Jacob Sheldon

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

The Life 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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Family Time Line

Jacob Sheldon
1754–1821
Mary Smith
1753–1814
Marriage: 26 August 1779
Sylvester Sheldon
1780–1861
Cephas S. Sheldon
1783–1837
Mary Sheldon
1789–1857
Jacob Sheldon
1790–1860
Daniel Sheldon
1794–1868
John Sheldon
1796–1814
Enos Sheldon
1800–1885

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
26 August 1779
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States
children

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

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World Events (6)

1776

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.
1789

Age 35

George Washington elected first president of United States.

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)

  • Jacob Sheldon, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jacob Sheldon, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Jacob Sheldon in entry for Mary Smith, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"

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