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Twelfth Generation


73. Martin Shelton (Roderick , John , Ralph , Ralph , Peter , (Sir) John , William , William , Ralph , John , John ) was born about 1775/1784 in Henry Co, Va. He died in 1826/1827 in Shelton Laurel, Buncombe Co, NC.

Census:
1800 - Buncombe Co., NC (p188) Martin SHELTON
1 male 16-25 (1775-1784)

1810 - Buncombe Co., NC (p80b) Martin SHELTON
1 male 26-44 (1766-1784)

1820 - Buncombe Co., NC (p106) Martin SHELTON
1 male 26-44 (1776-1794)

Martin married Nancy Willard/Stanton, daughter of John Shelton "Shell" Stanton and unknown. Nancy was born in 1776 in Probably in, Henry Co, Va. She died after 1850 in Shelton Laurel, Madison Co, NC.

Census:
1800 - Buncombe Co., NC (p188) w/Martin SHELTON
1 female 16-25 (1775-1784)

1830 - Buncombe Co., NC (p304, 3rd Div/Regt), Nancy SHELTON 1 female 50-59 (1771-1780)

1840 - Yancey Co., NC (p281), Nancy SHELTON
1 female 50-59 (1781-1790)

1850 - Yancey Co., NC (462b, 5 Nov, 1098/1156)
w/Roderick SHELTON, Nancy, age 74, POB VA, CNRW

Martin and Nancy had the following children:

  85 F i Sarah Shelton was born about 1795 in NC.
        Sarah married John Chandler.
+ 86 F ii Ursula Shelton was born about 1802 and died after 1850.
+ 87 F iii Elizabeth Shelton was born about 1807.
  88 M iv Solomon Shelton was born about 1810 in Shelton Laurel, , NC.
        Solomon married Judith Nichols.
  89 M v James Shelton was born about 1811 in Shelton Laurel, , NC.
  90 M vi John Shelton was born about 1812 in Shelton Laurel, , NC.
+ 91 F vii Nancy Shelton was born about 1816.
+ 92 M viii Martin Shelton Jr. was born on 12 Dec 1817.
+ 93 F ix Rhonda Shelton was born in Mar 1819 and died after 1900.
  94 M x Roderick Shelton was born about 1822 in , , NC.
        Roderick married Mary Mercer.

74. David Shelton (Roderick , John , Ralph , Ralph , Peter , (Sir) John , William , William , Ralph , John , John ) was born about 1778 in , , Henry Co., Va. He died in 1858 in Shelton Laurel, Madison Co., NC.

The following was written in 1963 and seems to have been resolved that David was actually a son of Roderick Shelton. (Joe Payne)

"There is much disagreement as to whether Roderick Shelton or David Shelton was the first Shelton to settle in Shelton Laurel, and therefore considered the founder of Shelton Laurel. Roderick Shelton appeared in the Buncombe Co. census beginning with 1800. There is conflicting accounts as to who were his parents, but general agreement was that he was a Revolutionary War Veteran from Virginia. General agreement also is that he married Sarah Briggs, and that he had other wives; one, a Cherokee Indian woman by the name of "Nora" or "Ursula" or "Glumdalclitch" aka "Mary Franklin", aka "Mary Stevens Franklin". There just doesn't seem to be any way to choose between the various possibilities. There is some disagreement as to whether David Shelton was Roderick's son, or that David was Roderick's brother. In Buncombe County land records, their is a transfer of land to Roderick Shelton as early as August 27, 1800 and a transfer of land to David Shelton as early as December 10, 1801."

The above taken from:

"The Sheltons" by Claymon (Clay) Hensley -Copyright 1985 page 55 & 56. Some list David's death date as Jan. 19, 1863 Madison Co.-NC.

