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 (1940s - unknown)], [private brother (1940s - unknown)], [private sister (1950s - unknown)], [private brother (1950s - 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)]
Profile last modified | Created 1 Dec 2013 | Last significant change: 1 May 2021
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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.

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.


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.
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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.
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Presidential Ancestors

Relation English Monarchy

Relationship Name Gateway Ancestors


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

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Ethnicity Estimate
68% England, & Northwestern Europe
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Kenneth Shelton has English ancestors.
11% Norway
Norwegian Roots
Kenneth Shelton has Norwegian ancestors
9% Wales
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Kenneth Shelton has Welsh ancestors.
5% Ireland
Kenneth Shelton has Irish ancestors.
3% Scotland
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Kenneth Shelton has Scottish Ancestors.
2% Sweeden
Swedish Roots
Kenneth Shelton has Swedish ancestors
1% Finland
Kenneth Shelton has Finnish origins.
1% Indigenous Americas—Yucatan Peninsula
Kenneth Shelton is 1% Indigenous Americas—Yucatan Peninsula—Maya.
0% Germanic Europe
Kenneth Shelton has German Roots .

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 May 9, 2021).

  • 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]


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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.


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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 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

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

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
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