From the files of Stephen M. Lawson
Sherman Ancestry in England
In Ancestral Lines, Third Edition, by Carl Boyer 3rd
(Santa Clarita, CA 1998), pages 520-21, the author argues that
the ancestry of Henry SHERMAN (b. about 1511) could not have
been the son of Thomas SHERMAN (b. about 1490) of Yaxley, Suffolk.
He states that Henry is "probably descended from the Shermans
of Yaxley, Suffolk, England, but not as found in the works of
T. T. Sherman and R. V. Sherman."
Henry and Agnes (Butter) Sherman
The family of Henry and Agnes (BUTTER) SHERMAN, together with
that of his son Henry, is primarily from Some of the Descendants
of Philip Sherman, The First Secretary of Rhode Island, by
Roy V. Sherman (Akron, OH 1968), pages 9-22, and Ancestral
Lines, Third Edition, by Carl Boyer 3rd (Santa Clarita, CA
1998), pages 520-23. These genealogies are in essential agreement
on all particulars except for the sibling order of Susan/Anne,
daughter of Henry and Susan.
Henry SHERMAN - b. about 1511 or 1512, Yaxley, Suffolk,
England; d. 1590, Dedham, Essex. In a deposition dated Oct. 11,
1574 at Dedham, he stated he was age 62 "or there abouts,"
and had lived at Dedham 40 years. Will dated Jan. 20, 1589/90
with codicil Feb. 16, 1589/90, and proved July 25, 1590. Henry
was a shearman and clothier in Dedham from 1534, and a landholder
of considerable means. Married second June 5, 1581, Dedham, Essex,
Marion (SMYTH) WILSON, widow of Edmund WILSON; and third Margery.
Agnes - bur. Oct. 14, 1580, Dedham, Essex, England.
Probably niece of Thomas BUTTER of Dedham, clothier with will
dated Aug. 20, 1555. Some publications give her name as Agnes
BUTLER, daughter of Sir Piers BUTLER and Lady Margaret FITZGERALD,
with a royal line extending through James BUTLER and Eleanor DeBOHUN,
granddaughter of Edward I.
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Susan Brownell ANTHONY, George Herbert Walker BUSH,
George Walker BUSH, Sir Winston Leonard SPENCER-CHURCHILL, Dorothea
Lynde DIX, Herbert Clark HOOVER, Elias HOWE, Jr., James Schoolcraft
SHERMAN, and Roger SHERMAN
- Alice - b. about 1542; bur. Oct. 20, 1580. Married by 1562
Nicholas FYNCE. Son: John.
- Henry - b. about 1546, Dedham, Essex; bur. Aug. 28, 1610,
Dedham Essex. Will dated Aug. 21, 1610, and proved Sep. 8, 1610.
Clothier. Married Jun. 14, 1568, Moze, Essex, Susan LAWRENCE
(will dated Aug. 31, 1610; will proved Sep. 12, 1610; bur. Sep.
13, 1610, Dedham, Essex). Children of Henry and Susan SHERMAN:
Phebe married Simon FENN; Henry married Mary; Samuel married
Phillipa WARD; Susan (or Anne) married first Anthony WHITING,
and second Thomas WILSON; Daniel married first Christian CHAPMAN,
and second Sarah; Nathaniel died in infancy; Nathaniel married
first Phebe, and second Priscilla ANGIER; John married Grace
RAVENS (father of Capt. John SHERMAN of Watertown, MA; and Joseph SHERMAN, who became grandfather of 'signer' Roger SHERMAN);
Ezekiel married first Rachel ALEFOUNDER, and second Anne; Edmund
married Judith ANGIER; Mary; and possibly Elizabeth.
- Edmund - b. Jun. 8, 1548, Dedham, Essex; d. Dec. 22,
1600, Dedham, Essex.
- Judith - b. about 1550, Dedham, Essex; bur. Apr. 9, 1601.
Married Oct. 27, 1566, Dedham, Essex, William PETFIELD. Children:
Richard; Susan; Elizabeth; and Anna.
- John - b. Aug. 17, 1555, Dedham, Essex; bur. Oct. 16, 1576.
