Edmund Sherman1

b. say 1548
Father*Henry Sherman the Elder1 b. c 1512, d. b 25 Jul 1590
Mother*Agnes ______1
Birth*say 1548Edmund Sherman was born say 1548 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*25 April 1569He married first Ann Pellett, daughter of William Pellett, on 25 April 1569 in Dedham, Essex County.1,2
Occupation*Edmund was a clothier in Dedham.2
(Husband) Burial8 June 1584Edmund became a widower when Ann (Pellett) Sherman died. She was buried on 8 June 1584 in Dedham.2
Marriage*11 September 1584He married second Ann Clere, daughter of Nicholas Clere, on 11 September 1584 in Dedham, Essex County.1,2
Will*20 December 1600He wrote a will dated 31 July 1599 with a codicil dated 20 December 16002
Burial*22 December 1600 and was buried on 22 December 1600 in Dedham.2

Family 1

Ann Pellett b. s 1549
Children1.Child Sherman2
2.Henry Sherman2 b. 1 Sep 1570
3.Edmund Sherman+2 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
4.Ann Sherman2 b. 9 Oct 1575
5.Richard Sherman2 b. bt 3 Mar 1576 - 1577
6.Ann Sherman+2 b. 7 Mar 1581, d. b 16 Dec 1625
7.Bezaliel Sherman2 b. s 1583

Family 2

Ann Clere b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Children1.Sarah Sherman2 b. 4 Jul 1587
2.Ann Sherman2 b. s 1589
3.Susan Sherman2 b. 17 Feb 1590/91
4.Samuel Sherman2 b. s 1593
5.John Sherman2 b. s 1595
6.Benjamin Sherman2 b. 27 Mar 1597
7.Mary Sherman2 b. 20 Mar 1598/99

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 1: Henry Sherman the Elder and his Wives, Volume 166, pages 245-258. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33.

Elisha Sherman1

Marriage*1791He probably married Ruth Hayward, daughter of Seth Hayward and Tabitha Pratt, shortly after their intention of marriage was recorded in 1791 in Abington, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.1

Family

Ruth Hayward b. 30 Oct 1764, d. 4 Oct 1836

Citations

  1. [S908] Compiled by Jayne Pratt Lovelace, The Pratt Directory (Chandler, Arizona: Ancestor House, 1998 Edition), page 897. Hereinafter cited as The Pratt Directory.

Elizabeth Sherman1

Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce1 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*Elizabeth Sherman was probably born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1
Marriage*20 July 1687She married Samuel Gaskill of Charlestown on 20 July 1687 in Sudbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England). They were married by Elizabeth's brother, Mr. James Sherman, minister of Sudbury.1,2,3

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Sudbury Marriages, Volume 1, page 266. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Charlestown Marriages, Volume 1, page 28.

Grace Sherman1

b. 10 March 1658/59, d. after 1712
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce1 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*10 March 1658/59Grace Sherman was born on 10 March 1658/59 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1,2
Death*after 1712 and died after 1712.1

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).
  2. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 21. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Grace Sherman1

b. 18 June 1616, d. 14 June 1691
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*18 June 1616Grace Sherman was baptized on 18 June 1616 at Dedham, Essex County, England.1,2
(Daughter) ReligionAlthough Grace's father had sent her brother John to Immanuel College in Cambridge for his religious training, her father was a Puritan. He finally felt so persecuted by the established Church of England that he left everything and fled with his family and some townsmen to New England, where he could worship according to the dictates of his conscience.1
(Daughter) ImmigrationApril 1634According to the Sherman Genealogy source, Grace sailed with her parents and siblings 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.1,3,4,5,6
(Daughter) ResidenceJune 1634The family arrived at Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), in June 1634 where, "under a tree," Grace's brother John preached his first sermon as an assistant to the pastor.7,1
Marriage*say 1635She married John Livermore, son of Daniel Livermore and Elizabeth Hammond, say 1635.2
(Daughter) Relocation29 May 1635Grace and her husband John 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 Grace's brother John Sherman as their first minister. Grace's parents and many others in their extended family also made the move.7,1,8
Relocation*1640Following their minister and others from the church, Grace and John Livermore moved again in 1640 to New Haven, New Haven Colony.9
Residence*1650They returned to settle in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), in 1650.9
(Wife) Death14 April 1684Grace became a widow when John Livermore died on 14 April 1684.2
Death*14 June 1691She died on 14 June 1691 in Chelmsford, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), at age 74.2

