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In memory of Levi Sherman, my Paternal 4th Great-Grandfather on the LEONARD branch.


  1. Pennsylvania Death Cert. for Charles A. Sherman, died Apr. 23, 1925, in Elkland, Tioga, PA. Cert #38292.
  2. Thanks to Miner family researcher, Shaun Brown, for this tip.
  • 1850 U.S. Federal Census Sennett, Cayuga, New York

  • 1855 New York State Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1860 U.S. Federal Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1865 New York State Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1870 U.S. Federal Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1875 New York State Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1880 U.S. Federal Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

  • 1892 New York State Census Venice, Cayuga, New York

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Levi Sherman

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1815-1817 (est.)



1839 or earlier




1898 Oct 10

Sennett, Cayuga, New York


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According to his son, Charles' death certificate, Levi was born in Massachusetts. There was a Levi Sherman (perhaps his father?) counted on the census in Boston Ward 6, Suffolk, Massachusetts, in 1820.


Levi's son, Charles, was born abt. 1860 in "Cascade, New York", and his mother's maiden name is illegible but appears to say "Eleanor Sport" and indicates she was born in Locke, New York. A look through the 1820 census of Locke revealed the only similar name found was Sparks. She died before 1865. On the census of 1865, he was working as a Raftsman, living in Venice, Cayuga County.


Levi Sherman & Eleanor Sparks were the parents of my ancestor,

  1. Melissa Sherman b. abt. 1838
  2. James Sherman [Link] b. abt. 1841
  3. Maria Sherman b. abt. 1842
  4. Adalaide Sherman b. abt. 1844
  5. Rufus Sherman b. abt. 1846, who married Mary Elizabeth Trim and had a daughter named Rosa who married into the Miner family.[2]
  6. Medora Sherman b. abt. 1849
  7. Reuben Sherman b. abt. 1851
  8. Marietta Sherman b. abt. 1853 (Was she the wife of Edward Rich? See Auburn Daily Bulletin, Tues. April 9, 1895).
  9. Charles August Sherman b. abt. 1859, married, fireman, died Apr. 23, 1925, in Elkland, TIoga, Pennsylvania, age 65.
  10. Ada Sherman
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