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Joseph Earl Sheffield

Joseph Earl Sheffield

Born: June 19, 1793 in Southport, CT

Father: Paul King Sheffield

Mother: Mabel Thorp

Married: Maria St. John

(1801-1889)

August 22, 1822

Occupation: Shipping owner

Children:

    1. Sarah Elizabeth
      b. March 20, 1828
      d. October 16, 1848
    2. Harriet Carthy
      b. 1831
      married Thomas Broadhead Van Buren (1824 -1889) in 1853
      d. January 08, 1901
    3. Mary Hulder
      b. December 19, 1832
      d. March 28, 1848
    4. Josephine Earl
      b. November 03, 1834
      m. John Addison Porter (1822-1866) on July 16, 1855
      d. May 30, 1908
    5. Henry Kneeland
      b. March 05, 1836
      d. March 22, 1841
    6. Ellen Maria
    7. Florence
      b. July 04, 1840
      m. William Jarvis Boardman in December 1859
      d. April 25, 1928
    8. George St. John
      b. April 02, 1842
      m. Mary Stewart on January 20, 1867
      d. December 14, 1924
    9. Charles Joseph
      b. September 06, 1844
      m. Laura Barnett
      d. July 26, 1895

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News Article: Yale Scientific School

Died: February 16, 1882
New Haven, CT

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