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John Sherman, son of William Sherman, was born about in Marshfield, July 19, 1720, and was a farmer in that town. he married, 1746, Elizabeth Dingley, grand-daughter of John Dingley, of Marshfield, immigrant, a prominent citizen and town officer. Children: 1. Nathaniel, settled in Plympton, married Maria Clark, daughter of James Clark. 2. Ruth, born 1750, married Josiah Bisbee, of Pembroke, Massachusetts. 3. Rufus, born 1754, settled in Plympton; married, 1775, Phebe Rider. 4. Asa, born 1756. 5. Betsey, born 1758, settled in Plympton; married Lydia Doten, descendant of Edward Doten who came in the "Mayflower;" was in Captain Shaw's company in the Revolution.
Cutter, William Richard. Historic Homes and Places and Genealogical and Personal Memoirs Relating to the families of Middlesex County, Massachusetts, Vol IV. Lewis Historical Publishing company, 1908. pg. 1475