Lydia Sherman

31 January 1756–14 October 1828 (Age 72)
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Lydia

When Lydia Sherman was born on 31 January 1756, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Anthony Sherman, was 33 and her mother, Silence Ford, was 33. She married Thomas Whitman on 22 November 1781, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 14 October 1828, in Tamworth, Carroll, New Hampshire, United States, at the age of 72.

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Thomas Whitman
Lydia Sherman
Marriage: 22 November 1781
Ford Whitman
Martha Whitman
Patty Whitman
Joanna Whitman
Joah Whitman
Thomas Whitman Jr.
Simeon Whitman
Martin Whitman
Lydia Whitman

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1781Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 20
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    Age 20
    New Hampshire is 9th state.
    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment
    Age 38
    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    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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    Sources (21)

    • Lydia Sherman, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
    • Lydia Sherman, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
    • Lydia Sherman in entry for Joah Whitman, "New Hampshire Death Records, 1654-1947"

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