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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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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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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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Pioneer Sheldon Women of the Western Reserve … $5.00
Researched by Shirley Sheldon Rider and Keith M. Sheldon, 34 pages.
Extracted from Memorial to the Pioneer Women of the Western Reserve, which was originally published in 1896.  Sheldons in the Memorial have been identified and their Sheldon ancestors are listed. This is an important work for anyone doing research on Sheldons in the Western Reserve. Contains an all name index and a map of the Western Reserve.

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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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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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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 Suffield Connecticut, Their Homes and Their Graves……$4.00

Compiled by Marge Phelon and Mrs. Henry Clark,13 pages. Prepared as a handout for the SFA meeting in Windsor Locks in 1998, this publication describes houses owned by Sheldons in Suffield and West Suffield, Connecticut.  The houses are keyed to a map of the area. There is a list of Sheldons in Suffield cemeteries including death date, age and plot location. This publication also includes photos of S#46 Jonathan Sheldon’s house, Jonathan and wife Mary Southwell’s grave marker, and the memorial stone of early Sheldons in the West Suffield Cemetery.

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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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