The Ancestry of James Morgan Sherman and His Descendants

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Priv. Print., 1915 - 55 pages
 

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Page 6 - God sifted a whole nation that he might send choice grain over into this wilderness...
Page 25 - ... is. I want, after giving my body a decent burial, my little property to be equally divided between my four children, if they are living at my death, both personal and real estate divided equal if not living, give share to their children. And if she is living, you all must take care of your mammy. Now this is my last will and testament Witness my hand and seal. JAMES L. CHAFFIN, This January 16, 1919.
Page 42 - He was a man of approved integrity ; a cool, discriminating judge ; a prudent, sagacious politician ; a true, faithful, and firm patriot. He ever adorned the profession of Christianity which he made in youth ; and, distinguished through life for public usefulness, died in the prospect of a blessed immortality.
Page 42 - Possessed of a strong, clear, penetrating mind, and singular perseverance, he became the self-taught scholar, eminent for jurisprudence and policy. He was nineteen years an assistant, and twenty-three years a judge of the Superior Court, in high reputation. He was a delegate in the first Congress, signed the glorious Act of Independence, and many years displayed superior talents and ability in the national Legislature.
Page 11 - Boby on the other part, for the term of her widowhood ; also 8 cows. I will that John my son shall have my lands and tenements in Dysse and Yaxle to fulfil this my last will. Item, I bequeath to the four orders of Friars at Norwich, to each of them, 3 s.
Page 42 - Independence, and many years displayed superior talents and ability in the national legislature. He was a member of the general convention, approved the federal constitution, And served his country, with fidelity and honour, in the House of representatives.
Page 42 - In memory of THE HON. ROGER SHERMAN, ESQ. Mayor of the city of New Haven, and Senator of the United States. He was born at Newtown, in Massachusetts, April 19th, 1721, And died in New Haven, July 23rd, AD 1793, aged LXXII.
Page 31 - the instrument for surveying of land", a silver cup, two silver spoons, a gun, a rapier, "cutlsh" carbine and two belts. "Memorand: The housing & lands are excepted and not inserted in this inventory, being given to me by my father in a covenant made on my marriage & as may more at large appear in said covenant under his hand. Joseph Sherman.
Page 18 - It shall be ordered at the discretion of the Governors of the Free School of Dedham to take security for the principal.
Page 15 - Afterwards on 24 April, 23 Henry VIII (1531), complainant again sent Elynger & Erysshe to the same field "& ther they did fyend the said plowe & iiij hors, the wich they toke by way of distres and intended to have drevyn to the seid mannor; but as they came thetherward mette with them by the way Johanne Sherman, the wyff of Thomas Sherman, Thomas Dykon and Margery Hedge with stavys & stonys in their lappys, as well as other servants of the said Thomas Sherman. who with force & armis did fyght with...

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