Polly Sherman

Female15 September 1786–8 July 1839

Brief Life History 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 Jr. 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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Jonathan Parker Jr.
Polly Sherman
Marriage: 8 December 1807
Polly Stephens Parker
Zaccheus Parker
Silence Parker
Lucy Parker
Betsey Parker
Abigail Loring Parker
Hannah Stephens Parker
Jonathan Parker Jr

Sources (39)

  • Polly Sherman, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Polly Sherman, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Find A Grave Index

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    8 December 1807Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (8)

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    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.


    Age 17

    France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

    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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