Gideon Sheldon (1804-Aft 1855)
Father Gideon Sheldon (1776-1805)
Mother Rhoda Gillet (1773-1805)
Vital Dates
Born c1804 in Essex County, New York
Married Sarah Ann Stafford (1809-1846) - c1824 in New York
Died aft 1855 in New York (estimated)
Children with Gideon and Sarah
1 unknown son (1825-?)
2 Deborah Sheldon (1830-?)
3 Ruth Elizabeth Sheldon (1831-1909)
4 Nany Sheldon (1832-?)
5 Joel Stafford Sheldon (1835-1870)
6 William Wallace Barbour Sheldon (1836-1915) m. Mary Campbell
7 Cevedra Blake Sheldon (1840-1895)
8 Juliett Sheldon (1841-1867)

Gideon Sheldon was born in Essex County, New York in about 1804 to Gideon Sheldon and Rhoda Gillet. His father died when he was still an infant and his mother remarried by 1810 when Guardianship papers were filed giving his care to Kinner Newcomb at the request of his mother. This was likely purely for financial purposes while he continued to live in the home of his step-father Reuben Reynolds.

In 1825 he married Sarah Ann Stafford. In 1830 they are listed in the town of Essex where two years later he purchased some property. In 1840 they are listed in Saranac, Clinton, New York. I'm not entirely sure where he was in 1850, but he may be the Gideon Sheldon listed in Ward 6 of Brooklyn, New York which would make some sense as his sons William and Cevedra were both centered in Brooklyn at this time. In 1855 he is listed with his daughter Ruth Williams and her family. I have not found any record of him after this point. It is assumed he died in Westport sometime before 1860 but no death or cemetery records have been found.