Truty Augusta Sheldon

1827–1908 (Age 80)
Leverett, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Truty Augusta

When Truty Augusta Sheldon was born on 29 May 1827, in Leverett, Franklin, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Alva Sheldon, was 28 and her mother, Martha Woodard, was 33. She had at least 2 sons with Andrew Root Clark. She died in 1908, in Marion, Wayne, New York, United States, at the age of 81, and was buried in Ontario, Ontario, Wayne, New York, United States.

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Family Time Line

Truty Augusta Sheldon
Andrew Root Clark
Lyle Devine Clark
Ora Clark

Spouse & Children



Parents & Siblings

  • Alva Sheldon


  • Martha Woodard




  • Mary Maranda Sheldon


  • Martha Woodard Sheldon


  • Louisa Luciaann Sheldon


  • Asa Philander Sheldon


  • Henry Remembrance Sheldon


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World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 3

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 3

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 36

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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 (3)

  • Augusta Clark in household of Andrew Clark, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Augusta Clark in household of Ora N Clark, "New York State Census, 1905"
  • Trudy Augusty Sheldon, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"

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