Based on reading your past messages, I think you might be interested in some info on current-Shelor-patriarch Laurence Shelor posted on the Web by a Shelor of Meadows of Dan, VA. It was like gold to me.
http://genealogy.org/~palam/iadat069.htm#386http://genealogy.org/~palam/iadat069.htm#386 has info on Laurence's ocean crossing on the ship St. Michael, arriving at Philadelphia 8 Sep 1753, and further info about his journey to Floyd County via Berks County PA and Frederick Maryland. The info and its location on the Web strongly suggests Laurence was a Palatine German (from the Rhineland-Platz region in southwest Germany).
My wife descends from Laurence via Jacob / Joseph Ryland / Roberson Warren / Warren Stokes / and Warren Stokes Jr.