Abijah Sherman

about 1647–before 1702 (Age 55)
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Abijah

When Abijah Sherman was born about 1647, in Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Rev. John Sherman, was 34 and his mother, Mary Launce, was 24. He married Sarah Franks on 12 July 1694, in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. He died before 1702, at the age of 54.

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Family Time Line

Abijah Sherman
1647–1702
Sarah Franks
1673–
Marriage: 12 July 1694

Spouse and Children

    Male1647–1702Male

    Sarah Franks

    Female1673–Female

MARRIAGE
12 July 1694
Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(11)

+6 More Children

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)

  • Abijah Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abijah Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Abijah Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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