A. T. Shelton

13 February 1829–10 April 1909 (Age 80)
Williamson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of A. T.

When A. T. Shelton was born on 13 February 1829, in Williamson, Tennessee, United States, his father, Washington Shelton, was 32 and his mother, Mary Mahaley Fields, was 17. He married Lucy L. Shelton on 12 January 1853. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in Tennessee, United States in 1870 and Civil District 6, Henry, Tennessee, United States in 1900. He died on 10 April 1909, in Perry, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 80, and was buried in Linden, Perry, Tennessee, United States.

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A. T. Shelton
Lucy L. Shelton
Marriage: 12 January 1853
Elias W Shelton
Claiborn Allen Shelton
Martha Shelton
Nancy Amarrilla Shelton
Mary Marcial Shelton
Nancy Shelton
George Andrew Shelton
James Newton Shelton
Virginia C Shelton
John Bell Shelton

Spouse and Children

12 January 1853


+5 More Children

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    Mary A. Shelton


    Elizabeth Shelton


    Virginia Shelton


+7 More Children

World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 6

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 33

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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)

  • Josephus Shelton in household of Washington Shelton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Flovans J Shelton, "United States Census, 1900"
  • F J Shelton, "United States Census, 1870"

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