Theodore Sherman was born in Yorkshire, Cattaraugus County, N.Y., Sept. 16, 1845, and was a son of F. W. and Minerva B. Sherman. When seven years of age his parents emigrated to Clayton County, Ia., and located in Monona Township. In 1862 he enlisted in the Sixth Iowa Cavalry, Comapny L, and was sent to Dakota, where he participated in the campaigns against the Indians under Generals Cook and Sulley, serving over three years. On Oct. 27, 1867 he married Harriet, daughter of Daniel Egbert. She died July 22, 1872. He again married, A.M. Murphy, a daughter of Edward Murphy. She was born in Indiana, July 29, 1853. One son blessed this union-- Frank T., born Sept 23, 1877. Mr. Sherman has eighty acres of beautiful land, all under a high state of cultivation, and valued at $50 per acre. He is a member of the Masonic fraternity, Clayton Lodge, No. 70, also of the I.O.O.F., Nothern Light Lodge, No. 156, at Monona, and the V.A.S.lodge.
source: History of Clayton
County, Iowa, 1882, p. 1060-1061
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