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Below is a family biography included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published by W. H. Beers & Co. in 1883.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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JUDGE THOMAS SHELDON, farmer, P. O. Five Mile, son of Thomas and Mary (Burr) Sheldon, was born August 11, 1807, in the State of New Jersey, of English and Welsh descent, and came with his parents to Ohio, in 1818 He was married in 1831 to Elizabeth, daughter of Samuel Bradbury, a native of Clermont County, of English descent; her parents came to Ohio about 1800. They had born to them six children - Mary S., still single; Caroline, wife of A. Scott of Green Township; Elizabeth, wife of Elder C. W. Garoutte, of Dayton; Lydia B., wife of Alfred Conner, of Perry Township; Anna H., wife of Tayler Conner, of Sterling Township; and Dr. S. B. Sheldon. Judge Sheldon settled in Tate Township, Clermont County, Ohio, in 1833, and served as Justice of the Peace eleven years when he was appointed Associate Justice on the Common Pleas bench of Clermont County, and served seven years. He was Trustee of Tate Township. He removed to Brown County in 1853, and has been Trustee of Sterling Township, and Justice of the Peace six years, also a Notary Public over forty years. His business ability and sterling honesty have kept him in business all his life, but he always operated a nicely kept farm. He is a member of the Christian Church, licensed to preach in 1840 and Clerk of the General Conference thirty-one years. He lost his first wife and married Mary, daughter of Thomas Fitzwater, and widow of J. J. Thompson, July 4, 1874. Few men can look back on a more busy or well-spent life than Judge Sheldon, who is venerated and respected by all.

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This family biography is one of 992 biographies included in The History of Brown County, Ohio published in 1883 by W. H. Beers & Co.  For the complete description, click here: Brown County, Ohio History and Genealogy

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