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NOAH SHELTON (1.7) is the son of John Shelton and Catherine (Messer) Shelton.  Noah was born on January 28, 1815 in Virginia.  On June 7, 1838, Noah Shelton married Rebecca Mitchell in Jackson County, Alabama.  According to Mary (Shelton) Venable, Rebeccas middle name was Jane, however, the Family Bible shows that her middle initial was G.  Rebecca was born in 1817 in Tennessee and is the daughter of Hugh Mitchell and Sally (Holland) Mitchell.  Rebecca’s sister, Sally Mitchell, married Noah’s brother, Nathaniel Shelton (2).  Noah and Rebecca Shelton were the parents of at least eight children:

  Mary Shelton (1.7.1), b. July 25, 1839, Jackson County, Alabama
  John Martin Shelton (1.7.2), b. February 25, 1842, Jackson County, Alabama
  Nancy Jane Shelton (1.7.3), b. November 21, 1843, Jackson County, Alabama
  James K. P. Shelton (1.7.4), b. September 27, 1845, Jackson County, Alabama
  William Hugh Shelton (1.7.5), b. December 16, 1847, Jackson County, Alabama
  Thomas J. Shelton, b. September 24, 1849, Jackson County, Alabama
  Rebecca E. Shelton, b. July 7, 1856, Jackson County, Alabama
  Noah Shelton, Jr. (1.7.8), b. 1859, Jackson County, Alabama

In 1850, Noah and Rebecca Shelton were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Noah Shelton was a farmer and a Justice of the Peace.  Rebecca Jane (Mitchell) Shelton died on February 2, 1859 in Jackson County, Alabama.  In 1860, Noah Shelton and his children were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  On August 28, 1860, Noah Shelton married a second time to Catherine (Pace) Hall (15.5) in Jackson County, Alabama.  Catherine was born on August 26, 1826 in Virginia and is the daughter of William Pace and Elizabeth (Wininger) Pace.  Catherine was previously married to Manoah Hall.  For additional information on the descendants of Manoah and Catherine Hall, see the sketch of Catherine (Pace) Hall (15.5).  Catherines sister, Martha Pace (16), married William Shelton (1.5).  Noah and Catherine Shelton were the parents of at least three children:

  Sally Shelton, b. 1861, Jackson County, Alabama
  Daniel Shelton, b. December 26, 1867, Jackson County, Alabama
  David Elias Shelton (1.7.11), b. March 25, 1872, Jackson County, Alabama

From 1870 to 1880, Noah and Catherine Shelton were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Noah Shelton died on May 24, 1886 and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.  Catherine (Pace) Shelton died on September 9, 1890 and was also buried in the Shelton Cemetery.  Thomas J. Shelton died single on March 7, 1887.  Rebecca E. Shelton died single on April 17, 1875.  Daniel Shelton died on January 31, 1887 and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery.

References:  1)  1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  Family Bible in possession of Eva (Wininger) Shelton;  3)  Shelton Cemetery List by Leola and Eunice Matthews, 1954;  4)  Family Group Sheet by Mary (Shelton) Venable, 1984;  5)  Family Group Sheet by Virginia (Shelton) Kelley, April 30, 1985;  6)  Tombstone of Noah Shelton, 1985

MARY SHELTON (1.7.1) is the daughter of Noah Shelton and Rebecca (Mitchell) Shelton.  Mary was born on July 25, 1839 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On November 1, 1860, Mary Shelton married William J. Venable (born February 9, 1839).  William and Mary Venable were the parents of at least two children:

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  Irena Jane Venable (1.7.1.1), b. November 22, 1863, Jackson County, Alabama
  Joseph M. Venable, b. March, 1866, Jackson County, Alabama

Mary (Shelton) Venable died on March 28, 1866 in Jackson County, Alabama.  William Venable died on May 20, 1866.  From 1870 to 1880, Rena and Joseph Venable were living with their grandfather, Noah Shelton.  Irena Venable married William Elijah Shelton.  For additional information on the descendants of William and Rena Shelton, see the sketch of William Elijah Shelton (1.5.2.1).

Joseph Venable and his wife, Malinda (born April, 1873, Arkansas), were the parents of four children:  -  William Venable, b. December, 1890, Arkansas,  -  Lou Venable, b. November, 1892, Arkansas,  -  Henry Venable, b. October, 1894, Arkansas,  -  Odia Venable, b. October, 1896, Arkansas.  Joseph M. Venable later lived in California.

References:  1)  1870 and 1880 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  Family Bible in possession of Mrs. Noah Shelton;  3)  “Descendants of Jessee Shelton,” by Cecil and Louise Shelton, Page 405;  4)  Family Group Sheet by Narine (Shelton) Wingfield, 1983;  5)  Family Group Sheet by Mary (Shelton) Venable, 1984;  6)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey, April 30, 1985

JOHN MARTIN SHELTON (1.7.2) is the son of Noah Shelton and Rebecca (Mitchell) Shelton.  John was born on February 25, 1842 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On September 30, 1869, John Martin Shelton married Mary Lucinda Davis in Clarksville, Arkansas.  Lucinda was born on January 6, 1844 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee and is the daughter of Timothy Davis and Lucinda (Horn) Davis.  John and Lucinda Shelton were the parents of four children:

  Noah Davis Shelton (1.7.2.1), b. August 13, 1871, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  John William Shelton (1.7.2.2), b. November 4, 1873, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Cordelia Jane Shelton (1.7.2.3), b. August 24, 1876, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Rebecca Theresa Catherine Shelton, b. October 31, 1879, Ellsworth, Arkansas

John Martin Shelton died on January 25, 1886 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and Lucinda (Davis) Shelton died on November 2, 1890 in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  Both were buried in the Ellsworth Cemetery in Logan County, Arkansas.


