Person:Elkanah Sherman (1)

m. 1674
  1. Elkanah Sherman1674 - 1778
  2. Nathaniel Sherman1676 -
  3. Nathan Sherman1677/8 - 1764
  4. David Sherman1680/1 - bef 1755
  5. Lydia Sherman1681/2 -
  6. Samuel Sherman1686 - 1733
  7. Elnathan Sherman1694 - 1778
  8. Joseph Sherman1697/8 -
m. 15 Jan 1719/20
  1. George Sherman1719 - 1794
  2. Job Sherman1720/1 -
  3. Elkanah Sherman1722 -
  4. Ruth Sherman1723/4 - 1811
  5. Content Sherman1726 -
  6. Peter Sherman1728 -
  7. Elizabeth Sherman1730 -
Facts and Events
Name Elkanah Sherman
Gender Male
Birth[1][2] 7 May 1674 Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 15 Jan 1719/20 Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island, United Statesto Elizabeth Manchester
Death[2] 1778 Coventry, Kent, Rhode Island, United States"probably"
References
  1. Dartmouth, Bristol, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Dartmouth, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1929-1930), 1:223.

    Shearman, Elkanah, ch. Edmund, May 7, 16764.

  2. 2.0 2.1 Sherman, Roy V. Some of the descendants of Philip Sherman, the first secretary of Rhode Island. (Akron, Ohio: [s.n.], c1968), 350.

    This source gives birth date of 27 July 1686 to Elkanah, which differs from the vital records. However, the vital records have Nathaniel b. May 1676 and Samuel b. 27 Jul 1676, clearly not possible, so it appears the vital records for this family are confused. Some sources assume Samuel's birth was really 27 Jul 1686, which is the date this source gives for Elkanah. This source keeps Samuel on 27 Jul 1676, but moves Nathaniel to 1 Jan 1680 with no explanation. It is conceivable that the Elkanah recorded in 1674 d. young, and another was b. 1686. 1686 matches a first marriage in 1719/20 better than does 1674, not to mention a death in 1778. Sigh!