01 March 2016

From POW To Tawas Lighthouse Keeper

Lighthouse Stairs [Not Tawas Bay Lighthouse]

From the Patriot War:

Excerpts from the narrative above: "Chauncey Sheldon, a Macomb County farmer, joined the fray and was taken prisoner in Canada.  Saved from execution by flashing a Masonic sign, he was transported to Van Diemen's Land instead.  After his return to Michigan he became a lighthouse keeper at Tawas Bay.  He then lived with his daughter, Mrs. Daniel Duncan in Macomb County, Michigan.  Mr. Sheldon died in Genesee County, Michigan, about 1855."

Source - Tawas Bay

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