Celebrating 4th of July in remembering our history!
Roger Sherman – Signer of the Declaration of the Independence
It was Heather Wilkinson Rojo idea of a Fourth of July post on signers of the Declaration of the Independence that challenged me to search my state (Connecticut) for signers, and I found one buried in my home town of New Haven, Connecticut – Roger Sherman.
Oak Grove Cemetery – New Haven, Connecticut
My husband and I visited Roger Sherman’s grave-site at Oak Grove Cemetery, just behind Yale University. I also came across a few more interesting graves while there and will post them at another time; a return trip is needed for more information and photos.
Original gravestone was the tablet
Gravestone placed by the descendants of Roger Sherman
Sherman was born in 1721, Newton, Massachusetts, to William and Mehetable Sherman; he was one of seven siblings born to this family. Roger’s father farmed to provide…
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