Family

John Livermore b. c 1606, d. 14 Apr 1684

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. [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. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24.
  8. [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.
  9. [S1329] Great Migration: 1634-1635, Volumes I-VII, online at www.americanancestors.org, John Livermore, Volume IV, I-L, pages 297-302.

Henry Sherman1

b. 1 September 1570
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Pellett1 b. s 1549
Baptism*1 September 1570Henry Sherman was baptized on 1 September 1570 in Dedham, Essex County, England,1
Burial*1 January 1585/86 and was buried in Dedham on 1 January 1585/86 at age 15.1

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."

Henry Sherman the Elder1

b. circa 1512, d. before 25 July 1590
Birth*circa 1512Henry Sherman the Elder was born circa 1512, perhaps in Essex County, England.1
Residence*1534He settled in Dedham, Essex County, about 15341
Occupation* and was a prominent clothier in Dedham.1
Marriage*circa 1539He married, either first or second, a woman named Agnes circa 1539. Henry's marriages, as outlined in the source, are presented with uncertainty beginning with the question of whether he had three or four wives. Was Henry's first wife a daughter of Robert Perpoynt of Dedham? Was the wife "Agnes", who died in 1580, his first or second wife? If the first, was she Agnes Perpoynt?? It is not known.1
(Husband) Burial14 October 1580Henry became a widower when Agnes Sherman died. She was buried on 14 October 1580 in Dedham, Essex County.1
Marriage*5 June 1581He married next, as her third husband, Marion (__?__) Smythe Wilson on 5 June 1581 in Dedham, Essex County.1
Relocation*1584Late in life, about 1584, he moved to Colchester, Essex County.1
(Husband) Burial4 August 1584Henry became a widower when Marion ______ died. She was perhaps the "Mrs. Sherman" buried on 4 August 1584 in St. James, Colchester, Essex County.1
Marriage*As his last wife, Henry married a woman named Margery who was living when he made his will.1
Will*26 February 1589/90He wrote a codicil to his will on 26 February 1589/901
Death*before 25 July 1590 and died before 25 July 1590, the date of his probate, probably in Colchester.1

Family 1

Agnes ______
Children1.Henry Sherman the Younger+1 b. s 1545, d. b 31 Aug 1610
2.Edmund Sherman+1 b. s 1548

Family 2

Marion ______

Family 3

Margery ______

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 1: Henry Sherman the Elder and his Wives, Volume 166, pages 245-258. Hereinafter cited as "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex."

Henry Sherman the Younger1

b. say 1545, d. before 31 August 1610
Father*Henry Sherman the Elder2 b. c 1512, d. b 25 Jul 1590
Mother*Agnes ______2
Birth*say 1545Henry Sherman the Younger was born say 1545, probably in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*14 June 1568He married Susan Lawrence, daughter of John Lawrence, on 14 June 1568 in Moze, Essex County, England.1
Will*21 August 1610He wrote his will on 21 August 1610 inDedham1
Death*before 31 August 1610 and died in Dedham before 31 August 1610, the date of his widow's will.1

Family

Susan Lawrence b. s 1548
Children1.Samuel Sherman+1 b. 11 Jan 1573, d. b 2 Mar 1615/16
2.Anne Sherman+1 b. 7 Aug 1575, d. b 13 Dec 1638
3.John Sherman+1 b. 17 Aug 1585

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."
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 1: Henry Sherman the Elder and his Wives, Volume 166, pages 245-258.

