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109. William SHELTON

. William Shelton b. c1770, m. 02 Oct 1811 in Logan Co., KY., Rachel BARKER. He is found in Lauderdale Co., AL in the mid 1830's (notes from Ken Shelton), as he is listed there on a land sale deed for Jeremiah Shelton Sr.'s home in Butler Co., KY.

110. Asher SHELTON

Asher Shelton b. 08 Nov 1772 Henry Co., VA., d. 14 Nov 1852 Allegre, Todd Co., KY., m. *01 May 1798, Logan Co. Ky to Mary GREEN, b. 1782 VA, d. after 1864 Todd Co., KY. Elder Asher Shelton is buried in Asher Shelton Cemetery, near Allegre, in sight of Shelton's branch, named in honor of his settlement/farm in the surrounding area in the 1820s (source: data graciously shared by Sally Boswell from Brad Seger's Todd Co., KY. Cemetery book). Ken Shelton wrote that the Rev. Asher Shelton was found on the Butler Co., KY Surveyors Book as owning land along the Sandy Creek and Big Muddy River area. In the area also are: Jeremiah, Joshua, Abednigo, Jesse, Jeremiah Jr., and Gilbert Shelton. His sisters Rhoda Gough and Elizabeth Whitaker were living nearby with their families. Asher was a founding member of the Sandy Creek Baptist Church, along with his brothers Joshua and Jesse Shelton. William Gough was a constitutional member also. Asher was ordained in 1805. He was voted a delegate to the Baptist Convention in 1805. He obtained a license to perform marriages in Butler Co., KY in September 1810. After he and his family moved to Todd Co., KY, he belonged to the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church. However he left this church to form his own, along with two son-in-laws, John C. and William Hearn and their families. This church was officially named the New Liberty Church in 1854. Asher's son Jesse became a minister in this church also. From "Index to Logan Co., KY Survey", page 202, Book B., Asher Shelton is listed with 162 acres on Rockhouse Fork 28 Nov 1798. In the Logan Co., Courthouse records in Russellville, KY, Asher and Mary Shelton sell this 162 acres in 1816 to Andrew Caldwell. More information can be found on this family in WFT Vol. 9 #3184, Vol. 1 #4864, Vol. 3 #2455. This family was located on the 1850 Todd Co., KY census, page 217. It incorrectly gave his age as 81 years. His wife, Mary, was born in VA. Her father was Jesse Green.