Jonas Montgomery Shell

30 September 1834–18 September 1923 (Age 89)
Montgomery, Virginia, United States

The Life of Jonas Montgomery

When Jonas Montgomery Shell was born on 30 September 1834, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Shell III, was 46 and his mother, Catharine Price, was 44. 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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Family Time Line

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

Spouse and Children

South Carolina, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Christian Shell





    Mary Polly Shell


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World Events (8)

1836 · Remember the Alamo

Age 2

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.
1844 · German Immigration to Texas

Age 10

Over 7,000 German immigrants arrived in Texas. Some of these new arrivals died in epidemics; those that survived ended up living in cities such as San Antonio, Galveston, and Houston. Other German settlers went to the Texas Hill Country and formed the western portion of the German Belt, where new towns were founded: New Braunfels and Fredericksburg.
1861 · Texas Secedes from the United States

Age 27

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

1 English: habitational name from Shell, a place in Worcestershire, so named from Old English scylf ‘bank’, ‘shelf’.2 Jewish (Ashkenazic): ornamental name from German Schelle ‘bell’.3 Americanized spelling of German Schal or Schill .

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

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Sources (3)

  • Jonas Shell S Shell in household of Jonas M J Shell, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Jonas Shell, "United States Census, 1910"
  • Jonas M Shell, "United States Census, 1900"

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