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John Sherman

Birthdate: (89)
Birthplace: Portsmouth, Aquidneck Island (Present Newport County), Colony of Rhode Island
Death: April 16, 1734 (89)
Dartmouth, Bristol County, Province of Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Hon. Philip L. Sherman and Sarah Sherman
Husband of Sarah Sherman
Father of Philip Sherman; Bethia Thomas; Joshua Sherman; Abigail Chase; Hannah Akin and 12 others
Brother of Eber Sherman; Sarah Mumford; Peleg Sherman; Edmond Sherman; Samson Sherman, I and 6 others

Occupation: Blacksmith and farmer
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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

Links Philip Sherman] Born baptized 5 February 1610/11 Dedham, Essex, England Died 1687 Portsmouth, Rhode Island Other names Philip Shearman Education Sufficient to be General Recorder of the colony Occupation Secretary, Town Clerk, General Recorder, Deputy Religion Quaker Spouse(s) Sarah Odding

Children: Eber, Sarah, Peleg, Edmund, Samson, John, Mary, Hannah, Samuel, Benjamin, Phillip[1]

Parents Samuel Sherman and Phillipp Ward

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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
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
July 1682
Age 37
Dartmouth, Plymouth Colony
October 17, 1682
Age 38
Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
January 11, 1685
Age 40
Dartmouth, Bristol County, Massachusetts Bay Colony