I too am looking for a Joseph L Shelton, His first wife was a Rosetta Johns(t)on, his second was Minerva McKinney McCall.
He was rumored to have been born in Arkansas, and came to Texas Via Alabama, Louisiana. He has been found in a Kaufman County Census, and a Nacodoches County Texas Census with Minerva as his wife stating they were married in 1895. His Tomb Stone states that he was born August 22, 1861 and died in a buggy accident in Carthage Texas on January 30, 1917. I am unsure if he is the Joseph you are looking For as many of the kids at (my great Aunts and Uncles)have him listed as Joe/Joseph/J. L./Louis/Lewis/some even say his middle name was Lafayette. I can find a Birthcertificate but I am not able to purchase it for my Great Aunt Lizzie (Emma Elizabeth Shelton) Born in Kaufman, Kaufman County, Texas, USA.
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