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Captain John Sherman[1]

Male 1612 - 1691

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  • Prefix  Captain 
    Christened  3 Sep 1612  Great Horkesley, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Gender  Male 
    Military Service  Colonial Militia  [4
    • In June, 1654, he was made ensign of Watertown Company, and in 1680 he was made captain
    Notes  He was an educated man who was often called upon to manage town affairs.  [5
    Notes  He was with Governor Winthrop when the northern boundary of Massachusetts was surveyed and when the lines were established at Wier's landing, Lake Winnepesaukee.  [5
    Immigration  Abt 1636  [6
    To New England 
    • Settled in Watertown, Massachusetts.
    Notes  Between 1637 and 1680  [4
    He was a land surveyor and selectman many times 
    Notes  17 May 1637  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Freeman 
    Notes  1648  [4
    He was town clerk 
    • Afterwards representative to the general court in 1651, 1653, 1663 and 1682
    Notes  1662  [4
    Steward of Harvard College 
    Notes  11 Jun 1680  [7
    He was appointed Captain by the General Court. 
    • His name on the record books of Watertown appears most frequently as Sergeant, Ensign and Lieutenant.
    _UID  DD20142786204A29A0299837489C702C6982 
    Died  25 Jan 1691  Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 8
    • The original record of his death reads:

      "Mr John Sherman Capt: of the training Band in Watertowne Dyed the : 25th of January 1690/91."
    Person ID  I3019  Linda's Tree
    Last Modified  13 Jul 2012 

    Father  John Sherman,   c. 17 Aug 1585, Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1616, Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Grace Makin,   b. Abt 1592, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jun 1662, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Bef 14 May 1610 
    Family ID  F1617  Group Sheet

    Family  Martha Palmer,   b. 1618, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Feb 1701, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1637  [1
    Children 
     1. John Sherman,   b. 2 Nov 1638, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1676
     2. Martha Sherman,   b. 21 Feb 1640, Watertown, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1700
     3. Mary Sherman,   b. 25 Mar 1643, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1667, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location
     4. Elishabah Sherman,   d. 15 Mar 1650, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Sarah Sherman,   b. 17 Jan 1648, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jun 1667, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Corporal Joseph Sherman, Esq,   b. 14 May 1650, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1731, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Grace Sherman,   b. 20 Dec 1653, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1655, Watertown, Middlesex, Massachusetts, Colonial America Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  1 Apr 2011 
    Family ID  F1615  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S32] Sherman_Gen, Thomas Townsend Sherman, (Tobias A. Wright Printer and Publisher, New York NY, 1920), Page 120 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S31] Sherman_James, Frank Dempster Sherman, (Privately Printed, New York, 1915), Page 29 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S30] Eng_Org_Am_Col_Ser2, Gary Boyd Roberts, (Genealogical Publishing Co., Baltimore MD, 1985), Vol III, Page 239 (Reliability: 2).

    4. [S66] New England Families Genealogical and Memorial, William Richard Cutter, A.M., (Orginallly published 1913, Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc., by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, Maryland, 1994, 1995, ISBN: 0-8063-4537-3), Vol II, Page 806 (Reliability: 3).

    5. [S103] Hudson-Mohawk Family Histories, William S. Pelletreau, A.M., (Originally published: New York, 1907, Reprinted for Clearfield Company, Inc. by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., Baltimore, MD, 1998, International Standard Book Number, Set Number: 0-8063-4779-1), Vol IV, Page 1417 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S31] Sherman_James, Frank Dempster Sherman, (Privately Printed, New York, 1915), Page 6 (Reliability: 3).

    7. [S31] Sherman_James, Frank Dempster Sherman, (Privately Printed, New York, 1915), Page 30 (Reliability: 3).

    8. [S32] Sherman_Gen, Thomas Townsend Sherman, (Tobias A. Wright Printer and Publisher, New York NY, 1920), Page 121 (Reliability: 3).