Sherman (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of November 10, 2020:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line descendants of William Sherman for further SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)

Still to do as of November 10, 2020

  • NGS/WGS test additional descendants of William Sherman to confirm assignment as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines

Biography

First Generation

William Sherman was born in England about 1612.[1] England and died at Marshfield 25 Oct 1679. He married at Plymouth 23 Jan 1638 to Prudence Hill. They had four children: William, Samuel, Hannah and John

Second Generation

William Sherman (II) was born Marshfield about 1646 and was buried there 17 Nov 1680. He married Marshfield 25 Dec 1667 to Desire Doty. They had six children: Hannah, Elizabeth (never married), William, Patience, Experience and Ebenezer.

Third Generation

William Sherman (III) was born Marshfield 19 Apr 1672 and died there 26 Feb 1739. He married there 3 Feb 1697 to Mercy White. They had four daughters: Thankful, Sarah, Abigail and Mary (never married). It is also believed William was the father of Desire Doty's son, William Sherman, born at Rochester 5 Apr 1710.

Ebenezer Sherman was born Marshfield 21 Apr 1680 and died there 1 Feb 1759. He married there 18 Sep 1702 to Margaret Decrow and they had ten children: Eleazer (never married), Rachel, William, Elizabeth, Joseph(never married), [1], Ebenezer, Robert, John and Elisha

  1. Estimate from date married

DNA results TBD

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Sherman DNA project fails to list any descendants of William Sherman.

NGS/WGS testing

Testing of descendants of William Sherman would confirm an assignment and possibly identify subclades linked to descendants.

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