Will names brother Robert, and two brothers-in-law. Unmarried.
- Thomas - b. about 1557, Dedham, Essex; living in 1587. Not
named in father's will.
- Robert - bap. Feb. 6, 1560/1, Dedham, Essex; d. Jan. 10,
1602, Dedham, Essex. Will proved Jan. 20, 1602. A doctor residing
in Colchester and London; A.B. 1580, A.M. 1583, M.D. 1595. Married
first Dec. 9, 1583 Barbara BROWNE; and second 1597 Bridget JENNEY.
Children of Robert SHERMAN: Jane; Anne; Mary; Robert; and Richard.
Edmund and Ann (Pallette) Sherman
In Ancestral Lines, Third Edition, by Carl Boyer 3rd
(Santa Clarita, CA 1998), page 523, the author identifies Edmund
SHERMAN, son of Henry and Susan (LAWRENCE) SHERMAN, and husband
of Judith ANGIER, as the settler at Watertown, MA and Wethersfield,
CT. However, "Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman and Capt. John
Sherman," NEHGR (July 1897), pages 309-14 plus chart,
identifies Edmund SHERMAN of New England as follows:
"Samuel Sherman, a son of Edmund Sherman, by his second
wife Anne Clere, and a grandson of Henry Sherman the elder of
Colchester, made his will in 1643....
"He gives legacies to Rev. John Sherman and Samuel, his
brother, and to their sisters and to their mother. He mentions
their father, and places their legacies in the hands of Edmund,
their brother, to be sent over by him to New England. We read
in the will of legacies:
"'To my loving sister Sherman, Edmund's widow.'
"This Edmund, whose widow is Samuel's 'loving sister
Sherman,' was a half brother of the testator and was the father
of Rev. John....
"The Sherman ancestors of Rev. John Sherman were: Edmund,
who came to New England and died in New Haven (Edmund, Henry).
"As to Edmund Sherman (Henry, Henry) there is no evidence
that he came to this country. He married Judith Anger and is
called by his sister Anne Wilson in her will in 1638, 'my brother
Edmund Sherman of Colchester.' She speaks in her will of her
daughter Pheobe Barnard of New England, and had her brother Edmund
been in New England in 1638 it is not likely he would be described
as of Colchester."
Edmund SHERMAN - b. Jun. 8, 1548, Dedham, Essex; bur.
Dec. 22, 1600, Dedham, Essex. Son of Henry SHERMAN and
Agnes BUTTER. Will dated Aug. 1, 1599 and proved Apr. 30,
1601. A prosperous clothier at Dedham, he was founder of the English
school there. Married first Jun. (Fourth Month) 25, 1569 Ann PELLATTE;
and second Sep. 11, 1584, Anne CLEARE/CLERE (will dated 1609),
daughter of Nicholas CLERE of Colchester, Essex.
Ann PALLETTE - bur. Jan. 8, 1584. The order and birth
dates of the children include uncertainties which require more
Children of Edmund and Ann Sherman
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Lynne Anne (VINCENT) CHENEY, Albert Arnold GORE,
Jr., and James Russell LOWELL
- Henry - b. Sep. 15, 1570, Dedham, Essex; d. 1586.
- Edmund - b. about 1572, Dedham, Essex,
England; d. about 1641, New Haven, CT.
- Richard - b. Oct. 9, 1575, Dedham, Essex; d. Boston, MA.
Freeman 1635. Will dated Apr. 7, 1660; proved Jul. 31, 1660.
Named in wills of sister Ann, and of half brother Samuel. Married
first Alice DAY, and second Elizabeth. Children of Richard and
Alice SHERMAN: Anne; and Priscilla married Martin GARRETT. Children
of Richard and Elizabeth SHERMAN: Martha married Mr. BROWN; Abigail
married Mr. DAME; Samuel; and Alice married Thomas SPAWLE.
