Rev. John Sherman

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John Sherman

Birthdate: (72)
Birthplace: Dedham, Essex, England
Death: August 8, 1685 (72)
Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: East Watertown, , Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of Edmund Sherman, of New Haven and Grace Sherman
Husband of Mary Sherman; Mary Sherman and Mary Sherman
Father of Mary Brown; Mary Allen; Bezaleel Sherman; Capt. Daniel Sherman; Samuel Sherman and 13 others
Brother of Edmund Sherman; Ann Cross; Joan (Joanna) Sherman; Hester Ward; Richard Sherman and 5 others

Occupation: Minister
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About Rev. John Sherman

Rev. John Sherman studied at Trinity College in Cambridge, receiving his A.B. in 1629 and his A.M. in 1633. No doubt he was actively engaged in preaching in England. Persecuted as a Puritan, John fled with other Shermans and sailed from England in the ”Elizabeth”, arrived in America in 1635 and went to Watertown. He soon moved to New Haven Colony where he was a magistrate several years. He returned to Watertown between 1644 and 1648 and became its third minister a few years before Rev. Mr. Knowles returned to England.

He became a great preacher and controversial figure of New England. He became a freeman in Watertown in 1669, remained in there until his death as their minister. The following is the epitaph honoring him:

“Sacred to the memory of John Sherman a man distinguished for his piety, character and truth; a profound theologian; as a preacher a veritable Chrysostom; unsurpassed in his knowledge of the liberal arts, particularly mathematics; a faithful pastor of the Church of Watertown in New England; an Overseer and Fellow of Harvard College. After a life of faithful service to Christ in the Church for upwards of 45 years, in the fullness of time he passed away and received from Christ the palm of victory. In the 72d year of his age, August 8, 1685”. Rev. JOHN SHERMAN, A. B., Trinity Coll. Camb., 1629, A. M., 1633.


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Rev. John Sherman's Timeline

September 3, 1612
Essex, Great Horkesley near Dedham, England
December 26, 1612
Dedham, Essex, England
January 4, 1614
Age 1
January 4, 1614
Age 1
., Dedham, Essex, England
January 4, 1614
Age 1
., Dedham, Essex, England
Age 21
Watertown, Massachusetts
Age 21
Watertown, Massachuttes
- 1640
Age 22
Wethersfield, Conn.