Ester Sherman

6 February 1763–
Woodbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ester

When Ester Sherman was born on 6 February 1763, in Woodbury, Fairfield, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Samuel Sherman II, was 40 and her mother, Sarah Benham, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Samuel Sherman II
1722–1813
Sarah Benham
1731–1802
Mary Sherman
1751–
Polly Sherman
1776–
Nathaniel Sherman
1753–
Ichabod Sherman
1755–1834
John Sherman
1759–1824
Eunice Sherman
1762–1812
Ester Sherman
1763–
Elisha Sherman
1766–
Betsey Sherman
1774–1869
Electa R Sherman
1777–1850
Elkanah Sherman
1780–1817
Phila Sherman
1781–
Phebe Philena Sherman
1782–1850

Parents and Siblings

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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)

  • Esther Sherman, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Esther Sherman, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Ester Sherman -

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