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Philip L. Sherman

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Birthplace: Dedham, Essex, England
Death: Died in Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Dominion of New England (Present Rhode Island)
Immediate Family:

Son of Samuel Sherman and Philippa Sherman (Ward)
Husband of Sarah Sherman
Father of Eber Sherman; Sarah Sherman; Peleg Sherman, Sr.; Edmond Sherman; Samson Sherman and 8 others
Brother of Samuel Sherman, of Boston; Henry Sherman; Martha Sherman; Sarah Upcher Sherman; Mary Sherman and 3 others

Occupation: First Secretary of the Colony of Rhode Island, Roxbury and Portsmouth, RI, 1st Secretary of Rhode Island Colony Abt 1639
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About Hon. Philip L. Sherman

Philip is the 10th Great Grandfather of George W. Bush.

Philip Sherman joined the great Puritan migration to the Massachusetts Bay Colony when he was in his early twenties. and settled near Boston. He was a member of the Congregational Church. There were about 20,000 English who migrated to the New England Puritan colonies between 1630-1640. Philip became a Quaker later in Rhode Island.

Philip Sherman was chosen "Towne Clerke" of Portsmouth, R.I. Records started in 1639 were kept by another person. Philip started keeping records on Dec. 23, 1644. There is no record of anyone being cosen to the position of clerk until Philip was chosen on June 2, 1649. The early records, prepared by Philip Sherman still remain in Portsmouth, and show him to have been a very neat and expert penman, as well as an educated man.

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From the New England Historical and Genealogical Register, 1870, Vol 24, page 65-66:

In the Anne Hutchinson troubles, in Boston, he took the popular side; but as Gov. Winthrop ultimately prevailed, he with others found it convenient to immigrate to Rhode Island. In Providence, they met Roger Williams, who advised them to purchase the island of Aquetnet (now Rhode Island) of the Indians. The purchase was completed March 24, 1638. On the first day of July, 1639, they established a regular government, of which Coddington was chosen governor and Philip Sherman secretary. after this he often held office in the colony, and, in critical periods, as a man of intelligence, wealth and influence, was frequently consulted by those in authority.

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Philip Sherman, Honorable

Philip Sherman (7), 1610-1687

Sarah Odding (7), 1610-1681

1610. Philip Sherman was born and baptized February 5th, 1610 in Dedham, Essex County, England. He was named after his mother Phillippa Sherman.

1633. Philip Sherman joined the great Puritan migration to the Massachusetts Bay Colony when he was in his early twenties. He settled near Boston in Roxbury in Suffolk County, Massachusetts. He was a member of the Congregational Church. The established church in 1600 & 1700s, which was supported by township taxes, and the township buildings were used for both government and church functions. There were about 20,000 English who migrated to the New England Puritan colonies between 1630-1640. Philip became a Quaker later in Rhode Island.

1633. Records from the Church of Christ at Roxborough, Massachusetts indicated: "Philip Sherman came into the land in 1633, a single man. The man was of melancholy temper. He lived honestly and comfortably among us several years.

1634. Philip Sherman married Sarah Odding in Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts. Sarah was the daughter of George Odding and Margaet Lang (Odding) (Porter). Sarah Odding was the daughter of the of the wife of John Porter by a Former husband.

1634. Philip was made a freeman on May 14th. In Massachuset being a freeman meant common ownership in the town lands and the right to vote. Later it meant just the right to vote. A person had to apply, and have the approval of the governing body. In 1746 all freeman were required to take an oath against bribery and corruption.

1635. Philip Sherman returned to England for about a year, with the blessing of the church, to urge other of the Sherman relatives to come to America.

1637. The Anne Hutchinson Affair. Philip took the popular side with the Boston Puritan leaders. Mr. Wheelright and Mrs. Anne Hutchinson, on church issues and procedures. Governor Winthrop took the opposite side, and after Anne Hutchinson defied the Governor she was put on trail, and was sentenced to banishment from the Church and the Colony of MA. Philip Sherman, after his father-in-law John Porter was so carried away with the opinions of familism and scims, he followed them and removed with them to the (Rhode) Island. He behaved himself sinfully in these matters... and was cast out by the Church.

1637. November 20th, followers of Anne Hutchinson, including Philip Sherman, were ordered by the court to give up their arms including guns, pistols, swords, powder, shot or match. In order to prevent armed opposition.

