Lydia Sherman

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

The Life 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

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22 November 1781
Bridgewater, 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

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)

  • Lydia Sherman, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Lydia Sherman, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"
  • Lydia Shuman in entry for Pattey Whitman, "New Hampshire Birth Records, Early to 1900"

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