Robertson Shelton

28 January 1771–1816 (Age 44)
Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States

The Life of Robertson

When Robertson Shelton was born on 28 January 1771, in Pittsylvania, Virginia, United States, his father, Major Abraham Cooper Shelton, was 36 and his mother, Chloe Robertson, was 31. He married June Guthrie on 28 January 1771, in Giles, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 1 daughter. He died in 1816, in Giles, Virginia, United States, at the age of 45.

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Robertson Shelton
June Guthrie
Marriage: 28 January 1771
William Harrison Shelton
Sylvester Robertson Shelton
James M Shelton
Dorcas Shelton

Spouse and Children

28 January 1771
Giles, Virginia, United States



    Sylvester Robertson Shelton


    James M Shelton


    Dorcas Shelton


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World Events (8)


Age 5

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1780 · Richmond Becomes the Capital

Age 9

On April 18, 1780 Richmond became the capital of Virginia. It was the temporary capital from 1780-1788.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 15

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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Sources (3)

  • Account of Abraham Shelton 1804 with survey of land Pittsylvania, VA
  • Division of Estate of Abraham Shelton 1796 Pittsylvania, VA
  • Estate of Abraham Shelton 1798 Pittsylvania, VA

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