Anne Hutchinson was brought to trail for having broken the Fifth Commandment (Honor thy father and thy mother...) By bring reproach upon "the fathers of the commonwealth" On November 2, 1637 Anne Hutchinson was convicted and sentenced to banishment "as being a woman not fit for our society." Several of Mrs Hutchinson's followers, including Philip Sherman, saw fit under the circumstances, to follow her to the Providence of Rhode Island, where religious freedom existed.

xxxx. Philip had intended to settle in New Hampshire, but concluded the climate was too severe and the lands there were abandoned.

xxxx. An old saying about those who left Massachusetts colony was that, "if you were too good to stay you went to Connecticut, but if you were not good enough to stay you went to Rhode Island.

1638. One of the first settlers in Rhode Island was Roger Williams in 1636. He bought land from the Indians, and settled in Providence, then called Seekonk. Roger Williams was banished from Massachusetts Colony the previous year for similar reasons as Philip was. The group Philip was with was advised by Roger Williams to purchase the island of Aquetnet, also called Aquidneck, from the Indians. The island is in Narragansett Bay.

1638. March 7th Philip Sherman and others signed the "Bodie Politick," which was "the articles of incorporation" of the group who purchased the island. This was also known as "The Portsmouth Compact." On March 24th the purchase of the island from the Indians was completed. The town of Portsmouth, then called Pocasset, was established first and then Newport was established in 1639.

1638. March 12th, a summons was issued in Massachusetts for Philip Sherman's appearance in court. Although he had a license to depart and had already removed to Rhode Island, he was still formally banished from Massachusetts.

1638. May 13th, Philip Sherman attended the first Portsmouth town meeting.

1639. July 1st, a regular government was established for the colony of Rhode Island. Mr. William Coddington was chosen as the first Governor and Philip Sherman as the first Secretary.

1640. Philip Sherman and four others were chosen to lay out lands.

1641. March 16th, Philip Sherman was made a freeman.

1644. The name of the island changed in 1644 to "The Isle of Rhodes," the island from which the State of Rhode Island derived its name.

1644-57. Philip Sherman was chosen "Towne Clerke" of Portsmouth. Records started in 1639 were kept by another person. Philip started keeping records on Dec 23, 1644. There is no record of anyone being chosen to the position of clerk until Philip was chosen on June 2, 1649. The early records, prepared by Philip Sherman, still remain in Portsmouth, and shows him to have been very neat and expert penman, as well as an educated man.

1648-52. Philip Sherman was general recorder for the Colony of Rhode Island.

1648-72. Philip Sherman was Surveyor of Cattle for Portsmouth, two times.

1650-51. Philip Sherman was town recorder of Portsmouth.

1650-73. Philip Sherman was member of the Portsmouth "Towne Council" seven times.

1651-84. Philip Sherman was Tax Assessor thirteen times for the town of Portsmouth.

1656. Philip Sherman was Magistrate for the town of Portsmouth.

1656-67. Philip Sherman was Deputy to General Court (Assembly) of the Colony of Rhode Island three times.

1556-68. Philip Sherman was Town Auditor of Portsmouth three times.

1660. Philip Sherman was grand Juror at the Rhode Island Colony's General Court of Trails.

1675-6. King Philips War. King Philip was chief of the Wampanoag Indians, and was the son of Marsosoit from whom the Island of Rhode was purchased. He rebelled against the English. He raided and burned settlements and towns, and many colonist were slain. The first attacks were about Narragassett Bay, then they spread throughout the New England Colonies. The Indians were subdued. The end of the war resulted in virtual end of tribal Indian Life in southern New England, and the end of the fur trade.

1676. April 14th Philip Sherman was one of the sixteen men, the most judicious inhabitants whose advice and concurrences was requested, by the Colony of Rhode Island and the Providence Plantations, to be a member of the Council for King Philip's War.

1679. April 23rd Philip Sherman became tax assessor for Portsmouth.

1681. Philip prepared his will.

1681. Sarah Odding (Sherman) died at Portsmouth, Rhode Island.

1683. April 4th Philip Sherman was chosen to lay out a highway.

1684-5. Philip Sherman was a member of Committee of Adjudication.

1686. March, Philip Sherman died at Portsmouth Rhode Island, in Newport County. He was immensely wealthy as a planter, as a livestock owner, and as owner of hundreds of acres.

