Biography of Levi Sherman
Wayne County, NY Biographies





Sherman, the late Levi, was born in Rensselaer county, February 19, 1819. He was educated in the common schools, and was a farmer by occupation. February 3, 1841, he married Angeline, daughter of James and Hannah (Gifford) Aikin of his native county. She was born April 15, 1816. They had three children: Deborah G., Justus H. A., and Hannah J: Deborah G. married Sidney Murphy of Washington county, and they have five sons: Clarence E., Pardon C., William E., and Myron K Justus H. A. married Hattie Doolittle of that county, and they had seven children: Minnie A., Levi W., Myrtle, Mabel, Ina, Gracie and Edward. Hannah J. married Andrew Pratt of Washington county, and they had five children: Gracie, George L., Ira J., Angie and Eva. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman came to Newark from Washington county in 1864. Mr. Sherman died December 20, 1887. Mrs. Sherman's father, James Aikin, was born at the old home in 1792. He was educated in the schools of his day, and was a farmer and lumber merchant. He married Hannah Gifford of his own county, and they had fifteen children: Angeline, Justus, Etihu G., James, Nathaniel, Lafayette, Gifford, Sarah C., Patience. Elizabeth, Abigail H., Deborah and Louisa. He died in 1848, and his wife in 1881. Mrs. Sherman is a bright active business lady. The family is of the Friends denomination.

From:
Landmarks of Wayne County, New York
Edited by: Hon. George W. Cowles
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1895


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