John Martin Shelton and Lucinda (Davis) Shelton
ca. 1880
Courtesy of Dortha (Lasater) Terway


On December 12, 1897, Rebecca Shelton married Presley Wesley Wright in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  Presley was born on November 22, 1877 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and is the son of James Buchanan Wright and Nancy Tennessee (Horn) Wright.  Presley was a minister in the Assembly of God Church.  Presley and Rebecca Wright were the parents of four children:  -  Rufus Bazel Wright, b. July 7, 1902, Ellsworth, Arkansas,  -  Serena Othella Wright, b. September 21, 1904, Ellsworth, Arkansas,  -  Marion Haskel Wright, b. October 4, 1909, Ellsworth, Arkansas,  -  Martin Luther Wright, b. September 13, 1919, Ellsworth, Arkansas.  Rebecca (Shelton) Wright died on December 4, 1957 in Paris, Arkansas and Presley Wright died on April 16, 1961 in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  Both were buried in the Ellsworth Cemetery in Logan County, Arkansas.  Rufus Wright married Ruby Scrudder.  Serena Wright married Roy Kelcey Wright.  Marion Wright married Willie Humphrey.  Martin Wright first married Violet Copeland and later married a woman whose first name was Eleanor.


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Cordelia (Shelton) Lasater, Rebecca (Shelton) Wright
Noah Davis Shelton, John William Shelton
ca. 1900
Courtesy of Dortha (Lasater) Terway


References:  1)  Family Group Sheet by Narine (Shelton) Wingfield, 1983;  2)  Family Group Sheet by Virginia (Shelton) Kelley, April 30, 1985

NOAH DAVIS SHELTON (1.7.2.1) is the son of John Martin Shelton and Mary Lucinda (Davis) Shelton.  Noah was born on August 13, 1871 in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  On September 30, 1894, Noah Shelton married Maggie Eloweese Moss (born 1875) in Logan County, Arkansas.  Noah and Maggie Shelton had no children.  Maggie (Moss) Shelton died on March 30, 1896 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and was buried in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  On August 30, 1896, Noah Shelton married a second time to Mary Magdalene Wiggins.  Mary was born on April 23, 1877 and is the daughter of Ransom Wiggins.  Noah and Mary Shelton were the parents of three children:

  Nesby Davis Shelton, b. August 19, 1899, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Eesby Deuell Shelton, b. March 25, 1902, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Elma Altus Shelton, b. May 12, 1907, Ellsworth, Arkansas

Noah Davis Shelton died on November 8, 1908 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and was buried there in the Ellsworth Cemetery.  Mary (Wiggins) Shelton died in January of 1910 and was buried in the Graves Cemetery in Logan County, Arkansas.

On October 23, 1927, Nesby Shelton married Mary Beatrice Selph in Subiaco, Arkansas.  Mary was born on December 12, 1907 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and is the daughter of Eugene Selph and Linnie (McDaniel) Selph.  Nesby and Mary Shelton were the parents of one son:  -  John Wesley Shelton, b. November 17, 1942, Ellsworth, Arkansas.  Nesby Shelton died on May 31, 1986 in Prairie View, Arkansas and was buried in the Ellsworth Cemetery in Logan County, Arkansas.  On March 14, 1964, John Wesley Shelton married Donna Sue Weaver in Delaware, Arkansas.  Donna was born on April 6, 1945 in Paris, Arkansas and is the daughter of Betty Louise Weaver.  John and Donna Shelton have four children:  -  Larry Wayne Shelton, b. March 15, 1966, Dardanelle, Arkansas,  -  Richard Wesley Shelton, b. December 24, 1971, Dardanelle, Arkansas,  -  John Robert Shelton, b. September 26, 1974, Dardanelle, Arkansas,  -  Michael Morgan Shelton, b. June 19, 1978, Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Eesby Shelton married Florence Francis.  Elma Shelton married Edith Francis.

Reference:  1)  Family Group Sheet by Narine (Shelton) Wingfield, 1983

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JOHN WILLIAM SHELTON (1.7.2.2) is the son of John Martin Shelton and Mary Lucinda (Davis) Shelton.  John was born on November 4, 1873 in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  On July 9, 1893, John Shelton married Ida Idora Council in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  Ida was born on April 4, 1873 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and is the daughter of James Hodges Council and Sarah Elizabeth (Rogers) Council.  John and Ida Shelton were the parents of five children:

  Bonnie Shelton, b. September 15, 1894, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Cecil Fay Shelton (1.7.2.2.2), b. October 21, 1896, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Gather Shelton, b. May 2, 1901, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Virgil O. Shelton, b. November 28, 1903, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Carl M. Shelton, b. August 18, 1905, Ellsworth, Arkansas

John William Shelton died on November 24, 1906 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and was buried there in the Ellsworth Cemetery.  On June 30, 1907, Ida married a second time to Dr. Horace Greeley Rollans.  Ida (Council) Rollans died on March 2, 1958 in Russellville, Arkansas and was buried in the Ellsworth Cemetery in Logan County, Arkansas.  Bonnie Shelton died as a child on May 24, 1896 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and was buried there in the Ellsworth Cemetery.

Gather Shelton died as an infant on May 11, 1901 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and was buried in the Ellsworth Cemetery.  On April 1, 1922, Virgil Shelton married Gurtha Marie Denton but they were divorced on September 2, 1924.  On March 6, 1925, Virgil Shelton married a second time to Fannie Rose Burnham.  Carl M. Shelton died as an infant on May 12, 1907 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and was buried in the Ellsworth Cemetery.

