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Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA - R.R. Station and Wyman Street, Stoughton, Mass.
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R.R. Station and Wyman Street, Stoughton, Mass.

Stoughton, Massachusetts, USA - Clapp School and Residence of Ira F. Burnham, Stoughton, Mass.
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American Revolutionary War Soldier America/USA  Josiah  Sherman

  (b. 2 April 1729Stoughton, Province of Massachusetts Bay   d. 24 November 1789Woodbury, Connecticut, USA )  

Josiah Sherman was born 2 April 1729 in Stoughton, Province of Massachusetts Bay. Josiah Sherman was the child of William Sherman and Mehitable Wellington

He married  Martha Minot 24 January 1757 in Concord, Province of Massachusetts Bay .  The couple had (at least) 6 children. Martha Minot  was born aft. 1739 in Concord, Massachusetts, USA .  She died 1820 in Durham, New York, USA .  She was the daughter of James Minot and Elizabeth Wilder.

Josiah Sherman died 24 November 1789 in Woodbury, Connecticut, USA.

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Josiah Sherman married America/USA Martha Minot-- Date: 24 January 1757 Place: Concord, Province of Massachusetts Bay 

Martha Minot was the daughter of James Minot and Elizabeth Wilder

Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910
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marriage place: Woburn, Middlesex, Massachusetts
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indexing project (batch) number: I01118-3
system origin: Massachusetts-EASy
source film number: 859998
reference number: 263

"Revd Mr Josiah Sherman of Woborn and Mrs Martha Minot of Concord Marrd by Justc Minot Jehnvory 24 : 1757"

Concord, Massachusetts : births, marriages, and deaths, 1635-1850
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America/USA Minot Sherman (b.9 December 1757, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. ,  )

America/USA Martha Sherman (b.8 December 1758, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 24 October 1829, White Plains, New York, USA)

America/USA Elizabeth Sherman (b.26 March 1761, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 1816, Woodbury, Connecticut, USA)

America/USA Mary Sherman (b.3 February 1763, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 7 October 1834, Albany, New York, USA )

America/USA Susanna Sherman (b.7 April 1765, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 2 January 1839, Rochester, Oakland, Michigan, USA)

America/USA Roger Minot Sherman (b.22 May 1773, Woburn, Province of Massachusetts Bay  d. 30 December 1844, Fairfield, Connecticut, USA)

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Graduated from Nassau Hall (Princeton University) in 1754. Honorary Master of Arts 1758 Harvard College. Honorary Master of Arts 1765 Yale College. Preached for 15 years in Woburn, MA. 1775-1781 - Preached in Milford (New Milford) CT. Settled in Goshen, CT until 1788. Fought in Revolutionary War.
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Invention 1753 - The lightning rod is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
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World History 1754 - Beginning of the French and Indian War between Great Britain and France for control of the North American colonies. It is part of the Seven Years War.

World History (1756 - 1763) Seven Years War - France, Great Britain clashed in Europe and North America; France, Russia, Austria, Saxony, Sweden and Spain sided against Britain, Prussia and Hanover webimage/ countrys/ asia/ russia/ rutimeln.htm -

1757 Marriage / Partner
Josiah Sherman and Martha Minot 24 January 1757, Concord, Massachusetts, USA

1757 Birth of Child
Minot Sherman was born 9 December 1757, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

1758 Birth of Child
Martha Sherman was born 8 December 1758, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

1761 Birth of Child
Elizabeth Sherman was born 26 March 1761, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

1763 Birth of Child
Mary Sherman was born 3 February 1763, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1764 - British Government issues the Sugar Act
The Sugar Act raised revenues higher than ever before by a new series of taxes on the colonists.
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1765 Birth of Child
Susanna Sherman was born 7 April 1765, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1765 - November - The British government issues the Stamp Act.
First direct British tax on American colonists. Instituted in November, 1765. Every newspaper, pamphlet, and other public and legal document had to have a Stamp, or British seal, on it. The Stamp, of ...Read MORE...

USA 1770 - March 5 - Boston Massacre

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1773 Birth of Child
Roger Minot Sherman was born 22 May 1773, Woburn, Massachusetts, USA

USA 1773 - December 16 - Boston Tea Party

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USA 1774 - March - The Coercive Acts (called Intolerable Acts by Americans)
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USA 1774 - June 1 - Boston Port Bill: British government orders Port of Boston closed - June 1, 1774

USA 1774 - September 5 - First Continental Congress formed in Philadelphia
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USA 1775 - April 18 - Paul Revere's famous ride

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USA 1775 - April 19 - First shots of Revolutionary War fired in Lexington and Concord.

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USA 1775 - May 10 - American Revolution began; Ethan Allen and his Green Mountain Boys, along with Benedict Arnold took Fort Ticonderoga.
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USA May 1775 - Second Continental Congress - Philadelphia - plans to form an army.
When the Second Continental Congress came together on May 10, 1775 it was, in effect, a reconvening of the First Continental Congress. Many of the same 56 delegates who attended the first meeting...Read MORE...

USA 1775 - June 17 - Battle of Bunker Hill
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USA 1775 - December 31 - The Battle of Québec was fought on December 31 between the American Continental Army and British defenders of Québec City. It was the first major defeat for the Americans in the Revolutionary War.

December 31, 1775

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Spouse: Martha Minot
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USA 1776 - March 17 - British, Get Out!
Colonial troops force British to evacuate Boston.

USA 1776 - May 2: The American revolution gains support from King Louis XVI of France

USA 1776 - July 4 - American Declaration of Independence

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USA 1776 - September 9 - Congress renames the nation “United States of America”
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USA 1776 - December 26 - Washington crosses the Delaware
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USA 1777 - July 5 - St. Clair surrenders Fort Ticonderoga to the British

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USA 1777 - November 15 - The Articles of Confederation Were Adopted
On November 15, 1777, the second Continental Congress adopted the Articles of Confederation and Perpetual Union. Then they needed approval from the states.

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USA December 1777 - June 1778 - The winter at Valley Forge
This Pennsylvania encampment was occupied by the American army from December 1777 to June 1778. The winter was particularly harsh, and the army was short on food, clothing, and supplies. But they...Read MORE...

World History February 6, 1778 - France signed the Treaty of Alliance with the United States.

World History June 1779 - Spain entered Revolutionary War in favor of Americans.

USA 1780 - September 25 - Benedict Arnold's plans to cede West Point to the British discovered. articles/ ushistory/ revolutionarywartimeline.htm -

USA 1781 - October 19 - The British Surrender at Yorktown
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News 1783 - Protestant Episcopal Church
Meeting of 10 Anglican clergy at Glebe House, Woodbury, leads to consecration of Bishop Samuel Seabury and beginning of Protestant Episcopal Church in United States.
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Invention 1784 - The bifocal lens is invented (Benjamin Franklin, United States)
"While living in Paris, Franklin hated having to change constantly from reading glasses to distance glasses. He directed an optician to cut two pairs of lenses horizontally in half and mount them in...Read MORE...

Invention 1784 - The oil lamp is invented (Aimé Argand, Switzerland)
"Argand burner, first scientifically constructed oil lamp, patented in 1784 in England by a Swiss, Aimé Argand. The first basic change in lamps in thousands of years, it applied a principle that was...Read MORE...

USA 1784 - January 14 - The Continental Congress Ratified the Treaty of Paris Ending the Revolutionary War
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USA 1787 - September 17 - U.S. Constitution ratified
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Death Date: 24 Nov 1789
Death Place: Woodbridge, New Haven, Connecticut
Age: 60
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