Sarah Fancher

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Sarah Fancher, daughter of Abraham Fancher and Sarah Newman, was born at Pound Ridge, Westchester Co., New York, 13 March 1779.1,2 She died at Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, 16 April 1844, as noted in the Troy Daily Whig, April 17, 1844: 2 col 5:
In this city, on the 16th inst., SARAH SHERMAN, wife of David Sherman, in the 66th year of her age. The relatives and the friends of the deceased are respectfully invited to attend her funeral on Thursday the 18th instant, at the session room of the 1st Presbyterian Church, First st.3,4,1,5
and was buried at Mt. Ida Cemetery, Troy, Rensselaer Co., New York, where her stone is inscribed:
Sarah, wife of David Sherman. died April 16, 1844 in 66th year of her age.5
Sarah married David Sherman, son of Abiel Sherman and Mary Boughton, at New York say 1800.6,7

The Fancher Family states (without citing a source) that she ". . . m. ----- Sherman. Had daughters, one m. a Palmer."8


David Sherman b. 21 Jan 1776, d. 1 Dec 1845
  • 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
This person was last edited on26 Jul 2023


  1. [S1546] Tofftroy, Find A Grave memorial #149034417, added 10 Jul 2015, online, accessed Dec 2019, further cited as Find A Grave.
  2. [S2308] William Hoyt Fancher and William Carroll Hill, editor, The Fancher Family (Milford, New Hampshire: The Cabinet Press, 1947), 25, further cited as Fancher, Fancher Family.
  3. [S1146] United States Census for 1840, Sixth Census of the United States, Rensselaer County, New York, Troy, 4th Ward, sheet 77, David Sherman, age 60-70 (there is also another female, aged 70-80 in the same household); (, digital images by subscription (Provo, Utah: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005); original data: National Archives and Records Administration micropublication M704, 580 rolls, roll 332.
  4. [S2313] "Obituary notices appearing in Troy newspapers, 1797-1860", (Typescript, Troy Public Library, Troy, New York, 1938), Troy Budget, 17 April 1844, 2:5, FHL Film/Fiche #1437397, item 3, img #766, further cited as "Troy obituary notices."
  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. [S2308] Fancher, Fancher Family, 26.