Reference:  1)  Family Group Sheet by Narine (Shelton) Wingfield, 1983

CECIL FAY SHELTON (1.7.2.2.2) is the son of John William Shelton and Ida Idora (Council) Shelton.  Cecil was born on October 21, 1896 in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  On May 21, 1916, Cecil Shelton married Dixie Ina Tucker in Yell County, Arkansas.  Dixie was born on February 27, 1898 in Harkeys Valley, Arkansas and is the daughter of Charles Clayton Tucker and Mary Josephine (Boggins) Tucker.  Cecil and Dixie Shelton were the parents of four children:

  Agatha Narine Shelton, b. February 4, 1917, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Vernon Leroy Shelton, b. December 25, 1919, Danville, Arkansas
  William Clayton Shelton, b. February 19, 1922, Danville, Arkansas
  Cecil Fay Shelton, Jr., b. October 10, 1924, Paris, Arkansas

Cecil Fay Shelton, Sr. died on September 26, 1925 in Paris, Arkansas and was buried in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  Dixie (Tucker) Shelton died on June 2, 1988.  On October 9, 1948, Narine Shelton married Thomas Clarion Wingfield in Paris, Arkansas.  Thomas was born on June 20, 1915 in Magazine, Arkansas and is the son of Thomas Jefferson Wingfield and Martha Celestia Elvira (Vaughan) Wingfield.  Thomas was a High School Band Director, Violin Teacher and Bookkeeper.  Narine was an Assistant Postmaster.  Thomas and Narine Wingfield have two children:  -  Ronald Thomas Wingfield, b. July 2, 1949, Paris, Arkansas,  -  Vaughan Shelton Wingfield, b. May 3, 1953, Paris, Arkansas.  On June 30, 1974, Ronald Wingfield married Linda Sue Smith in Wynne, Arkansas but they were divorced on February 26, 1980 having no children.  On August 19, 1972, Vaughan Wingfield married Nancy Joan Scales but they were divorced on June 11, 1980 having no children.  Vernon Shelton is single.  William Clayton Shelton married Theora May Jones.  William Clayton Shelton died on April 26, 1972 in Castle Rock, Washington and was buried in Longview, Washington.

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On February 14, 1950, Cecil Shelton, Jr. married Magdalena Marques Puig in Caracus, Venezuela (civil ceremony).  Four days later, they were married in a Catholic Church (church ceremony).  Magdalena was born on February 10, 1920 in Caracus, Venezuela and is the daughter of Jose Canals Puig and Juana Torres (Marques) Puig.  Cecil was a seismograph engineer, computer analyst and public relations specialist and Magdalena was an industrial investments and relations specialist.  Cecil and Magdalena Shelton were the parents of two sons:  -  Carlos Eduardo Shelton, b. March 16, 1951, Caracus, Venezuela,  -  Roberto Emilio Shelton, b. December 18, 1954, Caracus, Venezuela.  Cecil Shelton, Jr. was killed by a run-away truck heavily laden with logs that hit his car while stopped at a stop sign.  Cecil died on November 4, 1975 in Saint George, South Carolina and was buried in Washington, District of Columbia.  On April 28, 1979, Carlos Shelton married Susan Elizabeth Smith in Hazlehurst, Mississippi.  Carlos and Susan were divorced on December 27, 1985.  Carlos is an electronics engineer.  Roberto Shelton died on February 21, 1973 in Georgetown, Maryland and was buried in Washington, District of Columbia.

References:  1)  Family Group Sheet by Narine (Shelton) Wingfield, 1983;  2)  Letter, Narine (Shelton) Wingfield to Harold Casey, January, 1989

CORDELIA JANE SHELTON (1.7.2.3) is the daughter of John Martin Shelton and Mary Lucinda (Davis) Shelton.  Cordelia was born on August 24, 1876 in Ellsworth, Arkansas.  On November 10, 1895, Cordelia Shelton married Charles Allen Lasater in Paris, Arkansas.  Charles was born on September 12, 1868 in Johnson County, Arkansas.  Charles and Cordelia Lasater were the parents of three children:

  Elja Elgie O. Lasater, b. February 7, 1898, Logan County, Arkansas
  Otto Nesba Lasater, b. August 15, 1899, Ellsworth, Arkansas
  Emma Sedalia Lasater, b. May 10, 1904, Ellsworth, Arkansas

Charles Lasater was a minister in the Assembly of God Church.  Charles Allen Lasater died on July 25, 1933 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and was buried there in the Ellsworth Cemetery.  Cordelia (Shelton) Lasater died on April 22, 1953 in Prairie View, Arkansas and was buried in the Ellsworth Cemetery.  Elgie Lasater died in early childhood.

On August 4, 1918, Otto Lasater married Ruth Scrudder in Logan County, Arkansas.  Ruth was born on May 12, 1901 in Ellsworth, Arkansas and is the daughter of William Thomas Scrudder and Emma (Durning) Scrudder.  Otto and Ruth Lasater were the parents of one daughter:  -  Erma Faye Lasater, b. October 21, 1920, Ellsworth, Arkansas.  Otto was a Civil Servant.  Otto Lasater died on October 21, 1967 and was buried in the Ellsworth Cemetery in Logan County, Arkansas.  On April 12, 1944, Erma Lasater married Harold LeRoy Larry Gray in Fort Smith, Arkansas.  Larry was born on February 20, 1918 in Prairie View, Arkansas and is the son of Charles Roy Gray and Lena M. (Fox) Gray.  Larry is a Refinery Foreman.  Larry and Erma Gray lived in Arkansas, California and Mississippi and they have one son:  -  Gary Michael Gray, b. January 4, 1956, Fairfield, California.

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On September 20, 1924, Emma Lasater married Francis Ceburn Frank Hamilton.  Frank was born on June 2, 1903.  Frank Hamilton died on July 22, 1943.  Emma (Lasater) Hamilton died on November 10, 1970 and was buried in the Ellsworth Cemetery in Logan County, Arkansas.

