Reuben Sherman Sr.1

M, #5857, b. Feb 22, 1763, d. May 3, 1843
Father*Samuel Sherman1 b. circa 1736, d. Mar 7, 1807
Mother*Mary Corary1 b. Jun 1, 1740, d. Jan 1, 1783

Chronological Events

Birth*Feb 22, 1763 Reuben Sherman Sr. was born on Feb 22, 1763 at West Gloucester, Providence County, Rhode Island, United States.1 
 He was the son of Samuel Sherman and Mary Corary.1 
Twin* Reuben and Jotham Sherman were Twins. 
Marriage*circa 1781 Reuben Sherman Sr. married Priscilla Welsh circa 1781. 
Marriage*circa 1783 Reuben Sherman Sr. married Lydia Dexter, daughter of Joseph Dexter and Martha Smith, circa 1783.1 
Marriage*circa Oct, 1827 Reuben Sherman Sr. married Ruth E. Smith circa Oct, 1827 at Barnet, Caledonia County, Vermont, United States.1 
Note*Aug 14, 1832 He filed for and was awarded pension of $66.66 on August 14, 1832. He died 5/3/1843. His widow (Ruth) m. Elijah Howard. When he died she filed for Reuben's pension. He enlisted at Glouchester under Capt. Carr, RI troops at age 15 and fought the British. In 1781 enlisted under Capt Nehemiah Lovell on Lake Champlain fighting Indians. He is buried in Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon, NH. The inscription on his gravestone reads - "For ye are dead and your life is hid in Christ in God" "A Revolutionary Soldier." Ruth was the wife of Reuben Jr, then Reuben SR then E. Howard.1 
Death*May 3, 1843 Reuben Sherman Sr. died on May 3, 1843, at age 80 at Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States.1 
ObituaryMay 4, 1843  OBITUARY: Reuben Sherman was the son of Samuel and Mary Crary Sherman. He, his brothers, and his father received land for settling in Concord, now Lisbon. Reuben's father's land was where the town library is sited today. Reuben shot a bear in a tree by the house, there, the first winter the family lived in Concord. The bear meat may have saved their lives. Reuben, Sr., and his father, were Patriots in the Revolutionary War, recognized by the DAR. The "Baral Cache" claims Reuben's first wife was Priscilla Welsh. He later married Lydia Dexter, daughter of Joseph and Martha Smith Dexter; marriage date unknown. He later married Mrs. Ruth Smith Sherman, in 1827, in Barnet, Caledonia, VT. She was the daughter of Josiah Smith and the widow of Reuben's son, Reuben, Jr., who died in 1823.

Information was provided from an unknown source.2
Burial*May 5, 1843 He was buried on May 5, 1843 at Salmon Hole Cemetery, Lisbon, Grafton County, New Hampshire, United States, Find A Grave Memorial# 46859038.3 
Military* Listed as a United States Military Veteran who previouly served in wartime combat. 

Family 1

Priscilla Welsh

Family 2

Lydia Dexter b. Apr 21, 1765, d. circa 1817

Family 3

Ruth E. Smith b. circa Oct, 1797, d. Aug 12, 1875


  1. [S802] Site -, online
  2. [S19] Obituary - Online, Newspaper or Funeral Home.
  3. [S58] Photograph of Cemetery Marker, Malcolm McKown, Colorado, United States. Also check, Death Certificates &
  4. [S4204] State of New Hampshire, Marriage Record - New Hampshire -