Ruth Sheldon

20 October 1761–20 May 1848 (Age 86)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Sheldon was born on 20 October 1761, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Daniel Sheldon, was 45 and her mother, Mary Harmon, was 43. She married Preserved Greenman on 23 January 1775. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 20 May 1848, in Darien, Genesee, New York, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Darien, Genesee, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Preserved Greenman
Ruth Sheldon
Marriage: 23 January 1775
Horace Whitfield Greenman
Daniel Greenman
Esther Arena Greenman
Enos Greenman
Chloe Greenman
Adah Greenman

Spouse and Children

23 January 1775


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World Events (8)


Age 15

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

Age 15

New York is the 11th state.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 25

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

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)

  • Ruth Sheldon, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Ruth Sheldon Greenman, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Ruth, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"

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