Benjamin Shelton

Benjamin Shelton

Male 1724 - 1798

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  • Name  Benjamin Shelton 
    Born  18 Jun 1724  , Middlesex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened  12 Jul 1724  , Middlesex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1798  , Lunenburg, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I12518  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  6 Aug 2012 

    Father  Ralph Shelton, Sr.,   b. 1685,   d. 13 Mar 1734, , Middlesex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Mary Crispin,   b. 1690,   d. 1771, , Pittsylvania, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1707  , Middlesex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7225  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Jane,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Last Modified  14 Jul 2012 
    Family ID  F7232  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • 9. Benjamin b. 18 Jun 1724 Middlesex Co., VA. (Christ Church Parish Records), d. (unknown), m. Mary UNKNOWN. a book in the Dallas Library "«i»The Sheltons Lineal Descendants from Ancient, Medieval & Modern Kings & from Fifteen Sureties for the Magna Charta«/i»" by Kathryn Morris Brown, published in Knoxville, TN 1981, page 69 shows Benjamin's wife as Mary ________. He owned land on the head of Haw Fork of Buck Branch in Pittsylvania Co., VA. He and Mary had a son Benjamin Jr. and possibly several more children, some give the names a two others as Clever and Leonard. He reportedly received a grant for 119ac in Amelia County, located on the South Fork of the Little Nottoway River, 28 Mar 1759, but sold it on 24 Nov 1763 to his brother James Shelton described as being on Stone House Branch...witnessed by Thomas Payne, Daniel D. Shelton, and John Anderson. In 1764 he bought land on the north fork of the Nottoway Rier and on 24 May 1770 Benjamin and wife Mary sold their land and moved to Pittsylvania County, settling close by his brother Crispin Shelton. In 1782 Benjamin sold 200ac on Haw Fork of Buck Branch to his nephew Joel Shelton who was then relocating from Amelia. The 1785 tax list includes Benjamins' household with 8 family members. By 1790, Benjamin was living in the Hillsborough Dist., Caswell Co., NC.