Descendants of Henry Sherman



First Generation


1. Henry Sherman 1, son of Thomas Sherman and Jane Waller, was born about 1513 in Yaxley, Suffolk, Eng and died on 25 Jun 1590 in Dedham, Essex, Eng.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Aug 1555; Dedham, Essex, Eng 2. In the will of Thomas Butter, clothier: "Executors: my eldest son, William Butter, and Henry Sherman, and they are to have 3 and a gown for their pains."

2. Will; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. "In the name of God, Amen, the twentithe day of January a thousand fyve hundred eightie nine and in the two and thirtithe yeare of the reigne of oure soveraigne Ladie Quene Elizabethe, I Henry Shearman, the elder, of Colchester in the county of Essex being whole of memorye and in perfect mynde thankes be to God do make constitute and ordeyne this my laste will and testamente revokinge all other willes and testamentes made by me. Firste I bequeathe my soule into the handes of Almighty God my maker acknowledging Jesus the sonne of the Lyvinge God my only Savyoure and Redeemer by whose pretious bloodshedding all my synnes ar washed awaye which hath satisfied the wrathe of God the father and I by his meritts and noe other means shall enherite the Kingdome prepared for the faithefull. I acknowledge the holy ghoste the god of comforte which hathe sealed me up to the everlasting covenaunte of eternall ioyes, my bodie I committ to the earth from whence yt came to be buried in the parishe churche of Dedham. Item. I will and bequeathe to Doctor Chapman the preacher of Dedham sixe poundes to be paid within sixe monthes after my decease. Item. I will to Mr. Parker fortie shillings to be paide at the same time. Item. I will to the poore of Dedham twenty poundes to be a contynewall stocke for the poore to the worldes ende and the use and benifit of it to goe to the poore. Further my will and mynde is that it shalbe ordered at the discretion of the governours of the free schoole of Dedham or the greatest parte of them and th_ to take securitie for the princypall. Item. I will and bequeathe unto Henry Shearman, my son my Shearman's crafte to hym and his heires for ever. Item. I give to Henry Shearman, my sonne, all the householde (sic) which is in his house which he hathe already. Item. I give to my sonne, Henry Shearmans children that is to saye to Henry Shearman, Samuel Shearman, Daniel, John, Ezechiell, Phebe, Nathaniell and Anne Shearman to each of them five pounds a peece to be paied to the sonnes at the age of two anf twentie. And yf any of them dye before they shall accomplishe the foresaid age then I will yt to be equallie divided betwixt the reste alive and to the daughter at one and twentie. And yf they die before this age then I will there porcon to be equallie divided betwixt my sonne Henryes children then alive. Item. I will and bequeathe to Edmonde Shearman, my sonne ten poundes. Item. I give to Edmonde Shearman, the sonne of my son Edmonde Shearman, thirteene pounde thirteene shillings and fouer pence to be paied unto hym at the full age of twoe and twentie yerers. And yf he die before he come to the age of twoe and twentie, then I will it be divided between Richard Shearman, Bezaliell Shearman, Anne Shearman, the children of my sonne Edmonde Shearman. Item. I will and bequeathe to Richarde Shearman, Bezaliell Shearman, Anne and Sarah Shearman, the children of my sonne Edmonde Shearman, to eache of them fourtie shillings a peece to be paied to the sonnes at the full age of twoe and twentie and to the daughters at one and twentie. And yf any of them dye before they shall accomplish theire full ages then I will their parte to be divided amongeste the reste that lyve of Edmonde Shearman's children. Item. I give to Edmonde Shearman, my sonne my beste cloake. Item. I will and bequeathe to William Petfeilde, my sonne in lawe, twentiee pounds to be paied within one whole yere after my decease. Item. I give to the three children of my sonne in lawe Petfeilde, that is to say Richard Petfielde, to Susan Petfeilde and Elizabeth Petfielde, to each of them six pounde thirteen shillings fouer pence to be paied to the sonne at twoe and twentie yeres of age and to the daughters at one and twentie. And yf any of them dye before the age beforesaid then I will their portion to be equallie devyded betwene the children of William Petfeilde then alive. And my will and mynde is that my saide sonne, Petfeilde, shall have the occupyinge of that money untill the children shall come to their full age puttinge in sufficient and suertie to my executors to paye the money as ys abovesaid. Item I give to Margerye, my wife, two and twentie pounds to be paied within three monethes after my decease. Item I will that she shall have all her householde stuffe which she brought me and that householde (sic) which we renewed and boughte since we marryed. Item I will that Margerye, my wife, shall have all my broome, wood, and logges, which I have at my departure. Item I will and give to