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Culture:American (probably)
Date Made:mid 19th century
Type:Textile Working Tool
Place Made:United States (probably)
Accession Number:  HD 68.129
Credit Line:Gift of Mrs. Rosalie B. Greene

Silver thimble engraved with the initial "S" for Martha Eliza Sheldon (1818-1862). The thimble belonged to Martha Eliza Sheldon (1818-1862), the daughter of Socrates Sheldon (1784-1840),, son of Reuben Allen (b.1749) and a miller of many years at the "Meadow Mill" after 1822, who was descended from various Sheldons of Deerfield, Bernardston, and Leydon. Her mother was Experience Allen (b.1783) of Leyden, Mass. Martha married Alonzo Bates (1821-1903) of Deerfield in 1844, and they lived in South Deerfield.

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