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Isaac Sheldon and wife Florence A. Stephenson Sheldon

Isaac Sheldon was born 17 April 1869 in Knox, Maine, the son of William C. Sheldon and his wife Rosetta Smith.  I don't the names of William C. Sheldon's parents.  Rosetta Smith was born May 1847 in Knox, Maine, the daughter of Abner Ford Smith and his wife Mary C. Mixer.


Although I don't have the names of William C. Sheldon's parents, Sheldon was a name that cropped up in the Waldo area.  One of the signers in the book was Ida May Whitcomb.  She married Frank Edwin Howard, who was the son of Lewis Howard and wife Eliza (Sheldon) Howard.  Below is a document found on a Sheldon family tree, thanks to a family researcher who uploaded it to


Eliza may have been a cousin to William C. Sheldon.


Florence A. Stephenson was born in May of 1873 in Maine, the daughter of Zenas Stephenson and his wife Mary Estelle (Stevens) Stephenson.  Her paternal grandparents were Jerome Stephenson and his wife Phoebe (Sanborn) Stephenson.  Her maternal grandparents were Edward F. and Anna Jane Stevens.


Isaac signed the autograph book of Bertha Clements of Waldo Center, Maine, on January 16, 1887.  Click here to read more about Isaac Sheldon and Bertha Clements's autograph book on the blog Heirlooms Reunited.


Below are the trees for Isaac Sheldon and his wife Florence A. Stephenson.  If you have any corrections, additions or insights regarding this information, please leave a comment or contact Todd House directly.  Thanks!


Names in the family tree of Isaac Sanborn:  Ruth; Mary Polly Crooks; Ford; George S. Mixer; Mary C. Mixer; Isaac Sheldon; William C. Sheldon; Abner Smith; Abner Ford Smith; Rosetta Smith; Florence A. Stephenson.




Names in the family tree of Florence A. Stephenson:  Anna Jane; Patience Getchell; David Sanborn; Phebe Sanborn; Isaac Sheldon; Charles Stephenson; Florence A. Stephenson; Jerome Stephenson; Zenas Stephenson; Edward F. Stevens; Mary Estelle Stevens; Phebe Sweetland.


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Comment by Pam Beveridge on January 2, 2011 at 11:56am
It's so much fun going through this autograph book and running into the same names in their genealogy.   People didn't usually travel far in those days to find a mate.   Thanks for your update!
Comment by Guy Sanderson on January 2, 2011 at 11:44am
Abner Ford Smith was married again to Mary G. Sheldon, of Knox, on 25 Sep 1864 in Monroe, ME by Josiah Walker, M.G.

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