Deacon Zechariah Shaw1

Marriage*30 August 1733He married Sarah Packard on 30 August 1733 in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Family

Sarah Packard
Child1.Ruth Shaw+1 b. 29 Jan 1738

Citations

  1. [S474] Nahum Mitchell, History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, including an extensive Family Register. Note: page numbers differ slightly between publications used in our research, including FHL copy, Google Books, Boston Public Library EBooks online and our personal library reprint published by Heritage Books. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, Inc., original publication date was 1840; reprinted for the third and fourth times in 1970 and 1975; first reprinted in 1897 by Henry T. Pratt, Bridgewater, Massachusetts; originally printed in 1840 by Kidder and Wright, Boston, Massachusetts), Shaw, pages 303-306. Hereinafter cited as History of the Early Settlement of Bridgewater.
  2. [S836] New England Historic Genealogical Society, compiler, downloaded from Google Books, Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to the Year 1850. In two Volumes: Volume I. Births and Volume II. Marriages and Deaths. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1916), Marriages, Volume II, page 337, his name written "Zachary". Hereinafter cited as Vital Records of Bridgewater, Massachusetts to 1850.

Jacob Sheafe1

Marriage*He married Margarette Webb, daughter of Henry Webb.1

Citations

  1. [S1208] William Richard Cutter, Genealogical and Personal Memoirs relating to the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts. In 4 volumes, with a surname index in Volume 4; downloaded from Google Books at www.google.com. (New York, New York: Lewis Historical Publishing Company, 1908), Thacher, Volume IV, pages 1941-1942. Hereinafter cited as Memoirs of the Families of Boston and Eastern Massachusetts.

Daniel Shed1

Marriage*He married Elizabeth ______.
Residence*Daniel and Elizabeth Shed were thought to have lived in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Family

Elizabeth ______
Child1.Susanna Shed+1 b. 28 Dec 1662

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Susanna Shed1

b. 28 December 1662
Father*Daniel Shed1
Mother*Elizabeth ______1
Birth*28 December 1662Susanna Shed was born on 28 December 1662, possibly in Billerica, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*She married William Hooper, son of William Hooper.1

Family

William Hooper b. 3 Nov 1658, d. 8 Aug 1692
Children1.Susanna Hooper1
2.William Hooper1 b. 13 Jun 1687
3.Elizabeth Hooper+1 b. 8 Jul 1689
4.Ruth Hooper+1 b. 9 Mar 1691, d. 17 May 1755

Citations

  1. [S610] Charles Henry Pope and Thomas Hooper, compilers, downloaded from Google Books, Hooper Genealogy (Boston, Massachusetts: Charles H. Pope, 1908), Part I, The Reading Family, compiled by Thomas Hooper of Boston, Second Generation, pages 6-10. Hereinafter cited as Hooper Genealogy.

