Kenneth Shelton
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Kenneth Shelton

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Kenneth K. Shelton
Born 1950s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of , [private sister (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1940s - unknown)], , [private sister (1940s - unknown)], , [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)], , [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1980s - unknown)] [half]
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Father of [private daughter (unknown - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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Kenneth Shelton is the descendant of a Huguenot emigrant.
Matoaka Amonute Powhatan
Kenneth Shelton is a descendant of Pocahontas. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is a Project Member of Military and War Project.
Kenneth Shelton is a member of the US Civil War: War Between the States Project.

Descendant
Descendant of honored ancestors.

William Wallace William I the Conqueror (Normandie) de Normandie Edward I (Plantagenet) of England James I Stewart


Magna Carta Sureties

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Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.
Surety Barons or enforcers to overrule the will of the King and to seize his castles and other possessions if necessary.

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Magna Carta Barons
Name Relationship Gateway
1William d'Aubigny23ggfShelton
2Hugh le Bigod22ggfShelton
3 Roger le Bigod23ggf Shelton
4Henry de Bohun24ggfShelton
5Gilbert de Clare22ggf Shelton
6Richard de Clare24ggf Shelton
7John Fitz Robert22ggf Shelton
8Robert FitzWalter 24ggf Shelton
9William de Huntingfield26ggf Shelton
10John de Lacy22ggf Shelton
11William de Lanvallei28ggf Davis
12William Malet25ggf Davis
13William de Mowbray27ggf Shelton
14Saer de Quincy24ggf Shelton
15Robert de Ros22ggf Shelton
16Geoffrey de Say27ggf Shelton
17Robert de Vere24th great grand nephew Shelton
18Richard (Percy) de Percy These barons have no descendants after four generations. 24ggf Shelton
19Eustace (Vesci) de Vescygreat grand nephew Shelton
20Richard II (Montfichet) de Montfichetgreat grand nephew Shelton
21Roger (Montbegon) de Montbegon23th great grand nephew Shelton
22William II Marshal21th great grand nephew Shelton
23Geoffrey V (Mandeville) de Mandevillesecond cousins 24 times removed Shelton
24William (Forz) de Forzcousins 22 times removed Shelton

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Presidential Ancestors
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President George Washington. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Thomas Jefferson. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President James Madison. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President John Quincy Adams. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President William Henry Harrison. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President John Tyler. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Franklin Pierce. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President James Buchanan. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Ulysses S. Grant. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Rutherford B. Hayes. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President James A. Garfield. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Grover Cleveland. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President William Howard Taft. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Woodrow Wilson. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Warren G. Harding. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Calvin Coolidge. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Herbert Hoover. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Franklin D. Roosevelt. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Harry S Truman. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Lyndon B. Johnson. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Richard Nixon. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Gerald Ford. Here is the trail.
Kenneth Shelton is related to US President George Bush. Here is the trail.
Presidential Ancestors

Relation English Monarchy

Relationship Name Gateway Ancestors

DNA

  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between Kenneth Shelton and his daughter.

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Ethnicity Estimate
65% England, & Northwestern Europe
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Kenneth Shelton has English ancestors.
9% Scotland
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Kenneth Shelton has Scottish Ancestors.
8% Wales
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Kenneth Shelton has Welsh ancestors.
8% Sweden & Denmark
Swedish Roots
Kenneth Shelton has Swedish ancestors
3% Germanic Europe
Kenneth Shelton has German Roots.
3% Ireland
Kenneth Shelton has Irish ancestors.
2% Norway
Norwegian Roots
Kenneth Shelton has Norwegian ancestors
1% Finland
Finland
Kenneth Shelton has Finnish ancestors.
1% Indigenous Americas—Yucatan Peninsula
Kenneth Shelton is 1% Indigenous Americas—Yucatan Peninsula—Maya.

