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Representative Men And Old Families Of Rhode Island
Genealogical Records and Historical Sketches of Prominent and Representative Citizens and of Many of the Old Families
Published by J.H. Beers & Co. 1908. Information about the three volume set can be found here.

Page 1092: SHERMAN. The New England family bearing this name has given the country at large men who have written their names high upon the roll of fame. Such names as Roger Sherman, of Connecticut, of the earlier period, and the two Ohio Shermans, of a later time, will long live in the history of their country. Here, too, in Rhode Island,have been representatives of the family whose achievements will not soon be forgotten, among them the Hon. Sylvester G. Sherman, lawyer, representative, speaker of the House, and a justice of the Supreme court of the State; Major-Gen. Thomas W. Sherman, U. S. A., and Hon. Robert Sherman, Long a journalist of this Commonwealth, and as well a former United States marshal for the district of Rhode Island.

The Shermans are of German origin. In the Fatherland the name Sherman, Schierman, etc., often occurs, and was no doubt transferred to London and vicinity many centuries ago by the Anglo-Saxon emigrants, where it is still numerous. [This sentence appears at the beginning of other Sherman sketches in this work. Clearly this was from the publisher, and not the families. In the sketch below, as well as other publications, there is no suggestion that the line came, complete with name, from Germany.] From the metropolitan stock a scion was transplanted to Dedham, County of Essex, England, which long flourished and sent out other shoots. The name is derived from the original occupation of the family: They were cloth dressers or shearers of the cloth. The family at Dedham retained the occupation of the family and also the coat of arms worn by those in and about London. In New England are found two distinct families bearing the name of Sherman. One of these descends from William Sherman, who came with the Pilgrims about 1630, and settled at Marshfield, Mass. The other is the Dedham stock, a branch of which emigrated to New England and settled in the vicinity of Boston. This article is to treat especially of the ancestry and family of Mr. Albert K. Sherman, of Newport, one of the city's leading business men and substantial citizens.

(I) Hon. Phillip Sherman, of the Dedham line, born Feb. 5, 1610, in Dedham, England, married Sarah Odding, daughter of Mrs. John Odding Porter, by a former husband. In 1634 Mr. Sherman came to New England and settled at Roxbury, Mass. In the Anne Hutchinson trouble at Boston he took the popular side, but as Governor Winthrop prevailed he, with others, found it convenient to remove to Rhode Island. In Providence they met Roger Williams, who advised them to purchase the island of Aquetuck (Aquidneck), now Rhode Island, of the Indians. The purchase was completed March 24, 1638. On July 1, 1639, they established a regular government with William Coddington, governor, and Phillip Sherman, secretary. After this he often held office in the Colony, and in critical periods. After he had removed to Page 1093 Rhode Island he left the Congregational Church and united with the Society of Friends.

Phillip Sherman was a son of Samuel, a grandson of Henry, and a great-grandson of Henry, of Dedham, County of Essex, England, who had probably removed there from the County of Suffolk, as he bore the Suffolk coat of arms. Phillip Sherman died in Portsmouth, R. I., in 1687. His children were: Eber, Sarah, Peleg, Mary, Edmund, Samson, William, John, Mary, Hannah, Samuel, Benjamin and Phillip.

(II) Samson Sherman, son of Phillip, was born in 1642, in Portsmouth, R. I, and married March 4, 1675, Isabel Tripp, born in 1651, daughter of John and Mary (Paine) Tripp. They lived and died in Portsmouth, he dying June 27, 1718, and she in 1716. Their children were: Phillip, born Jan. 16, 1676; Sarah, Sept. 24, 1677; Alice, Jan 12, 1680; Samson, Jan. 28, 1682; Abiel, Oct. 15, 1684; Isabel, in 1686; and Job.

(III) Job Sherman, son of Samson, was born Nov. 8, 1687, in Portsmouth, R. I., and married (first) Dec. 23, 1714, Bridget Gardiner, of Kingstown, and (second) in 1732, Amie Spencer, of East Greenwich, R. I. Mr. Sherman had these children: Philip, born Dec. 12, 1715; Israel, Oct. 31, 1717; Mary, Jan. 16, 1719; Job, May 2, 1722; Bridget, May 7, 1724; Sarah, Oct. 29, 1726; Alice, April 25, 1728; Mary, Oct. 13, 1730 - all to the first marriage; and to the second marriage - Amie, born May 27, 1734; Benjamin, Sept. 14, 1735; Samson, July 23, 1737; Martha, Nov. 28, 1738; Walter, Aug. 20, 1740; Dorcas, Nov. 2, 1742; and Abigail, Sept. 10, 1744. The father died in Portsmouth, Nov. 16, 1747.

