Sherman, Augustus

Sherman, Augustus[1]

Male 1801 - 1884  (83 years)

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  • Name Sherman, Augustus  [2, 3
    Born 11 Feb 1801  Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Census 12 Aug 1850  Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Died 3 Dec 1884  Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 5, 7, 8
    Buried Glens Falls Cemetery, Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Person ID I25419  Sackett | Descendants of Capt. Richard Sackett
    Last Modified 5 Jan 2019 

    Father Sherman, Ware Darwin,   b. 3 Aug 1771, Conway, Franklin County, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jul 1842, East Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Mother Canfield, Anne D.,   b. 3 Oct 1771, New Milford, Litchfield County, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1849, East Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years) 
    Married Abt 1791  Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 12 children 
     1. Sherman, Sarah,   b. Abt 1793, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Feb 1836  (Age ~ 43 years)
     2. Sherman, Richard Ware,   b. 24 Jan 1794, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1867, Applegate, Sanilac County, Michigan, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     3. Sherman, Lydia C.,   b. 1796, Georgia Center, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Apr 1865  (Age 69 years)
    +4. Sherman, John Sackett,   b. 3 Oct 1798, Georgia Center, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Aug 1877  (Age 78 years)
     5. Sherman, Augustus,   b. 11 Feb 1801, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1884, Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. Sherman, Mary,   b. Abt 1802,   d. Unknown
     7. Sherman, Abigail,   b. 1803, Georgia Center, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     8. Sherman, Ware,   b. Abt 1806,   d. Unknown
     9. Sherman, Anson Bassett,   b. 11 Apr 1806, Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1888, East Springfield, Erie County, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     10. Sherman, Avery Charles Tiffany,   b. 11 Oct 1810, Georgia Center, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Dec 1889  (Age 79 years)
     11. Sherman, Anna B.,   b. 31 Mar 1813, Georgia Center, Franklin County, Vermont, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     12. Sherman, Polly B.,   b. 1798,   d. Unknown
     
    Family ID F9096  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Weed, Nancy,   b. 27 Mar 1802, Connecticut, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1848  (Age 46 years) 
    Married 4 Mar 1824  [2
    Children 
     1. Sherman, Mercy M.,   b. 17 May 1825, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1856  (Age 31 years)
     2. Sherman, Anna D.,   b. 29 Mar 1827, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Mar 1889  (Age 61 years)
     3. Sherman, Abby Galusha,   b. 9 Oct 1828, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1896, Manhattan, New York City, New York County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     4. Sherman, Delos S.,   b. Mar 1831, Pennsylvania, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Unknown
     5. Sherman, Mahala Martha,   b. 21 Jan 1831, Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Apr 1902, Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     6. Sherman, Lydia L.,   b. 28 Feb 1832, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1892  (Age 60 years)
     7. Sherman, William Augustus,   b. 30 Nov 1834, Hadley, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 May 1883, Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     8. Sherman, Darwin Ware,   b. 31 Mar 1837, Hadley, Saratoga, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1894, Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years)
    Last Modified 30 Apr 2013 
    Family ID F12963  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Conkling, Charlotte H.,   b. 18 Mar 1825,   d. 10 Jul 1889  (Age 64 years) 
    Married 1856  Warren County, Illinois, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Last Modified 26 May 2013 
    Family ID F12964  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 11 Feb 1801 - Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sherman, Mercy M. - 17 May 1825 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sherman, Anna D. - 29 Mar 1827 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sherman, Abby Galusha - 9 Oct 1828 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sherman, Mahala Martha - 21 Jan 1831 - Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sherman, Delos S. - Mar 1831 - Pennsylvania, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sherman, Lydia L. - 28 Feb 1832 - New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sherman, William Augustus - 30 Nov 1834 - Hadley, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsChild - Sherman, Darwin Ware - 31 Mar 1837 - Hadley, Saratoga, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsCensus - 12 Aug 1850 - Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 1856 - Warren County, Illinois, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 3 Dec 1884 - Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Glens Falls Cemetery, Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    Sherman, Augustus (1801-1884)
    Sherman, Augustus (1801-1884)
    Picture from "History of the Lumber Industry of America", Vol. 2, page 404

  • Notes 
    • James Elliott Defebaugh; "History of the Lumber Industry of America", Volume 2; Chicago; American Lumberman, 1907

      p. 404 Picture:
      Augustus Sherman
      A Leader in Great Industrial Development
      Born at Arlington, Vermont, February 11, 1801.
      Died at Glens Falls, New York, November, 1884

      Footnote, p. 407
      AUGUSTUS SHERMAN.

