The Sheldon Magazine, 1835-1857

The Sheldon Magazine was a listing of Sheldon descendants compiled by the Rev. Henry Olcott Sheldon. Be began his work in about 1835 and worked periodically on the list until the publication of Volume 1 in 1855. Volumes 2 and 3 were later published in 1857. There are several known errors in the genealogy, so this should only be used as a reference rather than fact. It's clear that some of the early information was based on documentation, such as the will of John Sheldon in 1704 but other things, like the relationships, and even the existence, of some of the earliest generations do not seem to be based on any documentation whatsoever. The first person on the list is given as Isaac Sheldon (#1) with four sons (John #2, William #3, John #4 and Isaac #5), with William having an additional two sons - John #13 and William #14. But of these there seems to only be documentation for #13, John Sheldon who is also known as John Sheldon of South Kingston. Since we are not related to the others, I am starting the transcription here only with #13 and his descendants.

So a little explanation on Rev. Sheldon's numbering system - which is quite unique. It basically worked like a reverse Ahnentafel chart. Each descendant is numbered. As an example, if a person has five children that person would be #1 and his children are listed as 2,3,4,5,6. If number 2 has three children (grandchildren of #1), the those children are numbers 7,8,9 - starting where the previous family left off. If number 3 (sibling to #2) has four children, those children are listed as 10,11,12,13. Make sense? In the case of Rev. Sheldon's list, number 1-12 are not actually related to our family. So we are starting with #13. There will be several gaps which are people published in the Sheldon Magazine but are not related to us. I could say quite a bit more but to avoid further confusion I'll leave it at that for now.

