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Sarah Sheldon

Female 1688 - 1738  (50 years)


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  • Name Sarah Sheldon 
    Born 12 Jul 1688  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Female 
    Died 14 Nov 1738  Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Buried Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I7893  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2016 

    Father Isaac Sheldon,   b. 4 Sep 1656, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1712, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Mother Sarah Warner,   b. Abt 1665 
    Married 25 Nov 1685  [3, 4, 5
    Family ID F4313  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Josiah Parsons,   b. 2 Jan 1681, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Apr 1768, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Martha Parsons,   b. 3 May 1727, Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Dec 1814, Chester, Hampden, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
    Last Modified 19 Jun 2018 11:32:40 
    Family ID F6449  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Leo van de Pas's site has Sarah Sheldon's parents as Isaac Sheldon III and Elizabeth Pratt, and Isaac Sheldon III's parents as Isaac Sheldon Jr. and Sarah Warner. His citation is Gary Boyd Roberts' 1984 book American Ancestors and Cousins of the Prince of Wales. Roberts is a highly respected genealogist, but I literally can't find anyone else who agrees with this. It's still possible, of course, that Roberts is right and the absence of this extra generation is simply one of those gross errors that gets endlessly repeated in online genealogies.

      Unfortunately, van de Pas doesn't give dates for any of these people, and I'm guessing (based on Roberts's 600 Immigrants, etc, which I own) that this is because Roberts' book doesn't either. If I find a source with plausible dates that includes the extra generation, I'll be inclined to revisit the question.

      Sarah Sheldon family tree from van de Pas's site.

      Sarah Sheldon Parsons page at findagrave.com, giving the much more common parentage.

  • Sources 
    1. [S1088] Findagrave.com page for Sarah Sheldon Parsons.

    2. [S899] The Mary Bliss Parsons Trial, website developed by Historic Northampton and the Center for Computer Based Instructional Technology (now the UMass IT Center for Educational Software Development [CESD]) at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst., year only.

    3. [S443] Joann Saemann, The Sheldon Archives.

    4. [S655] Various Ancestral Lines of James Goodwin and Lucy (Morgan) Goodwin of Hartford, Connecticut, by Frank Farnsworth Starr. Hartford, Connecticut, 1915.

    5. [S1085] History of Hardwick, Massachusetts, with a Genealogical Register by Lucius R. Page. Boston: Houghton, Mifflin, 1883.