Sebert Crutcher Shelton

Male29 June 1793–10 August 1857

Brief Life History of Sebert Crutcher

When Sebert Crutcher Shelton was born on 29 June 1793, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Richard Shelton, was 20 and his mother, Nancy Lewis, was 18. He married Elizabeth Speer on 25 October 1829, in Morgan, Morgan, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He died on 10 August 1857, in Petaluma, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Sebastopol, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sebert Crutcher Shelton
Elizabeth Fraim or Trains
Marriage: 7 January 1839
Abraham Cooper Shelton
Thomas H. B. Shelton
Mary Elizabeth Shelton

Sources (20)

  • Sebert C Shelton, "United States Census, 1830"
  • Sebert C. Shelton, "Illinois, County Marriages, 1810-1934"
  • Mormon Battalion Company A return list: Serbert C. Shelton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 January 1839McDonough, Illinois, United States
  • Children (3)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (6)

    +1 More Child

    World Events (8)

    1794 · Creating the Eleventh Amendment

    Age 1

    The Eleventh Amendment restricts the ability of any people to start a lawsuit against the states in federal court.

    1800 · Movement to Washington D.C.

    Age 7

    While the growth of the new nation was exponential, the United States didn’t have permanent location to house the Government. The First capital was temporary in New York City but by the second term of George Washington the Capital moved to Philadelphia for the following 10 years. Ultimately during the Presidency of John Adams, the Capital found a permanent home in the District of Columbia.


    Age 19

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

    Name Meaning

    English (Nottinghamshire): habitational name primarily from Shelton (Nottinghamshire), but also from Shelton (Bedfordshire, Norfolk, Shropshire, and Staffordshire). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + tūn ‘farmstead, estate’.

    Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

    Story Highlight

    Missionary experience

    He was called 15 April 1844 to Virginia from Hancock, Illinois at the age of 50 leaving behind his wife and family.

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