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