I-211 The Sheldons of Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, and Isaac Sheldon of New England

IMPORTANT: This document’s author, J. Gardner Bartlett, claims that Isaac S0005 was born in Derbyshire and, therefore, a member of the Derbyshire Sheldons. This claim has since been disproven via DNA test results from descendants of Isaac S0005. However, the author was a prominent American genealogist, and there is still much good information to be gleaned from this book.  Many old genealogy books contain erroneous information based on the knowledge of the time, but they can still be helpful for researchers. Even The Sheldon Magazine, used extensively over the years for Sheldon genealogical research, contains some errors, yet it is still an essential document for Sheldon researchers. For these reasons, the Sheldon Family Association continues to offer this book. As with all genealogical information, including DNA data, use the information but use it judiciously.