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Thomas Sheldon[1, 2, 3, 4]

Male 1789 - 1871  (~ 81 years)

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  • Name Thomas Sheldon  [5, 6
    Born Nov 1789  Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1871  Point Pleasant, Hardin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Point Pleasant Cemetery, Pleasant Township, Hardin County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID P-108077056  SheldonTurner
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2011 

    Family 1 Huldah Tharp-Thorpe,   b. Abt 1792, Morris County, New Jersey? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Sep 1853, Holmes County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years) 
    Married 1810-1811  , Muskingum, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Asher I. Stillwell,   b. 31 Jul 1811, Morris County, New Jersey? Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1890, Holmes County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    +2. Catherine C. Sheldon,   b. 14 Jan 1812, Licking Co?. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1895, Point Pleasant Twp Hardin Co. Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
    +3. William Putnam Sheldon,   b. Jan 1815, Muskingum County Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 May 1902, Monroe Township, Coshocton County, Ohio. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 87 years)
    +4. Mary (Polly) N. Sheldon,   b. 1818, Ohio. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +5. Harriet Sheldon,   b. 4 Jun 1819, Licking Co?. Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1888, Hardin County Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
     6. Phoebe Ann Sheldon,   b. 1824, Ohio. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +7. Hester Jane Sheldon,   b. 1827, Ohio. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 Jul 1909, Hardin County Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    +8. Thomas Jefferson Sheldon,   b. 31 Aug 1828, Muskingum County Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Aug 1922, Eldora, Hardin County Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years)
    +9. Sarah Sheldon,   b. 1830, Ohio. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +10. Martha R. Sheldon,   b. 11 Feb 1832, Ohio. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +11. George Washington Sheldon,   b. 16 Jun 1834, , Holmes County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 May 1906, Hubbard, Hardin, Iowa, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
    +12. Susan M. Sheldon,   b. 18 Sep 1837 , Holmes County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Jun 1923, Palisade, Hitchcock, Nebraska, Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Rebecca Richardson,   b. 1813, Sugarcreek, Tuscarawas Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jul 1863, Knox County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years) 
    Married 1 Apr 1854  Knox, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
    +1. Isaac Putnam Sheldon,   b. 1855, Richland Twp Holmes Co., Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1908, Baldwin, Burleigh, North Dakota, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    Family ID F76  Group Sheet

  • Headstones
    Headstone of Thomas Sheldon Patriarch of the Family
    Headstone of Thomas Sheldon Patriarch of the Family

  • Notes 
    • Point Pleasant, IA Cemetery. Taken by Roy Sheldon, ggg grandson.
      New Jersey Rateables Kenn Stryker-Rodda
      1778-1780 page 94 Roxbury Township lists a Thomas Sheldon 30 acres, 1 horse 2 cows, 1 pig,
      1780 38 acres 0 horses 0 cows 0 pigs (could be relation).
      Asher Tharp is listed in same book on page 92.

      Thomas listed in 1850 Holmes County, Ohio census page 255 assets of $300.00. Son William listed below.

      Thomas J. and Huldah (Thorpe) Sheldon, both natives of New Jersey, where they were married. They settled in Ohio before the war of 1812, and the father entered the service from that state. They cleared up a timber farm in the wilderness. About 1831 they moved to Holmes county and opened up another timber farm and lived on it about eighteen years Thomas Sheldon Chris has marriage in New Jersey about 1812

      LAND: Ellen Thomas Berry & David A. Berry, "Early Ohio Settlers-Purchasers of
      land in East and East Central Ohio 1800-1840" (?, Genealogical Pub.,?) p. 258.

      Land Ohio: Thomas Sheldon from Blair, Elizabeth and James vol 13 page 558 have photocopy of article dated 1847 FHL film 043025 and photocopy of general index to deeds page 76
      Land records Ohio vol 12 page 611 Thomas Sheldon from Jonas Stanberry 40 acres

      VETERAN: WAR OF 1812-PRIVATE in Capt. Isaac Van Horne's 27th Regiment of
      Infantry commanded by Col. Croghan. Enlisted at Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH
      on or about 12 Sep 1813. Discharged at Detroit, MI on or about 12 Sep 1814
      (Possible service in McConnel's Regiment & DeLong's 1st Regiment, Ohio Militia
      per NARA microfilm of service cards.)

