Nancy Shelton

1805–1828 (Age 23)
Mercer, Kentucky, United States

The Life of Nancy

Nancy Shelton was born in 1805, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. She married James Edward Walkup on 10 January 1819, in Mercer, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 daughters. She died in 1828, in her hometown, at the age of 23.

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Family Time Line

James Edward Walkup
Nancy Shelton
Marriage: 10 January 1819
Mary E Walkup
Sarah B Walkup
Nancy Jane Walkup
Margaret Walkup

Spouse and Children

10 January 1819
Mercer, Kentucky, United States


    Mary E Walkup


    Sarah B Walkup


    Nancy Jane Walkup


    Margaret Walkup


World Events (6)


Age 3

Atlantic slave trade abolished.

Age 7

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · Kentucky Bend Created

Age 7

During the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-1812, the Kentucky Bend or New Madrid Bend was created. It is located in the southwestern corner of Kentucky on the banks of the Mississippi River.

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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  • Legacy NFS Source: Nancy Shelton - Individual or family possessions: birth-name: Nancy Shelton

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