Sybil Sherman

11 February 1802–9 December 1826 (Age 24)
Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sybil

When Sybil Sherman was born on 11 February 1802, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Reuben Sherman, was 42 and her mother, Betty Whitcomb, was 38. She married Ellis Coney Scott on 1 September 1826, in Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 9 December 1826, in Belchertown, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 24.

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Ellis Coney Scott
Sybil Sherman
Marriage: 1 September 1826

Spouse and Children

1 September 1826
Ware, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 1

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803 · The U.S doubles in size

Age 1

The United States purchased all the Louisiana territory (828,000 sq. mi) from France, only paying 15 million dollars (A quarter trillion today) for the land. In the purchase, the US obtained the land that makes up 15 US states and 2 Canadian Provinces. The United States originally wanted to purchase of New Orleans and the lands located on the coast around it, but quickly accepted the bargain that Napoleon Bonaparte offered.

Age 10

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.

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)

  • Sybil Scott, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Sybel Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Sybel Sherman, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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