      MILITARY-LAND: BLW of Thomas Sheldon.
      HISTORY: Hardin County Historical Society, "Hardin County Iowa" (Dallas TX,
      Taylor Pub. Co., 1981)

      Have Copies Family group sheets of Patricia Hunt of Seattle, WA.
      Have Copy of deed from Newton Stilwell to Thomas Sheldon in Holmes County Ohio
      dated 10th of August 1853

      Source: 1828 Muskingum County Ohio Tax Duplicate
      Falls Twp Land and Houses
      Sheldon Thomas range 8 twp 1 Qr3 W side 123 acres
      Falls Twp Personal
      1 horse 2 cows
      Thomas and Huldah are also listed in the Muskingum County Official Roster of First Families formed in 1982.
      Family numbers are 150 and 151 year proved by Patricia Hunt. But has Thomas proved in year 1813 and Huldah in 1809

      Have land record certificate #10397 purchase from Jonas Stanbury august 15 1837
      New Jersey Rateables Kenn Stryker-Rodda

      SOURCE: Family group sheets of Patricia Hunt of Seattle, WA.
      Have Copy of deed from Newton Stilwell to Thomas Sheldon in Holmes County Ohio
      dated 10th of August 1853

      Paper were filed in 1825 regarding Guardianship of Asher(3) Tharp and Thomas Sheldon Guardian book A Page 40 Case 627 Muskingum County Guardian Records 1816-1830 Asher the father in law died 1826

      New Jersey 1793 militia enrollment

      The following was taken from the microfilmed handwritten transcribed registers of the militia enrollment for Burlington, Camden, Essex, Gloucester, Hunterdon, Middlesex, Monmouth, Morris, Sussex counties as found in the Joint Free Public Library of Morristown and Morris Twp.

      On November 30, 1792, a law was passed in the New Jersey State Legislature which was aimed at the reorganization of the New Jersey State Militia. One of the first requirements of the law was to have a statewide census taken of all eligible males between the ages of 18 and 45. The census was to determine manpower potential and to organize those listed into militia bodies. Exception being made to certain persons who have done Revolutionary War service or others previously enrolled in a state militia; these exemptions are often listed and herein enumerated. Exemption was also made by payment of a $3.00 yearly fee.

      [Assuming that no one was younger than 18 or older than 45, then everyone would have been born between 1748 and 1775.]

      The last page of this contains the following statement:

      This May certify that the above is a true Return made to me by Several Deputies in the County of Morris - - as witness my Hand this 28th Day of May 1793 Ellis Cook Commissioner
      George Shaver Pequanack
      Peter Shea Roxbury
      Thomas Sheldon Roxbury
      Loenard Shem Roxbury
      Abraham J. Shenk Morris
      Daniel Shiner Roxbury
      Jehial Stillwell Hanover
      John Stilts Roxbury
      William Stilwell Morris
      Baker Tharp Roxbury
      George Tharp Roxbury
      John Tharp Roxbury
      (Research):Thomas moved from Muskingum to Holmes County about 1830. Then to Hardin County Iowa after 1860. He appears in the 1860 Ohio census then in the 1870 Iowa Census. Rebecca Richardson Lohr 2nd wife died 1863 and was buried in Knox County in the workman cemetery in union township by first husband Henry Lohr who was Aleva's Father.

      From Roy Sheldon:
      Thomas SHELDON
      birth & death dates from Hardin Co. Cemetery Records
      War of 1812 destroyed many NJ records so he has not been able
      to be traced back further. Some say he came to OH with a brother, (an
      early census implies one in the enumeration), but no Sheldon brother
      has been found. There is a Thomas Sheldon listed in the 1793 NJ
      militia of Roxbury, Morris Co. (http://www.rootsweb.com/~njmorris/military/militia/militia-d.htm by rick Is he the father of Thomas Sheldon, born 1789?
      Or perhaps he was adopted, an orphan, etc. We don't know Thomas's
      origins. The name Putnam was used as a middle name for two of his
      children, Wm. Putnam & Isaac Putnam. Perhaps his mother was a Putnam,
      or married one, and he came to OH with a brother named Putnam. Rufus
      Putnam was a famous figure in OH history at the time, so that could
      account for the name, rather than a familial association. However, an
      I. Putnam did own land in Tiverton Twn., Coshocton Co. in 1872,
      according to an atlas of that date. Dr. Isaac Putnam (1824-1873) lived
      in Holmes and/or Coshocton Co., OH. His wife was Sarah Cunningham (d.
      1878) and they had at least two children: David E. (1857-1885) &
      Robert, an MD (1852-1933). I believe there is a connection with the
      Sheldon family. Thomas Sheldon (1789-1871) named a son born in 1855
      Isaac Putnam Sheldon. William Sheldon, one of Thomas's grown sons, a
      year later, named his newborn son William Putnam Sheldon (1856-1939).
      I'm not too sure how often people named their children after the
      doctor who delivered them, but there may be a closer family tie. There
      was a Wm. Putnam listed as living in Hanover Twp in the 1788 Census
      Index of Morris Co., NJ. The Tharps were from Morris Co., NJ. Perhaps
      Thomas's parents were from there too. From the Hardin Co., IA history
      (1911) entry on son TJ Sheldon: "His parents were Thomas J. and Huldah
      (Thorpe) Sheldon, both natives of New Jersey, where they were married.
      They settled in Ohio before the war of 1812, and the father entered
      the service from that state. They cleared up a timber farm in the
      wilderness. About 1831 they moved to Holmes county and opened up
      another timber farm and lived on it about eighteen years"
      (http://www.rootsweb.com/~iabiog/hardin/pp1911/pp1911_s.htm #Thomas
      Jefferson Sheldon). Pat Hunt has Huldah as a witness to a transfer
      from Asher to Moses Tharp on 28 Sep 1809 in Musk. Co. Wilmer Bechtel,
      Pat Hunt, & Chris Rumbaugh have done extensive work on the Sheldon
      lines. I am indebted to them for information, especially Wilmer's
      "Sheldon Family Tree" & Pat's charts.
      ----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Source: http://www.open.org/~rumcd/d0001/g0000000.htm#I121:
      Thomas Sheldon: VETERAN: WAR OF 1812-PRIVATE in Capt. Isaac Van
      Horne's 27th Regiment of Infantry commanded by Col. Croghan. Enlisted
      at Zanesville, Muskingum Co., OH on or about 12 Sep 1813. Discharged
      at Detroit, MI on or about 12 Sep 1814 (Possible service in McConnel's
      Regiment & DeLong's 1st Regiment, Ohio Militia per NARA microfilm of
      service cards.)
      Wife 1: Huldah THARP. The research of Wilmer Bechtel & Pat Hunt, et al
      has uncovered Huldah's origins in NJ. Huldah's father, Asher Tharp, served
      as a quartermaster sergeant in the NJ militia during the Revolutionary
      War. The Tharps lived in the Morristown, NJ area.
      Wife 2: Rebecca RICHARDSON LOHR: 2nd wife of Henry Lohr. Rebecca is
      buried in Workman Cem., Danville, OH, as Rebecca Lore, with 1st
      husband Henry Lore. Info from website:
      http://www.geocities.com/Heartland/Valley/5957/workman-l.html
      Her parents from Barbara Richardson: http://worldconnect.genealogy.
      rootsweb. com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=barbarar&id=I690

