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 Pawtuxet during the lifetime of John Sheldon and then follows the known records of his life. Much remains unknown about John such as his place of origin in England and his exact death date. The authors have carefully documented what is known and provided 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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