Josiah Sherman farmed in sec 36, Smitfield.Twp, Fayette.Co.IA. In his teens Josh came to Fay.Co.IA in 1853/54 with his sister Martha Jane Sherman Thompson to farm 4mi SE of Fayette. Bro/law Samuel Thompson set Josh up farming in sec 36 of Smithfield, in the Thompson neighborhood, in the early 1860's. Josh would remarry and sell his Smithfield farm following children to CO and then to MN. His sister Martha Jane would remarry Ben Little and eventually move to Harper.Co.KS with her sons.