Hester Sherman1

d. 25 August 1688
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce1 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*Hester Sherman was probably born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England),1
Death*25 August 1688 and died on 25 August 1688 in Watertown.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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 60. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Hester Sherman1

b. 1 April 1606, d. before 30 January 1665/66
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*1 April 1606Hester Sherman was baptized on 1 April 1606 at Dedham, Essex County, England.1,2
Marriage*1627She married Andrew Ward in 1627 in England.2
Immigration*1633Hester and Andrew Ward immigrated to New England with three young children in 1633 and settled in Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England). Hester's parents and some of her siblings would join them in Watertown the next year.3
(Daughter) Relocation29 May 1635Hester and her husband Andrew 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 Hester's brother John Sherman as their first minister. Hester's parents and many others in their extended family also made the move.4,1,5
Residence*1641 In 1641 Hester and Andrew Ward moved to Stamford, Fairfield County, Connecticut.3
Residence1648 By 1648 Hester and Andrew Ward were living in Fairfield, Fairfield County.3
(Wife) Deathbefore 18 October 1659Hester became a widow when Andrew Ward died before 18 October 1659.2
Will*27 December 1665Hester wrote her will dated 27 December 16652
Death*before 30 January 1665/66 and died before 30 January 1665/66, the date the inventory was taken on her estate, probably in Fairfield.2

Family

Andrew Ward b. s 1603, d. b 18 Oct 1659

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. [S1036] Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to N.E. 1620-1633, Vols. I-III, online at www.americanancestors.org, Andrew Ward, pages 1918-1921. Hereinafter cited as Great Migration Begins, 1620-1633, Vols. I-III.
  4. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24.
  5. [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.

James Sherman1

b. 1651
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce1 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*1651James Sherman was born in 1651, probably in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).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).

Joan Sherman1

b. 13 December 1603
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*13 December 1603Joan Sherman was baptized on 13 December 1603 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*say 1630She married Henry Wright, son of Henry Wright, say 1630.1
Burial*21 November 1668She was buried on 21 November 1668 in Dedham.1

Family

Henry Wright b. s 1598

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."

Joanna Sherman1

b. 3 September 1652
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce1 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*3 September 1652Joanna Sherman was born on 3 September 1652 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 16. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

John Sherman1

b. 17 March 1659/60
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce1 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*17 March 1659/60John Sherman was born on 17 March 1659/60 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 22. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

John Sherman1

b. 17 August 1585
Father*Henry Sherman the Younger1 b. s 1545, d. b 31 Aug 1610
Mother*Susan Lawrence1 b. s 1548
Baptism*17 August 1585John Sherman was baptized on 17 August 1585 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*26 September 1611He married Grace Ravens, daughter of Reverend Richard Ravens and Elizabeth Hedge, on 26 September 1611 in Wattisfield, Suffolk County, England.1

Family

Grace Ravens b. s 1591
Child1.John Sherman+1 b. 3 Sep 1612, d. 25 Jan 1690/91

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."

John Sherman1

b. 3 September 1612, d. 25 January 1690/91
Father*John Sherman1 b. 17 Aug 1585
Mother*Grace Ravens1 b. s 1591
Baptism*3 September 1612John Sherman was baptized on 3 September 1612 in Great Horkesley, Essex County, England.1
(Cousin) ImmigrationApril 1634According to the Sherman Genealogy source, John immigrated to New England with the family of his father's cousin Edmund Sherman, sailing from Ipswich, Suffolk County, England, in the ship Elizabeth during " the last of April 1634". 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.2,3,4,5,6
Marriage*He married Martha Palmer, daughter of William Palmer.1,7
Death*25 January 1690/91He died on 25 January 1690/91 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), at age 78.1

Family

Martha Palmer
Child1.John Sherman8 b. 2 Nov 1638

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."
  2. [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).
  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. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 669, noting place as "Watertown/Stratford CT". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  8. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

John Sherman1

b. 2 November 1638
Father*John Sherman1 b. 3 Sep 1612, d. 25 Jan 1690/91
Mother*Martha Palmer1
Birth*2 November 1638John Sherman was born on 2 November 1638 in Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1

Citations

  1. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 5. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

John Sherman1

b. say 1595
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Clere1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Birth*say 1595John Sherman was born say 1595 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."

