Ebenezer, son of John Sheldon, was born November 15, 1691. He was captured by Indians in 1704. but returned, and lived in the old Indian House, Deerfield, where he kept a tavern. In 1735 the general court granted to him and his sister Mary three hundred acres of land in consideration of the cost of entertaining Cahuawaga Indians (with whom they had become acquainted during their captivity) on their frequent visits afterwards. In 1744 he sold the Indian House to Jonathan Hoyt, and removed to Fall Town. The first proprietors’ meeting held in the latter town was at his home, October 16, 1740, but no action was taken except that of adjournment. His home was the Lieutenant Sheldon Fort, in the east part of the town, which he had built at his own expense. The province afterwards remitted to him a part of this. He was a man prominent in town affairs, also in the military services of his day, and was known far and near as a most successful Indian fighter. In 1744 he was captain, and later lieutenant. He married, December 3, 1714, Thankful, daughter of Joseph Barnard, who died in 1746: Children : Ebenezer, born October 13, 1715; Remembrance, October 16, 1717, mentioned elsewhere : Thankful, November 5, 17T9; Abner, November 22. 1721; Caleb, a soldier in 1747; Mercy, born July 26, 1724: Amasa, August 27, 1726; Eliakim, July 15, 1728, killed by Indians; Hannah, August 21, 1730; Elijah, November 1, 1733; Elisha, baptized November 10, 1736.
Biographical Sketch of Ebenezer Sheldon
MLA Source Citation:Milliken, Charles F. The History of Ontario County, New York, and Its People Lewis Historical Publishing Co., New York. 1911. AccessGenealogy.com. Web. 28 November 2014. http://www.accessgenealogy.com/new-york/biographical-sketch-of-ebenezer-sheldon.htm - Last updated on May 31st, 2011
Contribute to the Conversation!
Our "rules" are simple. Keep the conversation on subject and mind your manners! If this is your first time posting, we do moderate comments before we let them appear... so give us a while to get to them. Once we get to know you here, we'll remove that requirement.
You must be logged in to post a comment.