Rebecca Minot Sherman

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Rebecca Minot Sherman (Prescott)

Birthplace: Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts
Death: Died in New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin Prescott and Rebecca Prescott
Wife of Hon. Roger Sherman, signer of the "Declaration of Independence"
Mother of Rebecca Baldwin; Elizabeth Baldwin; Roger "Jr." Sherman, Jr.; Mehetabel Sherman; Mehetabel Prescott Evarts and 3 others
Sister of Martha Goodhue; Benjamin Prescott; James Prescott; Elizabeth Daggett; Mercy Gibbs and 2 others

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About Rebecca Minot Sherman (Prescott)

1. Rebecca Prescott b. May 20, 1742; m. May 12, 1763 the Hon. Roger Sherman, signer of the Declaration of Independence. He was born at Newton, Mass. April 19, 1721. He was the son of William Sherman of Newton and the grandson of Joseph Sherman and the great-grandson of Capt. John Sherman who came from Dedham, England to Watertown, Mass. in 1634 or 1635. Roger Sherman had m. (1) about 1749, Elizabeth Hartwell of Stoughton, Mass. by whom he had seven children.  She died October, 1760 and he m. (2) Rebecca Prescott and by her had eight children.


Rebecca Prescott Sherman (1742-1813): A skilled equestrian who was among the few to sew stars on the first American flag with Betsy Ross. She was then selected to sew the very first flag in the state of Connecticut. It was well-known that her husband did not like to make decisions about his business, his politics, or his beliefs without discussing it with her first, and as he was away very often for public affairs, she ran the household and raised her eight biological children and her five stepchildren from her husband’s first marriage.

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Rebecca Minot Sherman's Timeline

May 20, 1742
Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts
May 12, 1763
Age 20
Danvers, Essex, Massachusetts
February 22, 1764
Age 21
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
December 31, 1765
Age 23
New Haven, CT, USA
July 16, 1768
Age 26
New Haven, Connecticut,USA
February 20, 1772
Age 29
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
January 28, 1774
Age 31
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
January 19, 1777
Age 34
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
September 24, 1779
Age 37
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut
January 11, 1783
Age 40
New Haven, New Haven Co., Connecticut