Biography of William P. Sheldon
Madison County, NY Biographies





Sheldon, William P., p. o. Hamilton, was a native of Oneida county, and a successful farmer and dealer in farm lands. In 1854 he bought and occupied a farm in Madison, on Howe's Hill. Ten or twelve years later he came to the Center and a little later located on Tyler street. His last years of life were passed in Hamilton, where he died. His wife was Mary A. Beebe, by whom he had ten children, six of whom are now living; they were Asa P., Augusta, William P., jr., Ida, Edwin B., Charles (formerly a professor in Colgate and who died a few years ago), Alice, Ada, W. Scott (of Co. D, 9th Regt., U. S. A.) and John J. Mr. Sheldon died June 5, 1881, and his wife June 30, 1890. William P. Sheldon was born May 16, 1849, and has lived in Madison since he was four years old. He came to his present farm near Hamilton in 1878, and in 1886 purchased the milk route previously owned by Charles Osborn. In Republican politics he takes an earnest interest and has held several town offices. He is a member of Hamilton Lodge No. 120, F. & A. M., of Cyrus Chapter R. A. M., of Tuscarora Lodge I. O. O. F., and of the A. O. U. W., all of Hamilton. On August 9, 1870, Mr. Sheldon married Alice Hamlin. They have no children.

FROM:
Our County and it's people
A Descriptive and Biographical Record of
Madison County, New York
Edited by: John E. Smith
The Boston History Co., Publishers 1890


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