Isaac Sheldon

Isaac Sheldon

Bakewell, Derbyshire Dales District, Derbyshire, England
Death 29 Jul 1708 (aged 77–78)
Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Burial Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA
Memorial ID 5066897 · View Source
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His first wife was Mary Woodford Sheldon.

His second wife was Mehitable Gunn Ensign Sheldon, widow of David Ensign and daughter of Thomas Gunn of Dorchester, Windsor, and Westfield.

He was possibly the son of Ralph Sheldon and Barbara Stone Sheldon of Ashton, Co.Derbyshire, England. However, the monument in Bridge Street Cemetery says Isaac Sheldon was from Co.Essex.

Children(by first marriage): Mary Sheldon Bridgeman, Isaac Sheldon Jr(husband of Sarah Warner Sheldon), John Sheldon, Thomas Sheldon, Ruth Sheldon Wright Strong, Thankful Sheldon Edwards, Mindwell Sheldon Pomeroy Lyman, Joseph Sheldon, Hannah Sheldon Chapin Terry, Ebenezer Sheldon, Samuel Sheldon, Ebenezer Sheldon, and Mercy Sheldon.

Children(by second marriage): Jonathan Sheldon.

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Although there is still a very slight possibility that Isaac came from the Sheldon's of Bakewell, Derby, we have since learned through extensive DNA testing of various Sheldon descendants that this is very unlikely. Direct male descendants of Isaac have been a perfect y-chrome match to direct male descendants of John Sheldon of South Kingston. They were likely brothers or cousins of some sort. The direct male line descendants of John Sheldon of Providence have been a perfect match to the descendants of Godfrey, Maine. They both have also been a match the descendants the Sheldon's of Bakewell that are still in England. We also have a solid paper trail for Godfrey connecting him to the Bakewell line. There is still a slight possibility that Isaac and John of South Kingston also came from Bakewell - but it is currently theorized that they were actually descended to the Sheldon's of Beoley and Birmingham - which have no known connection to the Derby Sheldon's. There was also another old Sheldon family in Wiltshire. The Sheldon's of Durham, England have testing as a match to the Bakewell Sheldon's.


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  • Created by: Janice Buchanan
  • Added: 26 Sep 2000
  • Find a Grave Memorial 5066897
  • Find a Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Sheldon (1630–29 Jul 1708), Find a Grave Memorial no. 5066897, citing Bridge Street Cemetery, Northampton, Hampshire County, Massachusetts, USA ; Maintained by Janice Buchanan (contributor 47625759) .