Ann Shelton

24 September 1820–24 June 1860 (Age 39)
Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann Shelton was born on 24 September 1820, in Fredericton, York, New Brunswick, Canada, her father, David Booth Shelton Sr., was 33 and her mother, Bethia Slason, was 18. She married Jesse Wentworth Crosby Sr. on 10 October 1854, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States. She died on 24 June 1860, in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States, at the age of 39, and was buried in Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jesse Wentworth Crosby Sr.
1820–1893
Ann Shelton
1820–1860
Marriage: 10 October 1854

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    10 October 1854Salt Lake City, Salt Lake, Utah, United States
  • Parents and Siblings

    Siblings

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    +7 More Children

    World Events (5)

    1821 · Financial Relief for Public Land
    Age 1
    A United States law to provide financial relief for the purchasers of Public Lands. It permitted the earlier buyers, that couldn't pay completely for the land, to return the land back to the government. This granted them a credit towards the debt they had on land. Congress, also, extended credit to buyer for eight more years. Still while being in economic panic and the shortage of currency made by citizens, the government hoped that with the time extension, the economy would improve.
    1825 · The Crimes Act
    Age 5
    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 12
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    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

    History of Martha Shelton Obray

    Written by Martha Price Martha Shelton Obray was born 2 October 1830 at Southampton, New Brunswick, Canada, the daughter of David Booth Shelton and Bethia Slason Shelton. Her father, David Shelton w …

    Sources (15)

    • Ann Shelton Crosby, "Utah, Salt Lake County Death Records, 1849-1949"
    • Ann Shelton Crosby, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"
    • Ann Shelton Crosby, "Utah, Salt Lake City Cemetery Records, 1847-1976"

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