8th Virginia Cavalry, Appalachia, Bettie Thompson, Brandon Kirk, cemeteries, civil war, Confederate Army, genealogy, Harvey May, history, Patton Thompson, Shelton Cemetery
12 Monday Feb 2018
Posted Cemeteries, Civil War, West Hamlinin
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steve shelton said:
Great pictures! I don’t mean to horn in here, but I am doing some long range research and thought maybe you could give me a lay of the land. My grt grt grt grandfather Stephen Shelton was listed as one of only two white men living on Bear Creek in 1809. Stephen married Lydia Heath and was a volunteer rifleman out of Cabell county in the War of 1812 and survived the Siege of Fort Meigs and recieved land bounty for his service. Stephen was the first American born in my line in 1777. His father Robert was english born and settled in Virgina. In 1826, Stephen took his 14 kids and moved to Illinois. I believe he left brothers or cousins John and James Shelton in Cabell county. John married Sally McComas. James is burried in Cabell county. Two of Stephen Shelton’s daughters married McComas brothers. I just wondered if you were familiar with Bear Creek or have any knowledge of Shelton’s in the area that far back.
Brandon Ray Kirk said:
Hi, Steve. By all means, horn away! This cemetery is located just up Tyler Creek a bit north on Route 10 of West Hamlin’s town limits. I mostly research the Sheltons who moved from here to the Atenville area near Harts. I visited this cemetery looking for my ancestor, Patton Thompson, whose grave I found with the help of local historian Billy Adkins. I know very little about Bear Creek, except I have driven through it several times.
Sheila Shelton Gibson said:
Please contact me. I think we have a common ancestor. Thx. Please.
Brandon Ray Kirk said:
Hi, Sheila. Feel free to email me at email@example.com I look forward to hearing from you.