Additional Communities
Lower Midwest & Virginia Settlers
From regions: England, Wales & Northwestern Europe; :Ireland & Scotland
Missouri Ozarks & East Tennessee Settlers
Northern Arkansas & Middle Tennessee Settlers
From regions: England, Wales & Northwestern Europe; :Ireland & Scotland
Tennessee Upper Cumberland Settlers
Middle Tennessee & Ozarks Settlers

AKA - Ken, Kenny, Kenneth, Ralph, Ralph Kenneth
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote that "We are the children of many sires, and every drop of blood in us in its turn betrays its ancestor."

Kenneth Shelton is a Hoosier.

Gold Stars, Wayne County, Indiana Gold Stars To-Do Lists[4]

Citing this Record

WikiTree contributors, "Kenneth Shelton,"(accessed October 2, 2022).


  • First-hand information. Entered by Ralph Kenneth Shelton at registration.

Onsite References

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National Archives Digital Vault
GOOGLE GROUP

The Scots peerage; founded on Wood's edition of Sir Robert Douglas's Peerage of Scotland; containing an historical and genealogical account of the nobility of that kingdom by Paul, James Balfour, Sir, 1846-1931, ed. dn [5]


Peerage_of_Scotland[6]


[[7]]Complete Peerage


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Thank you for replying to the Great War Project July 2022 check in (subproject of the Military and War Project), Kenneth. I have marked you as active.

Mary, Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Kenneth,

It is time for a July 2022 check in for the Great War Project. I am sending this message on the behalf of the leader of the Military and War Project. Have you been active in the Great War project in the last six months?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE or post reply. I look forward to hearing from you..

Thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi Mary! Yes, I'm still active.
posted by Kenneth Shelton
Hi Again,

I sent you a check-in message a week ago about the Military and War Project to ask you about your continued involvement but have not yet heard back from you. Do you still want to be in the project? If I do not hear from you by the same time next week, I will assume that you've moved on to other things. You are most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Best wishes,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
Mary, it's been a busy spring, yes count me in I'm still involved.
posted by Kenneth Shelton
edited by Kenneth Shelton
Thanks for replying to the Military and War Check in, Kenneth. I marked you active .

Have a good summer.

Mary

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi

It's time for a six month Military and War Project check-in with all members. Have you been active in the last six months? Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the Military and War Project that you respond to these check-ins. To make bookkeeping easier, just click Reply to this message on your own page, add your reply, then SAVE. I look forward to hearing from you..

Many thanks,

Mary~ Project Coordinator, Military and War Project

posted by Mary Richardson
I’ve not heard back from you regarding the 1776 Project check-in so have gone ahead and removed you from the project for now.

If you’d like to rejoin at any stage you would be most welcome to do so by answering the G2G sign-up post here

Many thanks,

Betty -- 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hi,

I sent you a check-in message several days ago about the 1776 Project to ask you about your past and continued involvement but have not yet heard back from you. Do you still want to be in the project?

If I don’t hear from you in a week or so, I’ll assume that you’ve moved on to other things, but you’re most welcome to re-join the project at any time.

Looking forward to hearing from you,

Best wishes,

Betty -- 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hello Kenneth-

It was suggested I contact you about, Hugh de Bernake: https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Bernake-29


Is it possible that the birth year is a typo. 1225 instead of 1255? Geni and Family Search have 1255 as his birthdate.

https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/GZTF-RNB

https://www.geni.com/people/Hugh-Bernake/349876477970001956?through=6000000003828283200

Thanks, Mary

posted by Mary Northrup
Greetings from the 1776 Project . . .

We're doing our semi-annual check-in to ask whether you have made contributions to the project in the last six months?

Please note that it is a requirement for membership in the 1776 Project that you respond to this check-in. Please post your response as a reply to this message on your page, for convenience of record keeping.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Betty -- 1776 Project Leader

posted by Betty (Skelton) Norman
Hi Kenneth,

Could you please take a look at the comment I posted on Bradshaw-5806, created on 4/22. Looking at what is posted as sources, as it stands now it is a conflation of several different men from different generations.

