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, United States, his father, Anthony Sherman, was 31 and his mother, Silence 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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Family Time Line

Thomas Sherman Sr
1754–1846
Betsey Keith
1763–1841
Marriage: 1781
Anthony Sherman
1782–1813
Daniel Sherman
1785–
Thomas Sherman Jr
1787–1862
Betsy Sherman
1787–
Hannah Sherman
1789–
Joseph K. Sherman
1789–1810
Nathan Sherman
1792–1793
Nathan Sherman
1794–1810
Lydia Sherman
1796–1872
Martin Sherman
1798–
Naomi Sherman
1799–1864
Elizabeth "Betsey" Sherman
1802–1856
Hannah Sherman
1806–1871
Martin W. Sherman
1810–1878

Sources (61)

  • Thomas in entry for Betsy Sherman, "Maine Births and Christenings, 1739-1900"
  • Thomas Sherman Brockfield, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Thomas Sherman, "Maine, Nathan Hale Cemetery Collection, ca. 1780-1980"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1781
  • Children (14)

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    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (11)

    +6 More Children

    World Events (8)

    1776

    Age 22

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

    1776

    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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