Biography of William H. Sherman
Rensselaer County, NY Biographies





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.

From:
Landmarks of Rensselaer County
BY: George Baker Aaderson
Published By: D. Mason & Co. Publishers
Syracuse, NY 1897


Privacy Policy for OnlineBiographies

NAVIGATION

Rensselaer County, NY
Biographies


Names A to F
Names G to P
Names Q to Z

Online
Biographies

New York
Histories

New York
Biographies

Maine
Histories

Pennsylvania
Histories

Pennsylvania
Biographies

For all your genealogy needs visit Linkpendium

Family Tree Maker 2012