Martha "Patsy" Shelton

Brief Life History of Martha "Patsy"

When Martha "Patsy" Shelton was born about 1788, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Armistead Shelton, was 36 and her mother, Susannah Shelton, was 39. She died in 1883, at the age of 96.

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Family Time Line

Armistead Shelton
1753–1844
Susannah Shelton
1750–1816
Rebecca D. Shelton
1774–1844
Stephen D Shelton
1777–1822
Henrietta "Ritta" Shelton
1785–1835
Martha "Patsy" Shelton
1788–1883
Susan Shelton
1798–1843
Selah Shelton
1781–1859
Olive Shelton
1782–1860
Vincent H Shelton
1789–1878
Wesley Shelton
1796–1861

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    World Events (8)

    1788 · The First Presidential Election

    The First Presidential election was held in the newly created United States of America. Under the Articles of Confederation, the executive branch of the country was not set up for an individual to help lead the nation. So, under the United States Constitution they position was put in. Because of his prominent roles during the Revolutionary War, George Washington was voted in unanimously as the First President of the United States.

    1788 · Becomes the 10th state

    On June 25, 1788 Virginia became the 10th state. 

    1819 · Panic! of 1819

    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 

    Name Meaning

    English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name primarily from Shelton (Nottinghamshire), but also from Shelton (Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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