      One of the most notable lumber operators in the State of New York during the period of the greatest activity and largest production in the Adirondacks was Augustus Sherman, of Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, a portrait of whom is presented opposite page 404.
      He was born at Arlington, Vermont, February 11, 1801 his parents being Ware Darwin Sherman (related to Roger Sherman, of Revolutionary fame) and Anna D. (Canfield) Sherman. When five years old his parents removed to Kingsbury, New York, and in the following spring to what is now Luzerne, in Warren County, on the Hudson. His father was a lumberman and farmer and the boy early became used to hard and rough work. Before the Glens Falls feeder was constructed to supply water to the Champlain Canal from the Hudson River, while still a boy, Augustus Sherman hauled lumber by team from Corinth or Big Falls, rafted it in cribs to the Bend, from thence drew it to Fort Edward, whence it was rafted to Troy. With the opening of the Glens Falls feeder he was among the first to operate a boat on its waters in transporting lumber. Before he was fifteen he carted lumber to Troy and Albany, attended to its sale and purchased supplies.
      His first venture for himself was running an old "English" mill, situated on a small tributary of the Hudson in the town of Luzerne. He also ran a grist mill. Three years later he took the Butolph sawmill lower down the river. In the winter of 1840-1, having disposed of his business in Luzerne, he removed to the feeder dam, one and one-half miles from Glens Falls, where he resumed the manufacture of lumber on a larger scale. Two years later he removed to Glens Falls, which thereafter was his permanent residence. At this time began his timber land investments, the first being a purchase in the Sixteenth Township, in Hamilton County. Thereafter he was almost uniformly successful, and year by year his lumber operations became more extended, although his conservatism was always a check on speculative transactions.
      Mr. Sherman became a prominent factor in the financial and manufacturing enterprises of his locality. He was the first president of the Glens Falls Paper Mill Company, also of the Bald Mountain Lime Company, and the owner of the Sherman Lime Company and the South Glens Falls Flouring Mill. He was president of the First National Bank of Glens Falls from 1858 to his death, in 1884. With F. A. Johnson as cashier, Mr. Sherman for years conducted the private bank of Sherman & Johnson. He was the organizer and at the head of the wholesale firm of L. Thomson & Co., of the Albany lumber district, Mr. Thomson being his son-in-law. He was also at the head of the lumber manufacturing firm of Sherman, Lord & Hurdmans, of Hull, Quebec. With George W. Sisson, under the firm title of "The A. Sherman Lumber Company," he manufactured lumber on a large scale on the Raquette River, at Potsdam, New York, where he also owned and operated individually another lumber mill. At various times he conducted large mercantile affairs at Glens Falls, his son-in-law and two sons, William and D. W. Sherman, being associated with him. He owned much valuable real estate in Glens Falls and timber lands in Hamilton and St. Lawrence counties.
      On March 4, 1824, he married Miss Nancy Weed. Nine children were born to them, seven of whom grew to maturity. His wife died in 1848, and in 1856 he married Miss Charlotte H. Conklin. Mr. Sherman's success in business was due to his persevering energy and sound judgment. He was always cautious, never expanding operations beyond his own financial control. He was of resolute and rugged character, demanding of others the industry and integrity which he himself displayed.
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      Other sources:
      Alexis Carena: WorldConnect database: 2474739
      Camp Family Database: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~genlady
      WorldConnect db: artcohan
      «i»ID:«/i» I04724
      «i»Name:«/i» Augustus Sherman
      «i»Sex:«/i» M
      «i»Birth:«/i» 11 Feb 1801 in Arlington, Bennington Co., VT «u»«sup»1«/u»«/sup»
      «i»Death:«/i» 3 Dec 1884 in Glens Falls, Warren Co., NY «u»«sup»1«/u»«/sup»
      «i»Fact 1:«/i» see notes.
      «i»Fact 2:«/i» 1850
      «i»Fact 3:«/i» 1860
      «i»Fact 4:«/i» 1870
      «i»Fact 5:«/i» 1880
      «i»Fact 6:«/i» 3 Aug 1884 date of will; file at Warren Co., NY; NY-57-D-442
      «i»Note:«/i»
      from Jean Maris, Jul03:

      When I was in Queensbury in 2000 I found an Augustus Sherman in the genealogy dept. at Crandall Library. There was quite a bit about him.
      Augustus Sherman b. Arlington, VT Feb. 11, 1801, d. Glens Falls Dec. 3, 1884. Son of Ware Darwin and Anna D (Campbell) Sherman. "Related to Roger Sherman on his father's side."
      I have more on his life if this interests anyone.

      [I asked her to send]

      «i»Father:«/i» Ware Darwin Sherman b: 3 Oct 1771 in Conway, Franklin Co., MA
      «i»Mother:«/i» Anna D. Canfield b: 3 Oct 1771 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT

      «i»Marriage«/i» 1Nancy Weed b: 27 Mar 1802
      «tab»«i»Married:«/i» 4 Mar 1824 «sup»1«/sup»
      Children
      Mercy M. Sherman b: 17 May 1825 in NY
      Anna D. Sherman b: 29 Mar 1827 in NY
      Abby G. Sherman b: 9 Oct 1828 in NY
      Delos (nmn) Sherman b: ABT. 1830
      Martha Mahala Sherman b: 21 Jan 1831
      Lydia L. Sherman b: 28 Feb 1832 in NY
      William Augustus Sherman b: 30 Nov 1834 in Hadley, Saratoga Co., NY
      Darwin Ware Sherman b: 31 Mar 1837 in Hadley, Saratoga Co., NY
      six others Sherman b: 1825-1848

