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From Book 1 of the Town of Dekalb records, William Maitland was an overseer of Highways in the town in 1838 and 1840 (pgs. 321, 332, 359). On page 359, Benoni Sherman, William Maitland’s brother-in-law was also an overseer of Highways in Dekalb, NY.
Asa Sherman named two of his kids Benoni Sherman and Lois Sherman (who married William Maitland). These name identities point out that Asa Sherman is the grandson of Benoni Sherman and Margaret Havens of North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island. Benoni and Margaret had a kid named Lois Sherman who married David Bates. Here is what is known about Lowry Sherman: He married Hannah Matteson on September 7, 1761 in Coventry, Kent Co., RI and had a son named Nathan, who was born on December 18, 1762 in Coventry, Kent Co., Rhode Island. Captain Nathaniel Sherman’s son Benoni Sherman was honorably discharged from the service (during the War of 1812) at a camp near Brownsville, Kings Co., New York. Alpheus Sherman, son of Benoni was born on January 12, 1807 in Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY. Lois Sherman (Maitland) had a son named William Henry Maitland who was born in Brownville, New York on December 18, 1823.
Here is what is known about Captain Nathaniel Sherman and his descendants:
---He was a soldier in the Revolution. A "Havens' Sherman enlisted at Exeter, R. I. for three months Sept. 18, 1776 (R.I.V.R. p. 252) Captain Nathaniel Havens Sherman was in command of the 4th Company, North Kingston Regt., Rhode Island Militia in 1781 and 1783. (Civil & Military Records, Rhode Island Vol. 1 1647-1800 p. 404 for 1781 service and p. 422 for 1783.)
His will was badly damaged by fire. I have searched for years for information on this family and am still searching. It is possible that he is the one in Ballstown, Albany Co., New York in the Census of 1790. If so, at that time he had: 2 males over 16; 5 males under 16; 7 females over 16. F.D.S. 1685; R.I.V.R.: R.V.S.
---"The Ancestors and Descendants of Philip Shearman, the first secretary and recorder of the colony of Rhode Island" by Frank Dempster Sherman, 1908. She sent copies of several pages. It refers to his will, proved May 9, 1826, Wickford, RI. It is badly damaged by fire but talks of his wife Elizabeth; nephew Nathaniel, son of sister, Sarah, wife of Silas Sherman; John R Sherman; and the widow of the late Elijah Sherman. He is titled Captain in many references. ---He married Elizabeth Eldred on October 10, 1773 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI and had three known sons: Nathaniel, Elisha, and Benoni. Benoni Sherman was killed in 1848 in Jefferson Co., Indiana by a falling tree. Nathaniel Sherman died May 17, 1858 in Jefferson Co., Indiana. --Benoni Sherman who is the son of Captain Nathaniel Sherman, served in the War of 1812 in the 13th Brigade, New York detached militia from Sept. 14 to Nov. 1813. Discharged at Camp near Brownsville. References: Census Records; US Archives; Vital Records Jeff. Co., Ind.; Court Records Jef. Co. Ind. May 1848 to Aug. 1850. Feb. Term 1849 p. 307. Some Descendants of Philip Sherman, pub. 1968 by Roy V. Sherman.
--Benoni Sherman shows up in the 1800 Census in Manlius, Onondaga Co., NY and the 1810 Census in Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY.
From Donna Haroldson notes: Sharon K Weaver of Fort Wayne Indiana list his middle initial as T. She references a newspaper article, evidently published in 1902, but with the year 1876 written in pencil, that says: "A Canaanite who has been with us for many years. Benjamin Sherman's interesting recollections.
Benjamin Sherman, who now resides at Canaan, Indiana, was born in Onondaga County, NY, November 4, 1815. He came with his father, Nathaniel Sherman, together with Benona Sherman, Elisha Sherman, Elder Leavitt and a Mr. Minor, to Indiana in the year, 1816. They came across the Allegheny Mountains in wagons to the headwaters of the Allegheny River, came down that river and Ohio River on flatboats and a party landed at the mouth of Eagle Hollow, Christmas Eve, 1816, with the exception of one of the party, who remained in Ohio for a while. Mr. Sherman's recollections of early times are vivid, and while not seeking notoriety, he talks freely of events in his early life. His early days were times of incessant and hard labor in Milton Twp. his father having built a hewed log house on the farm now occupied by Mr. John Sehrt.
Mr. Sherman was a good stone mason and hauled the stone to build the fence around the front of the Lawson farm. Much of this stone was gotten out of the creek bottom in water, waist deep. Mr Sherman would often break the ice in the creek and wade around all day hauling stone for weeks at a time, late in the fall and early winter. He says he has stood in the Ohio River at Madison from morning till night for three weeks at a time unloading rafts of lumber and putting it ashore, part of this time being between Christmas and New Years. In answer to the question whether this had injured his health, he said it had not. He said the best brand of whiskey could then be purchased for 25 cents a gallon.
Mr Sherman is now in his 88th year, is hale and hearty, goes to church every night, when meeting is in progress, reads the Courier without the aid of glasses, and is Jolly and full of fun. He has in his possession a flintrock rifle that his father carried in the war of 1812. He remembers when Governor Hendricks and his daughters rode horseback from Madison to Washington. Mr. Sherman has won fame as a weather prophet and it is declared by some that they will take his predictions for the next 24 hours, in preference to the official forecast from Washington for the same time."
Sarah Odding (m. Philip Sherman)
Parents: William Odding (d. 1612 in Braintree, Essex Co., England) and Margaret (married 2nd John Porter)
William Odding, who was a weaver made a will on October 12, 1612 in Braintree, Essex Co., England. His will was proved on December 2, 1612 in the Commissary Court of London (Essex and Hertfordshire Division)
"Phillip Sherman. He came into the land in the year 16 23 [sic], a single man, & after married Sarah Odding, the daughter o[f] t he wife of John Porter by a former husband. This man was of a melancholy temper, he lived honestly & comfortably among us several years, upon a just calling went for England & returned again with a blessing: but after his father-in-law John Porter was so carried away with these opinions of familism & schism he followed them & removed with them to the land, he behaved himself sinfully in these matters (as may appear in the story) & was cast out of the church" [RChR 78-79].
FREEMAN: 14 May 1634 [MBCR 1:368]. 16 March 1640/1 [RICR 1:111].
Margaret (Mother of Sarah Odding): "Her life was not happy." John Porter abandoned her in 1665, moving to Pettaquamscutt and apparently taking up with another woman. Margaret petitioned the court for relief and that was the last mention of her.
1. The American Genealogist: Reconstructing Sarah (Odding) Sherman, Wife of Philip1 Sherman of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, Volume: 73:176-180, Hatcher, Patricia Law, Publication: 1998.
2. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620 – 1633, Author: Robert Charles Anderson.
3. One Hundred and Sixty Allied Families, Publication: Genealogy.com, pp. 246-247.
4. Royally Descended Immigrant Kin & Presidential Cousins of Sir Winston Churchill, Gary Boyd Roberts, Publication: NEXUS, Vol. XIII, # 6, Page: 209-210.
5. AAP - Ancestors of American Presidents - 2009 Edition, Gary Boyd Roberts, New England Historic Genealogical Society, Boston, Massachusetts, 2009, Page: 462 - chart - dates and locations are generally not shown.
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