- Bezaleel - b. (date uncertain) Dedham, Essex; d. 1618 Ipswich,
Suffolk, England. Will dated Oct. 16, 1618 and proved Dec. 3,
1618. Married Priscilla, daughter of Dr. BURGESS. Children of
Bezaleel and Priscilla SHERMAN: Rev. John of Radwell, Essex;
Ursula died before marriage (betrothed to youngest son of Gov.
John WINTHROP of MA).
- Ann - b. Mar. 3, 1577, Dedham, Essex; d. 1625, Dedham, Essex.
Married May 15, 1601 at Dedham, Essex to John ANGIER (b. about
1575; d. Jan.-Feb. 1623/4, Dedham, Essex), son of William ANGIER
and Josan of Dedham. John, a clothier like his father and father-in-law,
wrote his will Jan. 19, 1623/4, and it was proved Feb. 18, 1623/4
at Dedham, Essex. Ann's will was dated Sep. 2, 1625 and proved
Dec. 16, 1625 at Dedham, Essex. Both wills contain extensive
family information. Children of Ann and John ANGIER: Mary married
Nathaniel SPARHAWK; Rev. John married Margaret; possibly Samuel
died young; Bezaleel married Anne; Edmund married Ruth AMES,
daughter of Rev. Dr. William AMES; Samuel married Barbara COLEMORE;
Anne; and Thomas died as a child.
Children of Edmund and Anne Sherman
- Samuel - b. Dedham, Essex; d. about 1644. His will dated
Jun. 14, 1643, and proved Dec. 12, 1644, names "cousin"
(nephew) Edmund SHERMAN, brother of Rev. John SHERMAN and Samuel
SHERMAN, immigrants to Watertown, MA. Married Hester BURGESS
(d. 1646), whose will was dated Aug. 14, 1646 and proved Sep.
3, 1646. Children of Samuel and Hester SHERMAN: Samuel, Edmund;
Bezaleel married Anne NORTON; Ester married Mr. FENN; Anne; John;
Deborah married John WALL; and Nathaniel.
- John - b. Dedham, Essex. Named in will of sister Ann. Married
first Ms. SPARHAWK, and second Anne. Children of John SHERMAN
and his first wife: Capt. John married Martha PALMER; Samuel;
and Mary married Samuel PEACHLEY. Children of of John and Anne
SHERMAN, his second wife: Anne; Nathaniel; and Elizabeth.
- Benjamin - b. (date uncertain) Dedham, Essex. Named in will
of sister Ann. Married with children.
- Sarah - b. (date uncertain) Dedham, Essex. Named in will
of sister Ann. Married Thomas WARNER. Children of Sarah and Thomas
WARNER: Samuel; Mary married Mr. ABBOT; and Henry.
- Hannah - b. Dedham, Essex. Named in will of sister Ann. Married
Richard BACKLER, whose will was dated Jun. 25, 1639 and proved
Jul. 25, 1639. Children of Hannah and Richard BACKLER: Nathaniel;
Richard; Anne married Mr. SMITH; Joane married Mr. CROSS; Mary;
Sarah; and Elizabeth.
- Mary - b. Dedham, Essex. Named in wills of sister Ann, and
of brother Samuel. Married Andrew BACON. Immigrated to New England.
- Susan - b. (date uncertain) Dedham, Essex. Did not marry.
Wood Ancestry in England
The information presented here is condensed from various interenet
resources, the most detailed of which refer to Matthew WOOD's
"English Origins of the Mitchell, Wood, Lum and Halstead
Families" (NYG&B Record, Jan-Oct 1989 and Apr
1990) and his "Jonas Wood 'Halifax' of Huntington, Long
Island" (NYG&B Record, Apr 1992-Jul 1993).
Richard and Christable Wood
Richard WOOD - b. 1480, Halifax, Yorkshire; d. 1553,
Halifax, Yorkshire. Married about 1508.
Christable - b. about 1485, Halifax, Yorkshire.
Children of Richard and Christable Wood
- Margaret - b. about 1509, Halifax, Yorkshire. Married Edmund
- Agnes - b. about 1511, Halifax, Yorkshire. Married
on May 15, 1547 to John HEBBILGWETT.
- Thomas - b. about 1513 Halifax, Yorkshire.