      «i»Marriage«/i» 2Charlotte H. Conkling b: 18 Mar 1825
      «tab»«i»Married:«/i» 1 Sep 1856 «u»«sup»1«/u»«/sup» «u»«sup»2«/u»«/sup»

      «i»Sources:«/i»
      1. Title: RVS-74
      2. Title: she named in his will.
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      https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MZM9-MWH
      1850 Census; Glens Falls, Warren, New York
      Page 38; 12 August, 1850
      194/233
      Augustus Sherman, 49, M, Lumberman, $50,000, Vermont
      William A, Weed, 26, M, Merchant, New York
      Anner D. Weed, 23, F, ---, New York
      Abby T. Sherman, 21, F, ---, New York
      Martha M. Sherman, 19, F, ---, New York
      Lydia L. Sherman, 18, F, ---, New York
      William A. Sherman, 16, M, ---, New York
      Darwin Sherman, 12, M, ---, New York
      George W. Lee, 22, M, Clerk, New York
      Delos S. Sherman, 20, M, Clerk, Pennsylvania
      Harriet N. Canfield, 5, F, ---, New York
      Sarah I. Canfield, 3, F, ---, New York
      Benjamin Canfield, 22, M, Lawyer, Pennsylvania

  • Sources 
    1. [S468] Alexis Carena.

    2. [S258] World Connect Database, db=artcohan (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S923] American Lumberman, Defebaugh, James Elliot; Editor, (Chicago; American Lumberman, 1907), p. 407 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S342] WorldConnect db: 2474739, Alexis Carena.

    5. [S543] Find A Grave (www.findagrave.com) (Reliability: 2), 6 Nov 2018.
      Memorial ID 127442642
      https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/127442642

      Augustus Sherman
      Birth 11 Feb 1801
      Arlington, Bennington County, Vermont, USA
      Death 3 Dec 1884 (aged 83)
      Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA
      Burial
      Glens Falls Cemetery
      Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, USA
      Plot Sherman Plot 8 - Lot 5

      Researched by Ted Smith

    6. [S506] 1850 U.S. Census (Reliability: 2), 3 Jan 2019.
      1850 Census, enumerated 12 Aug 1850 in Glens Falls, Warren County, New York, United States

      1850 Census; Glens Falls, Warren, New York
      Page 38; 12 August, 1850
      194/233
      Augustus Sherman, 49, M, Lumberman, $50,000, Vermont
      William A, Weed, 26, M, Merchant, New York
      Anner D. Weed, 23, F, ---, New York
      Abby T. Sherman, 21, F, ---, New York
      Martha M. Sherman, 19, F, ---, New York
      Lydia L. Sherman, 18, F, ---, New York
      William A. Sherman, 16, M, ---, New York
      Darwin Sherman, 12, M, ---, New York
      George W. Lee, 22, M, Clerk, New York
      Delos S. Sherman, 20, M, Clerk, Pennsylvania
      Harriet N. Canfield, 5, F, ---, New York
      Sarah I. Canfield, 3, F, ---, New York
      Benjamin Canfield, 22, M, Lawyer, Pennsylvania

      "United States Census, 1850," database with images, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:MZM9-MWV : 12 April 2016), Harriet N Canfield in household of Augustus Sherman, Glens Falls, Warren, New York, United States; citing family 233, NARA microfilm publication M432 (Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, n.d.).

      Researched by Thurmon King and Ted Smith


    7. [S923] American Lumberman, Defebaugh, James Elliot; Editor, (Chicago; American Lumberman, 1907), p. 404, 407 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S1619] Newspapers.com (Reliability: 3), 3 Jan 2019.
      The Post-Star (Glens Falls, New York), 09 Dec 1884, Tue, Page 3

      The Last Sad Rites.

      The funeral obsequies of Augustus Sherman took place at one o'clock yesterday afternoon from his late resideuc (sic), corner of Glen street and Sherman avenue. The funeral was the largest held in Glens Falls in a number of years, the house being filled to overflowing with friends and acquaintances of the deceased, among tho number being nearly one hundred relatives. Rev. A. J. Fennel, pastor of tho Presbyterian church, officiated. Tho casket is of cedar, covered with fine broadcloth, which was inclosed (sic) in a burglar-proof grave vault, made of boiler iron, before depositing it in the grave. D. W. Sherman, H. G. Lapham, Alexander Canfield, George Rugge, of Glens Falls; Lemon Thomson, of Albany; and W. W. Weed, of Saratoga, acted a pall bearers, the first a son and the other sons-in-law of deceased. The grandsons--W. A. Sherman, Henry L. Sherman, A. S. Rugge, Frank Caulield, Arthur Sherman, of this place, and W. R. Weed, Frank Weed and Fred Weed, of Saratoga accompanied the remains to the grave in a body.

      Transcribed by Ted Smith


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