Margerye, my wife, twentie shillings of money. Item I give to Margerye, my wife, that twelve pounds which is due unto me from Fendring Yf my exuctors can recover yt of hym. Item I will that Margerye, my wife, shall have her dwellings for twoe yeres in that parte of the house wherein we do nowe dwell that is in the lower parloure and the twoe chambers next Mr. Ruddes and parte of the backehouse yf my sonne Robert do enjoy the house. But yf it be redeemed and he do not enjoy it then I will that my sonne Robert shall paye unto Margerye, my wife, fouer pounde for twoe yeres dwellings. Item I give to Margerye, my wife, my tipped pott tearme of her life, and after her decease I give it to Judith, my daughter. Item My will is that yf Margerye, my wife, doe make any clayme or title to the thirdes or any parte of that house wherein I nowe do dwell, that then she shall be frustrate of the twoe and twentie pounde given her and I will the fore said two twentie pounde to be divided betweene my three sonnes Henrye, Edmonde and Robert Shearman. Allso my will and mynde ys that she shall put in bonde to mynee Executors before shall receyve any parte of her legacy that she do not trouble or moleste myne Executors or my sonne Robert in anythings that is given them. Item I will and bequeathe to Robert Shearman, my sonne three skore pounds which three skore pounds I give for the state of the house wherein I nowe dwell which was latelie Richarde Kinges, Berebruer of Colchester. And yf it shall happen that the saied three skore pounde be not paied according to bargayne and sale at the tyme appointed then I give the aforesaid house wherein I now dwell latelie Richarde Kinges with yards and appurtenances to Robert Shearman, my sonne, and his heires for ever. Item I give to Robert Shearman, my sonne, all the coppiehoulde called the Heckells, or knowne by any other name conteyinge by estimacon fifteene acres more or lesse with the barne and cottage to it and two acres called Byrdes, now in the occupation of William Petfeilde, to hym and his heires, forever. Item I give to my saied sonne, Robert Shearman, fouerty pounde of good lawfull money to be paied unto hym within sixe monthes after my decease. I will it be divided between the children of Robert Shearman then alive. Item My mynde is that Robert, my sonne, shall have the occupyinge of the money untill the children come of age, puttinge in sufficient securitye to my executors for the principall. Item I give unto Robert, my sonne, all my householde stuffs which I had before I marryed Margerye, my wife, that is to saye, Beddes, featherbeddes, cubbardes, bedsteades, pillowes, brasse, pewter, hangings, togeather with the great cupboarde in the parlour and the sealinge with the three tapestrie cushions. Also I give unto him three payer of sheetes and all other ymplements of householde, Allso I give unto Robert, my sonne, my silver and gilte goblett. Allso I give unto Robert Shearman, my sonne, my best gowne. Item I gove unto Robert my sonne one sword and a Byll_. Item I give unto Judith Petfeilde, my daughter, the cheste and lynnen upon the Soller (three payer of sheetes excepted before given to Robert my sonne). Item I give unto Henrye Shearman, my sonne, twelve silver spoones. Item I give unto my son in law, Nicholas Fynce, forty shillings. Item I give unto the poore of Allhallows parishe six shillings, eight pence. Item I give to Robert, my sonne, the typped pot which he hathe. Item I give to Henrye Shrearman, my sonne, all my Arms except that which I gave to my sonne Robert. Item I will that yf the fortie poundes which is due unto me by the heires of administrators of Richard Kinge beerebruer be recovered then I will the saied fortie pounde be equallie divided betweene Henrye Shearman, Edmonde Shearman, Robert Shearman, Judith Petdeilde, my children. Item I give unto Judith Petfeilde, my daughter, my sydesaddell and cloath to yt. Item I give to Robert Shearman, my sonne, my saddle. Item I give to William Petfeilde my best gowne save _. Item I give Henry, my sonne, my best cassocke hatte and nightcappe. Item I give to Christopher Stone a Cloathe doublet. Item I give to Caser and olde payer of hosen. To Richard Fycher my olde gowne. Item I give to Edmonde Shearman, Henrye Shearman, Robert Shearman, my sonnes, to eache of them twentie shillings in goulde, and to each of theire wyves twentie shillings in goulde. Item I give to Judithe Petfeild, my daughter twentye shillings in goulde. Item I will that the halfe yeares rente due at my decease of all my landes and tenemeents shall goe to the performance of my will. Item I give all my goodes unbequeathed to be equallie divided betwixt my three sonnes Henry, Edmonde and Robert Shearman. Item I make and ordeyne Henry Shearman and Edmonde Shearman, my sonnes, Executors of this my laste will and testament, -- Witnesses unto this my will theise whose names be underwritten p me Ricam Symnell, By me Oliver Pyggethelder, By me Nathaniell Bassack, p me Henrye Osborne. Henry Shearmans Mark."

