Israel Bates Sheldon

4 June 1815–
Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Israel Bates

When Israel Bates Sheldon was born on 4 June 1815, in Southampton, Hampshire, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Schuyler Sheldon, was 31 and his mother, Polly Strong, was 24. He married Elizabeth Nancy Bates on 9 October 1839, in Trumbull, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Atwater Township, Portage, Ohio, United States in 1860.

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Israel Bates Sheldon
Elizabeth Nancy Bates
Marriage: 9 October 1839
Arthur Bates Sheldon
Elizabeth Rowe Sheldon
Henry Beecher Sheldon

Spouse and Children

9 October 1839
Trumbull, Ashtabula, Ohio, United States


    Arthur Bates Sheldon


    Elizabeth Rowe Sheldon



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World Events (8)

1819 · Panic! of 1819

Age 4

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. 
1836 · Kirtland Temple Dedicated

Age 21

On March 27, 1836, the Kirtland Temple was dedicated.

Age 31

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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)

  • J B Sheldon, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Israel B Sheldon, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Israil Sheldon in entry for Arthur Bates Sheldon, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

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