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flag  Sherman  SMITH

  (b. 24 November 1800Hamden, Connecticut, USA   d. 29 February 1864Ledyard, New York, USA )  

Sherman SMITH was born 24 November 1800 in Hamden, Connecticut, USA. Sherman SMITH was the child of Abram (Abraham) SMITH and Elizabeth MINOT and the grandchild of: (paternal)  Isaac SMITH and Katherine COOK (maternal)  James MINOT and Rebecca BLANCHARD

He married  Charlotte Maria BURNHAM 22 December 1825 in Ledyard, New York, USA .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Charlotte Maria BURNHAM  was born 9 June 1803 in Shaftsbury, Vermont, USA .  She died 31 January 1882 in Auburn, New York, USA .  She was the daughter of Asa W BURNHAM and Lucy HUNTINGTON.

Sherman SMITH died 29 February 1864 in Ledyard, New York, USA .
Occupation: carriage/wagon maker
Did You Know?America - Did you know? Observation of foreign travelers to America: 'Why is bread in the USA so sweet? Sandwich bread, hamburger buns, taste like cake but Americans have no idea what you’re talking about because they’re used to it... American bread is awful. I swear, all the bread was full of sugar.'


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Sherman SMITH - Marriage announcement January 10, 1826
The Auburn Argus
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The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod
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The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod
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Sherman SMITH - Grave of Sherman Smith, Oak Glen Cemetery, Aurora, NY
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Sherman SMITH - New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 Cayuga Letters of administration, Letters of testamentary, 1862
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Hamden, Connecticut, USA - Sleeping Giant State Park
Hamden, Connecticut, USA
Sleeping Giant State Park

"Two miles of...
Hamden, Connecticut, USA - Town Hall
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Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) - 1848 Aurora, NY
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1848 Aurora, NY
Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) - Morgan's Store, Aurora, NY. George W. Salisbury was a clerk there before the Civil War
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Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora) - Dining Hall, Wells College - Aurora, New York
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Dining Hall, Wells College - Aurora, New York

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Sherman SMITH married flag Charlotte Maria BURNHAM-- Date: 22 December 1825 Place: Ledyard, New York, USA
Charlotte Maria BURNHAM was the daughter of Asa W BURNHAM and Lucy HUNTINGTON

Married in the village of Aurora.

flag Elizabeth SMITH (b.6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 8 August 1827, Ledyard, New York, USA )

flag Asa B SMITH (b.17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 14 November 1834, Ledyard, New York, USA )

flag Elizabeth B SMITH (b.30 May 1831, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 18 November 1890, Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA)

flag Sophia SMITH (b.9 January 1835, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 29 June 1836, Ledyard, New York, USA )

flag James Burnham SMITH (b.July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. April 1904, Chicago, Illinois, USA)

 flag Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH (b.3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 15 February 1927, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)

Events During the Lifetime of Sherman SMITH

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24 November 1800
Hamden, Connecticut, USA

World History 1801 - Act of Union between Great Britain and Ireland creates the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland

U.S. Presidents 1801 - March 4 - Thomas Jefferson (1743-1826) becomes 3rd President of the United States
On February 17, 1801, Thomas Jefferson was elected president of the United States, but there was...Read MORE...

USA 1803 - October 20 - Louisiana Purchase - The United States doubled its size by purchasing this territory from Spain.
Senate Ratified the Louisiana Purchase Treaty

In the 1800s, in the United States, pioneers and...

USA 1804 - May 14 - Lewis & Clark set out from St Louis for Pacific Coast -

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

Smithsonian Channel (

Nov. 7, 1805 - Camped opposite...

World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire
"The fourth Peace of Pressburg (also known as the Treaty of Pressburg; German: Preßburger Frieden;...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1809 - March 4 - James Madison (1751-1836) becomes 4th President of the United States
In 1809, Madison succeeded Jefferson as president, defeating Charles C. Pinckney. His wife, Dolley...Read MORE...

World History 1812 - Napoleon leads French invasion of Russia, resulting in catastrophic defeat for French. War of 1812 begins with U.S. declaration of war on the United Kingdom.

World History 1814 - Napoleon abdicates and is exiled to St. Elba according to the terms of the Treaty of Fontainebleau. Representatives from Austria, Russia, Prussia, Britain, and France meet at the Congress of Vienna to discuss future of Europe.

World History 1815 - The War of 1812 ends with the Treaty of Ghent. Napoleon escapes Elba in an attempt to reestablish his power. Coalition forces defeat him at the battle of Waterloo.

USA 1816 - Year without a summer
The year 1816 has been aptly characterized as the year without a summer. Several of the preceding...Read MORE...

Invention 1817 - The bicycle is invented (Baron Karl de Drais de Sauerbrun, Germany)
"... The first known bicyclist was the Comte de Sivrac, who was seen riding a two-wheel 'wooden...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1817 - March 4 - James Monroe (1758-1831) becomes 5th President of the United States
Elected president in 1816 over the Federalist Rufus King, and reelected without opposition in 1820, ...Read MORE...

Invention 1824 - Portland cement is invented (Joseph Aspdin, England)
One of the greatest commodities in the United States today is a greyish powder commonly sold in...Read MORE...


