The Sheldon Family Association

Join us as we come together to celebrate our heritage and preserve the memories of those who came before us.

Founded in 1939 by a group of Sheldon descendants, The Sheldon Family Association has a long history of providing support, information and comradery to those interested in Sheldon genealogy and in preserving their family history.

A message from the President

Michael Sheldon

May 2022

We have some exciting news! The Five Progenitor Sheldon Family Trees are now available on our website! If you are a paid member of the SFA, you are now able to search for and view Sheldon ancestors in our database. Search for and find ancestors you never knew you had! It is an absolute treasure chest of information.

Here are some explanations about this new, never before offered benefit for our members:

  • You must be logged in to see the trees. Instructions are on our website if you haven’t logged in and created a profile yet.
  • You can search the database by name or choose one of the 5 trees and view starting from that progenitor. Clicking on a specific name will show you all the notes we have on that person. We’ve even left old original genealogist comments viewable so that you can see the history of the research.
  • Living people are private and show only as “living”.
  • If we don’t have a birth date and the person is not marked as deceased, they will show as “living” and will be private. You can help all of us by reporting updates for people in the tree.
  • Check out the Timeline feature when you look at an ancestor’s details. Included are historical events that would have influenced your ancestor’s daily lives.
  • At this time we’ve only included names attached to the five progenitors in these trees. Unattached SFA members may be in our database, but not included here.
  • On-line trees will be updated monthly with any refreshed data we’ve accumulated since the last upload.

We have worked hard to make sure that your privacy is protected and respected. This is why the trees are not downloadable. If you see anything that should be corrected please let us know by sending an email to our research team at

Check out the SFA Family Tree Database here!

Thank you all so much for your continued interest and support of the Sheldon Family Association. We really appreciate it. Hope to see you in Boston in August for our Annual Meeting and Reunion! Links to register will be posted soon on the website.


Michael B. Sheldon



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5 days ago

Are there any Sheldons here from Ft Ann NY or nearby? ... See MoreSee Less

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I am in Port Henry NY

My family line came from Oneida/Vienna... 2 days walk back in the day

My grandmother was Frances Sheldon from Ft Ann, daughter of Duane Sheldon

Yes. Nathan Sheldon ( 1773 - 1858) was my 4th g grandfather. I grew up in the farmhouse built 1804 - 1814 by Seneca Sheldon & his father George Sheldon on Sheldon's Point (now called Rockhurst) on Lake George.

My Sheldon roots are from Columbia County, a bit South of yours. Some relatives from my grandparents and earlier are buried in the Churchtown church cemetery.

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2 weeks ago

HI my name is Kimberly Shelden my grandparents were Maggie Shelden Grandfather Hap Shelden trying to figure out if I am releated to you guys ... See MoreSee Less

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Welcome Kimberly!

Thank you!! ❤️❤️

Please send an email to and we can try to find your ancestors

What I fo do you need in that email

I joined awhile ago and forgot to mention that my maiden last name is Sheldon !

Hello and welcome!

Welcome! My maiden name is Kimberly Sheldon 🙂

That's who I am Kimberly Shelden

Welcome Kimberly I'm going to see where you connect in my tree

How far back if we are related at all

When was hap born?

My dad is Gary Sheldon from south side of Chicago

There are a number of Sheld”e”n descendants that are in the SFA’s records. Can you tell us your grandparents full names, dates of B/D, where they may have lived, and if you know the cemetery where that is? This will help us find them in the records! Welcome!

My Grandma was Maggie Hagood she got with my grandpa then became a Shelden Benjamin Dale Shelden DOB March 10 1928 He was born is Holt Nebraska and passed away on Feb 13 2008

Hi Kimberly Shelden I found your grandfather in our records! You are from the John 13 line. You can join the SFA and receive reports of your ancestors, plus we now have trees viewable online for paid members.

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1 week ago

I noticed that the sheldon name are they both realeated if it is spelled Sheldon or Shelden ... See MoreSee Less

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Sometimes the spelling changes from generation to generation even. We see it spelled both ways!

Sometimes "Shelton" as well.

I found out so much today I just want to know my family and where they came from

2 weeks ago

Looking for descendants of Milo and Sophorin Sheldon, Elizabethtown, Essex County New York and Monroe County Michigan. ... See MoreSee Less

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Milo was a John 13 descendant. The SFA's records show he had 11 children.

4 weeks ago

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Your right!😧

Yes, that does give one pause to reflect.

I remember my great-grandfather who was born in 1860. And HE remembered seeing Abraham Lincoln's funeral train in 1865. Lincon was born in 1809. Here we are in 2022. 213 years and just one degree of separation! (so....I must be very old!)

Love this!

Wow! I wasn’t around for the 1970’s but this is crazy

So true! My mother Mary Laning Stewart was born in 1917 it’s looking as though we will lose her soon in 2022 at 104. Thanks for being so kind to her at the last meeting

I can't imagine how it was back then but I do know 2022 is something else and I don't know what the future will bring in these times Bless all you Sheldons 🙂

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