I am descended from Thomas William Shelton who was also a son of Thomas Shelton and Jane Bennett. He was born in 1763 and died in Rankin County, Mississippi in 1857. He was married numerous times. I am descended from his first wife, Sarah Barksdale. I was able to join the Sons of the American Revolution with this information so I assume it must be correct. Much of this information came from the DAR and they are very exacting in their requirements for proofs. Do you suppose that William was given as a middle name because they lived in Prince William, Virginia?