Person:Roger Sherman (5)

m. 13 Sep 1715
  1. William Sherman1716/17 -
  2. Mehitable Sherman1718 - 1807
  3. Roger Sherman1721 - 1793
  4. Elizabeth Sherman1723 - 1793
  5. Rev. Nathaniel Sherman1726/27 - 1797
  6. Rev. Josiah Sherman1729 - 1789
  7. Rebecca Sherman1731 -
m. 17 Nov 1749
  1. John Sherman1750 - 1802
  2. William Sherman1751 - 1789
  3. Isaac Sherman1753 - 1819
  4. Chloe Sherman1754 - 1757
  5. Oliver Sherman1756 - 1757
  6. Chloe Sherman1758 -
  7. Elizabeth Sherman1760 - 1762
m. 12 May 1763
  1. Rebecca Sherman1764 - 1795
  2. Elizabeth Sherman1765 -
  3. Roger Sherman1768 - 1856
  4. Mehetabel Sherman1772 - 1772
  5. Mehitable Prescot Sherman1774 - 1851
  6. Oliver Sherman1777 - 1820
  7. Martha Sherman1779 - 1806
  8. Sarah Sherman1783 - 1866
Facts and Events
Name[3] Roger Sherman
Gender Male
Birth[1] 19 Apr 1721 Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States
Marriage 17 Nov 1749 Stoughton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United Statesto Elizabeth Hartwell
Marriage 12 May 1763 Danvers, Essex, Massachusettsto Rebecca Minot Prescott
Death[2] 23 Jul 1793 New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut, United States
Reference Number? Q354721?

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Roger Sherman (April 19, 1721 – July 23, 1793) was an early American statesman and lawyer, as well as a Founding Father of the United States. He is the only person to have signed all four great state papers of the United States: the Continental Association, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Constitution.

Born in Newton, Massachusetts, Sherman established a legal career in Litchfield County, Connecticut despite a lack of formal education. After a period in the Connecticut House of Representatives, he served as a Justice of the Superior Court of Connecticut from 1766 to 1789. He represented Connecticut at the Continental Congress and signed the Continental Association, which provided for a boycott against Britain following the imposition of the Intolerable Acts. He was also a member of the Committee of Five that drafted the Declaration of Independence. He later signed both the Articles of Confederation and the United States Constitution. In 1784, he was elected as the first mayor of New Haven, Connecticut.

Sherman served as a delegate to the 1787 Philadelphia Convention, which produced the United States Constitution. After Benjamin Franklin, he was the oldest delegate present at the convention. He favored granting the federal government power to raise revenue and regulate commerce, but initially opposed efforts to supplant the Articles of Confederation with a new constitution. He ultimately came to support the establishment of a new constitution, and proposed the Connecticut Compromise, which won the approval of both the larger states and the smaller states.[1]

After the ratification of the Constitution, Sherman represented Connecticut in the United States House of Representatives from 1789 to 1791. He served in the United States Senate from 1791 to his death in 1793.

  1. Newton, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States. Vital Records of Newton, Massachusetts, to the Year 1850. (Boston, Massachusetts: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1905), p. 174.

    SHERMAN, Roger, ch. William and Mahitable, [born] Apr. 19, 1721. "Six other children born in Watertown, Charlestown & Stoughton. From the last named Town the[y] moved to New Mildford, Ct."
    [Note: town copy with additions [meaning it was added by a committee in 1850 that included Francis Jackson, author of History of Newton. These often represent his research and are not part of the original records.] ]

  2. Find A Grave: Grove Street Cemetery, New Haven, CT, in Find A Grave, Roger Sherman.

    In Memory of
    Mayor of the City of New Have
    and Senator of the United States.
    He was born at Newtown in Massachusetts
    April 19th 1721
    and died at New-Haven July 23d A D 1793
    aged LXXII

  3. Sherman, Thomas Townsend. Sherman genealogy, including families of Essex, Suffolk and Norfolk, England: some descendants of the immigrants Captain John Sherman, Reverend John Sherman, Edmund Sherman and Samuel Sherman, and the descendents of Honorable Roger Sherman and Honorable Charles R. Sherman. (New York, New York: Tobias A. Wright, 1920), p. 142, 149-200.

    From family bible of Roger Sherman: "Robert Sherman born 19, 1721 O.S. April 30 N.S. Died July 23rd 1793, 6:40 P.M."
    Hon. Roger Sherman [#42], s/o William Sherman and 2nd wife Mehitable Wellington, b. eastern part of Newton 19 Apr 1721, d. "at his house on Chapel Street" 23 Jul 1793, buried 25 Jul 1793, m. (1) Stoughton 17 Nov 1749 Elizabeth Hartwell, m. (2) Danvers "now Peabody" 12 May 1763 Rebecca Prescott. Will of "Roger Sherman of the city and County of New Haven" dated 6 Aug 1792, proved 5 Aug 1793, names wife Rebekah; son John Sherman; son Isaac Sherman; son Roger Sherman; son Oliver Sherman; daughters Chloe, Rebecca, Elizabeth, Mehetabel, Martha and Sarah [all but Rebecca indicated as unmarried]; granddaughter Betsey Sherman the only child of my son William Sherman dec. Son Roger to be sole executor. Distribution of estate 25 Nov 1796 to Rebecca Sherman widow; son John Sherman; Chloe Skinner; Rebecca, Ebenezer and Roger Sherman Baldwin, children of Simeon Baldwin and his wife Rebecca deceased, daughter; daughter Elizabeth Burr; son Roger Sherman; daughter Mehetibel Barns; son Oliver Sherman; son Isaac Sherman; daughters Martha and Sarah.

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