Absalom Shelton

Absalom Shelton

Male 1765 - 1840

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  • Name  Absalom Shelton 
    Born  1765  , Lunenburg, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  1840  , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I12828  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  12 May 2013 

    Father  Josiah Shelton,   b. Abt 1735, , Middlesex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Sep 1797, , Halifax, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Elizabeth Spencer,   b. 1740, , Middlesex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1810, , Halifax, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1759  , Middlesex, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F7298  Group Sheet

    Family 1  Mary "Polly" Clements,   b. 1775, , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, , Patrick, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  29 Jan 1791  , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Josiah C. Shelton,   b. 1795, , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Apr 1857
     2. Nancy Shelton,   b. 1802, , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified  5 Aug 2012 
    Family ID  F7309  Group Sheet

    Family 2  Mary Belcher,   b. Abt 1787, , Amelia, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1834, , Patrick, VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  25 May 1803  , Granville, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Elmira C. Shelton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Tyre Shelton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Louiza Shelton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. Ruth Shelton,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Mary "Polly" C. Shelton,   b. 1805, , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Lucinda Shelton,   b. 12 Sep 1813, , , IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1858
    Last Modified  5 Aug 2012 
    Family ID  F7310  Group Sheet

    Family 3  Mary Turner,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married  14 Dec 1834  , Clinton, IL, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Marriage Book Vol 1, p 47
    Last Modified  11 May 2013 
    Family ID  F7312  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • We know he removed to Illinois and was married thrice; He left a Last Will in which he named his children. He was named in his father's Last Will, that of Josiah Shelton, Sr. of VA.

      Seems to be a mistaken belief that he had a son Ab, Jr.; They would be related but he is probably an uncle to the younger Ab, who was likely referred to as Ab, Jr. in order to distinguish the elder Ab from the younger Ab when living in VA.

      Charles Shelton's information from "History of Bond-Montgomery Counties, Ill 1882"; transcribed by Norma Hass
      ... "marriage of Rollin C DEWEY to Elmira C. SHELTON, a native of Virginia, daughter of Absalom SHELTON and Mary BELCHER [daughter of Godfrey BELCHER], who had come Eest to Clinton, Ill in 1832, and raised five sons and one daughter."

      From Anne Kane : "Children mentioned in his estate file: Josiah C., Mary C. (m. Burton Baker), Nancy (m. Thomas Traylor), son Tyre, Lucinda (m. John Booker), Louiza (m. Joseph Gordon), Ruth (m. Joseph Morris), and Almira C. Shelton, a minor."

      Absalom and Josiah C Shelton : Original Land Owners, Clinton County, Illinois. Absalom Shelton was not referring to his second wife, Mary Belcher, in his will when he died in 1840. He was referring to his third wife, Mary Turner, whom he married 14 Dec 1834 in Clinton Co., IL (Marriage Book Vol. 1, page 47).

      Josiah C Shelton purchased two parcels of land, each containing 80 acres, of Public Domain Land in 1851, both recorded in Vol. 351, page 157 Source: Descendant of Absalum and Josiah C Shelton

  • Sources 
    1. [S40] North Carolina Marriage Collection, 1741-2004, Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2007. Original data: North Carolina County Marriage Indexes. North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, North Carolina.) (Reliability: 3).
      Name: Absalom Shelton Spouse: Polley Belcher Marriage Date: 25 May 1803 Marriage County: Granville Marriage State: North Carolina Source: Family History Library, Salt Lake City, UT