Abigail Sheldon1

b. 15 March 1743/44, d. 7 March 1792
ChartsDescendants of William Bolton of Reading, The Immigrant
Father*William Sheldon2
Mother*Abigail Gowing2
Birth*15 March 1743/44Abigail Sheldon was born on 15 March 1743/44 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).3,4
Marriage*28 March 1765She married William Bolton Jr., son of William Bolton and Mary ______, on 28 March 1765 by the Reverend Eliab Stone in Reading, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,5
Relocation*circa 1767Abigail and William Bolton Jr. moved circa 1767 to Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), where he had purchased part of the estate of Jonathan Moore, gentleman.6
(Wife) Land TransferFrom a deed, it appears that William Bolton Jr. gave Thomas Sheldon, believed to have been his brother-in-law, a piece of land in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and promised to care for his mother, Abigail Gowing Sheldon, until her death, and to give her a Christian burial. This curious agreement was thwarted by William's early death.6
(Wife) Death7 May 1780Abigail became a widow when William Bolton Jr. died on 7 May 1780.1,6
Administration18 May 1780The first papers in the Administration of William Bolton Jr.'s estate, dated on 18 May 1780 and recorded at Middlesex County, Massachusetts (Continental Congress), describe him as late of Shirley, a yeoman and having died intestate. They appoint his widow, Abigail Bolton, as Administrator and require that a full inventory of the estate be made. An itemized inventory was submitted to the court on 1 Jun 1780 and showed a total value of about 10,000 pounds. Abigail also submitted a list of expenses she had incurred since her husband's death, totalling about 1,700 pounds. Among the expenses were "keeping my aged mother" and "keeping my three children who are under seven years of age."7
Estate17 April 1781The court approved the inventory and expenses submitted by William Bolton Jr.'s widow, Abigail Bolton, on 17 April 1781 and determined that William's estate be distributed. Abigail, as the deceased's widow, was to receive "one full Third Part" of the total estate.7
Marriage*She married Ezra Smith, son of Nathan Smith and Rebecca Bixby.8
Death*7 March 1792She died on 7 March 1792 in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, at age 47.3,9
BurialShe may have been buried in Center Cemetery, Shirley. A gravestone in honor of her memory is there and reads: "In memory of Mrs. Abigail Smith the wife of Mr. Ezra Smith who died March 7 1790 in the 47 year of her age. Death is a debt to nature due, which she has paid and so must you". Because the year of death on the stone conflicts with the Vital Records of Massachusetts, additional research is needed and is being pursued.10,11
Administration*16 April 1793Her Administration was opened on 16 April 1793 in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, and on 20 Apr 1793, Jonas Page, Nathan Adams and Wallis Little were appointed to appraise the real estate she received as her dower after her husband, William Bolton Jr. died in 1780 and would, as a result of her death, be distributed to William and Abigail's children.7

Family 1

William Bolton Jr. b. 21 Jan 1743/44, d. 7 May 1780
Children1.Nabby (Abigail) Bolton1 b. 16 Feb 1766, d. 8 Mar 1844
2.Nelly Bolton1 b. 29 Dec 1769, d. 1 Feb 1770
3.William Bolton+1 b. 14 Oct 1771
4.John Bolton+1 b. 24 Oct 1773, d. 28 Mar 1843
5.Thomas Bolton1 b. 22 Aug 1775, d. 1801
6.Eleanor Bolton6 b. 1776
7.Nelley Bolton1 b. 12 Aug 1777

Family 2

Ezra Smith b. 29 May 1755, d. 3 Jun 1793
Children1.Ezra Smith8 b. 27 Jan 1783
2.Beccah Smith8 b. 21 Jan 1786

Citations

  1. [S48] New England Historic Genealogical Society, Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850. CD-ROM (101 Newbury, Boston, Massachusetts: NEHGS), Births - Marriages - Deaths. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850.
  2. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S775] Lynn (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Marriages, births, deaths, and intentions of marriage, 1635-1849 (Lynn, Massachusetts). Microfilm of manuscripts at Lynn City Hall, Massachusetts. Includes indexes: FHL Film# 877736, Volume 3, 1700-1800, page 239; on 3 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, births, deaths, 1635-1849 (Lynn, Massachusetts).
  5. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8, year of marriage written as 1785, believed to be a typo for 1765. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.
  6. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, Boltons of Old and New England, Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8.
  7. [S489] William Bolton Jr., Administration of 1780, Probate File Number 2129, Probate Records 1648-1924, Middlesex County Massachusetts probate file number 2129 (Microfilm of original records in the Middlesex County Courthouse, Cambridge, Massachusetts), LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as William Bolton Jr. Administration of 1780.
  8. [S484] Seth Chandler, History of the Town of Shirley, Massachusetts from its Early Settlement to A.D. 1882. The copy obtained from Google Books contains additional, handwritten notations and corrections dated 25 Sep 1883 on the William Bolton family on page 357. (Shirley, Massachusetts: Seth Chandler, 1883), pages 620-623. Hereinafter cited as Shirley Massachusetts History to 1882.
  9. [S776] Shirley (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Shirley (Massachusetts) vital records (1729-1910) and town records (1753-1800), 1729-1910. Microreproduction of records at town offices, Shirley, Massachusetts. Contains births, marriages, deaths, and some town records: FHL Film# 2217683, Volume 1, Deaths 1752-1813, page 396; on 2 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Shirley (Massachusetts) vital records (1729-1910).
  10. [S774] Abigail (Sheldon) Bolton Smith, Photo of memorial stone, LHB Computer Files.
  11. [S777] Michael J. Evans, "Bolton Family Email Messages," e-mail messages from e-mail address to LHB, multiple dates, email dated 20 Sep 2010. Hereinafter cited as "Bolton Family Email Messages."

