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My Shelton Line

Descendants of Ralph Shelton

Generation One

(01) Ralph Shelton, born c1786., married first ___ Bunch c1810. They had 4 children: Jincie; Susan; Sally; and Anne who married Hugh Carroll, believed to be Cherokee Indian, and moved to McDonald County Missouri near Indian Territory.
Ralph married, Ann Taylor on 9 January 1838 in Grainger Co. Tennessee. Ann was born c1809 in Tennessee.
Children of Ralph and Ann Taylor were: Louisa (c1828) m. Hurt/Hurst; Ralph Jr (1829) m. Frances Cheatum Owens; Lettie (c1830) m. Watson; Mary A. (c1835) m. Henry Greer; Elizabeth (c1837) m. Joel Dotson; Mark (c1840) m. 1. Jestin Atkins, 2. Ollie Quail ; Anderson (c1842) m. Mary Hurt/Hurst; Penelope (c1845) m. Robert Beerler; and Melinda (c1846).
Ralph established his home on a large farm in Claiborne County Tennessee on the Clinch River near the point known as Shelton's Ford.

Generation Two

(02) Mark Shelton, born 3 March 1836-37 in Tazewell, Claiborne County Tennessee, died 7 November 1923 in Tate, Grainger County Tennessee.
Mark first married Jestin Adkins/Atkins on 27 August.1857 in Grainger County and divorced by 1870.
Jestin, born c1839 in Tennessee, was the daughter of Winright Atkins and Sarah "Sally" Claunch.
With Jestin he had two sons: Fielding (c1859); and Mark, Jr. (c1861).
Mark second married Ollie Quail about 1871, they had no children
Mark enlisted on the side of the Union in the Civil War, and was in H Co., 1st Tennessee Calvary, 1862-65.

Generation Three

(03) Fielding Shelton, born in Grainger County Tennessee, c1859, d. c1883 in Kentucky. He married Lucinda Whitis in Pulaski County Kentucky on 18 October 1877. Lucinda, born on 10 February 1860 in Pulaski County Kentucky, was the daughter of Thomas Jefferson Whitis and Elizabeth Ann Burton.
Fielding and Lucinda had two sons: Cyrus Waite (1876) and Penny (c1880).
Fielding died an untimely death about 1880-82. A family rumor relates the story that he was "lynched". All very hush hush, and no one knows if it was by the law or a mob. It is generally persumed this all happened in Pulaski County KY.
Not long after, Lucinda and her two small boys moved to Texas Lucinda and her two small boys moved to Texas, either with or shortly after her parents and some of her brothers and sisters. The Whitis first settled in Williamson County Texas near Round Rock. In the 1900 census Lucinda's parents are in Lampasas County Texas where they remained.
Lucinda married twice more, both times to a Smith, who were brothers. She married J.J. Smith on 22 January 1883 in Burnet County Texas. She third married Archibald Monroe Smith 19 May 1890.
Lucinda died on 15 July 1921 and is buried in the Tobey Cemetery near Okalla, Burnet County Texas.

Generation Four

(04) Cyrus Waite"Cye" Shelton was born in Pulaski County Kentucky on 20 August 1878. He died on 13 December 1952 in Lampasas, Lampasas County Texas. He was married twice.
His first wife was Alice Jernigan, married about 1900. They had four children:
Cyrus Waite Shelton, Jr, born 13 march 1902 in Bartlett, Texas
Hubert Shelton, born 21 December 1904, died 30 April 1905 in Lampasas County Texas.
Anne May Shelton, born 17 June 1906 in Oakalla, Burnet County Texas.
Clistia Bertha Shelton, born 28 December 1908 in Oakalla, Burnet County Texas.
Jesse James Shelton, born 30 July 1911 in Oakalla, Burnet County TX

He second married Susie Regina Banks on 13 December 1913. Susie, born on 4 August 1891 in Augusta, Richmond County Georgia, was the daughter of William M. Banks and Alice V. Rutledge.

Cye and Susie had four children:
Floyd Phelan Shelton, born 20 December 1914 in Spur, Dickens County Texas.
Dayton Earl Shelton, born 17 January 1916 in Burnet County Texas.
Walker Banks Shelton, born 28 December 1917 in Burnet County Texas.
Leona Alice Shelton, born 28 June 1919 in Burnet County Texas.


Notes and Sources:

marriage records: Grainger County Tennessee; Pulaski County Kentucky.
Census and Tax records: Kentucky, and Tennessee.
Civil War Pension record: Mark Shelton, Union Army, H Co., 1st Tn Calvary 1862-1865.

Ralph Shelton is generally believed to be connected to the family of Ralph and Mary Shelton of Middlesex County VA.
A Mark Shelton married Frances Pointer in Pulaski County Kentucky 1882. Is this the son of Jestin and Mark? Since their son Fielden married in Pulaski County 1877 it seems reasonable. (need more information)

Jestin listed as "Jane" Shelton in the 1870 census, Laurel County KY and 1880 Pulaski County KY.

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