Men And Old Families Of Rhode Island
Genealogical Records and Historical Sketches of
Representative Citizens and of Many of the Old Families
Published by J.H. Beers & Co. 1908. Information
about the three volume set can be found here.
The New England family bearing this name has
given the country at large men who have written their names high upon
the roll of fame. Such names as Roger Sherman, of Connecticut, of the
earlier period, and the two Ohio Shermans, of a later time, will long
live in the history of their country. Here, too, in Rhode Island,have
been representatives of the family whose achievements will not soon be
forgotten, among them the Hon. Sylvester G. Sherman, lawyer,
representative, speaker of the House, and a justice of the Supreme
court of the State; Major-Gen. Thomas W. Sherman, U. S. A., and Hon.
Robert Sherman, Long a journalist of this Commonwealth, and as well a
former United States marshal for the district of Rhode Island.
Shermans are of German origin. In the Fatherland the name Sherman,
Schierman, etc., often occurs, and was no doubt transferred to London
and vicinity many centuries ago by the Anglo-Saxon emigrants, where it
is still numerous. [This sentence appears at the
other Sherman sketches in this work. Clearly this was from the
publisher, and not the families. In the sketch below, as well as other
publications, there is no suggestion that the line came, complete with
name, from Germany.] From the metropolitan stock a
transplanted to Dedham, County of Essex, England, which long flourished
and sent out other shoots. The name is derived from the original
occupation of the family: They were cloth dressers or shearers of the
cloth. The family at Dedham retained the occupation of the family and
also the coat of arms worn by those in and about London. In New England
are found two distinct families bearing the name of Sherman. One of
these descends from William Sherman, who came with the Pilgrims about
1630, and settled at Marshfield, Mass. The other is the Dedham stock, a
branch of which emigrated to New England and settled in the vicinity of
Boston. This article is to treat especially of the ancestry and family
of Mr. Albert K. Sherman, of Newport, one of the city's leading
business men and substantial citizens.
(I) Hon. Phillip Sherman,
of the Dedham line, born Feb. 5, 1610, in Dedham, England, married
Sarah Odding, daughter of Mrs. John Odding Porter, by a former husband.
In 1634 Mr. Sherman came to New England and settled at Roxbury, Mass.
In the Anne Hutchinson trouble at Boston he took the popular side, but
as Governor Winthrop prevailed he, with others, found it convenient to
remove to Rhode Island. In Providence they met Roger Williams, who
advised them to purchase the island of Aquetuck (Aquidneck), now Rhode
Island, of the Indians. The purchase was completed March 24, 1638. On
July 1, 1639, they established a regular government with William
Coddington, governor, and Phillip Sherman, secretary. After this he
often held office in the Colony, and in critical periods. After he had
removed to Page
1093 Rhode Island he left the Congregational Church and
united with the Society of Friends.
Sherman was a son of Samuel, a grandson of Henry, and a great-grandson
of Henry, of Dedham, County of Essex, England, who had probably removed
there from the County of Suffolk, as he bore the Suffolk coat of arms.
Phillip Sherman died in Portsmouth, R. I., in 1687. His children were:
Eber, Sarah, Peleg, Mary, Edmund, Samson, William, John, Mary, Hannah,
Samuel, Benjamin and Phillip.
(II) Samson Sherman, son of
Phillip, was born in 1642, in Portsmouth, R. I, and married March 4,
1675, Isabel Tripp, born in 1651, daughter of John and Mary (Paine)
Tripp. They lived and died in Portsmouth, he dying June 27, 1718, and
she in 1716. Their children were: Phillip, born Jan. 16, 1676; Sarah,
Sept. 24, 1677; Alice, Jan 12, 1680; Samson, Jan. 28, 1682; Abiel, Oct.
15, 1684; Isabel, in 1686; and Job.
(III) Job Sherman, son of
Samson, was born Nov. 8, 1687, in Portsmouth, R. I., and married
(first) Dec. 23, 1714, Bridget Gardiner, of Kingstown, and (second) in
1732, Amie Spencer, of East Greenwich, R. I. Mr. Sherman had these
children: Philip, born Dec. 12, 1715; Israel, Oct. 31, 1717; Mary, Jan.
16, 1719; Job, May 2, 1722; Bridget, May 7, 1724; Sarah, Oct. 29, 1726;
Alice, April 25, 1728; Mary, Oct. 13, 1730 - all to the first marriage;
and to the second marriage - Amie, born May 27, 1734; Benjamin, Sept.
