JOHN SHELTON
(son of Henry SHELTON & Matilda HAGOOD/BRUCE)

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John SHELTON was born ca. 1846/54 in Georgia.  He married Melissa/Martha NICHOL who was born ca. 1850/54 in Georgia.  She was the daughter of James NICHOL and Sarah (__?__) according to the 1850 Lumpkin Co., GA census.  John and Melissa/Martha married on 01 NOV1865 in Lumpkin County, Georgia.  They were married by C.W. WASH, M.G.9

John served in the Civil War as a Private in Company E, 11th Regiment, CSA.  He enlisted on 04MAY1864 and appears on a receipt roll for clothing issued 06SEP1864 and also on 03DEC1864.  No further Civil War Records have been found.

John and Melissa/Martha had the following children:

Mary E. SHELTON b.1867-8 Lumpkin Co. GA.6, 18
Missiure SHELTON b.1869-70 Lumpkin Co. GA.6, 18
James C. SHELTON b.1877 GA 18