Reference:  1)  Family Group Sheet by Narine (Shelton) Wingfield, 1983

NANCY JANE SHELTON (1.7.3) is the daughter of Noah Shelton and Rebecca (Mitchell) Shelton.  Nancy Jane was born on November 21, 1843 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On June 20, 1867, Nancy Jane Shelton married William C. Manning.  William was born in August of 1822 in Tennessee and is the son of George W. Manning and Elizabeth Manning.  William was previously married to Matilda Berry (born 1833 in Alabama).  From 1850 to 1860, William and his first wife, Matilda, were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  William and Matilda Manning had at least six children:  Susanna J. Manning (born 1851), William George W. Manning (born 1853), James C. Manning (born 1856), John H. Manning (born 1859), Sarah E. Manning (born 1861) and Samuel H. Manning (born December 8, 1863).  Matilda (Berry) Manning died on March 10, 1867 and was buried in the Blue Spring Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.  From 1870 to 1900, William and Nancy Manning were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  William and Nancy Manning were the parents of at least eight children:

  Thomas M. Manning, b. 1868, Jackson County, Alabama
  Lucinda Manning, b. 1872, Jackson County, Alabama
  Mary L. Manning, b. February 12, 1873, Jackson County, Alabama
  Noah Shelton Manning (1.7.3.4), b. December 17, 1876, Jackson Co., Alabama
  Rebecca C. Manning (1.7.3.5), b. December 5, 1879, Jackson County, Alabama
  Evie Irene Manning (1.7.3.6), b. November 26, 1881, Jackson County, Alabama
  Ruthie Amanda Manning (1.7.3.7), b. November 13, 1887, Jackson County, Ala.
  Louvina Manning, b. Jackson County, Alabama

William Manning was buried in the Blue Spring Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.  In 1910, Nancy (Shelton) Manning was living with her son, Noah, in Jackson County, Alabama.  Nancy Jane (Shelton) Manning died on November 24, 1933 and was buried in the Boxes Cove Cemetery.  Susanna Manning married a Mr. Hall.  George Manning was buried in the Liberty Cemetery.  Jim Manning was buried in the Bynum Cemetery.  John Manning moved to Arkansas.  Betty Manning married Bill Flippo.  Betty (Manning) Flippo was buried in the Old Letcher Cemetery.  Samuel Manning died on April 12, 1930 and was buried in the Old Harmony Cemetery.

Tommie Manning never married and died young.  Lucinda Manning married Hugh Clements.  Lucinda (Manning) Clements was buried in the Boxes Cove Cemetery.  Mary Molly Shelton never married and died at the age of twenty in 1893.  Molly Shelton was buried in the Blue Spring Cemetery.  Rebecca Manning married Ellison Cauley Hall.  For additional information on the descendants of Ellison and Rebecca Hall, see the sketch of Ellison Cauley Hall (15.3.7.4).

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Evie Manning married Hollis Benton Hall.  For additional information on the descendants of Hollis and Evie Hall, see the sketch of Hollis Benton Hall (15.3.8.1).  Ruthie Manning married John Harvey Hall.  For additional information on the descendants of John and Ruthie Hall, see the sketch of John Harvey Hall (15.3.8.6).  Louvina Manning died around the age of nine months and was buried in the Blue Springs Cemetery.

References:  1)  1870, 1880, 1900 and 1910 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  Family Tree Chart by Mary (Shelton) Venable, January 22, 1984;  3)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey, April 30, 1985;  4)  Family Group Sheet by Mary (Shelton) Venable, 1985;  5)  Hall History, by Lorene (Hall) King, 1986

NOAH SHELTON MANNING (1.7.3.4) is the son of William Manning and Nancy Jane (Shelton) Manning.  Noah was born on December 17, 1876 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On July 28, 1907, Noah Manning married Martha Ann Reed (15.1.1.2.4).  Martha was born on May 19, 1887 in Alabama and is the daughter of Joseph B. Reed and Mary Elizabeth (Potter) Reed.  Noah and Martha Manning were the parents of six children:

  Daisy A. Manning, b. 1910, Jackson County, Alabama
  Mary Leona Manning, b. 1913, Jackson County, Alabama
  William Clarence Manning, b. September, 1913, Jackson County, Alabama
  Ruby Ann Manning (1.7.3.4.4), b. December 11, 1918, Jackson County, Alabama
  Veda Manning
  Stella Manning, b. January, 1925

From 1910 to 1920, Noah and Martha Manning were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  From 1910 to 1920, Noah’s mother, Nancy (Shelton) Manning, was also living with them.  Noah Manning died on May 16, 1958 and Martha (Reed) Manning died on June 5, 1969.  Both were buried in the Boxes Cove Cemetery.  Daisy Manning married Hulett George Selby.  Hulett and Daisy Selby have two children:  -  Beulah Selby,  -  Hulett Selby, Jr., b. March 29, 1943.  Beulah Selby married Samuel “David” Skelton.  For additional information on the descendants of David and Beulah Skelton, see the sketch of Samuel David Skelton (15.3.2.6.3).  On June 5, 1970, Hulett Selby, Jr. married Linda Gail Shelton (1.7.11.2.4) in Jackson County, Alabama.

Leona Manning married James Isaac Tack Pace (15.12.2.7).  In November of 1937, Clarence Manning married Phronie Shelton.  Clarence Manning died in March, 2000.  In February of 1938, Ruby Manning married George Benton Scharf.  George was born on July 14, 1913 in Jackson County, Alabama and is the son of George Albert Scharf and Louisa Jane (Latham) Scharf.  For additional information on the descendants of George and Ruby Scharf, see the sketch of George Benton Scharf (15.12.1.2.1).  Veda Manning married Joe Venable and they had at least one son:  -  Homer Lee Venable who married Mary Elizabeth Shelton, daughter of Clyde Shelton (1.7.11.2.1).  Stella Manning married Hubert Wilhelm.  Stella (Manning) Wilhelm died on October 26, 1988.

