Martha Jane Shelton

22 June 1844–17 March 1927 (Age 82)
Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Martha Jane

When Martha Jane Shelton was born on 22 June 1844, in Nauvoo, Hancock, Illinois, United States, her father, Stephen Shelton, was 35 and her mother, Abigail Harris, was 26. She married James Baker Hamilton on 17 December 1864, in Mound City, Wasatch, Utah, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 6 daughters. She lived in Provo, Utah, Utah, United States in 1860 and Elkhorn, Wasatch, Utah, United States in 1900. She died on 17 March 1927, in Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States, at the age of 82, and was buried in Midway City Cemetery, Midway, Wasatch, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Baker Hamilton
Martha Jane Shelton
Marriage: 17 December 1864
Elizabeth Abigail Hamilton
Nancy Jane Hamilton
James Andrew Hamilton
Lovisa Hamilton
Margaret Hamilton
William Baker Hamilton
Mary Pearada Hamilton
Theodore Hyrum Hamilton
David Martin Hamilton
Emma Alvedia Hamilton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    17 December 1864Mound City, Wasatch, Utah, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1845 · Oh My Father
    Age 1
    "In October 1845, the newspaper Times and Seasons published a poem written by Eliza R. Snow entitled ""My Father in Heaven."" It has become the well known hymn, ""Oh My Father."" The song is only one in the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints hymnbook that referrs to a Heavenly Mother."
    Age 2
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1866 · The First Civil Rights Act
    Age 22
    The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

    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

    Family History at Midway, Wasatch County, Utah James B Hamilton and Joseph Nielson

    A brief record of the family of Ora Amelia Nielson (Holgate) (1901-1984) from Midway, Utah. Father: Joseph Sinius Nielson (1863-1927) Birth: 24 March 1863 Sellebuk, Skaeve, Hjorring, Denmark Death: …

    Sources (21)

    • Shelton in entry for James Andrew Hamilton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Martha J. Hamilton in household of James B. Hamilton, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Martha J Shelton in entry for James Christian Solmonson, "Utah, County Marriages, 1871-1941"

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