Thomas H. B. Shelton

1841–2 February 1856 (Age 15)
Illinois, United States

The Life Summary of Thomas H. B.

When Thomas H. B. Shelton was born in 1841, in Illinois, United States, his father, Sebert Crutcher Shelton, was 48 and his mother, Elizabeth Fraim or Trains, was 35. He lived in Pilot Hill, El Dorado, California, United States in 1850 and Sonoma, California, United States in 1852. He died on 2 February 1856, in Sebastopol, Sonoma, California, United States, at the age of 15, and was buried in Macedonia Methodist Episcopal Church Cemetery, Sebastopol, Sonoma, California, United States.

Photos and Memories (2)

Do you know Thomas H. B.? Do you have a story about him that you would like to share? Sign In or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Sebert Crutcher Shelton
Elizabeth Fraim or Trains
Abraham Cooper Shelton
Thomas H. B. Shelton
Mary Elizabeth Shelton

Parents and Siblings



World Events (6)

Age 5
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 7
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.
1850 · California Is Admitted to Union
Age 9
California was admitted into the Union on September 9, 1850, and became the 31st state.

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 (8)

  • Thomas Shelton in household of Sibert C Shelton, "United States Census, 1850"
  • California, U.S., County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980
  • T H B Shelton, "California, State Census, 1852"

Discover Even More

As a nonprofit, we offer free help to those looking to learn the details of their family story.

Create a free account to view more about your family.
Create a FREE Account
Search for Another Deceased Ancestor
Share this with your family and friends.