Joel Shelley

Male14 October 1842–7 March 1929

Brief Life History of Joel

When Joel Shelley was born on 14 October 1842, in Scott, Virginia, United States, his father, Isaac Miller Shelley, was 29 and his mother, Rebecca Dixon, was 32. He married Catherine Amanda Taylor on 3 September 1867, in Sullivan, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Virginia, United States in 1870 and Fulkerson, Scott, Virginia, United States for about 40 years. He died on 7 March 1929, in Hiltons, Scott, Virginia, United States, at the age of 86, and was buried in Scott, Virginia, United States.

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Joel Shelley
Catherine Amanda Taylor
Marriage: 3 September 1867
Catherine R. Taylor
Garnett Lee Shelley
Martin L. Shelley
Tabitha Rebecca Shelley
Effie Mae Shelley

Sources (24)

  • Joel Shelley, "United States Census, 1920"
  • Joel Shelley, "Tennessee, County Marriages, 1790-1950"
  • Joel Shelley, "Virginia, Death Certificates, 1912-1987"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    3 September 1867Sullivan, Tennessee, United States
  • Children (5)

    Parents and Siblings

    Siblings (4)

    World Events (8)

    1844 · Lumpkin's Jail

    Age 2

    In 1844 when Robert Lumpkin bought land in Virginia, this would be the spot of the Infamous Slave Jail (or Lumpkin’s Jail). The slaves would be brought here during the slave trade until they were sold. Lumpkin had purchased the land for his own slave business.


    Age 4

    U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


    Age 23

    Abraham Lincoln is assassinated by John Wilkes Booth.

    Name Meaning

    English: habitational name from any of the three places called Shelley (Essex, Suffolk, Yorkshire) or from Shelley Plain in Crawley (Sussex). The placenames all derive from Old English scelf ‘rock, ledge, shelf’ + lēah ‘woodland clearing’.

    Irish (Laois): shortened Anglicized form of Gaelic Ó Sealbhaigh ‘descendant of Sealbhach’, a byname from the adjective sealbhach ‘having possessions, wealthy’.

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

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