John Delano Shearman

Date of Birth

Oct. 30, 1843

Date of Death

Jan. 13, 1929

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John Delano Shearman was born 179 years ago.
94 years ago, John Delano Shearman passed away at the age of 85.


John Delano Shearman wrote this letter home to his Mother and his siblings while he was in New York. The following information about John Shearman was found in the book, "The Howland Heirs: Being the Story of a Family and a Fortune and the Inheritance of a Trust Established for Mrs. Hetty H. R. Green," written by W. M. Emery, New Bedford, Mass., E. Anthony and Sons, inc., 1919:

“John Delano Shearman, son of David S. and Hepsa H. (Howland) Shearman, was born Oct. 30, 1843, at Poughkeepsie, N. Y. He is a manufacturer, residing in Chicago. He married Jan. 17, 1865, Emma Frances Adams, daughter, by his wife Hannah M. Cooley, of David Madison Adams, of Baltimore, Md., grand-nephew of President John Adams, and great-great-grandson of Henry Adams, founder of this colonial family.”