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Philip Sherman

Male Bef 1611 - Aft 1681  (> 70 years)


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  • Name Philip Sherman  [1, 2
    Born Bef 5 Feb 1611  [3, 4
    Gender Male 
    Baptised 5 Feb 1611  Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5, 6
    Died Aft 31 Jul 1681  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Alternate death Bef 19 Mar 1687  Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 5
    Person ID I4724  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 16 Aug 2021 

    Father Samuel Sherman,   b. Bef 11 Jan 1573,   d. Between 20 Jan 1616 and 2 Mar 1616  (Age > 43 years) 
    Mother Phillipp Ward,   b. Abt 1575,   d. Aft 8 Jan 1617  (Age ~ 42 years) 
    Married Abt 1598  [3
    Family ID F2894  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Odding,   b. Bef 21 Oct 1612, Braintree, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 31 Jul 1681  (Age > 69 years) 
    Married 1634  [6, 7, 8, 9
    Children 
    +1. Peleg Sherman,   b. Abt 1637, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1719, Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
    +2. Philip Sherman,   b. 1 Oct 1652
    Last Modified 14 Aug 2021 
    Family ID F2884  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • A founding settler of Portsmouth, Rhode Island, he became its first recorder and served various other roles in the town's government. Wikipedia entry here".

      "PHILIP, Roxbury, came in 1633, a single man, freem. 14 May 1634, first on the list aft. Gov. Haynes, m. Sarah Odding, d. of John Porter's w. by former h. went home early, but soon came again, and was led away, says the ch. rec. to familism by Porter, disarm. Nov. 1637, and banish. next yr. went to R. I. there sign the compact of civil governm. Mar. 1638, was Secr. or Recorder of the Col. 1648, and was rep. 1656. See Callender, 30. As secr. he was happy eno. to have a descend. at 1857, prob. at seventh generat. fill. the same post; but I can hardly indicate the line. He had Samson and Samuel, perhaps more." [James Savage, A Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England]

      According to Ancestral Lines (citation details below), he and his wife were ancestors of Herbert Hoover and Winston Churchill.

  • Sources 
    1. [S679] The Genealogical Dictionary of Rhode Island by John Osborne Austin. Albany, New York; 1887.

    2. [S1035] John Carroll Chase and George Walter Chamberlain, "Some of the Descendants of William Chase of Roxbury and Yarmouth, Massachusetts." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 87:46, 87:127, 87:242, 87:314, 1933.

    3. [S950] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Early Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and Their Wives." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 166:245, October 2012; 167:35, January 2013; 167:149, April 2013; 167:213, July 2013; 167:275, October 2013; 168:16, January 2014.

    4. [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., year only.

    5. [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.

    6. [S998] Patricia Law Hatcher, "Reconstructing Sarah (Odding) Sherman, Wife of Philip Sherman of Portsmouth, Rhode Island." The American Genealogist 73:176, July 1998.

    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., "abt 1633".

    8. [S950] Michael Johnson Wood, "The Early Shermans of Dedham, Essex, and Their Wives." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register 166:245, October 2012; 167:35, January 2013; 167:149, April 2013; 167:213, July 2013; 167:275, October 2013; 168:16, January 2014., "abt 1633".

    9. [S5881] Ancestral Lines, Fourth Edition: 232 Families in England, Wales, the Netherlands, Germany, New England, New York, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania by Carl Boyer III. Santa Clarita, California, 2015.