Biography of James L. Sherman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sherman, James L., son of Abner and Abbie W. (Durfee) Sherman, was born in New Bedford, February 11, 1842. His father, who still lives at the age of eighty two years, was a native of Westport and came to New Bedford when a boy to learn the carpenter's trade. He later located a shop on Water street, where he has been in business for over fifty years, having been associated during the entire time with Levi H. Sturtevant under the firm name of Sturtevant & Sherman. The gentlemen are now the oldest firm of carpenters, contractors and builders in New Bedford. James L. Sherman was educated in the New Bedford schools and after being employed a short time as a clerk he went into the retail lumber business for himself, locating in the Sturtevant & Sherman building on Water street, with yards on the Wilcox and Richmond wharf. He has continued this business for upwards of twenty years. With the exception of three years on the School Committee he has never held public office. He is a prominent Mason, a past master of Eureka Lodge. past high priest of Adoniram Chapter, Council, past E. C. of Sutton Commanderv, and at present district deputy grand master of the Grand Lodge of Massachusetts. Mr. Sherman married, in 1869, Caroline M., daughter of Timothy D. Cook of New Bedford, and of their children, one daughter, Abbie D., survives.

Our county and its people
A descriptive and biographical history of
Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
The Fall River News and The Taunton Gasette
With assistance of Hon. Alanson Borden
The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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