DESCENDANTS OF CHARLEMAGNE
compiled by Hildred Shelton, all rights reserved.

The following tree was compiled from the genealogy of the Shelton family as given by Mildred Campbell Whitaker in her 1927 book entitled GENEALOGY OF THE CAMPBELL, NOBLE, GORTON, SHELTON, GILMOUR AND BYRD FAMILIES AND NUMEROUS OTHER FAMILIES OF PROMINENCE IN AMERICA WITH WHOM THEY INTERMARRIED, Mound City Press, St. Louis, MO. This is the same line as given in her later book entitled THE SHELTON FAMILY IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA [The 1927 book is on-line at Heritage Quest and public libraries frequently provide access to this database for their patrons.]

The names were entered in the following tree as given by Whitaker but are followed by information from later research by this Compiler enclosed in parentheses. Where the statement is made that a person could not be identified means this Compiler did a quick search for the name but did not find a source for the person which is not the same as stating the named person did not exist and cannot be verified. Where statements are enclosed in parentheses which show the named person was not a Shelton or was a Shelton of no kin to others named in the tree, the data is taken from a DNA Testing database and/or from well-documented genealogy research published in reputable journals and/or from legal records. [For the DNA Test Database, see the postings on Shelton Mailing List on Rootsweb by Margaret Shelton, administrator of the Shelton, Chilton & Skelton DNA Tests Database, with most recent test at the time of this posting being on May 12, 2007.]

In the Whitaker tree --- except for references to the early Shelton family that did actually reside in County Norfolk, England, and which should be noted that no Shelton line in the United States has published proof that such line is descended from that family -- the first 30 generations were, more or less, "pro forma" for genealogies of the time that Whitaker worked and are irrelevalent to modern genealogy so they are noted without the usual genealogy formatting.


1 Charlemagne 742 - 814
2 Louis I 
3 Charles II 
4 daughter of Charles Judith II
5 Baldwin of Flanders II 
6 Arnold of Flanders, l 
7 Baldwin of Flanders III 
8 Arnold of Flanders II 
9 Baldwin of Flanders IV 
10 Baldwin of Flanders V 
11 Matilda of Flanders 
12 William the Conqueror 
13 Henry of England I 
14 Matilda of England 
15 Henry of England II 
16 John of England 
17 Henry of England 
18 Edward of England I
... +Eleanor of Castile 
19 Edward of England II 
..........20 Edward of England III 
19 Elizabeth Plantaganet of England 
... +Humphrey de Bohn, Earl of Hereford 
20 Eleanor de Bohn 
..... +James Butler, 1st Earl of Ormonde 
21 James Butler, 2nd Earl of Ormonde - 1382
... +Elizabeth, daughter of John, Lord D'Arey 
22 James Butler, 3rd Earl of Ormonde - 1405
....+Ann, daughter of John, Lord Welles 
23 James Butler. 4th Earl of Ormonde - 1452
....+Jane, daughter of Lord Abergevenny 
24 Thomas Ormonde - 1515
....+Ann, daughter of Sir Richard Hankford 
25 Lady Margaret Butler
.. + Sir William Boleyn of Blickling - 1505
26 Anne Boleyn 
...+ Sir John Shelton ofShelton Hall, County Norfolk, England - 1539
27 Margaret Shelton 
...+Thomas Wodehouse of Kimberly 
27 Sir John Shelton, ? - 1558
....+Margaret, daughter of Sir Henry Parker 
28 Sir Ralph Shelton, ? - 1580
....+1st wife Mary, daughter of Sir William Wodehouse 
.....2nd Wife of Ralph Shelton (Sir): 
....+Anne, daughter of Thomas Barrow of, Suffolk
29 Thomas Shelton 1558 - 1595
....+Elizabeth Flowerdew 
30 Sir Ralph Shelton 
.....31 James Shelton (actually Skelton) - according to Whitaker he was a James Shelton. Mrs. Whitaker stated James Shelton came to Virginia with his uncle, Lord De la Ware. and that De la Ware landed in Virginia in 1610. Article published in The William and Mary Quarterly rebuts this claim of Mrs. Whitaker, asserting this James to be a "Skelton". The genealogical organization known as "First Families of Virginia" with membership based upon a proven ancestor being in the Virginia Colony by the first census in 1625 will not admit membership based on a "James Shelton" but will admit on "James Skelton" which the records plainly show this person was.
