)
Married: December 24, 1741 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island
Children: Lowry (Abt.1742), Avis (m. Joshua Bates 7-29-1764), Captain Nathaniel, Freelove (m. Joshua Glazier on 9-2-1764), Sarah, Lois (m. David Bates), Margaret (5-2-1755), Soloman (2-15-1760) (m. Sybil Brownell 5-16-1790), Dorcas (1764)
2 great grandparents: Elisha Sherman (d. 1750 in N. Kingstown, RI) and Mary (d. 1775 in N. Kingstown, RI)
Children: Job (6-20-1716), Elisha (11-17-1717),Benoni (7-7-1719), Elizabeth (3-24-1722), Stephen (3-26-1724), Mary (8-11-1726), Margaret (3-20-1729), Rhoda (10-2-1732), Thomas (9-19-1735)
3 great grandparents: Eber Sherman (b. Dec. 1634 in Roxbury, Suffolk Co. MA d. 1706 in N. Kingstown, RI)
Children: Eber, Samuel, Stephen, Elisha, Abigail, Peleg, William
Will of EBER SHERMAN of North Kingston, RI
(Margins destroyed by fire, Dec. 1870)
God so blest me in this life I give and bequeath the same in the following manner and form
first my debts and funerall charges be paid ( )
I give to my beloved Son Eber Sherman one hundred acres of land joyning to the house which jo ( )
to be to him and to his heires lawfully begotten of his own body ( )
Item: I give to my beloved son Samuel Sherman ( ) acres of land joyning and bounding upon my son Eber Shermans land that is above mentioned to be to him and to his heires lawfully begotten of his own body. Item I give to my beloved son Stephen Sherman one hundred acres of land joyning and bounding upon the land given to Samuel Sherman my son that is to say to him and to his heires lawfully begotten of his own body.
Item: I give to my beloved son Elisha Sherman one hundred acres of land joyning and bounding upon the land given to son Stephen Sherman before mentioned to be to him and his lawfully begotten of his own body. Item. I give to my beloved son William Sherman one hundred acres of land adjoyning and bounding upon the land which I have given to my son Elisha Sherman to be to him and to his heires lawfully begotten of his own body. Item. I give to my beloved son Peleg Sherman one hundred and eighty & two acres of land ( ) bounded upon John Sweets land near ( ) to be to him and to his heires lawfully begotten of his own body but in case any of them w( ) entioned shal depart th ( ) I hereby utterly disallow and revoke all other testaments and wills by me formerly any wise named wri( ) ing and confirming this & noe other to be my last will and testament; In witness whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seale the day and year above writen ( ) signed sealed published and declared to be the last will and testament in the presence of the subscribers by Eber Sherman.
Eber (his mark) Sherman
Captain Jesse ( his mark) Champlin
Capt. Jeffery Champlin and Peled Mumford both of Kingstowne in the colony of Rhood Island and Providence Plantations did both appear before the Council of Kingstowne the 14th day of ( ) did declear that they did see and hear Eber Sherman of Kingstowne (late deceased) sett his mark and seal upon the the above writen instrument and declared the same to ( ) his last will and testament and that they sett their names thereto as witnesses to the same.
Entered upon record the 13th day
Samuel ffones Clerke
Kingstown October the 11th day 1706
Inventory of Eber Shermans Estate late deceased
By us Justice Champlin, Jonathan Sherman:
Oxen five cows two three year old
olds one calf--
North Kingstown, R.I. Probate Records V. 1-5, pp. 81-82
F.D.S. 603, 604
4 great grandparents: Philip Sherman (baptized 2-10-1610 at Dedham, Essex Co., England d. 1687 in Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI) and Sarah Odding
Children: Eber (12-1634 in Roxbury, MA), Sarah (10-10-1636), Peleg (c.1638 at Portsmouth, RI), Mary, Edmund, Samson, William, John, Mary, Hannah, Samuel, Benjamin, Phillippa (10-1-1652)
5 great grandparents: Samuel Sherman (1-11-1572 in Dedham, Essex Co., England d. before 3-2-1615 in Ardleigh, Essex Co., England) and Phillippa
Children: Mary, Samuel (10-20-1601), Henry, Martha, Philip (2-10-1610)
6 great grandparents: Henry Sherman Jr. (d. 8-28-1610 in Dedham, Essex Co., England) and Susan Lawrence (d. 9-1610 in Dedham, Essex Co., England) Married: 6-14-1558 in Mose, Essex Co., England
Children: Phebe (5-1-1570), Henry (8-26-1571), Edmund, Samuel (1-11-1572), Anne (8-7-1575), Daniel, Nathaniel (7-11-1580), John (8-17-1585), Ezekial, Mary
7 great grandparents: Henry Sherman Sr. (d. 7-25-1590 in Dedham, Essex Co., England) and Agnes
Children: Henry Jr., Edmund, John, Thomas, Robert
1. "The Ancestors and Descendants of Philip Shearman, the first secretary and recorder of the colony of Rhode Island" by Frank Dempster Sherman, 1908.2. R.I. Vital Records, Volume 13, p.25, North Kingstown VR, JHS-91.
3. The will of Philip Sherman was proved Mar 22, 1686/7, recorded on page 260 of "Land Evidence, 2nd Book, No. 1" Town of Portsmouth, R.I.
4. "Some of the Descendants of Philip Sherman, The First Secretary of Rhode Island" by Roy V. Sherman.5. NY Gen & Bio, V.43, page 309 per Roy V. Sherman.
The evidence presented here points to Asa Sherman being the grandson of Benoni Sherman and Margaret Havens of North Kingstown, Rhode Island. And furthermore, Nathaniel Havens Sherman of North Kingstown, RI had a son Benoni Sherman who was honorably discharged from the service in a camp near Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY. Lois Sherman (m. William Maitland) had a son named William who was born in Brownville, New York in 1823. I believe Asa Sherman to be the son Nathaniel Havens Sherman and Elizabeth Eldred. As for Lowry Sherman (son of Benoni Sherman and Margaret Havens) and his known child Nathan, we may never know whatever happened to them.
The Bible says whosoever seeks the truth shall find it and seek and you shall find. May a miracle come which will help us find out more about this family, I have hope.