Sheldon, Charles H.
Age: 23, credited to Johnson, VTVITALS
Birth: 09/12/1840, Johnson, VTADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Alias?: None notedDESCENDANTS
Homer Cemetery, Pierpont, SD
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Charles H. Sheldon
Charles H. Sheldon was born in Johnson, Vt., in 1840. His boyhood was spent on a farm in Lamoille county. Upon the breaking out of the Civil war, he enlisted as a private in the Seventh Vermont volunteer infantry and served till March 14, 1866, when he was mustered out with the rank of captain. For the eleven years immediately succeeding the Civil war, he was a resident of Illinois. In 1877 he went to Kentucky where he remained till 1881, when he went to Dakota, and settled upon a farm near Pierpont, in Day county. He served as a member of the council in one of the territorial legislatures; was permanent chairman of the Republican state convention in 1890; was elected governor of South Dakota in 1892 and again in 1894. He died at Deadwood October 20, 1898.
Source: Weston Arthur Good Speed, editor. The Province and the States: A History of the Province of Louisiana under France and Spain, and of the Territories and Statees of the United States Formed Therefrom. The Western Historical Association, Madison, WI, 1904), vi;342.