Elizabeth Ann Shelton

March 1828–
South Carolina, United States

The Life of Elizabeth Ann

When Elizabeth Ann Shelton was born in March 1828, in South Carolina, United States, her father, Martin VanBruen Shelton, was 27 and her mother, Manerva Tabitha Moore, was 20. 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

Spouse and Children

Georgia, United States


    William P Turner



    Martin Staton Turner


    John Sam Turner


    Martha Turner


+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Martin VanBruen Shelton


    Manerva Tabitha Moore




    John W Shelton



    Sarah Lila Shelton


    Marcus Newton Shelton


    Virginia Caroline Shelton


+9 More Children

World Events (8)

1829 · Fort Sumter Constructed

Age 1

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

Age 4

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.

Age 32

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 (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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Sources (3)

  • Elizabeth Polk in household of Martin Shelton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • E Turmer in household of J Turmer, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Elizabeth Turner in household of John Turner, "United States Census, 1870"

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