Richard* (Shearman) Sherman

Male 1745 - Bef 1809  (64 years)


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  • Name Richard* (Shearman) Sherman 
    Born 1745  of, Portsmouth, Rockingham Co, New Hamphire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1745  Kingwood Twp, Hunterdon Co, New Jersey (possibly) Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1776  Portsmouth, Rockingham Co, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Richard Sharman 
    • New Hampshire, Compiled Census and Census Substitutes Index, 1790-1890
      and Inhabitants of New Hampshire, 1776
      Name: Richard Sharman
      State: NH
      County: Rockingham County
      Township: Portsmouth
      Year: 1776
      Page: NPN
      Database: NH Early Census Index

      also listed a Sherman, Sheurman, David - Richmond
      Haven, Joseph - Rochester
      Haven, Sam'l - Portsmouth
      Haven, Sam'l, Jr. - Portsmouth
      Stebbens, Josiah - Winchester
      Stebbens, Mehuman - Acworth
    Census 1790  Portsmouth, Rockingham Co, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Richard Shearman
      Township: Portsmouth
      County: Rockingham
      State: New Hampshire
      Number of Free White Males Under 16: 3
      Number of Free White Males 16 and Over: 2
      Number of Free White Females: 3
      Number of Household Members: 8

      alphabetical order, so neighbors not indicated
      Related families (page 7 of 11)
      column 1: males over 16
      column 2: males under 16
      column 3: free females
      column 4: all other free persons
      column 5: slaves
      column 6: total


      Richard Shearman 2 3 3 . . 8

      Samuel Peirce 1 . 6 . . 7
      Thomas Stevens
      Samuel Pearce
      Thomas Pray 1 . . . . 1
      Richard Perry
      Martha Parker

      Edmund Quincey 1 . 3 . . 4
      Samuel Rice 1 3 5 . . 9
      Charles Roberts
      John Sherburne several Sherburnes)
      Joseph Stevens 1 1 2 . . 4
      Widow Sparhawk 1 1 3 . . 5
      Keith Spence 1 3 6 . . 10

      (page 1 of 11)
      Isaac Marston
      Simon Marston
      Levi Marston
      Simon Leavitt
      Deacon Smith, Rachel Smigh
      John Taylor
      John Marston
      Jacob Brown, John Brown
      Thomas Cotton
      William Parker
      Joseph Taylor

      - page 2 -
      Thomas Barns
      Peter Ball
      Arthur Blunt
      Joseph Cotton, Nathaniel
      Thomas Clark
      Thomas Cotton, Samuel, Solomon
      Elias Curtis
      Stephen Chase, John
      Joseph Clark, John

      - page 3-
      Ebenezer Dearing
      John Davenport
      Jeremiah Fuller
      Mark Green, Joseph

      - page 4 -
      Ham, William, George, Robert, Samuel, Timothy, George, Benj
      Hart, George, Richard, Daniel,Edward
      Hull, George
      Hill, Elisha, Samuel, James, Elijah
      Hill
      Joseph Haven 1 2 3 . . 6
      Samuel Haven 4 4 7 1 . 16
      Samuel Haven, Jr. 1 2 4 . . 7
      Nathaniel A. Haven 2 2 5 . . 9

      - page 5 -
      Jones, Thomas, Samuel, Joshua, Thomas, John,
      Johnson, Jacob
      King, Thomas
      Benjamin Leverett (surname Leverett) 1 1 2 . . 4
      Lemuel Marston 1 2 4 . . 7

      - page 6 -
      John Parker, John Parker
      Thomas Palmer
      John Pierce, Nathaniel, Thomas
      Robert Parker
      Thomas Parker, Thomas, William
      Peter Pearse
      Cotton Palmer
      John Pearce
      William Parker
      Daniel Pearce


      - page 7 & 8 -
      Robert Spencer
      John Trusdell
      Samuel Waterhouse
      several Warners
      William Wood
      John Holmes
      Timothy Parker

      -page 10 -
      Lydia Stevens
      Robert Clark
      Joseph Brown
      Samuel Barnes 1 . 2 . . 3
      Elizabeth Leverett . . 4 . . 4


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      Name: Richard Sharman
      State: NH
      County: Rockingham County
      Township: Portsmouth
      Year: 1776
      Page: NPN
      Database: NH Early Census Index









