In Ancestral Lines, Third Edition, by Carl Boyer 3rd (Santa Clarita, CA 1998), page 523, the author identifies Edmund SHERMAN, son of Henry and Susan (LAWRENCE) SHERMAN, and husband of Judith ANGIER, as the settler at Watertown, MA and Wethersfield, CT. However, "Ancestry of Rev. John Sherman and Capt. John Sherman," NEHGR (July 1897), pages 309-14 plus chart, identifies Edmund SHERMAN of New England as follows:
"Samuel Sherman, a son of Edmund Sherman, by his second wife Anne Clere, and a grandson of Henry Sherman the elder of Colchester, made his will in 1643....
"He gives legacies to Rev. John Sherman and Samuel, his brother, and to their sisters and to their mother. He mentions their father, and places their legacies in the hands of Edmund, their brother, to be sent over by him to New England. We read in the will of legacies:
"'To my loving sister Sherman, Edmund's widow.'
"This Edmund, whose widow is Samuel's 'loving sister Sherman,' was a half brother of the testator and was the father of Rev. John....
"The Sherman ancestors of Rev. John Sherman were: Edmund, who came to New England and died in New Haven (Edmund, Henry).
"As to Edmund Sherman (Henry, Henry) there is no evidence that he came to this country. He married Judith Anger and is called by his sister Anne Wilson in her will in 1638, 'my brother Edmund Sherman of Colchester.' She speaks in her will of her daughter Pheobe Barnard of New England, and had her brother Edmund been in New England in 1638 it is not likely he would be described as of Colchester."
Will dated Aug. 1, 1599 and proved Apr. 30, 1601. A prosperous clothier at Dedham, he was founder of the English school there. Married first Jun. (Fourth Month) 25, 1569 Ann PELLATTE; and second Sep. 11, 1584, Anne CLEARE/CLERE (will dated 1609), daughter of Nicholas CLERE of Colchester, Essex.
Buried: 22 Dec 1600
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