Publications for Sale

The Sheldon Family Association (SFA) encourages research and the collection of data that may contribute to the greater understanding of the extended SHELDON family. After careful consideration of such works, SFA may choose to publish selected materials and to make them available to its members. However, it is not possible for SFA to verify the accuracy of the content or opinion, the reader should understand that SFA in no way implies blanket verification and certification of these publications.

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New Numbering System for Sheldon Publications

A new numbering system has been developed for our SFA publications. The new system provides additional information on the content of the publications. The new numbering system begins with an alpha letter for the name of one of the 4 original Sheldon progenitors. (There are no publications available on Richard because so little is known about him.) The alpha designations are: I = Isaac; G = Godfrey; J8 = John 8, J13 = John 13 and SFA is a designation for a publication of general interest to all SFA members. Then follows a hyphen (-) and a three digit number. Two sequences of number are used: 100 and 200.The 100 series indicates publications about the actual Sheldon progenitor. The 200 series indicates publications about a relative or descendant of the progenitor. Thus, the designation “1-101”, titled S5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, CT is, surprisingly, about S5 Isaac Sheldon. The publication designated “SFA- 201” is titled Sheldon Places, Rose Sheldon Newton’s paper about Sheldon people and places in the United States. The new system gives additional information on the main subject of the publication and whether or not it is specifically about a founding Sheldon or his relatives.

 

S4 Godfrey Sheldon, Planter, of Bakewell Parish,
Co. Derby, England & Scarborough, York Co. Maine … $5.00

by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider, 28 pages. The author states, “The intention of this report is to bring together in one place all the records that have so far been found for S4 Godfrey Sheldon in order that work once
done need not be repeated by others and to make this information available to interested members”. This handsomely detailed booklet is the first of a series of progenitor reports. This compilation of information on S4 Godfrey Sheldon contains a chronology, family chart, narrative account, copy and transcription of the will of Godfrey Sheldon, map of Sheldon property in Scarborough, ME., as well as a list of records consulted, researchers and bibliography.

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Sheldons in the Salem Witch Trials … $4.00
by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider, 16 pages.  An illustrated booklet bringing together in one source all the testimony of Susannah Sheldon and S151 Ephraim in the Salem trials of 1691-92. Contains an indexed map showing all landowners in Salem Village (Now Danvers) in 1692, has background material for events leading up to the trials and includes one complete trial from the indictment to execution.  Written for the 1987 Sheldon Family meeting in Salem.

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S14 William Sheldon of Bakewell Parish, Co. Derby, England, Scarborough, York Co., Maine & Salem Village, Essex Co., Massachusetts both in the province of the Massachusetts Bay in New England … $5.00
by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider, 31 pages. The author takes on the issue of whether there were one or two William Sheldons in Salem, and addresses the validity of the statement found on page 1 of the Sheldon Magazine that S3 William came “With Gov. Endicott to Boston, Mass.” The author discusses the source of the problems, the resolution, and offers proof to support her conclusions by reproducing various records, maps and wills.

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Work In Progress…………$6.00
by John Plummer, Typesetting and Digitization by Rose Sheldon Newton, 33 pages. John Plummer has written about the family of Alice Frost, wife of S-4 Godfrey Sheldon of Bakewell Parish, Derbyshire, England; and Scarborough, York County, Maine. Using the wills of George Frost, Ellen (Frost) Goodall, Francis Frost and David Frost, and the inventories of their estates, Plummer sketches the descendants of George Frost of Bakewell Parish. The most intriguing section of the work is titled “A Possible Sheldon Line”. He forms a very tentative pedigree for our S4 Godfrey Sheldon which links up with the well known publication by J. Gardner Bartlett pedigree for our S-5 Isaac Sheldon.

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S5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, CT … $5.00
by S4760x32 Charlotte A. Hunt of Worcester, MA., 13 pages. A reprint of an article published in the April, 1963 issue of N.E.G.H.R. A well-documented treatise; includes a map of Windsor with a diagram of the lots owned by S5 Isaac and his neighbors; a reproduction of page 40 of the original Windsor land record book, all of which is used to settle the question of S1 Isaac.

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The Will of S5 Isaac Sheldon … $4.50

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S5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut & Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts … $5.00
by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider and S4479x851 Rose Sheldon Newton, 30 pages. The authors decided to take up the life of Isaac Sheldon with his appearance in 1652 in records at Windsor, Connecticut, rather than answer the age-old and controversial question “Is Isaac Sheldon of Windsor & Northampton the same Isaac Sheldon found in Ashford, Co. Derby?”, by J.Gardner Bartlett. The authors present material found in the writings of Rev. Solomon Clark, James Russell Trumbull and include the chapter entitled “The Family of Isaac Sheldon” from Frank Farnsworth Starr’s genealogical
classic, Goodwin-Morgan Ancestral Lines, as they state, “The documentation is flawless; the writing style still fresh and worthy of emulation.” This booklet contains articles on Mehitable (Gunn) Ensign, a brief history of Northampton, Sheldon homestead and property in Northampton, family charts, a copy and transcription of Isaac’s will, and an inventory of his estate. Included is a glossary and illustrations of some of the items mentioned in Isaac’s will (Do you know the difference between a “maul” and a “beetle”?). This booklet is a must for every Isaac descendent.

