Rachel Sherman

Female1 September 1828–March 1915

Brief Life History of Rachel

When Rachel Sherman was born on 1 September 1828, in Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States, her father, John Fletcher Sherman, was 24 and her mother, Silence Seymour, was 21. She had at least 2 daughters with Emery C Perry. She lived in Cramahe, Northumberland, Ontario, Canada in 1881 and Clarendon, Orleans, New York, United States for about 10 years. She died in March 1915, at the age of 86.

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Emery C Perry
Rachel Sherman
Silence Perry
Mina M Perry

Sources (9)

  • Rachael Perry, "Ontario Census, 1861"
  • Rachel Pary in entry for Charles H Davis and Silence S Pary, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Rachiel Perry, "New York State Census, 1905"

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Children (2)

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Siblings (5)

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 2

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 2

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.


Age 35

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

English (London): occupational name denoting someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excessive nap, from Middle English sherman, shirman, sharman ‘shearman’.

Americanized form of North German Schürmann (see Schuermann ) and of German or Jewish (Ashkenazic) Schermann .

Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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