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of Caswell Co., NC
See the new research.
to the Second Generation:
JAMES M. SHELTON
to the Table of Links for the families of Charles Washington SHELTON:
(This is Dolores' maternal side of the family)
Mary Elvira GOODE
Our cousin, James, donated his cells for a DNA test that has helped solve our SHELTON
mystery. Our DNA number is SH-40 and was done at Family Tree DNA
located in Houston. Before this test was done, we did not know where
in NC our Henry SHELTON might have been. We have now matched exactly
in all 37 markers in the DNA test with a family who remained in Stokes and
Surry Counties, NC. This family originally came from VA (maybe
Patrick Co). That matches with our family tradition that at some
point Henry "returned" to VA to take care of some family business. A
descendant of this NC family who now lives in Utah is working with me to
compare records. We believe that our Henry and her Williamson
SHELTON are maybe first cousins.
She is, stuck on that same generation where we were stumped for so long, with no idea who the
parents of Williamson might be. Some information on the internet
shows parents for Williamson, but our new-found cousin in Utah says there
is no proof of that.
Also, we have been contacted by a 3rd cousin who has recently moved to New
Mexico. He is a descendant of Joseph L. SHELTON, the brother of our
James Milton SHELTON. His name is Jerry SHELTON. I have
recently been in touch with him again.
Above all, I want to thank James for helping me make this test a reality.
It had to be from a direct male descendant, so for a family that has
almost "daughtered out" this was a big deal! Go to
Henry SHELTON's page for the solution to
the mystery. Thanks, James!
This Web Site is presented to honor our
grandparents, Charles Washington & Mary Elvira (GOODE) SHELTON. Our
Grandmother asked that the family always get together once a year. We
have done that most of the time. For some of us, it is becoming more
difficult to attend those family reunions because of distance, health, and
personal or business obligations. Whatever the reason, we miss our
family closeness. Our Grandmother taught her children to be caring,
loving, and good friends. Her children passed that down to their
children and so it goes... This Web Site is not meant to take the
place of those wonderful get-togethers, but to supplement them. We
hope she would approve.