From Biographical Sketches in "History of Fairfield and Perry Counties, Ohio," complied by A. A. Graham (1883), p. 360-361
SHERMAN, JUDGE CHARLES R., was born in Norwalk, Connecticut, in 1788. He was a graduate of Dartmouth College; read law in Norwich, where he was admitted to the bar, and married to Mary Hoyt before coming to Ohio on horseback in 1810. Returning to Connecticut in the fall of 1811, for his wife and one son, (the late Judge Charles T. Sherman, of Cleveland), he settled at Lancaster, where he reached distinction as a lawyer, having a practice that extended from the Ohio river to Detroit. He was for some years associated with Hon. Lewis Cass in the practice of their profession. He held many positions of honor and trust, including that of Judge of the Supreme Court of the State of Ohio, to which important office he was elected in 1823, filling the same with dignity and ability until his death, an event which took place June 24, 1829, in the forty-first year of his age. His widow survived him many years. She died in 1852. Judge Sherman, at the time of his death, left a family of eleven children, of whom six are now living. Their oldest is M. Elizabeth, now Mrs. William Reese, of Lancaster. General W. T. Sherman is the next oldest living. The next younger is the Hon. John Sherman. Lampson and Hoyt Sherman are prosperous bankers of Des Moines, Iowa; and the youngest, Frances Beecher Sherman, is the wife of Colonel Charles Moulton, of Cincinnati, Ohio.