Biography of David Sherman


Sherman, David, North Collins, was born in that town, January 24, 1841. His father, John Sherman, came from Broadalbin and was a native of Tiverton, R. I. John Sherman married Sallie Landon, and two children survive them, David and Susanah, now Mrs. Blasdell. Through life he was engaged in the mercantile business. He came to North Collins in 1829, and for his second wife, married Miss Sarah H. Cowles, who died in 1884; he died July 24. 1887. David Sherman was educated in North Collins and Oberlin, Ohio, after which he clerked in his father's store. In 1866 he went to Missouri and engaged in farming, remaining until 1872, when he returned to North Collins and engaged in the mercantile business, continuing up to 1889. In 1863 he married Miss Eva E., daughter of Elihue S. Smith, and they have one daughter, Lizzie. Elihue S. Smith, one of the oldest residents of North Collins, was born in Massachusetts in 1802. When thirteen years of age his parents emigrated to Caynga county; after several years he came to Erie county, where he made his home, and died at the age of eighty-seven years, September 15, 1889.

Our County and its people
A descriptive work on Erie County, New York
Edited by: Truman C. White
The Boston History Company, Publishes 1898


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