........ 32 James Shelton, 2nd (If he is suppose to be son of above James, then he would be a Skelton) 
............. 33 John Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker Tree but actually Chilton of "Currioman") 1650 - 1707; his will on file in Westmoreland County, VA, Deeds and Wills Book 4,pages 122-123. Whitaker claimed he was the first John Shelton of the Hanover County, VA, family of "Rural Plains" and that he built "Rural Plains." She backed this by implying that Hanover County was created from Westmoreland County which is not true; Hanover County was created in 1721 from New Kent County which came from the territory of the original Virginia Shire called "Charles River". Westmoreland County was created in 1653 from the original Virginia Shire called Northumberland [Source: "Formation of Virginia Counties" by John Vogt.] In present-day Virginia, the counties of King William, King & Queen and Richmond are between Westmoreland and Hanover counties.
............... +Jane (surname unknown) 
..................34 Sarah Shelton (actually Chilton) 
................. 34 Elizabeth Shelton (actually Chilton) 
..................34 Thomas Shelton (actually Chilton of "Currioman") 
................. 34 John Shelton (actually Chilton) - 1726
...................... 35 John Shelton ( Chilton in Whitaker's tree but documented to be a Shelton of "Rural Plains" Hanover County, VA, and the Shelton, Chilton, & Skelton DNA database proves "Rural Plains" Sheltons and "Currioman", Westmoreland County, VA, Chiltons are not of same blood line.)
[See The Shelton, Chilton & Skelton DNA genealogy tests database results posted periodically on the Shelton Mailing List on Rootsweb with most recent date at the time of the compiling of this tree being on May 12, 2007, specifically Tests #SH-58, CH-1 and CH-2] 
...........................+Eleanor Parks 
................................. 36 John Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker's tree but proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
...................................... +Ann Southall 
.......................................... 37 Edwin Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree but proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
.............................................. +Sarah Oliver 
.................................................. 38 Walter Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree but proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
........................................................ +Bertie Winn 
............................................................. 39 Walter Robert Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree but proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
...................................................................+Maude Greenlee 
....................................................................... 40 Mary Winn Shelton ( Chilton in Whitaker tree but proven Shelton of no kin) 
....................................................................... 40 William Shelton (Chilton inWhitaker tree but proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
............................................................................. 38 Bertie Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree but proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
............................................................................. 38 Turner Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree but proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
.................................. 36 William Parks Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree but proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
....................................... +Elizabeth Rogers (not true) [His will on file in Goochland County Deed and Will Book 12, page 21, mentions no wife and no children; leaves two 50 pound legacies to relatives and the rest of his estate to his brother, John of "Rural Plains".]
......................................... 37 John Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify him) 
......................................... 37 Gideon Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify him) 
..........................................37 Thomas Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify him)
.................................36 Thomas Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker's tree and unable to identify him) 
...................................... +Sally Hord [ Sally found at the following site: Sally Hord and she is the daughter of Rhodin Hord, born May 4, 1740, Stafford, Virginia. Thomas apparently married in Stafford County, Virginia, where the sons of John Chilton of "Currioman", d. 1707, are documented to have held land and family members to have lived there so this Thomas may be an actual Chilton of the Currioman family.).
.......................................... 37 Jesse Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify him. In the series of about 22 articles on the Chilton family of Virginia and Maryland published in VIRGINIA GENEALOGIST by John Frederick Dorman no Thomas is shown as having son named Jesse, which, of course, does not mean no Thomas Chilton somewhere did not have such son. Benoni Chilton had a son Jesse whose will was probated in 1795. An Edwin Chilton who died in 1771 also had a son named Jesse.) 