1686/7. March 22nd Philip Sherman's will proved: No records of an inventory in his estate records.

xxxx. On the geography of RI, Philip is remembered only in he fact that a pond in the Narragansett county is named Sherman Pond.


xxxx. Philip Sherman, Secy. of RI Colony, used arms: "On a Shield (Silver) a Lion rampart (legs elevated) sable (black lion), between three oak leaves (forest green) vertical. Motto under the shield was Virtute Vincere (conquer death by bravery). This shield was granted to the Shermans of Yaxley in County Suffolk in England by King Henry VII. Of many related Shermans of this emigrant generation who must have used their arms, Philip is the only one noted.

S V Talcott's Genealogical Notes of NY & New England Families, p680)



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Thirteen children of Philip and Sarah Sherman

1. Eber Sherman (8), 1634-1706 
 2. Sarah Sherman (8), born October 1636 in Roxbury MA, married in 1655 to Thomas Mumford of Kingston RI, she died 1687/92, 4 children 
3. Peleg Sherman (8), born May 1638 in Roxbury MA, married July 26, 1657 to Elizabeth Lawton. He died 1719 in Kingston RI. 
4. Mary Sherman (8), born November 1639, died young. 
 5. Edmund Sherman (8), born April 1641, married Docas Hicks, he died 1719. 
6. Samson Sherman (8), born April 1642, married March 4, 1675 to Isabel Tripp, he died January 1718 
     7. William Sherman (8), born 1643, died 1646 
 8. John Sherman (8), 1644-1734 (lineage) 
     9. Mary Sherman (8), born 1645, married Samuel Shadrick Wilbur. 
     10. Hannah Sherman (8), born 1647, married William Chase 
     11. Samuel Sherman (8), born 1648, married February 23, 1680/1 to Martha Tripp. He died 1717. 
     12. Benjamin Sherman (8), born 16xx, married December 3, 1674 to Hannah Mowry. 
 13. Philippa Sherman (8), born October 1, 1652, married Benjamin Chase. 
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Hon. Phillip Sherman

b. 5 February 1610/11, d. 1687

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Father Samuel Sherman b. 1573, d. 1615

Mother Phillippa Ward

    Hon. Phillip Sherman was born on Saturday, 5 February 1610/11 at Dedham, Essex, England.1 He was baptized on 10 February 1610/11 Dedham, Essex. 
    Hon. Phillip Sherman married Sarah Odding, daughter of William Oddyn and Margaret (?), circa 1634. Hon. Phillip Sherman emigrated in 1634 from at Roxbury, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British America, (now Massachusetts).1 
    Hon. Phillip Sherman was elected to the office of Secretary, on 1 July 1639 at Colony of Rhode Island, British America, (now Rhode Island).1 
    Phillip died in 1687 at Portsmouth, Newport County, Colony of Rhode Island, British America, (now Rhode Island).1 His estate was probated on 22 March 1686/87.

Family Sarah Odding b. c 1611

Children ◦Eber Sherman+ b. Dec 1634, d. 13 Nov 1706

◦Sarah Sherman+ b. Oct 1636, d. bt 1687 - 1692

◦Peleg Sherman Sr.+ b. May 1638, d. Apr 1719

◦Mary Sherman b. Nov 1639, d. 1644

◦Edmond Sherman b. Apr 1641, d. 1719

◦Samson Sherman+ b. Apr 1642, d. 1720

◦William Sherman b. 1643, d. 1646

◦John Sherman+ b. Aug 1644, d. 16 Apr 1734

◦Mary Sherman b. 1645, d. b 1676

◦Samuel Sherman+ b. 1648, d. 9 Oct 1717

◦Hannah Sherman b. Feb 1647/48, d. b 1732

◦Benjamin Sherman b. 1650, d. 12 Sep 1719

◦Philip Sherman b. 1 Oct 1652

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Immigrated to New England in 1634

See Relatives:

Gen Wm. T. Sherman

Gen Thomas W. Sherman

Sen Sherman

Hon. Roger Sherman...signer of Declaration of Independence

Hon. John Sherman, Sec'y of the Treasury

Hon. James Schoolcraft Sherman, V. P. of the U. S. under Taft

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Immigration: To Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

1648 First Secretary of the Colony of Rhode Island

Residence:Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA

Narragansett, Washington, Rhode Island, USA

Made will - July 30, 1681

baptized February 5th, 1610 in Dedham Essex County England

he was named after his mother Phillippa Sherman

The man was of melancholy temper.

