Bonnie Schenk Shelton

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Bonnie Shank Shelton
(Mrs. Marvin Eugene Shelton)

Bonnie Shank Shelton, a native Virginian, born in Charlottesville, the daughter of Henry Hershel Shank and Daisy Aster Barret. She is married Marvin Eugene Shelton.  The Sheltons have one daughter, Meredith and two grandchildren, Wyatt and Morgan.  They currently reside in Williamsburg, Virginia.  Mrs. Shelton is retired from the Colonial Williamsburg Foundation and National Center for State Courts.



* Jamestowne Society (former James City Company Governor)

* Order of Descendants of Colonial Cavaliers (Marshal General)

* Virginia Huguenot Society (former Vice President)

* National Society Daughters of the American Revolution (former Chapter

* National Society Daughters of the American Colonists (former Chapter

* United Daughters of the Confederacy (former Chapter Registrar)

* Order of the Merovingian Dynasty

* Order of the Crown of Charlemagne

* Order of Americans of Armorial Ancestry

* Baronial Order of Magna Charta

* Military Order of the Crusades

* National Guild of St. Margaret of Scotland

* National Society Colonial Dames of America in the Commonwealth of

* Daughters of the Cincinnati

* Sons and Daughters of Virginia Founding Fathers

* National Society Dames of the Court of Honor

* Order of Descendants of Colonial Physicians and Chirurgiens

* Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy

* National Society Colonial Dames Seventeenth Century

* Huguenot Society of the Founders of Manakin in the Colony of Virginia

* American Descendants of the House of Burgesses 1619-1699

* Sons and Daughters of the Colonial and Antebellum Bench and Bar

* National Society Daughters of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of

* National Society Sons and Daughters of the Pilgrims – Virginia Branch

* Descendants of Colonial Tavern Keepers (Flagon and Trencher)

* Guild of Colonial Artisans and Tradesmen 1607-1783

* National Society of Sons and Daughters of Antebellum Planters

* Descendants of Sheriff’s & Constables of Colonial Antebellum America

* National Society Southern Dames of America

* National Society U.S. Daughters of 1812

* Continental Society Daughters of Indian Wars

* National Society Colonial Daughters of the Seventeenth Century

* Society of Magna Charta Dames

* Plantagenet Ancestry

* Poindexter Descendants Association

* Ligon Family and Kinsman Association
* Descendants of the Knights of Bath
* Order of the Norman Conquest
* Order of Alba
* Order of Descendants of the Justiciars.


Other Notes

Mrs. Shelton's hobbies include collecting ocean liner memorabilia and genealogy. She is also an avid walker.  Mrs. Shelton holds life membership in the Louisa County Virginia Historical Society; the Tidewater Genealogical Society (VA); and the York County Virginia Historical Society.  She is also a member of the Association for the Preservation of Virginia Antiquities, and the Williamsburg Historic Records Association. 

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