(IV) Samson Sherman, son of Job, was born July 23, 1737, in Portsmouth, R. I., and married Dec. 9, 1761, Ruth Fish, daughter of David and Jemimiah (Tallman) Fish, of Portsmouth. He died Jan. 24. 1801, n Portsmouth, where his life was spent engaged in agricultural pursuits. His children were: (1) Walter, born April 4, 1763, married Rebecca Anthony, of Portsmouth. (2) Amy, born Jan. 5, 1764, married Daniel Anthony, of Portsmouth. (3) Job is mentioned below. (4) Susanna, born Oct. 19, 1757, married Peleg Almy, of Portsmouth. (5) Hannah, born Jan. 27, 1769, married Jonathan Dennis, of Portsmouth. (6) Anne, born Nov. 19, 1770, married Nathan Chase, of Portsmouth. (7) David, born June 2, 1772, married Waite Sherman, of Portsmouth. (8) Ruth, born Oct. 21, 1773, died in infancy. (9) Ruth (2), born Feb. 20, 1778, married Obediah Davis, of New Bedford, Mass. (10) Asa, born Dec. 22, 1779, married Eliza Mitchell, of Portsmouth. (11) Abigail, born April 2, 1782, married Abram Davis, of Fair Haven, Mass. (12 Mary, born Nov. 18, 1783, married David Shove, of Berkeley, Rhode Island.

(V) Job Sherman, son of Samson, was born Jan. 21, 1766, in Portsmouth, and died Jan. 24, 1848, in Newport. In early life he engaged in farming and teaching school, continuing until 1796, when he removed to Newport and there engaged in the dry goods business under the name of Job Sherman, continuing successfully in that business until his death. In 1798 he removed to Nos. 135 and 137 Thames street, in which location the business has since been continued - it now being conducted by the firm of William Sherman & Co. Upon his death, in 1848, Job Sherman's sons, William and David, continued the business under the present style, William Sherman & Co. Mr. Sherman was a capable, conservative business man, and as a citizen was honored and respected and the good name which he established in business has since been upheld by his successors. In political faith Job Sherman was a stanch old-line Whig, and although he never sought public office he was always ready to assist every project that promised to be a benefit to the community. He was one of the original trustees of the Savings Bank of Newport, and served in the capacity for a number of years. He was a devout member of the Friends and served many years as a trustee of the Friends' Society of Newport.

Mr. Sherman was married Dec. 9, 1795, to Miss Alice Anthony, born June 9, 1772, daughter of Isaac and Rebecca Anthony, of Portsmouth. She died March 11, 1826, aged fifty-three years, nine months. To this union were born children as follows: Rebecca, born Nov. 9, 1796, died unmarried; Benjamin, born Feb. 10, 1798, died Jan. 5, 1821; Eliza, born Nov. 14, 1799, died unmarried; William, born Dec. 5, 1801, died Feb. 16, 1885, unmarried (he succeeded his father in the dry goods business, in which his life was actively spent); Samson, born April 9, 1804, died young; James, born March 23, 1806, a tailor by trade, died in South America of Yellow fever, unmarried; David, born May 19, 1808, died Nov. 26, 1866, unmarried (he was associated with his brother William in the dry goods business); Edward, born Nov. 4, 1809, died Dec. 5, 1865 (he married Elizabeth M. Almy, of Newport); Alice, born April 28, 1812, married Richard Cornell, who died Dec. 27, 1891, and she died Feb. 26, 1894; Albert, born Aug. 14, 1815, is mentioned below; one son died in infancy; Rowland, born April 12, 1818, married Rachel Simmons and (second) Mary A. Wright, and died Sept. 8 1892.

(VI) Albert Sherman, son of Job, was born Aug. 14, 1815, in Newport. In early life he learned the trade of sailmaker, and occupation which he followed for a number of years. For several years he was engaged in that business in Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he continued until 1841, in that year returning to Newport and establishing himself in the dry goods business on lower Thames street. He continued in this line, meeting with deserved success. Mr. Sherman was never a strong or rugged man, and for many years was Page 1094 in feeble health, although he continued to be actively engaged in business. In political views he was a Republican, but on account of his ill health never sought public recognition. He was for many years a director in the Merchants' Bank of Newport, and took an active interest in the Newport Hospital, which he had been influential in establishing. He was a consistent and devout member of the Society of Friends.

