Asaph was a son of Mary Livermore and Nathan Sherman. He was the namesake of an older brother who had died in Massachusetts at age four.
His older siblings were born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Mass., but it is believed they settled at Grafton for a time before migrating to Wildersburgh, Vermont.
Asaph married Lucy Whitney in 1762 at Shrewsbury, Worcester, Massachusetts.
The summer of 1791 saw them at Wildersburg township when census-taker, Miles Olcott, made his way to the Green Mountain forests. Vermont had just been admitted as the fourteenth state.
Asaph Sherman was the town moderator who signed that the town had voted on 3 September 1793 to change the name to Barre, Vermont. The petition he had presented to the General Assembly contained the names of 54 of the town's men.
NOTE: Asaph Sherman was a Revolutionary Soldier serving as a Lieutenant from Massachusetts in Colonel Ward's Regiment.
[Added, courtesy of DAR Ancestor No. A103213]
In memory of
Esqr. who died
July 21 1810
aged 69 years
Come unto me all ye
that labor & are heavy
Laden & the Lord
will give you rest.
Grey slate, nipped corners, arch top stone in good condition with anchor & twin trees of life carved above epitaph.