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 into 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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