Samuel Sheldon1

b. 2 July 1742
Father*William Sheldon1
Mother*Abigail Gowing1
Birth*2 July 1742Samuel Sheldon was born on 2 July 1742 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S775] Lynn (Massachusetts) Town Clerk, Marriages, births, deaths, and intentions of marriage, 1635-1849 (Lynn, Massachusetts). Microfilm of manuscripts at Lynn City Hall, Massachusetts. Includes indexes: FHL Film# 877736, Volume 3, 1700-1800, page 239; on 3 microfilm reels, LDS Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah. Hereinafter cited as Marriages, births, deaths, 1635-1849 (Lynn, Massachusetts).

Thomas Sheldon1

Father-Possible*William Sheldon1
Mother-Possible*Abigail Gowing1
Birth*Thomas Sheldon may have been the son of William Sheldon and Abigail Gowing Sheldon and the brother of Abigail Sheldon Bolton.1
(Brother-in-Law) Land TransferFrom a deed, it appears that William Bolton Jr. gave Thomas Sheldon, believed to have been his brother-in-law, a piece of land in Shirley, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England), and promised to care for his mother, Abigail Gowing Sheldon, until her death, and to give her a Christian burial. This curious agreement was thwarted by William's early death.1

Citations

  1. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

William Sheldon1

Marriage*24 May 1741He married Abigail Gowing on 24 May 1741 in Lynn, Essex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).2

Family

Abigail Gowing
Children1.Samuel Sheldon2 b. 2 Jul 1742
2.Abigail Sheldon+1 b. 15 Mar 1743/44, d. 7 Mar 1792
3.Thomas Sheldon3

Citations

  1. [S263] David B. Robinson, online at RootsWeb WorldConnect Project www.rootsweb.com, David B. Robinson et al (e-mail: e-mail address), downloaded 13 Jan 2007 from update of 12 Jan 2007.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S490] Charles Knowles Bolton, The Boltons of Old and New England: with a genealogy of the descendants of William Bolton of Reading, Massachusetts, 1720 (Albany, New York: Joel Munsell's Sons, 1889), Descendants of William Bolton, Third Generation, pages 6-8. Hereinafter cited as Boltons of Old and New England.

Abigail Shepard1

b. circa 1631, d. 5 July 1661
Father*Edward Shepard1 d. c 1680
Mother*Violet ______2 d. 9 Jan 1648/49
Birth*circa 1631Abigail Shepard was born circa 1631 in England.2,3
Marriage*She married, as his first wife, Daniel Pond of Dedham, son of Robert Pond and Mary ______, in Dedham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,1,3
Death*5 July 1661She died on 5 July 1661 in Dedham.1,3

Family

Daniel Pond d. 4 Feb 1697/98
Children1.John Pond+1 b. c 1651
2.Ephraim Pond+1,4 b. 1 Nov 1656, d. 22 Dec 1704