Reverend John Sherman1

b. 26 December 1613, d. 8 August 1685
Father*Edmund Sherman2 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin2 b. s 1578
Birth*26 December 1613John Sherman was born on 26 December 1613 in Dedham, Essex County, England,1
Baptism4 January 1613/14 and was baptized on 4 January 1613/14 in Dedham.3
Education*John was educated at Immanuel College, Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, England. Being a Puritan like his father, however, he realized he couldn't conform to the requirements of the Established Church and refused to graduate.4,2
(Son) ReligionAlthough his father had sent him to Immanuel College in Cambridge for his religious training, his father was a Puritan. He finally felt so persecuted by the established Church of England that he left everything and fled with his family and some townsmen to New England, where he could worship according to the dictates of his conscience.2
(Son) ImmigrationApril 1634According to the Sherman Genealogy source, John sailed with his parents and siblings 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.2,5,6,7,8
Residence*June 1634The family arrived at Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), in June 1634 where, "under a tree," John preached his first sermon as an assistant to the pastor, Mr. George Phillips. John's sister Hester and her husband Andrew Ward had immigrated and settled in Watertown the previous year.4,2
Relocation*29 May 1635When John was dismissed with others from the church at Watertown on 29 May 1635 to go and form a new church in Wethersfield, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, his parents and many others in their extended family also made the move.4,2,9
Marriage*He married first Mary Gibbs. They probably married in New Haven Colony, Connecticut.10,11,12
Occupation*8 November 1640He remained in Wethersfield until 7 May 1640, and was next called to the church at Milford, New Haven Colony, where he was installed on 8 November 1640. The General Court of New Haven Colony, on 24 November 1640, designated him as one of five men chosen by it to be Magistrates of the Colony.4
(Husband) Death8 September 1644John became a widower when Mary (Gibbs) Sherman died on 8 September 1644.4,3
Marriage*He married second Mary Launce, daughter of John Launce and Susan Darcy, probably in Milford, New Haven County, Connecticut.1,4,13
Occupation8 November 1647He was dismissed from the church at Milford on 8 November 1647 and was called back to his original New England church at Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England). The Reverend Mr. George Phillips had died in 1644, and John became Watertown's third pastor. He was admitted Freeman of that town on 19 May 1669.4
Death*8 August 1685He died on 8 August 1685 in Watertown at age 71.1,4,3

Family 1

Mary Gibbs d. 8 Sep 1644
Children1.Mary Sherman4
2.Bezaliel Sherman4 b. 15 Nov 1640
3.Daniel Sherman4 b. 16 Mar 1642
4.Samuel Sherman4 b. 14 Apr 1644

Family 2

Mary Launce d. 9 Mar 1710
Children1.Abigail Sherman4 b. 1 Feb 1648
2.James Sherman4 b. 1651
3.Joanna Sherman4 b. 3 Sep 1652
4.Abijah Sherman4 d. b 1702
5.Elizabeth Sherman4
6.Mary Sherman4 b. 5 Mar 1656/57
7.Grace Sherman4 b. 10 Mar 1658/59, d. a 1712
8.John Sherman4 b. 17 Mar 1659/60
9.Hester Sherman4 d. 25 Aug 1688
10.Mercy Sherman+1