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References:  1)  1910 and 1920 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  Family Tree Chart by Mary (Shelton) Venable, January, 1984;  3)  Letter, Rosalie (Scharf) Sparks to Harold Casey, April, 1989;  4)  Email, Rosalie (Scharf) Sparks to Robert Casey, August, 2000

JAMES KNOX POLK SHELTON (1.7.4) is the son of Noah Shelton and Rebecca (Mitchell) Shelton.  James was born on September 27, 1845 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On January 26, 1868, James Shelton married Nancy Potter (15.1.6) in Jackson County, Alabama.  Nancy was born on November 15, 1843 in Jackson County, Alabama and is the daughter of Johnathan Potter and Eliza (Pace) Potter.  James and Nancy Shelton were the parents of at least six children:

  John Talley Shelton (1.7.4.1), b. January 11, 1869, Jackson County, Alabama
  Jonathan Shelton (1.7.4.2), b. March 2, 1871, Jackson County, Alabama
  Daniel Shelton, b. 1874, Jackson County, Alabama
  Eliza Shelton, b. 1877, Jackson County, Alabama
  Noah Elias Shelton, b. October 14, 1881, Jackson County, Alabama
  James Shelton, b. November 19, 1884, Jackson County, Alabama

From 1870 to 1880, James and Nancy Shelton were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  James Shelton, Sr. died on January 25, 1899 and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.  In 1900, Nancy (Potter) Shelton was still living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Nancy (Potter) Shelton died on August 14, 1921 and was also buried in the Shelton Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.

Daniel Shelton died in 1876 in Jackson County, Alabama.  Eliza Shelton died in 1881 in Jackson County, Alabama.  In 1920, Noah E. Shelton was living alone in Jackson County, Alabama.  On April 27, 1951, Noah Shelton married Grace Clemmons (born March 10, 1908).  Noah Shelton died on August 30, 1961 in Madison County, Alabama.  James Shelton died on September 2, 1885 in Jackson County, Alabama and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.

References:  1)  Marriage Record, Jackson County, Alabama, 1868;  2)  1870, 1880 and 1900 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  3)  Family Group Sheet by Mary (Shelton) Venable, 1984;  4)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey February 25, 1985;  5)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey, April 30, 1985;  6)  Letter, Mary (Gentle) Dean to Robert Casey, February, 1986

JOHN TALLEY SHELTON (1.7.4.1) is the son of James Knox Polk Shelton and Nancy (Potter) Shelton.  Talley Shelton was born on January 11, 1869 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On December 16, 1895, Talley Shelton married Onia Emeline West in Jackson County, Alabama.  Onie was born on April 17, 1879 in Jackson County, Alabama and is the daughter of John Kimsey West and Amanda Caroline (Seabolt) West.  Onies brother, James Sheridan West, married Mary L. Shelton (1.5.10.2).  Talley and Onie Shelton were the parents of nine children:

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  Nancy Caroline Shelton (1.7.4.1.1), b. February 15, 1897, Jackson Co., Alabama
  Noah Richard Shelton (1.7.4.1.2), b. November 4, 1898, Jackson Co., Alabama
  William Elbert Shelton (1.7.4.1.3), b. November 28, 1900, Jackson Co., Alabama
  Andrew K. P. Shelton (1.7.4.1.4), b. April 23, 1903, Jackson County, Alabama
  Eliga Wilburn Shelton (1.7.4.1.5), b. June 5, 1905, Jackson County, Alabama
  Annie May Shelton, b. December 26, 1907, Jackson County, Alabama
  George Willard Shelton, b. May 11, 1910, Jackson County, Alabama
  Charity Leona Shelton, b. November 27, 1912, Jackson County, Alabama
  Herman Grady Shelton, b. November 26, 1915, Jackson County, Alabama

In 1900, John and Oney Shelton were living with Johns mother in Jackson County, Alabama.  From 1910 to 1920, John and Ona Shelton were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  John Shelton died on December 26, 1931 and Onie (West) Shelton died on February 9, 1945.  Both died in Madison County, Alabama and both were buried in the Shelton Cemetery near Scottsboro, Alabama.  Nancy Caroline Shelton married John Sherman Allen.  For additional information on John and Nancy Allen, see the sketch of John Sherman Allen (32.3.10.1.1.3).

Annie Shelton died at the age of three on July 8, 1911.  George Shelton married Willadene Waldrop.  George Shelton died on August 23, 1962.  On December 25, 1940, Charity Shelton married Lawson Lee Davis and they have one daughter:  -  Patricia Ann Davis, b. September 1, 1943.  Patricia Ann Davis married Donald Calvin Young (born January 2, 1941) and they have one daughter:  -  Regina Deanne Young, b. June 29, 1970.  Donald and Patricia Young were divorced.  On May 11, 1934, Herman Shelton married Callie Elizabeth Cantrell (born August 16, 1908) and they had no children.  Herman Shelton died on July 20, 1962.

References:  1)  1900, 1910 and 1920 Censuses, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  Marriage Records, Jackson County, Alabama, 1919, 1920;  3)  Shelton Cemetery List by Leola and Eunice Matthews, 1954;  4)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey February 25, 1985;  5)  Family Group Sheet by Virginia (Shelton) Kelley, April 30, 1985;  6)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey, June 11, 1985;  7)  Letter, Mary (Gentle) Dean to Robert Casey, January, 1987

NOAH RICHARD SHELTON (1.7.4.1.2) is the son of John Talley Shelton and Onia Emeline (West) Shelton.  Noah was born on November 4, 1898 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On May 18, 1919, Noah Shelton married Vallara Opal Hall in Jackson County, Alabama.  Opal was born in 1902 in Alabama.  Noah and Opal Shelton were the parents of seven children:

  Nancy Annie Mae Shelton, b. May 24, 1920
  Mabel Irene Shelton, b. November 6, 1922
  William Talley Shelton, b. May 20, 1926
  Richard Herman Shelton, b. November 8, 1932
  Marie Caroline Shelton, b. February 17, 1937
  James Robert Shelton (1.7.4.1.2.6), b. June 7, 1940, Scottsboro, Alabama
  Ramona Gail Shelton, b. July 9, 1944

In 1920, Noah and Opal Shelton were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Noah Shelton died on October 2, 1947 and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery in Jackson County, Alabama.  Nancy Shelton married Edward Johnson who was killed during World War II.  Edward and Nancy Johnson had no children.  Nancy (Shelton) Johnson died on October 8, 1951.  Mabel Shelton married James A. Gilbreath and they have two children:  -  Danny Gilbreath, b. July 19, 1946,  -  Sandy Gilbreath, b. September 3, 1949.  James and Mabel Gilbreath were divorced.  Mabel married a second time to Lloyd Roberts and they have one child:  -  Lela Joy Roberts, b. January 4, 1956.