- Richard - b. 1515, Halifax, Yorkshire.
Richard and Margaret (Ambler) Wood
Richard WOOD - b. 1515, Halifax, Yorkshire. Son of Richard
WOOD and Christable. Married about 1542.
Margaret AMBLER - b. about 1520, Halifax, Yorkshire.
Children of Richard and Margaret Wood
- Edmund - b. 1545/6, Halifax, Yorkshire.
- James - b. 1548, Halifax, Yorkshire. Married on Dec. 11,
1575 to Janet SHUTTLEWORTH.
Edmund and Margaret (Heird) Wood
Edmund WOOD - b. 1545/6, Halifax, Yorkshire. Son of
Richard WOOD and Margaret AMBLER. Edmund was married first on
Sep. 15, 1572 at Halifax, Yorkshire to Alyce EDWARDS, second on
May 4 1573 at Halifax, Yorkshire to Jenet HURST, third on Oct.
13, 1583 at Halifax, Yorkshire to Margaret HEIRD, and fourth on
May 3, 1591 at Halifax, Yorkshire to Margaret HELLIWELL.
Margaret HEIRD - d. before May 1591, Halifax, Yorkshire.
Children of Edmund and Jenet Wood
- Humphrey - b. 1574, Halifax, Yorkshire.
- Edward - b. about 1575, Halifax, Yorkshire.
- Richard - b. about 1576, Halifax, Yorkshire, d. Aug. 1607,
Halifax, Yorkshire. Married on Sep. 30, 1600 at Halifax, Yorkshire
to Elizabeth LONGBOTHAM.
- Edmund - b. 1578, Halifax, Yorkshire; d. 1660, Huntington,
Long Island, NY. Married on May 21, 1611 at Halifax, Yorkshire
to Martha LUM (b. 1587, Halifax, Yorkshire), daughter of John
LUM (or LOME) of Soweby, Halifax, Yorkshire. Resided at Springfield,
MA in May 1636. Children of Edmund and Martha WOOD: Martha married
Thurston RAYNOR; Jonas 'Oram' married first Elizabeth STRICKLAND,
and second Elizabeth CONKLING; Susan married Samuel CLARKE; Jeremiah
married Elizabeth GILDERSLEEVE; and Timothy married Hannah STRICKLAND.
- Grace - b. about 1581, Halifax, Yorkshire.
Children of Edmund and Margaret (Heird)
- John - b. about 1584, Halifax, Yorkshire; d. Apr. 1619, Halifax,
Yorkshire. Married on Dec. 30, 1609 at Halifax, Yorkshire to
Dorothy MOAKSON. Son of John and Dorothy WOOD: John.
- Mary - b. about 1585, Halifax, Yorkshire.
- Thomas - b. about 1586, Halifax, Yorkshire.
- Susan - b. about 1589, Halifax,
Yorkshire; d. 1635, Ovenden, Yorkshire. Married Matthew
The Mitchell Family in America
For the immigrant family, refer to The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England 1634-35, Volume V (Boston, 2007), pages 125-31.
Matthew and Susan (Wood) Mitchell
Matthew MITCHELL - b. Apr. 16, 1590, South Ouram, Halifax,
Yorkshire, England; d. 1646, Stamford, CT. Son of Thomas MITCHELL
and Elizabeth CLAY. Matthew's undated will was proved Jun.
16, 1646, and his inventory was taken May 19, 1646. A dissenter
of the Church of England, his ancestors three generations earlier
moved from Scotland to Yorkshire. The family departed Bristol,
England on May 23, 1635 aboard the 'James', arriving at Boston,
MA on Aug. 17, 1635. Most of their belongings were lost in a shipwreck
upon arrival in America, and they lived at Charleston, Concord,
and Springfield, MA, and at Saybrook and Wethersfield, CT before
finally settling at Stamford, CT. Married Apr. 16, 1616, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
Susan WOOD - b. about 1589, Halifax, Yorkshire, England;
d. 1635, Ovenden, Yorkshire, England. Susan was first married
in 1611 to Thomas BUTTERFIELD (bur. Sep. 16, 1614 Halifax, Yorkshire).
