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Chester Southworth

#5191, born 22 August 1842, died 1910
Relationship6th cousin 4 times removed of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
Father*Chester Southworth born 1789, died 1874

Life Events

Birth*22 August 1842; Illinois1 
Death*1910; California 

Family

Child
Last Edited4 March 2011

Citations

  1. [S527] DNA Pedigree at Sorensom Molecular Genetic Foundation www.smgf.org.

Thomas Sylvester Southworth

#5192, born 1892, died 1953
Relationship7th cousin 3 times removed of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
Father*Chester Southworth born 22 August 1842, died 1910

Life Events

Note*This lineage is from a pedigree at www.familysearch.org and at smgf.org. Details and sources are unknown. 
Birth*1892; Idaho 
Death*1953; Idaho 
Last Edited4 March 2011

Gideon Shearman

#5193, born 28 September 1732
Relationship4th great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Father*Richard Shearman born April 1701, died 1786
Mother*Lydia Wilbur born 30 November 1702

Life Events

Name-OthGidon 
Birth*28 September 1732; Swansea, Massachusetts1 
Marriage*before 1765; Principal=Abigail Eddy 
Rev War 

Family

Abigail Eddy
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S424] Web page, http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=stoddard2&id=I2016. Hereinafter cited as Web page.

Richard Shearman

#5195, born April 1701, died 1786
Relationship5th great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Father*Peleg Shearman Jr. born 8 October 1666, died 1755
Mother*Alice Fish born 15 September 1671

Life Events

Name-OthRichard Shearman Sr. 
Birth*April 1701; Portsmouth, Rhode Island1 
Marriage*1 March 1723; Swansea, Massachusetts; Principal=Lydia Wilbur 
Marriage*between 1736 and 1741; Swansea, Massachusetts; Principal=Elizabeth Bowen 
Death*1786; Swansea, Massachusetts 
NoteIt is known that the Hon. Philip Shearman who was the first Sec. of RI spelled his name Shearman. By 1800 or so it had evolved to Sherman, as we see it today. I don't know just when family members adopted the new spelling, or which ones did or didn't change it. 

Family 1

Lydia Wilbur born 30 November 1702
Children

Family 2

Elizabeth Bowen born about 1710
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S424] Web page, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/~stoddard2. Hereinafter cited as Web page.

Lydia Wilbur1

#5196, born 30 November 1702
Relationship5th great-grandmother of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler

Life Events

Birth*30 November 1702; RI or MA 
Marriage*1 March 1723; Swansea, Massachusetts; Principal=Richard Shearman 
Death*Swansea, Massachusetts1 

Family

Richard Shearman born April 1701, died 1786
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S424] Web page, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/~stoddard2. Hereinafter cited as Web page.

Peleg Shearman Jr.

#5197, born 8 October 1666, died 1755
Relationship6th great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Father*Peleg Shearman Sr. born May 1638, died 1719
Mother*Elizabeth Lawton born 2 May 1637, died 16 March 1720

Life Events

Birth*8 October 1666; Portsmouth, Rhode Island1 
Occupationfarmer 
Marriage*16 March 1697; Principal=Alice Fish2 
Death*1755; Portsmouth, Rhode Island 
NotePeleg resided at the old Shearman homestead at Portsmouth and the property later went to his son Thomas. ( At the time these notes were written, about 1890, the property was still owned by his descendants.) 

Family

Alice Fish born 15 September 1671
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S424] Web page, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/~stoddard2. Hereinafter cited as Web page.
  2. [S493] Alice Fish, Vital record, NEHGS online ,.

Alice Fish

#5198, born 15 September 1671
Relationship6th great-grandmother of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Father*Thomas Fish1
Mother*Grizigan Unknown1

Life Events

Birth*15 September 1671; Portsmouth, Rhode Island1 
Marriage*16 March 1697; Principal=Peleg Shearman Jr.1 

Family

Peleg Shearman Jr. born 8 October 1666, died 1755
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S493] Alice Fish, Vital record, NEHGS online ,.

Peleg Shearman1

#5199, born May 1638, died 1719

Life Events

Birth*May 1638; Portsmouth, Rhode Island1 
Marriage*25 July 1657 
Death*1719; Kingstown, Rhode Island1 
Last Edited20 May 2006

Citations

  1. [S424] Web page, http://worldconnect.rootsweb.com/~stoddard2. Hereinafter cited as Web page.

