Maria Sheldon

18 December 1798–2 March 1879 (Age 80)
Rupert, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Maria

When Maria Sheldon was born on 18 December 1798, in Rupert, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Seth Phelps Sheldon, was 36 and her mother, Rhoda Pomeroy, was 25. She married Harvey Sykes on 30 March 1825, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 2 March 1879, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States.

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Harvey Sykes
Maria Sheldon
Marriage: 30 March 1825
Mary A. Sykes
Seth Phelps Sykes
William Harvey Sykes
Dwight Sykes
Leroy Sykes
Helen Elizabeth Sykes

Spouse and Children

30 March 1825
Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States


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World Events (7)

1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 2

While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.

Age 5

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.
1820 · Making States Equal

Age 22

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.

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)

  • Maria Sykes in household of Dwight Sykes, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hannah Sykes in household of Harvey Sykes, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Marier Sykes in household of Harvey Sykes, "United States Census, 1860"

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