Michael ShermanBorn: December, 1719 in Dartmouth, Bristol County, Mass. Died: April 3, 1784 in Union Vale, Dutchess County, NY. His father was William Sherman His mother was Susannah Allen He was married to Deborah Briggs in Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island. Michael and Deborah had five children, all born in Dartmouth, MA: Job Sherman born -about- 1741 (had children) Jedediah Sherman born Mar. 26, 1745 (no children) Briggs Sherman born -about- 1747 (no children) Susanna Sherman born -about- 1749 (no children) Elizabeth Sherman born -about- 1751 (no children) Michael Sherman served as a private in Captain Robert Earl's Dartmouth County regiment, and/or in Colonel Joshiah (Josiah) Whitney's regiment. He served from July 29 to September 11 of 1778 (one month, 14 days) at Rhode Island. Information from "Mass. Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution RVS-74". Information from the will of his father, William Sherman Some information from Will Johnson's site See also Ancestry.com: Michael Sherman NOTE: There are two birth years referenced for Michael Sherman, 1717 and 1719; however given that a sibling was reported born on January 1, 1718, it seems likely that the Dec. 1719 birth date is the more likely of the two, so I am using that date. Genealogy HOME Search Tool.