Elizabeth (Sherman) Gaskell, 1651*-1736.


She was the wife of Samuel Gaskell of Manchester, England. There is little information on him.

*Exact birth year unknown; stone reads she died at “about 85 years.”

Elizabeth was also the daughter of Capt. John Sherman and Martha Palmer of Massachusetts.  Later colony documents describe “the widow Elizabeth Gaskell” as “a Massachusetts woman by birth” and “the great aunt of Roger Sherman.”

One thought on “Elizabeth (Sherman) Gaskell, 1651*-1736.

  1. That word in the 3rd line after “Gaskell” sent me to the dictionary; sure enough — “Relict” was previously preferred to the
    word “Widow”!

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