14, 1735; Samson, July 23, 1737; Martha, Nov. 28, 1738; Walter, Aug.
20, 1740; Dorcas, Nov. 2, 1742; and Abigail, Sept. 10, 1744. The father
died in Portsmouth, Nov. 16, 1747.
(IV) Samson Sherman, son of Job, was born July 23, 1737, in Portsmouth,
R. I., and married Dec. 9, 1761, Ruth Fish, daughter of David and
Jemimiah (Tallman) Fish, of Portsmouth. He died Jan. 24. 1801, n
Portsmouth, where his life was spent engaged in agricultural pursuits.
His children were: (1) Walter, born April 4, 1763, married Rebecca
Anthony, of Portsmouth. (2) Amy, born Jan. 5, 1764, married Daniel
Anthony, of Portsmouth. (3) Job is mentioned below. (4) Susanna, born
Oct. 19, 1757, married Peleg Almy, of Portsmouth. (5) Hannah, born Jan.
27, 1769, married Jonathan Dennis, of Portsmouth. (6) Anne, born Nov.
19, 1770, married Nathan Chase, of Portsmouth. (7) David, born June 2,
1772, married Waite Sherman, of Portsmouth. (8) Ruth, born Oct. 21,
1773, died in infancy. (9) Ruth (2), born Feb. 20, 1778, married
Obediah Davis, of New Bedford, Mass. (10) Asa, born Dec. 22, 1779,
married Eliza Mitchell, of Portsmouth. (11) Abigail, born April 2,
1782, married Abram Davis, of Fair Haven, Mass. (12 Mary, born Nov. 18,
1783, married David Shove, of Berkeley, Rhode Island.
son of Samson, was born Jan. 21, 1766, in Portsmouth,
and died Jan. 24, 1848, in Newport. In early life he engaged in farming
and teaching school, continuing until 1796, when he removed to Newport
and there engaged in the dry goods business under the name of Job
Sherman, continuing successfully in that business until his death. In
1798 he removed to Nos. 135 and 137 Thames street, in which location
the business has since been continued - it now being conducted by the
firm of William Sherman & Co. Upon his death, in 1848, Job
Sherman's sons, William and David, continued the business under the
present style, William Sherman & Co. Mr. Sherman was a capable,
conservative business man, and as a citizen was honored and respected
and the good name which he established in business has since been
upheld by his successors. In political faith Job Sherman was a stanch
old-line Whig, and although he never sought public office he was always
ready to assist every project that promised to be a benefit to the
community. He was one of the original trustees of the Savings
Bank of Newport,
and served in the capacity for a number of years. He was a devout
member of the Friends and served many years as a trustee of the
Friends' Society of Newport.
Mr. Sherman was married Dec. 9,
1795, to Miss Alice Anthony, born June 9, 1772, daughter of Isaac and
Rebecca Anthony, of Portsmouth. She died March 11, 1826, aged
fifty-three years, nine months. To this union were born children as
follows: Rebecca, born Nov. 9, 1796, died unmarried; Benjamin, born
Feb. 10, 1798, died Jan. 5, 1821; Eliza, born Nov. 14, 1799, died
unmarried; William, born Dec. 5, 1801, died Feb. 16, 1885, unmarried
(he succeeded his father in the dry goods business, in which his life
was actively spent); Samson, born April 9, 1804, died young; James,
born March 23, 1806, a tailor by trade, died in South America of Yellow
fever, unmarried; David, born May 19, 1808, died Nov. 26, 1866,
unmarried (he was associated with his brother William in the dry goods
business); Edward, born Nov. 4, 1809, died Dec. 5, 1865 (he married
Elizabeth M. Almy, of Newport); Alice, born April 28, 1812, married
Richard Cornell, who died Dec. 27, 1891, and she died Feb. 26, 1894;
Albert, born Aug. 14, 1815, is mentioned below; one son died in
infancy; Rowland, born April 12, 1818, married Rachel Simmons and
(second) Mary A. Wright, and died Sept. 8 1892.
Albert Sherman, son of Job, was born Aug. 14, 1815, in Newport. In
early life he learned the trade of sailmaker, and occupation which he
followed for a number of years. For several years he was engaged in
that business in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he continued until 1841, in
that year returning to Newport and establishing himself in the dry
goods business on lower Thames street. He continued in this line,
meeting with deserved success. Mr. Sherman was never a strong or rugged
man, and for many years was Page
1094 in feeble health, although he continued to
be actively engaged in business. In political views he was a
Republican, but on account of his ill health never sought public
recognition. He was for many years a director in the Merchants' Bank of
Newport, and took an active interest in the Newport
Hospital, which he had been influential in establishing. He
was a consistent and devout member of the Society of Friends.