I would be happy to take care of a merge if it could be determined which William Bradshaw this profile is intended to represent. Thanks Karen Raichle

Hi Kenneth,

It’s time for our annual Ireland Project check-in! Please respond within the next two weeks to let me know:

  • If you are happy with the team you’re on or if you’d like to make a change. It is now required that all members with an Ireland project badge work on at least one of the project’s team(s), so if you’ve not yet signed up please do so in your reply to this check-in.
  • What you think the project is doing well, and what (if any) changes you would like to see us make? Are there any teams you would like to become more active in?
  • Would you be interested in helping to work on an Ireland Project newsletter?
  • Please give us some feedback on the use of google group and discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way for us to ensure you receive project communications? If you would like to join us on either one, Just let us know in your response and we will get you signed up.

Please respond to this message by posting a reply below or sending me a private message on WikiTree. If we don’t hear from you within two weeks, we will assume you are no longer interested in participating in the Ireland Project, and your badge will be removed. If you wish to reapply for membership later, we will be happy to have you back. Many thanks, and I look forward to hearing from you!

Sincerely, Jen Hutton, on behalf of the Ireland Project

posted by Jen (Stevens) Hutton
Hi, here's a link to a US Civil War Project Challenge you might be interested in: https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1392544/us-civil-war-between-the-states-project-april-2022-challenge
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Kenneth, a couple of weeks ago I sent out a check-in for the US Civil War Project, this is just a quick reminder to let me know if you intend to remain in the Project. Hope to hear from you soon. I'll assume your not interested if I don't hear back from you by the end of February. Thank you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader

posted by Pam Kreutzer
I have several ancestors that fought in the Civil War on both sides. Would like to remain in the circle.
posted by Kenneth Shelton
Kenneth glad your in the project, see you found the Member Sticker.  :) Pam
posted by Pam Kreutzer
Thank you for adding Mayflower to your following.
posted by Anne B
Hi Kenneth, I just wanted to thank you for all the work you've done to improve the US Civil War Between the States Project. I'm doing a check-in with all project members and wanted to verify that you're still interested in being a member of the project. Also, any suggestions for the Project would be welcome. I'm looking forward to hearing from you.

P Kreutzer, US Civil War Between the States Project Leader.

posted by Pam Kreutzer
Hi Kenneth

It's time for our annual Scotland Project check-in!

This year we are hoping to learn what our membership would like to accomplish over the next 12 months. In case you aren't aware, this year is WikiTree's ""Year of Connections"" and the Project's leadership would like to contribute to this in as many ways as possible.

We would appreciate it if you would share your thoughts and ideas with us on how we can accomplish this goal. We would also appreciate it if you would provide some feedback on our existing goals, including:

  • If you have not yet signed up to help on one of the project's teams, which team(s) would you be interested in joining?
  • How often should we provide a Project Newsletter?
  • Have you participated in the Tartan Trail? If not, is this something you'd be interested in doing?
  • Do you have a question(s) that we could add to a Frequently Asked Questions page?
  • Any suggestions or ideas you have on ways to improve the Scotland Project in general

We continue to communicate with our Project members via Google Group (official) and Discord (unofficial), as well as G2G. You may also reach out to any of the Project leaders via WikiTree's internal messaging system at any time.

Thank you for all you do to help the Scotland Project become a knowledge hub for Scottish genealogical research! We wish you all the best in 2022!

Sincerely, Amy Gilpin on behalf of the Scotland Project Leaders

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
Kenneth,

Thank you for all the hard work you have done on our family tree. Your work has completely filled out my paternal line through our father Felix. I cannot thank you enough. Lena

posted by Lena Chesley
Hello,

I am checking in on behalf of the 1776 Project to announce the new project membership requirements and to verify that you are still interested in being a member of the project. All project members are being asked to join one of the project teams and also to make at least one project contribution every 6 months. We are also asking all project members to join the project's Google Group for project communications.

