Shelton, Edwin, was born in Huntingdon, Fairfield county, Conn., September 20, 1801, and he traced his ancestry from Daniel Shelton of England, who came before 1600. Edwin Shelton was of the fourth generation and married Susan, daughter of Silas Curtis. They came to Niagara county in 1848, settling in the town of Lockport, where he was identified as a farmer. He was a man of sterling integrity, interested in the development of his town and the advancement of his townspeople. His word was as good as his bond, and of him it may well be said "An honest man is the noblest work of God." His death, which occurred September 29, 1874, was a loss not only to his family, but to all who knew him.
Contributed 2017 by Lisa Slaski from Landmarks of Niagara County, New York, by William Pool, D. Mason & Co., Syracuse, NY, 1897
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