Wakeman Sherman

1 April 1801–14 May 1884 (Age 83)
Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Wakeman

When Wakeman Sherman was born on 1 April 1801, in Lanesborough, Berkshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Timothy Sherman, was 41 and his mother, Polly Loomis, was 38. He married Currence Walker on 17 October 1824, in Washington, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. He lived in Waterford, Washington, Ohio, United States in 1850. He died on 14 May 1884, in Green City, Sullivan, Missouri, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Green City, Sullivan, Missouri, United States.

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Family Time Line

Wakeman Sherman
1801–1884
Currence Walker
1809–1888
Marriage: 17 October 1824
Sarah Anna "Annie" Sherman
1824–1900
Sarah Jane Sherman
1854–1931
Lucy Sherman
1828–1869
Peter B Sherman
1830–1907
Harriet Sherman
1833–1862
George Sherman
1836–
Orange Sherman
1838–1901
Timothy Sherman
1839–
Polly Sherman
1842–
Sarah Sherman
1847–

Spouse and Children

    Male1801–1884Male

    Currence Walker

    Female1809–1888Female

MARRIAGE
17 October 1824
Washington, Ohio, United States
children

(10)

    Sarah Anna "Annie" Sherman

    Female1824–1900Female

    Lucy Sherman

    Female1828–1869Female

    Peter B Sherman

    Male1830–1907Male

    Harriet Sherman

    Female1833–1862Female

    George Sherman

    Male1836–Male

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1803

Age 2

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1803

Age 2

Ohio was the first state admitted to the Union from the Northwest Territory.
1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 24

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Wakeman Shearman, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Wakeman Sherman, "Massachusetts Town Deaths Index, ca. 1640-1961"
  • Wakeman Sherman, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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