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  • Name George Washington Sheldon  [4, 5, 6, 7
    Born 16 Jun 1834  , Holmes County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Gender Male 
    Died 19 May 1906  Hubbard, Hardin, Iowa, USA 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-108077226  SheldonTurner
    Last Modified 14 Feb 2011 

    Father Thomas Sheldon,   b. Nov 1789, Morristown, Morris, New Jersey, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871, Point Pleasant, Hardin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 81 years) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Mother 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) 
    Relationship Natural 
    Married 1810-1811  , Muskingum, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F75  Group Sheet

    Family Aleva Sevilla Lohr,   b. 20 Jun 1834, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Dec 1914  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 4 Nov 1854  , Holmes County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Children 
     1. Melissa Ann Sheldon,   b. 1 Aug 1855, Ohio. USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. William Henry Sheldon,   b. 5 Oct 1857,   d. 1 Oct 1935  (Age 77 years)
     3. Loretta Jane Sheldon,   b. 18 Nov 1859,   d. 14 Mar 1933  (Age 73 years)
     4. Aleva Catherine Sheldon,   b. 23 Feb 1862,   d. 16 Aug 1863  (Age 1 years)
     5. George D Sheldon,   b. 18 Jun 1864, Iowa City, Wright, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Feb 1949, Radcliff, Hardin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 84 years)
    +6. Leonard Lee Sheldon,   b. 23 Sep 1866, Hubbard, Hardin County, Iowa Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jan 1947, Denver, Denver, Colorado Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     7. Ida May Sheldon,   b. 31 Jul 1870,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. John L. B. Sheldon,   b. 3 Sep 1872, Eldora, Hardin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1963, Eldora, Hardin, Iowa, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
     9. Thomas Leslie Sheldon,   b. 19 Apr 1875,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. Bertha Bell Sheldon,   b. 15 Apr 1881,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Family ID F1  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    George S. Sheldon home in Iowa
    George S. Sheldon home in Iowa


    Histories
    Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa
    Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa

  • Notes 
    • Listed in 1850 Holmes County, Ohio census page 255 directly below Lists William Sheldon with son of 5yrs George W. Sheldon
      Hardin County Historical Society, "Hardin County Iowa"
      Have copy of deed from George and Aleva in Iowa to Walter J. Secoy dated April 18 1859
      Have Copy of deed from DeWitt Atwater and Wife Susan to George Sheldon with Thomas J Sheldon as justice of Peace date 15 April 1858
      Have copy of Deed from John Potts and Elizabeth Jane dated May 21 1858
      Have Copy of Deed from L.O. Lowden and wife to George W Sheldon dated 22 March 1885. L.O. Lowden was father to Evelyn Delia who married Issac Putnam Sheldon George's and Aleva Half Brother.

      George W. Sheldon
      A man who possessed the respect and good will of all who knew him and was classed with the representative men of Hardin county, was the late George W. Sheldon, a man whom to know was to admire, for he led a most exemplary life and sought to do his full duty in all relations with his fellow men, being a man of honor, public spirit, charitable impulses and unswerving integrity and enterprise, consequently he is deserving of conspicuous mention in a history of his county along with other well known and worthy pioneers who did so much for the general upbuilding of the same.
      Mr. Sheldon was born in Holmes county, Ohio, June 16, 1834, and he was the son of Thomas Sheldon and wife, a complete sketch of whom is to be found under the caption of T. J. Sheldon(Brother), appearing on another page of this work.
      The subject attended the public schools in Ohio and he assisted with the general work about the home place until he was married, on November 4, 1854, to Aleva Sevilla Lohr, who was born in Holmes county, Ohio, June 20, 1834, the daughter of Henry and Eliza (Porter) Lohr, of the county mentioned above.
      The following children constitute the family of the subject, two of whom are of the first union: Melissa A. married Walter Race, of Eldora township, this county; William H., who is farming in South Dakota, married Ada Biglow; Loretta J. married Jerry Hayden, of Jackson township, this county; Aleva Catherine died young; George D. is a merchant at Ratcliffe, Iowa; Leonard Lee is farming near Trenton, Nebraska; Ida May married Ralph Glidden, and they live near Ratcliffe, Iowa; John L. is farming in Hardin county, Iowa; Thomas L. is also farming in this county; Bertha Belle is at home.
      It was about 1856 that Mr. Sheldon and his wife came to Hardin county, Iowa. They settled at Point Pleasant, Tipton township, when the country was new and undeveloped, and although they underwent many hardships and inconveniences, they persevered and succeeded. Later they bought a farm in Pleasant township and there they made their home until 1900, when they retired and moved to Hubbard, and there Mr. Sheldon lived until his death, on May 19, 1906. He had bought a neat and comfortable home there and had a small farm. His widow and daughter are living at Hubbard. He was very successful as a farmer and stock man and left a valuable estate to his family.
      Politically, Mr. Sheldon was a Democrat, but he was not a politician. He was a member of the Methodist church, as is also his widow. No family in the county is held in higher esteem than the Sheldons, they having been prominent here from the days of the first settlers



