Lois Sherman (m. William Maitland)
Parents: Asa Sherman (c.1774 in Rhode Island to after 1860 in Henderson, NY) and Mary (c.1780 in Rhode Island to after 1860 in Henderson, NY)
Children: Benoni (c.1798), Lois (Maitland) (c.1804), Laurenna (c.1809), Asa Jr. (c.1816)
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, New York (Jefferson County). Alpheus Sherman, son of Benoni was born on January 12, 1807 in Camillus, Onondaga Co., NY. Lois Sherman (Maitland) was born about 1804 in Oneida County, New York. She and her husband had a son named William Henry Maitland who was born in Brownville, Jefferson Co., New York on December 18, 1822.
Brownsville, Kings Co., NY was established in 1865 by Charles S. Brown. Brownville, Jefferson Co., NY was established by Jacob Brown, who was a general during the War of 1812.
Grandparents: Nathaniel Havens Sherman (d. 1826 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island) and Elizabeth Eldred (d. 3-24-1829 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., RI) Married: October 10, 1773 in North Kingstown, Washington Co., Rhode Island
Children: Asa (c.1774), Benoni (c.1775 to 1848 in Jefferson Co., IN), Nathaniel (c.1783 in RI to 5-17-1858 in Milton, Jefferson Co., IN), Elisha (c.1790)
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. Benoni Sherman married Sarah Sherman (parents unknown) on August 20, 1798 in Stephentown, Rensselaer Co., NY.
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.
1850 Census Report for Hermon, St. Lawrence Co., NY for Asa Sherman Jr. and Household 137/151 July17th
Asa Jr Sherman 34 M NY Farmer Cannot Read or Write
Hannah Sherman 25 F NY
Elvira 3 F NY
NEXT DOOR WERE HOUSEHOLD 138/152
Asa Sherman 75 M RI Farmer Cannot Read or Write
Mary Sherman 70 F RI Cannot Read or Write
Benoni Sherman 52 M NY Farmer Cannot Read or Write
Lurena 40 F NY Blind Cannot Read or Write
1860 Census for Henderson, Jefferson Co., NY for Asa Sherman and wife 826/841 July17th
Asa Sherman Age: 86 Sex: M POB: RI Occupation: Laborer Cannot Read or Write
Mary Age: 78 Sex: F POB: RI Occupation: Housekeeper Cannot Read or Write
(Next door were)
Benoni Sherman Age: 66 Sex: M POB: NY Occupation: Laborer Cannot Read or Write
Laurenna Age: 40 Sex: F POB: NY Cannot Read or Write
Roxie Age: 32 Sex: F POB: NY Occupation: Housekeeper Cannot Read or Write
Lois Maitland Age: 60 Sex: F POB: NY Occupation: Housekeeper Cannot Read or Write
1880 Census Report for Sandy Creek, Oswego Co., New York for Libbeus Maitland and Family
Olivius Maitland Age: 56 Sex: M W Works on Farm POB: New York
Margaret Age: 29 Sex: F W Keeping House POB: Canada FPB: Canada MPB: Canada
Lewis J. Age: 13 Sex: M W At Home POB: New York FPB: New York MPB: Canada
Christie A. Age: 10 Sex: F W At Home POB: New York FPB: New York MPB: Canada