Jacob Sheldon

24 March 1754–1 August 1821 (Age 67)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life Summary of Jacob

When Jacob Sheldon was born on 24 March 1754, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, his father, Daniel Sheldon, was 38 and his mother, Mary Harmon, was 36. He married Mary Smith on 26 August 1779, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 1 daughter. He died on 1 August 1821, in Brutus, Cayuga, New York, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Weedsport, Brutus, Cayuga, New York, United States.

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Jacob Sheldon
Mary Smith
Marriage: 26 August 1779
Sylvester Sheldon
Cephas S. Sheldon
Mary Sheldon
Jacob Sheldon
Daniel Sheldon
John Sheldon
Enos Sheldon

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  • Marriage
    26 August 1779Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
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    World Events (6)

    Age 22
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold
    Age 27
    The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
    Age 35
    George Washington elected first president of United States.

    Name Meaning

    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’.

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

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    Sources (28)

    • Jacob Sheldon in entry for Mary Sheldon, "Connecticut, Births and Christenings, 1649-1906"
    • Jacob in entry for John, "Connecticut Marriages, 1640-1939"
    • Jacob Sheldon, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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