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Sheldon's parents were Captain Nicholas Peck Smith and Urania Tourtellot Aborn.

Nicholas Peck Smith was born on March 11, 1787 in Pawtuxet, Kent County, RI. His parents were Simeon Smith (1746 - 1843) and Martha Peck (1756 - 1833). Nicholas married Sarah Perkins on September 14, 1817, and she died with no known children.

He then married Urania Aborn. Urania was previously married to Thomas Sheldon on November 7, 1816.

Nicholas's son Sheldon is apparently named for Nicholas's first wife.

In 1832, Nicholas and Urania and their children moved from Rhode Island to south Georgia.

Urania Tourtellot Aborn's father was Captain Jonathan Aborn, who died while on a voyage in Calcutta, India. Her mother was Mary Arnold, a descendant of William Arnold. She was born on July 23, 1798 and died on October 22, 1841.

Nicholas died on September 6, 1867 in English Eddy, Toombs County, GA.

Nicholas is buried in Smith Cemetery in Toombs County, GA.

Maybe Thomas Sheldon:

Parents & Ancestry Edit

Nicholas's Family Edit

Father - Simeon Smith Edit

  • Born March 5, 1746
  • Married 1773
  • Died March 3, 1843
  • Fought in the American Revolution
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Mother - Martha Peck Edit

  • Born August 24, 1756
  • Married 1773
  • Died January 6, 1833
  • Buried in Arnold Lot in Warwick, RI
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Grandmother - Mary Arnold [Peck] Edit

  • Born December 27, 1730
  • Married October 11, 1753
  • Died December 22, 1799
  • Buried in Arnold-Pawtuxet Burial Ground in Warwick, RI
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Tree Edit

Stephen Smith Mary Sabin Elisha Peck Mary Arnold
Captain Simeon Smith Martha Peck
Nicholas Peck Smith

Sarah's Family Edit

No information found yet.

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Sarah Perkins

Urania's Family Edit

Father - Captain Jonathan Aborn Edit

Mother - Mary Arnold Edit

Tree Edit

Jonathan Aborn Mary Arnold Jonathan Aborn Mary Arnold
Jonathan Aborn Mary Arnold
Urania Tourtellot Aborn

Children Edit

Daniel Smith Edit

Urania Aborn Smith [McRae] Edit

  • Born June 18, 1829 in Rhode Island
  • Died September 8, 1904
  • Had 5 children
  • Her husband and 4 of her 5 children died before 1900
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  • Spouse: Farquhar McRae
  • Son: Nicholas Peck Smith McRae
    • Born November 20, 1855
    • Died July 19, 1870
    • Presumably named for his mother's father
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  • Son: Johnnie Farquhar McRae
    • Born c. 1858
    • Died November 19, 1860
    • Gravestone inscription: "Died in Savannah Aged 2 years Son of Farquhar & Urania A. McRae"
    • Buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Mount Vernon, GA
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  • Son: William Christopher "Willie" McRae
    • Born 1858
    • Died 1921
    • Buried in Mount Vernon Cemetery in Mount Vernon, GA
    • Had 6 children
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Sheldon Perkins Smith Edit

Nicholas Peck Smith, Jr. Edit

Mary Arnold Smith [Harrison] Edit

  • Spouse: Iroy Harrison
    • Died before 1900 (Mary was a widow per 1900 US Census)

Elizabeth Smith Edit

  • Born c. 1838

Robert A. Smith Edit

  • Born December 21, 1840
  • Died September 26, 1862
  • Buried in Smith Cemetery in Toombs County, GA
  • Possible that he fought and/or died in the Civil War, but no evidence found yet
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Timeline Edit

1787 March 11 Nicholas Smith is born Pawtucket, RI
1798 July 23 Urania Aborn is born
1799 March 19 Sarah Perkins is born
1816 November 7 Urania Aborn and Thomas Sheldon are married Pawtucket, RI
1817 September 14 Nicholas Smith and Sarah Perkins are married
1819 April 29 Sarah dies
1821 March 11 Nicholas Smith and Urania (Aborn) Sheldon are married Pawtuxet, RI
son Daniel is born
1829 June daughter Urania is born
1831 June 27 son Sheldon is born Pawtucket, RI
1832 Nicholas and his family move to Georgia
1833 January 6 Nicholas's mother Martha dies
1833 May 25 son Nicholas Peck (Jr.?) is born
1834 May 5 daughter Mary is born Georgia
1834 May 17 Urania writes a letter to her sister
  • she has a 2-week old baby, Mary Arnold
  • she also has a son Nicholas Peck not quite a year old
Tattnall County, GA
c. 1828 daughter Elizabeth is born
1840 December 21 son Robert is born
1841 October 22 Urania dies
1843 March 3 Nicholas's father Simeon dies
1850 September 26 US Federal Census
  • Nicholas has 5 children, ranging in age from 11-23
  • Dorcas is already married but several more children are absent for unknown reason; probably at school
  • The value of Nicholas's real estate is $3000
Tattnall County, GA
1860 August US Federal Census, Slave Schedule, and Agriculture Schedule Tattnall County, GA
1862 September 26 son Robert dies, age 22
  • possible that he died in the Civil War; no evidence yet
1867 September 6 Nicholas dies Georgia

Documents & Articles Edit

FindAGrave.com Edit

FamilySearch.org Profile Edit

Census Edit

1850 US Federal Census Edit

USFS 1850 Nicholas Smith

US Census 1850

1850 Slave Schedule Edit

Slave Schedule - Nicholas Smith 1850

Slave Schedule 1850

1860 US Federal Census - Nicholas Smith Edit

US Federal Census 1860 - Sheldon Smith & Nicholas Smith families

US Census 1860

1860 Slave Schedule - Nicholas Smith Edit

Slave Schedule 1860 - Smith, Clifton, Sharpe page 1

Slave Schedule 1860

  • Sheldon Smith, Nicholas Smith, and William Clifton are listed in succession and Joseph Bell is listed nearby

1860 Agriculture Schedule Edit

Agriculture Schedule 1860

Agriculture Schedule 1860

1860 US Federal Census - Farquhar McRae Edit

1900 US Federal Census Edit

  • June 6, 1900
  • Montgomery County, GA
  • Urania (Smith) McRae and Mary (Smith) Harrison are living with Urania's son Willie and his family
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Name Role Marital

status

Years

married

Mother of how

many children

Children

now living

McRae Willie C. Head M 10
Mamia[?] E. Wife M 10 4 4
Bonnie H. Daughter S
Clarence F. Son S
Mary D. Daughter S
Lillie R. Daughter S
McRae Urania A. Mother Wd 5 1
Harrison Mary A. Aunt Wd 0 0

Vital Record of Rhode Island Edit

SHELDON, Thomas and Urania F. Aborn, eldest daughter of Capt. Jonathan, all of and at Pawtuxet, by Rev. Mr. Jacos: November 7, 1816.
SHELDON, Mrs. Urania, widow of late Thomas and daughter of late Capt. Jonathan Aborn, and Capt. Nicholas Smith, at Pawtuxet, by Rev. Mr. Curtis: March 11, 1821.