John Ellis Shelley

20 September 1831–16 February 1907 (Age 75)
Calloway, Kentucky, United States

The Life of John Ellis

When John Ellis Shelley was born on 20 September 1831, in Calloway, Kentucky, United States, his father, John Henry Sheley, was 48 and his mother, Martha Jane Smith, was 36. He married Nancy Catherine Bieber in December 1852, in Hardeman, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 5 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Mississippi, United States in 1870 and Hardeman, Tennessee, United States in 1880. He died on 16 February 1907, in Tippah, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Walnut, Tippah, Mississippi, United States.

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Family Time Line

John Ellis Shelley
1831–1907
Nancy Catherine Bieber
1832–1889
Marriage: December 1852
Amelia Jane Shelly
1854–1938
James Henry Shelley
1854–1938
Christopher Columbus Shelly
1857–1925
Mary Ann Shelly
1860–1946
John Smith Shelly
1864–1950
Robert Newton Shelly
1867–1936
David M Shelly
1871–
Martha Ellen Shelly
1875–1919

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
December 1852
Hardeman, Tennessee, United States
children

(8)

+3 More Children

Parents and Siblings

    Male1783–1837Male

    Martha Jane Smith

    Female1795–1876Female

siblings

(6)

+1 More Child

World Events (8)

1832 · The Black Hawk War

Age 1

Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.
1835 · The Hermitage is Built

Age 4

The Hermitage located in Nashville, Tennessee was a plantation owned by President Andrew Jackson from 1804 until his death there in 1845. The Hermitage is now a museum.
1861

Age 30

Kentucky sided with the Union during the Civil War, even though it is a southern state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Sussex, Suffolk, Essex, and West Yorkshire, all so named from Old English scylf ‘shelf’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • John Shelby, "United States Census, 1870"
  • John Shelby in household of Jane Carr, "United States Census, 1850"
  • John S Sheely, "United States Census, 1860"

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