Abraham Cooper Shelton

8 December 1840–31 December 1916 (Age 76)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Abraham Cooper

When Abraham Cooper Shelton was born on 8 December 1840, in Illinois, United States, his father, Sebert Crutcher Shelton, was 47 and his mother, Elizabeth Fraim or Trains, was 34. He married Mary E. Mcleod about 1870. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 5 daughters. He lived in California, United States in 1870 and Analy Judicial Township, Sonoma, California, United States for about 30 years. He died on 31 December 1916, in Santa Rosa, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 76, and was buried in Santa Rosa Rural Cemetery, Sonoma, California, United States.

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Family Time Line

Abraham Cooper Shelton
Mary E. Mcleod
Marriage: about 1870
Thomas Hart Shelton
Gertrude Shelton
Rodney Daniel Shelton
Harold Sebert Shelton
Mabel S Shelton
Annie F. Shelton
Grace Shelton
Dorothy Day Shelton
Alfred Cooper Shelton

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    about 1870
  • Children


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    World Events (8)

    Age 6
    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
    1848 · Chicago Board of Trade is organized
    Age 8
    Starting as a voluntary association to help buyers and sellers meet to negotiate and make contracts. The Chicago Board of Trade is one of the oldest futures and options exchanges in the world and it is open 22 hours per day to stay competitive.
    1861 · Simple life to Soldiers
    Age 21
    Illinois contributed 250,000 soldiers to the Union Army, ranking it fourth in terms of the total men fighting for a single state. Troops mainly fought in the Western side of the Appalachian Mountains, but a few regiments played important roles in the East side. Several thousand Illinoisians died during the war. No major battles were fought in the state, although several towns became sites for important supply depots and navy yards. Not everyone in the state supported the war and there were calls for secession in Southern Illinois several residents. However, the movement for secession soon died after the proposal was blocked.

    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.

    Sources (29)

    • Abraham Cooper Shelton in entry for Dora Shelton, "California, County Birth and Death Records, 1800-1994"
    • Abram C Skelton, "United States Census, 1900"
    • Abram Shelton in entry for Alfred C Shelton and Mary E Maddick, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"

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