Rachel Sherman

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

The Life 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

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    Olive Philomena Sherman


    Andrew Sherman


    Earl Seymour Sherman


    Albert Sherman


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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 · Battle of Gettysburg

Age 35

The three day Battle of Gettysburg was one of the bloodiest of the American Civil War. Between the Confederates and Unions, somewhere between 46,000 and 51,000 people died that day.

Name Meaning

1 English: occupational name for a sheepshearer or someone who used shears to trim the surface of finished cloth and remove excess nap, from Middle English shereman ‘shearer’.2 Americanized spelling of German Schuermann .3 Jewish (Ashkenazic): occupational name for a tailor, from Yiddish sher ‘scissors’ + man ‘man’.

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

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Rachiel Perry, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Rachel Perry, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Rachael Terry in household of Emery C Terry, "Canada Census, 1881"

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