Re: Henry Wheatcraft and Sarah Buckmaster
My understanding is that Henry's full name was Henry Obediah Sheldon Wheatcraft (17 Dec 1831-20 Jan 1908), son of Samuel Wheatcraft (c. 1789-10 Mar 1853) & Chloe Potter (22 Jan 1806-8 Dec 1887). He is listed as Sheldon Wheatcraft, age 19, born in OH in the 1850 Holmes Co, Richland Twn., OH census. His parents & siblings are living next my gg grandfather William Sheldon (1815-1902) & ggg grandfather Thomas Sheldon (1789-1871) & their families. Do you have any idea of what the connection was between them, or was it coincidental that a person named Sheldon Wheatcraft lived next to Thomas & William Sheldon?
I haven't been able to find Thomas Sheldon's parents (he was born in NJ), so I'm wondering whether Samuel or Chloe were related to him (though Samuel was born in MD & Chloe in PA). Thomas arrived in OH a bit before 1811, & his family could have been in PA between the time of his birth in 1789 & his arrival in Muskingum Co., OHbefore 1811. Thomas supposedly came to OH with a brother, but I can't find the name of the brother. I'd appreciate any help.