    Died Bef 4 Mar 1809  New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Index to U.S. Invalid Pension Records, 1801-1815
      Sherman, Richard Private Page 5, 68
      Remarks: dead, last payment Mar 4 1809

      also listed:
      Taylor, Chase Lieutenant Page 5,
      dead, last payment, Sept 5, 1803

      Peirce, Silas, Lieutenant pagr 4, 68
      began Mar 7 1808,
      dead, last payment Sep 5, 1810

    Research Notes 12 Nov 2013 
    another Richard and wife Hannah 
    • 3 Ancestry trees are showing our Richard's line; as follows; but I believe this is another Richard, not ours.
      They give no sources other than "Ancestry Family Trees"

      wife Hannah Eldridge
      Oct 19 1765 Dartmouth Bristol Massachusetts
      1835 Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts

      found marriage record
      Name: Richard Shearman
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: Hannah Eldridge
      Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1785
      City: Rochester
      County: Plymouth
      Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0873753.

      another record:
      Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988
      Name: Hannah Eldridge
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1786
      Marriage Place: Rochester, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Richard Sharman

      same pg Humphrey Eldridge & Martha Austine 1 Jan 1784

      those sites give ancestors of Richard as:
      parents:
      John Shearman
      Birth 8 Mar 1730 in Osbournby, Lincolnshire, England
      Death 8 Aug 1802 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States
      and
      Holup
      b 1730 England
      d Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire

      grandparents:
      William Shearman
      Birth 15 Oct 1699 in Osbournby,England
      Death 2 Jun 1759 in Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
      and
      Ann Dover
      b 1700 England
      d 3 Dec 1741 Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
      married 11 May 1727 (William Sharman/Shearman)

      greatgrandparents:
      Christopher Shearman
      Birth 1670 in Ormsby, Yorkshire, England
      Death 1720 in Ormsby, Yorkshire, England
      and
      Ann b 1670 England d in England

      ---
      1800
      1800 Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts
      Name: Richard Sherman
      Township: Rochester
      County: Plymouth
      State: Massachusetts
      Free White Males Under 10: 1
      Free White Males 10 to 15: 1
      Free White Males 26 to 44: 1 1756-1774
      Free White Females Under 10 : 1
      Free White Females 26 to 44 : 1 1756-1774
      Number of Household Members Under 16 : 3
      Number of Household Members Over 25 : 2
      Number of Household Members: 5

      others:
      Lepha Sherman
      Elijah Smith
      Richard Sherman
      William Smith
      John Smith
      Henry Smith
      Thos Sherman
      John Sherman

      neighbors:
      Lepha Sherman


      1830 Rochester, Plymouth Massachussetts
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 1761-1770
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1 1761-1770
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 6
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):



      Births to Richard and Hannah Shearman in Rochester

      Elihu Shearman 7 Feb 1788 Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Fanny Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Humphrey Shearman 31 Aug 1794 Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Killey Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Leonard Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Mary Ann Shearman Birth Rochester Richard
      Richard Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Salome Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Sylvia Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah


      This is not our Richard. First, the Richard who m Hannah was born per census records between 1761-1770. Our Richard was born 1745.
      The children born to this Richard did not indicate any naming pattern consistent with Jacob Haven's children or grandchildren. There are 9 children listed. Linda Clark's book said there were 8 children, one of them Jacob Haven. And none of these are a Jacob. So, to add Jacob would give her 10 children, which doesn't fit the profile that Linda found.
      I have never been able to find where Linda found her info; but she related a lot of detail; so I'm giving her the benefit of the doubt.


    Military Massachusetts or New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Name: Richard Shearman
      Birth Date: 1750
      Birthplace: New Hampshire
      Volume: 157
      Page Number: 208
      Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. NH. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908. (146p.):81

      Rolls of the soldiers in the Rev. War, 1775 to May, 1777; and diaries of Lt. Jona Burton, Ed. By Issac Weare Hammond, v. 1 of War

      Rolls, NH. 1885. (13,3,) 799p.) Rolls of the soldiers in the Rev. War May 1777 to 1780: with names of NH. Men in Ms. regiments. V.2 of War Rolls. Concord, NH. 1886. (14,2,847p.),

      Rolls and documents relating to soldiers in the Rev. War, including some Indian and French rolls. V.3 of War Rolls. Manchester, NH. 1887. (10,2, 1021p.),

      Rolls and documents relating to soldiers in the Rev. War. Pt.11.

