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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