If you are interested in remaining with the Project, please reply to this comment or send me a message, request to join the Google Group, and let us know what team you would like to participate on.

We really appreciate your contributions on WikiTree, and thank you for all your hard work. If you have any questions, please ask. We would also love to hear any feedback you may have for the project.

If we don't hear back from you we will assume that you no longer wish to participate in the project and if so, you could rejoin at any time as is convenient for you.

We look forward to hearing from you soon!

SJ - 1776 Project Leader

posted by SJ Baty
Hello

It’s time for a Project check-in!

Scotland Project Leaders check in with you at least once a year to see how you are doing. With the changes happening around the world, we understand that life is hectic right now.

What are you planning to work on for the Scotland Project this year? Are you happy with the team(s) you part of, or would you like to make some changes?

This time round, we’re also looking for feedback on the use of Google Group and Discord. Do you use one or both of these? If you don’t use either of them, what is the best way to ensure you receive Project communications? If you would like to join us on Google Group or Discord, let us know in your response.

posted by Amy (Crawford) Gilpin
The profile https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Willard-1601 has suggestion "923 PPP Without Project Account and with ProjectBox" please add Westward Ho project as a manager of this profile:

1. Click the Privacy tab

2. In the Trusted List section, select the link for Westward Ho Project WikiTree to "Add as Manager."

Thank you for considering this change.

-RP Coordinator Lewis & Clark/Trails & Wagon Trains (Westward Ho)

posted by Ronald Prentice
Hi

My name is Sarah and I’m the new Project Leader for The Native Americans Project. This is your project check-in letter. I would love to hear back from you about your current Native American research interests and project related activity.

Thank you,

Sarah Mason, NA Project Leader

posted by Sarah Mason
Hi Kenneth

Thanks for having a big heart ❤ and adopting those Orphaned Profiles. And thank you for all that you do on WikiTree! You have some beautifully sourced profiles. Every ancestor you honor in this way is beneficial to our global tree.

Mindy ~ WikiTree Mentor

posted by Mindy Silva
Thanks so much for you continued thanks to me for my research into the woman currently known as Lyle Jane McKay Prather Smith (Mckay-479)! If you have any research that would assist me in winnowing out the wheat from the chaff, please let me know. Also, do I have your permission to update her profile? If I obtain approval from the majority of profile managers, I'd be glad to do so. Thanks again! Beth
posted by Beth (Brown) Golden
Twisted_Thistles.jpg

We'd love to have you join the Twisted Thistles in the upcoming Connect-a-thon the weekend of July 17 - July 20. If you'd like to join us and help to develop our ever-expanding Scottish tree, please register on the G2G post here and be sure to mention you'd like to be on the Twisted Thistles team for Scotland.

We also have our team Chat page posted here.

Hope to see you there!
Bobbie & Sarah
Twisted Thistles Co-captains
posted by Bobbie (Madison) Hall
Hello Kenneth,

My name is Sarah and I’m the Project Coordinator for the Scotland Project. As you may have heard, we have merged the Scottish Clans project into the Scotland Project. I am contacting you today to find out if you are interested in continuing with us under this new format. If you would like to go forward on the Scottish Clans Team, please reply and let me know which clans you have been working on or would like to work on. I look forward to hearing from you.

Best Regards,

Sarah Mason, Scotland PC

posted by Sarah Mason
Yes, I wish to remain connected to the group. I am currently working to connect the duplicates in the Clan MacDuff line with the Earls of Fife.
posted by Kenneth Shelton
Hi, can you help with this comment posted on Duncan Fife? See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Fife-194
posted by Sue (Howard) Ison
I will see what I can do, there isn't much to go on.
posted by Kenneth Shelton
Hi, Kenneth!

Thank you so much for responding to our check-in. We are delighted that you wish to continue contributing to the Military and War Project. Below is a quick checklist for active members. The project leaders would like you to make sure you have done the following:

1) Checked the Project Page for ways to contribute.

