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John and Persis Sheldon had eight children born to them, but lost four within five years to tuberculosis. One other daughter died at twenty. Only three sons survived their mother and all are named in the will, receiving all the real and the personal estate.


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Will of Persis Sheldon

author   Persis (Hoyt) Sheldon (1747-1830)
date   Sep 12, 1828
location   Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   12.0"
width   7.75"
process/materials   manuscript, paper, ink
item type   Legal Documents/Will
accession #   #L99.177

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