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Roger Sherman

 
 
Roger Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
1. Roger Sherman Marker
Inscription.
In Memory Of
The Hon. Roger Sherman, Esqr.
Mayor of the City of New Haven
and Senator of the United States.
He was born at Newtown in Massachusetts
April 19th 1721
and died at New Haven July 23d AD 1793
aged LXXII.
Possessed of a Strong clear penetrating Mind
and singular perseverance
he became the self-taught Scholar,
eminent for Jurisprudence and Policy.
He was nineteen years as assistant
and 23 years a Judge of the Superior Court
in high Reputation.
He was a Delegate in the first Congress
signed the glorious act of Independence
& many years displayed superior Talents & Ability
in the National Legislature.
He was a Member of the general Convention,
approved the federal constitution;
and served his Country with fidelity and honor
in the House of Representatives,
and in the Senate of the United States.
He was a Man of approved Integrity,
a cool discerning Judge,
prudent, sagacious Politician,
a true faithful and firm Patriot.
He ever adorned
the profession of Christianity
which he made in Youth
and distinguished thro Life
for public usefulness
and died in the prospect
of a blessed Immortality.

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This stone was erected in
Roger Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
2. Roger Sherman Marker
back
1941 by 286 descendants
of Roger Sherman in order to preserve the
inscription in the original table ledger
which stands over his grave

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 41° 18.79′ N, 72° 55.574′ W. Marker is in New Haven, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Grove Street and High Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Located in Grove Street Cemetery. Marker is at or near this postal address: 227 Grove Street, New Haven CT 06511, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Roger Sherman Baldwin (here, next to this marker); Simeon Baldwin (here, next to this marker); Simeon E. Baldwin (within shouting distance of this marker); Ross Granville Harrison (within shouting distance of this marker); Nathan Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierpont Edwards (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Hezekiah Augur (about 300 feet away); Thomas Nash (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Haven.
 
Regarding Roger Sherman. The only Revolutionary War patriot to sign all four documents: the Continental Association
Small Plaque image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
3. Small Plaque
We mutually pledge to each other
our lives our fortunes and our sacred honor
Roger Sherman
Signer of the Declaration
of Independence
Placed by
Descendants of the Signers of the
Declaration of Independence, Inc.
of 1774, the Declaration of Independence in 1776, the Articles of Confederation in 1777 and the United States Constitution in 1787.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. ( Markers about residences of Roger Sherman )
 
Also see . . .  Roger Sherman on Wikipedia. (Submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraGovernment
 
Roger Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
4. Roger Sherman Marker
The table-top grave stone in front of the marker stands atop Roger Sherman's grave. The inscription has completely weathered away.
Roger Sherman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, November 22, 2010
5. Roger Sherman Marker
Roger Sherman image. Click for full size.
Contemporary oil portrait by unknown painter, via Wikipedia Commons
6. Roger Sherman
Declaration of Independence image. Click for full size.
Oil by John Trumbull via Wikipedia Commons, 1819
7. Declaration of Independence
It depicts the Committee of Five presenting their work to the Congress (Roger Sherman is the second person on the left). The painting can be found on the back of the U.S. $2 bill. The original hangs in the U.S. Capitol rotunda.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 632 times since then and 48 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week July 17, 2016. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 22, 2012, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   6, 7. submitted on July 16, 2016, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.
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