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

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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

Marriage(s) and Child(ren):

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

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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)
m. George W FITCH 
m. Amasa TOWNE 13 November 1861

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)
m. A Olivia LITTLE 18 June 1867

flag   Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH (b.3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA   d. 15 February 1927, Webster, Massachusetts, USA)
m. George Washington SALISBURY 20 August 1862

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Marriage announcement January 10, 1826 The Auburn Argus Auburn, New York

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1840 Census
1840 U.S. Census

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1842 Deed

Henry Morgan to the Trustees of The First Presbyterian Society Aurora

Charles Burling, Ebenezer W Arms, Sherman Smith, Alexander Thompson, Cornelius Cuyler, Sa... Read MORE...

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1842 Deed The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod

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1842 Deed The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod continued

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1842 Deed The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod continued

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1842 Deed

The Trustees of the First Presbyterian Society in the village of Aurora to Lewis Hinrod continued

New York, Land Records, 1630-1975
Cayuga Deeds 1842-1843 vol...

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(NY) - 1863-64 Aurora Directory

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Grave of Sherman Smith, Oak Glen Cemetery, Aurora, NY
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New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 Cayuga Letters of administration, Letters of testamentary, 1862-1866, v. G-H Image 281 of 786
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

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

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

USA 1805 - November 15 - Lewis and Clark reach Pacific

World History 1805 - Treaty of Pressburg formally dissolves the Holy Roman Empire

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

USA 1819 - The Panic of 1819 - A combination of bad banking practices; too much land speculation and competition from Europe caused the United States to enter its first economic depression.

1825 Marriage / Partner
Sherman SMITH and Charlotte Maria BURNHAM 22 December 1825, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)


Argus, January 10, 1826

"Married - Burnham - Smith at Aurora, Cayuga Co. on the 22nd ? By Rev. M. Buffett, Miss Charlotte M. Burhnam, sister of Eleazer Burnham of Aurora to Mr. Sherman Smith formerly of New Haven"
(NY) - Marriage and Deaths 1784-1829 Upstate NY

1826 Birth of Child
Elizabeth SMITH was born 6 November 1826, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)
1828 Birth of Child
Asa B SMITH was born 17 March 1828, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)


Ledyard New York, page 19 of 28, Sherman Smith, head of household - difficult to read -- looks like 3 males age 26-30 (Sherman and ?), 1 male age 70-80 (probably Asa Burnham), 2 females age 20-30 (Charlotte and ?)
1830 U.S. Census

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)


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

3 males living there - one under 5 (James B.), one between 30 and 40 (Sherman), one between 80 and 90 (probably Asa Burnham)

3 females living there - one between 5 and 9 (Caroline), one between 15 and 19 (Elizabeth B.?), one between 30 and 39 (Charlotte)
1840 U.S. Census

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



Asa Burnham 87 Sherman Smith Ledyard
Census of Pensioners for Military Services 1841

1842 Presbyterian Church Deed

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

1843 Birth of Child
Caroline Matilda (Carrie) SMITH was born 3 March 1843, Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)


"We the undersigned Whigs of the town of Ledyard, deeply regretting that… Statesman, Henry Clay, has been defeated in the recent election for the Presidency, feel the duty on them now more incumbent than ever before, to declare themselves in favor of
The Tariff of 1842 as it is
Distribution of the Proceeds of the Public Lands
and in opposition to
Slavery and the Annexation of Texas…
Dated Ledyard December 2, 1844
Asa Burnham David...

USA 1846 - April 25 – Mexican–American War: Open conflict begins over border disputes of Texas' boundaries.

USA 1848 - January 24 – California Gold Rush: James W. Marshall finds gold at Sutter's Mill, in Coloma, California.

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.


Smith, Sherman, State: New York Year: 1850, County: Cayuga Roll: , Township: Ledyard Page: 250, Roll: M432_483

Sherman is age 47 or 49, born 1800, Canada. He is a carriage maker. He is living with Charlotte, age 47, born in Vermont. Caroline is also living with them. She is 7 years old, b. NY. James is 10 years old, b. NY. Elizabeth is 19, b. NY. Also living with them are: Rev. H. Baker, age 27, N.S.P. Minister, b. NY; Lucinda...Read MORE...

1855 Ledyard, Cayuga, New York

name: Sherman Smith
event: Census
event date: 1855
event place: Ledyard, Cayuga, New York, United States
gender: Male
age: 54
relationship to head of household: Head
estimated birth year: 1801
family number: 322
line number: 18
film number: 1435218
digital folder number: 005207172
image number: 00689
Household Gender Age Birthplace
head Sherman Smith M 54
wife Charlotte Smith F 51
child Elizabeth...



REFERENCE: 13th June, 1860 by Oliver Wood, Handwritten Pg 10

Smith Sherman 60 M . Carriage Mk'r 2,000 . Conneticut.
Smith Charlotte 57 F . Lady . . Conneticut
Fitch Elizabeth 29 F . Lady . ...


Sherman is living in Aurora as a painter.
(NY) - 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.

USA 1861 - January 21 – American Civil War: Jefferson Davis resigns from the United States Senate.

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

USA 1861 - Start of U.S. Civil War - April 12, 1861 - Confederate forces fire upon Fort Sumter.

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.

USA 1861 - October 26 – The Pony Express announces its closure.

USA 1861 - November 6 - Jefferson Davis Elected President of the Confederate States of America


Sherman is a wagon maker and painter living in Aurora, h Main S Morgan.
(NY) - 1863-64 Aurora Directory

Index to Surrogates Records

New York, Probate Records, 1629-1971 Cayuga General index, 1799-1919, L-Z, image 422 of 648

Sherman Smith, box 47, kind L.A., petition filed Mar 7, 1864, Letters Admin Book G, Page 193, bond - March 7, 1864, Inventory filed - June 13, 1864

Died in the village of Aurora.

Sherman is buried at: Oak Glen Cemetery

Ledyard, New York, USA (Aurora)

Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM - Updated: 6/4/2014 9:13:56 AM

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