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Roger Sherman

Male 1768 - 1856  (87 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Roger Sherman was born 16 Jul 1768, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut (son of Roger Sherman and Rebecca Prescott); died 5 Mar 1856, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Shortly after the Revolution, he spent two weeks visiting George Washington at Mount Vernon.

    On 31 Jan 1794, with his uncle Benjamin Prescott, he formed the firm of Prescott & Sherman, trading in dry goods, groceries, navigation, shoemaking, and tanning.

    Representative for New Haven in the Connecticut General Assembly, May and October 1810 and May 1811.

    Roger married Susanna Staples 7 Jan 1801, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut. Susanna (daughter of Rev. John Staples and Susanna Perkins) was born 20 Aug 1778, Canterbury, Windham, Connecticut; died 22 Nov 1855, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]

    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Baldwin Sherman was born 27 Oct 1823, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died 10 Mar 1917, Nordhoff, California.

Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Roger Sherman was born 19 Apr 1721, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of William Sherman and Mehetabel Wellington); died 23 Jul 1793, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    "Sherman is especially notable in United States history for being the only person to sign all four great state papers of the United States: the United States Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Association, the Articles of Confederation, and the United States Constitution. Robert Morris, who did not sign the Articles of Association, signed the other three." [Wikipedia]

    1745-1752 Surveyor New Haven County
    1752-1758 Surveyor Litchfield County
    1754 February Admitted to the Bar of Litchfield County
    1755-1759 Justice of the Peace Litchfield County
    1755-1756 1758-1761 Deputy for New Milford to General Assembly
    1759-1761 Justice of Quorum County Court for County
    1759 Commissary of Supplies for Connecticut at Albany NY
    1760-1772 In mercantile business in New Haven
    1765-1776 Treasurer of Yale College
    1764-1766 Deputy for New Haven to General Assembly
    1765 May Justice of the Peace, New Haven County
    1765 October Justice of the Quorum, New Haven County
    1766-1789 Judge of Superior Court of Connecticut
    1768 Received degree of Master of Arts from Yale College
    1774-1781 and 1784 Delegate to Continental Congress
    1774 Signed Articles of Association
    1774 Signed Address to the King
    1776 Signed Declaration of Independence
    1777 Delegate to Currency and Anti Monopoly Conventions at Springfield Mass
    1777-1779 and 1782 Member of Council of Safety of Connecticut
    1778 Signed Articles of Confederation
    1778 Delegate to Convention on regulation of prices at New Haven
    1783 Revised the Connecticut Laws with Judge Richard Law
    1784-1793 First Mayor of New Haven
    1787 Delegate to Constitutional Convention
    1787 Signed the Constitution of The United States
    1788 Delegate from New Haven to Convention of Connecticut which ratified the Constitution of the United States
    1789-1791 Representative for Connecticut in Congress of the United States
    1791 June until death July 23 1793 United States Senator for Connecticut

    Roger married Rebecca Prescott 12 May 1763, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Benjamin Prescott and Rebecca Minot) was born 20 May 1742, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; died 19 Apr 1813, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Rebecca Prescott was born 20 May 1742, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of Benjamin Prescott and Rebecca Minot); died 19 Apr 1813, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.

    Notes:

    Also spelled Rebekah.

    Children:
    1. 1. Roger Sherman was born 16 Jul 1768, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; died 5 Mar 1856, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  William Sherman was born 28 Jun 1692, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Joseph Sherman and Elizabeth Winship); died 20 Mar 1741, Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

    William married Mehetabel Wellington 13 Sep 1715, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Mehetabel (daughter of Benjamin Wellington and Elizabeth Sweetman) was born 26 Feb 1688, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Mehetabel Wellington was born 26 Feb 1688, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Benjamin Wellington and Elizabeth Sweetman).

    Other Events:

    • Baptised: 4 Mar 1688

    Children:
    1. 2. Roger Sherman was born 19 Apr 1721, Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 23 Jul 1793, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.
    2. Rev. Josiah Sherman was born 1 Apr 1729, Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts; died 25 Nov 1789, Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut.

