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Phillip Sheldon (1710 - 1800)

Capt Phillip Sheldon
Born in Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Islandmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1733 in Cranston Providence Rhode Islandmap
Descendants descendants
Died in Cranston, Providence, Rhode Island, USAmap
Profile last modified | Created 4 Jan 2017
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Phillip was born in 1710, to Nehemiah Sheldon and Rachel Mann.

He married Barbara Arnold.

Philip Sheldon served as a Captain during the French and Indian War. [1]

Philip Sheldon died 10 April 1800, and is buried in the Captain Philip Sheldon Cemetery in Cranston, Rhode Island. [2]


  1. Smith Joseph Jencks, “Civil and military list of Rhode Island. 1647-1800. A list of all officers elected by the General assembly from the organization of the legislative government of the colony to 1800.” Providence, R.I., Preston and Rounds co., 1900., Page 183 and Page 192
  2. Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed 18 September 2020), memorial page for Capt Philip Sheldon (1710–10 Apr 1800), Find A Grave: Memorial #17477283, citing Captain Philip Sheldon Cemetery, Cranston, Providence County, Rhode Island, USA ; Maintained by CMC (contributor 47117651) .

[1] Rhode Island Vital Records

"United States Revolutionary War Rolls, 1775-1783", database with images, [FamilySearch (] : 21 December 2016), Sheldon, 1782.

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