Jonas Montgomery Shell

Brief Life History of Jonas Montgomery

When Jonas Montgomery Shell was born on 30 September 1834, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Shell III, was 43 and his mother, Catharine Price, was 41. He married Sarah Ann Rogers in 1889, in South Carolina, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Montgomery, Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1850 and Justice Precinct 1, Williamson, Texas, United States for about 20 years. He died on 18 September 1923, in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States, at the age of 88, and was buried in Georgetown, Williamson, Texas, United States.

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Jonas Montgomery Shell
Sarah Ann Rogers
Marriage: 1889
Lott Louis Shell
Lott I. Shell
Jonas Montgomery Shell Jr

Sources (8)

  • Jonas Shell S Shell in household of Jonas M J Shell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jonas M. Shell, "Find A Grave Index"
  • Jonas M Shell in entry for Jonas Montgomery Shell, "Texas Deaths, 1890-1976"

World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Being a monumental event in the Texas Revolution, The Battle of the Alamo was a thirteen-day battle at the Alamo Mission near San Antonio. In the early morning of the final battle, the Mexican Army advanced on the Alamo. Quickly being overrun, the Texian Soldiers quickly withdrew inside the building. The battle has often been overshadowed by events from the Mexican–American War, But the Alamo gradually became known as a national battle site and later named an official Texas State Shrine.


Historical Boundaries: 1848: Milam, Texas, United States 1848: Williamson, Texas, United States

1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

On February 1, 1861, Texas seceded from the United States. On March 2, 1861, they had joined with the Confederate States of America.

Name Meaning

English and Irish: variant of Shield .

English: from Middle English s(c)hele ‘hut’ (Old English scela), a term confined to northern England and southern Scotland. The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or near a hut, or habitational, from a place so named. The element is found in several minor placenames in the forms Shiel and Shield in northern and midland England and southern Scotland. See Shield .

English: habitational name from Shell in Himbleton (Worcestershire), from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’.

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

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