Daniel Shedd Genealogy
Ancestry and Descendants of Daniel Shed of Braintree, Massachusetts
By Frank E. Shedd
Published for the Shedd Family Association
Boston, 1921 Page 206 - 207
Joel 5 Shed (49. Dea. Jacob 4, Dea. Nathan 3, Nathan 2, Daniel 1), born in Tewksbury, Mass., 16 Feb. 1760; when seventeen years of age joined the American army in the Revolution. His first recorded service was from 29 Sept. to 21 Oct. 1777 in Capt. Edward Farmer's company, Col. Jonathan Reed's regiment which marched to Saratoga to assist the Continental Army under Gen. Gates in capturing Gen. Burgoyne's army. He also enlisted 24 June 1778 Capt. Joseph Boynton's company, Col. Nathaniel Wade's regiment, and served until 1 Jan. 1779 at East Greenwich, R. I., as appears by various rolls during that period, in one of which dated 17 Sept. 1778 he was reported sick in hospital. (Massachusetts Soldiers and Sailors in the Revolution, vol. 14, p. 91.) From the United States Pension Rolls it appears that Joel Shed of Middlesex County, Mass., aged seventy-four years, was granted a pension of $41.33 per year on 29 June 1833, retroactive from 4 Mar. 1831, for Revolutionary service in the Massachusetts Militia. He always resided in Tewksbury where he is enrolled in the United States Census in 1790 as head of a family of one male over sixteen years, two males under sixteen years, two males under sixteen years and three females. In the United States Pension Census of 1 June in 1840 he is listed as residing in Tewksbury, aged eighty-one years. He died there of old age in 1841.
BURIAL: Joel Shedd in the U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Name: Joel Shedd
Birth Date: 16 Feb 1760
Birth Place: Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Death Date: 1841
Death Place: Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Cemetery: Tewksbury Cemetery
Burial or Cremation Place: Tewksbury, Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States of America
Has Bio?: Y
Spouse: Dolly Shedd
Peter F Shedd
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.
Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi.
MILITARY: Joel Shedd in the U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900
Name: Joel Shedd
Pension Year: 1833
Application State: Massachusetts
Applicant Designation: Widow's Pension Application File
Second Applicant Name: Dolly Shed
Second Applicant Pension Year: 1844
Second Applicant Application State: Massachusetts
Archive Publication Number: M804
Archive Roll Number: 2165
Total Pages in Packet: 43
Source Information: Ancestry.com. U.S., Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files, 1800-1900 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.
Original data: Revolutionary War Pension and Bounty-Land Warrant Application Files (NARA microfilm publication M804, 2,670 rolls). Records of the Department of Veterans Affairs, Record Group 15. National Archives, Washington, D.C.