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Some Descendants of Edmund SHEFFIELD

Fifth Generation


50. Nathaniel SHEFFIELD (Joseph , Joseph , Ichabod , Edmund ) was born 11 May 1714 in No. Kingstown, Kings Co., Rhode Island. He died 7 Jul 1790 in Charlestown, Washington Co., Rhode Island.

HISTORY OF STONINGTON, CONN.; Wheeler; pp 556-7.
CHARLESTOWN, RI TC & PROBATE: Vol 4, pp 52-54.

Nathaniel married Rebecca STANTON, daughter of Thomas STANTON and Hannah BABCOCK, on 2 Jun 1740 in Charlestown, Kings Co., Rhode Island. Rebecca was born about 1714 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. She died 25 Sep 1775 in Charlestown, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

CHARLESTOWN, RI TC & PROBATE: Vol 4, pp 52-54.
    She is mentioned as "Rebecca" in the will of her husband, dated 18 Mar 1774, but is referred to as "Hannah" in the vital records of Charlestown, R.I., where the births of three of the children are recorded.

They had the following children:

+ 62 M i Major Thomas SHEFFIELD was born 25 Nov 1740 and died Jan 1822.
  63 M ii
Joseph SHEFFIELD was born 11 Aug 1742 in Charlestown, Kings Co., Rhode Island. He died 20 Apr 1776.
       
Joseph married Lydia GARDINER on 13 Jan 1763.
+ 64 F iii Mary SHEFFIELD was born 9 Jan 1745 and died after 1803.
  65 F iv
Rebecca SHEFFIELD was born about 1750 in Charlestown, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

FROM WORLDCONNECT research of Earl P. Crandall at eperry@iname.com
   She is spoken of as "single" in her father's will of 1774 (see notes for father).
+ 66 M v Stanton SHEFFIELD was born 1760 and died 18 Mar 1833.

54. Captain Josiah SHEFFIELD (Edmund , Joseph , Ichabod , Edmund ) was born about 1731. He died 22 Jan 1768.

Josiah married Sarah GARDINER.

They had the following children:

+ 67 F i Sarah SHEFFIELD was born 1767.

57. Capt. Isaac SHEFFIELD 3rd (Isaac , Ichabod , Ichabod , Edmund ) was born about 1725 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. He died 30 Jul 1794 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

PENDLETON GENEALOGY, page 92.

SHEFFIELD DAGGETT AND ALLIED FAMILIES, by Mrs. George St. John Sheffield, page
    15.

CHESEBROUGH GENEALOGY, by Wildley, page 538.

COMPENDIUM OF AMERICAN GENEALOGY, Vol. I, pp. 479, 592, by Virkus.

GENEALOGIES OF R.I.FAMILIES, VOL. II, ONE BRANCH OF THE RHODE ISLAND SHEFFIELDS, by G. Andrews Moriarty, A.M., LL.B., F.S.A., page 164.
    3. Isaac (probably), b. abt 1725; m. in Westerly, 1 Aug. 1751, Freelove Pendleton. They appear to be the ancestors of the distinguished Sheffield family of New Haven, Conn., and New York. Joseph Earl Sheffield of this family was the founder of the Sheffield Scientific School of YHale University.

1850 CENSUS - STONINGTON, NEW LONDON CO., CONN., by S.R. Wheeler, 23 Aug 1850,  Dwelling #19, Family #21.

Isaac married Freelove PENDLETON, daughter of Col. William PENDLETON Sr. and Lydia BURROWS, on 1 Aug 1751 in Westerly, Washington Co., Rhode Island. Freelove was born 30 Oct 1731 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. She died in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