Citations

  1. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Daniel Pond, pages 9-11. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.
  2. [S1349] James Shepard, "Descendants of Edward Shepard, Mariner, Cambridge, Mass., 1639", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 32, Pages 322-337 (July 1878). Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Edward Shepard of Cambridge."
  3. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 592. Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  4. [S1240] Raymond Gordon Hawes, The Edward Hawes Heirs : Edward Hawes, ca. 1616-1687, of Dedham, Massachusetts, and his wife, Eliony Lumber : and some of their descendants through eleven generations. Edward Hawes (ca. 1616-1687) was living at Dedham, Massachusetts, by 1648, where he married Eliony Lumber (ca. 1625-1688/9) that year. They had nine children, 1648/9-1666, all born at Dedham. Descendants lived in Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New York, Maine, Vermont, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and elsewhere. Descendants also spell their surname Haws. (Baltimore, Maryland: Gateway Press, 1996), Generation Two, pages 9-13. Hereinafter cited as The Edward Hawes Heirs.

Edward Shepard1

d. circa 1680
Research Notes* The Edward Shepard source presented a convincing narrative, albeit without identifying his sources, regarding the Shepard-Pond relationships between Edward and his second wife, widow Mary Pond, and his daughter Abigail and her husband Daniel Pond. First, the author suggested that the widow Mary Pond was in Cambridge prior to her marriage with Edward Shepard. He stated that "the daughter of Mary Pond married John Blackman, and their first child was born 10 August 1656". Our own research cannot yet verify that marriage, although there was a birth on 10 August 1656 of John Blackman, son of John Blackman recorded in both Dorchester and Cambridge. The author further suggested that because the widow Mary Pond's husband Robert Pond had died in 1637, it would be probable that she brought at least her younger children with her to Cambridge. The exact date of Edward's second wife Mary's arrival in Cambridge is not known, although church records in Cambridge state that she had been dismissed from the church in Dorchester and that her daughter Mary Pond, who had been baptized in Dorchester, was 11 years old when her mother joined the church at Cambridge. Daughter Mary would probably have been aged 11 in about 1646 and Edward Shepard's first wife died in 1649. The church record is unclear as to whether or not Edward Shepard's second wife joined the Cambridge Church before or after her marriage to Edward, although it is certainly possible it was before. Then, second, the author suggested the probability that the Daniel Pond who married Edward Shepard's daughter Abigail was the son of his second wife, the widow Mary Pond. If Daniel was born about 1627, he would have been about age 19 in 1646 and about 21 years old when he married Abigail.2,3,4,5
Marriage*He married Violet ______ in England.2
(Husband) Death9 January 1648/49Edward became a widower when Violet (__?__) Shepard died on 9 January 1648/49.2
Marriage*He married second, as her second husband, Mary Pond possibly in Cambridge, Middlesex County.2
Residence*He lived in Cambridge, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Residence*After the couple's marriage, Mary's youngest children, Mary, Jonathan and Sarah, lived in Mary and Edward Shepard's home in Cambridge, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).6
Death*circa 1680He died circa 1680 in Cambridge.7

Family 1

Violet ______ d. 9 Jan 1648/49
Child1.Abigail Shepard+1 b. c 1631, d. 5 Jul 1661

Family 2

Mary ______

Citations

  1. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Daniel Pond, pages 9-11. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.
  2. [S1349] James Shepard, "Descendants of Edward Shepard, Mariner, Cambridge, Mass., 1639", New England Historical & Genealogical Register, Volume 32, Pages 322-337 (July 1878). Hereinafter cited as "Descendants of Edward Shepard of Cambridge."
  3. [S1053] Stephen Paschall Sharples, compiler, Records of the Church of Christ at Cambridge in New England, 1632-1830: comprising the ministerial records of baptisms, marriages, deaths, admission to covenant and communion, dismissals and church proceedings, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: Eben Putnam, 1906), page 7. Hereinafter cited as Cambridge, Massachusetts Church Records, 1632-1830.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Dorchester Births, Volume 1, page 4, the date written as "10 (6) 1656" which, under the Gregorian calendar of that period, was August, not June. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  5. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Cambridge Births, Volume 1, page 64, referencing his gravestone mentioning only the year of his birth as 1656.
  6. [S1350] William B. Trask, "Abstracts from the Earliest Wills on Record in the County of Suffolk, Mass.", New England Historical & Genealogical Register (article spans several volumes and years): Jonathan Pond, October 1853, Volume 7, page 338. Hereinafter cited as "Abstracts of Early Wills, Suffolk County, Massachusetts."
  7. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), Edward Shepard, page 654. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Eleony Shepard1

