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Isaac Sheldon Research Analysis

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Source Document Timeline

October 1926 - J. Gardner Bartlett, The Sheldons of Bakewell, Derbyshire, England and Isaac Sheldon of New England, reprinted from The New England and Genealogical Register, Oct 1926. SFA Publication. Proposes Ralph and Barbara Sheldon as likely parents of Isaac.

1913 (Published) - Harry W. Sheldon, Historical Sketch of the Sheldon Family, (Roy F. Sheldon, Schenectady, N.Y., SFA, (1913). Presented at the Second Annual Reunion of the Sheldon Family, Rupert, Vermont

April 1963 - Charlotte Alling Hunt, Issac Sheldon of Windsor, Connecticut, Worcester, Mass., S#4760x3-2, Sheldon Family Association (2004, Revised); The New England Historical and Genealogical Register, Vol. 117, p. 83, (April 1963), (The SFA publication is 12 pages with extended notes. This article was originally published in the April 1963 edition of NEGHS Register, then created as a SFA publication 1997 and revised in 2004). Disputes Gardner's conclusion regarding Ralph and Barbara Sheldon as parents of Isaac.

1991 - Shirley Sheldon Rider, S-5 Isaac Sheldon...In Defense of J. Gardner Bartlett (The Sheldons of Bakewell, Derbyshire, England and Isaac Sheldon of New England) . SFA 1991. Reaffirms Gardner's conclusion regarding Ralph and Barbara Sheldon, but provides no definitive proof.

1991? - Undated SFA Publication - S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut & Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Sheldon Family Association publication.

Undated SFA Publication - Shirley Sheldon Rider (S9309x3220), Transcriptionist, Will of S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Northampton, Massachusetts: Including an Inventory of His Estate, Sheldon Family Association, (Undated, SFA Publication after 1997).




Biography

Timeline

  • about 1629 BIRTH.[1] Birthdate deduced from Hampsire Co, MA court records, Vol 1. p. 25 "April 29, 1679, Isaac Sheldng Sen'r: aged 50 yeers or there abouts" [2]
  • 1634 Inhabitant of Dorchester [Hunt says Unlikely, record reference by Harris does not exist or was lost] (Farmer, Gen. Register, p. 262.), (Harris, Memorials of the First Church in Dorchester, p.64).
  • 1636? Spring - Travels to Windsor (Harris, footnote, p. 154)
  • 1640. Inhabitant of Windsor. (McClure, p. 168), (Farmer, Gen. Register, p. 262.), (Savage, p.69)
  • Prior to 13 Sep 1652. Likely owned land in Windsor just prior to this date.[3]
  • 13 Sep 1652. First documented appearance in Windsor, CT. Isaac Sheldon (single) and Samuel Rockwell allowed to live together as bachelors in Isaac's house. As documented in Windsor, CT "Town Acts" 1650 - 1714, folio ll. [4] (Stiles, 1892, p. 680).
  • 1653 or 1654 MARRIAGE (1st) Mary Woodford.[5] Estimated between 13 Sep 1652 (single and living with Samuel Rockwell) and 1655 (birth estimate of first child Mary based on the date of her marriage). [6]
  • About 1655. Moves to Northampton. [7]
  • 1656 Elected Townsman. [8]
  • 25 Jun 1657. Living in Northampton. Granted six arces of land by the town of Northampton. [9](Farmer, Gen. Register, p. 262.)
  • 31 Mar 1663 Admitted as Freeman to Massachusetts Bay Colony. [10]
  • 1665/66 Appointed Fenceviewer for the First Division from the Great River.[11]
  • 1668/69 - Appointed Constable
  • 1675 Start of King Philip's War
  • 1675 Palisades erected around Northampton for protection during King Philip's War.
  • 13 Mar 1676 Northampton Attacked.
  • 8 Feb 1678/79. Takes Oath of Allegience to Charles the Second. [12]
  • March 1678 chosen Tithing man.[13]
  • Apr 1678 End of King Philip's War.
  • 17 Apr 1684. Death of Wife Mary Woodford. [14][15]
  • btw 1684-1687 MARRIAGE (2nd) Mehitable Gunn.[16] Estimated Between 1684 (Death of Mary Woodor and 29 May 1687 (Birth of son Jonathan). [17]
  • 1698/99 Chosen as Overseer of the Poor.[18]
  • 27 July 1708 DEATH. Death of Isaac Sheldon Sr. [19][20][21]

Sources

  1. Hunt, Mrs. Charlotte Ailing, Worcester, Mass. "Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, Connecticut." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.) April 1963, Vol. 117, p.9
  2. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut & Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Sheldon Family Association publication,p.10.
  3. Hunt, p.9
  4. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.11.
  5. Hunt, p.9
  6. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.11.
  7. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.11.
  8. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.11.
  9. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.11.
  10. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.12.
  11. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.12.
  12. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.12.
  13. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.13.
  14. Hunt, p.9
  15. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.14.
  16. Hunt, p.9
  17. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.14.
  18. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.13.
  19. Hunt, p.9
  20. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, p.14.
  21. Records of deaths in Northampton, Mass. (1653-1880)

See Also:

1. Hunt, Mrs. Charlotte Ailing, Woosert, Mass. "Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, Connecticut." The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2013.) April 1963, Vol. 117 p. 82-88. [Note: The SFA publication of this article includes extended notes]

2. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut & Northampton, Hampshire Co., Massachusetts. Sheldon Family Association publication, 30 pages


Sources referenced in Hunt

Reviewed for Primary Sources

Secondary Sources

  • John Farmer, A Genealogical Register of the first settlers of New England. 1829. Isaac Sheldon p. 262.
  • John Farmer, "Letters." 1825. [No direct Sheldon Reference, rather source supports Hunt's contention that Farmer got his dates from Harris.]
  • Thaddeus Mason Harris, "Some Account of the Old Book of Records of the Town of Dorchester, MA,1834. reprocuded by Trask. The New England Historical and Genealogical Register. Boston, MA: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1847-. (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2001-2018.) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB202/i/11581/163/241557476, Vol. 1, April 1867, p. 163-8. [does not discuss Isaac]
  • Dr. Henry Reed Stiles, History of Ancient Windsor, 1859, p. 54.
  • Northampton, Mass., Registry of Probate, Probate Records, Book 1, p. 200.
  • George Sheldon, A History of Deerfield, Mass., ... with Genealogies, 1895, Vol. 2, part II, p. 291-2.
  • George Sheldon Papers, Sheldon Library, Memorial Hall, Old Deerfield.
  • Windsor Town Acts, 1650 - 1714, Sheldon Library, Memorial Hall, Old Deerfield.
  • Northampton, Mass., Registry of Probate, Probate Records, Book 3, p. 188.
  • J. Gardner Bartlett, The Sheldons of Bakewell, Derbyshire, England, and Isaac Sheldon of New England, The Register, Vol. 80, Oct. 1926, p. 378. [suggests probable parentage but insufficiently supported by evidence]
  • Henry Olcott Sheldon, compiler, Sheldon Magazine no. 1, 1855.




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