Re: The key to William G. ...his brother David Nelson Sheldon
Greetings Mr. Sheldon:
I thank you for the information.I have just returned from my Grandmother's 82nd birthday celebration in Modesto, California.She is the Granddaughter of William G. Sheldon.Of note, her son, my uncle and Godfather, is named William George Bettencourt.I was curious as to whether or not he was named after William G. Sheldon.My Grandmother told me she wanted to name her first son after her Grandfather, but was uncertain about his middle name.His middle name, George, actually came from my Grandfather's uncle
I do know that William G. Sheldon married Carrie Luella Fox.Carrie's father was John Fox and her Mother was Mary Salmon.There is an historic two story brick house in French Camp, California---known as the Salmon House---and many of the Fox and Salmon family members are buried there in the family cemetary.
I connected with a cousin at the birthday party and she sez she has some real estate records from the Sheldon family from the late 1800's.She is going to mail them to me soon.
What I have found on Ancestry.com are some possible links to other family trees.What I do not want to do, is to connect my family to another tree without reassurance that it is factual.
I have found the Sheldon family in the 1880 census in Empire, Stanislaus, California.I will have to spend some more time soon poking around a bit more.
I would really love to find William's real middle name.I have seen it listed as Gothier, but I am uncertain if this is true.
I thank you for your time and effort in contacting me.Is it out of line to assume that we are distant cousins?My line goes William G. Sheldon/Carrie Luella Fox>Eva May Sheldon/Alexander Borges Thomas>Lorraine Thomas/Frank Bettencourt>Patricia Bettencourt/Ralph Davis>Michael Davis/Erin Shearer>Raven Althea Davis.