Birth: William Sherman was born about 1613, based on his date of marriage.
Death: He was buried in Marshfield on October 25, 1679.
Ship: Unknown, 1632
Life in England: Nothing is known of his life in England.
Life in New England: William Sherman first appeared in Plymouth records in the tax list of March 25, 1633.There are no references to him for the next five years, so it is unclear whether or not he left the colony. He was in Duxbury by 1638, where he was appointed a highway surveyor in June 1644. He was in Marshfield shortly thereafter. He served as a highway surveyor for Marshfield in 1652.William Sherman may have come to Plymouth originally as a servant. In June 1662, he was included in the “servants and others that are ancient freemen.” In his 1673 will, he referred to land in Saconnet [Little Compton, Rhode Island], where many Plymouth Colony servants ultimately were granted land.
Family: William Sherman married Prudence Hill on January 23, 1638/9 and had four children.
Children of William and Prudence Sherman: