Harvey Sheldon 1795-1844 in Canada2022-07-06T14:20:19-04:00
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    • Jan Barrett
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      I’ve been looking for information on Harvey Sheldon, my 3 g-grandfather. He was born in Pittsford, Vt and moved to Bastard Township, Leeds, Ontario Canada with his father, Gideon, and other family members. I have seen his will from 1844, but very little other information. Since this the men in his line generally lived long lives, I’m wondering his cause of death, but I can’t find his death certificate. Any suggestions?

    • Dale Sheldon
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      Hey Jan! Here is his page in our tree:

      As far as finding out his cause of death, that can be difficult (if not impossible) for 1844, there were no death certificates at that time. The township or county might have had a register but many places didn’t. There could be church burial records that sometimes mentioned cause of death. Another option could be local newspapers. These are all a long shot but worth looking into.

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