Ann Shelton

20 February 1817–8 October 1864 (Age 47)
Rock Hill, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom

The Life Summary of Ann

When Ann Shelton was born on 20 February 1817, in Rock Hill, Worcestershire, England, United Kingdom, her father, Joseph Shelton Jr, was 26 and her mother, Mary Cooper, was 28. She married Joseph Howard on 24 November 1842, in Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 5 daughters. She lived in Birmingham, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1841 and Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom in 1861. She died on 8 October 1864, in Bitter Creek, Sweetwater, Wyoming, United States, at the age of 47, and was buried in Bountiful Memorial Park, Bountiful, Davis, Utah, United States.

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Family Time Line

Joseph Howard
Ann Shelton
Marriage: 24 November 1842
Thomas Howard
William Howard
James Howard
Joseph Howard Jr.
Mary Ann Howard
Emma Howard
John Shelton Howard
Samuel Shelton Howard
Matilda Howard
Elizabeth Howard
Tamar Howard

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    24 November 1842Aston, Warwickshire, England, United Kingdom
  • Children


    +6 More Children

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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 2
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1827 · Slavery Becomes Illegal in New York State
    Age 10
    During the years 1799 to 1827, New York went through a period of gradual emancipation. A Gradual Emancipation Law was passed in 1799 which freed slave children born after July 4, 1799. However, they were indentured until 25 years old for women and 28 years old for men. A law passed 1817 which freed slaves born before 1799, yet delayed their emancipation for ten years. All remaining slaves were freed in New York State on July 4, 1827.
    Age 13
    Eclectic Period (Art and Antiques).

    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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    Ann Shelton (b-1817)

    Ann Shelton was born 20 Feb. 1817 in Rock Hill, Worcestershire, England to Joseph and Mary Cooper Shelton. Joseph and Mary Shelton had four children with only two reaching adulthood. Ann was the third …

    Sources (57)

    • Ann Shelton in household of Mary Shelton, "England and Wales Census, 1841"
    • Ann Shelton, Marriage to Joseph Howard (1842), "England, Warwickshire, Parish Registers, 1535-1984"
    • Unknown in entry for John S. Howard, "Idaho Death Certificates, 1911-1937"

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