# Name # Children Born Notes
13 John Sheldon 23 John 1663 S. Kingston, RI *
(wife) Sarah 24
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23 John Sheldon 73 John 1685 S. Kingston, RI *
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75 Joseph *
76 Elizabeth Daniel Sunderland
77 Abigail
78 Mary
79 Dinah
80 Isaac 1697 *
73 John Sheldon 290 John 1707 Cranston, RI *
(wife) Herode Watson 291 Dorcas 1708
292 George 1709 Jon'a Sherman Jr
293 Samuel 1714
294 William 1717
295 Elisha 1720
296 Sarah 1722
75 Joseph Sheldon 310 Joseph 1736 Orange Co, NY
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312 Ezekiel 1742 Steventown, NY
80 Isaac Sheldon 301 Thomas 1709 Pawlings, NY *
(wife) Susannah Potter 302 Roger 1710 S. Kingston, RI *
303 Elizabeth Tanner
304 Isaac N. Kingston *
305 John S. K. Const &c "Pedlar John" *
306 Susanna Gifford, Benj. Dover, NY *
307 Joseph Steventown, NY *
308 Palmer or Palmelee
309 Benjamin Stephentown, NY *
290 John Sheldon 851 Herodias 1729
(wife) Sarah Sherman 852 John 1730 *
853 Dorcas 1732
854 Abigail 1734 Jeremiah Carpenter m 1752
855 Sarah 1736
856 George 1738
301 Thomas Sheldon 857 Isaac b Aug 4, 17xx *
(wife) Harriet Winters 858 Thomas *
859 Gideon *
860 George *
861 John *
862 Susan Ephraim Pray *
863 Joseph went with his father to Pawlings in 1746 *
864 Benjamin killed Pawlings, NY *
865 Potter Dover, NY *
866 Caleb Dover (was 14 months old when he came from RI) *
867 Hannah Joseph Cutler *
868 Sarah Samuel Sheldon, 1879
302 Roger Sheldon 869 Susanna 1744 Geo. Babcock Sterling, Ct *
(wife) Giffe Sweet 870 Charles 1746 Sangersfield, NY *
871 Alice 1748 Lewis, Stephen
872 Mary 1750 Sweet, Benj. Tefft, Thos.
873 William 1751 *
874 Amy 1753 Lewis, John
875 Sarah 1755 Mansfield, C. Sterling, Ct
876 Roger 1757 *
877 Giffie 1759 Lewis, Simeon *
304 Isaac Sheldon 878 James 1743 S. Kings - Rich'd & Adams *
(wife) Sarah James 879 Samuel 1747 Saratoga, near Gen. Schuylers - large family. Hannah Sheffield, daughter of Christopher, says there were Benajah & John - four children
(wife) Abigail 880 Lydia 1749
881 Sarah 1751
882 Isaac 1755 *
883 Benjamin 1758 Mute, O
884 Abigail 1760 Varrs, Thomas
305 John Sheldon 885 Palmer 1745 *
(wife) Elizabeth Webb 886 Mehetabel 1746
887 John 1748
888 Isaac 1750 Deputy Sheriff & Constable - Revolutionary war, moved to Vermont
889 Nathan 1752
890 Jonathan 1755 *
891 George 1757 Revolutionary soldier, Baptist, 1779 *
892 Joanna 1760
306 Susanna Sheldon 893 Benjamin
(husband) Benjamin Gifford 894 Elihu
895 Justus
896 Robert
897 Elizabeth Pray, Nat. Cutter, Wm. *
307 Joseph Sheldon 901 Joseph 17xx
902 Phebe Dye, Abel
903 Susanna Nichols, David
904 Joseph 1762 *
905 William 1767 Pine Grove, Pa killed by sawlog *
906 Paul 1768 Scriba, NY *
907 Jonathan 1770 Richfield, O. *
908 Lydia 1772 Goodrich, J. Hancock, Mass.
909 Ruth 1775 Barber, James
309 Benjamin Sheldon 910 Isaac 1755 died 1757
(wife) Anna Allen 911 William 1756 very pious *
912 Susanna 1759
913 Stephen 1762 Extraordinary man, pious &c
914 Benjamin 1764 *
915 Mary 1766 Vary, Nathan
310 Joseph Sheldon 916 Susanna 17xx Earl, J. near West Point *
worked at a 917 Mary Junes, Baxter *
forge, lived at 918 Joseph Revolutionary soldier Fishkill, NY
Ft. Montgomery 919 Phebe Lent, Jacob *
920 Lemuel New York *
921 Nathaniel died Farmington *
922 a daughter by 2nd wife
312 Ezekiel Sheldon 923 Ezekiel 6 m SE from Troy, NY *
(wife) Thankful Allen 924 Anna Main, Stephen
925 Sally Rogers, Benj. Saratoga
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852 John Sheldon 1099 William
(wife) Babcock 1100
857 Isaac Sheldon 2501 William 1755 b Aug 5 - Northeast, NY
(wife) Sarah Gifford 2502 Sylvenus died
(wife) Mrs. Deborah Height 2503 Isaac Essex, NY
(wife) Mrs. Miriam Straight 2504 Benjamin Essex, NY
2505 Justus Pawlings, NY
2506 Jedediah Pawlings, NY
2507 Sarah Odell, Adijah, Ferrisburg
2508 Elisabeth Aiken, Jas.
2509 Thomas
2510 Hannah died age 18
2511 Gideon
2512 John
2513 Nehemiah
2514 Peleg
2515 Mary Pray, Thos. Essex
2516 Esther Odell, Uriah Harpersfield
858 Thomas Sheldon 2517 Elisha 1761 d1831 A fireman Harpersfield
(wife) Lucy Spalding 2518 David Pine Plains, NY
2519 Jonathan Harpersfield
2520 Eunice Draper, Lewis Harpersfield
2521 Ephraim Kortright, NY W. Har (cut off)
859 Gideon Sheldon 2522 Samuel
(wife) Sarah Waters 2523 Elisabeth Canada
2524 Gideon Canada
2525 Jeremiah Pittsford, Vt (Old Place)
2526 John
2527 Hannah
2528 Thomas
2529 Rachel
2530 Sylvenus died
860 George Sheldon 2531 Timothy 1762 West Point, NY
(wife) Content Soule 2532 Sylvia 1766 Corban
2533 Friend 1768 Livingston Manor
2534 Alan (twin) 1770 Livingston Manor
2535 Winter (twin) 1770 Essex, NY
2536 Nathan 1773 Fort Ann, NY
2537 Elihu 1775 Warsink, NY
2538 Nehemiah 1777 died 1778
2539 George 1779 Kinderhook, NY
2540 Andross 1781 Kinderhook, NY
2541 Morris Clifton Park, near Sch'dy
2542 Seneca 1789 Queensbury, NY
861 John Sheldon 2551 Anna
(wife) Hannah Preston 2552 Infant
2553 Ebenezer
862 Susan Sheldon 2488 Thomas 17xx Lake Champlain *
(husband) Ephraim Pray 2489 Nathan Dover, NY
2490 Jeremiah Dover, NY
2491 Ephraim
2492 Obadiah
2493 Simon
2494 Joseph Oblong *
2495 Elizabeth Hunt, Jothan *
2496 Andrew *
2497 Sarah Hurd, Asahel *
2498 Parzi Dover, NY *
863 Joseph Sheldon 2554 Daniel 1767 Wellsboro, NY *
(wife) Ruth Aiken 2555 Edmund 1769 Wellsboro, NY *
Moved to Wellsboro 2556 Infant 1771 died
in 1774. Attended 2557 Ann 1773 Hoffnagle, Michael *
Friend's Meeting 2558 son 1775
2559 Phebe 1777 Hoffnagle, Jno. *
2560 Alma 1787 Barker, Oliver d m c.b. 1st child
864 Benjamin Sheldon 2543 Lilius 176x Rose, Jer'h Kortright *
(wife) Mary Briggs 2544 James 1767 Duanesburgh *
2545 Jeremiah 1770 Rising Star, Ia. *
2546 Archibald Pa. *
2547 Sarah Howland, Lemuel
2548 Amelia Weaver, Wine.
2549 Amy died
2550 Benjamin died
865 Potter Sheldon 2561 Abraham 17xx drowned near Schuyler Island
(wife) Rebecca Buell 2562 Rebecca King —- Young Elias
(wife) Hannah Soule 2563 Susan Chase, Eben. Duanesb'g
2564 Lucy Barlow, N. Charlest'n NY *
2565 Phebe Eaton, John Charlest'n NY *
2566 Martha Adams, Ed Co'rtl'dco, NY
2567 Elisabeth Cameron - Pine Plains
2568 Clarissa Case, Jona.
2569 Raymond 1777 *
917 Mary Sheldon 3401 Baxter
(husband) Baxter June 3402 Caleb
3403 Lemuel
3404 Tiel
3405 Amelia
3406 Abram
3407 Jacob
1099 William Sheldon 1346 William Hopkins, RI *
(wife) Susan Potter 1347 Sarah Wilcox, D. Charleston, RI
1348 Jonathan South Kingston, RI (was this man who peddled with an ox team?) *
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