Sherman, William H. was born in Arlington, Vt., October 26, 1828. His ancestors came of old New England stock.
His grandfather, Caleb Sherman, cf Conway, Mass., was a Revolutionary soldier. His father, Caleb Sherman, jr.,
was born in Conway, Mass., and was for many years a resident of Cambridge, N.Y., until his death in 1871. His mother,
Lucy (Holden) Sherman. was born in Sunderland, Vt., and died in 1875. He received his education in the common school
and in Washington County Academy in Cambridge. N. Y. He then entered a store in Cambridge and remained there until
he was eighteen. He came to Lansingburgh in 1848, and was there a salesman in the dry goods store of S. C. Bull.
In 1848 he came as clerk for Mr. G. V. S. Quackenbush, and became a partner in the concern in 1865, having charge
of its financial affairs. He is a member of the Second Street Presbyterian church and has been an elder of that
church since 1859. In 1860 he married Annie E. Sheldon, daughter of Cyrus D. Sheldon, who was a prominent lawyer
in Troy She died in 1891. He has two sons and two daughters: Henry, who is connected with the H. C. Curtis Collar
Manufacturing Co., in which he has charge of a certain department; William P., who is connected with his father
in their large dry goods store; Mrs. F. T. Platt, and Miss Lucy Sherman. He has also two grandchildren. In politics
he is a Republican.
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897
Rensselaer County, NY
Names A to F
Names G to P
Names Q to Z
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