Biography of Jonathan Sheldon
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Sheldon, Jonathan, was a native of Massachusetts and an early settler in Otsego county, in the town of Burlington Flats. From this place he came to the old town of Barre (now Albion), locating at the point which was named for him, Sheldon's Corners, in 1823. Here he lived until his death, and during that time he was known as one of the most prosperous farmers and one of the most influential citizens in the town. His children were: Marshall, Jonathan D., Clymena, who married Abram Crittenden; Eliza, who married Mr. Lazalier; Berthier, who died at Detroit; Harriet, who married Joseph Wood and died in Cincinnati, Ohio; George, of Sing Sing, N. Y.; Abigail, who died at twelve, and two others who died in mfancy. Jonathan Dwight Sheldon was born in 1808, and, like his father, was one of the foremost farmers in the town. In 1835 he married Prudence Wells, who bore him these children: Helen, wife of Daniel Bennett, of Port Huron, Mich.; Kirk D., of Albion; Alice, who married Frank Potter, of Saginaw, Mich.; Delos D., of Lockport, and Cornelia, who died in infancy. Mr. Sheldon was originally a Whig and later a strong Republican. He never accepted public office, but was much interested in the schools of the town. He was a prominent member of the Presbyterian Church. He died at the old home farm in 1882. Sherman Wells was a native of Connecticut, a farmer in life by occupation, and became a settler in Barre in 1839. He died on his old farm in 1853. In his family were eight children, viz: Charlotte, Prudence, who married Jonathan D. Sheldon; Maria, who married Mr. Madison; Dudley, of Logansport, Ind.; Cornelia, who married William Loveland; Gideon, Parmelia, who married Henry Owen, and Roena, who married Emmet Eddy, of Sandwich, Ill.

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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