Citations

  1. [S1324] Henry Bond M.D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended the Early History of the Town, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Second Edition; two volumes in one. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1860), Sherman, pages 429-432. Hereinafter cited as Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts.
  2. [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).
  3. [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."
  4. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24.
  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. [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.
  10. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700 (Baltimore, Maryland: Genealogical Publishing Co, 1985 and 1992), page 669, noting the place of their marriage as "Watertown/New Haven//Milford CT" and her surname as "GIBBS". Hereinafter cited as New England Marriages: Prior to 1700.
  11. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24, noting her name as only "Mary _______."
  12. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 6: The Family of Edmund Sherman, Volume 168, pages 16-33, reporting her surname as "GIBBS?"
  13. [S413] Clarence Almon Torrey, New England Marriages: Prior to 1700, page 669, reporting her surname as "Lanner" and noting the place of their marriage as "Watertown//Milford CT."

Mary Sherman1

Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Gibbs1 d. 8 Sep 1644
Birth*Mary Sherman was probably born in Wethersfield, New Haven Colony, Connecticut.1
Marriage*27 November 1656She married first Henry Freeman of Watertown on 27 November 1656 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
(Wife) Death12 November 1672Mary became a widow when Henry Freeman died on 12 November 1672.3

Family

Henry Freeman d. 12 Nov 1672

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 18. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 36.

Mary Sherman1

b. 5 March 1656/57
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce1 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*5 March 1656/57Mary Sherman was born on 5 March 1656/57 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2
Marriage*27 May 1679She married Ellis Barron Jr. on 27 May 1679 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,3

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. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 19. Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.
  3. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 1, page 46.

Mary Sherman1

b. 20 March 1598/99
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Clere1 b. s 1566, d. b 12 Jan 1610/11
Baptism*20 March 1598/99Mary Sherman was baptized on 20 March 1598/99 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."

Mercy Sherman1

Father*Reverend John Sherman2 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Launce3 d. 9 Mar 1710
Birth*Mercy Sherman was probably born in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).3
Marriage*4 April 1700She married Samuel Barnard, son of John Barnard and Sarah Flemming, on 4 April 1700 in Watertown, Middlesex County, Massachusetts Bay Province (New England). They were married by Henry Gibbs, minister.1,4

Family

Samuel Barnard b. 25 Mar 1664
Children1.Esther Barnard1 b. 9 Sep 1700
2.Elizabeth Barnard1 b. 18 Jan 1701/2
3.Mercy Barnard+1 b. 13 Aug 1704, d. 2 May 1799
4.Samuel Barnard1 b. 14 Apr 1706

Citations

  1. [S1324] Henry Bond M.D., Genealogies of the Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, including Waltham and Weston; to which is appended the Early History of the Town, downloaded from the Boston Public Library EBooks and Texts Archive at www.archive.org. Second Edition; two volumes in one. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic-Genealogical Society, 1860), Barnard, pages 14-16. Hereinafter cited as Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts.
  2. [S1324] Henry Bond M.D., Families and Descendants of the Early Settlers of Watertown, Massachusetts, Sherman, pages 429-432.
  3. [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).
  4. [S451] Massachusetts Vital Records to the Year 1850 - NEHGS, online at www.newenglandancestors.org, Watertown, Volume 2, page 6, their names recorded as "famuel Barnard and mercy shearman". Hereinafter cited as Massachusetts Vital Records to 1850 - NEHGS.

Phillip Sherman1

b. 5 February 1610/11
Father*Samuel Sherman1 b. 11 Jan 1573, d. b 2 Mar 1615/16
Mother*Phillipp Ward1 b. s 1575
Baptism*5 February 1610/11Phillip Sherman was baptized on 5 February 1610/11 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Immigration*1633He immigrated to New England in 1633 in Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island.2
Marriage*He married Sarah Odding in Roxbury, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).1,2

Family

Sarah Odding

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."
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 3: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 149-156.

Richard Sherman1

b. between 3 March 1576 and 1577
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1548
Mother*Ann Pellett1 b. s 1549
Baptism*between 3 March 1576 and 1577Richard Sherman was baptized on between 3 March 1576 and 1577 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."