Children of Thamas and Susan BUTTERFIELD: Samuel (b. 1612; killed
1636 by Pequot Indians at Saybrook, CT); and a child (b. about
1614). Daughter of Edmund WOOD and Margaret
Children of Matthew and Susan Mitchell
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Sir Winston Leonard SPENCER-CHURCHILL, and Jane WYMAN
- Abigail - bap. Apr. 26, 1618, South Ouram, Halifax, Yorkshire,
England; d. after Aug. 1678. Married about 1640 Rev. Abraham
PIERSON (b. about 1610, Yorkshire; d. Aug. 9, 1678, Newark, Essex
Co., NJ; bur. Old Burying Ground, Newark, NJ), son of Abraham
PIERSON and Christina JOHNSTON. Rev. PIERSON graduated Trinity
College, Cambridge in 1632. Minister at Newark, Nottinghamshire,
England; Lynn, Essex Co., MA (Nov.-Dec. 1640); Southampton, Long
Island, NY (1640-44); Branford, CT (1645-55); and Newark, NJ
(1667-78). He was a Chaplain in 1654, and was a founder of New
Ark in 1667. His will, dated Aug. 10, 1671, was proved Mar. 12,
1678/9. Abigail survived her husband. Children of Abigail and
Abraham PIERSON: Rev. Abraham (1640-1707, First President of
Yale 1701-1707) married Abigail CLARKE; Abigail married John
DAVENPORT; Thomas married first Marie HARRISON, and second Mary
BROWNE; Mary married Stephen BISHOP; Grace married Samuel KITCHELL;
Susannah married Jonathan BELL; Rebecca married Joseph JOHNSON;
Theophilus married Mary; and Isaac married Elizabeth HALL. [Note:
Detailed information on the Descendants
of Abigail (MITCHELL) PIERSON family was found on the internet
in August 2002.]
- David - bap. Nov. 14, 1619, South Ouram, Halifax, Yorkshire,
England; d. 1686, Stamford, CT. Married Elizabeth. Son of David and Elizabeth: Abraham married Sarah WHEELER.
- Sarah - bap. Oct. 14, 1621, South
Ouram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Married Samuel
- Martha - bap. Oct. 26, 1623, South Ouram, Halifax, Yorkshire,
England; d. Nov. 22, 1623, South Ouram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
- Jonathan - b. Nov. 15, 1624; bap. Dec. 19, 1624, South Ouram,
Halifax, Yorkshire, England; d. Jul. 9, 1668, Cambridge, MA.
Graduated Harvard College 1647, which he served as Tutor and
Fellow 1650-1668. Jonathan was ordained at Cambridge, MA on Aug.
21, 1650. He preached Election Sermons in 1658 and 1667. On Nov.
19, 1650 at Cambridge, MA, Jonathan married Margaret (BORADELL)
SHEPARD, the widow of Rev. Thomas SHEPARD (1605-1649), minister
at Cambridge, MA. Rev. Thomas SHEPARD married first Margaret
TOUTVILLE (mother of Rev. Thomas SHEPARD of Charlestown, MA),
second Joanna HOOKER (daughter of Rev. Thomas HOOKER of Hartford,
CT, and mother of Rev. Samuel SHEPARD of ROWLEY, MA), and third
Margaret BORADELL (mother of Rev. Jeremiah SHEPARD of Lynn, MA).
- Susanna - bap. Oct. 14, 1627, South Ouram, Halifax, Yorkshire,
England; d. Mar. 24, 1711; bur. Old South End Cem., Southampton,
Long Island, NY. Married Maj. John HOWELL (bap. Nov. 22, 1624,
prob. Marsh Gibbon, Buckinghamshire; d. Nov. 3, 1696, Southampton,
Long Island, NY; bur. Old South End Cem., Southampton, Long Island,
NY), son of Edward HOWELL. Settled at Southampton in 1640, where he was allotted land
Feb. 17, 1647/8 and was made freeman Mar. 8, 1648/9. He held
a number of public offices and served in the militia. Children
of Susanna and John HOWELL: John married Martha WHITE; Edward
died as infant; Matthew married Mary HALSEY; Abraham married
Abigail WHITE; Ephraim married Hannah COE; Susanna married Henry
PIERSON; Hannah married Isaac HALSEY; Theophilus married Abigail
HALSEY; Nathaniel married Hannah HALSEY; Prudence; and Abigail
married Isaac HALSEY.
