William Wallace Barbour Sheldon (1836-1915)

William Wallace Barbour Sheldon was born in Westport, Essex, New York on 15 May 1836 to Gideon Sheldon and Sarah Stafford.  His mothers middle initial has variously been given as H. or A. in different records.

By 1840 the family had moved to Saranac, Clinton, New York.  His mother died in about 1846 and by the 1850 census the family was scattered, the children living with various family members and his father in Brooklyn.  That year William was living with the family of Henry A. Cole, a relative of his mother.

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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 lived most of his life in California but has recently moved to upstate New York. He works in the travel industry.

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