Willian J Shelton

28 May 1854–May 1864 (Age 9)
Lowell, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States

The Life of Willian J

When Willian J Shelton was born on 28 May 1854, in Lowell, Dodge, Wisconsin, United States, his father, John Shelton, was 26 and his mother, Emily Rebecca Clark, was 17. He lived in Lowell, Dodge, Wisconsin Territory, United States in 1860. He died in May 1864, at the age of 10.

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John Shelton
Emily Rebecca Clark
Willian J Shelton
Emma Jane Shelton
Everett H. Shelton

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    Emily Rebecca Clark





    Emma Jane Shelton


    Everett H. Shelton


World Events (2)


Age 9

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1863 · The Battle at Gettysburg

Age 9

The Battle of Gettysburg involved the largest number of casualties of the entire Civil war and is often described as the war's turning point. Between 46,000 and 51,000 soldiers lost their lives during the three-day Battle. To honor the fallen soldiers, President Abraham Lincoln read his historic Gettysburg Address and helped those listening by redefining the purpose of the war.

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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  • William Shelton in household of John Shelton, "United States Census, 1860"

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