Olive Shelton

Brief Life History of Olive

When Olive Shelton was born after 1782, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, her father, Armistead Shelton, was 8246 and her mother, Susannah Shelton, was 8249. She married Beverly Shelton on 8 August 1803. She lived in Northern District, Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States for about 20 years and North, Mathews, Virginia, United States in 1860. She died after 1860, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States.

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Beverly Shelton
Olive Shelton
after 1782–1860
Marriage: 8 August 1803

Sources (7)

  • Olive Shelton in household of Unknown, "United States Census (Slave Schedule), 1850 "
  • Olive Shelton, "Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940"
  • Olive Shelton in entry for Beverly Shelton, "Virginia, Vital Records, 1715-1901"

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World Events (8)

1783 · A Free America

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.

1788 · Becomes the 10th state

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


Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.

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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