Kenneth Shelton

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 (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - unknown)], , [private sister (1960s - unknown)], [private brother (1970s - unknown)] [half] and [private brother (1980s - unknown)] [half]
Descendants descendants
Father of [private daughter (unknown - unknown)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
Account confirmed 10 Mar 2020 | Kenneth's 28901 contributions | 1325 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 2 Apr 2020 | Created 1 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 1 Apr 2020
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Wiki Genealogist March 2020 Club 100 Scotland Project Member February 2020 Club 100 January 2020 Club 1,000 Arborist DNA Tested Pre-1700 Pre-1500 Generous Genealogist -  Green Star Honor Code Signatory Volunteer Great War 1914-1918 Project Member Generous Genealogist - Blue Star US Civil War Project Member Family Star United States Project Member G2G6 Source-a-Thon 2016 Participant Big Heart
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Account confirmed 2 Dec 2013

Why, sometimes I've believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast. “Begin at the beginning," the King said, very gravely, "and go on till you come to the end: then stop.”
"Would you tell me, please, which way I ought to go from here?"[1][2]
The quotes from Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll. Charles Dodgson


Kenneth Shelton is related to US President Thomas Jefferson. Here is the Jefferson-1 trail.
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.
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Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.

Magna Carta Sureties [[1]]


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

[[2]] [[3]]

Ethnicity Estimate
85% England, Wales & Northwestern Europe
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Kenneth Shelton has English ancestors.
Welsh flag
Kenneth Shelton has Welsh ancestors.
9% Ireland & Scotland
Kenneth Shelton has Irish ancestors.
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Kenneth Shelton has Scottish Ancestors.
2% Sweeden
Swedish Roots
Kenneth Shelton has Swedish ancestors
1% Norway
Norwegian Roots
Kenneth Shelton has Norwegian ancestors
0% Germanic Europe
Kenneth Shelton has German Roots.
2% Finland
Kenneth Shelton has Finnish origins.
1% Native American—North, Central, South
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 part of Indiana.

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

Citing this Record

WikiTree contributors, "Kenneth Shelton,"(accessed April 3, 2020).

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

Onsite References

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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]


[[7]]Complete Peerage

ARBORIST Guardians Of The Forest From Latin arbor, arborist (“tree”).

An arborist is a professional in the practice of arboriculture, which is the cultivation, management, and study of individual trees, shrubs, vines, and other perennial woody plants. Arborists generally focus on the health and safety of individual plants and trees, rather than managing forests or harvesting wood. An arborist's scope of work is therefore distinct from that of either a forester or a logger, though the professions share much in common.


  1. Lewis Carroll's Alice's Adventures in Wonderland

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The German Colony of 1717 Fleishman, Veltin, Hengsteler, Muller
Wahanganoche Powhatan-235 Potawomack/Patawomeck
My Mother's Maiden name.
Adding profiles from Gold star honor roll. Gold Stars, Wayne County, Indiana. A record of Indiana men and women who died in the service of the United States and the allied nations in the world war. 1914-1918
Lacy/de Lacy/Lacey

Hugh de Lacy formerly Lacy Born about 1020 in Normandy, France

Adding profiles from Gold star honor roll. Gold Stars, Wayne County, Indiana. 1914-1918
Descendant of Pocahontas-Native American (Cherokee) Wahanganoche Powhatan-235 Potawomack/Patawomeck
Grandmother's last name. Prater/Prather, da Praers to da Rie.
Scottish Highlands, Lowlands and Isle of Skye
Maternal side
My paternal grandparents
DNA Tested
Kenneth Shelton's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Kenneth or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Kenneth:

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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
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 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,


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?


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


David Douglas, Magna Carta Project, Co-Leader

posted by David Douglass

Kenneth is 23 degrees from Greg Clarke, 19 degrees from George Hull and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.