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Laud Cem # 501     T1S, R8W, Sec 23
Surveyed January 2008 by Keith Hunt & Robert Torbert


Location: From Lexington, go S on CR 51; Lt on CR 497; Rt on CR 499 and go to the end. Get permission and directions from the Paul Nafe family to go to the cemetery. There is one tombstone and its footstone; one footstone with the initials EMS, and a number of fieldstones. The date of birth listed in the “Cemeteries of East Lauderdale County, Alabama”, is wrong. 

According to Morris Howard, Stephen’s wife, Millie and a daughter are buried here.)  Could this be Martha Jane from the Winborn Cemetery at this same address? The 1850, 1860 & 1870 Census of Stephen’s family provided the following:


                              1850          1860             1870
Shelton, Stephen      37 yrs TN    47 yrs TN      55 yrs AL
Susan                      37 yrs TN
Sarah                      16 yrs AL
Nancy                      13 yrs AL
Elizabeth                  12 yrs AL
Rebecca                    9 yrs AL    17 yrs  AL
Thomas B.                 6 yrs AL    16 yrs AL
Mary Jane                  4 yrs AL    13 yrs AL      22 yrs AL
Susan                         2/12 AL    12 yrs AL      20 yrs AL
Milly [2nd wife. m 27 Jan 1853]     43 yrs AL      50 yrs AL**
Stephen Lesell                            6 yrs AL      16 yrs AL
Martha                                       2 yrs AL      12 yrs AL
Brown, Julia L. [step-daughter]     13 yrs AL
Brown, Emma E. [step-daughter]   12 yrs AL

** Wife's name given as Permelia in 1870.

Shelton Cemetery 
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