      Misc. Provincial papers from 1629 to 1725. V. 4 of War Rolls. Machester, NH. 1889. (22,2,819p.): 1:487; 2:595, 728, 734


      American Genealogical Biographical Index (AGBI)
      Name: Richard Sherman
      Birth Date: 1750
      Birthplace: Massachusetts,
      Volume: 158
      Page Number: 193
      Biographical Info: priv.
      Reference: soldiers and sailors of the Rev. War. Comp. By secy. Of the commonwealth, Ms. Boston. 1896-1908. (17v.):14: 144

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      New Hampshire

      Name: Richard Sherman
      Birth Date: 1750
      Birthplace: New Hampshire
      Volume: 158
      Page Number: 193
      Reference: miscellaneous Rev. docs. Of NH. Ed. By Albert Sillman Batchellor. Manchester, NH, 1910. (17,658p.):117, 226

      Rolls of the soldiers in the Rev. War, 1775 to May, 1777; and diaries of Lt. Jona Burton, Ed. By Issac Weare Hammond, v. 1 of War Rolls, NH. 1885. (13,3,) 799p.)

      Rolls of the soldiers in the Rev. War May 1777 to 1780: with names of NH. Men in Ms. regiments. V.2 of War Rolls. Concord, NH. 1886. (14,2,847p.),

      Rolls and documents relating to soldiers in the Rev. War, including some Indian and French rolls. V.3 of War Rolls. Manchester, NH. 1887. (10,2, 1021p.),

      Rolls and documents relating to soldiers in the Rev. War. Pt.11.

      Misc. Provincial papers from 1629 to 1725. V. 4 of War Rolls. Machester, NH. 1889. (22,2,819p.):1: 391, 647, 650; 3:+

    Notes 
    • Name: Richard Shearman
      American Genealogical Biographica Index (AGBI)
      Birth Date: 1750
      Birthplace: New Hampshire
      Volume: 157
      Page Number: 208
      Reference: Heads of Fams. at the first U.S. census. NH. By U.S. Bureau of the Census. Washington, 1908.
      146p.):81 Rolls of the soldiers in the Rev. War, 1775 to May, 1777; and diaries of Lt. Jona Burton, Ed. By Issac Weare Hammond, v. 1 of War Rolls, NH. 1885. (13,3,) 799p.)

      Rolls of the soldiers in the Rev. War May 1777 to 1780: with names of NH. Men in Ms. regiments. V.2 of War Rolls. Concord, NH. 1886. (14,2,847p.),

      Rolls and documents relating to soldiers in the Rev. War, including some Indian and French rolls. V.3 of War Rolls. Manchester, NH. 1887. (10,2, 1021p.),

      Rolls and documents relating to soldiers in the Rev. War. Pt.11. Misc. Provincial papers from 1629 to 1725. V. 4 of War Rolls. Machester, NH. 1889. (22,2,819p.): 1:487; 2:595, 728, 734





    • Jacob Haven Sherman Sr, a stout man, was born on 5 Jun 1787 in Portsmouth, Rockingham Co, NH, and died after an adventurous life on 18 Nov 1850 in St Louis Co, Missouri. His burial place is unknown. Jacob was one of the eight children of Richard Shearman. His mother's name as well as his siblings' names is unknown. Jacob's father Richard was born in 1745 and died in 1809.
      Richard enlisted in the Revolutionary War on 3 Jan 1777 in 3rd New Hampshire Regiment (Re-enactors webpage http://www.freewebs.com/3rdnewhampshire/)
      under Colonial Alexander Schammell (Alex Scammell 2nd Lieut 8 Nov 1776 - 1 Jan 1780 - left wing). After receiving several wounds, Richard became ill and on 31 July 1780 was transferred to the Corps of Invalids from Capt McGregor's Co. He was discharged on 17 Dec 1780. Even though Richard was considered an invalid, his wounds were severe enough for a discharge, but he was fit enough for garrison duty. He was engaged by the Town of Portsmouth as one of their quota for the Continental Army and was stationed at Fort Washington. In the same year that Jacob was born, Richard applied for a pension. In order to receive it, Joseph Gilman, Josiah Gilman, and Dr. Tenney examined him. The three men were a committee that was appointed under the Act of Congress on 7 Jun 1785 for the purpose of granting or disallowing pensions. They certified that while in the service of the United States, Richard had received several wounds, particularly one through the chest of his body, and he was deserving of a pension. On 8 Oct 1807, he began receiving $30 per month. On 25 Apr 1808, his pension was increased to $60 per month, and was made retroactive to begin in 1800 rather than 1807. Richard died in 1809 at the age of 64.
      (The Descendants of Jacob Haven Sherman - by Linda Ruth Clark Stewart)
      He and his wife (name not known) had eight children. Siblings to Jacob not known.

