Second Generation

2. Nelson B2 Shelton (Nathan K.1) was born in Parrottsville, Cocke Co, Tenn October 20, 1842. Nelson died April 12, 1920 Panora, Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, IA, at 77 years of age. Buried West Cem Panora Cass Twp Guthrie Co.

He married Margaret Elizabeth Beghtel in Wabash, Indiana, March 25, 1877. Margaret was born in Noble Twp, Wabash Co IN August 8, 1848. In the 1900 census her birth is recorded as August 1850.

Margaret died March 8, 1938 Panora, Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, IA, at 89 years of age. Buried West Cem Panora Cass Twp Guthrie Co In the 1880 census Noble, Wabash, Indiana page 386B, Nelson V (age 37) is living with his wife Margaret (age 35), and son Harley (age 2), Edward Cloud (age 18) work on the farm. Nelson has the occupation of farmer and both parents were born in VA.

In the 1900 census Valley Twp, Guthrie Co, Iowa page 194A, Nelson (age 54) is living with his wife Maggie (age 49), sons Harley (age 23), Johnnie (age 11), daughters Belle (age 20) and Ida (age 16). Nelson is a farmer and owns his farm with no mortgage. They have been married for 23 years and have 4 children.

In the 1910 census Peoria, Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, Iowa page 57, Nelson (age 65) is living with his wife Maggie (age 57), John (age 21), Belle (age 28) and Edna (age 2). Edna is noted as daughter but was probably a grand-daughter. Nelson is a farmer born in Tenn. They have been married for 38 years and have 4 children.

Nelson B Shelton and Margaret Elizabeth Beghtel had the following children:

child + 3 i. Harley Dillard3 Shelton was born January 1877.

child 4 ii. Belle T Shelton was born in Indiana September 1879. Belle died 1973 at 93 years of age. Buried West Cem Panora Cass Twp Guthrie Co She married twice.

She married William Pulver in Guthrie Co, Iowa, April 18, 1906. William was born about 1879. (Additional notes for William Pulver(4820)) She married Everett Stofer September 11, 1942. Everett was born in Guthrie Co, Iowa October 5, 1886.

child 5 iii. Ida May Shelton was born in Guthrie Co, Iowa August 1883. She married Floyd Godown in Guthrie Center, Guthrie Co, Iowa, December 16, 1905. Floyd was born Cass Twp, Guthrie Co, IA October 05, 1884. Floyd was the son of John William Godown and Sarah Ann Crouse. Floyd died January 1964 Iowa, at 79 years of age. Buried at Morrisburg Cemetery, Dale, Guthrie County, Iowa (See Floyd Godown for the continuation of this line.)

child 6 iv. John W Shelton was born in Stuart, Guthrie Co, IA May 1889. John died August 29, 1964 in Guthrie Co, Iowa, at 75 years of age. Buried Christ Reformed Church Cemetery. March 16, 1916 He married Lillian Ferree in Guthrie Co, Iowa, January 14, 1915.

Lillian was born about 1890. (Additional notes for Lillian Ferree(4821)) September 14, 1916 Returned to Panora; bought half interest in the Floyd Godown dray line. Godown and Shelton will serve the public again.

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