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"Captain David Sherman died on New Year's Day, 1753 at age 88. He had been a Deacon to the Stratfield congregation for over half a century, from 1695 until his death in 1753. Said to be the son of Judge Samuel and the former Sarah Mitchell (her death occurred on the day of his birth). Married to the former Marcy Wheeler, he was a widower at the time of his death. Originally interred in Old Stratfield Cem, in 1926 Capt. Sherman's remains were transferred to the Tower Crypt, along with four other local religious leaders of the early American era. Marcy Wheeler Sherman's remains are still in Old Stratfield Cem".
Lieut. David Sherman lived on Division St. opposite Capt. Thaddeus Bennett, a shoemaker. he was the son of Samuel Sherman Jr, of Old Mill - 7th grandson
of the first settlers in Stratford. Deacon David Sherman, uncle of Lieut. David. died at 65 is in old Parish Burial Ground.
Lieut. David and Mercy Wheeler had son Elnathan who married Eunice Gregory, son Jonathan (unmarried), David married Mary Sterling, and was killed by lightning in the Church where John Burr was, Jul 1771.
Genealogy of one branch of the Sherman Family, Walter S. Booth & Mrs. Hosea B. Northrop, 1900
"Stratfield Church Records - Early" transcribed by Coralynn Brown, 27 Mar 1924
Jacobus, Donald Lines, compiled & edited (1930-2). History and Genealogy of the Families of Old Fairfield, Volume I. For the Eunice Dennie Burr Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution (Fairfield, Connecticut) Vol. 1, page 545, Vol. 2, page 58
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