Hiram Shell


Brief Life History of Hiram

When Hiram Shell was born in 1826, in Blacksburg, Montgomery, Virginia, United States, his father, Jacob Shell III, was 35 and his mother, Catharine Price, was 33. 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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Family Time Line

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

Sources (21)

  • Hiram Shell, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Hiram Shell, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
  • Hiram Shell, "Virginia, County Marriage Records, 1771-1989"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    6 December 1860Montgomery, Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (10)

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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

    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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