Aesop Shelton

Aesop Shelton

Male 1781 - 1861

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  • Name  Aesop Shelton 
    Born  1781  , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  22 Apr 1861  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I10013  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  31 Aug 2012 

    Father  Ralph Shelton, Jr.,   c. 23 Oct 1709, , Middlesex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Mar 1789, , Henry, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth,   b. Abt 1730,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  Abt 1770 
    Family ID  F6533  Group Sheet

    Family  Elizabeth Luttrell,   b. Abt 1788, , Henry, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1812, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  18 Dec 1805  , Adair, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. John Shelton,   b. Abt 1805, , , KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Maria Shelton,   b. Abt 1807, , , KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Cynthia Shelton,   b. Abt 1809, , , KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Brice David Shelton,   b. 1810, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1879, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. Jane Shelton,   b. 1812, , , TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  20 Jul 2012 
    Family ID  F7016  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • «b»Aesop«/b» Shelton was born 1777 in Virginia. He was the son of Ralph Shelton (1709?c1789) and Susannah ___ and was probably born in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.
      «b»Aesop«/b» Shelton appears on tax lists in Adair County, Kentucky, in 1804 and 1805. On 18 Dec 1805 he married Elizabeth Luttrell. He appears to have married a second time to Amy or Anna ___ (born about 1785) probably after the family had moved to Tennessee.
      «b»Aesop«/b» died 22 Apr 1861 in Lincoln Co TN and is buried at the Shelton-Porter Cemetery near Liberty Hill, in what is now Moore County, Tennessee. Amy died before «b»Aesop«/b», probably about the end of 1860 since she is listed in the 1860 US Census.
      The surviving children of «b»Aesop«/b» Shelton (1777-1861) were:
      John Shelton (born c1800 KY)
      Maria Shelton (born c1807 VA)
      Cynthia Shelton (born c1807-13 VA/KY)
      Brice David Shelton (1810 TN-1879 TN)
      Jane Shelton (born c1812 TN)
      I have other information on descendants of these children but also seek information on the related Luttrell family. Need records to prove the relationships.
      Jerry T. Limbaugh
      Winchester, Franklin County, Tennessee
      posted Shelton Family Forum Genforum.genealogy.com 5 Feb 2002 #4759
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      Will of Ralph Shelton Sr.
      Like his brother Liberty, his name is found in Casey Co., KY records in the early 19th century. Aesop Shelton appears on tax lists in Adair County, Kentucky, in 1804 and 1805. On 18 Dec 1805 he married Elizabeth Luttrell. He appears to have married a second time to Amy or Anna ___ (born about 1785), probably after the family had moved to Tennessee. Was in Lincoln County, TN, as early as 1816 when he registered his stock mark with the County Court. In 1821 he helped prove a deed for Benjamin Walker. He was appointed Constable by the County Court in 1827. Starting about 1824 he bought and entered land on both sides of Elk River. On 28 Aug 1824--50 acres of land on north side of Elk River surveyed for Aesop Shelton, entry dated 19 Jul 1824. Land joined a 51 1/2 acre tract owned by Aesop Shelton and Benjamin Walker's 40 acre tract. Chain Carriers were John Shelton and Andrew Shelton (Lincoln Co TN Survey Book for 1824-1827, page 375). At his death, he owned five slaves and some 600 acres of land in District 3 of Lincoln County, Tennessee, and on waters of Tucker Creek. 21 May 1861--Inventory of Estate of Aesop Shelton showed the five slave's names as follows: Griff..........aged 41 years; Hoskin.........aged 24 years; Dick...........aged 20 years; Goliath........aged 16 years; Aleck..........aged 14 years.
      Master Family Tree Ancestry.com Jim Smith 3 Dec 2009
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      County, Tennessee Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions Minute Book, 1814-1817

  • Sources 
    1. [S271] Kentucky Marriages, 1802-1850, Dodd, Jordan, (Provo, UT, USA: THe Generations Network, Inc., 1997. Original data: Electronic transcription of marriage records held by the individual counties in Kentucky.) (Reliability: 3).
      Spouse 1: Luttrell, Elizabeth Spouse 2: Shelton, Easop Marriage Date: 18 Dec 1805 Marriage Location: Kentucky
      Adair County