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Below is a family biography included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published by Goodspeed Publishing Company in 1888.  These biographies are valuable for genealogy research in discovering missing ancestors or filling in the details of a family tree. Family biographies often include far more information than can be found in a census record or obituary.  Details will vary with each biography but will often include the date and place of birth, parent names including mothers' maiden name, name of wife including maiden name, her parents' names, name of children (including spouses if married), former places of residence, occupation details, military service, church and social organization affiliations, and more.  There are often ancestry details included that cannot be found in any other type of genealogical record.

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A. L. Shelton, of the firm of Schwartz Bros. & Shelton, grain dealers at New Haven, is a native of New Haven, born in 1853, and is the son of John and Philenia (Maupin) Shelton, natives of Franklin County, where they spent their entire lives. The father was of English descent, a farmer, and was a soldier in the Mexican War. A. L. Shelton was but a boy when his father died, and he was reared by his grandfather and secured a common country school education. He was reared on a farm, and worked on the same until 1879, when he and his uncle, B. L. Maupin, engaged in the grain trade. In 1880 Mr. Maupin died, leaving our subject alone. In 1882 the present company was established with Mr. Shelton as manager, at New Haven, and Messrs. Schwartz, at St. Louis. Mr. Shelton is a Republican in politics, and his first presidential vote was for R. B. Hayes, in 1876. He is entirely a self-made man, and is one of the promising young men of the county.

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This family biography is one of 305 biographies included in The History of Franklin County, Missouri published in 1888.  For the complete description, click here: Franklin County, Missouri History, Genealogy, and Maps

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