Willard Sheldon

Willard Sheldon

Birth
Sheldon, Franklin County, Vermont, USA
Death 29 Sep 1906 (aged 78)
Burial Upper Jay, Essex County, New York, USA
Memorial ID 114240603 · View Source
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Veteran Civil War-Co G, 118th Regiment NYVI. Husband of Martha A Perry, who rests elsewhere. Born in Sheldon, Franklin, VT, according to Civil War Records, he Enlisted at Plattsburg NY in 1864, released at Richmond, VA 1865. Possiably an older son of Palmer Sheldon and Diadema. Later moved to Wilmington by 1870, when it is noted he and Martha had Flo 1857, Lucy 1859, Cordelia 1861, Amanda 1863, and Mattie 1865. By 1900, still in Wilmington, with Edna May 1881.

Willard Sheldon's wifer was Martha Perry (parents Rebecca and Ebenezer Perry) McLenathan - born Perry and adopted by the McLenathan family who lived at that time in Jay, NY, and eventually in Lake Placid.

The McLenathan's were know to the Martha's family as "Uncle Quincy McLenathan" and the other members of that family as related. Willard and Martha's daughter Lucy Jane Sheldon McKee was Ardyce Blohm's great-grandmother, who was kind enough to correct her some names and relationships here. She remembers her great-grandmother very well, as well as her ggreat-grandmother's sister, whom they called Aunt Mattie.

The Sheldon homestead was the next one up from Lucy Jane and James McKee's on Hardy Rd in Wilmington. I grew up there and my mother still lived there until 2005.

The old Sheldon place was purchased in the mid-1950s by Richard Cloward, a professor from Columbia University as a vacation spot for his family. He tore down the old house at that time.

Ardyce Blohm has photos of Willard, Martha and most of the girls, as well as the old family Bible with Martha's and everyone else's name in it.


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  • Created by: FRRoss
  • Added: 22 Jul 2013
  • Find A Grave Memorial 114240603
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Willard Sheldon (27 Dec 1827–29 Sep 1906), Find A Grave Memorial no. 114240603, citing Mountain View Cemetery, Upper Jay, Essex County, New York, USA ; Maintained by FRRoss (contributor 47557508) .