b. 21 August 1727
Father*John Shepard1
Mother*Eliony Pond1 b. 15 Aug 1704, d. 3 Sep 1727
Birth*21 August 1727Eleony Shepard was born on 21 August 1727 in Wrentham, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England).1,2

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 187. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  2. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Ephraim Pond, pages 12-13. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.

John Shepard1

Marriage*24 August 1726He married Eliony Pond of Wrentham, daughter of Ephraim Pond and Deborah Hawes, on 24 August 1726 in Boston.1
(Husband) Death3 September 1727John became a widower when Eliony (Pond) Shepard died on 3 September 1727, just one year after their marriage and two weeks after the birth of their first child.1,2

Family

Eliony Pond b. 15 Aug 1704, d. 3 Sep 1727
Child1.Eleony Shepard3 b. 21 Aug 1727

Citations

  1. [S1293] Edward Doubleday Harris, A Genealogical Record of Daniel Pond, and his descendants, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: William Parsons Lunt, 1873), Ephraim Pond, pages 12-13. Hereinafter cited as Daniel Pond and his descendants.
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Deaths, Volume 2, page 497. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Wrentham Births, Volume 1, page 187.

______ Shepard1

Marriage*He was believed to have married, as her second husband, Hannah (Nutting) Gross, daughter of Jonathan Nutting and Elizabeth ______.1

Citations

  1. [S1245] Lucius R. Paige, History of Cambridge, Massachusetts 1630-1877 with a Genealogical Register, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Boston, Massachusetts: H.O. Houghton and Company, 1877), Nutting Family, pages 615-616. Hereinafter cited as History of Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Jane Shepheard1

Marriage*15 November 1585She married, as his first wife, William Williams on 15 November 1585 in England.1
Burial*1600She was buried in 1600 in England.1

Family

William Williams
Child1.Ann Williams1 b. 2 Dec 1599 or 9 Dec 1600

Citations

  1. [S1192] Winifred Lovering Holman, "English Ancestry of Richard Williams and his wife Frances (Deighton) Williams", viewed and printed from NEHGS online at www.americanancestors.org, The American Genealogist and New Haven Genealogical Magazine, Volumes 9 and 10 (1932-1933): Volume 9, page 138. Hereinafter cited as "Richard Williams and Frances Deighton."

Margaret Sheridan1

b. circa 1795
Birth*circa 1795Margaret Sheridan was born circa 1795.1
(Servant) Census Ireland 18211821Margaret Sheridan appeared on the 1821 census in the household of Walter Hinds as a House Servant in Corrakane, County Cavan, Ireland. She was 25 years old. A total of eight servants, including Anne Leonard, Grace McGuire, Grace Foster, Margaret Sheridan, James Leddy, William Clarke, John Reilly and Terence Reilly, were a part of the Hinds household which consisted of Walter, age 20, and his mother, Jane (Smith) Hinds, age 45.

Walter Hinds was described as a farmer and a gentleman and his house was two stories high. At the time the census was taken, they had an Ellis family visiting overnight. The visitors included James Ellis, Mary Anne Martha Ellis, Mary Jane Ellis and Sally Jane Ellis. The seven other servants who resided there were Terence Reilly, 19, John Reilly, also 19, William Clarke, 16, James Leddy, 30, Anne Leonard, 25, Grace McGuire, 25 and Grace Foster, 22.1

Citations

  1. [S501] 1821 Ireland Census, County Cavan, as transcribed by Debbie Annandale from LDS Film# 0597155, online at http://www.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~irlcav2/1821Census.html. Hereinafter cited as 1821 County Cavan Census.