2) Added MILITARY_AND_WAR to the tags you follow.

3) PMed the Project Coordinator with your email address to be added to the Google Group.

4) Bookmarked the Activity Feed to monitor the project watchlist.

Thank you!

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hello, Kenneth,

On behalf of the Military and War Project Leaders, we are doing a six-month check-in with members.

First, we want to thank you for your past participation in the project. We appreciate your desire to honor your ancestors for their service to their countries, or even for your service, wherever in the world. We hope that your membership has enhanced your WikiTree experience.

Please let me know, by commenting on my profile or sending a private message, if you are still active in the project, and if so, in a general sense how you may have contributed to the main project or any sub-projects within the last couple months.

I look forward to hearing from you soon.

Deb ~ Volunteer Coordinator

posted by Deb (Lewis) Durham
Hi Kenneth,

The Ireland Project (previously the Irish Roots Project) has now changed its structure into Teams. We require everyone with the Ireland Badge to be a member of at least one Team or Sub-Team and our google group. See https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Project:Ireland for details. The Teams are :-

1. Categories Team
2. Counties Team
3. Managed Profiles Team
4. Membership Team
5. Profile Improvement Team
6. Topics Team
7. Diaspora

? Can you let me know if you’d like to stay on in the new project and which team(s) you’d like to join. Please also let me know your e-mail address so that I can get you added to the project’s Google Group or confirm you are already a member of the google group.

Many thanks,

Maria

posted by Maria Maxwell
Hi! Thanks for the improvements to Besford-16. I've removed myself as profile manager, if you were interested in adopting the profile.
posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Mayflower Project Member.

I see your profile doesn’t include a mayflower G2G Tag. See “Followed Tags” above. You should have the tag - mayflower -so you can follow pertinent Mayflower activities on G2G. When you add the tag, please include the names of passengers in whom you are interested. Thank you

Anne B. Leader Mayflower Project.

posted by Anne B
Hi 7th cousin. I suppose you know our James Quarles and Tunstalls are descendants of several Magna Carta sureties. I found that out by Wikitree Relationship finder. Don Giddens, Greenville, TX 2019
posted by Don Giddens
Hi Kenneth, and thank you so much for the merge of Abigail Martha Joyce! She is my 4th great-grandmother and I will be revisiting her bio to add sources as I tidy the profiles I manage. Did you also want to manage her profile, since you originally did?
posted by Wendy (Wood) Callahan
Thank you Kenneth on comments re Range-108 (our shared gtxx grandfather). I agree, he may have been born in Germany, but none of the references given (inherited) provide any evidence. There are birth records for his wife, Maria Elisabetha born in the Palatine. If Noah was born in 1714, his parents may have been part of the 3,000 people reaching America in the Palatine Migration of 1709.
posted by Craig Wilson
Hi Kenneth! The {Magna Carta}} template is for profiles managed by the project. You'll want either a descendant sticker or, if your intent was to join the project as an Affiliate, {Magna Carta Project Affiliate}}

Either way, could you remove the {Magna Carta}} template from your profile?

Thanks!

posted by Liz (Noland) Shifflett
Thank you for your interest in the Magna Carta Project and Magna Carta genealogy. We are a group of about 100 members with the goal of developing, improving and documenting ancestral trails of the 240 project recognized Gateway Ancestors and their trails to one of more Magna Carta surety barons. We would be pleased to have you join in our efforts.

As a project we have two levels of membership including full membership (membership participation requirements) and affiliate membership. Affiliate membership does not have the time and participation requirements of full membership and is perfect for those members seeking to research their own family connections to Magna Carta ancestry.

For more information please review the following and then let me know which level you chose to join at.

Magna Carta Project Membership requirements

Magna Project Member Portal

Regards,

David Douglas, Magna Carta Project, Co-Leader

posted by David Douglass