On Sept. 2, 1841, Mr. Sherman married Sarah Catherine Marble, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah A. (Holt) Marble, of Newport. She died Sept. 15,1889, aged seventy-two years, while Mr. Sherman died June 30, 1884. Tow children were born to this union: Alice Anthony, who died at the age of two years, and Albert Keene.

(VII) Albert Keene Sherman, son of Albert, was born March 17, 1844, in Newport. He attended private schools in his native city, after which for four years he was a student at H. H. Fay's private school of Newport. Leaving school in 1861, he became a clerk in the grocery store of Capt. Oliver Potter, in whose employ he remained for about a year. On May 6, 1862, Mr Sherman became a clerk in the dry goods store of William Sherman & Co., and he continued thus until the death of Mr. David Sherman, in 1866, when he was made a partner in the business. In 1873 Thomas G. Brown was also admitted to the firm as a partner, and since the death of William Sherman, in 1885, the well-known and old-established business of William Sherman & Co. has been successfully conducted by the present owners, Albert K. Sherman and Thomas G. Brown. The firm handles a fine line of foreign and domestic dry goods, etc., and has one of the finest trades in the State.

Mr. Sherman is one of Newport's most substantial and influential citizens. He is a director of the Newport National Bank; a trustee of the Savings Bank of Newport; a director of the Aquidneck Mutual Insurance Company, and a trustee of Long Wharf of Newport. His is a member of the Newport Historical Society, the Natural History Society, the Redwood Library and Athenaeum, and has taken a very active part in the Young Men's Christian Association of Newport, which he has served as treasurer for a number of years. Much of the success of this organization in Newport is due to his untiring efforts. Mr. Sherman is a consistent member of the Central Baptist Church (now the Second Baptist), and has served for a number of years as clerk of the church. In politics he is a stanch Republican, but has never sought public office. During its existence he was a member of the Business Men's Association.

On September 3, 18734, Mr. Sherman married Miss Mary Eliza Barker, daughter of Robinson P. and Julia Ann (Peckham) Barker, of Middletown, R. I., and three children were born to this union: Kate Robinson, born Aug. 16, 1875, who died April 6, 1879; William Anthony, born May 12, 1877; and Edwin [sic] Albert, born July 16, 1879. The latter was graduated from Harvard College in 1901, with a degree in A. M., and is now discount clerk of the Newport Trust Company. He has also served as a member of the school committee of Newport,and in 1906, at the first election held under the new charter granted the city of Newport, he was elected a member of the representative council from the Third ward for the three-year term. William Anthony Sherman was graduated from Harvard college in the classs of 1899, and from Harvard Medical School in 1902, with the degree of M. D., after which he opened an office for the practice of his chosen profession in Newport, where he has met with great success, having a large and growing patronage. He is a member of the medical staff of the Newport Hospital. Dr. Sherman is a director of the Union National bank of Newport, and a member of the Medical Society. On June 25, 1902, he married Katherine [sic] M. Kennedy, of Scranton, Pa., daughter of William and Amelia (Carter) Kennedy, and to this union one son has come, William Albert, born May 12, 1903.

Albert K. Sherman is well known and thoroughly respected by all with whom he has come into contact. He is an hones, single-minded, firm-hearted, public-spirited Christian gentleman, uniting in his personality a rare combination of qualities which are fitted to command the respect and win the confidence of his fellow-men. Though quiet and unassuming in his manner, he is none the less affable and courteous. Of a domestic nature, he is much devoted to the surroundings of his home. His knowledge of current events is broad, and he is an admirer and patron of standard literature, his library being an extensive one.

History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations: Biographical
NY: The American Historical Society, Inc. 1920
p. 254 - 257 (Bicknell, Volume 5 or 7, depending on the list, 475 pages):
Large Scans: Page 254; Page 255; Page 256; Page 257. Some of the books in this series are available at http://www.archive.org/ - search "The history of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations Bicknell" - without the quotes.