[In 1830, when Albert was 15, he completed a math
workbook. The book, along with a second smaller one from the next year,
and one by his older brother, Edward, from 1825, were sold by a large
dealer in the Midwest to an eBay seller in Florida. How they got to the
Midwest and who saved them (and possibly others) I would love to know. I
only bought Albert's workbooks. Above is a section of a page from the
1830 book. The math problems were all of the type that would have been
useful running a dry goods store. To see the scans of the complete book, click here.]
Sept. 2, 1841, Mr. Sherman married Sarah Catherine Marble, daughter of
Benjamin and Sarah A. (Holt) Marble, of Newport. She died Sept.
15,1889, aged seventy-two years, while Mr. Sherman died June 30, 1884.
Tow children were born to this union: Alice Anthony, who died at the
age of two years, and Albert Keene.
(VII) Albert Keene Sherman, son of Albert, was born March 17, 1844, in
Newport. He attended private schools in his native city, after which
for four years he was a student at H. H. Fay's private school of
Newport. Leaving school in 1861, he became a clerk in the grocery store
of Capt. Oliver Potter, in whose employ he remained for about a year.
On May 6, 1862, Mr Sherman became a clerk in the dry goods store of
William Sherman & Co., and he continued thus until the death of
David Sherman, in 1866, when he was made a partner in the business. In
1873 Thomas G. Brown was also admitted to the firm as a partner, and
since the death of William Sherman, in 1885, the well-known and
old-established business of William Sherman & Co. has been
successfully conducted by the present owners, Albert K. Sherman and
Thomas G. Brown. The firm handles a fine line of foreign and domestic
dry goods, etc., and has one of the finest trades in the State.
Mr. Sherman is one of Newport's most substantial and influential
citizens. He is a director of the Newport National Bank; a trustee of
the Savings Bank of Newport; a director of the Aquidneck Mutual
Insurance Company, and a trustee of Long Wharf of Newport. His is a
member of the Newport Historical Society, the Natural History Society,
the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, and has taken a very active part in
the Young Men's Christian Association of Newport, which he has served
as treasurer for a number of years. Much of the success of this
organization in Newport is due to his untiring efforts. Mr. Sherman is
a consistent member of the Central Baptist Church (now the Second
Baptist), and has served for a number of years as clerk of the church.
In politics he is a stanch Republican, but has never sought public
office. During its existence he was a member of the Business Men's
On September 3, 18734, Mr. Sherman married Miss Mary Eliza Barker,
daughter of Robinson P. and Julia Ann (Peckham) Barker,
of Middletown, R. I., and three children were born to this union: Kate
Robinson, born Aug. 16, 1875, who died April 6, 1879; William Anthony,
born May 12, 1877; and Edwin [sic] Albert, born July 16, 1879. The
latter was graduated from Harvard College in 1901, with a degree in A.
M., and is now discount clerk of the Newport Trust Company. He has also
served as a member of the school committee of Newport,and in 1906, at
the first election held under the new charter granted the city of
Newport, he was elected a member of the representative council from the
Third ward for the three-year term. William Anthony Sherman was
graduated from Harvard college in the classs of 1899, and from Harvard
Medical School in 1902, with the degree of M. D., after which he opened
an office for the practice of his chosen profession in Newport, where
he has met with great success, having a large and growing patronage. He
is a member of the medical staff of the Newport Hospital. Dr. Sherman
is a director of the Union National bank of Newport, and a member of
the Medical Society. On June 25, 1902, he married Katherine [sic] M.
Kennedy, of Scranton, Pa., daughter of William
and Amelia (Carter) Kennedy, and to this union one son has
come, William Albert, born May 12, 1903.
K. Sherman is well known and thoroughly respected by all with whom he
has come into contact. He is an hones, single-minded, firm-hearted,
public-spirited Christian gentleman, uniting in his personality a rare
combination of qualities which are fitted to command the respect and
win the confidence of his fellow-men. Though quiet and unassuming in
his manner, he is none the less affable and courteous. Of a domestic
nature, he is much devoted to the surroundings of his home. His
knowledge of current events is broad, and he is an admirer and patron
of standard literature, his library being an extensive one.
of the State of Rhode Island and Providence
American Historical Society, Inc. 1920
p. 254 - 257 (Bicknell, Volume 5 or 7, depending
on the list, 475 pages):
Large Scans: Page 254; Page 255; Page 256; Page 257. Some of the books in
are available at http://www.archive.org/ -
search "The history of the state of Rhode Island and
Providence Plantations Bicknell" - without the quotes.
