Monday, October 27, 2014

Samuel B. Sherman.

Samuel Benson Sherman.

Birth: Dec. 2, 1842.
Death: Dec. 12, 1904.

Wife: Phoebe Jane Sutton Sherman (1856 - 1898).

Children: Myrtle S. Sherman Creed (1881 - 1913), Samuel Franklin Sherman (1885 - 1967), Floy S. Sherman Lemon (1892 - 1980).

Burial: Windsor Cemetery, Cambridge, Cowley County, Kansas.

SAMUEL B. SHERMAN, editor, Cambridge, was born in McHenry County, Ill., in 1842. Was the son of Samuel and Elizabeth Sherman. He was married, in 1872, to Miss Jane Sutton, daughter of Edward and Elizabeth Sutton, who has borne him three children, viz., Emma, Charles E. and Cora M. He enlisted on August 19, 1862, in Company K, Twenty-seventh Iowa Infantry. He was in the battles of Pleasant Hill, Fort Du Russey, Tupelo, second Nashville, Fort Blakely, and in other engagements of his command . Was mustered out on the 8th day of August, 1865.

He came to Kansas in 1866; located in Marshall County, where he was engaged in saw-milling. In 1871, he removed to Cowley County, Windsor Township. In 1881, he was appointed agent of Cambridge Station, on the K. C., T. & S. K. R. R., which appointment he retained until the establishment of his present business. In 1882, he, with H. F. Hicks, issued the first newspaper, styled the Cambridge News, which has proven a success; also established in the land and loan business. In 1878, he was appointed Justice of the Peace, and in 1879 he was elected for the same office. In 1881, he was appointed Notary Public by Gov. St. John, and in 1883 he was re-elected for Justice of the Peace. In the spring of 1879, he was elected Township Trustee. He is a member of the Royal Templars of Temperance, also of the Cambridge Town Company.

Iowa Twenty-Seventy Infantry.
Company K.

Sherman, Samuel B. Age 19. Residence Riceville, nativity Illinois. Enlisted Aug. 19, 1862. Mustered Sept. 9, 1862. Mustered out Aug. 8,  1865, Clinton, Iowa

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