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Historical Sketch of the Sheldon Family … $5.00
by S7879 Henry Waters Sheldon of Yonkers, NY for the SFA reunion held August 8, 1912, in Rupert Vermont, 10 pages. In 1913, Roy Farrar Sheldon of Schenectady, NY , published this sketch in book form. It is in easy to read print in manuscript form. Of particular interest to descendants of S5 Isaac.

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The Family of Thomas Woodford … $4.00, 9 pages

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The Family of Robert Blott … $4.00, 11 pages
by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider. The author has saved you time and money by reprinting this information from Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin & Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin by Frank Farnsworth Starr. This 1915Genealogy is regarded as a classic by Donald Lines Jacobus. Descendants of S5 Isaac will want a copy of both The Family of Thomas Woodford and The Family of Robert Blott.

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The Will of S46 Jonathan Sheldon $4.50
Transcribed by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider. These two wills have been photocopied and include estate inventories.

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John Sheldon and the Old Indian Homestead … $5.00
by Jennie Arms Sheldon, wife of S2981 George Sheldon, 21 pages. Considered one of the best stories of the 1704 Deerfield Massacre. A paper read at the annual meeting of the Pocumtuck Memorial Valley Association, August 12, 1911.

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The Story of Remembrance Sheldon S113 … $4.00
transcribed by Matilda S. Hyde in 1920, 14 pages. Remembrance, a son of S35 John, was captured in the 1704 raid at Deerfield and taken to Canada when he was eleven years old. Fourteen years later after being rescued by his grandfather, Remembrance wrote this vivid, interesting narrative on the eve of his wedding day.

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Pertaining to S35 John Sheldon … $5.00
by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider, 6 pages. A collection of items, includes a copy from a daguerreotype of the Old Indian House taken in 1848, shortly before the house was razed, a brief biography of John while a resident of Deerfield, a genealogical chart, a facsimile and a transcription of his will. Information about the Ensign John Sheldon Chapter of the Colonial Dames.

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Stories of Early Days of the Settlement of Aurora, Ohio … $4.00
10 pages. The story of “going west” in 1800 when S627 Capt. Ebenezer Sheldon emigrated from Suffield, CT to Aurora, Portage Co., Ohio. This is a gift to our readers through the kindness of Gertrude McDonald a descendant living in Aurora.

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Charles and Lydia (Taft) Sheldon, A Colonial Couple … $4.00
by S7295x513 Frances S. Russell, 6 pages. This is the story of S358 Charles and Lydia, parents of S1047 Ephraim, a soldier of the Revolutionary War. From this well written article learn how Lydia Taft and President Taft share the same American ancestor; and follow the family’s emigration across the United States from Massachusetts to Claremont, California, where Charles Burt Sheldon became one of the original trustees and the first treasurer of Pomona College.

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S1047 Ephraim Sheldon, Soldier of the Revolution … $4.00
by S7295x513 Francis S. Russell, 13 pages. This study includes biographical and historical background information, a copy of Ephraim’s pension application and transcription, maps of the battles Ephraim was in, and a family group sheet. This article is a good example of how to present a part of one’s family history in an interesting way.

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S4760 Edward Austin Sheldon, An Extract from His Autobiography,1896 and Domestic Activities on the Farm 1830 – 1850 … $4.00
by S4759 Dorliska Elizabeth Sheldon, 7 pages. Edited by Mary Sheldon Barnes and Frances Elizabeth Sheldon  Alling, daughters of Edward Austin Sheldon. This extract is from the autobiography of Edward Austin Sheldon, a book printed in 1911. Dorliska Sheldon’s composition Domestic Activities was given to the Penfield Library of the State University of New York at Oswego by Frances Davis in 1961. The College has granted permission in 1991 to The Sheldon Family Association Inc. to add it to the publications sold to Sheldon descendants for historic study.

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The Sheldons of Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, and Isaac Sheldon of New England.. $5.00 

(Companion to above) by J. Gardner Bartlett, 27 pages. This is the reprint from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register of October, 1926, that created the debate and dissension within the Sheldon family Association hierarchy and membership since its publication. This item was originally reprinted by the Genealogical Committee in 1962, and has been out of print for many years. Now available, it is of interest to all Sheldons and is the subject of Shirley Rider’s  publication “Defense”

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3 Record Books of S#1740 Gaylor Sheldon & Family …………$5.00
This is a transcription by Rose Sheldon Newton, 16 pages. While looking through her files, Rose found a diary in a brown envelope. Realizing that the Sheldons in this lineage are of interest to all Sheldons, the information can be used as a teaching tool.  The transcribed data contains numerous obituaries and hand written notes and memos.