Abigail Sherman1

b. 1 February 1648
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce2 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*1 February 1648Abigail Sherman was born on 1 February 1648 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2,3
Marriage*8 August 1664She married Reverend Samuel Willard on 8 August 1664 in Groton, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,4

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  2. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24, stating (1) on page 19 that John had four children by his first wife and ten by his second; (2) also on page 19 that his first wife died on 8 September 1644; and (3) on page 23 that John's 5th child, Abigail, was born on 1 February 1648, and noting incorrectly that she was the daughter of John's first wife who had been deceased for several years before Abigail's birth. Therefore, Abigail's mother was John's second wife.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 13. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Groton Marriages, Volume 2, page 183, her surname transcribed as "Shearman."

Abijah Sherman1

d. before 1702
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce1 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*Abijah Sherman was probably born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Death*before 1702He died before 1702.1

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).

Ann Sherman1

b. 9 October 1575
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Pellett1 b. s 1549
Baptism*9 October 1575Ann Sherman was baptized on 9 October 1575 in Dedham, Essex County, England,1
Death* and died young.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Ann Sherman1

b. 7 March 1581, d. before 16 December 1625
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Pellett1 b. s 1549
Baptism*7 March 1581Ann Sherman was baptized as "Anna" on 7 March 1581 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*5 May 1601She married John Anger, son of William Anger and Ann Rye, on 5 May 1601 in Dedham.1
Name VariationThe children of John and Ann ANGER adopted the spelling "Angier" as did some of their relatives.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 18 February 1623/24Ann became a widow when John Anger died before 18 February 1623/24.1
Will*2 September 1625Ann wrote her will on 2 September 16251
Death*before 16 December 1625 and died before 16 December 1625, the date of her probate, probably in Dedham.1

Family

John Anger b. 2 Apr 1576, d. b 18 Feb 1623/24
Child1.William Anger1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Ann Sherman1

b. say 1589
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Clere1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Birth*say 1589Ann Sherman was born say 1589 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Ann Sherman1

b. 15 September 1601
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*15 September 1601Ann Sherman was baptized on 15 September 1601 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1,2
(Niece) Will2 September 1625Ann was unmarried and still living on 2 September 1625 when she was mentioned in the will of her aunt, Ann (Sherman) Anger.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  2. [S1329] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII.

Anne Sherman1

b. 7 August 1575, d. before 13 December 1638
Father*Henry Sherman the Younger1 b. s 1545, d. b 31 Aug 1610
Mother*Susan Lawrence1 b. s 1548
Baptism*7 August 1575Anne Sherman was baptized on 7 August 1575 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*28 January 1594/95She married first Anthony Whiting on 28 January 1594/95 in Dedham, Essex County.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 14 July 1629Anne became a widow when Anthony Whiting died before 14 July 1629.1
Marriage*She married second Thomas Wilson in Dedham.1
(Wife) Deathbefore 24 May 1631Anne became a widow for the second time when Thomas Wilson died before 24 May 1631.1
Will*15 September 1638She wrote her will on 15 September 1638 at Dedham1
Death*before 13 December 1638 and died in Dedham before 13 December 1638, the date of her probate.1

Family 1

Anthony Whiting b. c 1569, d. b 14 Jul 1629
Children1.Phebe Whiting+1 b. 3 Sep 1606, d. 1 Aug 1685
2.Anne Whiting1 b. c 1608, d. b 20 Jan 1689/90

Family 2

Thomas Wilson d. b 24 May 1631

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 2: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 35-54. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Benjamin Sherman1

b. 27 March 1597
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Clere1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Baptism*27 March 1597Benjamin Sherman was baptized on 27 March 1597 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Bezaliel Sherman1,2

b. 15 November 1640
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Gibbs1 d. 8 Sep 1644
Baptism*15 November 1640Bezaliel Sherman was baptized on 15 November 1640 in Milford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut.1,2

