Ralph was born about 1690, the son of unknown parents. The place is not known.
He died about 1734 in Virginia.
His wife was Mary unknown, who he married in 1707 in Middlesex County, Virginia. Their eleven known children were Thomas (1707-1742), Ralph Jr. (1709-?), Elizabeth Shelton (1711-?), Crispin (1713-1794), Ruben (1715-1715), Mary (1716-1718), Catherine Shelton (1719-?), John (1722-c1778), Benjamin (1724-?), James (1726-?) and Daniel (1729-1809).
|Will||10 MAR 1733|
|Source:||Shelton County, A Genealogy of Pittsylvania County’s Largest Family|
|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.|