Joseph Sherman Jr.

11 December 1821–24 August 1863 (Age 41)
Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Sherman Jr. was born on 11 December 1821, in Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, United States, his father, Joseph Sherman, was 41 and his mother, Sarah Dunton, was 41. He married Nancy Frances Huff on 13 March 1853, in Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 24 August 1863, in Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, United States, at the age of 41, and was buried in Edgecomb, Lincoln, Maine, United States.

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Joseph Sherman Jr.
Nancy Frances Huff
Marriage: 13 March 1853
Everett A Sherman
Emma Lenora Sherman
Joseph Allen Sherman

Spouse and Children


    Nancy Frances Huff


13 March 1853
Boothbay, Lincoln, Maine, United States


    Everett A Sherman



    Joseph Allen Sherman


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 4

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1832 · Calais Branch is Chartered

Age 11

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.
1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 15

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.

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)

  • Joseph Sherman in household of Joseph Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Joseph Sherman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Joseph Sherman Jr., "Maine Vital Records, 1670-1921"

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