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From: Curt Sanders <>
Subject: [SHEETS] George Sheets of Dauphin Co., PA
Date: Sun, 23 Sep 2007 15:56:39 -0400
I'm new to this list, so if this sounds like an old request, please
I'm looking for the father of George Sheets, born circa 1813 in
Pennsylvania. Down to the Census records of 1840 he was living in
Jefferson Twp., Dauphin Co., PA. I believe he died before the 1860
Census and was married to Mary____ b. circa 1816 in PA. They had the
following children (all born in PA and assumedly in Jefferson Twp.,
1. Joseph J. b. July 1836
2. Isaac, b. ca 1837
3. Lucy Ann b. ca 1839
4. Sarah Ann b. ca 1841
5. Catharine b. ca 1845
6. William H. b. ca 1848
What I'm trying to prove or disprove is who is George's father? I
have another George born about the same time who was the son of David
Sheets (1775-1854) and Elizabeth Mary _____ (1777-1848) who resided
in Adams Co., PA. Is this the same George?
By the Census records it looks like a young George may have left his
father's Adams Co. farm and went to Dauphin Co. by 1840, but this is
only a guess.
I have researched most of the available records I could easily get to
(see my source listing below). Does anyone have a Will or Intestate
listing for this George from Dauphin Co.? I also couldn't find a
cemetery listing in the State Library holdings. (I live in the
“1840 US Census,” Jackson Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania,
1840, Series: M704 Roll: 456 Page: 329.
2 males under age 5
1 male 20 & under 30
1 female 15 & under 20
1 female 20 & under 30
“1850 US Census,” Jefferson Township, Dauphin County, Pennsylvania,
M432 Roll: 775 Page: 328.
I have other sources, related to George's son Joseph J. Sheets whom I
am tracing downward.
Any help would be appreciated!
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