Meacon Ashley Shelton

#825, b. 7 July 1797, d. 11 August 1873
     Meacon Ashley Shelton was born on 7 July 1797 Pittsylvania County, Virginia.1 Meacon and Anna R Evans were married 7 December 1824 Halifax County, Virginia. Meacon and Anna Berger, daughter of Jacob Berger and Catherine Nowlin, were married 3 June 1826.2 Meacon and Anna Berger, daughter of Jacob Berger and Catherine Nowlin, were married 30 May 1828 Pittsylvania County, Virginia, MEACON A. SHELTON ANNA BERGER 30 May 1828 -- likely the bond date.3 Meacon Ashley Shelton died 11 August 1873 , Lincoln County, Missouri at age 76, Annie, widow, age 73, is living with daughter Martha Wells and family in Lincoln County.1 and was buried Shelton Cemetery, Lincoln County, Missouri.1
     On 2 November 1834, Meacon Ashley Sheltonresided Missouri; family arrived.

The information here comes from:

"Meacon Ashley Shelton, son of Crispin and Susannah Irby Shelton, was born July 7, 1797. He wed twice, first to Anna R. Evans in Halifax County on December 7, l824.
and second to Anna Burger on June 1, 1826, his first wife haying died March 4 that year, having had Charles Crispin Shelton sixteen days earlier. Meacon Ashley and Anna Berger Shelton had 8 children: Susannah Catherine, who wed her cousin, Peachy Gilmer Shelton; Mar­tha Irby Shelton, who wed Thomas F. Wells and had Thomas Wells; Jacob Berger Shelton, who wed Eveline J. Dutton and had Jacob, Cooper, Charles, Sue, Pattie and Josephine; Abraham Cowper Shelton; Chloe Elizabeth Shelton, who wed Alexander Machette and had Annie and Ettie; Christiana Mildred Shelton, born l842, who died in 1848; Mary Leigh Shelton, who wed Thomas W. Hammond and had Cowper, Lucy and Harry Hammond; Lucy Anna Shel­ton, who wed Robert B. Sample and had Anna, Baylor, Muscoe, Nathaniel M., Will, Robert and Virginia Sample; Nathaniel Meacon Shelton, who wed Belle T. Carges and had Mable O., Charles W., and Anna Elizabeth Shelton."

In the 1850 census of District 61, Montgomery County, Missouri, Washington Graves has in his household children David, Lucy and James, as well as Abram C. Shelton, 15, Elizabeth Shelton, 9, and Thomas Graves, 13, the three born in Virginia. The Shelton children probably cousins, and were thought to be from Meacon and Anna (Berger) Shelton. However, we find Meacon and all children present. It is possible that Abram was helping out and got put on two censuses, but who was Elizabeth?

Thomas Graves was the youngest son of Washington's brother, William and his wife Lucy, who was also Mildred Berger's sister.

At the next farm, Lucy (Wade) Berger lives with her children, Mary, 6, Daniel, 4, William, 8/12, and sister Polly L Wade, 27. Lucy is the wife of James Nowlin Berger, however he is not on the census in this household. Next door again is David W Nowland (Nowlin), the then 38 year old school teacher who taught most of these children. He is with his wife, Elizabeth and eight children. Elizabeth is another of the Berger sisters. Whew!

Child of Meacon and Anna

Children of Meacon and Anna

Last Edited=7 Sep 2018


  1. [S419] FindAGrave, online, Memorial ID 32238645.
  2. [S293] James Edmund Nowlin, Nowlin Stone Genealogy (n.p.: Martha Webb Nowlin, 1916), 3-240.
  3. [S290] Jordan Dodd, compiler, Virginia Marriages to 1800 (n.p.:, 1997).
  4. [S388] "Chapter VI", The Families of James Shelton of McMinn County, Tennessee and His Father Roderick Shelton of Buncombe County, North Carolina and Their Antecedents
    , online Previously published in hard copy (P O Box 30044, Knoxville TN 37930: A Paul Shelton Jr, August 1987).