Biography of G. B. Sheldon
St Lawrence County, NY Biographies

Sheldon, G. B., Gonverneur, was born on the homestead in Gouverneur, August 24, 1827, he being one of twelve children of Timothy and Nancy (Bowen) Sheldon, The Bowen ancestry were natives of Pawtucket, R. I., as were also the Sheldons. Timothy, the father, came from Pawtucket to Oneida county when a boy with his father, James Sheldon, who came as agent of Brown's tract. He was a native of Pawtucket, born in 1776. The father, Timothy Sheldon, came to Gouverneur in early life and settled on the farm now owned by his descendants, when it was an unhroken wilderness. G. B. Sheldon was married in 1857 to Fedora Babcock, daughter of Perry Babcock, one of the first settlers in Gouverneur. They have one son, Leroy Sheldon, who was born August 25, 1865. After receiving the benefit of the schools of Gouverneur he went to Cornell in 1884 where he spent two years in a special course, including agriculture, dairying, soils, etc., since which time he has been engaged with his father in carrying on die dairy business. They have a line farm of nearly 400 acres and have a dairy of forty five cows, making butter exclusively the year around by the latest and most approved methods, using stesm power, seperator, etc., their enterprise proving successful to an uncommon degree. They also have a flock of eighty sheep of high grade, their horns being notable for their convenience and adaptability to the requirements of their business. Leroy G. was married in 1882 to Millicant Pope, danghter of George and Elizabeth (Soper) Pope, of Morristown. They have two children Lillian and Percy.

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