KEENE SHERMAN -- In the important occupation of the
of cloth-shearer, is found the origin of the surname Sherman.
Shearmen, those who sheared the nap and dressed the cloth formed a
in the York Guild. These guilds were all powerful in the mercantile
in the centuries in which they flourished, and membership in them was
prized. It was therefore natural that John, the Shearman, should, when
the custom of using surnames obtained a practically universal vogue,
the name of his calling as his surname - wherefore we have the name in
its present form, Sherman. The Sherman family, in the period
the name had become hereditary, rose to a position of great importance
and influence in England, and supplied many noted men to the
The Shermans of Yaxley, of whom the American Shermans whose ancestry is
traced through Philip Sherman, are descendants, were an honored and
family there in the early years of the fifteenth century. The
coat-of-arms is as follows:
Arms - Or, a lion rampant sable between three oak leaves vert.
Crest - A sea-lion sejant sable, charged on the shoulder with three
bezants, two and one.
Motto - Mortem Vince Virtute.
The progeny of Philip Sherman in America has numbered many
The Rhode Island branch, of which the late Albert Keene Sherman, of
R. I., was a member, has had such distinguished representatives as the
Hon. Sylvester G. Sherman, lawyer, Representative, Speaker of the
and a justice of the Supreme Court; Major-General Thomas W. Sherman,
States Army, and Hon. Robert Sherman, for many years a journalist of
in New England, and a former United States Marshal for the district of
(I) Thomas Sherman, the first of the direct line of
whom we have
definite information, was born about 1420, resided at Diss and Yaxley,
England, and died in 1493. He married Agnes ------ .
(II) John Sherman, Gentleman, was of Yaxley, where
he was born
about 1450, and died in November, 1504. He married Agnes,
daughter of Thomas Fullen.
(III) Thomas (2) Sherman, son of John and Agnes
was born about 1480, died in November, 1551. He resided at
on the river Waveney, between the counties of Norfolk and
His will mentions, property, including the manors of Royden and Royden
Tuft, with appurtenances, at Royden and Bessingham, and other
in Norfolk and Suffolk. His wife Jane, who was probably not
wife, was a daughter of John Waller, of Wortham, Suffolk.
(IV) Henry Sherman, son of Thomas (2) Sherman, was
1530, in Yaxley, and is mentioned in his father's will. His
made January 20, 1589, proved July 25, 1590, was drawn at Colchester,
he lived. His first wife, Agnes (Butler) Sherman, was buried
14, 1580; he married (second) Margery Wilson, a widow.
(V) Henry (2) Sherman, son of Henry (1) Sherman, was
1555, in Colchester, and resided in Dedham, County Essex, England,
his will was made August 21, 1610, and proved September 8 of the same
He married Susan Hills, whose will was made ten days after his, and
proved in the following month.
(VI) Samuel Sherman, son of Henry (2) and Susan
was born in 1573, and died in Dedham, England, in 1615. He
(The Family in New England)
(I) Hon. Philip Sherman, immigrant ancestor and
the seventh child of Samuel and Philippa (Ward) Sherman, and was born
5, 1610, in Dedham, England. He came to America when
years old and settled in Roxbury, Mass., where he was made freeman, May
14, 1634, standing next on the list after Governor Haynes. In
he returned to England for a short time, but was again in Roxbury,
20, 1637, when he and others were warned to give up all arms, because
opinions and revelations of Mr. Wheelwright and Mrs. Hutchinson have
and led into dangerous errors many of the people here in New
The church record says that he was brought over to 'Familism' by
his wife's stepfather. In 1636 he was one of the purchasers
island of Aquidneck, new Rhode Island, and on the formation of a
there in 1639 became secretary under Governor William
The Massachusetts authorities evidently believed that he was still
their jurisdiction, for on March 12, 1638, though he had summons to
at the next court, 'if they had not yet gone to answer such things as
be objected'. He did not answer this summons, but remained in
Island, where he continued to be a prominent figure in the affairs of
colony. He was made a freeman, March 16, 1641, was general
1648 to 1652, and deputy from 1665 to 1667. He was among the
persons who were requested, on April 4, 1676, to be present at the next
meeting of the deputies to give advice and help in regard to the
campaign. He was public-spirited and enterprising.
removal to Rhode Island he left the Congregational church and united
the Society of Friends. Tradition affirms that he was 'a devout but
man.' The early records prepared by him still remain in
and show him to have been a very neat and expert penman, as well as an
educated man. His will showed that he was wealthy for the
In 1634 he married Sarah Odding, stepdaughter of John Porter, of
and his wife Margaret, who was the Widow Odding at the time of her
to Porter. From Philip Sherman the line runs through six
generations to Albert Keene Sherman, of Newport.
