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Transcribed biography of Elias N. Sherman

ELIAS N. SHERMAN was born in Madison County, N. Y., June 8, 1828, and was one of the five children of Knowles and Amanda F. (Finney) Sherman, the former born in Columbia County, N. Y., in 1794, and the latter in Madison County, same state, in 1799. They were married in Madison County, and there the father died in 1834. The mother married Samuel Andrews, and in 1849 moved to Chenango County; in 1856, she came to Porter County, Ind., and here died in 1877. Elias N. went with his mother to Chenango County, there purchased a farm, and was married, July 3, 1851, to Preeta Leonard, who was born in Chenango County, N. Y., May 29, 1834. In 1860, Mr. Sherman came to Porter County, and bought a farm in this township the year following, on Section 27; in 1866, he bought his present farm of 365 acres. He is the father of six children - Brigham E., Alvoretta E., Oresta L., S. Warren, Florence E. and Oliver M., and has served his fellow citizens as Justice of the Peace for several years.

Source: Goodspeed, Weston A., and Charles Blanchard. 1882. Counties of Porter and Lake, Indiana: Historical and Biographical, Illustrated. Chicago, Illinois: F. A. Battey & Company. 771 p.
Page(s) in Source: 352

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Biography transcribed by Steven R. Shook


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