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Dr. John Sherman

Male 1683 - 1774  (91 years)


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  • Name John Sherman  [1
    Prefix Dr. 
    Born 20 Nov 1683  Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Died 28 Nov 1774  Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 3, 4
    Person ID I27895  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of AP
    Last Modified 22 Nov 2020 

    Father Rev. James Sherman,   b. Abt 1651,   d. 3 Mar 1718, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 67 years) 
    Mother Mary Walker,   b. 9 Aug 1661, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 13 May 1680  Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 4, 5
    Family ID F16652  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Abigail Stone,   b. 13 Feb 1681, Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Mar 1772, Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 9 Nov 1703  Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3, 4
    Notes 
    • Jacobus (citation details below) gives this marriage a date of "9 Nov. 170(3?)". The published vital records of Sudbury (citation details below) say "SHEARMAN, John and Abigaill Ston, Nov. 9, 170[torn] [? 1703]".

      We note, however, that Jacobus, Bartlett (citation details below), and the vital records of Brimfield (citation details below) all agree that John and Abigail's eldest child Bezaleel was born 31 Mar 1703, suggesting that this marriage may actually have taken place on 9 Nov 1702, or even 9 Nov 1701 — although John Sherman would have been eleven days short of 18 years old on that latter date.
    Children 
    +1. Bezaleel Sherman,   b. 31 Mar 1703, Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1779  (Age 75 years)
    Last Modified 3 Dec 2020 
    Family ID F16650  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • He and his wife Abigail Stone "settled in Springfield, Mass., where he was a schoolmaster and physician; but about 1722 they removed to the region which in 1731 became the town of Brimfield, where he was a physician, town clerk for thirty successive years, representative three years, and captain of militia." They were married for nearly seventy years.

  • Sources 
    1. [S3961] Vital Records of Brimfield, Massachusetts To the Year 1850. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1931.

    2. [S228] Vital Records of Sudbury, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. Boston: New-England Historic Genealogical Society, 1903.

    3. [S1809] Gregory Stone Genealogy: Ancestry and Descendants of Dea. Gregory Stone of Cambridge, Mass., 1320-1917 by J. Gardner Bartlett. Boston: Stone Family Association, 1918.

    4. [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.

    5. [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., date only.