William Slason Shelton

Brief Life History of William Slason

When William Slason Shelton was born on 1 November 1852, in Southampton, York, New Brunswick, Canada, his father, Charles Shelton, was 28 and his mother, Rebecca Ann Dow, was 24. He died on 24 June 1854, in Leavenworth, Kansas, United States, at the age of 1.

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Charles Shelton
Rebecca Ann Dow
James Alfred Shelton
Evelina Shelton
Charles Edwin Shelton
David Booth Shelton
William Slason Shelton
Willard Orson Shelton

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  • Birth & Death - William Slason Shelton 1852-1854
  • William Slauson Shelton, "Find A Grave Index"
  • William Slauson Shelton, "Utah Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Database, 1847-1868"

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Bleeding Kansas was a time period between the years 1854 and 1861 with a series of violent confrontations over whether slavery would be legal in Kansas Territory.

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.

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