.............................................. +Miss Gilmour 
................................................... 38 John Gilmour Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1802 - 1869
....................................................... +Ann Maria Burd (Byrd) 
............................................................ 39 Mary Gilmore Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1830 - +5-13-1911
.............................................................39 Willian Orville Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1828 -
.......................................................*2nd Wife of John Gilmour Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree): 
........................................................+Mary Walker Burd (Byrd) 
............................................................ 39 Maria Genevieve Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1844 -
................................................................ +(Rev.) C. D. N. Campbell 
..................................................................... 40 Mary Campbell (married D. N. McCleery) 
..................................................................... 40 Mildred Campbell (married A. E. Whitaker) 
.......................................................................... 41 Dorothy Whitaker 1907 -
......................................................................40 Thomas Campbell (single 1927) 
..................................................................... 40 Ethel Campbell (married H. B. Voges) 
.......................................................................... 41 Shelton Campbell Voges 1918 -
.......................................................................... 41 Henry Byrd Voges Voges 1919 -
.......................................................................... 41 Ethel Campbell Voges 1922 -
..................................................................... 40 Ada Lee Campbell (married Taylor D. Kelley ) 
..................................................................... 40 Genevieve Campbell (married Benjamin Franklin) 
..............................................................39 Charles Oscar Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 270 - 1862
..............................................................39 John Gilmour Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1837 - 1913
...................................................................+Ida Hills Parks 
..............................................................39 Alfred Eugene Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1840 - 1905
....................................................................40 Alma Shelton (Chilton in whitaker tree)[m. Gates] 
............................................................. 39 M. Elizabeth Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1842 - 1842
..............................................................39 Lillie Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1850 - 1851
..............................................................39 Harry Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1852 -
..............................................................39 Helen Gertrude (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1853 - 1854
............................................................. 39 Francis Grayson Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 1855 -
.................................................................. +Katherine Berger 
.................................................................... 40 Francis Lee Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 
.................................................................... 40 Florence Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree & died age 5 yrs)) 
.................................................................... 40 Gertrude Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 
.................................................................... 40 John Gilmore Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 
.................................................................... 40 Mary Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 
.................................................................... 40 Grayson Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) - 1918
..................................36 Eleanor Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
...................................... +Colonel McClanahan (true) 
..................................36 Sarah Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and proven "Rural Plains" Shelton of no kin) 
................................... .. +Patrick Henry (True) 
..........................................37 Elizabeth Henry 
..........................................37 Martha Henry 
..........................................37 John Henry 
......................................... 37 Ann Henry 
......................................... 37 George Lafayette Henry (others give William and no George Lafayette) 
......................................... 37 Edward Henry 
.................................36 David Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and John Shelton who married Eleanor Parks of "Rural Plains", Hanover County, VA, had no son named David, proven in the first lawsuit heard by the Virginia Supreme Court in 1791 [See "Reports of Cases Argued and Determined in the Courts of Appeals of Virginia", Volume 1, pages 54-69 and reported by Bushrod Washington, nephew of George Washington and eventually a member of the U. S. Supreme Court. John who married Eleanor Parks did have a brother named David, and David witnessed the document in 1734 in which John released his guardian. 
The David who was brother of John was married to Massie Rice according to family tradition. So this man is actually the brother of John Shelton,II, of "Rural Plains", Hanover County, VA) 
.................................... +Miss Rice 
.........................................37 (Major) Thomas Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 
[The real David of the "Rural Plains" family did have a son named Thomas who married three times.]
............................................ +Miss Dabney 
...................................................... 38 David Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) - 1796 in Caswell County, NC
[DNA testing has proven David of Caswell is descended from Peter Chilton of the New Kent line and not from the "Rural Plains" Shelton line. See DNA tests #SH-89, SH-7 and SH-12 and SH-58.] [The actual David of the "Rural Plains" line had no son named David.]
............................................................ +Susan Vaughan 
..........................................................39 James Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and could not identify) 
............................................................... +Nancy Marshall 
................................................................... 40 (Rev.) William Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and could not identify) 
......................................................................... +Virginia Campbell 
...................................................... 38 John P. Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree and there was an actual John P. Shelton on the "Rural Plains" line but data given by Whitaker does not match facts for him and unable to identify this John P. Shelton and his descendents as given here by Whitaker.) 
...........................................................+Massie Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker Tree; there was an actual Massie Shelton of the "Rural Plains" line but not able to match data given here to the "Rural Plains" one.) 
