Mary Jane Vinson Shelton

13 April 1851–
Kentucky, United States

The Life of Mary Jane Vinson

When Mary Jane Vinson Shelton was born on 13 April 1851, in Kentucky, United States, her father, Benjamin Franklin Shelton, was 23 and her mother, Elizabeth Ann Sigler, was 23. She lived in Magisterial District 1 Dixon, Webster, Kentucky, United States in 1900.

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Family Time Line

Benjamin Franklin Shelton
1828–1912
Elizabeth Ann Sigler
1827–1893
William J. Shelton
1847–1885
George B. Shelton
1870–1949
Elizabeth F. Shelton
1849–1926
Mary Jane Vinson Shelton
1851–
Amos Mansfield Shelton
1855–1924
Pernecie C. Shelton
1860–1935
Elijah Franklin Shelton
1863–1954
Henry S. Shelton
1865–1920

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World Events (8)

1861

Age 10

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.
1863

Age 12

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1882 · The Chinese Exclusion Act

Age 31

A federal law prohibiting all immigration of Chinese laborers. The Act was the first law to prevent all members of a national group from immigrating to the United States.

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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  • Mary J Hill in household of Ben Shelton, "United States Census, 1900"

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