(II) Samson Sherman, son of Philip and Sarah
was born in 1642, in Portsmouth, R. I., where he passed his life, and
June 27, 1718. He married, March 4, 1675, Isabel Tripp, born
daughter of John and Mary (Paine) Tripp. She died in 1716.
(III) Job Sherman, son of Samson and Isabel (Tripp)
born November 8, 1687, in Portsmouth, R. I., and died there, November
1747. He married (first) Bridget Gardiner, of Kingston, and married
(second) Amie Spencer, of East Greenwich, R. I.
(IV) Samson (2) Sherman, son of Job and Amie
was born July 23, 1737, in Portsmouth, where he spent his entire life,
engaged in agricultural pursuits, and died in January, 1801.
December 9, 1761, Ruth Fish, daughter of David and Jemima (Tallman)
(V) Job (2) Sherman, son of Samson (2) and Ruth
was born in Portsmouth, R. I., January 21, 1766, and died in Newport,
R. I., January 24, 1848. In 1796 he removed from Portsmouth to
where he became the founder of the business which is now conducted
the firm name of William
Sherman & Company. He was a
the business and financial life of Newport in his day, and was one of
original trustees of the Savings Bank of Newport.
He was a
Whig, and prominent in public affairs, supporting every movement of
for the advancement of the welfare of the community. He was a
of the Society of Friends, and for many years served as trustee of the
Society in Newport. Job Sherman married, December 9, 1795,
Anthony, who was born June 9, 1772, and died March 11, 1826, daughter
of Isaac and Rebecca Anthony, of Portsmouth, R. I.
(VI) Albert Sherman, son of Job (2) and Alice
was born in Newport, R. I., August 14, 1815. In early life he
the trade of sailmaker, an occupation which he followed for many years
in Newport and later at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he was engaged
in business until 1841. In that year he returned to Newport
himself in the dry goods business on lower Thames street, in which
he was highly successful. Ill health forced him to lead a
comparative retirement, and although he maintained throughout his life
a deep interest in public affairs, he never aspired to public
He was a Republican in political affiliation. Mr. Sherman was
many years a director in the Merchants' Bank of Newport, and was active
in the founding of the Newport Hospital, to which he was a generous
throughout his life. He was a member of the Society of
On September 2, 1841, Mr. Sherman married Sarah Catherine Marble,
of Benjamin and Sarah A. (Holt) Marble, of Newport. Mrs.
died September 15, 1889, aged seventy-two years. Their children
1. Alice Anthony, who died at the age of two years.
Keene, mentioned below. Albert Sherman died at his home, June
(VII) Albert Keene Sherman, son of Albert and Sarah
(Marble) Sherman, was born in Newport, R. I., March 17, 1844.
was educated in private schools in Newport, and in 1857 became a pupil
in H. H. Fay's private academy there, where he studied for four years.
In 1861, finding business fields more agreeable to his tastes than
life, he secured his first employment in the grocery store of Captain
Potter, with whom he remained as a clerk for about a year. On
6, 1862, Mr. Sherman became connected with the dry goods establishment
of William Sherman & Company, which was founded by his
in 1796. In 1866, on the death of David Sherman, he was
into partnership in the firm. Thomas G. Brown became a member of the
in 1873, and in 1885, with the death of the senior partner, William
Albert Keene Sherman and Mr. Brown succeeded to the management of the
which under their guidance was developed into one of the largest and
successful of its kind in the State of Rhode Island. The firm
extensively in a high grade line of foreign and domestic dry goods.
