Philo Sherman

16 September 1760–21 July 1812 (Age 51)
Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Philo

When Philo Sherman was born on 16 September 1760, in Fairfield, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Phineas Sherman, was 26 and his mother, Elizabeth Wheeler, was 25. He married Hannah Wilcox about 1790, in Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 2 daughters. He died on 21 July 1812, in Monroe, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 51, and was buried in Monroe, Fairfield, Connecticut, United States.

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Philo Sherman
Hannah Wilcox
Marriage: about 1790
John Wilcox Sherman
Hannah Sherman
Maria Sherman
Jabez Sherman

Spouse and Children

about 1790
Connecticut, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 16

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 21

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1787 · The Making of the U.S. Constitution.

Age 27

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.

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)

  • Philo Sherman, "Connecticut, Church Records, 1660-1955"
  • Philo Sherman, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"
  • Philo Sherman in entry for Hannah Sherman, "Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772-1934"

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