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SHELTON PHOTOGRAPHS...NEW AND OLD
 

For years Maudie Ellen Shelton was the family genealogist (up until her death in 1993). She could sit you down and talk your ear off for hours about Aunt Fat & Uncle Biggin and cousin what's his name who was married to the second cousin of the third daughter of your Aunt Goldie... (though the example is silly the names are real...and "Granny" really did this!).

When Martha and I were first married, she would want to go see her Granny. She would take me into Granny's home and Granny would start talking. Then Martha would sneak off with her aunt to do whatever. There she would leave me to listen to Granny's stories about all these relatives.

I was trying to make a good impression so I would listen politely...for hours it seemed. At the time I was so bored. Everything Granny was telling me seemed so unimportant.

It is amazing how our attitudes about what is important change with time. Now I wish I had paid attention and taken notes!

Granny's SHELTON Photo Collection

More photos in this collection will be coming! If you have any Shelton family photos or documents to add please contact us.

Also many documents are being prepared to upload soon!

--Jim Roper
September 2002

 
SHELTON DOCUMENTS...PAST AND PRESENT

In this collection you will find a good variety of records: poems, newspaper announcements, obituaries and even Granny’s home remedies. She always had a remedy for everything, so we thought it was appropriate to add one of her recipes here. This is meant solely for historical value and not as a recommendation.

Granny's SHELTON Document Collection

The most exciting item to me was the copy of Grandpa Edward Bailey Shelton’s own biography. It was sent to my by Edith Shelton Talbot. Read for yourself his story. There are also copies of William Shelton, Sr’s. (William of Dan River) original land grants. William is Edward’s great-great grandfather. On Tina Hall’s website (link is listed on the left) you can read the transcript of some of these grants. Thanks to Tina’s research, we were able to trace our genealogy back to William. Please click on her link and visit her website. She has tons of Shelton info.

--Martha Roper
September 2002

 
  

 

 

 

 


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