Peter Sherman III

Brief Life History of Peter

When Peter Sherman III was born about 1798, in Douglas, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Peter Sherman Jr., was 43 and his mother, Hannah Jefferson, was 52. He married Laura Marsh on 7 January 1824, in Oxford, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Rhode Island, United States in 1870. He died in December 1883, in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 86.

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Peter Sherman III
about 1798–1883
Laura Marsh
Marriage: 7 January 1824
Abigail Sherman
Catherine Sherman
Squire Crandall Sherman
Clarke Sherman
Peter Lowell Sherman
Emily Jane Sherman
Hannah Minerva Sherman
Caroline Sherman
Willis Allan Sherman

Sources (14)

  • Peter Sherman, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Peter Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Peter Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"

World Events (8)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

1811 · USS Revenge

On January 9, 1811, the USS Revenge hits a reef off of Watch Hill, Rhode Island. The load the ship is carrying is handed off to other ships and the USS Revenge is tied down by tow ropes. It brakes free from the ropes and later sinks. In 2011 divers find what are believed to be the remains of the ship.

1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land

A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.

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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