      New Jersey Census, 1772-1890
      about Thomas Sheldon
      Name: Thomas Sheldon
      State: NJ
      County: Morris County
      Township: Roxbury
      Year: 1793
      Record Type: June Tax List
      Database: NJ Tax Lists Index 1772-1822

      New Jersey Census, 1772-1890
      about Ivory Sheldon
      Name: Ivory Sheldon
      State: NJ
      County: Morris County
      Township: Hanover Township
      Year: 1812
      Record Type: October Tax List
      Page: 013
      Database: NJ Early Census Index

      New Jersey Census, 1772-1890
      about Jeremiah Sheldon
      Name: Jeremiah Sheldon
      State: NJ
      County: Morris County
      Township: Hanover Township
      Year: 1816
      Record Type: August Tax List
      Page: 015
      Database: NJ Tax Lists Index 1772-1822
    • 1837 Thomas Sheldon Land Deed
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=b7d7c17d-1135-4297-9f37-0437cf5e567f&tid=13204573&pid=-108077056
    • Speculation About Thomas Sheldon's Father's Name/Tharp Ties to Morris & Sussex, NJ Counties
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=db4f3a3d-4c11-4a99-912d-0eefdffea0c3&tid=13204573&pid=-108077056
    • Thomas Sheldon land deed
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=d90459b3-855e-453e-8b1d-19178994c1cc&tid=13204573&pid=-108077056
    • Thos. Sheldon (1789-1871) Marker
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=e3e2c5d4-84af-4917-8c67-8632dd0bbbd4&tid=13204573&pid=-108077056

  • Sources 
    1. [S1017492665] Early Ohio Settlers:; Purchasers of Land in East and East Central Ohio 1800-1840; 977.1 r22b, Ellen Thomas Berry & David A. Berry, (Genealogical Publishing Co; Baltimore, Maryland; 1989), page 258 (Reliability: 3).
      Shelden, Thomas (Z-M) 1836 June 6 HolmesCo Ohio (R) 09 (T)08 (S)21
      (Z-M) after a name designates that the purchase was completed in the Zanesville office for land located in the United States Military District
      Z indicates the transaction was made in theZanesville office

    2. [S1017492660] Muskingum County, Ohio Guardian Records 1816-1830, (Muskingum County Footprints Volume 2).

    3. [S1017492665] Early Ohio Settlers:; Purchasers of Land in East and East Central Ohio 1800-1840; 977.1 r22b, Ellen Thomas Berry & David A. Berry, (Genealogical Publishing Co; Baltimore, Maryland; 1989).

    4. [S1018088622] Ancestry Family Trees, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members.), Ancestry Family Trees.
      http://trees.ancestry.com/pt/AMTCitationRedir.aspx?tid=13204573&pid=-108077056

    5. [S1020819752] War of 1812 Service Records, Direct Data Capture, comp., (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999.Original data - National Archives and Records Administration. Index to the Compiled Military Service Records for the Volunteer Soldiers Who Served During the War of 1812. Washington, ).

    6. [S1036599208] U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2008.Original data - United States. Bureau of Land Management, General Land Office Records. Automated Records Project; Federal Land Patents, State Volumes. Springfield, Virginia: Bureau of).
      Residence date: Residence place: United States