Elizabeth Lawton

#5200, born 2 May 1637, died 16 March 1720
Relationship7th great-grandmother of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler

Life Events

Birth*2 May 1637; Portsmouth RI or, Cranfield, England 
Birth10 September 1637; Cranfield, Bedfordshire, England 
Baptism10 September 1637; (Possible as date follows birth date?) 
Marriage*25 July 1657; Portsmouth, Rhode Island; Principal=Peleg Shearman Sr. 
Deathafter 1720 
Death*16 March 1720; Portsmouth, Rhode Island 

Family

Peleg Shearman Sr. born May 1638, died 1719
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Hon. Philip* Shearman

#5201, born 5 February 1610/11, died before 19 March 1686/87
Relationship8th great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
Much more copyrighted information is available. Especially see Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historical & Genealogical Society, 1995).
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Father*Samuel Shearman born 11 June 1573, died 1615
Mother*Phillipa Ward born between 1570 and 1585, died after 1615

Life Events

Name-OthPhilip* Sherman 
Note"Records indicate Baptismal date of Feb. 5, 1610, suggesting that he was born before then. Dates would further suggest that Samuel was a twin of Phillip.

"The following narrative is taken from the work of Rev. Henry B. Sherman. "Philip Shearman died at Portsmouth, on the island of Rhode Island, in 1686 or 1687. His wife survived him. He left a will which is recorded in Portsmouth, dated July 30, 1681, proved March 22, 1687. In 1633 or previous to that year he came from his home in Dedham, England, and settled in Roxbury, Mass. In that year he was admitted a freeman. In the Anne Hutchinson troubles he took the popular side and was one of the "Roxbury men" ordered to be disarmed for being seduced and led into dangerous errors by Mr. Wheelwright and Mrs. Hutchinson, and with John Clark and 16 others, he was banished from Massachusetts Bay by the general court of Newton, Oct. 2, 1637. They left Boston with the intention of settling in New Hampshire, but finding the climate too severe in that section of the country, they abandoned their lands there, and removed March 7, 1638, to the island of Rhode Island, which they purchased by the advice of Roger Williams, whom they met in Providence, from Aquetnet, the Indian chief (Alt. version - advised to purchase the island of Aquetnet [now Rhode Island] of the Indians) . The purchase was completed March 24, 1638, and on the first day of July, 1639, they established a regular government, of which Coddington was chosen Governor, and Philip Shearman (so spelled by himself) Secretary. They named the upper part of the island Portsmouth, and there Philip Shearman resided, owning a tract of land at that place. It was there that all his children were born, except Eber, his eldest son, and daughter Sarah who were born in Roxbury, Mass. He was town clerk for many years, and the records of the town of Portsmouth were kept by him with great neatness and exactness. He held various other offices in the Colony, and in critical periods, as a man of intelligence, wealth and influence was frequently consulted by those in authority. After he removed to Rhode Island he left the Congregational church and united with the "Society of Friends" (Quakers)."

"Owing to the fact that our ancestor Phillip used the Shearman spelling, I have continued it's use in this record where it seemed appropriate. Although a few descendants still use it, our family discontinued the practice about 1800 and now spell the name Sherman." 
Birth*5 February 1610/11; Dedham, Essex, England1 
Immigration*about 1633 
Marriage*about 1633; England or, Roxbury, Massachusetts; Some reports suggest they married in RI. There was no RI before 1638. The marriage therefore must have have been in England or Roxbury. Having seen no record to suggest Sarah's parents definitely emigrated from England, my guess would be that she probably came with her husband from England.; Principal=Sarah* Odding 
Immigration16331 
Note1639; First Secretary odf Rhode Island 
Death*before 19 March 1686/87; Portsmouth, Rhode Island1 

Family

Sarah* Odding born about 1610, died after 1687
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S472] New England Historic and Genealogical Society. Hereinafter cited as NEHGS.

