Thomas Sherman Sr

Male18 April 1754–2 February 1846

Brief Life History of Thomas

When Thomas Sherman Sr was born on 18 April 1754, in Rochester, Strafford, New Hampshire, British Colonial America, his father, Anthony Sherman, was 31 and his mother, Silance Ford, was 31. He married Betsey Keith in 1781. They were the parents of at least 8 sons and 6 daughters. He died on 2 February 1846, in Lebanon, York, Maine, United States, at the age of 91, and was buried in Acton, York, Maine, United States.

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Thomas Sherman Sr
Betsey Keith
Marriage: 1781
Anthony Sherman
Daniel Sherman
Thomas Sherman Jr
Betsy Sherman
Hannah Sherman
Joseph K. Sherman
Nathan Sherman
Nathan Sherman
Lydia Sherman
Martin Sherman
Naomi Sherman
Elizabeth "Betsey" Sherman
Hannah Sherman
Martin W. Sherman

Sources (61)

  • Thomas Sherman, "Maine, Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Thomas Sherman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Thomas Sherman Brockfield, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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    World Events (8)


    Age 22

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


    Age 22

    Historical Boundaries: 1776: York, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America 1777: York, Massachusetts, United States 1820: York, Maine, United States

    1781 · The First Constitution

    Age 27

    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.

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