      ____
      3rd NH Regiment History: (Re-enactors webpage http://www.freewebs.com/3rdnewhampshire/)
      In 1777 the 3rd NH Regiment, along with the other two NH regiments, were assigned once more to Fort Ticonderoga, again to repel an invasion from the north, this time led by British General John Burgoyne. But the NH regiments were still severely understrength, and were waiting for the newly recruited companies to arrive. The new companies were marching directly from their homes to Ticonderoga, and were still trickling in days before Burgoyne arrived. The new Colonel of the 3rd NH, Alexander Scammell, reported that they arrived May 20th. But by July 3rd Burgoyne had caught the fort in a great chess move and had cannons looking down upon the fort from Mount Defience. Ft Ticonderoga was evacuated, and Burgoyne desperately chased the Continentals to Hubbardton, Vermont where a short delaying battle was fought by the New England troops that were in the rear of the retreating Continental Army, some NH men being involved.
      (snip)
      1780 brought a slowdown in the action for the 3rd NH and the entire northern theatre of the war, the emphasis of the war was shifted to the southern states. At this time the NH regiments were assigned to West Point in New York ironicly at the same time Benedict Arnold was going to betray West Point to the British. Some 3rd NH men were involved in the capture of Arnold's contact man, the British spy Major Andre. But most of the action for the NH troops this year was chasing after the "Cowboys", loyalists who raided cattle in the no-mans land of the NY Hudson Valley between the British and American armies.

      (snip)
      On January 1st 1781, faced with reduced troops strengths, Washington was forced to reorganize his army again, and the 3rd NH Regiment was forced to disband and meld into the 1st NH Regt. Thus ended the existence of the 3rd New Hampshire Regiment, a powerful fighting force that had been there since Bunker Hill. But the men who remained, reassigned into the 1st NH, continued the fight. The former Colonel of the 3rd, Alexander Scammell, was wounded at Yorktown on Sept 30th, 1781 and he died of his wounds Oct 6th.


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      Note: 10/24/99
      John & Richard Heath, sons of Andrew Heath & Magdeline.
      John's son Garret (b 1786) m Diana Sherman (1787-1849) abt 1810.
      Richard's son Daniel (b 1721) m Rebecca Sherman (1796-1879)
      Richard's son Jacob had a daughter Elizabeth (b1820) m David B. Sherman (d 1865)
      One more Sherman to show up in this family is Thomas "Shearman" who made inventory of Magdeline's 2nd husband Uriah Bonham in 1809, along with Edward Rittinghouse. Rittinghouse shows up in many marriages in both Bonham and Heath families. Ast bet Thomas is the father of Dinah and Rebecca.
      Richard was born 1745, putting him in the same generation as Thomas. The common denominator in all this is Jacob Haven's William Smith Sherman (b 1812 NH) who married Eliza Clara Heath in 1836 Monroe Co, MO. I find that Richard Heath (b 18) died in Marion Co, MO, which is a neighboring county to Monroe, though not the right age to be Eliza's father; but if one Heath went to MO, probably at least another or others did, too. Richard was the son of Isaac Heath & Sarah Rogers and grandson of Andrew Shelton Heath, I, & Hannah Smalley, Andrew being a brother to John and Richard. Andrew & Hannah moved to Virginia aft 1780. (Where did the name Shelton come from??)


      Shermans of Yaxley, Tree Shak'ens Online
      Ongoing Queries

      SHEARMAN, RICHARD, b. 1745, NH, d. 1809, NH
      SPOUSE: Unknown
      CHILDREN: 8 children, only 1 known: Jacob Haven Sherman, Sr., b. 1787 Portsmouth, Rockingham Co., NH, d. 1850, St. Louis, MO (see separate query)
      COMMENTS: Richard served in Revolutionary War, enlisted 1777 in 3rd NH Regiment; engaged by Town of Portsmouth as quota for the Continental Army, and served in Fort Washington, discharged 1780. He was wounded and received a pension. Looking for any information.
      RESEARCHER: Sherry Sharp -- lumoto@aol.com (April, 1999)
      http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~lisareal/shearman.htm