............................................................... 39 George P. Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree) 
................................................................... +Katherine Dabney 
....................................................................... 40 Katherine Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree; unable to identify) 
..................................................................*2nd Wife of George P. Shelton (Chilton in Whitaker tree): 
................................................................... +Miss Winston 
....................... 35 Thomas Shelton (actually Chilton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify) 
......................... +Mary - 1737 
.............................. 36 Richard Shelton (actually Chelton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify) 
.............................. 36 John Watts Shelton (actually Chelton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify) 
.............................. 36 Thomas Shelton (actually Chelton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify) - 1765
................................... +Jemima 
......................................37 William Shelton (Chelton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify) 
......................................37 John Shelton (Chelton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify) 
......................................37 Charles Shelton (Chelton in Whitaker Tree and unable to identify) 
..................................... 37 Stephen Shelton (Chelton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify) 
............... 33 Thomas Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
................... +Jennie (may be a Clopton) 
..................... 34 William Shelton ( Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
......................34 Thomas Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker) [unable to identify] 
......................34 Bennett Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker) [unable to identify] 
..................... 34 James Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker) [unable to identify] 
............................ +Susannh Wall 
........................... 35 Thomas Jefferson Shelton - 1896 (Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
.............................+Sarah Elizabeth Motley 
................................ 36 Susannah Wilmonth Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker tree [unable to identify] 
..................................... +John Banister Anderson 
.................................36 James Samuel Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
.....................................+Susannah Wall 
...................................... 37 Nancy Bates Shelton 1901 - (Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
.......................................... +Mr. Haymes 
...................................... 37 Ursula Shelton 1903 -(Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
...................................... 37 Jane Bennett Shelton 1906 -(Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
........................................... +Byrd Shelton 
...................................... 37 Elizabeth Shelton 1911 -(Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
...................................... 37 Susannah Shelton 1916 -(Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
.......................................... +Mr. Haymes 
.......................................37 James Byrd Shelton 1918 -(Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
...........................................+Miss Cardwell 
...............................36 Charles Flemming Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
.............................. 36 Thomas Wall Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker tree) [unable to identify] 
.............. ....*2nd Wife of Thomas Shelton: (Skelton in Whitaker tree) 
................... +Miss Cousins 
................. *3rd Wife of Thomas Shelton: ( Skelton in Whitaker tree) 
.................... +Miss Crump 
................. 33 James Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker tree and actually Skelton in fact) 
..................... +Mary Bathurst 
....................... 34 Bathurst Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker tree and actually Skelton in fact) - 1769
............................ +Martha Wales [As a widow she married Thomas Jefferson and Whitaker claimed she was the widow of "Bathurst Shelton" thus getting Thomas Jefferson on her family tree -- not bad to have both Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson on one's family tree!!!
And she did get a connection to George Washington through the Gilmours and Balls!!!!!!!!)
................................ 35 John Shelton (actually Skelton) [don't know about Bathhurst Skelton children]
..............33 Reuben Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker tree and unable to identify)
............... +Elizabeth (surname not given) 
............ .33 James Shelton (Skelton in Whitaker tree and could not identify. Whitaker stated he was in Goochland County in 1735. She included a statement which appears to imply he died in 1753.)
..............33 Peter Shelton [this man's records show his name spelled as Chilton, Chelton, Chellton and as Shelton about twice] (Skelton in Whitaker tree). [Y-Chromosome testing in the Shelton, Chilton & Skelton DNA database posted on the Rootsweb Shelton Mailing List proved his decendents do not match those of the "Rural Plains" Shelton line nor the Middlesex Shelton line nor the Chilton or Skelton Testers See DNA Tests #.SH-7, SH-12, SH-2, SH-58]
................. +Susannah Jaxon 
.....................34 Ralph Shelton 1709 - [Documented in Christ Church Parish Register and by Y-Chromosome testing as a Shelton of the Middlesex County, VA, line; actually son of #33 Ralph Shelton below.]
............ 33 Ralph Shelton [Documented by Christ Church Parish Register, his will, and Y-Chromosome testing to be the founder of the Middldesx County, VA, Shelton line and DNA tests show his descendents do not match any other Shelton line nor Chiltons nor Skeltons.]
............ 33 William Shelton .[Documented by marriage license and his will to be William Sheldon, His will filed in 1727 in York County, VA, Orders and Wills Book 16, pages 460-461.] 