      U.S. Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles
      about George Sheldon

      Name: «tab»George Sheldon
      RESIDENCE: «tab»2nd Congressional District, Iowa
      Enlistment Date: «tab»17 Nov 1864
      Side Served: «tab»Union
      State Served: «tab»Iowa
      Service Record: «tab»Enlisted as a Private on 17 November 1864 at the age of 29.
      Enlisted in Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 17 Nov 1864.
      Mustered Out Company D, 9th Infantry Regiment Iowa on 18 Jul 1865 at Louisville, KY.
      Sources: «tab»71


      Source Citation: Side served: Union; State served: Iowa; Enlistment date: 17 Nov 1864..

      Source Information:
      Historical Data Systems, comp.. American Civil War Soldiers [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 1999. Original data: Data compiled by Historical Data Systems of Kingston, MA form the following list of works.

      Copyright 1997-2000
      Historical Data Systems, Inc.
      PO Box 35
      Duxbury.
      REGIMENT: «tab»9th Infantry Regiment Iowa
      Date of Organization: «tab»24 Sep 1861
      Muster Date: «tab»18 Jul 1865
      Regiment State: «tab»Iowa
      Regiment Type: «tab»Infantry
      Regiment Number: «tab»9th
      Officers Killed or Mortally Wounded: «tab»12
      Officers Died of Disease or Accident: «tab»2
      Enlisted Killed or Mortally Wounded: «tab»142
      Enlisted Died of Disease or Accident: «tab»230
      Regimental Soldiers and History: «tab»List of Soldiers

      Regimental History
      Ninth Infantry IOWA
      (3 years)


      Ninth Infantry. Cols., William Vandever, David Carskaddon;
      Lieut.-Cols., Frank G. Herron William H. Coyle, Alonzo
      Abernethy; Majs., William H. Coyle, Don A. Carpenter, George
      Granger, Alonzo Abernethy, Joseph G. Inman. This regiment was
      organized in July and Aug. 1861, and was mustered in at
      Dubuque Sept. 24. A few days later the regiment proceeded to
      Benton barracks, St. Louis, and remained until the middle of
      October, when it was assigned to railroad guard duty from
      Franklin to Rolla, in which it remained until Jan. 22, 1862.
      It then joined the Army of the Southwest, and was assigned to
      the 2nd brigade, 4th division, Col. E. A. Carr commanding.
      The regiment was engaged at Sugar creek where its division
      drove before it a force three times as strong in numbers as
      its own. On March 4 Col. Vandever was sent to Huntsville with
      a detachment, consisting of a picked portion of the 2nd
      brigade, of which he was then in command, including part of
      his regiment, and on his arrival was informed that the enemy
      under Price and McCulloch, was approaching in great force. A
      courier arrived during the night, confirming the report and
      ordering him to join the command at Pea Ridge, whither the
      army was hastening. A determined march of 14 hours, through
      snow, over streams and in mud brought the little command to
      Pea Ridge -- 41 miles of as fine a movement as history records
      and it took part in a pitched battle of two days without
      opportunity to recuperate. Lieut.-Col. Herron was captured, the
      major and adjutant were disabled, and its colonel was commanding
      a brigade. It lost nearly 200 in killed and wounded. On the
      following day, despite its lack of officers it maintained its
      record and received the greatest praise. It moved with the army
      through part of Missouri and Arkansas, went into camp at Helena,
      where it remained for five months, and as a part of Thayer's
      brigade, Steele's division, was under fire at Chickasaw bayou
      but not actively engaged. It began the new year by taking part
      in the campaign against Arkansas Post and moved from there to
      Young's Point near Vicksburg. Col. Vandever was appointed
      brigadier-general and Capt. Carskaddon was commissioned colonel.
      On May 2 the regiment started for Grand Gulf. It took part in
      the battle of Jackson and on the 18th reached Vicksburg. The
      next day it lost a number of men in an assault on the enemy's
      works and on the 22nd lost nearly 100 in killed and wounded in a
      second assault. Immediately after the capitulation of the city
      the regiment moved on Jackson, and after the evacuation of that
      city went into camp near the Big Black River. On Sept. 22 it
      proceeded to Vicksburg, took a steamer to Memphis and moved from
      there to Corinth by rail. After repairing the railroad at that
      place and having a skirmish with Forrest's forces, it moved to
      Chattanooga, reached the base of Lookout mountain on the morning
      of Nov. 23, and took part in the "battle above the clouds" the
      following day. It joined in the pursuit following the battle of
      Missionary ridge as far as Ringgold and went into winter
      quarters at Woodville, Ala. Enough men reenlisted to constitute
      a veteran regiment and they were given a furlough home in Feb.
      1864, but returned to Woodville in March with many recruits.
      The regiment moved to Chattanooga and joined Sherman's army for
      the Atlanta movement. It was engaged at Resaca, Dallas, New
      Hope Church, Big Shanty, Kennesaw Mountain, the Chattahoochee
      River, Decatur, Atlanta, Jonesboro and Lovejoy's Station. After
      the evacuation of Atlanta it went into camp, but was sent in
      pursuit of Hood in October. Soon after this the non-veterans
      were mustered out and the regiment took up the march for
      Savannah. From there it moved by steamer to Beaufort, S. C., at
      which point Col. Carskaddon was mustered out, his term of
      service having expired. Maj. Alonzo Abernethy, who had been
      promoted from a captaincy on the death of Maj. Granger, took
      command. It participated in the capture of Columbia and in
      various minor affairs, was in the grand review at Washington and
      was mustered out at Louisville July 18, 1865.

