He was the son of Nathaniel Sherman (b. 1755) and Abigail (Haskell) Sherman (b. 1759). He was admitted to the bar in 1801. On October 3, 1807, he married Hester Utt (d. 1875), and they had twelve children.
In 1820, he was appointed Corporation Counsel of New York City.
In May 1840, Sherman and David Randall were appointed to the New York City Marine Court to fill the vacancies caused by the removal of John B. Scott and Effingham Schieffelin.
- The New York Civil List compiled by Franklin Benjamin Hough (pages 128f, 145, 204f, 207 and 304; Weed, Parsons and Co., 1858)
- OBITUARY; Alpheus Sherman, Esq. in NYT on January 15, 1866
- The New Yorker (issue of May 16, 1840; pg. 138)
- Alpheus Sherman at Ancestry.com
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