Lydia Sheldon

1776–1811 (Age 35)
Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States

The Life of Lydia

When Lydia Sheldon was born in 1776, in Suffield, Hartford, Connecticut, United States, her father, Joseph Sheldon, was 26 and her mother, Ruth Harmon, was 25. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with Derias Stoddard. She died on 25 September 1811, in Dorset, Dorset, Bennington, Vermont, United States, at the age of 35.

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Lydia Sheldon
1776–1811
Derias Stoddard
1774–
Joseph Stoddard
1807–
Anna Maria Stoddard
1811–

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World Events (8)

1776

Age 0

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

Age 5

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.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 10

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.

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.

Sources (1)

  • Lydia Stoddard, "Vermont Vital Records, 1760-1954"

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