1825 Marriage / Partner
Sherman SMITH and Charlotte Maria BURNHAM 22 December 1825, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
Invention 1825 - The locomotive is invented (George Stephenson, England)
"... in 1811 George Stephenson made an engine. 'At last something practical has been designed,'...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1825 - March 4 - John Quincy Adams (1767-1848) becomes 6th President of the United States
When no presidential candidate received a majority of electoral votes in 1824, Adams, with the...Read MORE...

USA 1825 - October 26 - Erie Canal completed

The Erie Canal (

The work completed. - This is the day,...

Argus, January 10, 1826
"Married - Burnham - Smith at Aurora, Cayuga Co. on the 22nd ? By Rev. M. Buffett, Miss Charlotte...Read MORE...

Invention 1826 - The gas stove is invented (James Sharp, UK)
...John Baptist von Helmont, born at Brussels in 1677, while engaged in chemical research,...Read MORE...

News 1826 - A man named James Bonton, while crossing a bridge in the town of Ledyard, N. Y. a few days since, was instantly killed by being thrown from his horse which had become frightened.

American Advocate - Maine - October 14, 1826

1826 Birth of Child
Elizabeth SMITH was born 6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
Invention 1827 - Matches are invented (John Walker, England)
In 1827 the first friction match was invented in England by John Walker. Walker's matches were...Read MORE...

1828 Birth of Child
Asa B SMITH was born 17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
U.S. Presidents 1829 - March 4 - Andrew Jackson (1767-1845) becomes 7th President of the United States.
As president, Jackson greatly expanded the power and prestige of the presidential office and...Read MORE...

Invention 1829 - The sewing machine is invented (Barthélemy Thimonnier, France)

Lyons, France, Aug. 23. - (Correspondence of...

Ledyard New York, page 19 of 28, Sherman Smith, head of household - difficult to read -- looks like ...Read MORE...

USA 1831 - January 1 - First Abolitionist Newspaper
The first abolitionist newspaper, The Liberator, published in Boston by William Lloyd Garrison resources/ state-history-timeline/ massachusetts.html - January 1, 1831

1831 Birth of Child
Elizabeth B SMITH was born 30 May 1831, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1834 Death of Child
Asa B SMITH died 14 November 1834, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1835 Birth of Child
Sophia SMITH was born 9 January 1835, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
USA 1836 - The Alamo and Texas Declaration of Independence
In 1836, a small band of Texans fought the Mexican Army from inside an old mission chapel known as...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1837 - March 4 - Martin Van Buren (1782-1862) becomes 8th President of the United States
In 1832, Van Buren became vice president; in 1836, president. The Panic of 1837 overshadowed his...Read MORE...

USA 1873 - The Panic of 1837
The Panic of 1837 was a financial crisis in the United States that touched off a major recession...Read MORE...

World History 1839 - January 2 – First photograph of the Moon taken by photographer Louis Daguerre. - January 2, 1839

Invention 1839 - February 24 - Steam shovel patented by William Otis, Philadelphia -

Ledyard New York, page 13 of 28, Sherman Smith, head of household

3 males living there - one...

USA 1840 to 1860s - French-Canadian emigration to the United States
The large number of French-Canadians who crossed the border in the nineteenth century, particularly ...Read MORE...

USA 1840s - 1880s - The Oregon Trail
The Oregon Trail was a wagon road stretching 2170 miles from Missouri to Oregon's Willamette...Read MORE...

1840 Birth of Child
James Burnham SMITH was born July 1840, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Asa Burnham...

U.S. Presidents 1841 - April 4 - John Tyler (1790-1862) becomes 10th President of the United States.
Elected vice president on the Whig ticket in 1840, Tyler succeeded to the presidency on Harrison's...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1841 - March 4 - William Henry Harrison (1773-1841) becomes 9th President of the United States - dies one month after assuming the office.
Nominated for president in 1835 as a military hero whom the conservative politicians hoped to be...Read MORE...

1842 Presbyterian Church Deed
New York, Land Records, 1630-1975
Cayuga Deeds 1842-1843 vol 65-66 Image 424 of 681

Invention 1843 - The Christmas card is invented (Sir Henry Cole and John Callcott Horsley, England)
"The custom of sending Christmas cards was started in the UK in 1843 by Sir Henry Cole. He was a...Read MORE...

1843 Birth of Child
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH was born 3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
Invention 1843 - Artificial Freezer Patented
1843: Until September 9, 1843, ice cream was made by the "pot freezer method," but on this day,...Read MORE...

"We the undersigned Whigs of the town of Ledyard, deeply regretting that… Statesman, Henry Clay,...Read MORE...

Invention 1845 - The refrigerator is invented (John Gorrie, United States)
"John Gorrie was born in 1803 and spent most of his childhood in South Carolina. After receiving a...Read MORE...

Invention 1845 - The rubber band is invented (Stephen Perry, England)
"THE FIRST elastic bands, made from vulcanised rubber, were patented on March 17, 1845, by Stephen...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1845 - March 4 - James K. Polk (1795-1849) becomes 11th President of the United States
When James K. Polk accepted the Democratic Party's nomination for the presidency, he was not very...Read MORE...

