(son of Henry SHELTON & Matilda HAGOOD/BRUCE)
Joseph SHELTON was born ca.1854 in Georgia.20 He married 20DEC1875 in Lumpkin County, Georgia to Rebecca POWELL. 7 Rebecca was born ca.1855-60 in Georgia. In the 1880 Lumplkin County, Georgia Census we find her mother living and her name is also Rebecca POWELL and she was born ca.1818 in Georgia. Rebecca, the mother, states that her mother was born in South Carolina and her father was born in Maryland. In the 1880 Lumpkin County, Georgia Census, Rebecca (POWELL) SHELTON states that her father was born in Georgia, but he was apparently dead before 1880.
Joseph SHELTON and Rebecca POWELL had the following children according to the 1880 and the 1910 Censuses.
|Josephine SHELTON||b.ca.1877 GA|
|Edward SHELTON||b.ca.1878 GA|
|Pearl SHELTON||b.ca.1888 GA|
|Cansy SHELTON||b.ca.1890 GA|
|Ettie SHELTON||b.ca.1894 GA|
|James Claude SHELTON||b.14NOV1896 Buford, Forsyth Co., GA d.07MAR1980 and married Vena BRASELTON|
|Ola M. SHELTON||b.ca.1902 GA|