Rachel Sherman

1 September 1828–March 1915 (Age 86)
Erie, Erie, Pennsylvania, United States

The Life Summary 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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Family Time Line

Emery C Perry
1819–1900
Rachel Sherman
1828–1915
Silence Perry
1855–1923
Mina M Perry
1872–1951

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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.
1863
Age 35
Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

Name Meaning

(1997: 28370;2007: 53778; 2010: 70502)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 .

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

Possible Related Names

Schuermann
Shearer
Shearman
Sharman

Sources (9)

  • Rachiel Perry, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Rachel Pary in entry for Charles H Davis and Silence S Pary, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Rachel Perry, "United States Census, 1910"

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