The Families of James Shelton
McMinn County, Tennessee
and His Father
of Buncombe County, North Carolina
and Their Antecedents
Arthur Paul Shelton
(Permission for use of this genealogical research book granted by the estate of and son of Arthur Paul Shelton, A. Paul Shelton, Jr., March 4, 2003)
"Permission is granted to reproduce the work for educational and non-commercial research purposes, so long as appropriate attribution is made."
A. Paul Shelton, Jr.
P.O. Box 30044
Knoxville, Tn 37930
(Copies available, please contact Mr. Shelton at this address for details.)
The above coat of arms is in accordance with the blazon for the Shelton family in England in 1600.
Arms: Azure on a cross of amulet gules.
Crest: A sheldrake proper.
Motto: Optimum pati (It is best to suffer).
This book is dedicated to the memory of Grover H. Shelton late of Abingdon, Virginia (1915 - 1987) and Colonel Lee M. Shelton late of Poulsbo, Washington (1917 - 1985) each for his exemplary character, for their extensive research in family history and for their dedication to having our family's genealogy accurately recorded.
JAMES A. SHELTON 1791 -1879
NOTE: In order to reduce loading times of the sections of this document we have created separate files for the pictures and other documents. If, during your reading of this book, you see missing page numbers you will find those pages will be scanned documents placed in these separate files. Links at the bottom of this page will lead you to these pages.
index still under construction
Index of Names Link, Page 411 - 572
Follow this link for an index of names included in this book.
I Lineage, Page 1 - 2
II Authentication, Page 3 - 12
III James Shelton (8), Page 13 - 150
Chapter 3 is 137 pages, of which many are pictures and documents. Most of these are scanned into .jpeg files so they may be clearly viewed. By doing this, the files are, naturally larger. For this reason each picture or document is placed in a separate file and linked from its position in Chapter 3. The census data will also be loaded into a separate file with links to it.
IV Roderick Shelton (7), Page 151 - 241
Chapter IV is fairly large so please allow time for download
V John Shelton (6), Page 242 - 248
VI Ralph Shelton (5), Page 249 - 297
VII Ralph Shelton (4), Page 298 - 334
VIII Peter Shelton (3), Page 335 - 336
IX Ralph Shelton (2), Page 337
X James Shelton (1), Page 338 - 357
XI Miscellaneous addenda, Page 358
A Guide to Pictures and Documents
To view the data below please follow the link to the chapter which has the page number...see above.
Census Data Page 122-144
1850 Bradley Co., TN, Page 128
1860 Bradley Co., TN, Page 134
1870 Bradley Co., TN., Page 139
1830 McNairy Co., TN., Page 122
1840 Polk Co., TN., Page 125
1850 Polk Co., TN., Page 130
1850 Greene Co., TN., Page 130
1800 Buncombe Co., NC, Page 7
1800 Buncombe Co., NC, Page 18
1810 Buncombe Co., NC, Page 18
1810 Buncombe Co., NC, Page 234
1820 Buncombe Co., NC, Page 18
1820 Buncombe Co., NC, Page 235
1830 Buncombe Co., NC, page 235
1870 Greene Co., Missouri, page 149
1870 McDonald Co., Missouri, Page 150
1790 Virginia, Page 367
1790 Connecticut, Page 374
Virginia, Page 384
North Carolina, Page 385
Kentucky - Tennessee, Page 386
McMinn County, Tennessee, Page 50
McMinn County, Tennessee, Page 51
Buncombe Co., NC, Page 5
Buncombe Co., NC, Page 6
Claiborne Co., TN, Page 146
Pittsylvania Co., Virginia, Page 286
Pittsylvania Co., VA., Page 287
Pittsylvania Co., VA., Page 288
Pittsylvania Co., VA., Page 289
Pittsylvania Co., VA., Page 290
Pittsylvania Co., VA., Page 291
Pittsylvania Co., VA., Page 292
Yancey County, NC, Page 240
EXCERPTS OF MARRIAGE RECORDS:
Pittsylvania County, VA, Page 292
Pittsylvania Co., VA, Page 293
Pittsylvania Co., VA, Page 294
Pittsylvania Co., VA, Page 295
Patrick County, Virginia, Page 283
Patrick County, Virginia, Page 284
McMinn County, TN, Page 145
McMinn County, TN, Page 146
Connecticut, Page 374
Connecticut, Page 375
EXCERPTS OF WILL AND ESTATE RECORDS:
McMinn County, TN, Pages 144
McMinn County, TN, Page 145
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Pages 295
Pittsylvania County, Virginia, Page 298
SKETCH OF FLATBOAT OF 1820, PAGE 22
Pension Certificate, James Shelton (8), War of 1812, Approved March 9, 1878, Page 16
Land Grant to James Shelton of 156 acres on original homestead in McMinn County, Tennessee, signed by Sam Houston, Governor, 1827, Page 20
Papers showing service record of William C. Shelton, Captain in Union Army from induction on November 11, 1861, to muster out on June 30, 1865, Page 70
Papers showing service record of William C. Shelton, Captain in Union Army from induction on November 11, 1861 to Muster out on June 30, 1865, Page 71
William C. Shelton papers in connection with his application for discharge from Army Account of Disability, 1864, Page 72, page 73, page 74, page 75, page 76
Paper: "THE TURNING POINT", by Marla Shelton, Page 403 Page 404
Reid and Carolyn Walker, 1966, Page 34
Many, many thanks to all who helped with this project. Sheila "Spirithawk" Gibson, Theresa Hutchins, Delores Davis, Myrna Lazenby, Vickie Cannon, Sally Baughn, Charles Sisk and Patricia Shelton are the folks who edited all 572+ pages. Mr. Ray Shelton who spent weeks scanning the pages and the pictures...God bless his dedication....God bless you all. All are members of the great Shelton family.
Joyce Gaston Reece, May 2003 firstname.lastname@example.org
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