Albert K. ShermanALBERT KEENE SHERMAN -- In the important occupation of the 'shearman', of cloth-shearer, is found the origin of the surname Sherman. The Shearmen, those who sheared the nap and dressed the cloth formed a company in the York Guild. These guilds were all powerful in the mercantile fields in the centuries in which they flourished, and membership in them was highly prized. It was therefore natural that John, the Shearman, should, when the custom of using surnames obtained a practically universal vogue, adopt the name of his calling as his surname - wherefore we have the name in its present form, Sherman. The Sherman family, in the period when the name had become hereditary, rose to a position of great importance and influence in England, and supplied many noted men to the nation. The Shermans of Yaxley, of whom the American Shermans whose ancestry is traced through Philip Sherman, are descendants, were an honored and respected family there in the early years of the fifteenth century. The Sherman coat-of-arms is as follows:

Arms - Or, a lion rampant sable between three oak leaves vert.
Crest - A sea-lion sejant sable, charged on the shoulder with three bezants, two and one.
Motto - Mortem Vince Virtute.

The progeny of Philip Sherman in America has numbered many noted men. The Rhode Island branch, of which the late Albert Keene Sherman, of Newport, R. I., was a member, has had such distinguished representatives as the Hon. Sylvester G. Sherman, lawyer, Representative, Speaker of the House, and a justice of the Supreme Court; Major-General Thomas W. Sherman, United States Army, and Hon. Robert Sherman, for many years a journalist of note in New England, and a former United States Marshal for the district of Rhode Island.

(I) Thomas Sherman, the first of the direct line of whom we have definite information, was born about 1420, resided at Diss and Yaxley, England, and died in 1493. He married Agnes ------ .

(II) John Sherman, Gentleman, was of Yaxley, where he was born about 1450, and died in November, 1504. He married Agnes, daughter of Thomas Fullen.

(III) Thomas (2) Sherman, son of John and Agnes (Fullen) Sherman, was born about 1480, died in November, 1551. He resided at Diss, on the river Waveney, between the counties of Norfolk and Suffolk. His will mentions, property, including the manors of Royden and Royden Tuft, with appurtenances, at Royden and Bessingham, and other properties in Norfolk and Suffolk. His wife Jane, who was probably not his first wife, was a daughter of John Waller, of Wortham, Suffolk.

(IV) Henry Sherman, son of Thomas (2) Sherman, was born about 1530, in Yaxley, and is mentioned in his father's will. His will, made January 20, 1589, proved July 25, 1590, was drawn at Colchester, where he lived. His first wife, Agnes (Butler) Sherman, was buried October 14, 1580; he married (second) Margery Wilson, a widow.

(V) Henry (2) Sherman, son of Henry (1) Sherman, was born about 1555, in Colchester, and resided in Dedham, County Essex, England, where his will was made August 21, 1610, and proved September 8 of the same year. He married Susan Hills, whose will was made ten days after his, and proved in the following month.

(VI) Samuel Sherman, son of Henry (2) and Susan (Hills) Sherman, was born in 1573, and died in Dedham, England, in 1615. He married Philippa Ward.

(The Family in New England)

(I) Hon. Philip Sherman, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was the seventh child of Samuel and Philippa (Ward) Sherman, and was born February 5, 1610, in Dedham, England. He came to America when twenty-three years old and settled in Roxbury, Mass., where he was made freeman, May 14, 1634, standing next on the list after Governor Haynes. In 1635 he returned to England for a short time, but was again in Roxbury, November 20, 1637, when he and others were warned to give up all arms, because 'the opinions and revelations of Mr. Wheelwright and Mrs. Hutchinson have seduced and led into dangerous errors many of the people here in New England'. The church record says that he was brought over to 'Familism' by Porter, his wife's stepfather. In 1636 he was one of the purchasers on the island of Aquidneck, new Rhode Island, and on the formation of a government there in 1639 became secretary under Governor William Coddington. The Massachusetts authorities evidently believed that he was still under their jurisdiction, for on March 12, 1638, though he had summons to appear at the next court, 'if they had not yet gone to answer such things as shall be objected'. He did not answer this summons, but remained in Rhode Island, where he continued to be a prominent figure in the affairs of the colony. He was made a freeman, March 16, 1641, was general recorder, 1648 to 1652, and deputy from 1665 to 1667. He was among the sixteen persons who were requested, on April 4, 1676, to be present at the next meeting of the deputies to give advice and help in regard to the Narragansett campaign. He was public-spirited and enterprising. After his removal to Rhode Island he left the Congregational church and united with the Society of Friends. Tradition affirms that he was 'a devout but determined man.' The early records prepared by him still remain in Portsmouth, and show him to have been a very neat and expert penman, as well as an educated man. His will showed that he was wealthy for the times. In 1634 he married Sarah Odding, stepdaughter of John Porter, of Roxbury, and his wife Margaret, who was the Widow Odding at the time of her marriage to Porter. From Philip Sherman the line runs through six generations to Albert Keene Sherman, of Newport.

