Hey All! I need help! My Sheltons are from the Madison County area of NC, but our family is so intermingled and the Shelton genealogy is so confusing, I can't make heads or tails of it.
What I do know is the following lines:
1. Isabelle Franklin (1859) d/o David Franklin (abt 1816) and Rhodie/Rhoda Shelton (abt 1820) I have been told she is the daughter of Martin Shelton and Nancy Willard Stanton (although I am not positive about that), and after that it gets really confusing. It is fairly well established that his father is a Roderick who married an Sarah Ursula Briggs, but I have seen two separate Rodericks who have been given these attributes. One descended from directly from Ralph Shelton and Mary Daniel and another descended from John "Cut Off" Shelton, the son of Ralph Shelton and Mary Daniel. Isabelle married John Gunter (1856), and I am descendant from their son Dave Gunter. 2. Catherine Norton (1833) d/o William Norton and Nancy Shelton d/o David Shelton and Catherine Miller. After that, we run into a Roderick problem. I have him as being the son of a Roderick married to a Jincie??, and this one is supposedly the son of Ralph Shelton. Catherine Norton married Charles Gunter (1826), and they are the parents of the aforementioned John Gunter. 3. Sarah Shelton (1790) was married to John Chandler (abt 1778). She is not a direct relative to me, but she is a part of the whole Gunter-Gosnell-Chandler-Shelton-Franklin-Stanton intermarriage puzzle that I am trying to figure out. I do not know for sure who her parents were, but it was suggested to me that she was a daughter of a Martin son of Roderick (I seem to have lost that information somewhere in all my mess).
If anyone knows anything on these individuals, please contact me to help me clear it up, especially concerning the Rodericks.