Pardon Sheldon

1706–9 November 1742 (Age 36)
Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Pardon

When Pardon Sheldon was born in 1706, in Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Nicholas Sheldon, was 37 and his mother, Abigail Tillinghast, was 32. He married Mary Waterman in 1730, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 9 November 1742, in Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, at the age of 36.

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Family Time Line

Pardon Sheldon
1706–1742
Mary Waterman
1709–1776
Marriage: 1730
Job Sheldon
1731–
John Sheldon
1733–
Capt. Pardon Sheldon II
1739–1838
Mary Sheldon
1741–1833

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1730
Providence, Providence, Rhode Island, British Colonial America
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(9)

+4 More Children

World Events (1)

1723 · Pirates Hung in Newport

Age 17

On July 17, 1723, twenty-eight pirates are hung in Newport, Rhode Island.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The main source is probably the one in Derbyshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, formed by the addition of the Old English distinguishing term scylf ‘shelf’ to the place name Haddon (from Old English hǣð ‘heath(er)’ + dūn ‘hill’). There are also places called Sheldon in Devon (from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + denu ‘valley’) and Birmingham (from Old English scylf + dūn ‘hill’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Pardon Sheldon, "Rhode Island Deaths and Burials, 1802-1950"
  • Pardon Sheldon in entry for Sally Sheldon, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Pardon Sheldon in entry for Charles Sheldon, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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