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Grace Sherman (Makin)

Birthplace: Fingringhoe, Colchester Borough, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
Death: June 03, 1662 (86-87)
Dedham, Colchester Borough, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
Place of Burial: Dedham, Colchester, Essex, UK
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Tobias Makin and Katerine Berk Bell Makin
Wife of Edmund Sherman, of New Haven
Mother of Edmund Sherman, III; Ann Cross; Joan (Joanna) Sherman; Hester "Esther" Ward; Richard Sherman and 6 others
Sister of Joan Makin; Rebecca Makin; Elizabeth “Grace” Rogers; Thomas Makin; John Makin and 4 others

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About Grace Sherman

Burial record:

Joan - Called "loving sister Sherman" in 1643 will of her husband's half-brother Samuel SHERMAN. According to "Was Tobias Makin an Ancestor of the New England Shermans?", by Myrtle Stevens Hyde and Douglas Richardson, The American Genealogist 61:79-82 (July/Oct 1985), Joan was not the daughter of Tobias MAKIN, whose daughter Joan MAKIN married Richard STONE as her only husband. The 1610 will of Tobias MAKIN names Edmund SHERMAN and his son Richard SHERMAN. It is possible that Grace MAKIN, daughter of Tobias MAKIN, married an Edmund SHERMAN, but he has not been specifically identified.


(f/g) Joan Makin Sherman

  • Birth: unknown
  • Death: unknown

"Edmund [Sherman] married Joan Makin. She was also from England. Her father was Tobias from Fingringdoe England. Edmund and Joan had 10 children." -by: Hopewell Record & Keeper of the Stars


  • Edmund Sherman (1572 - 1643)
  • Burial: Old Burying Ground, Fairfield, Fairfield County, Connecticut, USA
  • Created by: tcd
  • Record added: Dec 21, 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial# 121995242 -tcd
  • Birth: 1575, Fingringhoe, Essex, England
  • Death: unknown/Dedham, Essex, England

In Sherman's book he states that Joan Makin is the wife of Edmund Sherman 1572-1643 and mother of his children not Joan's sister Grace Makin. It is assumed that Joan died before 1637 when Edmund came to the colonies, fore she was not listed on the passenger list, as having also come to the colonies.

It would seem that Joan was alive in 1643 based on Samuel Sherman, brother of Edmund Sherman, unlike what on Edmund's page where Samuel is called Edmunds Uncle. The statement is at least in part, misleading in that it states Grace was mentioned in Samuel's will. After reading the will, she was referred as "Sister Sherman, Edmund's widow". She is never named other than this which "proves" nothing other than she is alive. There is no reference to location, New England or England. Tobias Makin's will I have not seen. Is it or is it not as vague as Samuel's Will.

There are those that believe Joan Makin is the wife of Edmund Sherman and there are those that believe she is not. It would seem there are no new documents to examine but rather new interpretations of previously examined document.

Source: Sherman Genealogy Including Families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England ... By Thomas Townsend Sherman published 1920

Family links: Parents: Tobias Makin (1548 - 1610) Katherine Westbrome Makin (1552 - ____)

Children: Edmund Sherman (1599 - 1673)* Ann Sherman (1601 - ____)* Joan Sherman (1603 - ____)* Richard Sherman (1608 - 1647)* Bazaleel Sherman (1611 - 1618)* Child Sherman (1616 - 1616)* Samuel Sherman (1618 - 1700)*

Siblings: Joan Makin Sherman (1575 - ____) Tobias Makin (1586 - 1623)* Thomas Makin (1592 - 1621)*

  • Calculated relationship

Burial: Dedham, St Mary the Virgin Dedham Colchester Borough Essex, England

Children of Joan's and Edmund Shermans that are mis-linked 1. Daughter Hester Sherman Ward # 34939614 is linked to this Edmund with no mother. Son John Sherman # 27163004 2. John Sherman Daughter Grace Sherman Livermore # 18168775 3. Son Samuel Sherman # 125938088

Created by: Robert DeVowe Record added: Mar 28, 2014 Find A Grave Memorial# 127030423

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Grace Sherman's Timeline

Fingringhoe, Colchester Borough, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
June 23, 1599
Dedham, Colchester, Essex, England
September 15, 1601
Dedham, Essex, England
December 13, 1603
Dedham, Essex, England
April 1, 1606
Dedham, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
October 16, 1608
Dedham, Colchester, Essex, England
May 15, 1611
Age 36
St Mary the Virgin, Dedham, Colchester, Essex, UK
December 26, 1612
Dedham, Essex, England (United Kingdom)
June 18, 1615
Dedham, Colchester, Essex, England, (Present UK)