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Asaph Sherman

Birthplace: Grafton, MA, USA
Death: Died in Rutland, Vermont, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Col. Nathaniel Sherman and Mary Sherman
Husband of Lucy Sherman
Father of Clara Browning; Lucy Browning; Candace Sherman Adams Bushnell; Betsy or Betty Watson; Jonathan Sherman and 1 other
Brother of Betsey Sherman; Mary Cooper; Martha Stevens; Nathaniel Sherman; Millesent Sherman and 3 others

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About Asaph Sherman

A Patriot of the American Revolution for MASSACHUSETTS with the rank of LIEUTENANT. DAR Ancestor #: A103213

Asaph son of Colonel Nathaniel Sherman and Mary Livermore, was born at Grafton, Massachusetts on March 6, 1741. He was the ancestor of Hon Socrates N. Sherman of New York. He died on July 21, 1810 in Rutland County, Vermont, USA.

He was the namesake of an older brother who had died in Massachusetts at age four.

His older siblings were born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass., but it is believed they settled at Grafton for a time before migrating to Wildersburgh, Vermont.

Asaph married Lucy Whitney in 1762 at Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts.

Children born at Grafton

  1. Jonathan "mentioned below" (md. Thankful Smith)
  2. Mary (md. Josiah Holbrook) needs to be verified
  3. Clara born December 1,1764 (md. John Browning)
  4. Lucy born October 25, 1766 baptized September 6, 1767 (md. Joseph Browning)
  5. Betsy born December 11, 1768 (md. Joseph Watson)
  6. Susanna born November 22, 1770 (md. Jacob Scott)
  7. Asaph baptized January 28, 1776, died as an infant
  8. Candace born November 18, 1775 (md 1. Job Adams 2. Col. Wm Busnell)

The summer of 1791 saw them at Wildersburg township when census-taker, Miles Olcott, made his way to the Green Mountain forests. Vermont had just been admitted as the fourteenth state.

Asaph Sherman was the town moderator who signed that the town had voted on 3 September 1793 to change the name to Barre, Vermont. The petition he had presented to the General Assembly contained the names of 54 of the towns' men.

NOTE: Asaph Sherman was a Revolutionary Soldier serving as a Lieutenant from Massachusetts in Colonel Ward's Regiment. [Added, courtesy of DAR Ancestor No. A103213]


In memory of

Asaph Sherman

Esqi. who died

July 21 1810

aged 69 years


Come unto me all ye

that labor & are heavy

Laden & the Lord

will give you rest.

Note: Grey slate, nipped corners, arch top stone in good condition with anchor & twin trees of life carved above epitaph.


Ancester of Hon. Socrates Sherman of New York.


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Asaph Sherman's Timeline

March 6, 1741
Grafton, MA, USA
Age 21
Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
December 1, 1764
Age 23
Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
August 25, 1766
Age 25
Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
December 11, 1768
Age 27
Grafton, Worcester, MA, USA
November 18, 1772
Age 31
Grafton, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States
June 21, 1810
Age 69
Rutland, Vermont, United States