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      1790 Portsmouth Town, Rockingham Co, NH 1790 census
      pg 24
      Shearman, Richard
      free white males of 16 years and upward, including heads of families: 2 (Richard - 45 y.o - so son over 16 Richard & Wife - 1 son +16 (6 kids in 1790)
      free white males under 16 years 3 (Jacob Haven would have been 3 yrs old) + 2 more sons 2 sons and 2 dau < 16
      free white females including head of families 3 (wife and 2 dau) Jacob 3
      all other free persons -
      slaves -

      pg 22
      Haven, Samuel 4 4 7 1 -
      Haven Samuel Jr 1 2 4 - -
      Haven, Nathaniel A 2 2 5 - -
      Haven, Joseph 1 2 3 - -


      Leverett, Benjamin 1 1 2 - -


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      Rootsweb tree:
      Family Vander Schrier
      Entries: 68613 Updated: 2006-10-31 03:37:37 UTC (Tue) Contact: Jack Vander-Schrier
      http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=jvanders&id=I59141
      Shows some disconnected Shermans marrying into families weaving through Stebbins, Bliss, Lothrop, and others. Lothrop is the Lothrop family that connects to Fuller of the Mayflower -- name consistency with Lothrop Sherman? These families are predominately in early New Haven Connecticut. and Massachusetts.

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      3 Ancestry trees have his lineage but have no sources other than "Ancestry Family Trees"

      wife Hannah Eldridge
      Oct 19 1765 Dartmouth Bristol Massachusetts
      1835 Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts

      marriage record
      Name: Richard Shearman
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: Hannah Eldridge
      Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1785
      City: Rochester
      County: Plymouth
      Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0873753.

      another record:
      Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988
      Name: Hannah Eldridge
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1786
      Marriage Place: Rochester, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Richard Sharman

      same pg Humphrey Eldridge & Martha Austine 1 Jan 1784

      parents of Richard:
      John Shearman
      Birth 8 Mar 1730 in Osbournby, Lincolnshire, England
      Death 8 Aug 1802 in Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire, United States

      wife:
      Holup
      b 1730 England
      d Portsmouth, Rockingham, New Hampshire

      grandparents:
      William Shearman
      Birth 15 Oct 1699 in Osbournby,England
      Death 2 Jun 1759 in Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
      and
      Ann Dover
      b 1700 England
      d 3 Dec 1741 Billingborough, Lincolnshire, England
      married 11 May 1727 (William Sharman/Shearman)

      greatgrandparents:
      Christopher Shearman
      Birth 1670 in Ormsby, Yorkshire, England
      Death 1720 in Ormsby, Yorkshire, England
      and
      Ann b 1670 England d in England

      ---1830 Rochester, Plymouth Massachussetts
      Home in 1830 (City, County, State): Rochester, Plymouth, Massachusetts
      Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Males - 60 thru 69: 1 1761-1770
      Free White Persons - Females - 15 thru 19: 2
      Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
      Free White Persons - Females - 60 thru 69: 1 1761-1770
      Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
      Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
      Total Free White Persons: 6
      Total - All Persons (Free White, Slaves, Free Colored):

      Births to Richard and Hannah Shearman in Rochester

      Elihu Shearman 7 Feb 1788 Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Fanny Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Humphrey Shearman 31 Aug 1794 Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Killey Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Leonard Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Mary Ann Shearman Birth Rochester Richard
      Richard Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Salome Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
      Sylvia Shearman Birth Rochester Richard, Hannah
    Person ID I6189  Roots
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2011 

    Married Abt 1765 
    • Name: Richard Shearman
      Gender: Male
      Spouse: Hannah Eldridge
      Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1785
      City: Rochester
      County: Plymouth
      Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT, Film # 0873753.

      another record:
      Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records 1620-1988
      Name: Hannah Eldridge
      Event Type: Marriage
      Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1786
      Marriage Place: Rochester, Massachusetts
      Spouse Name: Richard Sharman

      same pg Humphrey Eldridge & Martha Austine 1 Jan 1784
    Children 
    +1. (son - bro of Jacob Haven?) Sherman,   b. Abt 1785,   d. Aft 1815  (Age ~ 31 years)
    +2. Jacob* Haven Sherman, Sr,   b. 5 Jun 1787, Portsmouth, Rockingham Co, New Hampshire Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1850, St.Louis, St.Louis Co, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 63 years)
     3. (6 other children) Sherman
    Last Modified 14 Nov 2013 
    Family ID F1800  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart