Rev George Sheldon

11 October 1757–1840 (Age 82)
South Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of George

When Rev George Sheldon was born on 11 October 1757, in South Kingstown, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, his father, Jonathan Sheldon, was 39 and his mother, Elizabeth Webb, was 33. He married Lucy Niles in 1779, in Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. He registered for military service in 1777. He died in 1840, in Ripley, Indiana, United States, at the age of 83, and was buried in Moores Hill, Sparta Township, Dearborn, Indiana, United States.

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Family Time Line

Rev George Sheldon
1757–1840
Lucy Niles
1756–1836
Marriage: 1779
George Niles Sheldon
1778–1857
Palmer Sheldon
1780–1844
Lucy Sheldon
1782–
Desire "Kezia" Sheldon
1784–
Elizabeth Sheldon
1786–1830
Ichabod Sheldon
1789–1854
Abigail Sheldon
1790–
Paul Sheldon
1793–

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
1779
Stephentown, Rensselaer, New York, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (8)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 6

The first Jewish Synagogue in America was built in Newport, Rhode Island in 1763. It still stands today, making it the oldest synagogue in the United States.
1776

Age 19

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · The First Constitution

Age 24

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.

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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  • George Sheldon, "Rhode Island, Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"

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