Mary Sheldon

1752–
Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Mary

Mary Sheldon was born in 1752, in Salisbury, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States. She married Luther Landon on 2 September 1773. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter.

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Family Time Line

Luther Landon
1752–
Mary Sheldon
1752–
Marriage: 2 September 1773
Cynthia Landon
1776–1861
Luther Landon
1786–1872

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
2 September 1773
children

(2)

    Cynthia Landon

    Female1776–1861Female

    Male1786–1872Male

World Events (8)

1776

Age 24

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1781 · British Forces Capture Fort Griswold

Age 29

The capture of Fort Griswold was the final act of treason that Benedict Arnold committed. This would be a British victory. On the American side 85 were killed, 35 wounded and paroled, 28 taken prisoner, 13 escaped, and 1 twelve year old was captured and released.
1783 · A Free America

Age 31

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (2)

  • Mary Sheldon, "Connecticut, Vital Records, Prior to 1850"
  • Mary Shadon, "Connecticut Marriages, 1630-1997"

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