Rebecca D. Shelton

Femaleabout 1774–before 1844

Brief Life History of Rebecca D.

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.

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

Sources (3)

  • Rebecca Shelton, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Rebecca Shelton in entry for John M Shelton, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"
  • Marriage bonds book, 1767-1861; marriage register, 1861-1900

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  • Marriage
    17 March 1794Pittsylvania, 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 (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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