Rebecca D. Shelton

about 1774–before 1844 (Age 70)
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of Rebecca D.

When Rebecca D. Shelton was born about 1774, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Armistead Shelton, was 21 and her mother, Susannah Shelton, was 24. She married John McCuthion Shelton on 17 March 1794, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States. She died before 1844, at the age of 69.

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John McCuthion Shelton
Rebecca D. Shelton
Marriage: 17 March 1794

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17 March 1794
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

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World Events (8)


Age 2

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 6

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

Age 20

The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

Name Meaning

English (mainly Nottinghamshire): habitational name from any of various places, for example in Nottinghamshire, Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire, which are named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + tūn ‘enclosure’, ‘settlement’.

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

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  • Rebecca Shelton, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"

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