From SHELTON FAMILIES OF McMINN CO. TENNESSEE - James Shelton "David Shelton, son of Roderick and Sarah Briggs Shelton, was born in Henry County, Virginia about 1778. He does not show in the census of 1800 in Roderick's family in Buncombe County, NC, he then being about 22 years of age and out on his won, though he doesn't show as the head of a family in the county either in the census of that year. In the census of 1810 he shows in Buncombe County with a family as follows:
Males, 4 under 10, 1 10-26, 1 26-45; females, 1 under 10, 1 10-26, 1 26-45; 2 blacks.
For 1830: Males, 3 under 5, 1 10-15, 2 15-20, 2 20-30, and 1 50-60; females, 1 under 5, 2 5-10, 1 20-30, and 1 40-50. The elderly male shown in the 1810 census at "45 up" was likely a grandparent.
David Shelton lived at Shelton Laurel in Buncombe County, North Carolina and is usually considered to have been the founder of that branch of the Sheltons, although his father Roderick and Roderick's cousin David Shelton were the original property owners there. On a visit to Shelton Laurel in May, 1971 this scribe was happy to become acquainted with William Bud Shelton. He owned a nice home there at Allaghany. He was knowledgeable in the history of the Sheltons there. Born in 1896, he was the great-grandson of David, being grandson of James and son of John A. Shelton. He had a copy of the letter shown page 7 from John Shelton, son of David, grandson of Roderick, written in 1905 to one James L. Wilmath."

David married Catherine Miller about 1776 in , , TN. Catherine was born about 1780 in , , TN.

They had the following children:

  95 F i Nancy Shelton was born about 1797.
  96 M ii Isaac Shelton was born in 1812 in , , NC.

http://www.obcgs.com/shelton.htm

Benny E. Hensley's SHELTON ANCESTRY
I. Roderick Shelton (b. 1755 Amelia, VA) married Ursula Willard. Was on 1800 Buncombe Co. Census.
II. David Shelton (b. 1776; d. 1858) married Catherine Miller. Lived: Buncombe, Yancey, Madison Co., NC

III. Isaac Shelton (b. 1812) married Rachel Torres (b. 1826). Lived: Buncombe, Yancey, Madison Co., NC

IV. David Shelton, II (b. 1843; d. 1916) married Caroline Hensley (b. 1842; d. 1924). Lived: Madison Co., NC; moved to Cocke Co., then Unicoi Co., TN.

V. Isaac Shelton (b. 1823) married Rachel Torres (b. 1826) Lived: Buncombe Co., NC

VI. David Shelton (b. 1843; d. 1916) married Caroline Hensley. Lived Madison Co., NC and Cocke County, TN

VII. Ealy Married Shelton (b. 1865; d. 1924) married James Norton (b. 1855; d. 1928). Lived Madison Co., NC and Cocke and Greene Counties, TN

VII. Lucinda Norton (b. 1901; d. 1966) married Elbert H. Hensley (b. 1893; d. 1959) Lived Greene, Cocke, and Unicoi Counties, TN

VIII. Carmon E. Hensley (b. 1934; d. 1972) married Evelean Jennings (b. 1937). Lived in Washington and Cocke Counties, TN

IX. Benny E. Hensley (b. 1955) married Sharon A. Cody (b. 1957). Lives in Greene County, TN
        Isaac married Rachel Torres. Rachel was born in 1812.
  97 M iii Thomas Shelton was born about 1802.
  98 M iv Alexander Shelton was born about 1804.
  99 M v William Shelton was born about 1807.
  100 M vi Eliphaz Shelton was born about 1811.
  101 M vii David Shelton was born about 1814.

DAVID SHELTON
submitted by Barbara Blankenship, Knoxville, TN 37923
"David Shelton, born Buncombe County, North Carolina, Sept. 15, 1812; died Feb. 15, 1897. One of the first white settlers in Mason County, whose Donation Claim is the site of the City of Shelton. Mr. Shelton took an active part in civic affairs, being the first mayor of the town, school superintendent, and also a member of the first state legislative assembly.
"The Simmons mill on Mill Creek was the first industrial enterprise in Mason County. The first Pilgrims, one might say, had arrived a few weeks before. They were David Shelton and his family. They had come from Missouri by ox team, with brief stops at Fort Vancouver, down on the Columbia, and Olympia. Their Plymouth Rock is now Shelton's Point, and their homestead was a land donation claim on which the business district of Shelton now stands."

Source: Green Commonwealth, A Narrative of the Past and a Look at the Future of One Forest Products Community, by Steward Holbrook. Published for their friends by Simpson Logging Company, Shelton, Washington State -- 1895 - 1945. Illustrated by Phyllis Heady and printed by Frank McCaffrey at his Dogwood Press, Seattle.--"A Lot of Bunkum," August 1987, Vol. VIII, #8, p. 87-113
  102 F viii Sally Shelton was born about 1816.
  103 F ix Judith Shelton was born in 1833 in , , NC.

