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Squire Sheldon
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Birth: Aug. 14, 1834
Cuyahoga County
Ohio, USA
Death: Oct. 1, 1879
Lake County
Illinois, USA

Squire married Mary Ann Hazen in Geauga County, Ohio on February 12, 1856. They moved to Avon Township in Lake County, Illinois around 1862 and produced eight children. An expert farmer, Squire was a fancier of raising fine breed of horse and hogs, in which he took great pride. Although he registered for the draft in Ohio in 1863, there is no record of military service.
Grandson Leo wrote one of the histories of the first settlers and towns in Avon Township, City of Rollins in 1918. He stated the Sheldon farm on Fourth Lake to be "a favorite spot for Native Americans to camp on their travels through the area." There is a family story that Squire had an affair with one of the Native American women. Squire died at age 45 leaving Mary Ann to operate the farm and boarding house they owned.
There is a Sheldon family relic on display at Memorial Hall in Deerfield, Mass. The hatchet marked "Old Indian House Door" is what remains from the raid when the French and Indians chopped through the door and killed or captured most of the Sheldon family on February 4, 1704. 
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  Mary Ann Hazen Sheldon Stroink (1835 - 1916)*
  Elnora Sheldon (1872 - 1882)*
*Calculated relationship
Avon Centre Cemetery
Lake County
Illinois, USA
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Record added: Sep 17, 2010
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Squire Sheldon
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