.................. +Hannah Armistead [Her marriage record on file in Elizabeth City County, VA, 12-10-1698]
.............33 Daniel Shelton [documented to be founder of the Connecticut Shelton line and his line following is as given by Whitaker, without verification; however in the tree given by Whitaker his surname would be "Skelton" which has been proven to be false. ALL OF DANIEL'S DESCENDENTS ARE PROVEN TO BE SHELTON; however, no connection to any Virginia Shelton line has been documented]
................ +Elizabeth Wells 
.................. 34 John Shelton 
...................34 James Shelton 
...................34 Thaddeus Shelton 1702 - 1781
....................... +Esther Hollister 1709 -
........................35 Daniel Shelton 1735 - 1816
........................... +Mary French 1738/39 - 1820
...............................36 Benjamin Shelton 1759 -
.................................... +Rebecca Pierce 1764 -
.................................... 37 Benjamin French Shelton 1789 - 1826
........................................ +Sylvia Perry 1794 - 1855
............................................38 Theodore Botsford Shelton 1813 - 1894
................................................. +Harriett N. Emmons 1815 - 1898
................................................. 39 William Henry Shelton 1843 - 1912
....................................................+Charlotte Johns Kirtland 1846 - 1923
....................................................... 40 Louise K. Shelton 
....................................................... 40 Harriet Shelton 
........................................................40 Florence Shelton 1871 -
.......................................................... +Mahlon Pitney 1858 - 1924
.............................................................. 41 Shelton Pitney 1893 -
.................................................................. +Etta Carrington 1897 -
..................................................................... 42 Shelton Pitney, Jr. 1919 -
..................................................................... 42 Mary Foster Pitney 1921 -
......................................................................42 James Carrington Pitney 1926 -
.............................................................. 41 Maldon Pitney, Jr. 1898 -
..................................................................... +Margaret Cooley 1902 -
.............................................................. 41 Baetrice Pitney 1904 -
.........................................................40 Helen Shelton 
.....................................................39 Harriet Shelton 
......................................................... +N. Denton Smith 
.............................................................40 Helen Smith 
.................................................................+Banyer Clarkson 
............................................................. 40 Alice Smith 
..............................................................40 France Smith
.................................................................. +James Russell Parsons 
..................................................................41 Russell Parsons 
.................................................................. +Margaret Chubb 
.............................................................. 40 Madeline Smith 
.............................................................. 40 Mabel Smith 
.................................................................. +Charles Blodgett 
.................................................................... 41 Emmons Blodgett 
..............................................................40 Ethel Smith 
................................................................ +FredericK Pierce 
......................................................39 Frances Theodore Shelton 
.......................................................... +George de Forest Lord 
......................................................39 Charles C. Shelton 
......................................................39 Madeline P. Shelton 
............................................................+F. H. Markoe 
...................34 Samuel Shelton
...................... +Abigail Nichols
....................... 35 Mary Shelton
...................... 35 Daniel Shelton
...................... 35 Samuel Shelton, Jr.
.......................35 Elizabeth Shelton
.......................35 David Shelton
........................... +Miss Masters
............................. 36 Ranson Shelton
..............................36 Chloe Shelton
..............................36 Selden Shelton
.................................. +Julia Ann Welton
.................................... 37 Joseph C. Shelton
....................................... +Mary Colt Taft
............................................. 38 Frederick Taft Shelton
..............................................38 William Henry Shelton
...................................................37 William Shelton
...............................36 Joseph Shelton
.............................. 36 Polly Shelton
...............................36 Stephen Shelton
.......................35 Abigail Shelton
.......................35 Joseph Shelton
........................35 Andrew Shelton
............................34 Josiah Shelton
............................34 Daniel Shelton, Jr.
........................... 34 Joseph Shelton
........................... 34 Sarah Shelton
............................... +James Wakelee
............................ 34 Elizabeth Shelton
................................ +Nicholas Masters
.................................33 Susannah Shelton (No one has found a record of the maiden surname of the wife of Thomas Meriwether though records show her given name to be Susannah)
.................................. +Thomas Meriwether [Not proven that Thomas married the sister of Ralph Shelton]
........................... 33 Richard Shelton
29 Ralph Shelton (Sir) 1560 - 1602
29 Henry Shelton 1576 - 1635
..... +Elizabeth, daughter of Thomas Jermyn of Debden
...........30 Maurice Shelton, of Suffolk 1625 - 1676
............ +Martha Appleton
.................31 Martha Shelton 1672 -
.................. +Lisle Hacket
.....................32 John Hacket
....................32 Sarah Hacket
.......................31 Henry Shelton 1654 - 1690
.........................+Hester Churchman
........................... 32 Maurice Shelton 1683 - 1749
...............................+Arabelle Duke
.................................33 Maurice Shelton
................................ 33 Henry Shelton
.................................33 Charles Shelton
.................................33 Edward Shelton
................................ 33 Arabell Shelton 1709 -
.................................. +Thomas Taylor
.....................................34 Maria Rebecca Taylor
..................................... +John Reilly
.............................................35 James Shelton Reilly
.............................................35 Edward Duke Reilly
28 Mary Shelton
....+James Scudamore (Lord)
14 Eleanor of England
15 Blanche of England
16 Louis of France, IX
17 Phillip of France III
18 Philip of France IV
19 Isabel of France
+Edward of England II
20 Edward of England III


compiled by Hildred Shelton
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