Sarah Borden Sherman

March 1841–21 March 1923 (Age 82)
Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Sarah Borden

When Sarah Borden Sherman was born in March 1841, in Westport, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Kempton Sherman, was 28 and her mother, Rosanna Chase, was 25. She married Albert Henry Harrison on 19 June 1862, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 21 March 1923, in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Henry Harrison
Sarah Borden Sherman
Marriage: 19 June 1862
Anna Eliza Harrison
Evelyn C Harrison
Albert Alonzo Harrison
John Bisbee Harrison
Sidney Deane Harrison
Orville Munroe Harrison

Spouse and Children

19 June 1862
Fall River, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States


    Anna Eliza Harrison


    Evelyn C Harrison



    John Bisbee Harrison


    Sidney Deane Harrison


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings



+5 More Children

World Events (7)


Age 5

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 22

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 22

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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)

  • Sarah B Harrison in household of Albert H Harrison, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Sarah B Sherman in household of Kempton Sherman, "Massachusetts State Census, 1855"
  • Sarah B Sherman in household of Kempton Sherman, "United States Census, 1850"

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