James Raleigh Shelton

11 October 1832–25 March 1909 (Age 76)
Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States

The Life of James Raleigh

When James Raleigh Shelton was born on 11 October 1832, in Henderson, Henderson, Kentucky, United States, his father, William Josiah Shelton, was 25 and his mother, Margaret Martha "Mary" Ramsey, was 18. He married Sarah B McCracken on 22 May 1856, in Enterprise, Elm River Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 2 daughters. He lived in Wayne, Saint Charles Township, Kane, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Elm River Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States for about 30 years. He died on 25 March 1909, in Mount Erie, Wayne, Illinois, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Brown Cemetery, Elm River Township, Wayne, Illinois, United States.

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Family Time Line

James Raleigh Shelton
Tabitha Jane Young
Marriage: 1 June 1871
Henry B. "HB" Shelton
Henry Belmont Shelton
George Barnet Shelton
Charles Abris Shelton
Ray Fleming Shelton
Annetta (Nettie) Jane Shelton
Elmer Carroll Shelton
Radia Olimpia Shelton
James Arthur Shelton
Ollie Iona Shelton
Callie Christina Shelton

Spouse and Children

1 June 1871


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 4

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.
1850 · 8th Most Populated State

Age 18

According to the 1850 census Kentucky was the 8th most populated state with 982,405 people.

Age 29

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

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)

  • James R Shelton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • James R Shelton, "United States Census, 1870"
  • James Shelton in household of W J Shelton, "United States Census, 1850"

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