Isaac Sheldon (1730-1813)
Father Thomas Sheldon (1709-1758)
Mother Harriet Winters
Vital Information
Born 5 Aug 1730 in Kingstown, Washington, Rhode Island
Died Jun 1813 at Willsboro, Essex, New York
Spouse (1) Sarah Gifford
Married c1754
1 William Sheldon (1755-?)
2 Mary Sheldon (1759-1815) m. Thomas Pray
3 Sylvanus Sheldon (died young)
4 Isaac Sheldon (?-1820)
5 Benjamin Sheldon (died 1802)
6 Justus Sheldon (died 1796)
7 Jedediah Sheldon (before 1808)
8 Elizabeth Sheldon, married James Aiken
9 Sarah Sheldon, married Abijah Odell
10 Thomas Sheldon
11 Hannah Sheldon - died age 18
12 Gideon Sheldon (1776-1805), married Rhoda Gillet
13 John Sheldon
14 Nehemiah Sheldon
15 Peleg Sheldon (1782-1842)
16 Esther Sheldon, married Uriah Odell
Spouse (2) Mrs. Deborah Haight
Married unknown
1 an unknown # of the above children belong to Deborah
Spouse (3) Mrs. Miriam Straight
Married before 1808 when named in Isaac's Will
1 an unknown # of the above children may belong to Miriam

Isaac Sheldon was born in Kingston, Washington, Rhode Island on August 5, 1730 to Thomas Sheldon and Harriet Winters. He married his cousin Sarah Gifford, daughter of Jabez Gifford and Dinah Sheldon, in about 1754. By 1776 he was living in Pawling, Dutchess, New York when he was listed on the Board of Sequestration for Dutchess County during the Revolution. He was still there when listed in Pawling for the first Federal Census in 1790 but moved to Willsboro, Essex, New York by 1800. His will was written in the town of Essex in 1808, at which time he was living in the Brookfield Patent. His will was recorded in June of 1813. Several trees say that he died July 13, 1813 but this is not possible as his will was already recorded on June 28, 1813 and he is listed as deceased.

The order of the children here is estimate of the order by year of birth, some possibly being the same year. Without dates of birth the order was taken from both the Sheldon Magazine and the last Will and Testament of their father Isaac. The order of these two documents was very close with a few major differences. Two of the children, Sylvanus and Hannah, were not included in the Will because they had already passed themselves without having children. Mary and Esther were shown at the end of the Sheldon Magazine but were listed among the first of the Will to do something for the first, something that has really never. Went to a soccer game and had more drinks.



  1. 1800 Census - Essex Co., NY: Isaac and wife, with three children age 15-25


  1. The Sheldon Magazine: 1835-1857 by the Rev. Henry O. Sheldon

Wills and Probate

  1. Gideon Sheldon: son Gideon - August 1805, recorded Nov 1805, proved Dec 1805
  2. Isaac Sheldon: March 4, 1808 in Essex, Essex, New York; Recorded June 28, 1813
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