The following is from the History of Gallia, OH by W. Grody (A collection of family histories from Gallia County in 1980). Research on Saludy Mustain Shelton was posted at this link.
Claborn Shelton was the son of John Shelton, d. 1804 in Pittsylvania Co., VA.
Claborn married Saludy (Leudy) Mustain, daughter of Thomas & Mary Haley Mustain of Pittsylvania Co., VA on May 16, 1785.
Claborn served in the Indian Wars under General Wayne and was much impressed with the farming possibilities of the Wabash County. The government, unable to pay its soldiers in cash, offered land instead. So Claborn in 1811 headed for that county.
They loaded the bedding in a wagon and Saludy drove a cow hitched to the wagon. All but William, the youngest who rode with his mother, walked and carried packs. They followed buffalo and Indian trails and had traveled many miles when they came to what was to become Greenfield Township, Gallia Co., OH.
Saludy became too ill to go on. Chimney Rock on Symmes Creek furnished shelter. The Creek was full of fish and the woods full of game. In the Spring of 1812 Saludy died at the age of 40 (b in 1772). She is buried in a private cemetery on the opposite hillside.
Claborn built a cabin and stayed on until the children were grown.
- Jesse married Peggy Blake in 1817.
- Thomas married Polly Carter in 1825.
- Claborn with Jesse and Thomas headed for the Wabash
- Thomas received a land patent in Adams Township, Madison Co, Indiana
- Jesse moved on into Shelby Co, IL.
- Claborn died in Indiana in 1848.
Many of Claborn’s descendents remain in Gallia Co., OH.
Please note: while the history from Mr. Grody’s book lists names as “Saluda” and “Claiborn,” I find references to “Saludy” and “Claborn.” This is one reference. I’ve added tags with dual spelling for both names to this article to assist anyone who might be searching for ancestors.