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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Family Time Line

Thomas Whitman
1755–1810
Lydia Sherman
1756–1828
Marriage: 22 November 1781
Ford Whitman
1782–1847
Martha Whitman
1782–1860
Patty Whitman
1784–
Joanna Whitman
1786–1791
Joah Whitman
1786–1791
Thomas Whitman Jr.
1790–1832
Simeon Whitman
1796–1824
Martin Whitman
1798–1801
Lydia Whitman
1802–1829

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    22 November 1781Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (9)

    +4 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 20
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776
    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.

    Possible Related Names

    Schuermann
    Shearer
    Shearman
    Sharman

    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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