Adelia Pettibone Sheldon

24 March 1834–20 February 1923 (Age 88)
Hopkinton, St. Lawrence, New York, United States

The Life 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 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.

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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

Spouse and Children

15 October 1856


Parents and Siblings


    Sarah Sally Chittenden




    Mary Sheldon


    Susan Sheldon


    John Sheldon


    Carrie Sheldon



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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 12

Iowa is the 29th state.

Age 29

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

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of the various places so called. The main source is probably the one in Derbyshire, recorded in Domesday Book as Scelhadun, formed by the addition of the Old English distinguishing term scylf ‘shelf’ to the place name Haddon (from Old English hǣð ‘heath(er)’ + dūn ‘hill’). There are also places called Sheldon in Devon (from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + denu ‘valley’) and Birmingham (from Old English scylf + dūn ‘hill’).

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

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Sources (3)

  • Adelia P Chittenden in household of Dewitt C Chittenden, "United States Census, 1900"
  • Adelia P Chittenden in household of Dewitt C Chittenden, "United States Census, 1910"
  • A P Chittenden in household of D W Chittenden, "United States Census, 1880"

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