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 29. 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.
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’.
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