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.