Joseph Young Shelton

10 April 1866–14 March 1954 (Age 87)
Pickens, Alabama, United States

The Life of Joseph Young

When Joseph Young Shelton was born on 10 April 1866, in Pickens, Alabama, United States, his father, Louis Henry Shelton, was 23 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Huff, was 22. He married Mollie Tabitha Lawrence in September 1888. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Beat 4, Lowndes, Mississippi, United States in 1880 and Election Precinct 5 Henry, Pickens, Alabama, United States for about 40 years. He died on 14 March 1954, at the age of 87, and was buried in Andrews Chapel Cemetery, Liberty, Pickens, Alabama, United States.

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Joseph Young Shelton
Mollie Tabitha Lawrence
Marriage: September 1888
Maggie Virginia Lena Shelton
James Reed Shelton
Lila Mae Shelton
Tabitha Lucile Shelton
Boyd Nathaniel Shelton
Fred Shelton
Daisey Shelton

Spouse and Children

September 1888


    Maggie Virginia Lena Shelton


    James Reed Shelton


    Lila Mae Shelton


    Tabitha Lucile Shelton



+2 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Louis Henry Shelton


    Mary Elizabeth Huff




    Johnny Shelton



    Rufus Lemuel Shelton


    Ella Shelton



+5 More Children

World Events (8)

1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 1

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.
1868 · Alabama Under Military Rule

Age 2

Alabama was under military rule after the end of the Civil War in May 1865 until it was readmitted to the Union in 1868.
1890 · The Sherman Antitrust Act

Age 24

This Act tried to prevent the raising of prices by restricting trade. The purpose of the Act was to preserve a competitive marketplace to protect consumers from abuse.

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)

  • J Y Shelton in household of L H Shelton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Joe Y Shelton, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Joe Y Shelton, "United States Census, 1940"

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