James Nelson Shelton was the son of Joe Shelton and Margaret Lee Shelton. James Shelton married Bertha Reynolds on December 22, 1912 in Knox County, Kentucky. he was killed in a mining accident at Warren Mining Camp at Warren, Knox County, Kentucky. ~~~ per Hazel Slate fell on him and crushed his chest. His death was noted as instantaneous on his death certificate.
Jim and Bertha had 11 children with 8 living to adulthood and 3 dying as babies or very young.