Joshua Shelton

Joshua Shelton[1]

Male Abt 1810 - 1874

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  • Name  Joshua Shelton 
    Born  Abt 1810  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender  Male 
    Died  10 Oct 1874  Honey Grove, Fannin, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID  I8023  All Family Connections
    Last Modified  14 Nov 2012 

    Father  Anderson Shelton,   b. 1783, , , VA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Apr 1861, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother  Leah Graham,   b. 1789, , Moore, NC, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1870, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  8 Apr 1805  , Lincoln, KY, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID  F6466  Group Sheet

    Family  Mary Noles,   b. 1815, , Oglethorpe, GA, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Apr 1872, , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married  Abt 1836  , Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Eliphas Green Berry Shelton,   b. 8 Dec 1837, Fayetteville, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Nov 1926, Honey Grove, Fannin, TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     2. Benjamin Alexander Shelton,   b. 14 Aug 1841, Fayetteville, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1912, Fayetteville, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
     3. Matthew N. Shelton,   b. Aug 1848, Fayetteville, Lincoln, TN, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1930, , , TX, USA Find all individuals with events at this location
    Last Modified  15 Sep 2008 
    Family ID  F3015  Group Sheet

  • Notes 
    • Shelton and Luttrell relationship
      nataliedbauman added this on 11 Jan 2010
      rbshelton1 originally submitted this to Shelton & Wood Family Tree on 8 Aug 2008
      The Shelton family history makes some interesting twists and turns during the early 1800's, as the family expanded and continued its migration across the New World. In an attempt to explain some of the following events so that the reader may understand them, I will attempt to be as simple as possible.
      Some of the key players in this saga are *«b»Eliphaz Green Berry Shelton«/b» (1837-1926) and his wife, *«b»Mary Ann Luttrell«/b» (1842-1917). Eliphaz G.B. Shelton arrived in Honey Grove, Fannin County, Texas in 1873, with his wife, children, and probably several members of other families. Eliphaz was the son of «b»Joshua Shelton«/b» (1810-1874), who had spent most of his 64 years in Lincoln County, Tennessee. Joshua is believed to be buried in Honey Grove, Texas, but his grave site has not been located. He is recorded as having died within a year after the arrival of this Shelton family.
      Joshua Shelton is the son of «b»Anderson Shelton«/b» (1780-1867). Anderson was born in Virginia but later moved to Lincoln County, Tennessee, where he spent much of his life. Anderson Shelton was the son of «b»Hezekiah Shelton«/b» (1730-1806). Hezekiah was born in Virginia and apparently spent most of his life there, but is recorded as having died in Kentucky. Hezekiah was the son of «b»Ralph Shelton Jr«/b». (1709-1789). Records indicate that Ralph Jr. spent his entire life in Virginia and was a landowner in Halifax County, when it was formed in about 1776.
      Now, let us look at some of the other family members of Ralph Shelton Jr. One of his other sons was «b»James Shelton«/b» (1734-1816), who was also born in Virginia, but died in Lincoln Co., Tennessee. James was married to Susanna Vardaman and they had several sons and daughters. It is recorded that four of their daughters married different husbands from the Luttrell family and a fifth daughter married a husband from the Littrell family: «u»Susanna Shelton married Michael Luttrell«/u», «u»Nancy Shelton married Nathaniel Luttrell«/u», «u»Mary Minerva Shelton married William Luttrell«/u», and «u»Malinda Jane Shelton married Bluford Luttrell«/u». In addition to that, one of his other daughters, «u»Clary Shelton married Jesse Littrell«/u» (different spelling). It is believed that the Littrell family is a misspelled rendering of the Luttrell family, and though they are separate, they are probably closely related.
      Susanna Shelton's husband (Michael) was the son of «b»Michael Luttrell«/b» (1720-1778), who appears to have spent his entire life in Fauquier, Virginia, near the same location of the previously mentioned Shelton family. Michael Sr. also had a son named «b»Franklin Luttrell«/b», who was born in about 1776 in Fauquier, Virginia, but the date and location of his death is unknown. Franklin had a son named «b»Vincent Luttrell«/b» (1785-1842), who was born in Virginia and later moved to Lincoln Co., Tennessee.
      Vincent Luttrell was the father of *«b»Mary Ann Luttrell«/b», who later married *«b»Eliphaz Green Berry Shelton«/b», and were both previously listed as "key players" of the Shelton family history.
      So … it appears that «b»Ralph Shelton Jr«/b». is the great-great grandfather of «b»Eliphaz G.B. Shelton«/b», and that Ralph's granddaughter («b»Susanna Ann Shelton«/b» - in another branch of the family) is the daughter-in-law of «b»Michael Luttrell«/b», the great grandfather of *«b»Mary Ann Luttrell«/b», the wife of *«b»Eliphaz G.B. Shelton«/b». Ralph's family tree divided in Virginia, while at least two sides of it made its way across Tennessee and eventually into Texas, where it was joined together again.
      Due to the six different known marriages between the Sheltons and the Luttrells, the family history becomes very convoluted. The attempt to determine the exact relationship between some of its members, is tricky at best. Of course, we could also go back to some of the other earlier marriages within the James Shelton descendants and possibly find more information that would complicate it further. For now, I'll leave that alone.
      Bob Shelton, White Oak, Texas

  • Sources 
    1. [S424] Shelton, Eliphaz - Mary Ann Luttrell Family (Reliability: 3).