Gabriel Jr Shelton


Personal and Family Information

Gabriel was born in 1779 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia, the son of Gabriel Shelton and Elizabeth Shepherd.

He died in 1863 in Halifax County, Virginia.

He had two marriages/partners. His first wife was Rachel Shepard, who he married on 24 SEP 1799 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. Their two known children were John S. (1803-?) and Moses Hurt (1805-1875).

His second wife was Rebecca Johnson, who he married on 27 NOV 1826 in Pittsylvania County, Virginia. They had no known children.

Pedigree Chart (3 generations)


Gabriel Jr Shelton


Gabriel Shelton


Crispin Shelton


Ralph Sr Shelton


Mary unknown


Letita Buford


Elizabeth Shepherd


George Shepherd


Elizabeth Mary Angelicke Day



Place: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Place: Halifax County, Virginia
Census26 SEP 1850
Place: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Address: Northern District, dwelling 563 family 563 Gabriel Shelton age 79 m born Va Caty Bailey age 35 f Va dwelling 564 family 564 Moses Shelton, age 43 m , Laborer Va Hannah “ age 22 f Va Thomas age 2 m Va William age 3/12 m Va Dwelling 566 family 566 Washington Shelton age 69 m Cooper, Va dwelling 568 family 568 Victory Shelton age 31 m Laborer Va Mary “ age 25 f Va Thomas “ age 5 m Va James “ age 3 m Va Betsey “ age 1 f Va

Will21 APR 1803
Place: Pittsylvania County, Virginia
Age: 23 to 24
Address: signed 21 April 1803, proven 20 June 1805 ( Shelton County…Largest) has 20 June 1805 age 66 names wife Mary, names 5 sons, 3 daughters
Will-Shelton Gabriel 1803




Note 1

Multiple Moses and Moses Hurt that need to be carefully sorted.!!

“Shelton County….Largest Family” on page 19 first has grandson of Gabriel and Elizabeth and son of Gabriel Jr and Rachel:

< Moses Hurt born 1805 married first 23 October 1826 Nancy C Shelton with Crispin Shelton as surety and married second 1846 Hannah Harrison. Moses died in 1875.>

and on page 72<Children of Victor and Mary Jane…..John A born 1857 married 28 May 1879 Bettie Shelton, daughter of Moses and Hannah,>

appears to me to be two moses hurt shelton. son of Charles Coleman Shelton lived Lawrence County Missouri 1804-1869 and was married to Nancy Clark and had at least 8 children.

while the son of Gabriel J and Rachel married Hannah Harrison and stayed in Virginia 1805 -1875, six children, only minimum research as of 13 May 2020


  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 142 pages including index of Coupes with surname Shelton and Names with other than Shelton.