1634. Philip was made a freeman on May 14th. In Massachuset being a freeman meant common ownership in the town lands and the right to vote. Later it meant just the right to vote. A person had to apply, and have the approval of the governing body. In 1746 all freeman were required to take an oath against bribery and corruption.

1686. March, Philip Sherman died at Portsmouth RI, in Newport County. He was immensely wealthy as a planter, as a live stock owner, and as owner of hundreds of acres.

Had 13 children

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In 1633 Sherman came to America during the great Puritan migration. He settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts.He was was a prominent leader in early Rhode Island and one of its founders. His last name is sometimes spelled Shearman, which reveals the family’s ancient involvement with shearing sheep and the wool industry. At some point Sherman became a Quaker

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From the Record Book of Job Serman (a.k.a., The Sherman Vital Records Book) that is in the possession of Susan White Pieroth, (Transcript found: http://www.rootsweb.com/~scwhite/job-book.html):

"Philip Sherman Mentiond in the Following deed was the Father of Samson Sherman who was the Father of Job Sherman who married Bridget Gardner & had Born unto them Philip Sherman Isabel Sherman} married Viol (?)

Alice Sherman

Mary Sherman} married John Doves (?) of Dartmouth

Amy Sherman} Benjn Thurston NP [His name in a different ink]

Bridget Wife of Job Died & he married Amy Spenser & they had Born unto them Martha Dorcas Abigail Benjamin Samson & Walter Sherman was killd in a Cider mill aged 8 years 11mo the 20th of 7mo The above Job Sherman died 1747 16th of 9mo

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The beforementiond Philip Sherman was the Father of Samson Sherman who was born April 1643 and Married Isabel Tripp who had a son Job Sherman who married Briget Gardner & had a number of Children & loosing his Wife married Amy Spenser of E Greenwhich by whom he had a number of Children Martha Dorcas & Samson Sherman the Latter Married Ruth Fish Daughter of David Fish & Jemimah his wife whos Family record is inserted in the following Pages as also "

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From "History of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations"

"Hon. Philip Sherman, immigrant ancestor and progenitor, was the seventh child of Samuel and Philippa (Ward) Sherman, and was born February 5, 1610, in Dedham, England. He came to America when twenty-three years old and settled in Roxbury, Mass., where he was made freeman, May 14, 1634, standing next on the list after Governor Haynes. In 1635 he returned to England for a short time, but was again in Roxbury, November 20, 1637, when he and others were warned to give up all arms, because 'the opinions and revelations of Mr. Wheelwright and Mrs. Hutchinson have seduced and led into dangerous errors many of the people here in New England'. The church record says that he was brought over to 'Familism' by Porter, his wife's stepfather. In 1636 he was one of the purchasers on the island of Aquidneck, new Rhode Island, and on the formation of a government there in 1639 became secretary under Governor William Coddington. The Massachusetts authorities evidently believed that he was still under their jurisdiction, for on March 12, 1638, though he had summons to appear at the next court, 'if they had not yet gone to answer such things as shall be objected'. He did not answer this summons, but remained in Rhode Island, where he continued to be a prominent figure in the affairs of the colony. He was made a freeman, March 16, 1641, was general recorder, 1648 to 1652, and deputy from 1665 to 1667. He was among the sixteen persons who were requested, on April 4, 1676, to be present at the next meeting of the deputies to give advice and help in regard to the Narragansett campaign. He was public-spirited and enterprising. After his removal to Rhode Island he left the Congregational church and united with the Society of Friends. Tradition affirms that he was 'a devout but determined man.' The early records prepared by him still remain in Portsmouth, and show him to have been a very neat and expert penman, as well as an educated man. His will showed that he was wealthy for the times. In 1634 he married Sarah Odding, stepdaughter of John Porter, of Roxbury, and his wife Margaret, who was the Widow Odding at the time of her marriage to Porter. From Philip Sherman the line runs through six generations to Albert Keene Sherman, of Newport"

