Thursday, October 18, 2012

Lemuel Nelson Sheldon.

Lemuel Nelson Sheldon, was born July 20, 1839, Brosvilled, Leeds, Canada, died July 26, 1931, at Topeka Kansas.  His Burial was at Rochester Cemetery, Topeka, Kansas.  His wife was Sarah Elizabeth ( Roof ) Sheldon. she was born August 8, 1839, at Southbend Indiana, they were married about 1870.  Their Children were; Lillia Dee Sheldon Newman 1865-1911, and James W. Sheldon 1875-1947.

Civil War Information

Lemuel Sheldon or Shelden.
Company G., roster.

On all records he is under the spelling of Shelden.
He was of the 15th., Indiana Infantry, Company G., was a Private, he was mustered in June 14, 1861, was a residence of Laporte Co., Indiana.  He was discharged in 1864.

State Records.

Lemuel Shelden, Age 20, Private, Co. G., 15th., Indiana Infantry, Enlisted June 14, 1861, at Lafayette, Indiana.  He was discharged at Indianapolis, Indiana, September 3, 1863, for disability; Also written as Sheldon.

There is some confusion on his discharge dates. On the company roster its 1864, in the State records its 1863, and in his obituary we find its 1861.  .

Lemuel Sheldon or Shelden.


Gun Shot in Right Knee, received $12, dollars per month.

Lemuel Sheldon or Shelden Obituary.
Topeka State Journal
Monday July 27, 1931, p.6.
Lemuel Sheldon, 92, Had Lived Near Half Century.
Lemuel Sheldon, 92, a Civil war veteran died at his home, 1200 North Topeka avenue, Sunday evening.  He had been a resident of Topeka for fifty years, having lived in North Topeka most of that time.  He was born July 20, 1839, in Montreal Canada, and enlisted as a private in Company G.,of the 15th., regiment of the Indiana infantry.  He was dischargeed in 1861, because of wounds he received in the battle of Stone River.  He is survied by one son, James Sheldon, and one daughter, Mrs. Ella Shaffer, both of Topeka.  Funeral services will be at Peebler's funeral home Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock.  Burial will be in Rochester cemetery.

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