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Bezaliel Sherman1

b. say 1583
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Pellett1 b. s 1549
Birth*say 1583Bezaliel Sherman was born say 1583 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Bezaliel Sherman1

b. 17 September 1611
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*17 September 1611Bezaliel Sherman was baptized on 17 September 1611 in Dedham, Essex County, England,1
Death* and probably died young as no further record of him was found.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Child Sherman1

Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Pellett1 b. s 1549
Burial*4 February 1579An unnamed Child Sherman was born and buried on 4 February 1579 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1

Citations

  1. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Daniel Sherman1

b. 16 March 1642
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Gibbs1 d. 8 Sep 1644
Birth*16 March 1642Daniel Sherman was born on 16 March 1642 probably in Milford, New Haven Colony, Connecticut.1

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).

Edmund Sherman1

b. say 1572, d. between 29 October 1640 and May 1641
Father*Edmund Sherman2 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Pellett2 b. s 1549
Birth*say 1572Edmund Sherman was born say 1572 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1,2
Marriage*circa 1597He married Grace Makin of Fingringhoe, County Essex, daughter of Tobias Makin and Katherine Westbrome, circa 1597 in England.3,4
Inheritance*1601 In 1601 Edmund inherited his father's lands, property and the cloth manufactory.1
Religion* Although he had sent his son John to Immanuel College in Cambridge for his religious training, Edmund was a Puritan. He felt so persecuted by the established Church of England that he and Grace left everything and fled with their children and some townsmen to New England, where he could worship according to the dictates of his conscience.1
Immigration*April 1634Grace and Edmund Sherman, with their sons John and Samuel and daughter Grace and the 21-year-old grandson of Edmund's Uncle Henry, John Sherman, may have sailed from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England, in the ship Elizabeth during " the last of April 1634" for New England. Their daughter Hester and her husband Andrew Ward had immigrated with their children the previous year. Only the Sherman Genealogy source reported a name of the Sherman's ship and a date of the family's embarkation and immigration to New England. A John Sherman, age 20, is the only passenger with a Sherman surname who appears on the ship Elizabeth's April 1634 passenger list. Whether he was Edmund and Grace's son John or Edmund's cousin John, or another John Sherman altogether is not known. The Sherman Genealogy also stated, incorrectly, that because Edmund's wife was not mentioned it was therefore probable she had died at Dedham, England before 1634 and that the couple's oldest child Edmund, who was 34 years of age in 1634, had immigrated with the family. Additional research showed us that son Edmund remained in England, and his mother Grace, who was alive, immigrated. All of the passengers listed who signed an oath of allegiance in preparation for their immigration signed at Ipswich, County Suffolk , which is also the embarkation place noted in the Sherman Genealogy source.1,5,6,7,8
Residence*June 1634 In June 1634 the family arrived at Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), where their daughter Hester and her family had settled the previous year, and it was there in Watertown that Edmund and Grace's son John, "under a tree," preached his first sermon as an assistant to the pastor, Mr. George Phillips.9,1
(Father) Relocation29 May 1635Grace and Edmund Sherman were among the group of members from the church at Watertown who were dismissed on 29 May 1635 to go and form a new church in Wethersfield, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, with their son John Sherman as their first minister. Many others in their extended family also made the move.9,1,10
Death*between 29 October 1640 and May 1641He died in New Haven, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, between 29 October 1640 and May 1641, when an inventory of his estate was taken.2,1

Family

Grace Makin b. s 1578
Children1.Edmund Sherman1 b. 23 Oct 1599, d. b 28 May 1673
2.Ann Sherman2 b. 15 Sep 1601
3.Joan Sherman2 b. 13 Dec 1603
4.Hester Sherman1 b. 1 Apr 1606, d. b 30 Jan 1665/66
5.Richard Sherman2 b. 16 Oct 1608
6.Bezaliel Sherman2 b. 17 Sep 1611
7.Reverend John Sherman+1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
8.Grace Sherman1 b. 18 Jun 1616, d. 14 Jun 1691
9.Samuel Sherman1 b. 12 Jul 1618, d. 5 Apr 1700

