Biography of Jesse T. Sherman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sherman, Jesse T., son of Asa and Alice (Anthony) Sherman, was born in South Dartmouth, November 18, 1845. His father was a farmer who resided in the town of Dartmouth all his life. As a boy he attended the common schools and when only fifteen years of age went to sea in a whaler. He followed the whaling business for over twenty seven years, finally becoming mate and then master, in which capacity he sailed for twelve years upon all the oceans of the globe. He discontinued long voyages in July, 1886, and shortly after began work for S. C. Hart as captain of the tow boat Cygnet. At the death of Mr. Hart in February, 1894, he with others formed a corporation called the The New Bedford Tow Boat Company and purchased the boats and equipment belonging to Mr. Hart's estate. Captain Sherman was made manager of the company in March, 1894, and has since continued in that capacity. He is a member of Star of the East Lodge, F. & A. M.. and enjoys the confidence of all with whom his business brings him in contact. In politics he has never allied himself with any party, but has cast his ballot for the candidate whom he considered best fitted for the office. November 19, 1865, he married Ellen B., daughter of Elihu Briggs of New Bedford, and they had two children: Jessie A., wife of George Case, and Arthur B.

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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