Polly Sherman

15 September 1786–8 July 1839 (Age 52)
Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Polly

When Polly Sherman was born on 15 September 1786, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Asa Sherman, was 29 and her mother, Mary Stephens, was 24. She married Jonathan Parker on 8 December 1807, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 6 daughters. She died on 8 July 1839, in her hometown, at the age of 52, and was buried in Hillcrest Cemetery, Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jonathan Parker
1774–1851
Polly Sherman
1786–1839
Marriage: 8 December 1807
Polly Stephens Parker
1809–1853
Zaccheus Parker
1810–1888
Silence Parker
1812–1889
Lucy Parker
1816–1885
Betsey Parker
1818–1895
Abigail Loring Parker
1822–1910
Hannah Stephens Parker
1824–1902
Jonathan Parker
1826–1864

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
8 December 1807
Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
children

(8)

    Polly Stephens Parker

    Female1809–1853Female

    Zaccheus Parker

    Male1810–1888Male

    Silence Parker

    Female1812–1889Female

    Lucy Parker

    Female1816–1885Female

    Betsey Parker

    Female1818–1895Female

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 1

The Philadelphia Convention was intended to be the first meeting to establish the first system of government under the Articles of Confederation. From this Convention, the Constitution of the United States was made and then put into place making it one of the major events in all American History.
1788 · The First Presidential Election

Age 2

The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.
1803

Age 17

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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’.

LOAD TEST -- Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Polly Sherman Parker in entry for Zacheus Parker, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915, 1921-1924"
  • Polly Parker in entry for Jonathan Parker and Helen M. Parker, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Polly in entry for Jonathan Parker, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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