Sheldon, Daniel, 1726-1772
Daniel Sheldon, a son of Isaac and Elizabeth Pratt Sheldon, of Hartford, Conn., was born there in 1726. He graduated from Yale in 1747. His life was spent in Hartford. He attained the rank of captain in the militia in 1770 and died in 1772. In 1749, he married Lucretia, daughter of Jonah and Susanna Bunce Gross of Hartford, who died within three months of her husband's death. Among their children was Daniel Sheldon, a physician in Washington and Litchfield, Conn.
Citation:Dexter, Frederick. Biographical Sketches of the Graduates of Yale College. Vol. II. New York: Henry Holt & Co., 1896.
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Sheldon family papers
Scope and Contents The Sheldon family papers primarily relate to Daniel Sheldon (1726-1772) and Lucretia Gross Sheldon (1724-1772), their son Dr. Daniel Sheldon (1750-1840), their grandchildren Daniel Sheldon Jr. (1780-1828), Lucy Sheldon Beach (1788-1889), Henry Sheldon (1790-1868?) and William Sheldon (1802-1826), and their great grandson Frederick Sheldon (1827-1907). The papers consist of correspondence, memoranda, school papers, and other items. Dr. Daniel Sheldon was a son of Danel and Lucretia Gross...
Dates: Created: 1768-1897; Other: Date acquired: 11/30/1938
Found in: Litchfield Historical Society / Sheldon family papers