When Rebecca D. Shelton was born about 1774, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Armistead Shelton, was 22 and her mother, Susannah Shelton, was 25. She married John McCuthion Shelton on 17 March 1794, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. She died before 1844, at the age of 70.
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’.
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