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Laurie Bickel Machen
William Shelton 1792-1852
Hi, Can you email me your phone number. My email is My uncle just came home from Mason County, Kentucky. He went out to the Finch Cemetery. You made a requested for William Shelton b. 1796, d. 1852 back on. Nov 02, 2014. I have a lot of documents for that cemetery. I would love to talk to you. Hope to hear from you. Laurie Bickel Machen
Added by Laurie Bickel Machen on Jun 21, 2016 6:18 PM
John Shelton
RE: David V. Shelton

Wonderful idea. I'll leave my email address on my contributor page for a few days until I hear from you.

All the best,
Added by John Shelton on Feb 22, 2016 1:27 PM
John Shelton
David V. Shelton
HI Brenda,

You are correct. He was Leonard Baker Shelton, named I am sure, for Ann Baker's father Leonard Baker. The latter was a Baptist minister who signed a declaration of ministers supporting the Revolutionary Government during the Revolution. I looked in my notes again and didn't see any reference to an earlier marriage for David, but I'll keep searching it.

Leonard Vaden Shelton was a son of William Dozier Shelton. Vaden, as they called him, died from complications of appendicitis while he was a college student. There is currently a Leonard Vaden Shelton who descended from a nephew of the above Vaden.

Yes, it's hard to trace the Thomas/Peter lineage, especially since so many of the descendants think they descended from the Rural Plains Sheltons. I think that fiction began with a 1930's book called The Sheltons of England and America. I believe the DNA studies have now laid that notion to rest. That still doesn't help us much with the tracing, unfortunately.

Thanks again for being in touch.

Best wishes,
Added by John Shelton on Feb 15, 2016 10:08 AM
John Shelton
RE: David Valentine Shelton
Hi Brenda,

As far as I know, David and Ann had only the 6 boys. They are easy to find and 4 of them have death certificates in VA. Leonard Vaden died at age 2 or so. James died in 1898. VA didn't keep vital records from 1896 to 1912.. I have some leaves from an old family Bible with this information. It does not mention stillbirths, infants who died shortly after birth, etc. Very possible there were some of them.

Best regards,
Added by John Shelton on Feb 12, 2016 2:18 PM
John Shelton
RE: David Valentine Shelton
Hello again Brenda,

I don't know for certain if David V married before Ann Baker or not. I once read some speculation about that although I've never seen anything concrete about it. It is certainly possible since he was almost 35 when he married Ann. But a review of both the Mecklenburg County, VA, records and the marriage records in Caswell County do not show another marriage. It is worth noting that two researchers, Margaret Augusta Shelton and Dr. James Morris Bagby, both Shelton descendants and unfortunately both deceased, found no evidence of that. They also found no evidence of any link to Rural Plains for David Shelton of Caswell. John Shelton m. Eleanor Parks had a brother named David, but he would have been at least 15 years old when David of Caswell was born. People seem to get them confused. Shelton DNA studies also link David of Caswell to the Thomas/Peter Shelton line of New Kent/Hanover/Louisa and not to the Rural Plains family. I hope that helps some.

I would love to know something about Henry of Albemarle County, the brother of David of Caswell.

Thanks again for making contact.
Best wishes,
Added by John Shelton on Feb 12, 2016 1:20 PM
John Shelton
RE: David Valentine Shelton
Hello Brenda,
It is so nice to hear from you. I wish I had more to offer you, but I really don't. I have a solid paper trail back through David Valentine to David Shelton of Caswell, my ggg-grandfather. From there, it gets murky although I'm 90% certain that Thomas was his father. David, and probably Henry, were born in the part of Hanover County that is now Louisa County, VA. Louisa split off in 1742. The Hanover County records were burned twice: once in the Revolution and once in the Civil War after they had been moved for safekeeping to the Confederate Archives (some safekeeping, huh?).

The Caswell County Historical Society has noted that David was the son of Thomas of Louisa County, VA. I don't know what their proof is, if any; but they seem dead certain of it. I've never been able to prove this link, but I haven't tried too hard. David did go to Caswell with his brother-in-law, Nicholas Matlock. They are both all over the records in Caswell. David was the county's first high sheriff, and he served in the NC General Assembly during the Revolution.

I am going to Canada for a few weeks soon, but I'll try to do a little digging when I get back. I live close to Mecklenburg County, and I've plundered the recrods there several times. I can always look some more. I may also, at some point, get to Caswell and look around some more also.

Thank you for making contact. I'm always happy to find a new cousin. BTW, I would lke to know if Henry, brother of David of Caswell, also came to Caswell. I believe there is a Henry Shelton in the records there who would have been to old to have been David's son Henry.

All the best,
Added by John Shelton on Sep 14, 2015 6:26 PM
Laurie Wilson
Cynthia Shelton
Thanks for the great photo.☺
Added by Laurie Wilson on Jun 02, 2015 8:55 PM
W.O. Lyle, Jr.
It appears that my father's baby brother's memorial has been deleted. I had requested that his memorial be transferred to me. Can you tell me why it was deleted? Also, the name of the church is Little River Presbyterian Church, not Chapel. This was my g-grandfather's church, it was built on his land.
Added by BKL on May 11, 2014 2:41 PM
John Samuel Lyle
You must be a descendant of John S. Lyle. Did you know that it was he and my g-grandfather James Wm. Lyle (supplied the lumber) who built the Little River Church? It is also known as Lyle Chapel.
Added by BKL on Dec 08, 2013 5:31 PM
Nancy Shelton-Licini
Shelton & Fauber
Seeking the parents of William Emmett Shelton. William married Matilda Louise Fauber.
N Licini
Added by Nancy Shelton-Licini on Jun 26, 2013 7:18 AM
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