My father was Robert L. Shelton and I believe Earl was either an older brother or uncle. I am not sure how many times Robert married but I do know he sired many children out of wedlock. He was married before marrying my mother and had two sons, one named after him. He met my mother in Alton, Il. her maiden name was Reese.I have been told his parents were orginally from Tn. I'm not sure if this is correct. Any information would be appreciated.