Jack Sheldon Jr

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In memory of my father, Jack L. Sheldon, Sr. (1925 - 2011), our immediate family is originally from Michigan. My parents movedd to Mesa, Arizona in 1971, among other reasons, to care for my grandmother, Nellie (Page) Sheldon Nolan (1890 - 1973). It was a visit to her gravesite in the Mesa City Cemetery in 1999 when I realized just how little we knew about our Sheldon roots.

Through my father's cousin, Roberta "Bobbie" (Mains) Whitbeck (1916 - 2004), who had our family Bible, a connection was made to Sheldon Family Association records. Much of my genealogy researh has then been focused on this family (ggg-grandparents Sheldon and their 7 children).

Paternal interests include: SHELDON, JOHNSON, CRANDALL, BURR, PAGE, MEAD, SHERMAN, & AUSTIN. (Descendants of genealogies of John Sheldon of South Kingstown, RI (SFA No. S0013), Elder John Crandall of Rhode Island (twice), Captain John Johnson, and Benjamin Burr of Hartford, Connecticut).

Maternal interests include: SHUSTER, OVERPACK, McCARTHY, BUSH, GERTHOFFER, LARKINS, & THORN. (Descendants of Daniel Shuster, well known Revolutionary War soldier, and related to Silas Overpack who invented the Michigan Big Wheels that brought great improvements to early 1800's logging days in the mitten state).

My wife, Barbara, is a descendant of the Oihus and Trudeau families of Walsh County, North Dakota.

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