Sarah* Odding

#5202, born about 1610, died after 1687
Relationship8th great-grandmother of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler

Life Events

Birth*about 1610; England 
Marriage*about 1633; England or, Roxbury, Massachusetts; Some reports suggest they married in RI. There was no RI before 1638. The marriage therefore must have have been in England or Roxbury. Having seen no record to suggest Sarah's parents definitely emigrated from England, my guess would be that she probably came with her husband from England.; Principal=Hon. Philip* Shearman 
Immigration*about 1633 
Death*after 1687; Kingston, Rhode Island 

Family

Hon. Philip* Shearman born 5 February 1610/11, died before 19 March 1686/87
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Samuel Shearman1

#5203, born 11 June 1573, died 1615
Relationship9th great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler
Father*Henry Shearman born about 1545, died 1610
Mother*Susan Renee Lawrence born about 1548, died 1610

Life Events

Birth*11 June 1573; Dedham, England 
Marriage*about 1597; England; Principal=Phillipa Ward 
Death*1615; Ardleigh, England2 

Family

Phillipa Ward born between 1570 and 1585, died after 1615
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Citations

  1. [S477] Rev. Henry B. Sherman (pub. aft. 1870) n.pub.,.
  2. [S478] Rootsweb - family data contributors n.pub.,.

Phillipa Ward

#5204, born between 1570 and 1585, died after 1615
Relationship9th great-grandmother of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler

Life Events

Birth*between 1570 and 1585; England 
Marriage*about 1597; England; Principal=Samuel Shearman 
Death*after 1615 
NoteAnything beyond her name comes from internet sources. 

Family

Samuel Shearman born 11 June 1573, died 1615
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Henry Shearman

#5205, born about 1545, died 1610
Relationship10th great-grandfather of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler

Life Events

Birth*about 1545; of Dedham, England 
Occupationa clothier 
Marriage*about 1570; Principal=Susan Renee Lawrence 
Death*1610 
Burial*28 August 1610; Prob. Dedham, England 
Note"Records regarding the descendants of this Henry become rather confused. I've done my best to sort it out, relying heavily on the work of Rev. David Sherman of Wilbraham, MA and his post Civil War genealogy, published about 1870." 

Family

Susan Renee Lawrence born about 1548, died 1610
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Susan Renee Lawrence

#5206, born about 1548, died 1610
Relationship10th great-grandmother of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler

Life Events

Birth*about 1548; Dedham, Essex, England 
Marriage*about 1570; Principal=Henry Shearman 
Death*1610 
Burial*13 September 1610; prob. Dedham, England 
NoteMany (mostly older) genealologies say Susan was Susan Hills. Here I defer to President Bush's genealogist and others, who say it was Susan Lawrence? Those earlier 19th century genealogists report that Susan Hills made a will in 1610 and was buried Sept. 13, 1610. Her husband, Henry Sherman was buried Aug. 28, 1610. 

Family

Henry Shearman born about 1545, died 1610
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Abigail Eddy

#5207
Relationship4th great-grandmother of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
ChartsAncestors of William A. Wheeler

Life Events

Marriage*before 1765; Principal=Gideon Shearman 

Family

Gideon Shearman born 28 September 1732
Children
Last Edited31 October 2013

Richard Shearman

#5208, born 31 March 1767
Relationship3rd great-granduncle of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
Father*Gideon Shearman born 28 September 1732
Mother*Abigail Eddy

Life Events

Birth*31 March 1767 
Last Edited20 May 2006

Nettie Frances Sherman

#5209, born 29 June 1881, died 1 August 1951
Relationship4th cousin 2 times removed of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
Father*John E. Sherman born 7 June 1842, died 24 March 1884
Mother*Harriet A. Root born 27 July 1846, died 26 November 1921

Life Events

Birth*29 June 1881; Johnsonville, Rensselaer, New York 
Marriage*23 July 1902; Reynolds, New York 
Death*1 August 1951; Schenectady, New York 
Burial*after 1 August 1951; Elmwood Cemetery, Schaghticoke, New York 
Note*Obit from Schenectady newspaper (with minor edits)
Mrs. Van Vechten Dies at Age of 70
Mrs. Nettie Sherman Van Vechten, 70, of 28 Swan St., widow of Alvin Van Vechten, died this morning at City hospital after a long illness,
Born in Millerton, N.Y., Mrs. Van Vechten had lived in Schenectady 39 years.
Survivors are one son, Walter S. Van Vechten; and two daughters, Mrs. William R. Newman and Mrs. William H. Stoddard (Sr.), all of Schenectady; one brother, Ralph Sherman of Thurmond, Md., and seven grandchildren.

