John J. Shelton

22 July 1839–
Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States

The Life of John J.

When John J. Shelton was born on 22 July 1839, in Watertown, Litchfield, Connecticut, United States, his father, Frederick Shelton, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth Lockwood, was 24.

Photos & Memories (0)

Photos & Memories

Do you know this person? Do you have a story about him you would like to share? Sign in or Create a FREE Account

Family Time Line

Frederick Shelton
1810–1849
Elizabeth Lockwood
1814–1856
James H. Shelton
1837–
John J. Shelton
1839–
Frederick Ezra Shelton
1842–1917
Lidia E. Shelton
1844–1844
David E. Shelton
1846–1859
George Edmond Shelton
1847–1910
William A. Shelton
1849–1853

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(7)

+2 More Children

World Events (3)

1846

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1848 · Slavery is Abolished

Age 9

In 1840, the American Anti-Slavery Society split and slavery started being outlawed in the state. In Canterbury, Connecticut, Prudence Crandall started a school for young African American girls. The people got mad and Crandall was taken to court. The case was lost and that was the beginning of many other cases that would be lost, but it was also the start of having slavery abolished.
1863

Age 24

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (0)

    Sources

    There are no historical documents attached to John J..

    Find more of your family story

    As a non-profit, we offer free help to anyone looking to learn the details of their family story.

    Create a free account to view more about your family.
    Create a free account
    Share this with your family and friends.