John Henry Shelton

24 July 1831–8 March 1904 (Age 72)
Dickson, Tennessee, United States

The Life of John Henry

When John Henry Shelton was born on 24 July 1831, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, his father, William S Shelton, was 35 and his mother, Martha "Patsy" Payne, was 35. He married Sarah Anderson Lloyd on 25 December 1856, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 8 daughters. He lived in Coffee, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 8 March 1904, in Dickson, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 72.

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Family Time Line

John Henry Shelton
1831–1904
Sarah Anderson Lloyd
1838–1878
Marriage: 25 December 1856
John Shelton
1857–
Elijah W. Shelton
1858–1928
James W. Shelton
1859–
Margaret Martha Shelton
1860–1933
Sallie Shelton
1860–
Edna Cora Shelton
1860–1935
William Shelton
1872–
Annis Shelton
1874–
Amanda Shelton
1878–
Julia Ann Francis Shelton
1865–
Elizabeth “Lizzie” Shelton
1868–1910
Virginia Abby Shelton
1869–1905
Thomas Ransom Shelton
1876–1957

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
25 December 1856
Dickson, Tennessee, United States
children

(13)

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Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

    Joseph Pinckney Shelton

    Male1818–1862Male

    Julia Ann Shelton

    Female1820–1895Female

    George Wilson Shelton

    Male1822–1907Male

    Louisa Shelton

    Female1824–1898Female

    Nancy Shelton

    Female1826–1880Female

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 31

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

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)

  • John Shelton, "United States Census, 1860"
  • John Shelton, "United States Census, 1880"
  • John Shelton in entry for Thomas Ramson Shelton, "Tennessee Deaths, 1914-1966"

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