Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Oct 11 - James R. Shelton

James R. Shelton, the brother of my great-great granddad, was born to Josiah and Margaret Shelton on Oct 11, 1832 in Henderson Co, KY. He first married Sarah McCrackenMay22, 1856. They had five children. After Sarah'd death, James marrried Tabitha Jane Young, June 1, 1871. The couple had six sons and four daughters. He enlisted as a private in Co. D, 87th IL Volunteers on Aug 18, 1862. He served three years recieved an honorable discharge at the end of the war, lacking one month before a promotion to 1st Lieutenant. He was an elder at the Cumberland Presbyterian ("The Brown") Church and for 42 years was School Treasurer for the Elm river Township. He died March 22, 1909. He is buried inthe Brown Cemetery.

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