When William David Shelton was born on 28 February 1880, in Nottoway, Virginia, United States, his father, Pollard Shelton, was 26 and his mother, Louisa Jones, was 26. He married Nannie B. Blackwell on 19 June 1910, in Lunenburg, Virginia, United States. He lived in Blendon District, Nottoway, Virginia, United States for about 60 years. He died on 3 March 1943, in Nottoway, Virginia, United States, at the age of 63, and was buried in Mount Gazerine Baptist Church Cemetery, Blackstone, Nottoway, Virginia, United States.
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’.