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Encyclopedia > Philip Sherman

Philip Sherman (1610-1687) was a prominent leader in early Rhode Island and one of its founders. His last name is sometimes spelled Shearman, which reveals the family’s ancient involvement with shearing sheep and the wool industry. State nickname: The Ocean State Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ...


Sherman was born in 1610 in Dedham, Essex, England. He was the son of Samuel and Phillippa (Ward) Sherman.


In 1633 Sherman came to America during the great Puritan migration. He settled in Roxbury, Massachusetts. He married Sarah Odding there in 1634. She was the daughter of George Odding and Margaret (Lang) Odding. The Puritans were members of a group of radical Protestants which developed in England after the Reformation. ... For the place in Connecticut, USA called Roxbury, see Roxbury, Connecticut. ...


Sherman sided with Anne Hutchinson against Governor John Winthrop. In 1637 he was among the followers of Hutchinson who were ordered to give up their arms. He then left with her and her other followers to see Roger Williams in Providence Plantations (now part of the state of Rhode Island. Williams advised them to buy land on Aquidneck Island. There they founded Pocasset, which is now called Portsmouth. Philip Sherman—along with William Coddington, Ann Hutchinson’s husband William, and sixteen other men--signed the Portsmouth Compact, a model of constitutional government. Anne Hutchinson (July 17, 1591 - 1643) was the unauthorized Puritan preacher of a dissident church discussion group, and pioneer in Rhode Island and the Bronx. ... John Winthrop was the name of several prominent figures in colonial New England. ... State nickname: The Ocean State Other U.S. States Capital Providence Largest city Providence Governor Donald Carcieri Official languages None Area 4,005 km² (50th)  - Land 2,709 km²  - Water 1,296 km² (32. ... Aquidneck Island Aquidneck Island, also called Rhode Island, is the largest island in Narragansett Bay. ... Portsmouth is a town located in Newport County, Rhode Island. ...


At first the colony we know as Rhode Island was in two separate parts—Providence Plantations and Rhode Island. Philip Sherman was the first Secretary (General Recorder) of the latter part. He held several other political offices during his life. At some point Sherman became a Quaker (member of the Religious Society of Friends). The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ...


Sherman died in Portsmouth in 1687.


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Philip Henry Sheridan - LoveToKnow 1911 (1208 words)
PHILIP HENRY SHERIDAN (1831-1888), American general, was born at Albany, N.Y., on the 6th of March 1831.
He was then placed in charge of the Department of the Missouri, which he commanded for sixteen years, and in 1869, on Grant's election to the presidency and Sherman's consequent promotion to the full rank of general, he was made lieutenant-general.
In 1883 he succeeded Sherman in the chief command of the United States army, which he held until his death at Nonquitt, Mass., on the 5th of August 1888.
Philip Sherman at AllExperts (297 words)
Philip Sherman (1610-1687) was a prominent leader in early Rhode Island and one of its founders.
Sherman was born in 1610 in Dedham, Essex, England.
Philip Sherman—along with William Coddington, Ann Hutchinson’s husband, and sixteen other men--signed the Portsmouth Compact, a model of constitutional government.
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