Eli Sherman

5 September 1793–
Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Eli

When Eli Sherman was born on 5 September 1793, in Adams, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Kelley Sherman, was 32 and his mother, Lavina Staples, was 19.

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Family Time Line

Kelley Sherman
1761–1832
Lavina Staples
1774–
Lydia Sherman
1792–
Eli Sherman
1793–
Judge Sherman
1795–
Kelly Sherman Jr.
1798–
David Sherman
1801–1869
Lovina Sherman
1803–1890
Maria Sherman
1806–1826
Russell Sherman
1809–1866
Phebe Houghton Sherman
1811–1882
Sylvia Sherman
1815–1884
Sylvia Palmer Sherman
1815–
Eugenia Sherman
1819–1892

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World Events (3)

1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 1

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 7

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.
1803

Age 10

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’.

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

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