      Source: The Union Army, vol. 4

      Battles Fought
      Fought on 7 Mar 1862 at Pea Ridge, AR.
      Fought on 4 Oct 1862 at Corinth, MS.
      Fought on 28 Dec 1862 at Chickasaw Bluffs, MS.
      Fought on 29 Dec 1862 at Chickasaw Bluffs, MS.
      Fought on 1 Jan 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 19 Mar 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 2 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 16 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 18 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 19 May 1863 at Walnut Hills, MS.
      Fought on 19 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 20 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 21 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 22 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 23 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 27 May 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 5 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 7 Jun 1863 at Walnut Hills, MS.
      Fought on 7 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 18 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 30 Jun 1863 at Vicksburg, MS.
      Fought on 19 Jul 1863 at Brandon, MS.
      Fought on 25 Oct 1863 at Tuscumbia, AL.
      Fought on 29 Oct 1863 at Cherokee, AL.
      Fought on 24 Nov 1863 at Lookout Mountain, TN.
      Fought on 25 Nov 1863 at Missionary Ridge, TN.
      Fought on 27 Nov 1863 at Taylor's Ridge, GA.
      Fought on 27 Nov 1863 at Ringgold, GA.
      Fought on 13 Feb 1864 at Claysville, AL.
      Fought on 14 Mar 1864 at Claysville, AL.
      Fought on 13 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
      Fought on 14 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
      Fought on 15 May 1864 at Resaca, GA.
      Fought on 27 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
      Fought on 28 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
      Fought on 30 May 1864 at Dallas, GA.
      Fought on 12 Jun 1864 at Kingston, GA.
      Fought on 13 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
      Fought on 14 Jun 1864 at Big Shanty, GA.
      Fought on 16 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
      Fought on 16 Jun 1864 at Big Shanty, GA.
      Fought on 17 Jun 1864 at Big Shanty, GA.
      Fought on 23 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
      Fought on 27 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
      Fought on 28 Jun 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
      Fought on 2 Jul 1864 at Kenesaw Mountain, GA.
      Fought on 22 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 28 Jul 1864 at Ezra Church, GA.
      Fought on 28 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 29 Jul 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 6 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 8 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 17 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 18 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 19 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 22 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 24 Aug 1864.
      Fought on 26 Aug 1864 at Atlanta, GA.
      Fought on 31 Aug 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
      Fought on 1 Sep 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
      Fought on 2 Sep 1864 at Lovejoy Station, GA.
      Fought on 3 Sep 1864 at Lovejoy Station, GA.
      Fought on 3 Sep 1864 at Jonesboro, GA.
      Fought on 14 Oct 1864 at Claysville, AL.
      Fought on 22 Nov 1864 at Georgia.
      Fought on 27 Nov 1864 at Ringgold, GA.
      Fought on 17 Feb 1865 at Columbia, SC.
      Fought on 26 Feb 1865 at Lynch Creek, SC.
      Fought on 28 Feb 1865 at Lynch Creek, SC.
      Fought on 6 Mar 1865 at Cheraw, NC.
      Fought on 8 Mar 1865 at Kinston, NC.
      Fought on 21 Mar 1865 at Bentonville, NC.
      Fought on 13 Apr 1865 at Raleigh, NC.
      (Research):1850 Pioneer Farm


