Plymouth County Biographies

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William Sherman

William Sherman, son of William Sherman, was born about 1640 in Marshfield or Duxbury, in New England; was a soldier in King Philip's war and from witnessing the cruelties there became insane and the colony voted twenty dollars for the relief of his family; later he seems to have recovered his reason. He died 1724. Children: 1. Hannah, born February 21, 1668. 2. Elizabeth, born March 11, 1670, died 1695. 3. William, born April 19, 1672, mentioned below. 4. Patience, born August 3, 1674. 5. Experience, born September 22, 1678. 6. Ebenezer, born April 21, 1680, died 1759.

Cutter, William Richard. Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Vol IV. Lewis Historical Publishing company, 1908. pg. 1475