World History 1845 - September 9 – Potato blight breaks out in Ireland: beginning of the Great Famine.

Flight From Famine
Discovery Channel ( - September 9, 1845

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.
The war, stemming from the United States’ annexation of Texas in 1845 and from a dispute over...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.
Many people in California figured gold was there, but it was James W. Marshall on January 24, 1848, ...Read MORE...

USA 1848 - February 2 - Mexican–American War formally ends with signing of the Treaty of Guadalupe Hidalgo, ceding virtually all of what becomes the Southwestern United States to the U.S. - February 2, 1848

Invention 1849 - The safety pin is invented (Walter Hunt, United States)
Interesting Story of Its Inventor, Walter Hunt.

Buffalo Commercial.
John R....

U.S. Presidents 1849 - March 4 - Zachary Taylor (1784-1850) becomes 12th President of the United States. He dies in office after 16 months.
During the revival of the slavery controversy, which was to result in the Compromise of 1850,...Read MORE...

USA 1849 - May 17 – The St. Louis Fire starts when a steamboat catches fire and nearly burns down the entire city.
From the St. Louis Union.
23 Steamboats Burned!

Smith, Sherman, State: New York Year: 1850, County: Cayuga Roll: , Township: Ledyard Page: ...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1850 - July 9 - Millard Fillmore (1800-1874) becomes 13th President of the United States
As president, Fillmore associated himself with the pro-Southern Whigs, supporting the Compromise of ...Read MORE...

News 1851 - President Fillmore sojourned at his father's residence at Aurora, New York, on Sunday and Monday.

The Sun - Baltimore, Maryland - May 21, 1851

USA 1851 - June 5 - Uncle Tom's Cabin Appeared in Serial Form
This influential book is often included in lists of "causes of the Civil War" (1861-65). Harriet...Read MORE...

Invention 1853 - Potato chips are invented (George Crum, United States)
This year is the seventy-fifth anniversary or the potato chip and a resident of Saratoga Springs...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1853 - March 4 - Franklin Pierce (1804-1869) becomes 14th President of the United States
As president, Pierce followed a course of appeasing the South at home and of playing with schemes...Read MORE...

USA 1854 - July - Republican Party formed for abolition of slavery.
It began in a little schoolhouse in Ripon, Wisconsin, in 1854. A small group of dedicated...Read MORE...

1855 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York
name: Sherman Smith
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Ledyard, Cayuga, New York,...

Invention 1857 - Toilet paper is invented (Joseph Gayetty, United States)
Really a Capital Production!
The celebrity of Gayett's Medicated Paper for the water-closet is...Read MORE...

U.S. Presidents 1857 - March 4 - James Buchanan (1791-1868) becomes 15th President of the United States - the only bachelor to be President.
He was elected president in 1856, defeating John C. Frémont, the Republican candidate, and former...Read MORE...

Invention March 30, 1858: H. L. Lipman, of Philadelphia, patented the first pencil with eraser

The Old Farmer's Almanac - March 30, 1858

CENSUS YR: 1860 STATE or TERRITORY: NY COUNTY: Cayuga DIVISION: Ledyard REEL NO: M653-729 ...Read MORE...

Sherman is living in Aurora as a painter.
1860 Cayuga County Business Directory

USA 1860 - Civil War - On December 20, 1860, a little over a month after Abraham Lincoln had been elected President, South Carolina seceded from the Union. Six more states followed by the spring of 1861. education/ history/ civil-war-overview/ triggerevents.html -

U.S. Presidents 1861 - March 4 - Abraham Lincoln (1809-1865) becomes 16th President of the United States.
Lincoln's inaugural address was stirring. He appealed for the preservation of the Union. To retain...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.
...Mr. Davis, of Mississippi, formally took leave of the Senate in a few eloquent remarks. He...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - February 8 – American Civil War: The Confederate States of America are formed, comprising the first six break-away States - February 8, 1861

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.
The shelling of the fort was the culmination of a simmering conflict in which a small garrison of...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - April 20 - American Civil War: Robert E. Lee resigns his commission in the United States Army in order to command the forces of the state of Virginia. - April 20, 1861

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.
ATCHISON - Oct. 19. - Orders have to-day been issued by the President of the Pike's Peak Express...Read MORE...

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America
On November 6, 1861, Jefferson Davis was elected president of the Confederate States of America. He ...Read MORE...

Sherman is a wagon maker and painter living in Aurora, h Main S Morgan.
1863-64 Aurora Directory (Brigham's General Directory of Auburn)

USA 1863 - January 1 - Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, freeing slaves
President Abraham Lincoln issued the Emancipation Proclamation on January 1, 1863, as the nation...Read MORE...

USA 1863 - July 1–3 – American Civil War: Battle of Gettysburg – Union forces under George G. Meade turn back a Confederate invasion by Robert E. Lee in the largest battle of the war (28,000 Confederate casualties, 23,000 Union). - July 3, 1863

Index to Surrogates Records
New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 Cayuga General index, 1799-1919, L-Z, image 422 of...Read MORE...

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