John Murdock Sheldon

13 March 1816–2 July 1883 (Age 67)
Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States

The Life of John Murdock

When John Murdock Sheldon was born on 13 March 1816, in Burlington, Chittenden, Vermont, United States, his father, Oliver Sheldon, was 37 and his mother, Phoebe Richardson, was 30. He married Phidilia Bostedo on 12 November 1841, in Jackson, Jackson, Michigan, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son. He lived in Michigan, United States in 1870. He died on 2 July 1883, in Eureka Township, Montcalm, Michigan, United States, at the age of 67, and was buried in Wolverton Plains Cemetery, Montcalm, Michigan, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Murdock Sheldon
1816–1883
Lydia Jane Gailer
1826–1906
Marriage: 20 March 1845
Edgar Oliver Sheldon
1845–1862
Fidelia Elizabeth Sheldon
1846–1854
Eliza Anna Sheldon
1848–1922
George William Sheldon
1850–1942
Cornelius Henry Sheldon
1853–1909
Edgar James Shelden
1861–1938

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
20 March 1845
Washtenaw, Michigan, United States
children

(6)

    Edgar Oliver Sheldon

    Male1845–1862Male

    Fidelia Elizabeth Sheldon

    Female1846–1854Female

    Eliza Anna Sheldon

    Female1848–1922Female

    George William Sheldon

    Male1850–1942Male

    Cornelius Henry Sheldon

    Male1853–1909Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(12)

+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 3

With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 4

The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
1834 · Vermont Anti-Slavery Society is Formed

Age 18

The Anti-Slavery Society of Vermont was established in 1834. 100 people from different towns were at the first meeting, with the intent to abolish slavery. 

Name Meaning

Anglo-Saxon: Scel, a shell, and dun, a mountain, a hill, meaning a shell hill

Sources (3)

  • John Sheldon, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John M Sheldon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John M Sheldon, "United States Census, 1860"

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