Squire Crandall Sherman

July 1829–
Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Squire Crandall

When Squire Crandall Sherman was born in July 1829, in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Peter Sherman, was 31 and his mother, Laura Marsh, was 25. He married Nancy Freelove Harrington on 27 November 1854, in Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He died in Rhode Island, United States.

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Squire Crandall Sherman
Nancy Freelove Harrington
Marriage: 27 November 1854
Sydney Irving Sherman

Spouse and Children

27 November 1854
Burrillville, Providence, Rhode Island, United States


    Sydney Irving Sherman


Parents and Siblings



    Abigail Sherman


    Catherine Sherman



    Clarke Sherman


    Peter Lowell Sherman


+4 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

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.
1835 · First Fire Insurance

Age 6

On Decmeber 3, 1835, the first fire insurance policy is issued by the Manufacturer Mutual Fire Insurance Company.
1862 · US Naval Academy

Age 33

The US Naval Academy was moved to Newport, Rhode Island from its original in Annapolis, Maryland on May 9, 1862.

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.

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Sources (3)

  • Squire ? Sherman in household of Peter Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Squire Sherman in entry for Sydney Irving Sherman, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Squire Crandell Sherman, "Find A Grave Index"

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