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William Sherman

Birthplace: Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
Death: Died in Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
Immediate Family:

Son of William "The Pilgrim" Sherman and Prudence Sherman
Husband of Desire Standish
Father of Patience Sherman; Hannah Ring (Sherman); Elizabeth Sherman; William Sherman, III; Patience Wormell (Sherman) and 2 others
Brother of Ruhama John Samuel Stevens; Samuel Sherman; Hannah Stephens; John Sherman and Holman Sherman
Half brother of Samuel Sherman and John Sherman

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About William Sherman

From Second Generation Descendants of Edward Planter Doty on Lutherans Online:


Desire DOTY (~) and William SHERMAN Jr. were married on 25 Dec 1667.[11],[13]

William SHERMAN Jr. (son of William SHERMAN Sr. and Prudence HILL)

  • was born in 1644 in Marshfield, Plymouth County, MA.[13]
  • He died in 1679.[13]
  • Desire DOTY (~) and William SHERMAN Jr. had the following children:
    • 1. +33 i. Experience SHERMAN.
    • 2. +34 ii. William SHERMAN III.
    • 3. +35 iii. Hannah SHERMAN.
    • 4. +36 iv. Ebenezer SHERMAN.
    • 5. +37 v. Patience SHERMAN.
    • 6. 38 vi. Elizabeth SHERMAN.


11. Ruth Wilder Sherman and Robert Moody Sherman, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Volume 13, Family of William White. Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1977), Information excerpted by Gary Griggs, 4/19/2003.

13. Genealogies of Mayflower Families, 1500's-1800's, "Children and Grandchildren of Capt. Myles Standish," page 446.

My guess he is also buried in the Old Burial Grounds @ the Congregational church in Marshfield known today as Cedar Grove Cemetery which is where Desire is buried???

William Sherman is the son of William Sherman and Prudence Hill.He married Desire Doty as her first husband on Dec. 25, 1667 and together they had six children: Wm. Sherman,#2 served in King Phillips war, in 1676, and sustained injuries, for which in 1678, his family received 20 pounds from the Colony. During the war (with others) he was made a prisoner by the Indians, and was compelled by them to witness their cruel treatment of some of the prisoners in consequence of which as the record says, "He fell distracted." At one time he served as constable.

Hannah Sherman-Ford-21 Feb 1667-8 Jul 1745 Elizabeth Sherman-11 Mar 1670-Jul 1695 William Sherman-19 Apr 1672-26 Feb 1738 Patience Sherman-Wormall-3 Aug 1674 Experience Sherman-Standish-24 Sep 1678-31 Mar 1744 Ebenezer Sherman-21 Apr 1680-1 Feb 1759

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William Sherman's Timeline

Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
February 21, 1668
Age 23
Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
March 11, 1670
Age 25
Marshfield, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
April 19, 1672
Age 27
Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County, Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
August 3, 1674
Age 29
Marshfield, Plymouth, MA, United States
Age 29
September 22, 1678
Age 33
Marshfield, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
April 21, 1680
Age 35
Marshfield, Plymouth Colony
November 17, 1680
Age 35
Marshfield, Plymouth Colony