Biography of Joseph Sheldon
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Sheldon, Joseph, was born in Duchess county in 1744, and died in 1836, aged ninety two years. He was, with his brother in law, the first purchasers of the Gilliland Tract of 2,000 acres, where he settled in 1784. His wife, Ruth, was born in 1732, and died in 1852, aged ninety years. Edmund Sheldon, son of Joseph, was born in Duchess county Feb. 23, 1869, died Aug. 22, 1850, aged eighty one years. His wife, Mary Ann Haight, was born in Duchess county, June 30, 1791, settled here in 1795, and died in 1880, aged ninety nine years, seven months and twenty fire days. Charles, son of William, was born in Willsborough in 1819, died June 8, 1871, aged fifty four years. He engaged in the mercantile business in 1846, was appointed postmaster in 1849 and again in 1861. which office he held to his death in 1871, since which time his wife has held the position. They had four children: Frank H. of Denver. Col.; Fred C. (deceased); Cora M.: and Arthur P., who was born Feb. 18, 1864, and is now a druggist and deputy postmaster of Willsborough.

From:
History of Essex County
with illustrations and biographical sketches
of some of its prominent men and pioneers.
Edited by: H. P. Smith
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1885


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