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Mary Sheldon

Female Abt 1767 - 1853  (~ 86 years)


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  • Name Mary Sheldon  [1, 2
    Born Abt 1767  [3
    Gender Female 
    Alternate death Aft 19 Feb 1812  [4
    Died 25 Feb 1853  Steubenville, Jefferson, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Person ID I23016  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of TWK
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2020 

    Father Joseph Sheldon,   b. Bef 13 Jul 1729,   d. 11 Mar 1794  (Age > 64 years) 
    Mother Sarah Collyer,   b. Bef 11 Aug 1736,   d. 21 Dec 1785  (Age > 49 years) 
    Married 16 Oct 1755  First Church, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Family ID F18211  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Roderick Sheldon,   b. 1755,   d. 8 Jan 1812, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 57 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Mary Sheldon,   b. 1802, Hartford, Hartford, Connecticut Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1843  (Age 41 years)
    Last Modified 25 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F13860  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Still in Hartford, she is identified as her late husband's executor in the Hartford Courant of 4 Mar 1812, page 4.

      Her death notice in the Hartford, Connecticut Christian Secretary for 18 Mar 1853, indexed in the Hale Collection (citation details below), says that she died 25 Feb 1853 in Steubenville, Ohio and calls her "Revolutionary War Widow of Roderick of Hartford." Her death in Steubenville was also mentioned in the Hartford Times on 19 Mar 1853.

      There is a Find a Grave entry for a Mary Sheldon with no dates at all, only the information that she was buried at Union Cemetery in Steubenville. (This is not the entry for her daughter Mary Sheldon McDowell.) Perhaps it refers to this Mary Sheldon, who did die in Steubenville. But this Mary died in 1853, and the cemetery's web site says it was founded in 1854.

  • Sources 
    1. [S182] Connecticut Deaths and Burials, 1772–1934, on familysearch.org.

    2. [S2254] Families of Early Hartford, Connecticut by Lucius Barnes Barbour. Baltimore: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1977.

    3. [S2235] Connecticut, Hale Collection of Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934, on ancestry.com.

    4. [S4407] Hartford Courant, 4 Mar 1812, page 4.