The following data is extracted from Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York.
Charles, son of Richard Sheldon, was born in Waterbury, Vermont, March 16, 1813. He was educated in the common schools. He came to Phelps, Ontario county, when a young man. Afterward, he decided to locate in what was then the west and he went on foot to Illinois where he took up a large tract of land, but he eventually sold out and returned to Phelps. He engaged in farming there the remainder of his life. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal church at Phelps and superintendent of the Sunday school for many years. He married Sarah Crittenden, born January 11, 1814, daughter of Osee Crittenden. Children: Jane, born September 15, 1839; Augusta, March 27, 1842; Cassius C.. mentioned elsewhere; Mary, September 30. 1848; Adelaide, March 26, 18J7; Florence, June 17. 1859.
Source: Genealogy and Biography of Ontario County, New York