William Sherer, tanner, lived in New London, on Big Elk Creek, where he held considerable land.  He was perhaps the son of David Sherer, who died in 1750, leaving a wife, Ann, and children, John, William, David, Francis and Mary.

William married Rachel Mackey, daughter of John Mckey, Esq. who died Sept. 8, 1824, and he Jan 18, 1828,  Their children were James b. Aug. 22, 1773; Rachel, Agnes, Mary, Isabella, Dorcas, William, John, Eliza, Catharine, Martha, Robert M.  John was the father of William Sherer, who lives on a part of his grandfather's possessions.  Robert M, soon after his father's death, began the erection of "Spring Lawn" paper-mill, which he carried on in connection with store-keeping and farming.  The farm is now owned by John E. Leonard, and the paper-mill by the Megargees, of Philadelphia.

Rachel Sherer married Robert Blackburn and went to Ohio; Dorcas married James Gibson, of New London; and Catharine married Thomas Ramsey.