a ship's cabin, the workmanship of Mr. Faphet Sherman held a superior place.
His trim-looking house, just below the corner of Pleasant street, was his residence from the time he built it, fifty-two years. He came from Marshfield, born there in 1818.
In 1834 he apprenticed himself to Oakman Joyce, to learn carpentering and joinering, which trade he followed through life.
His thoroughness and skill still speak in the fine work on the interiors of the houses of Gen. Samuel C. Lawrence, James W. Tufts, George L. Stearns, and Hon. Edward Brooks.
He was a member of Volunteer Fire Department of General Washington, No. 3, and was instrumental in detecting the incendiaries who made the year 1855 one of terror.
On his advocacy the cemetery was constituted a separate department of town government.
He served six years on the first Board of Trustees.
His zest for nature was keen.
He knew every rare plant, and where in our woods it grew.
His knowledge of shade and fruit trees was sought,