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VI. Edmund Sherman, Cloth Manufacturer, pages 16-18. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  3. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33, reporting with sources that her name was "Grace."
  4. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VI. Edmund Sherman, Cloth Manufacturer, pages 16-18, stating her name was "Joan."
  5. [S1330] The Winthrop Society: Great Migration Ships, 1634-1635, online at http://winthropsociety.com/ships.php#passship, Passengers of the Elizabeth, Master William Andrewes, April 1634. Hereinafter cited as Winthrop Society: Great Migration Ships.
  6. [S1329] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287, stating that Edmund was elected as a Watertown selectman on 25 November 1635, so therefore would have immigrated to New England and settled in Watertown before that date. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII.
  7. [S1329] Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287, concluding there is no record to show that the younger Edmund Sherman was ever in New England.
  8. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33, referencing Anderson's Great Migration project.
  9. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24.
  10. [S1331] History of the First Congregational Church of Stamford, Connecticut, online at http://www.fccstamford.org/about/history, reporting that the Reverend John Sherman served as the first pastor in Wethersfield from 1635 to 1641. Hereinafter cited as First Congregational Church of Stamford.

Edmund Sherman1

b. 23 October 1599, d. before 28 May 1673
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*23 October 1599Edmund Sherman was baptized on 23 October 1599 at Dedham, Essex County, England.1,2
(Eldest Son) ImmigrationApril 1634Edmund remained in England when his parents, with some of his siblings, immigrated to New England, probably in April 1634.1,3,4,5,6
Marriage*2 November 1648He married first Sarah Painter on 2 November 1648 in Dengie, Essex County.7
(Husband) Burial8 September 1656Edmund became a widower when Sarah (Painter) Sherman died. She was buried on 8 September 1656 in Dedham, Essex County.7
Marriage*8 December 1656He married second Grace Stevens, daughter of John Stevens and Martha Firmin, on 8 December 1656 in Bildeston, Suffolk County.7,8
Will*11 April 1673Edmund made his will on 11 April 16737
Death*before 28 May 1673 and died before 28 May 1673, the date of his probate, probably in Dedham.7

Family 1

Sarah Painter

Family 2

Grace Stevens b. 11 Oct 1629

Citations

  1. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493) through Rev. John Sherman, VII (1613-1685) to John Sherman, XII (1796-1869) and all his Descendants: also all children of the direct line who came to or were born in New England, and many of their descendants: also mention of other Sherman lines, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. (Atlantic City, New Jersey: Brooks & Idler, 1922), VI. Edmund Sherman, Cloth Manufacturer, pages 16-18. Hereinafter cited as Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493).
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and their Wives", New England Historical & Genealogical Register. Note: This article, in 6 Parts, spans six issues of the Register. It is thoroughly researched and fully sourced, and includes a wealth of knowledge on the Shermans and their extended families. Only a very small amount of the information available in Mr. Wood's article is included in this researcher's website project. Volumes 166 - 168 (October 2012 - January 2014): Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33, noting his baptismal date was "either" 23 June of 23 October 1599. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  3. [S1330] The Winthrop Society: Great Migration Ships, 1634-1635, online at http://winthropsociety.com/ships.php#passship, Passengers of the Elizabeth, Master William Andrewes, April 1634. Hereinafter cited as Winthrop Society: Great Migration Ships.
  4. [S1329] Great Migration: Immigrants to New England, 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287, stating that Edmund was elected as a Watertown selectman on 25 November 1635, so therefore would have immigrated to New England and settled in Watertown before that date. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII.
  5. [S1329] Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287, concluding there is no record to show that the younger Edmund Sherman was ever in New England.
  6. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33, referencing Anderson's Great Migration project.
  7. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33.
  8. [S1329] Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, Edmund Sherman, Volume VI, R-S, pages 282-287.