- Matthew - bap. Jul. 5, 1629, South Ouram, Halifax, Yorkshire,
England; d. Oct. 4, 1629, South Ouram, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
- bap. Jun. 26, 1635; d. Apr. 2, 1702, New Haven, CT. Married first
Robert COE (bap. Sep. 19, 1626, Boxfod, Suffolk, England; d. 1659), son
of Robert COE and Mary. Hannah married second Nicholas ELSEY. Children
of Hannah and Robert COE: Hannah; Susanna; Sarah married Jeremiah
OSBORNE; and John married Mary HAWLEY.
Possible children of Matthew and Susan Mitchell
Some compilations add the following children, but without
birth or baptism record references. However, the estimated birth
years appear to conflict with those of known events.
- Abraham - b. about 1616, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
- Dorothy - b. about 1617, Halifax, Yorkshire, England; d.
Nov. 17, 1712.
- Jonathan - b. about 1620, Halifax, Yorkshire, England. Died
- Nathan - b. about 1622, Halifax, Yorkshire, England.
The Shermans in America
Edmund and Joan Sherman
Edmund SHERMAN - b. about 1572, Dedham, Essex, England;
d. about 1641, New Haven, CT. Son of Edmund
SHERMAN and Ann PALLETTE. Named in the 1589 will of his grandfather
Henry SHERMAN, and the 1625 will of his sister Ann ANGIER, where
she also names two daughters of her brother Edmund as Ann and
Jone. Lived at Dedham, England, and emigrated to America 1634.
Married about 1605, England.
Joan - Called "loving sister Sherman" in 1643
will of her husband's half-brother Samuel SHERMAN. According to
"Was Tobias Makin an Ancestor of the New England Shermans?",
by Myrtle Stevens Hyde and Douglas Richardson, The American Genealogist
61:79-82 (July/Oct 1985), Joan was not the daughter of Tobias
MAKIN, whose daughter Joan MAKIN married Richard STONE as her
only husband. The 1610 will of Tobias MAKIN names Edmund SHERMAN
and his son Richard SHERMAN. It is possible that Grace MAKIN,
daughter of Tobias MAKIN, married an Edmund SHERMAN, but he has
not been specifically identified.
Children of Edmund and Joan Sherman
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Henry FONDA, Robert Hutchings
GODDARD, Robert Treat PAINE, Norman Perceval ROCKWELL, Harriet
Elizabeth BEECHER STOWE, William Howard TAFT, Elizabeth Rosemond TAYLOR, Clarence Almon
TORREY, and Orson WELLES
- Edmund - b. 1599; d. 1673. Will dated Apr. 11, 1673 and proved
May 28, 1673. Clothier. Immigrated to Watertown, MA and admitted
as freeman on May 25, 1636, but soon returned to England. Called
"cousin Edmund Sherman" in the 1643 will of Uncle Samuel
- Anne - b. about 1601. Named in 1625 will of Aunt Ann Angier.
Either Anne or Joan may have been the immigrant to New England,
mentioned in 1643 will of Uncle Samuel SHERMAN.
- Joan - b. about 1603. Named in 1625 will of Aunt Ann Angier.
Either Anne or Joan may have been the immigrant to New England,
mentioned in 1643 will of Uncle Samuel SHERMAN.