(II) Samson Sherman, son of Philip and Sarah (Odding) Sherman, was born in 1642, in Portsmouth, R. I., where he passed his life, and died June 27, 1718. He married, March 4, 1675, Isabel Tripp, born 1651, daughter of John and Mary (Paine) Tripp. She died in 1716.

(III) Job Sherman, son of Samson and Isabel (Tripp) Sherman, was born November 8, 1687, in Portsmouth, R. I., and died there, November 16, 1747. He married (first) Bridget Gardiner, of Kingston, and married (second) Amie Spencer, of East Greenwich, R. I.

(IV) Samson (2) Sherman, son of Job and Amie (Spencer) Sherman, was born July 23, 1737, in Portsmouth, where he spent his entire life, engaged in agricultural pursuits, and died in January, 1801. He married, December 9, 1761, Ruth Fish, daughter of David and Jemima (Tallman) Fish, of Portsmouth.

(V) Job (2) Sherman, son of Samson (2) and Ruth (Fish) Sherman, was born in Portsmouth, R. I., January 21, 1766, and died in Newport, R. I., January 24, 1848. In 1796 he removed from Portsmouth to Newport, where he became the founder of the business which is now conducted under the firm name of William Sherman & Company. He was a leader in the business and financial life of Newport in his day, and was one of the original trustees of the Savings Bank of Newport. He was a staunch Whig, and prominent in public affairs, supporting every movement of importance for the advancement of the welfare of the community. He was a member of the Society of Friends, and for many years served as trustee of the Society in Newport. Job Sherman married, December 9, 1795, Alice Anthony, who was born June 9, 1772, and died March 11, 1826, daughter of Isaac and Rebecca Anthony, of Portsmouth, R. I.

(VI) Albert Sherman, son of Job (2) and Alice (Anthony) Sherman, was born in Newport, R. I., August 14, 1815. In early life he learned the trade of sailmaker, an occupation which he followed for many years in Newport and later at Poughkeepsie, N. Y., where he was engaged successfully in business until 1841. In that year he returned to Newport and established himself in the dry goods business on lower Thames street, in which field he was highly successful. Ill health forced him to lead a life of comparative retirement, and although he maintained throughout his life a deep interest in public affairs, he never aspired to public office. He was a Republican in political affiliation. Mr. Sherman was for many years a director in the Merchants' Bank of Newport, and was active in the founding of the Newport Hospital, to which he was a generous donor throughout his life. He was a member of the Society of Friends. On September 2, 1841, Mr. Sherman married Sarah Catherine Marble, daughter of Benjamin and Sarah A. (Holt) Marble, of Newport. Mrs. Sherman died September 15, 1889, aged seventy-two years. Their children were: 1. Alice Anthony, who died at the age of two years. 2. Albert Keene, mentioned below. Albert Sherman died at his home, June 30, 1884.

(VII) Albert Keene Sherman, son of Albert and Sarah Catherine (Marble) Sherman, was born in Newport, R. I., March 17, 1844. He was educated in private schools in Newport, and in 1857 became a pupil in H. H. Fay's private academy there, where he studied for four years. In 1861, finding business fields more agreeable to his tastes than professional life, he secured his first employment in the grocery store of Captain Oliver Potter, with whom he remained as a clerk for about a year. On May 6, 1862, Mr. Sherman became connected with the dry goods establishment of William Sherman & Company, which was founded by his grandfather in 1796. In 1866, on the death of David Sherman, he was admitted into partnership in the firm. Thomas G. Brown became a member of the firm in 1873, and in 1885, with the death of the senior partner, William Sherman, Albert Keene Sherman and Mr. Brown succeeded to the management of the business, which under their guidance was developed into one of the largest and most successful of its kind in the State of Rhode Island. The firm dealt extensively in a high grade line of foreign and domestic dry goods.

