Thanks so much for your post. Lucy Gaddy was one of my Beverley Shelton's daughters. She and her husband William were listed in a deed as heirs of his selling a portion of his land in 1814, along with Alexander and Elizabeth Beachum, Daniel and Sarah Preslar and Abner and Patsy Boggan. I had never noticed in the Anson County book, however, when her son was born.
As you mentioned in your post, the book states Lucy and William C. Gaddy had a son born in 1788. Beverley Shelton appears in the 1790 census in a household containing 1 male and 6 females, presumably himself and 5 daughters. I had always figured the 1814 deed told me the names of four of these daughters, along with their husbands' names. However, if Lucy was already married and having children in 1788, then there is at least one more daughter than I had known of before. (Lucy couldn't have been married and living at home, because that would have added at least 2 more males to the household, her husband and 2 year old son.)
Your post inspired me to get out the Anson County Heritage book, "the red book" as one of my cosuins calls it, and look to see if I could find any information on any of the other daughters' husbands, but I had no luck.
I tend to think that eventually we might find out that your John Beverly and my Beverley Shelton were cousins, whether close or distant, I do not know. I am also researching Beachums, O'Neals, Clennys, Taylors and McLendons in Anson County. Do you have any connection to those families?
Thank you again for taking the time and trouble to look for Sheltons for me.