Biography of William C. Sherman
Madison County, NY Biographies





Sherman, William C., p. o. West Eaton. - Knowles Sherman was born in New Lebanon, Columbia county, and about, or soon after 1820 settled in Nelson, west of Erieville. He was then a young man and well equipped with determination to open and develop a new farm. In this he was successful, but died when only thirty seven years old. His wife was Amanda, daughter of Cyrus Finney of Eaton. Their children were William C., Elias, Seth, Henry G., Eunice, and one other who died in infancy. After the death of Mr. Sherman his widow remarried and went west and the only member of this old and respected family now living in this county is William C. Sherman of West Eaton. He was born in Nelson, September 7, 1824, and has always been a farmer. At the age of twenty three he went to Chenango county and began his life work there. On January 12, 1848, he married Amanda Leonard, daughter of Abial Leonard of Lebanon. Of this marriage two children have been born: Theresa, who married Edwin Stanton, and Addie, who married Clarence Brown. Mr. Sherman began life with small means and by industry and frugality gained a comfortable property. In Eaton he is a highly respected and worthy citizen. Abial Leonard came to this county from Mayfield, N. Y., in 1836, and worked in several places before settling in Georgetown. He later on lived at Lebanon Center and died there about ten years ago. He was a blacksmith by trade and an honest industrious man. By his first marriage he had one son, Joseph; his second wife was Lois Hall, by whom his children were Amanda (Mrs. William C. Sherman), Adeline (Mrs. William Morris). Oresta (Mrs. Elias Sherman), Emehine (Mrs. Russell Sherman), and Mary (Mrs. Devihlo Robinson, and later Mrs. Sidney Dart).

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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