(or Hester) - b. Apr. 1, 1606, England; d. 1666, CT. Married about
1624/5 Andrew WARD (b. about 1603; d. 1659, CT). Admitted as freeman at
Watertown on May 15, 1634, and moved to Wethersfield, Hartford Co., CT
about 1636. Andrew was a member of the General Court at Hartford in
1637 and moved to Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT about 1640/1. He may have
moved to Hempstead Long Island in 1642. Children of Esther and Andrew
WARD: Edmond; Ann married Caleb NICHOLS; William married Deborah
LOCKWOOD; Hester married first Joseph BOOSEY, and second Jehu BURR (son
of Jehu BURR); Mary perhaps married John BURR (son of Jehu BURR); John
married Mary HARRIS (daughter of William HARRIS); Sarah married Nathaniel BURR (son of Jehu
BURR); Abigail married Moses DIMON; Andrew married Tryal MEIGS; and
Samuel married first Ms. OGDEN (daughter of Richard OGDEN), and second
Hannah (HOWKINS) NICHOLS.
- Richard - bap. Oct. 16, 1608, Dedham, Essex, England; d.
1647, Dedham, Essex, England. The Parish Register records his
parents as "Edmund and Jone Sherman." Married Mary.
- Bezaleel - b. about 1611.
- John - b. Dec. 26, 1613, Dedham, England; d. Aug. 8, 1685,
Watertown, MA. Arrived in America Apr. 1634 in the 'Elizabeth,'
Capt. William ANDREWS. Third minister at Watertown. To Watertown
in 1635, but lived for some time at New Haven, CT where he was
a magistrate. Returned to Watertown between 1644 and 1648. Married
first Abigail; and second 1645 Mary LAUNCE (b. before 1625; d.
Nov. 9, 1710, Watertown, MA), daughter of John LAUNCE and Isabella
DARCY, and descendant of Cerdic, King of the West Saxons (519-534)
in the 41st generation. Children of John and Abigail SHERMAN:
Mary married David ALLEN; Bezaleel; and Daniel. Children of John
and Mary SHERMAN: Samuel; Abigail married Rev. Samuel WILLARD;
Elizabeth married Mr. GASKILL; Rev. James married Mary WALKER
(ancestors of Norman ROCKWELL); Joanna died young; Mary married
Elias BARRON, Jr.; Grace; John; Abiah; Hester; and Mercy married
- Grace - b. about 1616, England; d. 1691, Chelmsford, MA.
Will dated Dec. 19, 1690; proved Jun. 16, 1691. To America Apr.
1634 in the 'Francis' with husband and one child. Married in
England about 1632 John LIVERMORE (b. 1607, England; d. Apr.
14, 1684, Watertown, MA). Settled at Watertown, MA, but lived
from about 1639 to 1653 at New Haven, CT where 4 children were
baptized. Children of Grace and John LIVERMORE: Hannah married
John COOLIDGE, Jr. (ancestors of Pres. TAFT, and of Robert H.
GODDARD); Elizabeth; Sarah married James TOWNSEND; Lt. John married
first Hannah, and second Elizabeth GROUT; Nathaniel; Samuel married
Anna BRIDGE; Daniel; a child died in infancy; Mary possibly married
John RUSSELL; Edmund died in infancy; and Martha married Abraham
- Samuel - bap. Jul. 12, 1618, Dedham,
Essex, England; d. 1684, Stratford, CT.
Samuel and Sarah (Mitchell) Sherman
Samuel SHERMAN - bap. Jul. 12, 1618, Dedham, Essex,
England; d. 1684, Stratford, CT. Son of Edmund
SHERMAN and Joan. To America in 1634. He lived at Boston and
Watertown, MA, and Wethersfield and Stratford, CT, before moving
to Stamford. He served in the Pequot Wars, and in numerous public
offices in Stratford, Woodbury, and Fairfield, CT. Samuel was
active in the settlement of Woodbury, CT. Married about 1640.
Sarah MITCHELL- bap. Oct. 14, 1621, South Ouram, Halifax,
Yorkshire, England. Daughter of Matthew MITCHELL
and Susan WOOD.
