Taylor Sherman

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Taylor Sherman
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk
In office
May 1794 – October 1794[1][2]
Serving with Samuel Cook Silliman
Preceded by Thomas Belden,
Samuel Comstock
Succeeded by Eliphalet Lockwood,
Samuel Cook Silliman
In office
May 1795 – October 1795[1][2]
Serving with Eliphalet Lockwood
Preceded by Eliphalet Lockwood,
Samuel Cook Silliman
Succeeded by Eliphalet Lockwood,
Samuel Comstock
In office
May 1796 – October 1796[1][2]
Serving with Eliphalet Lockwood
Preceded by Eliphalet Lockwood,
Samuel Comstock
Succeeded by Eliphalet Lockwood,
Matthew Marvin
Personal details
Born (1758-09-05)September 5, 1758[3][4]
Woodbury, Connecticut[4]
Died May 14, 1815(1815-05-14) (aged 56)[4]
Norwalk, Connecticut
Resting place Mill Hill Burying Ground,
Norwalk, Connecticut[3]
Spouse(s) Elizabeth Stoddard
(m. 1787)[3][4]
Children Charles Robert Sherman, Daniel, Elizabeth[3]
Residence 89 Main Street,
Norwalk, Connecticut
Occupation lawyer, judge

Taylor Sherman (September 5, 1758 – May 14, 1815) was a member of the Connecticut House of Representatives from Norwalk in the sessions of May 1794, May 1795, and May 1796.

Sherman was born in Woodbury, Connecticut[4] on September 5, 1758.[3] He was the son of Judge Daniel Sherman.[4] and Mindwell Taylor Sherman.

He married Elizabeth Stoddard of Woodbury in 1787.[4] After he was admitted to the bar, he moved to Norwalk, where he practiced law.[4]

He was a judge of Probate for the District of Norwalk from the creation of the district in 1802 until his death.[4]

He was appointed collector of Internal Revenue for the Second District of Connecticut by James Madison.[4]

He was appointed Agent to survey land in the Connecticut Western Reserve consisting of a half million acres which was granted to those who suffered losses from the Battle of Norwalk.[4] He acquired a large tract of this land in Sherman township, Huron County, Ohio, which bears his name.[4][5]

He was the father of Charles Robert Sherman, justice of the Supreme Court of Ohio, and grandfather of General William Tecumseh Sherman.[4]

The Taylor Sherman House was located at 89 Main Street in Norwalk, and the house's design was studied for the Historic American Buildings Survey by the Library of Congress.

Further reading[edit]

References[edit]

Preceded by
Thomas Belden
Samuel Comstock
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1794 – October 1794
With: Samuel Cook Silliman
Succeeded by
Eliphalet Lockwood
Samuel Cook Silliman
Preceded by
Eliphalet Lockwood
Samuel Cook Silliman
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1795 – October 1795
With: Eliphalet Lockwood
Succeeded by
Eliphalet Lockwood
Samuel Comstock
Preceded by
Eliphalet Lockwood
Samuel Comstock
Member of the
Connecticut House of Representatives
from Norwalk

May 1796 – October 1796
With: Eliphalet Lockwood
Succeeded by
Eliphalet Lockwood
Matthew Marvin