Samuel C. Sherman

about 1743–
South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States

The Life of Samuel C.

When Samuel C. Sherman was born about 1743, in South Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, United States, his father, Anthony Shearman, was 30 and his mother, Marcy Chase, was 28. He married Constant Wordell on 19 October 1786, in Tiverton, Newport, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son.

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Samuel C. Sherman
Parnel Russell
Marriage: April 1788
Alice Sherman

Spouse and Children

April 1788
Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Alice Sherman


Parents and Siblings



    Reuben Sherman



    Mary Sherman


    Anthony Sherman


    Phebe Sherman


World Events (6)


Age 33

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 33

Rhode Island was first to declare its independence from Britain on May 4, 1776.

Age 61

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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)

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

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