Saturday, August 14, 2010

Surname Saturday: SHELTON

Shelton was my maternal great-grandmother's maiden name. I can trace back six generations in this line, from Winn Parish, Louisiana; to Alabama; Giles County, Tennessee; Adair County, Kentucky; and Virginia:

1. Addilee Tennessee Shelton, 1890 - 1977
2. Levi Marion Shelton, 1863 - 1941
3. Jacob Shelton, 1822 - 1874
4. Mark Shelton, 1784 - 1853
5. Stephen W. Shelton, 1760 - 1828
6. James Shelton, 1739 - ?

The hand-colored photo to the right is of Levi Marion Shelton and his wife, Sarianne Spikes (1871 - 1935). It was taken in Louisiana sometime in the 1920s or early 1930s. They had 12 children, nine of whom survived into adulthood.

© Amanda Pape - 2010

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