Silas Sheldon

29 October 1749–13 February 1840 (Age 90)
Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Silas

When Silas Sheldon was born on 29 October 1749, in Northampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, his father, Israel Sheldon, was 34 and his mother, Naomi Warner, was 30. He married Elizabeth Bates on 20 November 1772, in Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. He lived in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America in 1749. He died on 13 February 1840, at the age of 90, and was buried in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States.

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Silas Sheldon
1749–1840
Jerusha Clark
1775–1854
Marriage: 29 April 1829

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
29 April 1829
Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

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World Events (6)

1776

Age 27

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1776 · The Declaration to the King

Age 27

"""At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

Age 51

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.

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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  • Silas Sheldon, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Silas Sheldon, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"
  • Silas Shelden, "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001"

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