Children of Samuel and Sarah Sherman
See Notable Cousins
for line to: Sir Robert Laird BORDEN and Gen. William Tecumseh
- Samuel - b. Jan. 19, 1641, Stratford, CT; d. Feb. 20, 1718,
Stratford, CT. Married first on Jun. 19, 1665 Mary TITTERTON,
daughter of Daniel and Jane, and second 10-1-1695 Abigail (THOMPSON)
HUSE (1646-1731). Children of Samuel and Mary: Mary; Daniel married
Rebecca WHEELER; Susanna married Daniel MITCHELL; Sarah; Grace
married Daniel StJOHN (or SENTION); Elizabeth married Isaac CLARK,
Sarah married Samuel BEERS; and Abigail married James BEEBE.
- Theophilus - b. Oct. 28, 1643, Stratford, CT; d. 1712, Wethersfield,
CT. Lived at New Haven and Wethersfield, CT. Married first about
1665 Comfort ROBBINS (b. 10-12-1646), and second 1689 Mrs. Mary
COLTMAN, widow of John. Children of Theophilus SHERMAN:Theophilus
never married; Mary married Mr. CRANE; and Comfort married Richard
- Matthew - b. Oct. 24, 1645, Stratford, CT; d. 1698, Stratford,
CT. Married Hannah BUCKLEY (d. 1713). Children of Matthew and
Hannah SHERMAN: David married; Hannah married Daniel BEACH; and
- Edmund - b. Dec. 4, 1647, Stamford, CT; d. 1683, Stratford,
CT. Married 1670 Susanna HARDY. Children of Edmund and Susanna
SHERMAN: Bezaleel married; Sarah; Samuel; Edmund married Jane
CORNWALL; and Matthew married.
- John - b. Feb. 8, 1651, Stratford, CT; d. Nov. 13, 1730,
CT. Deacon and town clerk at Woodbury, CT, and speaker of the
Connecticut General Assembly. Married Elizabeth THORNE (d. 10-1-1744).
Children: Ichabod did not marry; Hannah married Mr. CHITTENDEN,
possibly William (1666-1738); Dea. Samuel married Mary KNOWLES;
Elizabeth married Roger TERRILL; John married Emma PRESTON (ancestors
of Gen. William Tecumseh SHERMAN); Sarah married Benjamin HINMAN;
Mary married Rev. Anthony STODDARD, son of Rev. Solomon; and
Susanna married Daniel NOBLE.
- Sarah - b. Apr. 8, 1654,
Stratford, CT; d. Mar. 30, 1712/3, Guilford, CT. Married 1670,
CT Josiah ROSSITER.
- Nathaniel - b. Mar. 21, 1656/7, Stratford, CT, d. 1712. Married
first Jun. 13, 1680 Mary PHIPPEN, and second Nov. 26, 1707 Abigail
(BURR) HANFORD (d. Mar. 1730/1), daughter of Daniel BURR. Child
of Nathaniel and Mary SHERMAN: Comfort. Child of Nathaniel and
Abigail SHERMAN: Naomi married first James LEWIS and second her
first cousin Timothy SHERMAN.
- Benjamin - b. Mar. 29, 1662, Stratford, CT; d. Aug. 29, 1741.
Married on Jun. 6, 1683, Stratford, CT Rebecca PHIPPEN (b. 1666;
d. 1739). They lived at Stratford, CT where Benjamin was a Deputy
in May 1711. Children of Benjamin and Rebecca SHERMAN: Abigail;
John died young; Wilmet married Jeremiah TURNER; Job married
Sally SEELEY; Nathaniel married first Ruth CURTIS, and second
Eunice (NICHOLS) PATTERSON; Martha; Mindwell; Mary married Samuel
FRENCH; Enos married Abigail WALKER; Rebecca married first Gideon
HOLLISTER, and second Abraham JUDSON; Benjamin married Obedience
(MALLORY) CURTIS; Samuel married Sarah HURD; James married Sarah
COOKE; and Timothy married first Elizabeth, and second his cousin
Naomi (SHERMAN) LEWIS.
- David - b. Apr. 15, 1665, Stratford, CT; d. Jan. 1, 1753.
Captain. Married about 1690 Mercy WHEELER (b. about 1670; d.
Aug. 19, 1745), daughter of Isaac. They lived at Stratford, CT.
Daughter of David and Mercy SHERMAN: Tamar married Henry ROWLAND.