3. Codicil to Will; 16 Feb 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. A Codicell annexed to my will for some respit of payinge legaceys by my Executors, the XVI day of Febuary.
"I will that the twentie poundes for the poore shalbe paied at oure Ladie day nest twelve monthes. I will that Dr. Chapmans sixe pounde be paied at the same tyme. I will that Mr. Parker's fourtie shillings be paied at the same tyme. I will that Nicholas Fynces fourtie shillings be then paied. I will that my sonne Robert have fyve pounde paiede hym this next Ladie day and tenne pounde at the next mydsommer and thirtie fyve pounde at Ladie Daye next come twelve monthe I will that the legaceys for my sonne Edmondes children be payed at oure Ladie day come twelve monthe. I will that Petfeilde have fortie pounde paiede hym this nexte mydsommer. Items whereas the twentie pounde which I gave to the poore was appoynted to be ordered by the governours of the free schoole at Dedham. Nowe my mynde ys that my sonne Henry Shearman shall have the occupying of it tearme of his life puttinge in sewertie for to pay the principall and fortie shillings a yere to theire use to be bestowed in woollen and lynnen cloathe. Item my will is that my Executors shall pay my sonne Robert use for fyve and thirtie pounde for the latter halfe yeare. By me Oliver Pyggethelder, By me Nathaniell Bassack. Dated, Jan 20, 1589/90 Codicil dated Feb. 16, 1589/90."

Henry married Agnes Butter, daughter of Thomas Butter and Joane Marion, in 1541 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 3. (Agnes Butter was born about 1520 in Dedham, Essex, Eng and died on 14 Oct 1580 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 3.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Something doesn't add up. in her father's will Agnes is referred to as Agnes Rolfe - not Sherman

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Aug 1555; Dedham, Essex, Eng 2. In the will of Thomas Butter, clothier, "To Harry Sherman's wife a silver pot." The same will mentions Agnes Rolfe who receives 'my ambling grey gelding', so they are not the same person as suggested in some sources.


Children from this marriage were:

+ 2 M    i. Edmund Sherman was born on 8 Jun 1548 in Dedham, Essex, Eng, died in Dedham, Essex, Eng and was buried on 22 Dec 1600.
   3 F    ii. Alice Sherman 1 4 was born about 1542 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and was buried on 20 Oct 1580 in Dedham, Essex, Eng.
   4 M    iii. Henry Sherman 4 was born about 1546 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and was buried on 28 Aug 1610 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. Legacy in father's will of his 'Shearman's crafte to hyme and his heires for ever."

2. Go Fetch. NEHGR Vol 67:p 154

   5 F    iv. Judith Sherman 1 4 was born about 1545 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and was buried on 9 Apr 1601 4.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. Named only as alternate legatee of a 'tipped pott' that goes first to second wife, Margerye.

