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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Benjamin Franklin Shelton
Elizabeth Ann Sigler
William J. Shelton
George B. Shelton
Elizabeth F. Shelton
Mary Jane Vinson Shelton
Amos Mansfield Shelton
Pernecie C. Shelton
Elijah Franklin Shelton
Henry S. Shelton

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World Events (8)


Age 10

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

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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