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William Talley Shelton married Lucille McKee and they have two sons:  -  William Ted Shelton, b. February 3, 1951,  -  Billy Ray Shelton, b. May 14, 1952.  William and Lucille Shelton were divorced.  William Talley Shelton married a second time to Regina Gail Shart Caruthers and they have one son:  -  Noah Richard Shelton, b. February 6, 1986.  William Ted Shelton never married and died on October 29, 1980.  Richard Herman Shelton married Mary Ruth Talley (born May 16, 1935) and they have three children:  -  Brenda Dianne Shelton, b. December 23, 1953,  -  Larry Richard Shelton, b. May 10, 1957,  -  Stephen Dwight Shelton, b. June 10, 1958.  Herman and Ruth Shelton were divorced.  Herman Shelton married a second time to Eva Marie Arnott (born February 19, 1945).

Marie Caroline Shelton married Pete Finley and they have two children:  -  Carolyn Ann Finley,  -  Billie Marie Finley.  Pete and Marie Finley were divorced.  Marie married a second time to Walter Finley.  Ramona Gail Shelton married a first time and had one son:  -  Johnny.  Gail married a second time to Enquiria Ricky Lopez.

References:  1)  1920 Census, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  Family Group Sheet by Virginia (Shelton) Kelley, April 30, 1985;  3)  Letter, Mary (Gentle) Dean to Robert Casey, January, 1987

JAMES ROBERT SHELTON (1.7.4.1.2.6) is the son of Noah Richard Shelton and Vallara Opal (Hall) Shelton.  James was born on June 7, 1940 in Scottsboro, Alabama.  James Robert Bugs Shelton married Patricia Ann Peterson.  Patricia was born on March 15, 1944 and is the daughter of James Andrew Peterson (born 1918 in Georgia) and Lucille Irene (Goss) Peterson.  James and Patricia Shelton are the parents of three children:

  James Ronald Shelton, b. August 18, 1960
  Johnny Randall Shelton, b. February 27, 1962
  Opal Victoria Vicki Shelton, b. June 1, 1966

James Robert Shelton died on October 13, 1993 in Tampa, Florida.  James Ronald Shelton married Donna Faye Currey.  Johnny Shelton married Carla Denise Chesterson and they have one daughter:  -  Lindsey Brooke Shelton.  Opal Shelton married Darrell D. Falin and they have three children  -  Kenneth Scott Shelton,  -  Chelsea Monte Falin,  -  Brandi Nicole Falin.

References:  1)  Family Group Sheet by Virginia (Shelton) Kelley, April 30, 1985;  2)  Letter, Mary (Gentle) Dean to Robert Casey, January, 1987;  3)  “World Family Tree,” Volume 6, File 3497

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WILLIAM ELBERT SHELTON (1.7.4.1.3) is the son of John Talley Shelton and Onia Emeline (West) Shelton.  William was born on November 28, 1900 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On November 11, 1920, William Shelton married Sallie Frances Davis (born September 16, 1906) in Jackson County, Alabama.  William and Sallie Shelton were the parents of ten children:

  Edward Talley Shelton, b. August 14, 1921
  Edith Shelton, b. November 5, 1922
  Ruby Shelton, b. July 8, 1924
  Willis Narvel Shelton, b. April 28, 1926
  Helen Shelton, b. December 18, 1927
  William Louis Shelton, b. February 4, 1932
  Melvin Eugene Shelton, b. March 1, 1934
  Norma Jean Shelton, b. July 5, 1937
  Bobby Tyrone Shelton, b. August 30, 1939
  Paul Thomas Shelton, b. April 23, 1944

William Shelton died on June 20, 1960 and Sallie (Davis) Shelton died on March 17, 1970.  Edward Edd Shelton married Geneva Smith (born October 6, 1928) and they have two children:  -  Linda Faye Shelton, b. April 9, 1947,  -  Edward Talley Buddy Shelton, b. April 1, 1950.  Edd Shelton, Sr. died on November 11, 1969.  Edith Shelton married Robert Durham (born September 1, 1920) and they have one child:  -  James Jimmy Edward Durham, b. February 10, 1942.  Robert and Edith Durham were divorced.  Edith married a second time to Leon Ivey (born May 26, 1926) and they have three children:  -  Frances Elizabeth Ivey, b. August 2, 1947,  -  Joanne Ivey, b. October 20, 1950,  -  Willis Leon Ivey, b. October 11, 1952.

Ruby Shelton married Willis Pete Curtis Stewart (born July 17, 1923) and they have one son:  -  Curtis Eugene Stewart, b. November 4, 1947.  Ruby (Shelton) Stewart died on April 25, 1983.  Willis Bill Narvel Shelton married Dora Dean Harris (born July 21, 1930) and they have two children:  -  Willis Narvel Shelton, Jr., b. December 12, 1956,  -  Deborah Dean Shelton, b. March 19, 1959.  Willis Bill Shelton died on November 25, 1969.  Helen Shelton married Homer W. Lewter (born August 9, 1924) and they have four children:  -  Larry Wayne Lewter, b. September 25, 1946,  -  Wilma Willie Frances Lewter, b. June 15, 1948,  -  James Michael Mike Lewter, b. March 14, 1952,  -  Helen Marie Lewter, b. September 2, 1953.