   6 M    v. John Sherman 1 4 was born about 1550 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and was buried on 16 Oct 1576 4.
   7 M    vi. Thomas Sherman was born about 1557 in Dedham, Essex, Eng and died after 1587.
   8 M    vii. Robert Sherman 1 4 was born on 6 Feb 1561 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and died on 10 Jan 1601/02 in Dedham, Essex, Eng.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. Legacy of land and housing in his father's will.


Second Generation (Children)


2. Edmund Sherman (Henry1) was born on 8 Jun 1548 in Dedham, Essex, Eng, died in Dedham, Essex, Eng and was buried on 22 Dec 1600.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. Legacy of 10 in his father's will.

Edmund married Anne Pellatte on 25 Apr 1570 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4. (Anne Pellatte was born about 1553 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 5 and died on 8 Jun 1584 in England.)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 9 M    i. Edward Sherman 6 was born about 1572 in Dedham, Essex, Eng and died in 1641 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.
   10 M    ii. Henry Sherman 1 4 7 was born on 4 Sep 1570 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and died about 1586.
   11 M    iii. Richard Sherman 1 4 was born on 3 Mar 1575 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and died on 30 May 1660 in Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 8.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. Named as an alternate legatee in case of brother Edmund's death in the will o his grandfather, Henry Sherman, the Elder.

2. Will; 7 Apr 1660; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 9. Richard Sherman -- Being weake, doe make my last Will. I giue vnto my two daus Ann Shearman & Prissilla Garett, wife of Martine Garet, to each 10; to my dau. Martha Browne, 10; to my dau. Abigail Damine, 10; all which Legacies I appointe to be pad out of my Estate that shall remaine after the decease of my wife Elizaeth, within sixe monethes after her decease, by my overseers. Provided my wife shall see Cause with ye advise of my overseers to sell ye dwelling house & ye ground adjoyning to it during hir life time, then said Legacies shall be payd within six moneths after such sale; the two tenn pounds to my two dus in England into ye hands of my Cousine, Mr. [Edmund?] Anger, of Cambridge, to be sent vnto my said two daus. if then living or else to ye Child or Children of them. If either die without issure before ye time mentioned, then ye survivor, or hir children, to reeive it. If both die, leaving no issue, ye 40 [to] be disposed of to my two daus. Martha & Abigaile, or to their Children, at ye discretion of my Overseers. I giue vnto Mary & Elizabeth Spawle, my Grand Children, to each of them, 5, vpon ye same terms as ye legacies of my daus. above specifyed, to be payd by my wife or her successors. In Consideration of wch I discharge my wife from ye paymt of 15, mentioned in a deed of sale, whereby I haue made over my orchard tomy wife, the said deed bearing date the 25th Aug 1658, & I doe Confirme said deed of sale to my wife, wch deed was made to Mr. John Joyliffe on hir behalfe, who is hereby discharged. I appointe my wife, sole Executrix of this my Last Will. I also appointe my friends and Kinsmen, Mr. Edmund Anger & John Livermore, of Watertown, Overseers. 7 Apr 1660. Richard Sherman.
Signed & deliuered by Richard Sherman with ye clause on ye margent, being in these words, leaueing all ye rest of my estate vnto my said wife & Executrix. Witness, William Bartholmew, John Joyliffe.
31 Jul 1660, William Bartholmew, deposed.

3. VR - Death; 30 May 1660; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 8.

4. Inventory Taken; 26 Jun 1660; Boston, Suffolk Co., MA 9. Inventory of Estate taken 26th June 1660, by William Colbron, William Bartholmew. Amt. 105.10.06. Elizabeth Shearman deposed, 31 July 1660.

   12 M    iv. Bezaleel Sherman 1 4 was born in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and died on 9 Oct 1618 in Ipswich, co. Suffolk, Eng 4.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. Named as an alternate legatee in case of brother Edmund's death in the will o his grandfather, Henry Sherman, the Elder.

   13 F    v. Ann Sherman 1 4 was born on 3 Mar 1577 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 10 and died about 1625 in Dedham, Essex, Eng.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. Named as an alternate legatee in case of brother Edmund's death in the will o her grandfather, Henry Sherman, the Elder.

