Jane Sherman

15 August 1751–after 12 November 1805 (Age 54)
Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life Summary of Jane

When Jane Sherman was born on 15 August 1751, in Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Anthony Sherman, was 28 and her mother, Silence Ford, was 28. She married Eleazar Barrows on 27 February 1773, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. She died after 12 November 1805, in New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Eleazar Barrows
1745–1803
Jane Sherman
1751–1805
Marriage: 27 February 1773
Barrows
1774–
Barrows
1776–
Josiah Newton Barrows
1777–1857
Barrows
1778–
Barrows
1780–
Daughter Barrows
Jenny Barrows
1779–
Salome Barrows
1781–
John Barrows
1786–1810
Dorcas Barrows
1790–1866

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 February 1773New Salem, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children

    (10)

    +5 More Children

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

    (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (6)

    1776
    Age 25
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 25
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1781 · The First Constitution
    Age 30
    Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

    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 (14)

    • Jenny in entry for Josiah Newton Barrows, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Jane Sherman, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Jane Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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