Dr Joel L. Shrewsbury

Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Joel L.

Dr Joel L. Shrewsbury was born in 1822, in Kentucky, United States. He married Elizabeth Lee on 12 March 1848, in Putnam, Indiana, United States. He lived in Macoupin, Illinois, United States in 1860 and Indiana, United States in 1870. He was buried in Stilesville Cemetery, Stilesville, Franklin Township, Hendricks, Indiana, United States.

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Dr Joel L. Shrewsbury
Elizabeth Lee
Marriage: 12 March 1848

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    12 March 1848Putnam, Indiana, United States
  • World Events (8)

    1825 · State Capital Moves to Indianapolis
    Age 3
    The state capital was moved from Corydon to Indianapolis on January 10, 1825.
    1830 · Louisville and Portland Canal Opens
    Age 8
    The Louisville and Portland canal opened in 1830. It was a 2 mile canal. It helped with the barrier caused by the Falls of the Ohio River at Louisville by making a route around them.
    1856 · The Town of Santa Claus
    Age 34
    The town of Santa Fe was denied their application for a United States Postal Service as a town of Santa Fe, Indiana, was already established. Several meetings were held and the name was changed to Santa Claus, Indiana. The United States Postal Service granted their application. Due to the name, the post office in Santa Claus continues to receive thousands of letters to Santa Claus from children around the world each December.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from Shrewsbury in Shropshire, which is named from an ancient district name derived from Old English scrobb ‘scrub’, ‘brushwood’, + Old English byrig, dative case of burh ‘fortified place’.

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

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    Sources (5)

    • Joel P Shrewsbery, "United States Census, 1860"
    • J L Shrewsburg, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Joel L Shrewsbury, "United States General Index to Pension Files, 1861-1934"

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