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Rev. John Sherman

Male 1613 - 1685  (71 years)


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  • Name John Sherman  [1, 2
    Prefix Rev. 
    Born 26 Dec 1613  Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 4 Jan 1614  Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Died 8 Aug 1685  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4, 5, 6
    Buried East Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Siblings 1 sibling 
    Person ID I27523  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 

    Father Edmund Sherman,   b. Abt 1572,   d. Between 29 Oct 1640 and May 1641, New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Grace Makin,   d. Aft 14 Jun 1643 
    Married Bef 1599  [7
    Family ID F12831  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Launce,   b. Abt 1625,   d. 9 Mar 1710, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 85 years) 
    Married Abt 1645  [1, 3
    Children 
    +1. Rev. James Sherman,   b. Abt 1651,   d. 3 Mar 1718, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years)
    Last Modified 9 Apr 2020 
    Family ID F16437  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • "He was a graduate of Cambridge University (A.B. 1629-30, A.M. 1633). He came to New England on the Elizabeth from Ipswich, arriving at Boston in June 1634. He was dismissed from the Watertown, Mass. church, 29 May 1635, and came to Wethersfield, Connecticut with the early settlers. He represented Wethersfield as Committee (Deputy) in the Connecticut General Court, May 1637. He joined the Milford settlers, probably in 1640, and was the first minister of Branford, 1 Oct. 1644 to Jan. 1646/7. He was Deputy for Milford to the New Haven General Court, Oct 1643. In 1647 he was called to Watertown, Mass., to fill the pastorate there, and continued in this office until his death." [Donald Lines Jacobus, citation details below]

  • Sources 
    1. [S3901] Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Darcy Ancestry of Mrs. John Sherman." The American Genealogist 21:169, 1944.

    2. [S4046] Brice Clagett, 25 Oct 2000, post to soc.genealogy.medieval.

    3. [S142] Royal Ancestry: A Study in Colonial and Medieval Families by Douglas Richardson. Salt Lake City, 2013.

    4. [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.

    5. [S3981] Donald Lines Jacobus, "The Family of Rev. John Sherman of Wethersfield, Milford, and Branford, Conn., and Watertown, Mass." The American Genealogist 20:129, 1944.

    6. [S1579] The Royal Descents of 900 Immigrants to the American Colonies, Quebec, or the United States, Who Were Themselves Notable or Left Descendants Notable in American History by Gary Boyd Roberts. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Company, 2018., year only.

    7. [S101] The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633, Volumes 1-3 and The Great Migration: Immigrants to New England,1634-1635, Volumes 1-7, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1996-2011.