Hiram Shell

1826–1898 (Age 72)
Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of Hiram

When Hiram Shell was born in 1826, in Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Shell III, was 38 and his mother, Catharine Price, was 37. He married Rebecca Louemma Hodge on 6 December 1860, in Montgomery, Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 daughters. He lived in Montgomery, Virginia, United States in 1860 and Virginia, United States in 1870. He registered for military service in 1862. He died in 1898, in Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States, at the age of 72, and was buried in New Mount Zion Lutheran Church Cemetery, Montgomery, Montgomery, Virginia, United States.

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Hiram Shell
Rebecca Louemma Hodge
Marriage: 6 December 1860
Virginia Ellen Shell
Mary Catherine Shell

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World Events (8)

1827 · Post office established
Age 1
Blacksburgh post office was established in 1827.
1830 · The Second Great Awakening
Age 4
Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
Age 20
U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

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 (17)

  • Hiram Shell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hiram Shell, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Hiram Shell, "United States Census, 1880"

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