PHILIP SHERMAN was a great-grandson of Henry and Agnes Sherman, of Dedham County of Essex, England The Shermans are of German origin. Hon. Philip Sherman married Sarah Odding a dauthter of Mr. John Porter. In 1634 he emigrated from England to New England, and settled in Roxbury. In the Ann Hutchinson troubles, he took the popular side, but as Governor Winthrop ultimately prevailed, he with others found it convenient to emigrate to Rhode Island, and in Providence - with seventeen others - purchased the island of Aqnedneck, "through the joint influence to Roger Williams and Sir Henry Vane with the Narraganset Sachems. The Indian name of the place, where the settlement was made, was Pocassett, and was retained some time by the settlers, until changed to Portsmouth. On the first day of July, 1639, they established a regular government of which William Coddington was chosen Governor and Philip Sherman, Secretary. After this he ofter held office in the colony, and in critical periods, as a man of intelligence, wealth and influence, was frequently consulted by those in authority. Source: Records of William Spooner of Plymouth, MA & his descendants Thomas Spooner, 1883

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From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Philip Sherman (1610–1687) was a prominent leader in early Rhode Island and one of its founders. His last name is sometimes spelled Shearman, which reveals the family’s ancient involvement with shearing sheep and the wool industry.

Sherman was born in 1610 in Dedham, Essex, England. He was the son of Samuel and Phillippa (Ward) Sherman.

In 1633 Sherman came to America during the great Puritan migration. He settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts. There he married Sarah Odding, the daughter of William Odding[1] and Margaret (Lang) Odding, in 1634.

Sherman sided with Anne Hutchinson against Governor John Winthrop. In 1637 he was among the followers of Hutchinson who were ordered to give up their arms. He then left with her and her other followers to see Roger Williams in Providence Plantations (now part of the state of Rhode Island). Williams advised them to buy land on Aquidneck Island. There they founded Pocasset, which is now called Portsmouth. Philip Sherman—along with William Coddington, Ann Hutchinson’s husband, and sixteen other men--signed the Portsmouth Compact, a model of constitutional government.

At first the colony we know as Rhode Island was in two separate parts—Providence Plantations and Rhode Island. Philip Sherman was the first Secretary (General Recorder) of the latter part. He held several other political offices during his life. At some point Sherman became a Quaker (member of the Religious Society of Friends).

Sherman died in Portsmouth, Rhode Island on March 22,1687.

Link to a timeline someone else put on the web : http://www.sherman-roots.com/sherman/bio/07-sherm-philip.html

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(I) Hon. Philip Sherman, the pioneer ancestor of the family, was born in Dedham, England, February 5, 1610, died in 1687, in Portsmouth, Rhode Island. He came of a good old English family, his father being Samuel Sherman, son of Henry Sherman, who was the son of Henry Sherman, all of Dedham, county of Essex, England, but as the family bore the Suffolk coat-of-arms, and probably originally lived in the county of Suffolk, removing thence to Essex about a century before Philip Sherman came to New England in 1634, locating at Roxbury, Massachusetts, from whence he removed to Rhode Island, where he was one of the purchasers of the Island of Aquidneck in 1636, and on the formation of a government became secretary under Governor William Coddington. He was public-spirited and enterprising, a man of influence, and a member of the Society of Friends. He married Sarah Odding, daughter of Mrs. John Porter, who bore him the following children: Eber, Sarah, Peleg, Mary, Edmund, Samson, William, John, Mary, Hannah, Samuel, Benjamin, of whom further, and Philip. --------------------------------------------------------------------------------

New England Families Genealogical and Memorial: Third Series, Volume IV , pg1783

Philip Sherman married Sarah Odding at Portsmouth, Newport County, Rhode Island in 1633 shortly after he arrived in America.

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Philip (Imm.) Sherman

Born: BEF 5 FEB 1609/10 Dedham, co Essex, ENG

Died: BEF 19 MAR 1686/87 Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI

Marriage: 1633 Roxbury, Boston, Suffolk Co., MA

Spouse: Sarah Odding b. BEF 21 OCT 1612 prob: Braintree, co Essex, ENG

Children:

  • Eber Sherman
  • Sarah Sherman
  • Peleg (Sr.) Sherman
  • Mary Shermanb. NOV 1639 Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI; d. 1644
  • Edmund Sherman
  • Samson (Sr.) Sherman
  • William Sherman b. 1643 Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI; d. 1646 Portsmouth, Newport Co., RI
  • John Sherman
  • Mary Sherman
  • Samuel Sherman
  • Hannah Sherman
  • Benjamin Sherman
  • Phillipa Sherman

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February 5, 1609
Dedham, Essex, England
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