Benjamin Shelton1724 - 1798
Name Benjamin Shelton Born 18 Jun 1724 , Middlesex, VA, USA Christened 12 Jul 1724 , Middlesex, VA, USA Gender Male Died 1798 , Lunenburg, VA, USA Person ID I12518 All Family Connections Last Modified 6 Aug 2012
Father Ralph Shelton, Sr., b. 1685, d. 13 Mar 1734, , Middlesex, VA, USA Mother Mary Crispin, b. 1690, d. 1771, , Pittsylvania, VA, USA Married Abt 1707 , Middlesex, VA, USA Family ID F7225 Group Sheet
Family Mary Jane, d. Yes, date unknown Last Modified 14 Jul 2012 Family ID F7232 Group Sheet
- 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.