An American Family History

Sarah Daggett Sherman

Daggett is also spelled Dogged, Doged and Doggett.
death's head
Detail of Winged Death's Head from Samuel Blanchard's tombstone.
Childbirth was was perilous. Around 1.5 percent of births ended in the mother's death. Since women gave birth to many children, chances of dying in childbirth were quite high.

Sarah Daggett Sherman was born in 1650 in Weymouth, Norfolk County, Massachusetts. Her parents were Thomas and Elizabeth Daggett.

When she was 23, Sarah married Samuel Sherman  in 1673. Samuel born about 1645 in Plymouth Colony. He was the son of William Sherman and Prudence Hill.

Sarah died in Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts in 1680 when she was only 30.

After her death, Samuel married a woman named Hannah who was the mother of his children.

Samuel died in 1718.

Marshfield, Plymouth County, Massachusetts was established in 1620 by Edward Winslow. The area was originally referred to as "Green's Harbor." When it was set off as a town from Plymouth Plantation in 1640, it was named "Rexhame" and later renamed "Marshfield."

Children of Elizabeth Fry Daggett
and William Fry

Old Style Calendar
Before 1752 the year began on Lady Day, March 25th,. Dates between January 1st and March 24th were at the end of the year. Old Style (O.S.) and New Style (N.S.) are used to indicate whether the year has been adjusted. Often both dates are used.
Weymouth is the second oldest town in Massachusetts. It was established in 1622 and incorporated in 1635. The town was a fishing and agricultural community. 



In 1688, during the Glorious Revolution, the Protestant king and queen,William and Mary, took the English throne from Catholic King James II. The bloodless revolution profoundly impacted the American colonies.

from New England Families, Genealogical and Memorial edited by William Richard Cutter

Samuel Sherman, son of William Sherman, was born 1640-50, in Plymouth colony, now Massachusetts. As already mentioned, he received from his father a part of the homestead and in the deed his father calls Samuel "my noble son."

He married (first) Hannah Daggett, (second) Hannah.

Children, born at Marshfield:
Sarah, married Josiah Foster;
Prudence, "maiden turned of seventy," married Robert Cushman, aged eighty years;
Hannah, born February 20, 1688;
Samuel, November 1, 1690;
Mary, October 1, 1691;
Joshua, January 1, 1693;
Desire, October 1, 1695;
Patience, March 1, 1698;
William, June 1, 1699;
Gershom, 1700;
Caleb. . .April 1, 1703. He married Rebecca.

Plymouth (Plimouth or Plimoth) is in Plymouth County, Massachusetts and was the site of the colony founded in 1620 by the Mayflower passengers.

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