Joseph Shelp

1826–1838
Brown Cemetery, Orangeville Township, Barry, Michigan Territory, United States

The Life of Joseph

When Joseph Shelp was born in 1826, his father, William Shelp, was 31 and his mother, Mary Ann Weatherwax, was 19. He was buried in Brown Cemetery, Orangeville Township, Barry, Michigan Territory, United States.

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Family Time Line

William Shelp
1795–1861
Mary Ann Weatherwax
1807–1875
James Shelp
1826–1834
Joseph Shelp
1826–1838
Phebe Shelp
1826–1887
Hiram Shelp
1827–1865
Martha A Shelp
1830–1917
Nathaniel K. Shelp
1831–1889
John T Shelp
1833–1918
Mary Jane Shelp
1835–1853
William H. Shelp
1836–1877
Catherine or Sarah Shelp
1842–1928
Charles A. Shelp
1848–1922

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World Events (7)

1828 · Michigan Capitol Building Constructed

Age 2

The first capitol building for Michigan was built in Detroit in 1828 and served the territory until it became a state in 1847. The old building was turned into a high school until it was demolished in 1893 after a fire engulfed the building. Today the land serves as a park for the community with a monument in remembrance of the first capitol building of Michigan.
1828 · Historical Society of Michigan

Age 2

The Historical Society of Michigan was created by Lewis Cass, territorial governor of Michigan, and Henry Schoolcraft. This Society is the oldest cultural institution in the state and continues to keep historical records for future generations.
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.

Name Meaning

Possibly an Americanized spelling of North German Schelp .

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

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