Olive Field

1753–28 February 1814 (Age 61)
Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Olive

When Olive Field was born in 1753, in Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Aaron Field, was 32 and her mother, Eunice Frary, was 32. She married Reuben Sheldon about 1773, in Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 28 February 1814, in Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Beaver Meadow Cemetery, Leyden, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States.

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Reuben Sheldon
Olive Field
Marriage: about 1773
Horace Sheldon
Soloman Shelden
Socrates Sheldon
Orra Sheldon
Mandana Sheldon
Reuben Sheldon
Olive Polly Sheldon
Alva Sheldon

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about 1773
Bernardston, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States


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World Events (6)


Age 23

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 23

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 33

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived on land which had been cleared of forest, but not brought into cultivation, from Old English feld ‘pasture’, ‘open country’, as opposed on the one hand to æcer ‘cultivated soil’, ‘enclosed land’ ( see Acker ) and on the other to weald ‘wooded land’, ‘forest’ ( see Wald ).2 Possibly also Scottish or Irish: reduced form of McField ( see Mcphail ).3 Jewish (American): Americanized and shortened form of any of the many Jewish surnames containing Feld.

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

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Sources (3)

  • Olive Sheldon in entry for Salmon Sheldon, "Massachusetts, Deaths, 1841-1915"
  • Olive Sheldon, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Olive Field, 'Geni World Family Tree' on MyHeritage

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