The funeral will be held Friday at 10:30 a.m. at Baxter_s funeral parlors With the Rev. Daniel Fiehler, pastor of Trinity Lutheran church, officiating. Burial will be in Elmwood cemetery, Schaghticoke. Friends may call at the funeral home tomorrow from 7 to 9 P.M.

Note - reference to Ralph Sherman as a brother may be misleading. Ralph was probably the son of Clarence Sherman and adopted by Nettie's parents. I do have a photo of him with Ralph as a toddler.
I can not find any other reference to Clarence Sherman. He may have been a brother or nephew of Nettie's father John Sherman?? Clarence would most likely have born about 1870. 
Last Edited6 August 2006

John E. Sherman

#5210, born 7 June 1842, died 24 March 1884
Relationship3rd cousin 3 times removed of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
Father*Orin Sherman born 7 October 1806, died 13 November 1879
Mother*Eliza Akin born 27 August 1814, died 23 March 1857

Life Events

Birth*7 June 1842; Pittstown, New York 
Marriage*25 November 1863; Lutheran Church of Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, New York; Principal=Harriet A. Root 
Death*24 March 1884 
Burial*Millertown Cemetery, Pittstown, New York 
Note*Household Record 1880 United States Census
Household:
Father Mother
Name Relation M/F Race Age born work Born Born
John E. SHERMAN Self M M W 38 NY Laborer NY NY
Harriet A. SHERMAN Wife M F W 33 NY Homemkr NY NY
Wm. SHERMAN Son S M W 15 NY At Home NY NY
Rebecca SHERMAN Dau S F W 13 NY At Home NY NY
Carrie E. SHERMAN Dau S F W 11 NY At School NY NY
Hattie SHERMAN Dau S FW 7 NY
Marital ^ Status
Census taken in Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York 

Family

Harriet A. Root born 27 July 1846, died 26 November 1921
Children
Last Edited23 May 2011

Harriet A. Root

#5211, born 27 July 1846, died 26 November 1921

Life Events

Birth*27 July 1846; Pittstown, New York 
Marriage*25 November 1863; Lutheran Church of Schaghticoke, Schaghticoke, New York; Principal=John E. Sherman 
Marriage*between 1884 and 1902 
Death*26 November 1921; Johnsonville, New York 
Burial*29 November 1921; Millertown Cemetery, Pittstown, New York 

Family

John E. Sherman born 7 June 1842, died 24 March 1884
Children
Last Edited23 May 2011

Orin Sherman

#5212, born 7 October 1806, died 13 November 1879
Relationship2nd cousin 4 times removed of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
Father*Elisha Sherman born 24 February 1774, died 12 November 1849
Mother*Lydia Ann Borden born 3 February 1783, died 15 June 1866

Life Events

Birth*7 October 1806; Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York 
Birth17 October 1806; (original information from family source) 
Marriage*about 1830; Principal=Eliza Akin 
Marriage*after 1857; Principal=Catherine Unknown 
Death*13 November 1879; Kent, Delaware 
Note*Notes for ORIN SHERMAN:
The following message appeared on a notice of auction sale.

The subscriber will sell at Public Auction, at his residence in PITTSTOWN, two and a half miles East of Johnsville, and two and a half miles West of Buskirk's Bridge, on THURSDAY, FEB. 15, 1867, At 10 o'clock, A.M., the following Property:
ONE FARM OF 185 ACRES. Said farm is in a good state of cultivation--has a new two story House,
22 by 38, Kitchen and Wood House attached; three Barns, two 30 by 40, and one 30 by 60, with sheds and stables sufficient to keep a large flock of sheep, cattle and horses; hog house, corn crib, and all other necessary out-buildings--has plenty of fruit--Apples, Pears, Plums, Cherries, Grapes and Currants. The Farm is well watered with brook and springs; has running water at the house and all of the barns--plenty of wood and timber for the use of the Farm.
Also, another Farm of 110 Acres, has a new house one and a half story, with seven rooms and hall below, and four rooms and hall above; wood house, corn house, hog house, hay, barn, blacksmith shop, and a barn 30 by 40, with cellar and stables; plenty of fruit, wood, timber and water, for the use of the Farm.
Will also sell the following Personal Property:
One pair of matching Colts, 5 years old this spring; 3 Cows, two 3 year old Heifers, 72 Sheep,
24 Lambs, 1 two horse Lumber Wagon, 1 two horse Spring Wagon, 1 Truck Wagon, 3 Sleighs, 1 Cutter,
1 Mowing Machine, 1 Fanning Mill, Rakes, Forks, Plows, Drag and Cultivators, Cider Casks, and about eight barrels of Vinegar, together with a quantity of HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE.

