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Deerfield in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

John Sheldon and Hannah Stebbins

 
 
John Sheldon and Hannah Stebbins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 17, 2019
1. John Sheldon and Hannah Stebbins Marker
Inscription.  
John Sheldon 1658 - 1733
Hannah Stebbins 1664 – 1704

Married Nov 5 1679

The Home Of John Sheldon Was On This Lot
Here Feb 29 1704 His Wife And One Child Were Killed
And Four Children Were Taken Captive
By The French And Indians

John Sheldon Was A Permanent Settler 1682
Member Of The First Board Of Selectmen
Deacon Of The First Church
Ensign Of The First Military Company
A Leader In Civil Affairs
Guide In A Political Crisis
Envoy For The Redemption Of Captives In Canada Dec 1704
Ambassador For The Exchange Of Prisoners Jan 1706
Legar At Quebec 1707

The Three Journeys Were Overland Through
The Wilderness Once Again In 1714
Captain Sheldon Then Of Connecticut
Was Secured By Our Government On A
Fourth Mission.

This Homestead Is Presented To The
Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association
To Be Forever Kept In Memory Of
The Eminent Services Of John Sheldon
And The Scene Where His Great Life
Tragedy Was Enacted

To Mark This Historic Ground
John Sheldon and Hannah Stebbins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Brandon D Cross, September 17, 2019
2. John Sheldon and Hannah Stebbins Marker

The Association Places This Tablet
AD 1910

 
Erected 1910 by Pocumtuck Valley Memorial Association.
 
Location. 42° 32.759′ N, 72° 36.286′ W. Marker is in Deerfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Old Main St 0.1 miles north of Albany Rd when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Deerfield MA 01342, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Indian House (within shouting distance of this marker); Deerfield Massacre (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Deerfield Village (within shouting distance of this marker); Quinton Stockwell/ Abigail Bullard Stockwell (within shouting distance of this marker); Rev. Samuel Mather M.A. (within shouting distance of this marker); Deerfield Civil War Monument (within shouting distance of this marker); Home of Joseph Stebbins (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Stebbins Home Lot (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Deerfield.
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismSettlements & SettlersWars, US Indian
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on December 26, 2019. This page originally submitted on December 25, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. This page has been viewed 42 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 25, 2019, by Brandon D Cross of Flagler Beach, Florida. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.
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