AHNENTAFEL

Oviet Vance Shelton PARENTS
2. Armstrong Shelton born 25-Apr-1861, married (1) Sarah Carter, married (2) 19-Jun-1887, in Madison Co.-NC, Mary McIntosh, married (3) 11-Sep-1891, in Madison Co.-NC, Polly Chandley, married (4) Milam Chandley. Armstrong died 17-Feb-1943, Madison Co.-NC, Buried: Sol Shelton Cemetery - Shelton Laurel. Aka "Armp"
3. Polly Chandley born 2-Dec-1875, died 12-Feb-1961, Madison Co.-NC.

GRANDPARENTS
4. Solomon Chandley and Judith Shelton. Aka "Sol"

5. Judith Shelton born 1833, Madison Co.-NC - Shelton Laurel, and Solomon Chandley, and Abner Tweed. Judith died 27-Aug-1911, Madison Co.-NC. Solomon: Aka "Sol"

6. Clark Chandley married Easter Franklin.

7. Easter Franklin.

GREAT GRAND PARENTS
8. Solomon Stanton married Sarah Chandley.

9. Sarah Chandley married (1) Solomon Stanton, married (2) UNKNOWN Muncher.

10. David Shelton born ABT 1776, VIRGINIA, married Catherine Miller. David died 1858, Madison Co.-NC, Buried: Judith Shelton Cemetery - Madison Co.-NC. David was the founder of Shelton Laurel, which was located in Buncombe Co.-NC at the time of discovery. David and Catherine moved to NC about 1795. They settled about one half mile above the Allegheny Church. They built for themselves a one room log cabin.

DAVID SHELTON"There is much disagreement as to whetherRoderick Shelton or David Shelton was the first Shelton to settle in Shelton Laurel, and therefore considered the founder of Shelton Laurel. Roderick Shelton appeared in the Buncombe Co. census beginning with 1800. There is conflicting accounts as to who were his parents, but general agreement was that he was a Revolutionary War Veteran from Virginia. General agreement also is that he married Sarah Briggs, and that he had other wives; one, a Cherokee Indian woman by the name of "Nora" or "Ursula" or "Glumdalclitch" aka "Mary Franklin", aka "Mary Stevens Franklin". There just doesn't seem to be any way to choose between the various possibilities. There is some disagreement as to whether David Shelton was Roderick's son, or that David was Roderick's brother. In Buncombe County land records, their is a transfer of land to Roderick Shelton as early as August 27, 1800 and a transfer of land to David Shelton as early as December 10, 1801."

The above taken from:

"The Sheltons" by Claymon (Clay) Hensley -Copyright 1985 page 55 & 56. Some list David's death date as Jan. 19, 1863 Madison Co.-NC.

11. Catherine Miller born ABT 1777, died Madison Co.-NC, Buried: Judith Shelton Cemetery - Madison Co.-NC.

GREAT GREAT GRAND PARENTS
20. James Shelton born CIR 1726\36, Christ Church Parish - Middlesex Co.-VA, married Jencia UNKNOWN.
JAMES SHELTON "Born 1726 - Christ Church Parish, Middlesex Co.-VA. Wife - Janice. He probably married more than once as he had 13 sons. He was born 6 years before George Washington (1732, Westmoreland, Co.) not too far distant from his birthplace. We know that one of his sons, Rodrick, fought under George Washington during the Revolutionary War.
His sons moved from Virginia to Tennessee and Missouri and settled those areas. Two sons, James and Thomas and a daughter Sarah, settled in central North Carolina."
The above taken from: A letter sent to Pack Memorial Library - Ashevile, NC by Charlie Metcalf on April 26, 1968.

21. Jencia UNKNOWN.

3rd GREAT GRAND PARENTS
40. Ralph Shelton born CIR 1685\87, Middlesex Co.-VA, married ABT 1706, in Middlesex Co.-VA, Mary Crispen. Ralph died 1733. Ralph Shelton and the Sheltons of Carotoman, Lancaster Co, Currioman, Westmoreland Co, and Rural Plains, Hanover Co, are all one family. Birth and baptismal records on most of Ralph and Mary's children are given in Christ Church Register. Ralph's will dated March 10, 1773, Middlesex Co.-VA proven April 2, 1734. Mary: Note spelling of surname: "Crispen"- "Crospen". Mary's will was made June 20, 1750 in Amelia Co. and proved in Pittsylvania Co. in 1770.

