John Sherman (1644 - 1734) MP

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Birthplace: Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island
Death: Died in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Occupation: Blacksmith and farmer
Managed by: Christopher Empey
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About John Sherman

Mr. Sherman was a farmer and blacksmith lived on land inherited from his father in what is now South Dartmouth, Mass. He and four others of the name Sherman held proprietary interests in Dartmouth under the title of his father. We know only of Mr Sherman that he was a highly respected citizen an honest hard working thrifty man.

His will was executed June 19 1720 and was probated May 21 1734. His sons Philip and Timothy are named in the will as executors.


  • i Phillip died 1740
  • ii Joshua b. Sept 1678
  • iii Abigail b Sept. 1680 d. 1748
  • iv Hannah b July 1682 she married Unknown Shea
  • v Isaac b Oct 1684 d 1765
  • vi Ephraim b Jan 1689
  • vii Timothy b July 1691 d 1781


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John Sherman's Timeline

August, 1644
Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island
September, 1675
Age 31
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA
October 25, 1677
Age 33
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colony
August 11, 1678
Age 34
Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
September 16, 1678
Age 34
Dartmouth, Massachusetts
March 15, 1680
Age 35
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Age 36
Dartmouth, (Present Bristol County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
July, 1682
Age 37
Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
October 17, 1682
Age 38
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
October, 1684
Age 40
Dartmouth, Bristol County, MA