   14 F    vi. Sarah Sherman 1.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng. Legacy of 4 shillings in Grandfather's will.


Third Generation (Grandchildren)


9. Edward Sherman 6 (Edmund2, Henry1) was born about 1572 in Dedham, Essex, Eng and died in 1641 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Emigrant Ancestor; 1634; Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA. Sailed on the ELIZABETH in 1634.

2. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 20 Jan 1589/90; Dedham, Essex, Eng 1. Legacy of 13-13-4 in the will of his grandfather, Henry Sherman the Elder.

Edward married Judith Angier, daughter of William Angier and Ann Unknown (Angier). (Judith Angier was born in 1582 in Dedham, Essex, Eng and died in 1634 in Dedham, Essex, Eng.)


Children from this marriage were:

+ 15 M    i. Samuel Sherman 4 6 was baptized on 12 Jul 1618 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and died on 5 Apr 1700 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4.
   16 F    ii. Anne Sherman 4 was born before 15 Sep 1601 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4.
   17 F    iii. Joanna Sherman 4 was born before 13 Dec 1603 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4.
   18 F    iv. Esther Sherman 4 was born before 1 Apr 1606 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4.
   19 M    v. Richard Sherman 4 was born before 16 Oct 1608 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4.
   20 M    vi. Bezaleel Sherman 4 was born before 17 Sep 1611 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4.
   21 M    vii. John Sherman 4 was born before 4 Jan 1613/14 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and died on 8 Aug 1685 4.
   22 U    viii. Child Sherman 4 was born before 18 Jun 1616 4.

Fourth Generation (Great Grandchildren)


15. Samuel Sherman 4 6 (Edward9, Edmund2, Henry1) was baptized on 12 Jul 1618 in Dedham, Essex, Eng 4 and died on 5 Apr 1700 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 4.

Samuel married Sarah Mitchell, daughter of Matthew Mitchell and Sarah Butterfield. (Sarah Mitchell was born between 1620-1621 in South Ourum, Halifax, York, Eng and was baptized on 14 Oct 1621 in Halifax, Yorkshire, Eng.)

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Birth of Child; 19 Jun 1641; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Samuell Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

2. VR - Birth of Child; 15 Apr 1665; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. David Sherman, son of Samuel Sherman

3. VR - Birth of Child; 28 Oct 1643; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Thophilus Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

4. VR - Birth of Child; 21 Oct 1645; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Matthew Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

5. VR - Birth of Child; 4 Dec 1647; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Edmond Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

6. VR - Birth of Child; 8 Feb 1649/50; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. John Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

7. VR - Birth of Child; 8 Feb 1652/53; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Sarah Sherman, dau. of Samuel Sherman

8. VR - Birth of Child; 21 Mar 1655/56; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Nathaniell Sherman, son of Samuel Sherman

9. VR - Birth of Child; 29 Mar 1662; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Benjamin Sherman, son of Samuel Sherman


Children from this marriage were:

+ 23 M    i. Matthew Sherman 6 11 was born on 24 Oct 1645 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11 and died in 1698 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   24 M    ii. Samuel Sherman 11 12 was born on 19 Jan 1640/41 11 and died on 20 Feb 1718/19 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 13.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 19 Jun 1641; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Samuell Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

   25 M    iii. Theophilus Sherman 11 12 was born on 28 Oct 1643 11 and died on 16 Feb 1710/11 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 14.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 28 Oct 1643; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Thophilus Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

   26 M    iv. Edmund Sherman 11 12 was born on 4 Dec 1647 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11 and died on 5 Nov 1683 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 15.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 4 Dec 1647; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Edmond Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

   27 M    v. John Sherman 11 12 was born on 8 Feb 1649/50 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11 and died on 13 Dec 1730 in Woodbury, Litchfield Co., CT 16.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 8 Feb 1649/50; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. John Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

2. VR - Birth of Child; 27 Apr 1700; Waterbury, New Haven, CT 11. Ichabod Sherman, son of John Sherman

   28 F    vi. Sarah Sherman 11 12 was born on 8 Feb 1652/53 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11 and died on 19 Apr 1712 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 14.

