Daniel Shelton


Personal and Family Information

Daniel was born on 17 May 1729 in Middlesex County, Virginia, the son of Ralph Sr Shelton and Mary unknown.

He died on 18 Sep 1809 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia.

His wife was Lettice Young. They were married, but the date and place have not been found. Their two known children were Daniel Jr (c1765-?) and Tunstall (c1764-<1840).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Daniel Shelton


Ralph Sr Shelton


Mary unknown



Birth17 MAY 1729
Place: Middlesex County, Virginia
Death18 SEP 1809
Place: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Place: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Age: 80
Address: Brightwood Memorial Park, Chatham findagrave 128486149 with bio.


Note 1

Maj Daniel Shelton: Daniel Shelton received the major portion of his mother's estate under the terms of her will which was probated in Pittsylvania County, VA, in 1770, which was recorded in Amelia County, VA, August 29, 1770.

Amelia County , VA, Deed Book B, p. 5

Daniel was appointed a captain of Pittsylvania County militia, September 21, 1775, and major of militia in 1778.

ref: National Society of the Colonial Dames of America in the State of VA, op. cit., page 115

Maude C Clement, op. cit., pp 135, 164-165:

In 1764 he purchased 620 acres on South Nottaway River in Amelia County. He received a grant of 1,515 acres on Panther Creek (now Whitehorn) in present Pittsylvania County. He served as a member of the Committee of Safety, had six sons in the Revolution and was himself a captain. He was appointed a captain of Pittsylvania County militia during the years 1767 and 1790. He was assigned to the militia company of his son, Captain Gabriel Shelton in 1777.

Married about 1750 in Amelia County VA Lettice Young.

findagrave 128486149


  1. Shelton County, A Genealogy of Pittsylvania County’s Largest Family
    Source: Shelton County, A Genealogy of Pittsylvania County’s Largest Family
    Authors: April Miller
    Date: 1994
    Publisher: Printed on demand by Higginson Book Company, Salem, Massachusetts www.HigginsonBooks.com 142 pages including index of Coupes with surname Shelton and Names with other than Shelton.