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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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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Survey of Sheldon Places and Towns in England … $6.00
by S4298x511 Steven Sheldon of Torquay Devon England, 40 pages. The companion to the above volume. A Gazetteer of England, has maps locating Sheldon towns and places in the counties of Derby, Warwick, West Midlands,Worcestershire, Hereford and Oxfordshire. Learn more about Sheldon Towns in England, Archbishop Gilbert Sheldon and the Sheldonian Theatre at Oxford, Sheldon Manor (a castle) in Wiltshire. This booklet contains genealogy charts with information for and about the Elizabethan Tapestry Weaving Sheldons, the first to bring the art to England, woven into the fabric of historic events of the 16th century England impelling the migration to the new world by later Sheldons.

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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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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 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 S5 Isaac Sheldon … $4.50

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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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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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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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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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Sheldon Family Association:  A 50 Year History 1939 – 1989 … $8.00
Compiled by Keith M. Sheldon, 50 pages. This publication is a must for every SFA member. Keith has consolidated, in time-sequence, pertinent facts on the Sheldon Family Association into one accessible source to commemorate the SFA’s 50th year. The information compiled for this history was gleaned from letters, reports, programs, newspaper stories and genealogical records. A number of the sources for the information are reproduced and included as exhibits.

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Sheldons Met by H.O. Sheldon In His Travels … $4.00
by S4479x851 Rose Sheldon Newton, 10 pages. A list giving Last Name, First Name, date met, location, capsule review. ex: “Sheldon, Isaac 23 JAN 1844 HOS vis with Joseph I. S, Rupert VT.” A guide to your ancestors in the HOS journals 1817 – 1845. 18

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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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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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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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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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Daniel Sheldon of Woolwich, Co. Kent, England, Last Will & Testament … $4.00
by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider, 12 pages. The author includes a reproduction of the Will of Daniel Sheldon and then provides a brief lesson in paleography (the study and deciphering of ancient writings) including acopy of the general alphabet of the Old Law Hand. A transcription of the Will is included.

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Richard Sheldon, Gentleman, of Monyash, Derbyshire, England …$4.00
by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider, 16 pages. The Last Will and Testament of Richard Sheldon is reproduced along with a transcription, an inventory and transcription of the inventory, a chart of the ancestry and descendants of No. 4 Hugh Sheldon of Monyash, and the ancestry and descendants of No. 5 John Sheldon of Monyash and Ashford. The author does not discuss the “Isaac connection”, but in her preface, states, “Because much of the very early Sheldon family information that is on the two charts included with this report is there because of information given in 1662 by No. 10 Richard Sheldon to the Heralds during their Visitation to Derbyshire, it was thought worthy of notice on that count alone to publish the pedigree charts and his will.” [Note: The numbers used in this description are not Sheldon Numbers, rather they indicate the numbers assigned by J. Gardner Bartlett in his “The Sheldons of Derbyshire and of New England.”]

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In Defense of J. Gardner Bartlett … $4.00
(Companion to Below) by S9309x322 Shirley Sheldon Rider, 7 pages. In 1926, Gardner Bartlett’s landmark study on the English origin of S5 Isaac Sheldon was published. It was the culmination of two years of research in England. As the author notes “Debate and dissension within the Sheldon Family Association hierarchy and membership have raged ever since”. Probably no publication has been subjected to more study and comment than Bartlett’s work. The author lists the major objections that have been raised over the years to Bartlett’s conclusions, then forcefully argues her position.

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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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Souvenir Program from the 55th Sheldon Family Reunion, Deerfield, Massachusetts, July1994….$3.00
by S4479x851 Rose Sheldon Newton, 15 pages. This is  55th Anniversary Commemorative booklet of the Sheldon Family Association.  It is dedicated to those “cousins” who have made The Sheldon Family Association what it is today, a family that cares for and preserves its past and has become a leader in Family Association Genealogy Preservation in our country. In addition to the meeting schedule and agenda, this booklet contains epitaphs of Sheldon graves and burial sites in Deerfield, MA., and location of Sheldon lots in Center Cemetery, Southampton, MA.

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