Documented events in her life were:

1. VR - Birth; 8 Feb 1652/53; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Sarah Sherman, dau. of Samuel Sherman

   29 M    vii. Nathaniel Sherman 11 12 was born on 21 Mar 1655/56 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11 and died on 19 Apr 1712 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 14.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 21 Mar 1655/56; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Nathaniell Sherman, son of Samuel Sherman

   30 M    viii. Benjamin Sherman 11 12 was born on 29 Mar 1661 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11 and died on 29 Aug 1741 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 17.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 29 Mar 1662; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Benjamin Sherman, son of Samuel Sherman

2. VR - Birth of Child; 10 Apr 1684; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Abigail Sherman, dau. of Benjamin Sherman

3. VR - Birth of Child; 30 Nov 1685; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. John Sherman, son of Benjamin Sherman

4. VR - Birth of Child; 21 Jul 1688; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Wilmitt [Wilmot?] Sherman, dau. of Benjamin Sherman & Rebecca.

5. VR - Birth of Child; 7 Apr 1690; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Jobe Sherman, son of Benjamin Sherman & Rebeckah

6. VR - Birth of Child; 1 Dec 1692; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Nathaniel Sherman, son of Benjamin Sherman & Rebeckah

7. VR - Birth of Child; 20 Dec 1695; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Martha Sherman, dau. of Benjamin Sherman & Rebeckah

8. VR - Birth of Child; 24 Feb 1695/96; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Mary Sherman, dau. of Benjamin Sherman & Rebeckah

9. VR - Birth of Child; 15 Apr 1699; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Enoss Sherman, son of Benjamin Sherman & Rebeckah

   31 M    ix. David Sherman 11 12 was born on 15 Apr 1665 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11 and died on 1 Jan 1753 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 18.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 15 Apr 1665; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. David Sherman, son of Samuel Sherman


Fifth Generation (Great Great Grandchildren)


23. Matthew Sherman 6 11 (Samuel15, Edward9, Edmund2, Henry1) was born on 24 Oct 1645 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11 and died in 1698 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 21 Oct 1645; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. Matthew Sherman, son of Samuell Sherman

Matthew married Hannah Bulkley, daughter of Thomas Bulkley and Sarah Jones. (Hannah Bulkley was born about 1652 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT 19 and died in 1713 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.)

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Birth of Child; 11 Oct 1692; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. David Sherman, son of Matthew Sherman & Hannah


Children from this marriage were:

+ 32 F    i. Hannah Sherman 20 was baptized on 7 Apr 1695 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT and died on 19 Feb 1772 in Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 21 22.
   33 M    ii. Matthew Sherman 23 was born on 8 Jan 1682/83 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 23 and died in 1683 23.
   34 M    iii. Jonathan Sherman 24 was born about 1690 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 24.
   35 M    iv. David Sherman 11 was born on 11 Oct 1692 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11 and died on 8 Jul 1752 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 25.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Birth; 11 Oct 1692; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 11. David Sherman, son of Matthew Sherman & Hannah

   36 F    v. Mary Stone Sherman 25 was born about 1698 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 25.
   37 M    vi. Jabez Sherman 26 was born in 1697 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 26.

Sixth Generation (3rd Great Grandchildren)


32. Hannah Sherman 20 (Matthew23, Samuel15, Edward9, Edmund2, Henry1) was baptized on 7 Apr 1695 in Fairfield, Fairfield Co., CT and died on 19 Feb 1772 in Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 21 22.

Documented events in her life were:

1. Gravestone; 19 Feb 1772; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 21. In memory of
Mrs. Hannah Beach, wife of Mr.
David Beach
Dece'sd, Who departed this life
Febry, ye 19, 1772
in ye 77th year of her age.

Hannah married David Beach 22, son of Nathaniel Beach and Sarah Porter, on 24 Jan 1715/16 22. (David Beach was born on 15 May 1692 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 22 and died on 21 Apr 1735 in Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 21 22.)

