Capt Pardon Sheldon Jr

21 October 1739–3 February 1838 (Age 98)
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Pardon

When Capt Pardon Sheldon Jr was born on 21 October 1739, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Pardon Sheldon Sr, was 33 and his mother, Mary Waterman, was 30. He married Susanna Lyon about 1764, in Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. He died on 3 February 1838, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, at the age of 98, and was buried in North Burial Ground, Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States.

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Capt Pardon Sheldon Jr
Phebe Brown
Marriage: 25 October 1778
Polly Sheldon
Sally Sheldon
Pardon Sheldon III

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  • Marriage
    25 October 1778Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, United States
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    World Events (7)

    1763 · First Synagogue in America
    Age 24
    The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
    1772 · The Gaspee Affair
    Age 33
    On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.
    Age 37
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name in most cases from Sheldon in Derbyshire, but sometimes from Sheldon in Warwickshire or Devon, or from Sheldon in Chippenham (Wiltshire). The Derbyshire place, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, probably takes its name from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + the placename Haddon, itself from Old English hǣth ‘heath’ + dūn ‘hill’. The Warwickshire and Wiltshire placenames probably derive from Old English scelf + dūn, while the Devon placename probably comes from Old English scelf + denu ‘valley’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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    Sources (31)

    • Pardon Sheldon in entry for Charles Sheldon, "Rhode Island Town Deaths Index, 1639-1932"
    • Pardon Sheldon in entry for John Jenckes, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
    • Pardon Sheldon, "Rhode Island, Vital records, 1846-1898, 1901-1953"

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