Biography of Sheldon H. Handy
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Handy, Sheldon H., is a son of Thomas Handy, born in Montgomery county in 1794, who was drowned at the canal bridge disaster, at Albion. He married Ruth Tefft, a native of Onondaga county, who died in 1878, aged seventy five years. Their children were: Harriet, born in 1819; George, born in 1821 ; James, born 1823; Sheldon H., our subject, born in Yates November 18, 1826; Renech N., born in 1828; Harry E., born in 1830; Milo, born in 1832; Lavancha, born in 1834. Sheldon married in Yates, November 20, 1850, Candace R. Heath, born in Barre February 16, 1826, and their children are: Frank W., born July 9, 1852, married Nettie L. Johnson, deceased; George G., born June 20, 1855, died March 9, 1859; Burrell M., born June 6, 1859, died September 18, 1863. The father of Mrs. Candace Handy was Zebediah Heath, born in Vermont December 8, 1785, died February 26, 1857. He married Isabel Henry, born in New Hampshire February 19, 1791, and died April 14, 1861.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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