Mr. Sherman was one of the foremost figures in business and
circles in Newport until the time of his death. As a shrewd
organizer, a keen, far-sighted and able executive, he was universally
Strict integrity and justice characterized his every transaction in
and financial fields. He was a director of the Newport
a trustee of the Savings Bank of Newport; a
director of the Aquidneck
Mutual Insurance Company; and a trustee of the Long Wharf of
He was deeply interested in historical and genealogical research, and
a member of the Newport Historical Society, the Natural History
the Redwood Library, and the Athenaeum. A man of broad
was well versed in literature and the arts, and his home was the center
of a refined society. Mr. Sherman was a member of the
Church of Newport (now the Second Baptist), and for many years was
of the church. He was active in the work of the Young Men's
Association, and treasurer of the Newport Branch for a long period of
His political affiliation was with the Republican party, and he was a
believer in all of its principles and policies. The welfare
of Newport was always near his heart, and he was prominently identified
with many movements toward this end.
September 3, 1874, Mr. Sherman married Mary Eliza Barker,
P. and Julia Ann (Peckham) Barker, of Middleton [sic], R.
and a descendant of one of the most prominent branches of the early
family of Rhode Island. Mrs. Sherman survives her husband and
as No. 12 Clarke street, Newport. She is well known in the
circles of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman were the parents of
children: 1. Kate Robinson, born Aug. 16, 1875,
6, 1879. 2. William Anthony [picture on the
right, about 1919], born
May 12, 1877; was
from Harvard College, class of 1899, with the degree of A. B.; Harvard
Medical School, in 1902, with the degree of M. D.; immediately
he established himself in practice in Newport, where he has been highly
successful and has risen to the highest rank in the medical
Dr. Sherman is a member of the medical staff of the Newport Hospital,
of the Medical Society; he is also a director of the Union National
of Newport. On June 25, 1902, Dr. Sherman married Katherine
M. Kennedy [sic. s/b Kathrine May Kennedy],
of Scranton, Pa., daughter of William and Amelia (Carter) Kennedy; they
are the parents of the following children: William Albert,
12, 1903; Charlotte Carter, born June 20, 1911; Mary Elizabeth, born
2, 1915; Lucius Carter, born March 2, 1915, died March 4, 1915; Ruth
born March 18, 1916. 3. Edward Albert, born July
was graduated from Harvard College in the class of 1901, with the
of M. A.; Mr. Sherman is now treasurer of the Newport Trust Company,
a prominent figure in financial and public circles in Newport; he
for many years as a member of the school committee of Newport, and in
at the first election held under the new charter of the city of
he was elected a member of the representative council from the Third
for a term of three years; he married Hazel Erma Poole, daughter of
W. and Addie Emeline (Hanson) Poole, October 22, 1913;
Edward Albert, Jr., born June 19, 1915, and Albert Keene, born January
12, 1918. Albert Keene Sherman died at his home in Newport,
December 30, 1915.
The above transcription,
from History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations,
is by Beth Hurd 2002, with permission.
In a separate volume of the same series is another biographical sketch
of Albert Keene Sherman (p. 209 - 210, Volume 6, Sprague to Arnold, 475
pages) which has almost the same information. See the Large Scan for the complete
article. The information at the end about Edward Albert Sherman was,
Albert Sherman was born in Newport, July 16, 1879. After graduating
from high school, he entered Harvard University, whence he was
graduated, A. B., class of 1901, and A. M., 1902. He began business
life with the Newport Trust Company, and has passed the grades of
promotion to the present position, vice-president. On July 11, 1918, he
purchased the 'Daily News'
of Newport. He is a Republican in politics, and has served his city as
a member of the school committee, and in 1906 was elected a member of
the first Council to serve under the new charter, he representing the
Third Ward. He served from 1908 to 1912 as aide on the Governor's
staff." [Edward Albert Sherman died June 13, 1939 in Newport.]
|51 Touro Street
(on the left), looking down Clarke Street at the 2nd Baptist
Church. The house was purchased by William Sherman in 1877 and remained
in the family until the mid-1900's.
The photo was taken by Joshua Appleby Williams when he had a studio on
South Touro (possibly 1860-75), before opening one on Bellevue Avenue.
Williams began his business in 1847, and died in 1892.
taken in the parlor of 51 Touro Street. Front: Charlotte Carter Sherman
(daughter of Kathrine and William).
Seated: Kathrine Kennedy Sherman, Mary Barker Sherman, Albert Keene
Sherman, Hazel Poole Sherman. Standing in back: William Anthony Sherman
(husband of Kathrine),
William Albert Sherman (son of Kathrine and William), Edward Albert
Sherman (husband of Hazel).
Albert Keene Sherman and his wife Mary Barker Sherman
Images above from the
collection of Susan White Pieroth. Updated October 2010 and January
2012, August 2013, December 2020.
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