Biography of Zacheus Sherman
Bristol County, MA Biographies

Sherman, Zacheus, was born in Plympton, Mass., August 5, 1819. a son of Zacheus and Jane (Bradford) Sherman. He received his early education in the common schools and in 1837 came to Taunton and engaged at carpenter's work with Earl E. Ryder, at which he served an apprenticeship of three years, working for him two years and a short time for William Mason. In 1845 he started in business for himself and has continued up to the present time (1898), making fifty three years of actual service. During this time he has built the station and freight house; locomotive works: Mason machine works, and many of the large buildings in the city, and at one time employed seventy five men. In 1861 Mr. Sherman was one of the first to put foot on Virginia soil in defense of his country; he was a member of Co. G, 4th Mass. Vol. Militia, and took an active part in the battle of Big Bethel. He received his discharge in July, 1861, and did not reenlist on account of ill health. Mr. Sherman is a member of Charles H. Titus Lodge, F. & A. M. December 23, 1845, he married Betsy M., daughter of Levi and Melinda (Pratt) Hale, and they have one son, Clifford A., born March 12, 1854.

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Bristol County, Massachusetts
Prepaired and published under the auspices of
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The Boston History Company, Publishers, 1899.

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