Ruth Sheldon

1782–
Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States

The Life of Ruth

When Ruth Sheldon was born about 1782, in Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, her father, Joseph Sheldon, was 32 and her mother, Ruth Harmon, was 31.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Sheldon
1750–1806
Ruth Harmon
1751–1827
Lydia Sheldon
1776–1811
Joseph Sheldon
1776–1857
Ruth Sheldon
1782–
Oliver Sheldon
1779–1861
Ruth Sheldon
1780–
Israel Sheldon
1784–1821
Anna Maria Sheldon
1787–1864
Rachael Sheldon
1790–
Silas Sheldon
1794–1881

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World Events (3)

1783 · A Free America

Age 1

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 4

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.
1791 · Vermont Becomes 14th State

Age 9

On March 4, 1791, Vermont became the 14th state.

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’).

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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