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Susan M. Sheldon Atwater
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Birth: Sep. 18, 1837
Holmes County
Ohio, USA
Death: Jun. 4, 1923
Hitchcock County
Nebraska, USA

Daughter and youngest child of Thomas Sheldon (1789-1871) and Huldah Tharp (1790-1853), Susan married DeWitt Clinton Atwater (1819-1879), a physician, on 17 Aug 1856 in Hardin Co., Iowa, and later moved to Nebraska and then to Washington Co. and Cloud Co., Kansas. Children include Aurelia Jane Atwater Bagwell (1857-1919), Evaline Atwater Howard (1859-1878), Florence Atwater McGeorge (1861-1945), Juliet Ellen Atwater (1863-1874), Susan Matilda Atwater (1865-1870), Douglas Stephen Atwater (1867-1948), Lucy Brown Atwater Titterington Gossett Wilmot (1869-1951), Anna Belinda Atwater (b. 1871), Laura Atwater Cox (1872-1941), and Ulysses Grant Atwater (1879-1964). After DeWitt passed away, Susan married Elijah Gossett (1818-1909) about 1881. However, they later became estranged. She lived for a short time around 1900 in Johnson County, Wyoming, but spent most of her remaining 23 years afterward in Concordia, Cloud, Kansas. She was with her son Grant during many of her latter years. She was apparently living with or near her daughter Laura and Laura's husband Tom Cox at the time of her passing. 
 
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 Parents:
  Thomas Sheldon (1789 - 1871)
  Huldah Tharp Sheldon (1790 - 1853)
 
 Spouse:
  Dewitt Clayton Atwater (1819 - 1879)*
 
 Children:
  Evelyn Henrietta Atwater Howard (1856 - 1878)*
  Aurelia Jane Atwater Cox (1857 - 1919)*
  Florence Atwater McGeorge (1861 - 1945)*
  Juliet Ellen Atwater (1863 - 1874)*
  Susan Matilda Atwater (1865 - 1870)*
  Douglas Stephen Atwater (1867 - 1948)*
  Lucy Brown Atwater Wilmot (1869 - 1951)*
  Anna Belinda Atwater (1871 - 1874)*
  Laura E. Atwater Cox (1872 - 1941)*
  Ulysses Grant Atwater (1879 - 1964)*
 
 Siblings:
  Catherine Clarinda Sheldon Johnson (1812 - 1895)*
  Phoebe Ann Sheldon Lepley Hoops (1822 - 1906)*
  Hester Jane Sheldon Blair (1825 - 1909)*
  Thomas Jefferson Sheldon (1828 - 1922)*
  Martha P Sheldon McFarland (1832 - 1900)*
  George Washington Sheldon (1834 - 1906)*
  Susan M. Sheldon Atwater (1837 - 1923)
  Isaiah Putnam Sheldon (1855 - 1908)**
 
*Calculated relationship
**Half-sibling
 
Note: Cemetary record indicating a Tom Cox as her father is in error. Tom Cox was her son-in-law.
 
Burial:
Palisade Cemetery
Palisade
Hitchcock County
Nebraska, USA
Plot: Sect. D Lot 33 Plot 3 ID 38 Stone ID 407
 
Maintained by: Roy Sheldon
Originally Created by: Lillie Oppie
Record added: Sep 19, 2005
Find A Grave Memorial# 11779342
Susan M. <i>Sheldon</i> Atwater
Added by: Roy Sheldon
 
Susan M. <i>Sheldon</i> Atwater
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Rest in peace, Aunt Susan!
- Emily Sheldon
 Added: Jul. 7, 2011
Rest in Peace, Aunt Susan.
- Roy Sheldon
 Added: Jul. 5, 2011
 
 
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