Asa Parker Sherman

Brief Life History of Asa Parker

When Asa Parker Sherman was born on 27 May 1813, in Westborough, Worcester, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Ephraim Sherman, was 32 and his mother, Lydia Elvira Parker, was 27. He married Emily Boutelle on 6 April 1840, in Hancock, Hillsborough, New Hampshire, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Blue Earth, Minnesota, United States in 1857 and Verona Township, Faribault, Minnesota, United States for about 5 years. He died on 30 June 1889, in Winnebago, Faribault, Minnesota, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Riverside Cemetery, Winnebago, Faribault, Minnesota, United States.

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Asa Parker Sherman
Emily Boutelle
Marriage: 6 April 1840
Asa P. Sherman
Caroline Boutelle Sherman
Carolous Boutelle Sherman
Edward Parker Sherman
Myron Lawrence Sherman
Frank Edward Boutelle
William Parker Sherman

Sources (28)

  • A P Sherman, "Minnesota State Census, 1875"
  • Asa Parker Sherman, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Asa P. Sherman, "New Hampshire Marriage Records, 1637-1947"

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State

During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.

1836 · Remember the Alamo

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

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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