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Charles Henry SHERMAN
Lydia CROFUT
Husband:  Charles Henry9 SHERMAN
Birth:  26 Aug 1808, Stratford [now Bridgeport], Fairfield Co., CT
Death:  17 Mar 1880, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT
Father:  Nathan8 SHERMAN Capt. Nathan7, Nathaniel6, Benjamin5, Samuel4, Edmond3, Henry2, Henry1
Mother:  Phebe Selene BROOKS
Marriage:  12 Mar 1835
Wife:  Lydia CROFUT
Birth:  21 Aug 1798, Danbury, Fairfield Co., CT
Death:  25 Jan 1877, Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT
Father:  Matthew CROFUT
Mother:  Hannah CORBIN
Children born in Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT:
1.  Mary S. SHERMAN, b. 22 Mar 1836; d. 26 Feb 1863
2.  (Rev.) Henry Martin SHERMAN, b. 26 Jun 1838; m1. 30 Apr 1868, Bridgeport, Louisa Benson BAKER; m2. 2 Dec 1899, Bridgeport, Mary Eliza PERRY
Keywords for search engines:  genealogy; USA, US, United States, Connecticut

Sources (n.b., Bridgeport was created in 1821 from Stratford and Fairfield):

1.  Marriage Record:

2.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #248-249 of 374; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
1840 CT Fairfield Co. City of Bridgeport Roll 22 pp. 328B-329A/656-657 Ln. 23 Charles H Sherman 100 001 - 101 001 100 0001000
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1835-1840 = Henry (b. 1838)
1 male 30-39 1800-1810 = Charles (b. 1808) 
1 female 4 or under 1835-1840 = Mary (b. 1836)
1 female 10-14 1825-1830 = ?
1 female 30-39 1800-1810 = ?
1 female 40-49 1790-1800 = Lydia (b. 1798)
1 person employed in manufactures and trades

3.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  can't find.

4.  1860 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #306 of 333):  Bridgeport P.O., Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT, Roll M653_75, p. 470, PN 306, 2102/2377, enumerated 2 Aug 1860, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1860 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
Chas H Sherman 53 M   Cabinet Maker   500 Conn
Lydia C   " 60 F         "
Mary S    " 24 F         "
Henry M   " 22 M   Wood Turner   200 "

5.  1870 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #98 of 498):  Bridgeport P.O., Bridgeport, Fairfield Co., CT, Roll M593_96, p. 78B, PN 98, enumerated 22 Jun 1870, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1870 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):
615 790 Sherman Charles H 63 M W Mechanic $4000 $500 Conn
    _______ Liddie 67 F W Domestic Duties     Conn
  791 Weed Louisa 33 F W Seamstress     Conn

6.  1880 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, as expected.

7.  Descendants of Hon. Samuel Sherman (online at the SHERMANs of Yaxley web site [link died]).

8.  WorldConnect / Ancestry World Trees (online at RootsWeb.com/Ancestry.com).

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