Samuel Shelley

about 1810–
Pennsylvania, United States

The Life of Samuel

When Samuel Shelley was born about 1810, in Pennsylvania, United States, his father, Isaac Shelley, was 26 and his mother, Magdalena Meyer, was 22.

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Isaac Shelley
1784–1839
Magdalena Meyer
1788–1826
Elizabeth Shelley
1810–
Isaac Shelley
1810–
Jacob Shelley
1810–
Samuel Shelley
1810–
Nancy Ann Shelley
1825–1880

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World Events (3)

1812

Age 2

War of 1812. U.S. declares war on Britain over British interference with American maritime shipping and westward expansion.
1812 · War of 1812

Age 2

Because of the outbreak of war from Napoleonic France, Britain decided to blockade the trade between the United States and the French. The US then fought this action and said it was illegal under international law. Britain supplied Native Americans who raided settlers living on the frontier and halting expansion westward. In 1814, one of the British raids stormed into Washington D.C. burning down the capital. Neither the Americans or the British wanted to continue fighting, so negotiations of peace began. After Treaty of Ghent was signed, Unaware of the treaty, British forces invaded Louisiana but were defeated in January 1815.
1812 · Harrisburg Becomes the State Capital

Age 2

Harrisburg had important parts with migration, the Civil War, and the Industrial Revolution. 

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.

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