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1820 Census, Otsego County, New York

In order to save space, any fields in which there was no tally has been omitted.

See below for the following households:

  • Burlington: Artemas Sheldon, Ezekiel Sheldon, Jonathan Sheldon, and Timothy Sheldon
  • Edmeston: Gardner Sheldon, Isaac Sheldon, and John Sheldon
  • Otsego: James Sheldon
  • Pittsfield: Augustus Sheldon, Isaac Sheldon, and John Sheldon
  • Springfield: David A. Sheldon, Eliakim Sheldon, and Elisha B. Sheldon
  • Unadilla: Henry Sheldon
  • Worcester: Allen Sheldon, and Lionel Sheldon

Burlington

Artemas Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male 10-15 1
 Free White Male 16-18 2
 Free White Male 16-25 (note duplicates) 2 (same 2 as above)
 Free White Male 26-44 3 ? Artemas Sheldon Head
 Free White Female under 10 1
 Free White Female 10-15 1
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 3 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 3
 Free White Persons over 25 4
 Total Free White Persons 9
 Total – All Persons 9

Ezekiel Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 3
 Free White Male 10-15 1
 Free White Male 16-18 1
 Free White Male 16-25 (note duplicates) 4 (1 same as above)
 Free White Male 45+ 2 ? Ezekiel Sheldon Head
 Free White Female under 10 3
 Free White Female 10-15 2
 Free White Female 16-25 4
 Free White Female 45+ 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 8 Notes:
 # of Persons Engaged in Manufacture 3
 Free White Persons under 16 9
 Free White Persons over 25 3
 Total Free White Persons 20
 Total – All Persons 20

 

Jonathan Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 2
 Free White Male 10-15 2
 Free White Male 26-44 1  Jonathan Sheldon Head
 Free White Female under 10 2
 Free White Female 10-15 1
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 2 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 7
 Free White Persons over 25 2
 Total Free White Persons 9
 Total – All Persons 9

Timothy Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male 10-15 3
 Free White Male 16-18 1
 Free White Male 16-25 (note duplicates) 1 (same as above)
 Free White Male 45+ 1 Timothy Shelden
 Free White Female under 10 3
 Free White Female 16-25 1
 Free White Female 45+ 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 5 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 6
 Free White Persons over 25 2
 Total Free White Persons 10
 Total – All Persons 10

Edmeston

Gardner Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1  Benjamin Sheldon son infant
 Free White Male 16-25 1  Gardner Shelden Head 22
 Free White Female under 10 1  Harriet Sheldon daughter 1
 Free White Female 16-25 1  Nancy Gorum Sheldon wife 21
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 2 Notes:  Two people were tallied for “Engaged in Agriculture”, but only Gardner and Nancy are old enough for this work, suggesting that Nancy took part in the farm work in addition to caring for the children and keeping the house.
 Free White Persons under 16 2
 Total Free White Persons 4
 Total – All Persons 4

 

Isaac Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1
 Free White Male 10-15 2
 Free White Male 26-44 1 Isaac Sheldon Head
 Free White Female under 10 3
 Free White Female 10-15 1
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 3 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 7
 Free White Persons over 25 2
 Total Free White Persons 9
 Total – All Persons 9

 

John Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1
 Free White Male 10-15 1
 Free White Male 16-18 1
 Free White Male 16-25 (note duplicates) 1 (same as above)
 Free White Male 45+ 1 John Sheldon Head
 Free White Female under 10 4
 Free White Female 10-15 2
 Free White Female 16-25 1
 Free White Female 45+ 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 3 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 8
 Free White Persons over 25 2
 Total Free White Persons 12
 Total – All Persons 12

Otsego

James Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1
 Free White Male 16-25 1 James Sheldon Head
 Free White Female under 10 1
 Free White Female 16-25 1
 Free White Persons under 16 2 Notes:
 Total Free White Persons 4
 Total – All Persons 4

Pittsfield

Augustus Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1
 Free White Male 16-18 1
 Free White Male 16-25 (note duplicates) 1 (same as above)
 Free White Male 26-44 1 Augustus Sheldon
 Free White Female 26-44 2
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 2 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 1
 Free White Persons over 25 2
 Total Free White Persons 6
 Total – All Persons 6

 

Isaac Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1
 Free White Male 10-15 1
 Free White Male 26-44 1 Isaac Sheldon Head
 Free White Female 10-15 1
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 Free White Persons under 16 3 Notes:
 Free White Persons over 25 2
 Total Free White Persons 5
 Total – All Persons 5

 

John Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1
 Free White Male 10-15 1
 Free White Male 26-44 1 John Sheldon Head
 Free White Female 16-25 1
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 Free White Female 45+ 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 1 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 2
 Free White Persons over 25 3
 Total Free White Persons 6
 Total – All Persons 6

Springfield

David A. Sheldon Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male 10-15 1
 Free White Male 16-25 (note duplicates) 1
 Free White Male 26-44 1 ? David A. Sheldon Head
 Free White Persons under 16 1 Notes:
 Free White Persons over 25 1
 Total Free White Persons 3
 Total – All Persons 3

 

Eliakim Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male 45+ 1 Eliakim Sheldon Head
 Free White Female under 10 1
 Free White Female 16-25 1
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 Free White Female 45+ 1
 Free White Persons under 16 1 Notes:
 Free White Persons over 25 3
 Total Free White Persons 5
 Total – All Persons 5

 

Elisha B. Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 3
 Free White Male 10-15 1
 Free White Male 16-25 2
 Free White Male 26-44 1 ? Elisha B. Sheldon Head
 Free White Female under 10 1
 Free White Female 10-15 2
 Free White Female 16-25 1
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 3 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 7
 Free White Persons over 25 2
 Total Free White Persons 12
 Total – All Persons 12

Unadilla

Henry Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1
 Free White Male 10-15 1
 Free White Male 16-18 1
 Free White Male 16-25 (note duplicates) 3 (1 same as above)
 Free White Male 45+ 1 ? Henry Sheldon Head
 Free White Female 10-15 1
 Free White Female 16-25 1
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 Free White Female 45+ 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Agriculture 4 Notes:
 # of Persons Engaged in Manufactures 1
 Free White Persons under 16 3
 Free White Persons over 25 3
 Total Free White Persons 10
 Total – All Persons 10

Worcester

Allen Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1
 Free White Male 16-25 1
 Free White Male 26-44 1
 Free White Female under 10 2
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Manufactures 2 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 3
 Free White Persons over 25 2
 Total Free White Persons 6
 Total – All Persons 6

 

Lionel Shelden Household
Possible Identity
Description Tally Name Relationship Age
 Free White Male under 10 1
 Free White Male 16-25 1
 Free White Male 26-44 1 ? Lionel Sheldon Head
 Free White Female under 10 1
 Free White Female 10-15 1
 Free White Female 26-44 1
 # of Persons Engaged in Manufactures 2 Notes:
 Free White Persons under 16 3
 Free White Persons over 25 2
 Total Free White Persons 6
 Total – All Persons 6

 

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Dale has been studying genealogy heavily for over 30 years, since the age of 10. Although he does not seek professional clients, he has helped a family regain property lost during the Holocaust, and has assisted to obtain historical preservation status for a building in San Francisco. He is a co-admin of the ftDNA Sheldon DNA Project. He lives near Los Angeles and works in the travel industry.
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