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Lesson 7 - Readings for the Sheldon Family
From The History of Deerfield, Vol. II, George Sheldon, 1895, pg. 295
Ebenezer, s.[son] of John, b.[born] 1691; cap.[captured] 1704 but came back; lived in the old Indian House and kept tavern; in 1735 the Gen.[general] Court granted to him and to his sister Mary, 300 acres of land in consideration of the cost of entertaining Caughnawaga [Kahnawake/Mohawk] Indians, with whom they became acquainted during their captivity, on their frequent [many] visits after the peace; in 1744 Capt.[captain] Sheldon sold the old Indian House to Jonathan Hoyt...he d.[died] Apr. 12, 1774. He m.[married] Dec. 3, 1714, Thankful, dau.[daughter] Joseph Barnard; she d.[died] 1746.
Ch.: Ebenezer, [born] Oct. 13, 1715
From New England Captives Carried to Canada, Vol. I, Emma L. Coleman, 1925, pg. 118
"Ebenezer came back and was tavern-keeper in the Old Indian House. He married Thankful Barnard. Later he lived in Bernardston and was known as the 'Old Indian fighter'.