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Eber Sherman[1, 2]

Male 1629 - 1706  (77 years)


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  • Name Eber Sherman 
    Born 1629  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1706  Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Will 11 Oct 1706  North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I777  Discovering My Ancestors
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 

    Father Philip Sherman,   b. 5 Feb 1610, Dedham, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Mar 1686, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years) 
    Mother Sarah Odding,   b. 5 Feb 1609, Madron, Cornwall, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1681, Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years) 
    Married 1634  Roxbury, Suffolk, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 12 children 
    Family ID F186  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Spouse Sarah Wilcox,   b. Abt 1637,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1659  Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elisha Sherman,   b. 1664, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jan 1749, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     2. Peleg Sherman,   b. 8 Oct 1666, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1755, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     3. William Sherman,   b. 1673, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Sep 1757  (Age 84 years)
     4. Abigail Sherman,   b. 1679, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Eber Sherman,   b. 1679, Portsmouth, Newport, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1757, North Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
     6. Stephen Sherman,   b. 1679, Washington, Kent, Rhode Island, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1773  (Age 94 years)
    Last Modified 11 May 2017 
    Family ID F258  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S266] U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900, Marriage record.
      Birth date: 1634 Birth place: MA Marriage date: 1659 Marriage pl ace: RI

    2. [S157] The history of the state of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations.
      Residence date: 1638-1920 Residence place: Rhode Island, USA

    3. [S178] Some of the First Descendants of Philip Sherman, the First Secretery o f Rhode Island, p. 26-28.
      God so blest me in this life I give and bequeath the same in the follo wing manner and form first my debts and funerall charges be pai d ( ) I give to my beloved Son Eber Sherman one hundred acres of lan d joyning to the house which jo ( ) to be to him and to his heires la wfully begotten of his own body ( ) Item: I give to my beloved son Sa muel Sherman ( ) acres of land joyning and bounding upon my son Eber S hermans land that is above mentioned to be to him and to his heires la wfully begotten of his own body. Item I give to my beloved son Stephe n Sherman one hundred acres of land joyning and bounding upon the lan d given to Samuel Sherman my son that is to say to him and to his heir es lawfully begotten of his own body. Item: I give to my beloved so n Elisha Sherman one hundred acres of land joyning and bounding upon t he land given to son Stephen Sherman before mentioned to be to him an d his lawfully begotten of his own body. Item. I give to my beloved so n William Sherman one hundred acres of land adjoyning and bounding upo n the land which I have given to my son Elisha Sherman to be to him an d to his heires lawfully begotten of his own body. Item. I give to m y beloved son Peleg Sherman one hundred and eighty & two acre s of land ( ) bounded upon John Sweets land near ( ) to be to him an d to his heires lawfully begotten of his own body but in case any of t hem w( ) entioned shal depart th ( ) I hereby utterly disallow and rev oke all other testaments and wills by me formerly any wise named wri ( ) ing and confirming this & noe other to be my last will an d testament; In witness whereof I have here unto sett my hand and seal e the day and year above writen ( ) signed sealed published and declar ed to be the last will and testament in the presence of the subscriber s by Eber Sherman. Eber (his mark) Sherman Captain Jesse ( his mar k) Champlin Peleg Mumford Theophilus Whale Capt. Jeffery Champlin a nd Peled Mumford both of Kingstowne in the colony of Rhood Island an d Providence Plantations did both appear before the Council of Kingsto wne the 14th day of ( ) did declear that they did see and hear Eber Sh erman of Kingstowne (late deceased) sett his mark and seal upon the th e above writen instrument and declared the same to ( ) his last will a nd testament and that they sett their names thereto as witnesses to th e same. Entered upon record the 13th day November 1706 Samuel ffo nes Clerke ---------------------------------------------------------- ---- Inventory Follows Kingstown October the 11th day 1706 Inventor y of Eber Shermans Estate late deceased By us Justice Champlin, Jonat han Sherman: Oxen five cows two three year old olds one calf-- Nort h Kingstown, R.I. Probate Records V. 1-5, pp. 81-82 F.D.S. 603, 604