1. Sherman1 Tapley, born about 1813 in New Brunswick.He married Hadasa Esther Kinney, born 27 Feb 1818 in New Brunswick, (daughter of Andrew Kinney and Martha Webb).
Sherman Tapley was granted 300 acres of land in the Parish of Wicklow, Carleton Co., N.B., 23 Oct 1835 [N.B. Dept of Natural Resources, Crown Land Grant Index.]
US Department of Justice, Immigration and Naturalization Service, Form No. 1-IP: Sherman Tapley, address Township Letter B, Range 1 [Blaine], Maine; Certificate No. 5-129; title and location of court, Aroostook Co. S.J. Houlton, Maine; County of birth, New Brunswick; when born, no info.; date and port of arrival in U.S., 1847; Date of naturalization, Sep 1858.
1850 Census, Letter B, Range 1 [Blaine], Aroostook Co., Maine, p. 136: Sherman Tapley, 38, b. N.B., farmer; Esther, 34, born N.B.; Elizabeth Ann, 11, b. N.B.; John, 10, b. N.B.; Amanda, 8, b. N.B.; Caroline, 5, b. N.B.; Emeline, 3, b. Maine; Ursula, 1, b. Maine; Edward Tapley, 30, b. N.B., farmer; Charles Sloan, 19, b. N.B., farmer.
1860 Census, Letter B, Range 1 [Blaine], Aroostook Co., Maine, p. 55: Sherman Tapley, 48, b. N.B., farmer; Esther Tapley, 43, b. N.B.; Ann, 21, b. N.B.; John, 19, b. N.B.; Amanda, 18, b. N.B.; Caroline, 15, b. N.B.; Emeline, 13, b. Maine; Celia, 8, b. Maine; Norman, 6, b. Maine; Sherman, 4, b. Maine; Jane, 1 mo., b. Maine.
1870 Census, Alva Plantation (Blaine), Aroostook Co., Maine, p. 6: Sherman Tapley, 57, b. N.B., farmer; Esther Tapley, 51, born N.B., keeping house; Emeline, 23, b. Alva, teacher; Celia, 19, b. Alva, housework; Norman, 16, b. Alva; Cordelia, 12, b. Alva; Almeda, 10, b. Alva.
Gravestone, Sanborn Cemetery, Robinsons [Blaine Township], Aroostook Co., Maine: Esther H., wife of Sherman Tapley, died 15 May 1900, ae 82y 2m 18d. Children:
i.Elizabeth Ann2 Tapley, born 30 Jul 1839 in Carleton Co., N.B.She married Cornelius Sanborne. Provincial Archives of N.B., Anglican Church Records, Woodstock, N.B., microfilm F1094: 4 Dec 1840, baptized, Ann Elizabeth, born 30 Jul 1839, daughter of Sharman & Esther Tapley of the Parish of Woodstock, farmer, by San'l D. Lee Street, Rector of Woodstock.
ii.John M. Tapley born 20 Sep 1840. He married Margaret J. R. Noble, born about 1846 in New Brunswick.
iii.Amanda Tapley, born about 1842 in New Brunswick.
iv.Caroline Tapley, born about 1845 in New Brunswick.
v.Emmeline Tapley, born about 1847 in Alva Plantation (Blaine), Aroostook Co., Maine,1 occupation teacher.She married Thomas Perkins.
vi.Ursula Tapley, born about 1849 in Alva Plantation (Blaine), Aroostook Co., Maine.
vii.Celia Tapley, born about 1851 in Alva Plantation (Blaine), Aroostook Co., Maine.She married Daniel Frye.
viii.Norman Tapley born about 1854. He married Bertha Doherty, born about 1925 in Greenfield, Carleton Co., N.B.
ix.Sherman Tapley, born about 1856.
x.Cordelia Tapley, born about 1858 in Alva Plantation (Blaine), Aroostook Co., Maine.
xi.Almeda Jane Tapley, born about 1860 in Alva Plantation (Blaine), Aroostook Co., Maine.She married Nelson Kimball.