Documented events in his life were:

1. Gravestone; 21 Apr 1735; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 21. Here lyes ye Body of
Mr. David Beach, who died April
21, Anno Domni 1735, in ye 43 year
of His Age.


Children from this marriage were:

   38 M    i. Edmund Beach 20 was born on 4 Sep 1732 in North Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, was baptized on 29 Jun 1735 in North Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT and died in 1804.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Revolutionary War Service; New Haven Alarm 20.

Edmund married Eunice Edwards, daughter of Joseph Edwards and Prudence Wakelee, on 4 Apr 1758 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 27 28. (Eunice Edwards was born on 16 Mar 1734/35 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 29.)

Documented events in her life were:

1. Mention in Will, Inv. or Prob.; 4 Apr 1749; Stratfield, Fairfield Co., CT 30. Named in the will of her paternal step-grandmother, Mary ____ Edwards.

Documented events in their marriage were:

1. VR - Marriage; 4 Apr 1758; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 28.

   39 M    ii. Ephriam Beach 20 was born about 1717 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT, died on 18 Jun 1789 in Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 21 and was buried in Unity Cemetery, Trumball, Fairfield Co., CT 21.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Gravestone; 18 Jun 1789; Trumbull, Fairfield Co., CT 21. Mr. Ephraim Beach, died June 18
1789,
in the 72 year of his age.
Comfort Beach, his wife, died Sept.
8, 1790
in the year of her age.

   40 M    iii. Jabez Beach 20 was born about 1720 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT and died on 10 Sep 1806 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 6 Apr 1748; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 31. Mary Basset; Congregational Church of Stratford / Trumbull (prev. Unity of N. Stratford)

   41 F    iv. Eunice Beach 20 was born about 1723 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   42 M    v. David Beach 20 was born about 1727 and died in 1797.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 30 Nov 1748; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 32. Ruth Hawley; Congregational Church of Stratford / Trumbull (prev. Unity of N. Stratford)

   43 M    vi. Elnathan Beach 20 was born on 11 May 1729 and died on 22 Aug 1799.

Documented events in his life were:

1. VR - Marriage; 27 Feb 1750/51; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 31. Lediah Herrington; Congregational Church of Stratford / Trumbull (prev. Unity of N. Stratford)

   44 M    vii. Elijah Beach 20 was born on 27 Feb 1730/31.

Documented events in his life were:

1. Baptism; 4 Jul 1731.

2. VR - Marriage; 6 May 1756; Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT 33. Prudence Wheeler; Congregational Church of Stratford / Trumbull (prev. Unity of N. Stratford)

   45 F    viii. Kate Beach 20 was born about 1735 in Stratford, Fairfield Co., CT.
   46 F    ix. Lydia Beach 20.


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14. ibid. File 10810.

15. ibid. File 10892.

16. ibid. File F1109.

17. ibid. File G506.

18. ibid. File 12536.

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20. Eugene Beach, John Beach Decendants.

21. Orcutt, Rev. Samuel, A History of the Old Town of Stratford and the City of Bridgeport Connecticut, Part II, (Fairfield County Historical Society: 1886 - [on line at http://www.rootsweb.com/~ctfairfi/pages/trumbull/trumbull_unity.htm, 15 Apr 2000]).

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23. LDS, International Genealogical Index. AFN:GW77-D3.

24. ibid. AFN:GW77-H1.

25. ibid. AFN:GW7B-J6.

26. ibid. AFN:P1CH-WM.

27. ibid. A537137.

28. Bailey, Rev. Frederick W., Early Connecticut Marriages As found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, 7 Vols., (1896-1907). Vol 7, p 97.

29. LDS, International Genealogical Index. Film # 177937, Page # 809, Reference # 30989.

30. Jacobus, Donald Lines, Families of Old Fairfield, Vol II, (Fairfield, 1932). p 190-193.

31. Bailey, Rev. Frederick W., Early Connecticut Marriages As found on Ancient Church Records Prior to 1800, 7 Vols., (1896-1907). Vol 7, p 95.

32. ibid. Vol 7, p 94.

33. ibid. Vol 7, p 96.

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