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Subject: Re: [GENMASSACHUSETTS] Muscongus Island (AKA) Loud's Island
Date: Thu, 10 Jan 2008 14:18:04 EST
Sherman Family, Mass. & Maine.
Source: Genealogical & Family History of the State of Maine by
Henry Sweetser Burrage & Albert Roscoe Stubbs.
The name Sherman is a synonym for intellectual power, political honors,
war, high achievement in constructive statesmanship and unquestionably bears
mark of hereditary genius like the Washburne family in Maine, the Adams
Massachusetts, the Blairs of Missouri and the Davis family in Maryland.
The line can boast of such men as Robert Sherman (see Bond's Watertown),
of the Declaration of Independence, John Sherman, General Sherman, William M.
Evarts, the brothers, Hoar E Rockwood and George F. Rockwood and James
Sherman, of New York. From shearman, a shearer of sheep, the name comes and
a case where the calling furnished the man his name. "Villain! thy father
plasterer and thyself a shearman." - Shakeespeare. Essexshire was the home
(I) William1 Sherman was in Plymouth, Mass. in 1632 but probably came in
died there Oct 25, 1679. The governor and company of London gave him
bring his kin from Northampton, and he embarked in the fleet with Higginson.
Green Harbor (Marshfield), land was granted him in 1640. He was honorable
right and secured a comfortable competency to hand down to his children. He
Prudence Hill at Marshfield and there he continued to reside and reared up a
family, among whom were John Sherman and William Sherman.
(II) William2 Sherman, son of William1 and Prudence (Hill) Sherman, was born
1645, and buried November 7, 1680. He served in King Phillip's War in 1676
there received injuries for which he obtained twenty pounds from the colony.
was made prisoner by the Indians and witnessed the horrid atrocities visited
some of his companions, but from which he in a measure escaped. At one time
held the office of Constable. He m. Desire, the daughter of Edwin & Faith
Doty, a "Mayflower" passenger who landed on forefather's rock and was one of
forty-four who signed the cabin compact.
p.916 STATE OF MAINE.
This line has the double honor of Pilgrim descent on both sides of the house.
Eleazer, Ebenezer, Hannah, William, Patience and Experience. His widow m. (2)
Israel Holmes and, after his decease, m. (3) Alexander Standish, the eldest
and heir of Myles Standish.
(III) Eleazer, son of William2 and Desire (Doty) Sherman, was a native of
field and took up his local habitation at Boothbay, Maine, his death
March, 1826. He m. (1) Elizabeth Lapham; he m. (2) Susan Wylie and he m. (3)
Martha Reed. Children by his first wife: Eleazer, Aaron, Elisha, Roger,
Joseph, William, Lydia, Robert, John, Abiel, Daniel and George - Susan by
(IV) Aaron, 2nd son of Eleazer and Elizabeth (Lapham) Sherman, was born at
bay, Maine, July 10, 1772; died September 4, 1845. He joined the settlement
Newcastle, Maine, in 1799 and was in the war of 1812. The history of
goes back to 1625, five years later than the Pilgrims at forefather's rock.
Newcastle was bought of the Indians for fifty beaver-skins. Aaron Sherman m.
Tarbell of Dedham, Mass. May 10, 1796; she was born June 29, 1777. Children:
Eleazer and Aaron Sherman.
(V) Aaron2 Sherman, youngest son of Aaron(1) Sherman and Polly (Tarbell)
was b. March 27, 1799, the very year his father took up his abode in the
settlement. He selected Newcastle, Maine for a home and married Maria, the
of Peter Patterson of Newcastle. Children:
1. Albion A. Sherman
2. Joshua P. Sherman
3. Maria Patterson Sherman
4. Adeline A. Sherman
5. Sophronia Sherman
6. Charlotte Sherman
7. Lorenda Sherman
8. Edward F. Sherman
9. Alden E. Sherman.
(VI) Albion A. Sherman the eldest son of Aaron2 Sherman & Maria (Patterson)
man, was born at Newcastle, where the waters of the Damariscotta and the
scot meet. He removed to Sullivan, Hancock County on the easterly bank of the
Taunton river, an inlet of Frenchman's Bay. The town was once named New
the Indian title of which was Waukeag. He was a stone-cutter by trade and
of a gang. He believed the people were best served in civil polity when demo-
cratically governed and the highest administrative results were attained in
rules of Jefferson, Jackson & Cleveland. He m. Phoebe, dau. of John French,
(VII) William Henry Sherman son of Albion A., & Phoebe (French) Sherman, was
Sullivan, Oct 4, 1865. He was graduated from the little old red schoolhouse,
he was also an omniverous reader and he supplemented the curriculum of the
school with post-graduate reading. Schooling received in this primitive
practical, hard-earned and is appreciated. From school he went to the
office and this is a university in itself. He learned his trade on the Mount
Desert Herald, and rose in the profession to Manager of the Bar Harbor
He was assistant postmaster of Bar Harbor during the Cleveland regime. He
Democratic proclivities and was Town Clerk of Bar Harbor since 1899, a
of his party for Respresentative in 1896 and for Register of Probate in 1908,
which is reflective of the confidence placed in him by his townspeople. He is
at present and for a number of years has been conducting a book and
store and a book and job printing office. His fraternal affiliations embrace
membership in the Bar Harbor Lodge, Ancient Free and Accepted Masons, Island
Independent Order Odd Fellows, Procupine Lodge, Knights of Pythias, and Bay
Grange. He was an Episcopalian and was President of the Bar Harbor Savings
He married, October 23, 1889, Annie E. Smith, of his old native place,
1. Dorothy Sherman
2. Helen Sherman
3. Gladys Sherman
4. Hilda Sherman
5. Roger Sherman
6. Ruth Sherman.
Transcribed by Janice Farnsworth
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