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Thomas Shelton (bef. 1755 - abt. 1793)

Rev. Thomas Shelton
Born before in Albemarle County, Virginiamap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Son of [uncertain] and [uncertain]
Husband of — married about 1780 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died about in Kentucky, United Statesmap [uncertain]
Profile last modified | Created 10 Mar 2013
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  1. Since the sources seem to be combining the 2 Thomas Shelton's here is the other Major Thomas Shelton DIED 1824 Louisa County Virginia birth before 1760???
  2. The sited book "History and genealogies" By W.H. Miller" page 270 "The Children of Lucy Harris & William Shelton #8-- "Thomas Shelton, sold out 1817, to Francis McGee, at the time was living in Augusta County."
  3. He is said to have been killed by Indians, 1793, so how could he have "sold out i 1812"? So are these the wrong parents for this Thomas Shelton?



[1]Married Elizabeth Woods Kavanaugh after the death of her first husband, Philemon Kavanaugh.


  1. Susan Shelton, married Thomas Reid, 29 Jul 1806
  2. Betsy Shelton, married Richard Moberly, 3 Mar 1802

Cause of Death: "Killed by Indians between Kentucky and Virginia"[2]

"THOMAS SHELTON was an early emigrant from Virginia to Madison county, Ky. Here he became a member of Tates Creek church of Separate Baptists, which was gathered by Andrew Tribble, in 1786. Mr. Shelton was a licensed preacher, in this church, as early as 1790. He was a minister in South Kentucky Association, till 1793, when he, with others, seceded from that fraternity, and went into the constitution of Tates Creek Association.

The same year, he was appointed by the latter fraternity, to bear a letter of correspondence to the General Committee of Virginia Baptists, which met that year, at Muddy Creek meeting-house, in Powhatan county, Va. He started on his journey, to perform this duty, but did not reach his proposed destination. As he was traveling on horseback, through the mountains, he was attacked by Indians, and massacred. He left a family, from whom have sprung a numerous posterity. Among the latter, are the venerable Dr. Thomas Shelton Moberly, of Richmond, Ky., a grandson, and Rev. R. M. Dudley, D. D., President of Georgetown College, and Rev. A. C. Capcrton, D. D., Editor of the Western Recorder, great grandsons."[3]


Event: appointed Capt of militia
Type: Military
Date: 20 Nov 1781
Place: Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA [citation needed]
Event:  :: Type: Recommended to perform marriages
Date: 23 Nov 1780
Place: Greenbrier County, West Virginia, USA
Event:  :: Type: Alt. Birth
Date: 1753
Place: VA[4]


  1. Baptist Foundations in the South: Tracing through the Separates the ...By William L. Lumpkin [1]
  1. Miller, W. H. 1900. History and genealogies of the families of Miller, Woods, Harris, Wallace, Maupin, Oldham, Kavanaugh, and Brown, with interspersions of notes of the families of Dabney, Reid, Martin, Broaddus, Gentry, Jarman, Jameson, Ballard, Mullins, Michie, Moberley, Covington, Browning, Duncan, Yancey and others. [Place of publication not identified]: Book Renaissance. p. 615–.
  2. Engle, Fred. The Richmond Register: The Woods Family - Part II. 1 Feb 2011.
  3. J. H. Spencer. A History of Kentucky Baptists: From 1769 to 1885, Including More Than 800 Biographical Sketches. The author; 1886. p. 87–.
  4. Source: #S75 Page: Source number: 68.000; Source type: Electronic Database; Number of Pages: 1; Submitter Code: HEF. Quality or Certainty of Data: 0 Reference: 1,7836::1091153 Note: CONT CONT Data: Text: Name: Thomas Shelton Birth: 1753 VA Marriage: 1780 VA
  • "We cousins" (Virginia to Texas) : a genealogy of ... [v.1]. Hudson, Florence Sutherland, 1900- p. 147 (
  • Author: Lee Ann Griffin Title: Griffin and Hutcheson: Branches and a Few Twigs Abbreviation: Griffin, Lee Ann Publication: RootsWeb/4 Apr 2004 Repository: #R59 Paranthetical: Y
  • Source: S75 Abbreviation: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA:, Inc., 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived from an Reference: 1,7836::0 Repository: #R1
  • Repository: R1 Name: Address: CONT 360 West 4800 North, Provo, UT 84604 Name: Address 1: 360 West 4800 North, Provo, UT 84604

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Shelton-1032 and Shelton-2803 appear to represent the same person because: Same person. Same parents. Birth date estimated. I assume that daughter Susanna is the same as Susan.
posted by Kerry Larson
Shelton-1032 and Shelton-3545 appear to represent the same person because: Clear duplicates. Birth and death dates are guesses.
posted by Kerry Larson
Shelton-1032 and Shelton-2462 appear to represent the same person because: I found the wife easy . So I am sure your husband is the same as mine.

please merge.. Thank you so very much

posted by Carole Taylor

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