Amey Sheldon

1754–30 March 1806 (Age 52)
Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America

The Life of Amey

When Amey Sheldon was born in 1754, in Exeter, Kings, Rhode Island, British Colonial America, her father, Roger Sheldon, was 44 and her mother, Giffe Sweet, was 32. She married John Lewis on 28 September 1777, in Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 5 daughters. She died on 30 March 1806, in South Killingly, Killingly, Windham, Connecticut, United States, at the age of 52.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis
1746–1833
Amey Sheldon
1754–1806
Marriage: 28 September 1777
Benjamin Lewis
1778–1856
John Lewis Jr.
1780–1816
Sabrianna Lewis
1782–1861
Susanna Lewis
1785–1808
Amey Lewis
1787–1814
Eason Lewis
1790–1846
Lydia Lewis
1791–1823
Malinda Lewis
1797–1825

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
28 September 1777
Exeter, Washington, Rhode Island, United States
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World Events (7)

1763 · First Synagogue in America

Age 9

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.
1772 · The Gaspee Affair

Age 18

On June 9, 1772, colonists that are angry with the trade restrictions that Britain put them under, board the HMS Gaspee and set it ablaze. This was the first act of violence against the British on the North American continent.
1776

Age 22

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

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)

  • Amy in entry for Susanna Lewis, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Amy in entry for John Lewis, "Rhode Island Births and Christenings, 1600-1914"
  • Amy Shelden, "Rhode Island Marriages, 1724-1916"

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