      The split rail fence, wheat field, rooting pigs and log house represent a four-year-old farm, established when Iowa became a state in 1846. The farm site is in transition between subsistence agriculture (producing enough for the family to survive) and becoming a profit-making farm. Most farms in 1850 averaged 160 acres in size, with farmers cultivating anywhere from 25 to 40 acres. Corn, wheat and potatoes were the three major crops in 1850. Most farmers used their corn crop to feed the pigs that were then sold for profit. Wheat and hogs were cash crops for farmers, and potatoes were a staple with nearly every meal and lasted throughout the winter.

      Until pioneer families earned enough money to purchase modern 1850 technology, they relied on older farming methods. For example, women prepared food over an open fire even though wood-burning cookstoves were available. Many families settling in Iowa did not bring wood burning cookstoves because there was no room in their wagon. As a result, families had to relearn how to cook over open hearths. Baking was done using hot coals from the fire and covered cast iron pots. Hot coals were placed under the pot and on top of the lid to create enough heat to bake foods like bread and pies. The majority of people who settled in Iowa in the 1840s and 1850s came from the Eastern United States, and were eager to build a multi-room dwelling like they had lived in before coming west. Log houses were temporary structures that the pioneers improved or replaced once the farm was established.

      Pioneer families relied on poultry for three major purposes: meat, eggs, and money. Most pioneers who raised pigs built a smokehouse to help preserve the pork. In 1850, barns were of less significance to the farm than in later years. Pioneers used barns to store tools and some crops, rather than to house animals. The big barns that are associated with modern farms were not built in Iowa until the 1870s.
      (Medical):This gets really strange. George's father Thomas married Aleva's stepmother Rebecca and had a son Issac. Issac would be George's half brother and Aleva's stepbrother and by marriage her brother in law.
    • George W. Sheldon
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=96fc6fa1-9af1-450b-8320-0d623520e45d&tid=13204573&pid=-108077226
    • George Sheldon Family
      http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=0f056100-5190-4f75-857e-1af70a4297b2&tid=13204573&pid=-108077226

  • Sources 
    1. [S1017492636] Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa, by William J. Moir, (Past and Present of Hardin County, Iowa; ed. by William J. Moir. Indianapolis: B. F. Bowen, 1911.).

    2. [S1017492645] Iowa 1850 Pioneer Farms, (http://www.lhf.org/cgi-bin/gygsite.pl?2~0; Sept 26 2006).

    3. [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=-108077226

    4. [S1017750679] 1870 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2003.Original data - 1870. United States. Ninth Census of the United States, 1870. Washington, D.C. National Archives and Records Administration. M593, RG29, 1,761 rolls.Minnesota. Minnesota), Year: 1870; Census Place: Tipton, Hardin, Iowa; Roll: M593_394; Page: 500; Image: 515..
      Birth date: abt 1834Birth place: OhioResidence date: 1870Residence place: Tipton, Hardin, Iowa

    5. [S1018994860] 1850 United States Federal Census, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data - Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the Ce), Year: 1850; Census Place: Richland, Holmes, Ohio; Roll: M432_696; Page: 254; Image: 344..
      Birth date: abt 1834Birth place: OhioResidence date: 1850Residence place: Richland, Holmes, Ohio

    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

    7. [S-2072705542] U.S., Indexed County Land Ownership Maps, 1860-1918, Ancestry.com, (Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010.Original data - Various publishers of County Land Ownership Atlases. Microfilmed by the Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.Original data: Various publishers of County Land Ownership).
      Residence date: 1875Residence place: Hardin, Iowa

    8. [S1017492672] Holmes County Marriage Books; FHL #0477144.