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Biographical Sketch of Rememberance Sheldon

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Remembrance, son of Lieutenant Ebenezer Sheldon, was born October 16, 1717, died April 31, 1787. In 1749 he was sergeant in the French war, in Israel Williams’ company, also in the same company. December 11, 1755, to October 18, 1756, doing scout duty. He was stationed at Colerain, October 19, 1756, to January 23, 1757, and for his services there received five pounds, eighteen shillings, one pence. His name also appears on John Burk’s enlistment roll, ending November 30, 1758, at which time he had charge of a fort in Fall Town. In 1777 he was on the committee of correspondence, inspection and safety. He was prominent also in civil affairs; April, 1742, he was a member of the committee to lay out highways, selectman five years, town treasurer five years, warden, sealer of weights and measures. He married, May 28, 1744, Mehitable Burke, who was living in Deerfield in 1790. Children: Lydia, born March 30, 1745; Thankful, 1747; Eliakim, baptized September 24, 174–; Elisha Burke, 1752; Cephas, mentioned elsewhere; Persis, baptized October 16, 1757; Mehitable, married Rev. Ransom, of Middlebury, Vermont; Remembrance, 1760.

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