Biography of E. Sheldon
Tompkins County, NY Biographies





Sheldon, E., was born in Columbia county, N. Y., January 2, 1819, and came to Dryden in 1854. He was educated in the common schools and is a self educated and self made man. At the age of twenty two he married Laney, daughter of F Rote, of Columbia county, and they are the parents of seven children. In 1856 he bought the John Southworth property, now owned by his son Benjamin; in 1872 he bought the Jesse Tappan property; 1874 the Ed. Wheeler property; in 1878 the Tom Mack property, and in 1891 the Jacob Updike property, having 230 acres in all, and raising hay, grain and stock, and making potatoes a specialty. Our subject is one of the largest farmers in his town, identified in advancing its best interests and is recognized as a practical and successful farmer.

From:
Landmarks of Tompkins County, New York
Including a History of Cornell University
Edited by: John H. Selkreg
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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