Lisa, do you have any indication that your Shelton Partin's first name is a surname? I find the Shelton surname on censuses in proximity with the Johnson-Pillow-Edwards clan that the 1800-1850 Middle TN Partens married into. This includes a marriage on the outskirts of my DNA clan in Mdl TN (a Parten-Edwards marriage with a Shelton-Edwards marriage). Many of my autosomal DNA matches have Shelton in their list of ancestor surnames. I would seriously like to know if your Shelton Partin is in the same DNA thread as my Mdl TN Partens.