JSPapers: Participated in Camp of Israel expedition to Missouri, 1834.8 Appointed a president of First Quorum of the Seventy, 28 Feb. 1835.9 Issued elder’s certificate, 30 Mar. 1836, at Kirtland.10 Ordained a high priest and appointed to Kirtland high council, 2 Oct. 1837.11 Moved to Far West, Caldwell Co., Missouri, by Oct. 1838.12 Appointed temporary member of Far West high council, 13 Dec. 1838.13 Appointed member of Quorum of the Twelve, 16 Jan. 1839, but died at Far West before notified and ordained.14JSP has death date as Feb. 15, 1839
On January 16, 1839, Joseph Smith, along with Sidney Rigdon and Hyrum Smith, wrote Brigham Young and Heber C. Kimball to call Sherman and George A. Smith to replace Thomas B. Marsh and Orson Hyde, respectively, in the Quorum of the Twelve. The next month, on February 23, Kimball noted that George A. Smith was indeed added to the quorum, but Sherman died shortly after Joseph Smith wrote the letter. Cook, Lyndon W. (Fall 1978). "Lyman Sherman—Man of God, Would-Be Apostle". BYU Studies 19 (1).