  3. 6.  Benjamin Prescott was born 29 Jan 1717, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (son of Rev. Benjamin Prescott and Elizabeth Higginson); died 18 Aug 1778, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Benjamin married Rebecca Minot 12 Aug 1741, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Rebecca (daughter of Col. James Minot and Martha Lane) was born 5 May 1720, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 8 Oct 1761, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 7.  Rebecca Minot was born 5 May 1720, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Col. James Minot and Martha Lane); died 8 Oct 1761, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 15 May 1720, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts

    Children:
    1. 3. Rebecca Prescott was born 20 May 1742, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts; died 19 Apr 1813, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut.


Generation: 4

  1. 8.  Joseph Sherman was born 14 May 1650, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Capt. John Sherman and Martha Palmer); died 20 Jan 1731, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Joseph married Elizabeth Winship 18 Nov 1673, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of Lt. Edward Winship and Elizabeth Parke) was born 15 Apr 1652, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  2. 9.  Elizabeth Winship was born 15 Apr 1652, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Lt. Edward Winship and Elizabeth Parke).
    Children:
    1. 4. William Sherman was born 28 Jun 1692, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 20 Mar 1741, Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts.

  3. 10.  Benjamin Wellington was born Abt 1646, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Roger Wellington and Mary Palgrave); died 8 Jan 1710, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Benjamin married Elizabeth Sweetman 7 Dec 1671. Elizabeth (daughter of Thomas Sweetman and Isabel) was born 16 Jan 1646, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  4. 11.  Elizabeth Sweetman was born 16 Jan 1646, Cambridge, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Thomas Sweetman and Isabel).
    Children:
    1. Elizabeth Wellington was born 29 Dec 1673, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 1729.
    2. 5. Mehetabel Wellington was born 26 Feb 1688, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

  5. 12.  Rev. Benjamin Prescott was born 16 Sep 1687, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Capt. Jonathan Prescott and Elizabeth Hoar); died 27 May 1777, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 28 May 1777

    Notes:

    Graduated A.M. at Harvard College, 1709. Minister of the Second Parish of Salem, 1713-1756.

    Rev. married Elizabeth Higginson 20 Oct 1715, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. Elizabeth (daughter of John Higginson and Hannah Gardner) was born 28 Jun 1696, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 20 Mar 1723, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  6. 13.  Elizabeth Higginson was born 28 Jun 1696, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts (daughter of John Higginson and Hannah Gardner); died 20 Mar 1723, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.
    Children:
    1. 6. Benjamin Prescott was born 29 Jan 1717, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts; died 18 Aug 1778, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.

  7. 14.  Col. James Minot was born 17 Oct 1694, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts (son of Capt. James Minot and Rebecca Wheeler); died 6 Feb 1759, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; was buried , Hill Burying Ground, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    His epitaph:

    Here lye the remains of Col. James Minott
    Esqr. who departed this life Feb 6, 1759
    in the 65th year of his age. He was of
    Honl. Descent, early improved & advanced
    in Civil and Military Affairs. Divers years
    Represented this Town at the General Court
    was a Justice of the Peace, and one of the Hon.
    His Majesties Council for many years, which
    Offices he Sustained until his death.
    In all which Stations and relations of life he
    behaved as the Christian, the Patriot, and the
    benevolent friend, and as he merrited so he
    was much loved and honored in his life
    and Lamented at his death.
    Memento mori.
    'From death's arrest no age is free.'

    Col. married Martha Lane 14 Nov 1716, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Martha (daughter of Col. John Lane and Susanna Whipple) was born 1 Oct 1694, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 18 Jan 1734, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet]


  8. 15.  Martha Lane was born 1 Oct 1694, Billerica, Middlesex, Massachusetts (daughter of Col. John Lane and Susanna Whipple); died 18 Jan 1734, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate death: 18 Jan 1735

    Children:
    1. 7. Rebecca Minot was born 5 May 1720, Concord, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died 8 Oct 1761, Salem, Essex, Massachusetts.