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6. Sarah Barnard? My ancestor, Ebenezer Sheldon,
Mon Aug 28, 2023, 08:08 PM
Aug 2023

married a woman named Thankful Barnard.

Ebenezer was 12 years old when he was taken captive in the Deerfield raid, along with his sister, Mary, his brother, Remembrance, and his sister-in-law, Hannah. Ebenezer's father, John Sheldon, ransomed them all back, along with several other captives.

I checked one of my sources, Captors and Captives, by MA historians Haefeli and Sweeney. I had Captain Wells' first name wrong. It was Jonathan, not John. He had a brother, Thomas, who had been a militia lieutenant until he died in 1691. Jonathan's mother died on the march.

One of Ebenezer Sheldon's sons married a Belding descendant.

When you are related to one of those families, you end up related to several of the others, directly or indirectly.

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