David Sherman

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David Sherman, son of Abiel Sherman and Mary Boughton, was born probably shortly before his baptism at Salem, Westchester Co., New York, 21 January 1776.1 He died at Lansingburgh, Rensselaer Co., New York, 1 December 1845,2,3 and was buried at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York.4,5

David married Sarah Fancher, daughter of Abraham Fancher and Sarah Newman, at New York, say 1800.6,7

In 1813 his dwelling and cooper shop was in Troy at the south-west corner of Second and Albany streets. In May 1818 this location became a coach factory. Where David moved his shop is not reported. His father's pension file shows him as still being in Troy in 1843.8,9


Sarah Fancher b. 13 Mar 1779, d. 16 Apr 1844
  • Jerry W Sherman6 b. 18 Jan 1802, d. aft. 1860
  • Permelia Sherman+6 b. 14 May 1804, d. 30 Aug 1892
  • Harriet Sherman6 b. 29 Aug 1808, d. 4 Sep 1895
  • George Bowton Sherman6 b. 22 Jan 1811, d. 22 Apr 1908
  • Mary Ann Sherman6 b. 19 Jun 1815, d. 28 Jan 1895
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  1. [S1045] "Records of the Church of Christ in Salem, Westchester Co., N. Y.: First Church in the Town with some Places Adjacent," The New York Genealogical and Biographical Record, 32 (July 1901): 167, further cited as "Records of the Church of Christ in Salem."
  2. [S1546] Tofftroy, Find A Grave memorial #144667187, added 6 Apr 2015, online http://www.findagrave.com, accessed Jan 2020, further cited as Find A Grave.
  3. [S2313] "Obituary notices appearing in Troy newspapers, 1797-1860", (Typescript, Troy Public Library, Troy, New York, 1938), Troy Budget, 1 December 1845, 2:6, FHL Film/Fiche #1437397, item 3, img #766, further cited as "Troy obituary notices."
  4. [S1546] Find A Grave, memorial #144667187.
  5. [S150] "Inscriptions of Graves From Mt. Ida Cemetery: Pawling Ave., Troy, N. Y," Typescript,, (Daughters of the American Revolution Philip Schuyler Chapter, 1923), 75, further cited as Mt. Ida Inscriptions.
  6. [S456] Troy, New York, Records of the First Presbyterian Church of Troy and the First Presbyterian Church of Lansingburgh in Rensselaer County, N.Y., 57, FHL microfilm 533484, further cited as Troy, NY Church Records.
  7. [S1330] Estimated from birth date of first child (1802).
  8. [S630] "Revolutionary War Pensions," database and digital images, Fold3 (https://www.fold3.com), Abiel Sherman, File #W.19354; original data: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, National Archives microfilm publication M0804, 2670 rolls, roll #2172.
  9. [S1552] Arthur James Weise, Troy's One Hundred Years: 1789-1889 (Troy, New York: W. H. Young, 1891), 71, further cited as Weise, Troy's One Hundred Years.