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Grace Makin, the daughter of Tobias Makin and Katherine Westbrome of Fingringhoe, Essex, was born say 1578. She married Edmund Sherman about 1598 and in 1635 they emigrated to New England. They lived in Watertown, Massachusetts and in Wethersfield, Connecticut by 1638, and in New Haven by 1640. Their children were all baptized in Dedham, Essex, England:
Grace Makin Sherman was living on June 14, 1643 when she was named in the will of her husband's half-brother Samuel Sherman.
- Watertown,Middlesex, Massachusetts
NOTE: This Grace Makin was not married to Thomas Rogers or William Smith.
- ↑ Michael Johnson Wood "The Earliest Shermans of Dedham Essex", New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Volume 168, pages 18-21.
- ↑ Robert Charles Anderson, The Great Migration, Volume VI (R-S), page 284.
- New Englanders in the 1600s: A Guide to Genealogical Research Published Between 1980 and 2005, by Martin E. Hollick (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2006) ROGERS, THOMAS, b. ca 1588, d. Watertown, Mass., 12 November 1638. Wife Grace (Ravens)'s origins at TAG 62:65-77, 161-70.
Some place Grace Makin, daughter of Tobias Makin of Fingringhoe, as the wife of Edmund. Tobias Makin named Edmund Sherman in his will. He also named a daughter as Grace Sherman [not Joan] but he did not state that she was married to Edmund. It is suggested likely Grace was the wife of John Sherman - he died and Grace apparently married three more times - to Thomas Rogers, William Palmer, and lastly to Roger Porter. Various records referring to children of Grace suggests she was not the mother of the children of Edmund Sherman.
The article in The American Genealogist, cited next, proves that Grace was still a Sherman in 1621 when named in her brother's will, and could not have been the wife of John Sherman, Thomas Rogers who had a child baptized in 1617 and Roger Porter - so that research was wrong, too. Tobias Makin also named a Richard Sherman in his will - he did not state that Richard was a grandson but did name him as a son of Edmund Sherman - Richard received 5 £ as did a named grandchild. In the Dedham Parish Register is the following baptism entry: "1608 Oct 16, Richard son of Edmund and Jone Sherman" - so it is obvious that Edmund's wife was Joan - and Richard was their 5th child. [NEGHS Register, Vol 51, p.313]
The American Genealogist, 61:79-82 [Jul-Oct 1985] has an article stating that Joan, daughter of Tobias Makin, married Richard Stone as her only husband, disputing the Sherman research. She was also a generation younger than Edmund Sherman.
- S252: Donald Lines Jacobus, History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield (Genealogical Publishing Company, 1930) Vol. 1
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