William Preston Shelton


Personal and Family Information

William was born in 1813 in Virginia, the son of Tunstall Shelton and Elizabeth Francis Payne.

He died in 1880 in Patrick County, Virginia.

His wife was Lettice Beverly Shelton, who he married on 8 DEC 1835 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Their two known children were Coleman Harston (1836-?) and Martha Elizabeth (1840-1915).

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


William Preston Shelton


Tunstall Shelton


Daniel Shelton


Ralph Sr Shelton


Mary unknown


Lettice Young


Elizabeth Francis Payne



Place: Virginia
Address: son of Tunstall, brother of Matthew Clay Shelton
Place: Patrick County, Virginia
Census26 SEP 1850
Place: Todd County, Kentucky
Age: 36 to 37
Address: dwelling 413 family 413 William P Shelton age 37 m, farmer born VA Lettus B “ 30 f Va Coleman H age 14 male Va Martha E 10 f Ky Mary E * f KY Ophelia 6 f Ky Delia J 3 Ky June G “ 37 f Va dwelling 417 is MC Shelton 33, Chaney E 47, Coleman 75 , Catharine 49 and 6 children age 12 or less
Census23 JUN 1870
Place: Logan County, Kentucky
Address: Keysburg Dist, page 19, dwelling 107, family 107Shelton William P 59 mw farmer $6000, $1500 born Virginia __ Lettie B age 57 fw keeping house born Virginia __ Cordelia P 21, fw botn Kentucky __ James C 14 mw Kentucky Allem, wiliam 33 mw Tenn, Nimrod K 8 mw KY, Charles H 5 mw Ky, Frankklin M 2 mw KY Shelton, Jane 59 fw born Virginia __ Alice 15 f B cook Ky, Georgian6/12 f mulatto, Ky Fannie 12 f mulatto, George 10 m mulatto




  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.