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Isaac Baldwin SHERMAN

Male 1800 - 1852  (52 years)


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  • Name Isaac Baldwin SHERMAN 
    Born 1800  Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 21 Mar 1852  Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • Jackson County, WV, Will Record: Bk 2, pg 16
      Will, 6 Jan 1852, wife, not named; son Abel; witnesses John W Rardin (brother-in-law), George S Sherman (brother???); G W (Guy?) McClanathan (bro-in-law?), executor; dated 6 Jan 1852; probated 11 Apr 1853

      Maybe born in VT? (1880 census, Sarah so states)

      Jackson County, WV Historical Society - History of Grant Dist by HD Somerville:
      Located on a hill on the old Dewitt farm . . .near the junction of Route 2 and the Murraysville road, is an old cemetery known as the Dewitt cemetery, probably one of the oldest in the Murraysville area. . . . .Some markers...
      Isaac B Sherman b.1800 d. 1852
      ~
      From Les Shockey:
      Isaac B. Sherman (father of Sarah B.) is buried at the DeWitt Cemetery, located on the hill north of intersection of Rt. 68 and Murraysville Road, died 21 Mar 1852.
      [strange that he is not buried in the Rector cemetery on the hill above his house. . . bb]
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      Buried in Dewitt Cemetery at Muses Bottom, near Murraysville, WV
      ~
      Washington's Woods by Dean W Moore
      pages 58-59
      As a result of their notoriety across the river, the Sherman family became known in the late 1700s and early 1800s on the Virginia side of the river. The father, Able Sherman, a cousin of General William Tecumseh Sherman, lived in Ohio and sold white settler scalps for fifty dollars each to the British. One day Abel heard the death bells of some missing cows and went out of his cabin to investigate. The Indians attacked him and he was later buried at a place now called Dead Man's Run.
      Four years after the death of Abel , a strange twist of fate occurred. A half-breed Indian named Silverheels was drinking whiskey at Big Bottom with some white men and bragged of having seventeen white scalps. In addition he told of a gun he hid in a log and its location. One of the men present was Ezra Sherman, oldest son of Abel, who went to the location and found his father's gun. Several men then chased Silverheels, and three men tricked him into getting caught. One of the three men was Nathaniel Chapman, a half brother of Johnny Appleseed (John Chapman).
      In the early 1800s Isaac Baldwin Sherman moved to (West) Virginia with his wife Nancy Elizabeth Dewitt. He owned three thousand acres of land in Jackson County and became sheriff of the county. Isaac is buried at Muses Bottom, West Virginia. Isaac's daughter, Sarah Baldwin Sherman, had a son William Lafayette Rector by her husband Levin Ludwell Rector. William later married Elizia Jane Rankin and is buried at Ravenswood.
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      Hardesty's - info from bio of son-in-law, Levin, and grandson Charles J (son of Steptoe)
      Came to Jackson Co in 1827.
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      Sheriff of Jackson Co, Farmer, owned 3000 acres
      Jackson County Constable bond, Constable for 2 years, 6/27/1831, surities, Isaac B Sherman, James R Wolf, Nehemiah Smith, bond for $2000
    Person ID I73  WVPioneers
    Last Modified 13 Jul 2019 

    Father Abel SHERMAN, Jr,   b. 16 Feb 1755, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1822, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years) 
    Mother Huldah Richards,   b. 1762, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1786  Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 

    • U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900
      Abel Sherman male 1786 Hulda Richards 1762 CT

      1790 Boston, Suffolk, Mass
      appears to be in same household
      Mark Richards
      14 free white males age 16 +
      2 free white males under 16
      7 free white females
      1 all other free persons
      Abel Sherman
      1 free white males age 16 +
      2 free white males under 16 [Henry & ?]
      2 free white females [daughter?]
      [ditto mark] all other free persons

      Boston Directory for 1796
      Name: Abel Sherman
      Occupation: card maker Prince street

      1820 Wood Co, VA
      Abel Sherman
      1m 10-16
      1m 45+
      1f 45+

      Abel Sherman
      1m 0-10
      1m 26-45
      1f 16-26

      These are possibilities:

