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Isaac Sheldon Research Analysis

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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]
  • 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]
  • 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]
  • 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]

Sources

  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.9
  2. S-5 Isaac Sheldon of Windsor, Hartford Co., Connecticut & Northamption, 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.

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 exented notes]

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


Sources referenced in Hunt. (incomplete)

  • 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. 163-4




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