Richard Sherman1

b. 16 October 1608
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*16 October 1608Richard Sherman was baptized on 16 October 1608 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*say 1635He married Mary ______ say 1635 in England.1
Will*22 October 1647He wrote his will dated 22 October 16471
Burial*27 October 1647 and was buried on 27 October 1647 in Dedham, Essex County.1

Family

Mary ______

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."

Samuel Sherman1

b. 14 April 1644
Father*Reverend John Sherman1 b. 26 Dec 1613, d. 8 Aug 1685
Mother*Mary Gibbs1 d. 8 Sep 1644
Birth*14 April 1644Samuel Sherman was born on 14 April 1644 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).

Samuel Sherman1

b. 12 July 1618, d. 5 April 1700
Father*Edmund Sherman1 b. s 1572, d. bt 29 Oct 1640 - May 1641
Mother*Grace Makin1 b. s 1578
Baptism*12 July 1618Samuel Sherman was baptized on 12 July 1618 at Dedham, Essex County, England.1,2,3
(Son) ReligionAlthough Samuel's father had sent his brother John to Immanuel College in Cambridge for his religious training, his father was a Puritan. He finally felt so persecuted by the established Church of England that he left everything and fled with his family and some townsmen to New England, where he could worship according to the dictates of his conscience.1
(Son) ImmigrationApril 1634According to the Sherman Genealogy source, Samuel sailed with his parents and siblings 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.1,4,5,6,7
(Son) ResidenceJune 1634The family arrived at Watertown, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England), in June 1634 where, "under a tree," Samuel's brother John preached his first sermon as an assistant to the pastor.8,1
(Son) Relocation29 May 1635When his brother John was dismissed with others from the church at Watertown on 29 May 1635 to go and form a new church in Wethersfield, New Haven Colony, Connecticut, Samuel and his parents and siblings went with him.8,1,9
Marriage*circa 1640He married Sarah Mitchell, daughter of Matthew Mitchell, circa 1640.3
Death*5 April 1700He died on 5 April 1700 in Stratford, Fairfield County, Connecticut, at age 81.3

Family

Sarah Mitchell b. 14 Oct 1621

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. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), Forward, page 7.
  3. [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."
  4. [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.
  5. [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.
  6. [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.
  7. [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.
  8. [S1326] Charles Pomeroy Sherman, Sherman Genealogy in the Direct Line from Thomas Sherman, I (c1443-1493), VII. John Sherman, Minister, pages 19-24.
  9. [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.

Samuel Sherman1

b. 11 January 1573, d. before 2 March 1615/16
Father*Henry Sherman the Younger1 b. s 1545, d. b 31 Aug 1610
Mother*Susan Lawrence1 b. s 1548
Baptism*11 January 1573Samuel Sherman was baptized on 11 January 1573 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*circa 1598He married Phillipp Ward, daughter of Lancelot Ward and Joan ______, circa 1598.1
Will*20 January 1615/16He wrote his will on 20 January 1615/161
Death*before 2 March 1615/16 and died before 2 March 1615/16, the date of his probate, in Dedham.1

Family

Phillipp Ward b. s 1575
Children1.Samuel Sherman1 b. s 1607
2.Phillip Sherman1 b. 5 Feb 1610/11

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."

Samuel Sherman1

b. say 1607
Father*Samuel Sherman1 b. 11 Jan 1573, d. b 2 Mar 1615/16
Mother*Phillipp Ward1 b. s 1575
Birth*say 1607Samuel Sherman was born say 1607 in Dedham, Essex County, England.1
Marriage*He married Grace ______.1
Immigration*before June 1636Samuel immigrated to New England before June 1636 when he owned 100 acres at Ipswich, Massachusetts Bay Colony (New England).2

Family

Grace ______

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."
  2. [S1327] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham, Essex", Part 3: Henry Sherman the Younger and His Wife, Volume 167, pages 149-156.