      1800 Amenia, Dutchess, NY
      Abel Sherman
      2m 0-10
      3m 10-16
      1m 26-45
      1f 0-10
      1f 16-26
      1f 26-45

      1810 Gt Barringyon, Berkshire, Mass
      Sherman, Abel
      2m 0-10
      2m 16-25
      1m 45+
      1f 10-16
      1f 45+

      U.S. Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783
      Name: Abel Shearman
      Rank - Induction: Private
      Roll Box: 88
      Roll State: RI
    Family ID F1376  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Nancy Elizabeth DEWITT,   b. 1803 OR 1801, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1838 OR 19 Mar 1834, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 33 years) 
    Notes 

    • 1830 Mason Co
      Isaac B. Sherman
      2m und. 5 Abel & Henry
      1m 30-40
      1f 5-10 ??
      1f 20-30
      ~~~
      1840 Jackson, VA
      Isaac B Sherman
      male
      0-5 --1 --- Giles, if this is correct, Nancy did not die in 1834
      10-15 --2 Able and Henry
      40-50 - 1
      female
      5-10 -- 3 Sarah, Elizabeth, ?
      10-15 --2 Mary Defore and Lucy Stedman
      2 slaves - 1 male 10-24, 1f 10-24, total - 11

      1850 Jackson VA, pg 109
      #774-781
      Sherman, Isaac B, 52, farmer, 1800-1852, Massachusetts
      Mary, 45, VA
      Giles, 14, Jxn
      Mary, 6
      Amanda, 3
      George, 2


      Pioneer History of Meigs Co, OH to 1949:
      Isaac Baldwin Sherman (Feb 6, 1800-1852) m. Nancy Elizabeth (DeWitt). Made his home in Boston, Mass with uncle and aunt until he came to Virginia in 1815. Owned three thousand acres of land in Jackson co, was Sheriff of the county, buried at Muses Bottom, WV.

      Able Sherman (Feb 16, 1755 - Aug 25, 1822. Born in Rhode Island. Died in Mason Co, Va. Buried in cemetery on Hubert M Price farm, Meigs co, OH. Lived a while on Blenerhassett Island, then moved to Sterling Bottom, OH. (The first Post office in Lebanon twp, Meigs county, was located at Sterling Bottom, about 3/4 mile north of the present village of Portland) Family grown when he came to VA.

      (I assume this indicates that the author of this article Ernestine Price of Portland, believed Isaac was the son of Abel - bb)
    Children 
     1. Abel D Sherman,   b. 11 Mar 1824, Mason, Mason County, West Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1855  (Age < 30 years)
     2. Henry Clay Sherman,   b. 12 Oct 1828, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Aug 1906, Sandoval, ILL Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Charlotte Sherman,   b. Between 1825 and 1830,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Sarah Baldwin 'Sally' SHERMAN,   b. 25 Aug 1831, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Aug 1910  (Age 78 years)
     5. Elizabeth Sherman,   b. 8 Sep 1833,   d. Jul 1914  (Age 80 years)
     6. Giles Sherman,   b. Abt 1836, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F137  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Samary S McClanathan,   b. 4 Nov 1805, Palmer, Hampden Co, Mass Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1898, Sherman, Jackson Co WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years) 
    Married 3 Nov 1839  Meigs County, Ohio, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Notes 

    • 1840 Jackson Co census
      Sherman, Isaac B.
      males:
      1 under 5
      2 (10-15)
      1 (40-50)
      females
      3 (5-10)
      2 (10-15)

      1850 Jackson, VA #774-781
      Sherman Isaac 52 M Farmer Mas
      Sherman Mary 45 F Mas
      Sherman Giles 14 M Va
      Sherman Mary 6 F Va
      Sherman Amanda 3 F Va
      Sherman George 2 M Va
    Children 
     1. Mary Sherman,   b. Abt 1844, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1898  (Age ~ 53 years)
     2. Amanda Melvina Sherman,   b. Abt 1847, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920  (Age ~ 73 years)
     3. George W Sherman,   b. Abt 1848, Jackson County, West Virginia, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1924, Booker, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 76 years)
    Family ID F610  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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  • Sources 
    1. [S22] Dewitt Cemetery Jackson Co WV.

    2. [S13] Marriage Records, Meigs Co, OH.