Elizabeth Ann Shelton

Brief Life History of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Shelton was born in March 1828, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Martin VanBuren Shelton, was 27 and her mother, Manerva Tabitha Moore, was 21. She married John Harbinger Turner Jr in 1852, in Georgia, United States. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She lived in Cass, Georgia, United States in 1860 and Acorn Tree, Paulding, Georgia, United States for about 30 years. She died in United States, and was buried in New Hope Cemetery, Wood Valley, Paulding, Georgia, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Harbinger Turner Jr
Elizabeth Ann Shelton
Marriage: 1852
William P Turner
Leonard Christopher Turner
Martin Staton Turner
John Sam Turner
Martha Turner
Jerry Lewis Turner
James Turner
Elizabeth Turner

Sources (6)

  • Elizabeth Polk in household of Martin Shelton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Shelton in entry for Jery Lewis Turner, "Alabama Deaths, 1908-1974"
  • E Turmer in household of J Turmer, "United States Census, 1860"

World Events (8)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

In 1829 Fort Sumter is constructed in the Charleston Harbor, South Carolina. Fort Sumter is most known for being the site of the first shots of the Civil War. It is barely ready when the American Civil War starts.

1832 · Worcester v. Georgia

In 1830, U.S. President Andrew Jackson signed the Indian Removal Act which required all Native Americans to relocate to areas west of the Mississippi River. That same year, Governor Gilmer of Georgia signed an act which claimed for Georgia all Cherokee territories within the boundaries of Georgia. The Cherokees protested the act and the case made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case, Worcester v. Georgia, ruled in 1832 that the United States, not Georgia, had rights over the Cherokee territories and Georgia laws regarding the Cherokee Nation were voided. President Jackson didn’t enforce the ruling and the Cherokees did not cede their land and Georgia held a land lottery anyway for white settlers.


In 1860, South Carolina quit the United States because its citizens were in favor of slavery and President Lincoln was not. The Civil War started a year later.

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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