Penelope Shearman

Assonet, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Penelope

When Penelope Shearman was born in 1775, in Assonet, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Joseph Little, was 26 and her mother, Mary Borden, was 25. She married Stephen Read on 26 October 1797, in Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about her you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Stephen Read
Penelope Shearman
Marriage: 26 October 1797
Joseph Reed
Carlton L Read
Ruth Read or Lawton
Dorcus Read
Deborah Read
Asahel Read

Spouse and Children

26 October 1797
Freetown, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States



    Carlton L Read


    Ruth Read or Lawton


    Dorcus Read


    Deborah Read


+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings


    Mary Borden




+3 More Children

World Events (8)


Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 1

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""

Age 33

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Name Meaning

English: variant of Sherman 1. The surname is also well established in Ireland.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Penelope Reed in entry for Carlton L. Reed, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Penelope in entry for Carlton S. Reed, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Penelope Sherman in entry for Deborah Reed, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

Find more of your family story

As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a free account
Share this with your family and friends.