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  • ID: I187720
  • Name: Roger SHERMAN
  • RELA: 7th cousin 8x removed
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 19 APR 1721 in Newton, Middlesex Co., MA
  • Event: Elected Mayor of New Haven, CT BET 1784 AND 1793
  • Event: Elected Member of the U.S. House of Representatives from Connecticut BET 4 MAR 1789 AND 4 MAR 1791
  • Event: Elected U.S. Senator from Connecticut BET 13 JUN 1791 AND 23 JUL 1793
  • Death: 23 JUL 1793 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
  • Event: Pic Roger Sherman
  • Event: Fact Signer of the U.S. Declaration of Indepence, Articles of Association, Articles of Confederation & U.S. Constitution
  • Event: Pic Roger Sherman's signature
  • Title: Hon.
  • Event: Link View on GeneaStar
  • Note:
    SHERMAN, Roger, (father-in-law of Samuel Hoar and Simeon Baldwin, grandfather of William Evarts, Roger Sherman Baldwin, George Frisbie Hoar and Ebenezer Rockwood Hoar, great-grandfather of Rockwood Hoar and Sherman Hoar, great-great grandfather of Henry Sherman Boutell, great-great- uncle of Chauncey M. Depew), a Delegate, a Representative, and a Senator from Connecticut; born in Newton, Mass., April 19, 1721; moved with his parents to Stoughton (now Canton), Mass., in 1723; attended the public schools; learned the shoemaker's trade; moved to New Milford, Conn., in 1743; surveyor of New Haven County in 1745; studied law; admitted to the bar in 1754 and practiced; member, Connecticut assembly 1755-1756, 1758-1761, 1764-1766; justice of the peace for Litchfield County 1755-1761, and of the quorum 1759-1761; moved to New Haven, Conn., in June 1761; justice of the peace and member of the court 1765-1766; member, State senate 1766-1785; judge of the superior court 1766-1767, 1773-1788; member of the council of safety 1777-1779; Member of the Continental Congress 1774-1781, and 1784; a signer of the Declaration of Independence and a member of the committee which drafted it; member of the committee to prepare the Articles of Confederation; the only Member of the Continental Congress who signed the Declaration of 1774, the Declaration of Independence, the Articles of Confederation, and the Federal Constitution; mayor of New Haven from 1784 until his death; delegate to the Federal Constitutional Convention at Philadelphia in 1787; elected to the First Congress (March 4, 1789-March 3, 1791); elected to the United States Senate to fill the vacancy caused by the resignation of William S. Johnson and served from June 13, 1791, until his death in New Haven, Conn., July 23, 1793; interment in Grove Street Cemetery in New Haven (formerly known as New Haven City Burying Ground).
    --- Biographical Directory of the United States Congress




    Father: William SHERMAN b: 23 JUN 1692 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA
    Mother: Mehitable WELLINGTON b: 26 FEB 1687/88 in Watertown, Middlesex Co., MA

    Marriage 1 Elizabeth HARTWELL b: 31 AUG 1726 in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA
    • Married: 17 NOV 1749 in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA
    Children
    1. Has Children John SHERMAN b: 8 JUL 1750 in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA
    2. Has Children William SHERMAN b: 12 NOV 1751 in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA
    3. Has No Children Isaac SHERMAN b: 17 JUN 1753 in Stoughton, Norfolk Co., MA
    4. Has No Children Chloe SHERMAN b: 26 DEC 1754 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT
    5. Has No Children Oliver SHERMAN b: 25 JUL 1756 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT
    6. Has No Children Chloe SHERMAN b: 19 MAY 1758 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth SHERMAN b: 28 SEP 1760 in New Milford, Litchfield Co., CT

    Marriage 2 Rebecca Minot PRESCOTT b: 20 MAY 1742 in Salem, Essex Co., MA
    • Married: 12 MAY 1763 in Danvers, Essex Co., MA
    Children
    1. Has Children Rebecca SHERMAN b: 22 FEB 1764 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
    2. Has No Children Elizabeth SHERMAN b: 31 DEC 1765 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
    3. Has Children Roger SHERMAN , Jr. b: 16 JUL 1768 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
    4. Has No Children Mehitable SHERMAN b: 23 JAN 1772 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
    5. Has Children Mehitable SHERMAN b: 23 JAN 1774 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
    6. Has No Children Oliver SHERMAN b: JAN 1777 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
    7. Has Children Martha SHERMAN b: 24 SEP 1779 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT
    8. Has Children Sarah SHERMAN b: 11 JAN 1783 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT

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