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Rev. James Sherman

Male Abt 1651 - 1718  (~ 67 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Rev. James Sherman was born about 1651; died on 3 Mar 1718 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 1645

    Notes:

    Minister at Sudbury, Massachusetts, Elizabethtown, New Jersey, and Salem, Massachusetts.

    James married Mary Walker on 13 May 1680 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Mary (daughter of Thomas Walker and Mary Stone) was born on 9 Aug 1661 in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 2. Dr. John Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 Nov 1683 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Nov 1774 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  Dr. John Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (1.James1) was born on 20 Nov 1683 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 28 Nov 1774 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    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.

    John married Abigail Stone on 9 Nov 1703 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Daniel Stone and Mary Moore) was born on 13 Feb 1681 in Sudbury, Middlesex, Massachusetts; died on 9 Mar 1772 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 3. Bezaleel Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 31 Mar 1703 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1779.


Generation: 3

  1. 3.  Bezaleel Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (2.John2, 1.James1) was born on 31 Mar 1703 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1779.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 31 Mar 1703, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts

    Bezaleel married Abigail Graves on 4 Feb 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Abigail (daughter of Ebenezer Graves and Mary Colton) was born on 18 Feb 1707 in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 4. Abigail Sherman  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 29 Nov 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.


Generation: 4

  1. 4.  Abigail Sherman Descendancy chart to this point (3.Bezaleel3, 2.John2, 1.James1) was born on 29 Nov 1732 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts.

    Abigail married Joseph Thompson on 19 Feb 1754 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts. Joseph (son of James Thompson and Mary) was born on 25 Mar 1733 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died in 1795 in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio; was buried in Virginia, Coshocton, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 5. Amherst Thompson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 20 May 1762 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1857; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts.


Generation: 5

  1. 5.  Amherst Thompson Descendancy chart to this point (4.Abigail4, 3.Bezaleel3, 2.John2, 1.James1) was born on 20 May 1762 in Brimfield, Hampden, Massachusetts; died on 21 May 1857; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts.

    Notes:

    He appears to have been served in the Revolution for nine months beginning in July 1779, under Captain Reuben Lilly.

    Family/Spouse: Sarah Clark. Sarah was born in 1767; died on 15 Jan 1852; was buried in Peru Center Cemetery, Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 6. Sarah "Sallie" Thompson  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 3 Jul 1788 in Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 13 Feb 1867 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio.


Generation: 6

  1. 6.  Sarah "Sallie" Thompson Descendancy chart to this point (5.Amherst5, 4.Abigail4, 3.Bezaleel3, 2.John2, 1.James1) was born on 3 Jul 1788 in Peru, Berkshire, Massachusetts; died on 13 Feb 1867 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: 3 Jul 1788, Hampshire County, Massachusetts

    Notes:

    Also called Sarah Thompson.

    Sarah married Elisha Branch on 3 Oct 1810 in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. Elisha (son of Nathan Branch and Elizabeth "Polly" Woodward) was born on 9 Apr 1787 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 14 Nov 1856 in York, Medina, Ohio; was buried in Branch Cemetery, Medina, Medina, Ohio. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 7. Sarah Branch  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 9 Apr 1823 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 15 Dec 1914 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.


Generation: 7

  1. 7.  Sarah Branch Descendancy chart to this point (6.Sarah6, 5.Amherst5, 4.Abigail4, 3.Bezaleel3, 2.John2, 1.James1) was born on 9 Apr 1823 in Worthington, Hampshire, Massachusetts; died on 15 Dec 1914 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; was buried in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

    Other Events:

    • Alternate birth: Abt 1813
    • Alternate death: 13 Dec 1914, Lansing, Ingham, Michigan

    Notes:

    History of Medina County and Ohio (citation details below), naming her as a daughter of Elisha Branch and Sallie Thompson of Hampshire County, Massachusetts, calls her "Mrs. Albert Mead, in Michigan".

    From Edythe Alma (Pearsall) Palmer (citation details below):

    Sarah Branch Mead moved from a New York county to the Lansing area with her brood of six, lived in a log cabin and taught her children (plus the neighbors') how to read from newspapers on the walls, before she was able to add a real book to her copy of the Bible and one by Charles Dickens. I have a photo (circa 1903) of her at least 90, wearing her black bombazine highnecked shirtwaist, wearing her gold wedding ring, and reading the Bible. (I don't believe that many women could read at all at that time.) Of course, it paid off. Grandpa Mead became a proofreader for the Detroit Free Press, a Shakespeare scholar and a "reader" in the Christian Science church! He loved to laugh and tell funny stories. I remember the one about the witches in Macbeth.

    Sarah married Albert Cyrus Mead before 1 Sep 1856. Albert was born about 1825 in Cayuga County, New York. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 8. Edwin Albert Mead  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 18 Mar 1851 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan; died on 7 Jun 1932 in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan; was buried on 10 Jun 1932 in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.


Generation: 8

  1. 8.  Edwin Albert Mead Descendancy chart to this point (7.Sarah7, 6.Sarah6, 5.Amherst5, 4.Abigail4, 3.Bezaleel3, 2.John2, 1.James1) was born on 18 Mar 1851 in Williamston, Ingham, Michigan; died on 7 Jun 1932 in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan; was buried on 10 Jun 1932 in Woodmere Cemetery, Detroit, Wayne, Michigan.

    Notes:

    According to his obituary in the Detroit Free Press, he was a compositor for them (1880-1890), not a proofreader as reported in his granddaughter Edythe Alma (Pearsall) Palmer's undated letter quoted in our entry on his mother. From 1890 until his retirement in 1926, he was a customs officer in Detroit. According to Edythe Alma (Pearsall) Palmer, he was also an amateur Shakespeare scholar. He must have been well-liked; obituary notices appeared for him in newspapers in Detroit, Lansing, and Battle Creek.

    Edwin married Carolyn Green on 22 Jan 1873 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan. Carolyn (daughter of Capt. John Green) was born on 22 Jan 1852 in Lansing, Ingham, Michigan; died on 22 Jun 1932 in Albion, Calhoun, Michigan. [Group Sheet] [Family Chart]

    Children:
    1. 9. Angeline Alma Mead  Descendancy chart to this point was born on 21 Mar 1881.