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W. B. SHELTON, by occupation a physician, was born in Todd County, Ky., October 20, 1843, and is a son of Crispin and Polly B. (Dodd) Shelton, both natives of Kentucky-the former of Scotch-Irish and the latter of Irish descent. Crispin Shelton was born August 3, 1807, and his wife was born in 1819. In youth he learned the carpenter’s and cooper’s trades and followed them in connection with farming, his principal occupation. He has held the office of Jailor of Todd County, and he and wife are devoted members of the Christian Church. W. B. Shelton was reared and educated in his native county, and in 1865, began the study of medicine at Hamilton, Ill. He began the practice of medicine in Greenville, Bond Co., Ill., and was there some two years. He then went to Stanton, in the same State, and remained there some eight years. He then returned to Todd County, Ky., and located in Sharon. Grove, where he is doing a leading practice. He was married November 28, 1872, to Alice, daughter of Selby Snell, of Illinois; four children bless their union: Tillie Bell, Harry Eugene, Charley Crispin and Fanny Jane; all are living but Harry Eugene. The Doctor was in the Federal Army, in the Eighth Kentucky Cavalry, Company D, under Bristow. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M., No. 587, at Daysville, and the I. 0. 0. F., No. 67, at Trout’s Cross Roads. He and lady are consistent members of the Christian Church. He is a Republican in politics and one of the leading physicians and citizens of the county.

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