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Smedley and Sheldon Ancestors in Early Williamstown,Massachusetts  ……$5.00
by S7295x513 Frances Sheldon Russell, 19 pages. This well-written, carefully documented paper includes a brief history of Williamstown, MA., and the connection of the Smedley/Sheldon/Prentice families. The focus is on S7295 Charles Burt Sheldon (1821-1895), from the S5 Isaac Sheldon line. The paper traces his early life, his marriage to Mary Keziah Prentice, and his journeys to Ohio, Minnesota, and, eventually, California. In 1887, he was one of the founders of Pomona College and served as its first treasurer and one of the original trustees. Included is a genealogical summary covering four generations and a bibliography.

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A Patriot Family at War: The Military Service of S0376 Amasa Sheldon and Five Sons in the American Revolution … $6.00

by S7386x2131, Donald A. Johnston,  43 pages. The author traces the American Revolutionary military service of S0376 Amasa Sheldon and his five sons; S1051 Amasa, S1052 Reuben, S1053 Arad, S1054
Elihu, and S1055 Elisha. This well documented piece is a must for any descendants of S0376 Amasa. In addition, the author discusses the organization of the early militia, simplifying a baffling array of military organizations, and his review of some of the important military campaigns of
the American Revolution are of general interest.

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Sheldons of South Kingstown, The First Two Generations …… $4.00

A paper prepared for The Sheldon Family Association Meeting, Providence, Rhode Island, August 2002 by Margaret B.Jones, Ph.D. , 7 pages. The author meticulously documents the trail of John Sheldon of South Kingstown; discusses events of the day that may have affected his life, such as King Philip’s War and the land dispute between Connecticut and Rhode Island; and offers an insight to the Sheldons way of life based on an inventory taken at the time of John Jr’s death in 1705. Included is a map of the Northwest quadrant of South Kingstown showing modern day roads in relation to John Sheldon’s farm.

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S-8 John Sheldon of Providence, Rhode Island…… $5.00

Compiled by Shirley Sheldon Rider and Rose Sheldon Newton, 17 pages. This is the third and probably final report on the progenitor series. (There is still S-13 John but so little is known of his life–all the early records of his town were destroyed in Indian raids–that it is unlikely we can ever issue a report on his life.) This report begins with a brief history of Pautuxet during the lifetime of John Sheldon, and then follows the known records of his life. Much remains unknown on John such as his place of origin in England and his exact death date. The authors have carefully documented what is known and provide an extensive list of references. They also discuss some of the popular theories on John, such as he is the nephew of Gilbert Sheldon, and that he came incognito to New England to escape complicity in the 1649 plot to murder King Charles I. The authors conclude that both of these theories are likely incorrect.

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Sheldon the Fighting Quaker.” … $4.00
by Maj. Alex Well, 8 pages. Published in the New York Knickerbocker Press in 1929, this article tells the story of S8050 Capt. Jonathan Sheldon of Rhode Island, descendant of the Pawtuxet-Providence S8 John. Ancestral charts included.

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The (Sheldon) Ship “Hanover” of Providence RI … $4.00
by S5720x23 Irving Chase Sheldon, 10 pages. An account based on logs and records kept by S2350 Capt Pardon Sheldon, owner and master of the Hanover, of his voyage in 1838 from Providence, RI, to St. Petersburg, Russia and return. This paper is illustrated with a chart of the voyage, a picture of the Hanover, and a genealogical chart. As an added bonus, the paper offers information about early shipbuilding and navigation.

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An 8″ x 10″ Color Reproduction of ship “Hanover” … $6.00
Suitable for framing.

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The Last March of the Army of Robert E. Lee … $4.00
by S5720 Maj. James Rhodes Sheldon, 15 pages. An eyewitness account of the final days of the Civil War, with pictures, maps and genealogical charts.  From this moving paper, learn how James R. Sheldon, a native of RI became a Major in the Confederate Army. Previously available for public reading only at the Virginia Historical Society Library in Richmond, VA., we are able to provide this to a wider audience through the generosity of his grandson, Irving C. Sheldon.

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Application for Sheldon Family Association Memorial Plaque Recognition for Meritorious Service and/or Special Recognition…$0.00 

Click HERE to retrieve form.

Do you have someone in your family that you feel should be enshrined into the history of the Sheldon Family Association?

A few years ago, a family member thought that the amount of effort put forth by a relative (Marie Sheldon Hine) significantly moved forward the purpose and efforts of the Sheldon Family Association (SFA). Marie hosted two very successful Sheldon Reunions in Bennington, Vermont, a task that is a major effort given the rich and overwhelming family history in the area.

Sheldon Places … $8.50
by S4479x851 Rose Sheldon Newton. A Gazetteer of Places, Towns, Townships, Mountains, Museums, Monuments, Homes, and Things that carry the name Sheldon in the USA, with maps and illustrations to early Sheldon locations. The author states, “This collection is designed to help find lost Sheldon lineage connections.”  An important research tool with a detailed table of contents and an every name index.

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