Adelia Pettibone Sheldon

Female24 March 1834–20 February 1923

Brief Life History of Adelia Pettibone

When Adelia Pettibone Sheldon was born on 24 March 1834, in Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States, her father, John Sheldon, was 29 and her mother, Sarah Sally Chittenden, was 28. She married Dewitt Clinton Chittenden on 15 October 1856. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Smithfield Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1880 and Fayette Township, Fayette, Iowa, United States in 1900. She died on 20 February 1923, in Fayette, Fayette, Iowa, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Fayette, Fayette, Iowa, United States.

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Family Time Line

Dewitt Clinton Chittenden
Adelia Pettibone Sheldon
Marriage: 15 October 1856
Martha Amelia Chittenden
Mary Chittenden
May Emma Chittenden
Fred Sheldon Chittenden
Frank Ralph Chittenden

Sources (25)

  • Adelia P Chittendon in household of J H Chittendon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Adelia Pettibone Chittenden, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"
  • Adelia Peltihane in entry for Frank R Chittenden, "Iowa, Death Records, 1904-1951"

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  • Marriage
    15 October 1856
  • Children (5)

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    Siblings (12)

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    World Events (8)

    1836 · Remember the Alamo

    Age 2

    Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


    Age 20

    Historical Boundaries: 1854: Fayette, Iowa, United States


    Age 29

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name in most cases from Sheldon in Derbyshire, but sometimes from Sheldon in Warwickshire or Devon, or from Sheldon in Chippenham (Wiltshire). The Derbyshire place, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, probably takes its name from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + the placename Haddon, itself from Old English hǣth ‘heath’ + dūn ‘hill’. The Warwickshire and Wiltshire placenames probably derive from Old English scelf + dūn, while the Devon placename probably comes from Old English scelf + denu ‘valley’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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