George Ten Eyck Sheldon obit - 'the western part of the State was at that time a wilderness, sparly inhabited' - 'father removed from Burlington to near Albion, Orleans County, N.Y.' when George was 5 years old, about 1823

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Georg Ten Byclc Sbeldom. George Ten Eyck Sheldon died last night at the home of hla son, L Melvln Sheldon, In Sing Sing. N. Y. He waa born March 8, 1818. In Burlington, Otsego County. N. Y. When h was five years of age his father removed from Burlington with' his family to near Albion, Orleans County. N. Y. He waa a true pioneer, for the western part of the State waa at that time a wilderness, sparsely inhabited. At the age of twenty Mr. Sheldon came to New-York New-York New-York and engaged In mercantile life; first as a clerk and afterward as a merchant merchant He purchased, in 18U2, a controlling Interest In The Sing Sing Republican, and for thirteen years waa its sole editor. During During this period he served as Chief Clerk of lh.e.iniernaJ Revenue office of the Tenth Collector Mason ot.Yonkers being M.v Sheldon entered the civil service of the United States in IStfU. and waa ap-polnted ap-polnted ap-polnted to a responsible position in the ew-York ew-York ew-York Custom House, where he served for twenty-five twenty-five twenty-five years under twelve different collectors, He, w.aB an earnest worker In hla church, loved the Sunday school, . and for twenty years was a very successful Bible class teacher. In the latter part of his life he became attached to the Methodist Episcopal Church, and at varioua times filled ail the lay offices In that Church. Mr. Sheldon, from an early age. develored alove for literature, and from ISy hood had been a frequent contributor. In prose and yerae. to newspapers and magazines. He loved a good book as be did a dear friend mnadnyheofhboVhe attsfactlon 3S& sodr fti ErM& n 1847 They had two chlldret him. on-wh. on-wh. on-wh. a- a- widow, survive

Clipped from The New York Times30 Jun 1895, SunPage 8

The New York Times (New York, New York)30 Jun 1895, SunPage 8
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  • — George Ten Eyck Sheldon obit - 'the western part of the State was at that time a wilderness, sparly inhabited' - 'father removed from Burlington to near Albion, Orleans County, N.Y.' when George was 5 years old, about 1823

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