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Rodham P. Shelkett

Born 1822 - Died 1899

Rodham P. Shelkett (1822-1899) was the son of John Shelkett (1793-1857) and Nancy Stark (1786-1834) of Stafford County, Virginia.  The Shelketts lived in northern Stafford on a farm called Locust Grove.  This is now part of the Quantico Marine Corps reservation.  While the Shelkett family had a grist mill near their home, they supported themselves primarily by farming.  Rodham Shelkett married Virginia Lulu Daffan (1833-1875).  He died of cancer.