Lydia Angeline Sherman

1831–12 December 1866 (Age 35)
Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States

The Life of Lydia Angeline

When Lydia Angeline Sherman was born in 1831, in Augusta, Kennebec, Maine, United States, her father, John Alley Sherman, was 24 and her mother, Ruth Godfrey Jackson, was 21. She married Lucian Williams on 16 February 1854. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Sidney, Kennebec, Maine, United States in 1850. She died on 12 December 1866, in Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States, at the age of 35, and was buried in Union Cemetery, Vassalboro, Kennebec, Maine, United States.

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Lucian Williams
Lydia Angeline Sherman
Marriage: 16 February 1854
Henry Williams
Angie F Williams
Melville S. Williams

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16 February 1854


    Henry Williams



    Melville S. Williams


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World Events (7)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 1

The State of Maine chartered the Calais Railway in 1832, one of the first railway charters to be granted by the state. Construction was very long, as the project was reorganized, abandoned, transferred to other companies, and extended several times. It was finally completed in 1898.
1842 · Webster–Ashburton Treaty

Age 11

The Webster-Ashburton Treaty was signed on August 9, 1842 and resolved the border issues between the United States and British North American colonies which had caused the Aroostook War. The treaty contained several agreements and concessions. It called for an end on the overseas slave trade and proposed that both parties share the Great Lakes. It also reaffirmed the location of the westward frontier border (near the Rocky Mountains) as well as the border between Lake Superior and Lake of the Woods. The treaty was signed by Daniel Webster (United States Secretary of State) and Alexander Baring (British Diplomat, 1st Baron Ashburton).

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 A Sherman in household of John Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Angeline L Sherman in entry for Lucian Williams, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Angeline L Sherman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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