Mr. Sherman was one of the foremost figures in business and financial circles in Newport until the time of his death. As a shrewd and talented organizer, a keen, far-sighted and able executive, he was universally respected. Strict integrity and justice characterized his every transaction in business and financial fields. He was a director of the Newport National Bank; a trustee of the Savings Bank of Newport; a director of the Aquidneck Mutual Insurance Company; and a trustee of the Long Wharf of Newport. He was deeply interested in historical and genealogical research, and was a member of the Newport Historical Society, the Natural History Society, the Redwood Library, and the Athenaeum. A man of broad culture, he was well versed in literature and the arts, and his home was the center of a refined society. Mr. Sherman was a member of the Central Baptist Church of Newport (now the Second Baptist), and for many years was clerk of the church. He was active in the work of the Young Men's Christian Association, and treasurer of the Newport Branch for a long period of years. His political affiliation was with the Republican party, and he was a staunch believer in all of its principles and policies. The welfare and advancement of Newport was always near his heart, and he was prominently identified with many movements toward this end.

William Anthony ShermanOn September 3, 1874, Mr. Sherman married Mary Eliza Barker, daughter of Robinson P. and Julia Ann (Peckham) Barker, of Middleton [sic], R. I., and a descendant of one of the most prominent branches of the early Barker family of Rhode Island. Mrs. Sherman survives her husband and resides as No. 12 Clarke street, Newport. She is well known in the best social circles of the city. Mr. and Mrs. Sherman were the parents of three children: 1. Kate Robinson, born Aug. 16, 1875, died April 6, 1879. 2. William Anthony [picture on the right, about 1919], born May 12, 1877; was graduated from Harvard College, class of 1899, with the degree of A. B.; Harvard Medical School, in 1902, with the degree of M. D.; immediately afterward he established himself in practice in Newport, where he has been highly successful and has risen to the highest rank in the medical profession. Dr. Sherman is a member of the medical staff of the Newport Hospital, and of the Medical Society; he is also a director of the Union National Bank of Newport. On June 25, 1902, Dr. Sherman married Katherine M. Kennedy [sic. s/b Kathrine May Kennedy], of Scranton, Pa., daughter of William and Amelia (Carter) Kennedy; they are the parents of the following children: William Albert, born May 12, 1903; Charlotte Carter, born June 20, 1911; Mary Elizabeth, born March 2, 1915; Lucius Carter, born March 2, 1915, died March 4, 1915; Ruth Anthony, born March 18, 1916. 3. Edward Albert, born July 16, 1879; was graduated from Harvard College in the class of 1901, with the degree of M. A.; Mr. Sherman is now treasurer of the Newport Trust Company, and a prominent figure in financial and public circles in Newport; he served for many years as a member of the school committee of Newport, and in 1906, at the first election held under the new charter of the city of Newport, he was elected a member of the representative council from the Third Ward for a term of three years; he married Hazel Erma Poole, daughter of George W. and Addie Emeline (Hanson) Poole, October 22, 1913; children: Edward Albert, Jr., born June 19, 1915, and Albert Keene, born January 12, 1918. Albert Keene Sherman died at his home in Newport, R. I., December 30, 1915.


The above transcription, from History of the State of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations, is by Beth Hurd 2002, with permission.
In a separate volume of the same series is another biographical sketch of Albert Keene Sherman (p. 209 - 210, Volume 6, Sprague to Arnold, 475 pages) which has almost the same information. See the Large Scan for the complete article. The information at the end about Edward Albert Sherman was, however, updated.

"Edward Albert Sherman was born in Newport, July 16, 1879. After graduating from high school, he entered Harvard University, whence he was graduated, A. B., class of 1901, and A. M., 1902. He began business life with the Newport Trust Company, and has passed the grades of promotion to the present position, vice-president. On July 11, 1918, he purchased the 'Daily News' of Newport. He is a Republican in politics, and has served his city as a member of the school committee, and in 1906 was elected a member of the first Council to serve under the new charter, he representing the Third Ward. He served from 1908 to 1912 as aide on the Governor's staff." [Edward Albert Sherman died June 13, 1939 in Newport.]

51 Touro Street (on the left), looking down Clarke Street at the 2nd Baptist Church. The house was purchased by William Sherman in 1877 and remained in the family until the mid-1900's.
The photo was taken by Joshua Appleby Williams when he had a studio on South Touro (possibly 1860-75), before opening one on Bellevue Avenue. Williams began his business in 1847, and died in 1892.
1914 photograph taken in the parlor of 51 Touro Street. Front: Charlotte Carter Sherman (daughter of Kathrine and William). Seated: Kathrine Kennedy Sherman, Mary Barker Sherman, Albert Keene Sherman, Hazel Poole Sherman. Standing in back: William Anthony Sherman (husband of Kathrine), William Albert Sherman (son of Kathrine and William), Edward Albert Sherman (husband of Hazel).

Albert Keene Sherman and his wife Mary Barker Sherman

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