Jacob Thomas Sherman

Brief Life History of Jacob Thomas

When Jacob Thomas Sherman was born on 27 January 1856, in Beaver Township, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Peter Sherman, was 46 and his mother, Elizabeth Swank, was 38. He married Malinda Elizabeth Swank about 1883, in Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 7 daughters. He lived in Beaver, Pennsylvania, United States in 1910. He died on 14 December 1937, in Bloomsburg, Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Columbia, Pennsylvania, United States.

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Jacob Thomas Sherman
Malinda Elizabeth Swank
Marriage: about 1883
Annie Agnes Sherman
Samuel Franklin Sherman
Emma E. Sherman
Amelia Ellen Sherman
Lena Edna Sherman
Savilla Mary Sherman
Ida Lucinda Sherman
Malinda Catharine Sherman
Charles Sherman
Ray H Sherman
Roy Sherman

Sources (11)

  • Jacob Sherman in household of Peter Sherman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Jacob Sherman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jacob Sherman in entry for Oliver F. Hunsinger and Annie A. Sherman, "Pennsylvania, County Marriages, 1885-1950"

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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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