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Roger Sherman

Male 1721 - 1793  (72 years)


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  • Name Roger Sherman 
    Born 19 Apr 1721  Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 23 Jul 1793  New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I13590  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2018 

    Father William Sherman,   b. 28 Jun 1692, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Mar 1741, Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Mother Mehetabel Wellington,   b. 26 Feb 1688, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 Sep 1715  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Family ID F8516  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rebecca Prescott,   b. 20 May 1742, Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1813, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years) 
    Married 12 May 1763  Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
    +1. Roger Sherman,   b. 16 Jul 1768, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Mar 1856, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 2 Jun 2018 
    Family ID F8515  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • 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

  • Sources 
    1. [S1998] Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England: Some Descendants of the Immigrants, Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the Descendants of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman by Thomas Townsend Sherman. New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920.