Amos Clinton Shelton

Male 1825 - 1881  (55 years)


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  • Name Amos Clinton Shelton 
    Born 15 Mar 1825  Maury Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 28 Aug 1850  Liberty Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • T. Hartwell 47 1803 MA farmer 400
      Martha W. Hartwell 34 1816 TN
      William K. Gibbons 10 1850 TX
      Francis M. Wallis 6 1844 TX
      Hansell R. Wallis 4 1846 TX
      Albert H Hartwell 1 1849 TX
      Shelton Hartwell 0 1850 TX

      Amos Shelton 25 1825 farmer 320 TN
      Caroline Shelton 19 1831 Louisiana
      Winfield Shelton 1/12 Jul 1850 Texas
      George W. Shelton 45 1805 farmer 320 TN
      Cordelia Shelton 18 1832 TN
      Thomas Shelton 18 farmer 1834 TN
      Maria Shelton 18 1832 Texas
      Amos Shelton 6 1844 Texas

      next door:
      C.M. Carraway 27 TN
      Thomas J. Carraway 6 TX
      Patrick H. Carraway 4 TX
      Martha J.L. Carraway 2 TX
      John W. Shelton 10 TX
    Census 1859  Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    tax roll 
    1859 Texas, Chambers County, Tax Roll census
    1859 Texas, Chambers County, Tax Roll census
    Census 20 Jul 1860  Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Shelton A.C. 35 1825 TN carpenter 2,000 300
      Caroline 29 1831 LA
      Winfield 10 1850 TX
      Susan S. 4 1856 TX
      Mary A. 3 1857 TX
      Owens, John 27 1833 farmer VA
      Amos Shelton 14 1846 TX
    Census 1880  Wallisville, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • residence 12/14
      Shelton A. C. 55 1825 Tennessee Virginia Virginia carpenter
      Caroline 49 1831 Louisiana, --, Georgia
      Fannie 17 1863 Texas Tennessee Louisiana
      Margaret N. 14 1866 Texas Tennessee Louisiana
      Nellie 11 1869 Texas Tennessee Louisiana
      Clara P. 9 1871 Texas Tennessee Louisiana
      Linklaten, John 17 1863 Texas Schleswig Holsten Louisiana
    Military Civil War Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Shelton, Amos C. letter to wife Caroline
    Shelton, Amos C. letter to wife Caroline
    as written for him by George M. Scales
    VermillionVille, Louisiana, June 13, 1863
    Died 18 Jan 1881  Wallisville, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Wiggins Cem, Eminence, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • 1850 Chambers Co Census, age 25, born TN, m to Carolyn Wiggins age 19, b in Louisiana - living w/ sister Martha Shelton & Hartwell.
      1860 Chambers Co Census, carpenter, also living with him and his family was Amos Shelton
      (probably his brother Washington's son) age 14 and John Owens, age 27 from Virginia.
      1865 listed in Confederate Indigent Families Lists of Texas 1863-1865.
      1870 Tax Rolls, Chambers Co:
      Amos Shelton, 45, carpenter TN; Caroline 38, keeping house, LA; Winfield 20, farmer, Susan 13, Mary 11, Fannie 7, Margret 5, Nellie 2, all born in Texas.
      1880 census shows his parents born in Virginia. Living at home were Fannie, 17; Margaret, 14; Nellie, 11; and Clara, 9.
      (Temple also shows his burial place as Godfrey Cem, Wallisville.)
      Texas 1st Lt. Co. F. 11 Regt. Texas Cav CSA 3-15-8125 - 1-18-1881 (Barnes Cem, Hwy 563 Wallisville Rd & I-10)

      Letter found in file at Heritage Park.
      "Your father and my grandfather (2nd husband of Susan Shelton Kirk) both fought for the Republic of Texas and through the Mexican War. Was in the Battle of San Jacinto and a great many others both the Mexicans and Indians and when Mexico wantd to take back a part of the territory from the Rio Grande to Gaudelupe. General Zachery Taylor got a regiment and fought them clear back into Mexico. But he told his men when they were ready to cross the Rio Grande all that had families could go back, so grandfather returned. But your father went right on and fought in the battle of Monterey and wanted to go straight on, but the government took part of General Taylors men and sent them around by boat to General Scott. So General Taylor and his men turned north, conquered New Mexico and lower California and on their return buried the bones of some of the American soldiers who had been way laid and killed. Then there was a lull in fighting until the war between the States.
      "When the Federals slipped in and took Galveston everything was aroused. A.C. Shelton was on the job and was made a leiutenant under Capt. Richard Dowling. General magruda in Charge. They recaptured Galveston and had to hold if for monthst the Federals went around and thought they would come in through Sabine Pass. A.C. Shelton was sent to hld the Pass with 40 men, and they sank and captured their boats as fast as they entered and the Federals gave that up. That was considered the most brilliant defeat of any battle of the army and Jefferson Davis awarded the company a gold in honor of the occasion. Then A.C. Shelton was in the battle of Pleasant Hill and Mansfield La.
      "Now I hope this will be as much consolation to you as it has been a pleasure to me to write it. You and your daughters can all go in the Daughters of the Republic, also the U.D.C. if you are not already members. I am a member of both. Wenn on your father's record in U.D.C. (United Daughters of theConfederacy) and my grandfather's D.R.T." (Daughters of the Republic of Texas)

      He was a veteran of the Mexican War. Listed his occupation as a carpenter, mustered into Confederate Army on Apr 21, 1862 as 2nd Lieutenant in Company F of Spaight's Battalion. Records maintained by Capt William B. Duncan of Liberts lists height as 5 ft, 10 1/4 in, described him of florid complexion, blue eyes, sandy hair. Promoted to 1st Lt in Aug of that year. He became ill in Mar 1864 and was hospitalized in Liberty until March 1865. Returned to Chambers Co after the war and died in Wallisville on Jan 18, 1881.
    Person ID I550  Roots
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2011 

    Father George Washington* Shelton, (son??),   b. Abt 1780, Virginia (or England?) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, of, Maury Co, Tennessee, or Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Mother Annie* Payne,   b. Abt 1780, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1830, of, Maury Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 51 years) 
    Married Abt 1803  Maury Co, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F273  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Caroline Wiggins,   b. 15 Jul 1831, Catahoula Parish, Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1893, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 10 May 1849 
    Children 
    +1. Winfred Shelton,   b. Jul 1850, Liberty Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1920, Hardin Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     2. Laurisa Ann Shelton,   b. 1853, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1853, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
    +3. Susan Sophronia Shelton,   b. 11 Jan 1856, Wallisville, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1932, Beaumont, Jefferson Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Mary Ann Shelton,   b. 25 Apr 1858, Wallisville, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1906  (Age 47 years)
     5. Walter Shelton,   b. 1860,   d. 1867  (Age 7 years)
    +6. Fannie Shelton,   b. 25 Apr 1863, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Oct 1944, Wallisville, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +7. Margaret Nina Shelton,   b. 10 Oct 1865, Eminence, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1934, Harris Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 68 years)
    +8. Nellie Shelton,   b. 16 Dec 1867, Eminence, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Jul 1930, Lake Charlotte, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     9. Clara Petronella Shelton,   b. 1871, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1902  (Age 31 years)
     10. Lucy Shelton,   b. 1871, Chambers Co, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1871  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 10 Feb 2011 
    Family ID F27  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsDied - 18 Jan 1881 - Wallisville, Chambers Co, Texas Link to Google Earth
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