William Louis Shelton married Elizabeth Crowder (born September 1, 1930) and they had no children.  Louis Shelton married a second time to Caroline R. Campbell (born February 25, 1938) and they had two children:  -  Bruce Tyrone Shelton, b. November 24, 1959,  -  IShelton;Jada Susan (b. 1960)Jada Susan Shelton, b. and d. October 19, 1960.  William Louis Shelton died on May 12, 1969.  Melvin Eugene Shelton married Edith Sharp (born August 6, 1945) and they have two sons:  -  Melvin Eugene Shelton, Jr., b. January 25, 1961,  -  James Davis Shelton, b. January 3, 1963.  Melvin and Edith Shelton were divorced.  Melvin Shelton married a second time to Charlotte Marie Worley Harrison.

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Norma Jean Shelton married William Billy Carrie Malone (born September 7, 1934) and they have two children:  -  Carrie Lynn Malone, b. May 21, 1960,  -  William Keith Malone, b. October 18, 1963.  Bobby Tyrone Shelton married Mildred Price (born January 2, 1942) and they have two children:  -  Bobby Tyrone Ty Shelton, Jr., September 19, 1960,  -  Kimberly Dianne Shelton, b. January 9, 1965.  Paul Thomas Tommy Shelton married Malinda Faye Dyer (born August 4, 1944) and they have one son:  -  Joseph Andrew Shelton, b. August 3, 1977.

References:  1)  Family Group Sheet by Virginia (Shelton) Kelley, April 30, 1985;  2)  Letter, Mary (Gentle) Dean to Robert Casey, January, 1987

ANDREW KIMSEY POLK SHELTON (1.7.4.1.4) is the son of John Talley Shelton and Onia Emeline (West) Shelton.  Andrew was born on April 23, 1903 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On January 12, 1924, Andrew Shelton married Ruby Webster.  Andrew and Ruby Shelton were the parents of two children:

  Edna Juanita Shelton, b. October 6, 1924
  Andrew Hilton Shelton, b. December 21, 1926

On March 14, 1928, Andrew and Ruby Shelton were divorced.  On September 20, 1930, Andrew Shelton married a second time to Laura D. Allen (born May 17, 1913) in Limestone County, Alabama.  Andrew and Laura Shelton had three children:

  Willie Esther Shelton, b. October 30, 1933
  Douglas Kimsey Shelton, b. October 18, 1938
  Bobbie Ann Shelton, b. May 17, 1941

Andrew Shelton died on November 1, 1956 and Laura (Allen) Shelton died on August 9, 1986.  Edna Shelton married Odie Van Reeves (born February 8, 1927) and they have one son:  -  Scott Andrew Reeves, b. August 31, 1951.  Andrew Hilton Shelton married Pearl Goncalos and they had one daughter:  -  Edna Helen Shelton, b. January 28, 1950 and d. April 14, 1952.  Andrew Shelton married a second time to Margie Langston, a third time to Ollie Laphart and a fourth time to Sarah Caldwell Harbin.

Willie Esther Shelton died on January 29, 1954.  Douglas Shelton married Elaine Rector (born May 28, 1943) and they have one daughter:  -  Kippy Ann Shelton, b. August 16, 1966.  Bobbie Shelton is not married.

References:  1)  Family Group Sheet by Virginia (Shelton) Kelley, April 30, 1985;  2)  Letter, Mary (Gentle) Dean to Robert Casey, January, 1987

ELIGA WILBURN SHELTON (1.7.4.1.5) is the son of John Talley Shelton and Onia Emeline (West) Shelton.  Eliga was born on June 5, 1905 in Scottsboro, Alabama.  On February 13, 1928, Eliga Wilburn Cowboy Shelton married Hassie Odell Boyett in Huntsville, Alabama.  Hassie was born on March 22, 1909 in Madison County, Alabama and is the daughter of James H. Boyett and Ida (Hone) Boyette.  Wilburn and Hassie Shelton are the parents of four children:

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  Virginia Juanita Shelton (1.7.4.1.5.1), b. April 1, 1930, Huntsville, Alabama
  Alice Marcheta Shelton (1.7.4.1.5.2), b. September 30, 1932, Huntsville, Alabama
  James Talley Shelton (1.7.4.1.5.3), b. April 17, 1935, Huntsville, Alabama
  Peggy Faye Shelton (1.7.4.1.5.4), b. July 11, 1940, Huntsville, Alabama

Wilburn Shelton died in auto accident near Paint Rock, Alabama on September 6, 1948 and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery near Scottsboro, Alabama.

Reference:  1)  Family Group Sheet by Virginia (Shelton) Kelley, April, 1985

VIRGINIA JUANITA SHELTON (1.7.4.1.5.1) is the daughter of Eliga Wilburn Shelton and Hassie Odell (Boyett) Shelton.  Virginia was born on April 1, 1930 in Huntsville, Alabama.  On May 8, 1951, Virginia Shelton married Harmon Kelley in Iuka, Mississippi.  Harmon was born on November 4, 1931 in Brooks, Georgia and is the son of Clifford Allen Kelley and Lillian Elizabeth (McCullough) Kelley.  Harmon and Virginia Kelley are the parents of two children:

  Wilburn Lamarr Kelley (1.7.4.1.5.1.1), b. February 26, 1952, Huntsville, Alabama
  Alexis Monica Kelley, b. September 13, 1954, Huntsville, Alabama

As of 1985, Harmon and Virginia Kelley were living in Huntsville, Alabama.  On April 16, 1977, Alexis Kelley married Bertis Lee Bevis, Jr. (born July 24, 1947) in Lauderdale County, Alabama.

