Aug. 2, 1728 New Milford Litchfield County Connecticut, USA
Jul. 19, 1814 New Milford Litchfield County Connecticut, USA
He was known as Deacon Sherman Boardman. He was the fourth child and only son of Rev. Daniel Boardman and Jerusha (Sherman, Seeley) Boardman, also buried in this cemetery. He married Sarah Bostwick of New Milford on December 3, 1755. They had 7 children. When Sherman was 68, he had held 47 years of civil or military office in the state or town and was for 21 sessions a member of the State Assembly. See: "History of the Towns of New Milford and Bridgewater, Connecticut, 1803-1882" For more information on the Boardman family of New Milford, see also http://reggiedarling.blogspot.com/2010/09/oh-those-beautiful-boardmans.html
Inscription: "In memory of Sherman Boardman, Esq. who died July 19, 1814 aged 86 years. And of Sarah his wife who died Oct. 17, 1818 aged 88 years"
"Behold fond man! See here thy pictured life pass some few years; Thy flowering Spring, thy summers ardent strength Thy sober autumn fading into age And pale concluding Winter comes at last And shuts the scene."
Note: Also DAR Revolutionary War patriot emblem placed at base of marker.