PENDLETON GENEALOGY, page 91 & 92.
    The will of Col. Joseph-4 Pendleton shows that by her cousin, Sylvester-5 Pendleton, Freelove had a son Sylvester-6. b. 1748; m. Eunice Cobb.
    She afterwards married at Westerly, RI Capt. Isaac Sheffield (3rd). He d. 1797. The Probate records of Stonington show that on the 4th August in that year there "Appeared in this Court Isaac Sheffield & refused to take Letters of Administration on the Intestate Estate of his father, Capt. Isaac Sheffield, later of Stonington, dec. This Court hath appointed William Sheffield and Amos Sheffield Administration on the Intestate Estate of their father, Capt. Isaac Sheffield."
    In the division of his property, 20 April, 1799, receipts for 207P 11s. 4 1/2d. were given by Reuben and Deborah Cheseborough, Edward and Sarah Hancox, Isaac Sheffield, "eldest son of the dec'd," Samuel and Polly Breed, Zebulon and Freelove Hancox, Zebulon Hancox for children of his first wife, Lydia, and by William Sheffield for the "heirs of James Sheffield, fourth son of deceased" (Stonington Prob. Rec., vi, 228).

They had the following children:

  68 M i
Isaac SHEFFIELD 4th was born 10 Feb 1752 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Isaac married Wealthian GORTON on 10 Apr 1776 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 69 F ii Sarah SHEFFIELD was born 31 Aug 1754 and died 21 Aug 1802.
  70 M iii
William SHEFFIELD was born 1 Feb 1757 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 26 May 1809.
       
William married (1) Lucy Ann.
       
William also married (2) Elizabeth EELLS on 25 May 1783.
  71 F iv
Lydia SHEFFIELD was born 20 Apr 1759 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
       
Lydia married Zebulon HANCOX on 20 Apr 1777 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
  72 F v
Freelove SHEFFIELD was born 20 Jul 1761 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 9 Dec 1801.
       
Freelove married Zebulon HANCOX on 21 Feb 1790 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.
+ 73 F vi Mary SHEFFIELD was born 17 Feb 1764 and died 7 Nov 1848.
  74 M vii
Amos SHEFFIELD was born 11 May 1766 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. He died 5 Dec 1799 in Demerara.
       
Amos married Sarah GODDARD on 8 Jun 1788.
  75 M viii
James SHEFFIELD was born 4 Jun 1771 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut.

Stonington Vital Records lists James as Isaac wrongly.
       
James married Judith PENDLETON.
  76 F ix
Deborah SHEFFIELD was born 2 May 1777 in Stonington, New London Co., Connecticut. She died 10 Oct 1838.
       
Deborah married Reuben CHESEBROUGH on 13 Dec 1796 in Stonington, New London Co., CT.

59. Elizabeth SHEFFIELD (Isaac , Ichabod , Ichabod , Edmund ) was born 1 Oct 1728 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. She died after 1774 in Richmond, Berkshire Co., Massachusetts.

NEHGR: Jul 1923; pp 193-4.
NEHGR: Jan 1950; pp 3,4,9
    Elizabeth is one of the unlisted daughters of Capt. Isaac SHEFFIELD. (Circumstantial evidence, at best!)
ANTECENDENTS & DESCENDANTS OF GEORGE WELLS, Kemble STOUT; privately published 1974. found in the Joseph Smith Library, 10 Aug 1991.

Elizabeth married Edward WELLS, son of Edward WELLS and Elizabeth RANDALL, on 25 Dec 1749 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island. Edward was born 23 Feb 1726/1727 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

They had the following children:

  77 F i
Sarah WELLS was born 18 Nov 1750 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  78 F ii
Catherine WELLS was born 23 Oct 1752 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  79 M iii
Stephen WELLS was born 4 Apr 1754 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  80 M iv
Sheffield WELLS was born 23 Dec 1755 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  81 F v
Tacy WELLS was born 18 Sep 1757 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  82 F vi
Cynthia WELLS was born 22 Sep 1759 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  83 F vii
Fannie WELLS was born 19 Jan 1751 in Westerly, Kings Co., Rhode Island.
  84 M viii
Edward Sheffield WELLS was born 9 Jun 1765 in Hopkinton, Kings Co., Rhode Island.

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