Reference:  1)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey, April, 1985

WILBURN LAMARR KELLEY (1.7.4.1.5.1.1) is the son of Harmon Kelly and Virginia Juanita (Shelton) Kelly.  Lamarr was born on February 26, 1952 in Huntsville, Alabama.  On December 20, 1974, Lamarr Kelley married Margaret Alyson Harbin in Montgomery, Alabama.  Alyson was born on October 24, 1951 in Montgomery, Alabama and is the daughter of Bernard Harbin and Janice Pete (Burgess) Harbin.  Lamarr and Margaret Kelley are the parents of one son:

  Sean Shelton Kelley, b. February 6, 1978, Montgomery, Alabama

Lamarr and Margaret Kelley were divorced in November of 1980.  On October 13, 1982, Lamarr Kelley married a second time to Linda Gail Payne in Huntsville, Alabama.  Linda was born on August 30, 1956 in Atlanta, Georgia and is the daughter of Harold Kenneth Payne and Alice Faye (Kelley) Payne (not related).  Linda was previously married on June 7, 1975 to David Keith Lawrence (born January 24, 1956).  Lamarr Kelley is an Alabama State Trooper in Madison County, Alabama.  Lamarr and Linda Kelley are the parents of one son:

  Ian Cole Clifford Kelley, b. February 9, 1984, Huntsville, Alabama

Reference:  1)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey, April, 1985

ALICE MARCHETA SHELTON (1.7.4.1.5.2) is the daughter of Eliga Wilburn Shelton and Hassie Odell (Boyett) Shelton.  Alice was born on September 30, 1932 in Huntsville, Alabama.  On December 18, 1951, Alice Shelton married Charles Edward Graves (born January 23, 1931) in Tishomingo County, Mississippi.  Charles and Alice Graves are the parents of three children:

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  Charles Edward Graves, Jr., b. September 22, 1953
  Burl Lewis Graves, b. January 30, 1956
  Angela Denise Graves, b. December 20, 1960

On April 11, 1982, Charles Graves, Jr. married Pamela Fay Craig (born July 6, 1960).  Charles and Pamela Graves were divorced in May of 1984.  On Sepetember 9, 1977, Burl Buddy Graves married Kathleen Payne (born August 8, 1957).  Buddy and Kathleen Graves are the parents of two children:  -  Seth Lewis Graves, b. April 23, 1978,  -  Waymon Cain Graves, b. June 18, 1980.

On December 22, 1960, Angela Graves married Ozelle Francis Brown, Jr.  Ozelle and Angela Brown are the parents of two children:  -  Brooke Lachon Brown, b. February 27, 1979,  -  Owen Edward Brown, b. October 1, 1985.

Reference:  1)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey, April, 1985

JAMES TALLEY SHELTON (1.7.4.1.5.3) is the son of Eliga Wilburn Shelton and Hassie Odell (Boyett) Shelton.  James was born on April 17, 1935 in Huntsville, Alabama.  On April 12, 1957, James Shelton married Martha Jo Hyatt (born May 9, 1941) in Tishomingo County, Mississippi.  J. T. and Martha Shelton are the parents of one son:

  Carlton Lee Shelton, b. January 22, 1958

J. T. and Martha Shelton were divorced in Chicago, Illinois.  On February 12, 1979, Carlton Shelton married Linda Sue Burdick (born October 12, 1961) and they are the parents of three children:  -  Michelle Leigh Shelton, b. December 8, 1979,  -  Tina Marie Shelton, b. April 4, 1983,  -  William Ray Shelton, b. March 2, 1985.

Reference:  1)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey, April, 1985

PEGGY FAYE SHELTON (1.7.4.1.5.4) is the daughter of Eliga Wilburn Shelton and Hassie Odell (Boyett) Shelton.  Peggy was born on July 11, 1940 in Huntsville, Alabama.  On March 2, 1958, Peggy Shelton married Clarence Clark (born February 13, 1935) in Alcorn County, Mississippi.  Clarence and Peggy Shelton are the parents of two children:

  Pamela Lynne Clark, b. February 9, 1960
  Terri Lynette Clark, b. April 20, 1963

On April 6, 1979, Pamela Clark married Michael Dale Quillen (born May 16, 1960) in Madison County, Alabama and they are the parents of one daughter:  -  Amanda Michelle Quillen, b. March 28, 1982.  On April 13, 1979, Terri Clark married Ernest Ray Guthrie (born March 7, 1962) in Madison County, Alabama and they are the parents of one son:  -  Aaron Ray Guthrie, b. October 4, 1979.  Ernest and Terri Guthrie were divorced in April of 1984.

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Reference:  1)  Letter, Virginia (Shelton) Kelley to Robert Casey, April, 1985

JONATHAN SHELTON (1.7.4.2) is the son of James Knox Polk Shelton and Nancy (Potter) Shelton.  Jonathan Shelton was born on March 2, 1871 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On October 7, 1899, Jonathan Shelton married Mary Ann Peek in Jackson County, Alabama.  Mary was born on August 20, 1882 in Jackson County, Alabama and is the daughter of Josiah Peek and Rebecca E. (Seabolt) Peek.  Jonathan and Mary Shelton are the parents of two children:

  James Samuel Shelton, b. October 23, 1902, Scottsboro, Alabama
  Pluma Roberta Shelton, b. July 3, 1907, Scottsboro, Alabama

In 1900, Jonathan and Mary Shelton were living in Jackson County, Alabama.  Jonathan Shelton died on February 10, 1909 in Jackson County, Alabama and was buried in the Shelton Cemetery near Scottsboro, Alabama.  Mary (Peek) Shelton died on May 7, 1959 in Jackson County, Alabama.  On April 19, 1968, James Shelton married Annie Bell Britten.  James Shelton died on February 25, 1980.  On April 13, 1925, Pluma Shelton married Oliver Weeks.

References:  1)  1900 Census, Jackson County, Alabama;  2)  Family Group Sheet by Virginia (Shelton) Kelley, April, 1985