Terms of Sale on Personal Property--A credit of nine months will be given on all sums over Five Dollars on good endorsed notes, with interest; all sums under Five Dollars, Cash.
Terms of Sale on Farms--On the first, Six Thousand Dollars, Cash, the balance on Bond and Mortgage. Farm No. 2, Two Thousand Five Hundred Dollars, Cash, the balance on Bond and Mortgage.

ORIN SHERMAN - Dated January 10, 1867 (from Rootsweb entry of Sandra Balfour) 

Family 1

Eliza Akin born 27 August 1814, died 23 March 1857
Children

Family 2

Catherine Unknown
Last Edited18 July 2007

Eliza Akin

#5213, born 27 August 1814, died 23 March 1857

Life Events

Birth*27 August 1814; Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York 
Marriage*about 1830; Principal=Orin Sherman 
Death*23 March 1857; Pittstown, Rensselaer, New York 
Burial*Millertown Cemetery, Pittstown, New York 

Family

Orin Sherman born 7 October 1806, died 13 November 1879
Children
Last Edited22 July 2007

Elisha Sherman

#5214, born 24 February 1774, died 12 November 1849
Relationship1st cousin 5 times removed of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
Father*Caleb Shearman born 29 June 1736, died 27 December 1822
Mother*Sarah Anthony born 4 April 1747, died before 1784

Life Events

Birth*24 February 1774; Swansea, Massachusetts 
Marriage*about 1803; Principal=Lydia Ann Borden 
Death*12 November 1849; Pittstown, New York 
Burial*Sherman Cemetery #1, Pittstown, New York 

Family

Lydia Ann Borden born 3 February 1783, died 15 June 1866
Children
Last Edited27 March 2006

Lydia Ann Borden

#5215, born 3 February 1783, died 15 June 1866

Life Events

Birth*3 February 1783 
Marriage*about 1803; Principal=Elisha Sherman 
Death*15 June 1866; Pittstown, New York 
Burial*Sherman Cemetery #1, Pittstown, New York 

Family

Elisha Sherman born 24 February 1774, died 12 November 1849
Children
Last Edited27 March 2006

Caleb Shearman

#5216, born 29 June 1736, died 27 December 1822
Relationship4th great-granduncle of William Andrews Wheeler R.N., B.S., M.S.
Father*Richard Shearman born April 1701, died 1786
Mother*Lydia Wilbur born 30 November 1702
MotherElizabeth Bowen born about 1710

Life Events

Birth*29 June 1736; Swansea, Massachusetts 
Marriage*14 February 1765; Swansea, Massachusetts; Principal=Sarah Anthony 
Marriage*March 1784; Principal=Ann Bowers 
Death*27 December 1822; Pittstown, New York 
Burial*Sherman Cemetery #1, Pittstown, New York 

Family 1

Sarah Anthony born 4 April 1747, died before 1784
Children

Family 2

Ann Bowers born between 1726 and 1746
Last Edited20 May 2006

Sarah Anthony

#5217, born 4 April 1747, died before 1784

Life Events

Birth*4 April 1747; Swansea (prob.), Massachusetts 
Marriage*14 February 1765; Swansea, Massachusetts; Principal=Caleb Shearman 
Death*before 1784; Swansea, Massachusetts; or Pittstown, NY 
Note*Sarah (Anthony) Sherman apparently died somewhere in the eight years following the birth of her son Wilbur as Caleb Sherman married a woman named Anne Bowers in March 1784. - Field/Stuntz Ancestors (Rootsweb) 

Family

Caleb Shearman born 29 June 1736, died 27 December 1822
Children
Last Edited23 July 2007