Sheldon in Sacramento County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
Riot on the Cosumnes
Riot on the Cosumnes.
Erected 2001 by New Helvetia Chapter No.5, E. Clampus Vitus in cooperation with Douglas & Barbara Silva, Proprietors of Silva’s Sheldon Inn.
Marker series. This marker is included in the E Clampus Vitus marker series.
Location. 38° 25.866′ N, 121° 18.07′ W. Marker is in Sheldon, California, in Sacramento County. Marker can be reached from Grant Line Road, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is mounted on the front of the Silva’s Sheldon Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8998 Grant Line Road, Elk Grove CA 95624, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. Site of the First County Free Library Branch in California (approx. 3.6 miles away); Hasman Building/General Store (approx. 3.7 miles away); Independent Order of Odd Fellows (approx. 3.8 miles away); Rhoads School (approx. 4.6 miles away); Elitha Cumi Donner - Wilder (approx. 4.8 miles away); Old Elk Grove (approx. 4.9 miles away); The Lincoln Highway (approx. 4.9 miles away); Murphy’s Corral (approx. 5.1 miles away).
Regarding Riot on the Cosumnes. Jared Sheldon was born in Vermont. In 1832 he was in Quincy, Illinois and in 1834 was teaching school in Berne, Indiana where he married Mary Edwards in Iowa, she died six months later. In 1838 he was farming in Quincy, Illinois and bought land in St. Louis, Missouri. He then signed on as a guard for an expedition to Sante Fe and then transferred to a party heading for California. He became ill and was left behind. In 1840 he arrived in California with a passport issued in Sonora, Mexico. He was a carpenter, school teacher and millwright.
As payment for his work at the Customs House in Monterey he was offered a land grant, however he first had to find the land, convert to Catholicism and become a Mexican citizen.
He left Monterey and headed to Sutter’s Fort to find employment.
It was on this ranch that Sheldon built his gristmill.
[Source: Historic Cosumnes and The Slough House
Pioneer Cemetery, by Norma B. Ricketts - D.U.P.]
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Markers located in Sloughhouse, site of the home and gristmill of Jared Sheldon.
Also see . . . Jared Dixon Sheldon. A biography written by the Hon. Win. J Davis and published in An Illustrated History of Sacramento County, Published by Lewis Publishing Company, 1890. (Submitted on November 13, 2010.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. This page has been viewed 987 times since then and 52 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on November 13, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 2, 3. submitted on November 14, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California. 4. submitted on March 7, 2010, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.