Isaac Sheads

Isaac Sheads

Birth
Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 3 Jun 1864 (aged 47)
Cold Harbor, Hanover County, Virginia, USA
Burial Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 86733673 · View Source
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Son of Peter & Salome (Troxell) Sheads, he married Sarah Maria Pelton on March 27, 1849 in New York, and fathered
Charles Downs (b. 04/16/49) and Ida Elizabeth (b. 12/23/54). Relative of Gettysburg Carrie Sheads.

In 1850, he was a coach maker living with his family in New Haven, CT. In 1860, he was a lace weaver living in Gettysburg (Adams County), Pennsylvania, and stood 6'0"
tall with gray hair and blue eyes. Isaac and Sarah divorced in 1861.

A Civil War veteran, he enlisted in Gettysburg on September 2, 1861, understating his age by three years, and mustered into Federal service at York September 25 as a private with Co. F, 87th PA Volunteer Infantry.

He was shot in the head while on the picket line at Cold Harbor, VA on June 3, 1864, and died the following day.

His obituary says he died "in his 48th year."


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  • Created by: KP
  • Added: 13 Mar 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 86733673
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Isaac Sheads (6 Sep 1816–3 Jun 1864), Find a Grave Memorial no. 86733673, citing Evergreen Cemetery, Gettysburg, Adams County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by KP (contributor 47730397) .