Hello Ms. Walberg,Thank you for posting your question on the History Hub regarding your Revolutionary War ancestors. All of our Revolutionary War military records and pensions, and related files have been digitized on Fold3.com. You may access the files by ancestry.com subscription at home, or free at the National Archives. Some public libraries also provide free access.
Side note, the Final Pension Vouchers Index for the Revolutionary War is also digitized. The actual vouchers are scheduled for digitization. You may find them helpful when they finally release in the future.
Here is a link for you to review with more information about researching the War of 1812.
You may want to review Family Search for the War of 1812 Service Records Index. Fold3 has digitized the War of 1812 pensions on fold3.com through the letter S. NARA hopes to finish the pension files once the offices reopen.
Best of luck with your research.
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Was able to find where Margaret Harding is buried https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/24393139/margaret-ann-harding please follow link.
Here is some information on Wilson Shelton as well. Bureau Land Management
Thank you Elliot. I hadn't seen one of the land documents, so appreciate that very much. And thank you for the link about Margaret. She was buried there by her daughter several years after Mason died. I appreciate your efforts to find an answer to my mystery!
Welcome to History Hub
I found a Shelton family tree on familysearch.org. that I believe has all of the information that you are seeking.
If you are not familiar with familysearch it is a free website, you just need to register to use.
The information that lead me to the family tree was found at: Wilson Robert Shelton (c.1747 - 1839) - Genealogy (geni.com)
If you need further assistance please do not hesitate to ask
Thank you so much Alice. I do have an account on Family Search and have viewed that tree. No place of burial for either of my ancestors though last time I looked, but I will check again.
I'm assuming you have probably checked already, but just in case.... Your patriot is in the DAR database. His ancestor number is A102845. You don't have to belong to DAR to use their public website: https://www.dar.org/
Click GENEALOGY at the top of the page, and under the heading "Genealogical Research (GRS)," click Ancestor Search.
There is only one DAR member who joined under this patriot. There is supporting documentation that was used to prove this patiot. You can purchase it online and get a digital copy almost immediately. But realize that burial information may not be included. There are FB sites with people doing the same thing you are; they may be able to help.
Thank you Mary for your helpful DAR suggestion. I did purchase the documents; however I found one download has the wrong person's documents hooked with my ancestor. I did find an email address to contact and I'm hoping it will be an easy fix and may reveal some great relevant information. Thank you much for your help!
The following info is from the lineage of your ancestor on DAR, which you can access (and descendants listed for Wilson Shelton):
Mason Harding born on c - - 1786 at Stafford Co VA
died at Parke Co IN on - - and his ( 1st ) wife
Margaret Shelton born on c - - 1789 at Stafford Co VA
died at Twin Mound Douglas Co KS on 21 - Jun - 1869
married on 28 - Apr - 1811
married at Shelbyville KY
You may want to find his daughter's burial site if her father lived with her and her husband. However, the information on DAR says Margaret died in Kansas, not Indiana. You can search under her married name, unless she remarried after Mason Harding died. Findagrave often lists family members. If you find Margaret's grave, check who else is buried in the same cemetery.
Wilson Shelton was born in Charles Co., Maryland. It's possible he could be buried there. His wife's name does not appear in DAR. If you know who she is, it's possible he is buried where she is. Just suggestions....