41. Mary Crispen married (1) ABT 1706, in Middlesex Co.-VA, Ralph Shelton married (2) William Clark. Mary died 1765. Mary's will was made June 20, 1750 in Amelia Co. and proved in Pittsylvania Co. in 1770. William: Note spelling of surname: "Clark" - "Clock".

4th GREAT GRAND PARENTS
80. Peter Shelton born 1664, married (1) 2-Mar-1684, in Middlesex Co.-VA, Susannah Jackson, married (2) Abibail UNKNOWN. Peter died 1-Nov-1718. Note surname spelling: "Chelton" - "Shilton". On record as grandson of James Shelton that came to Virginia in 1610. Was living in Middlesex Co.-VA in 1685.

81. Susannah Jackson born CIR 1665. Note surname spelling: "Jaxon" - "Jackson".

5th GREAT GRAND PARENTS
160. Ralph Shelton married Name UNKNOWN. Records in England and Bermuda where he lived, none in Virginia or Maryland. On record as son of James and brother of Thomas.

161. Name UNKNOWN.

6th GREAT GRAND PARENTS
320. James Shelton married Ann UNKNOWN. James died 1668, Barbados, BERMUDA. Came to America in June 1610 with his relative Lord Delaware and was a resident of Jamestown in 1620; member of the first courts of America 1619 & 1624. Moved to Bermuda about 1630 after trade was opened and died in Barbados 1668.

321. Ann UNKNOWN.

SOURCES:"Armstrong and Polly (Chandley) Shelton" Article 525 by Violet Marchbanks Cook Old Buncombe County Heritage Book - Vol. II compiled by Old Buncombe County Genealogical Society - Asheville, NC. PAGES 126, 332, 333; "The Sheltons" by Claymon (Clay) Hensley - Huntsville, AL Published in 1985 Copyright 1985 PAGES 17, 38, 56-A, 62, 66, 69, 71, 74, 127, 152, 166-K, 199; Gary Steven Shelton - PO Box 7 - Flag Pond, TN 37657-0007 - 704-656-2396 March 23, 1991 Now resides in Pacificia, CA; Carolyn H. Lyda - 6255 Dayton Pike Box 4 - Hixson, TN 37343 - March 20, 1980; Naomi Hooper Green - 233 E. Harvard Ave - Anchorage, AK 99501 -Jan. 1990 907-278-2352.
        Judith married (1) Solomon Sol Chandley.
        Judith also married (2) Abner Tweed.

84. William Duckworth Franklin (Roderick , John , Ralph , Ralph , Peter , (Sir) John , William , William , Ralph , John , John ) was born about 1796 in NC. He died on 6 Jan 1860 in NC and was buried in Duck's Mill Br, Shelton Laurel, Madison Co, NC. His sealing to parents was submitted. His baptism was submitted. His endowment was submitted.

SHELTON FAMLIES OF McMINN CO. TENNSSEE, James Shelton.

Duck Shelton, said to be son of Roderick by Mary Franklin, a Cherokee Indian girl, was born about 1798. Duck Shelton was said to have been supported and cared for by Roderick. Records show that he married and had a daughter, Mahalia Shelton, who married a Union soldier, Alexander Griffin. Duck Shelton reportedly had a silver mine which he worked, and from the silver he produced minted coins. The silver being of a high grade of purity, the coins had a higher silver content than those frm the Philadelphia mint. In 1848 he was found guilty in a Yancey County court of making and passing counterfit money and was sentenced to have 30 lashes to be administered by the Sheriff. Traditionally, the mine was so well hidden that it has not been found to this day. William Bud Shelton is said to have had the silver molds supposed to have been used by Duck in minting his silver coins. Duck Shelton died in 1860.

William married Nancy Bowman, daughter of Jacob Bowman and Margaret Johnson, on 13 Aug 1818 in , , Greene, North Carolina. Their sealing was submitted. Nancy was born about 1802 in NC. She died after 1850 in Duck's Mill Br, Shelton Laurel, Madison Co, NC.

They had the following children:

+ 104 M i Russell (Hugh) Franklin was born on 12 Oct 1824 and died on 9 Jun 1864.
  105 F ii Mahalia Shelton.
        Mahalia married Alexander Griffin.

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