David SHELBY, Jr.[1]

Male 1765 - 1845  (80 years)


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  • Name David SHELBY 
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 5 Jun 1765  North Mountain, Frederick, Maryland, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 30 Dec 1845  Pickaway, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Aft 30 Dec 1845  Bend Cemetery, Covington, Fountain, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I2138  BlytheGenealogy
    Last Modified 1 Feb 2019 

    Father David SHELBY,   b. 1730, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 8 Jan 1799, New Madrid, Missouri, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 69 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth BALLA,   b. Abt 1740,   d. 1779, Greene, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 39 years) 
    Family ID F945  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary WILLIAMS,   b. 2 Jul 1762, Air, Cumberland, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1830  (Age 67 years) 
    Married 1782  Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Children 
     1. John SHELBY,   b. 1783, Possibly Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1864, Illinois, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
     2. Joseph SHELBY,   b. 1787, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States or Morgan, Utah, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Sep 1846, Covington, Fountain, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 59 years)
     3. Charity SHELBY,   b. 15 Sep 1787, Fayette or Washington (now Greene), Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Dec 1876, Circleville, Pickaway, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years)
     4. Hannah SHELBY,   b. 1789, Washington, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1884  (Age 95 years)
     5. Rezin SHELBY,   b. 12 Dec 1791, probably Washington, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Jan 1856, Edgar, Vermillion, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 64 years)
     6. Rachel SHELBY,   b. 1794, Possibly Fayette, Pennsylvania, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Benjamin SHELBY,   b. 8 Apr 1796, Adams, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876  (Age 79 years)
     8. Isaac SHELBY,   b. 8 Nov 1798, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. Mary SHELBY,   b. 24 Feb 1801, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Jun 1820  (Age 19 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2019 
    Family ID F779  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    Pickaway County Ohio Settlers
    Pickaway County Ohio Settlers

    Photos
    Shelby, David - 1790 US Census
    Shelby, David - 1790 US Census
    Shelby, David; 1820 US Census; Pickaway, Pickaway, Ohio
    Shelby, David; 1820 US Census; Pickaway, Pickaway, Ohio
    Shelby, David Jr.; U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
    Shelby, David Jr.; U.S. General Land Office Records, 1796-1907
    Shelby, David; U.S. Compiled Service Records, PoSt. Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811
    Shelby, David; U.S. Compiled Service Records, PoSt. Revolutionary War Volunteer Soldiers, 1784-1811

  • Notes 
    • REPORTED AS THE SON OF DAVID SHELBY AND ELIZABETH BALLA, AND ALSO OF E VAN SHELBY AND MARY HARROD. FIND CONNECTION TO EITHER ONE.

      1790 US Census, Washington County, Pennsylvania, Roll M637_9, Page 252 , Image 0101.

      1790: Washington County, Maryland.
      1822: Danville, Boyle County, Kentucky.

      Page 891 HARDEMAN COUNTY HISTORY: David Shelby was either the son o f David Shelby and Elizabeth(Balla) Shelby or his brother, Rees Shelb y and Mary (Blair)Shelby) of Little Cove, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania . He was the grandson of Evan Shelby, Sr. and Catherine Morgan. He w as one of the earliest pioneers of the Scioto Valley in Ohio, having f irst come to the area with General Nathaniel Massie and his party in 1 791. In the spring of 1796, he settled in Pickaway township, then par t of Ross County, near Circleville, where he entered the west half o f section three. There he erected his cabin on the site of the red fra me house later occupied by Silas Saxon, which Shelby erected as earl y as 1819. David Shelby was a man of prominence in the Pickaway area . He was elected one of the representatives for the County in the Gen eral Assembly convened in December 1809 during which the bill creatin g the County of Pickaway was passed. After passing in the Senate, thi s bill was sent to the House of Representatives for concurrence. Follo wing House passage of the bill, David was appointed to inform the Sena te of the action of the House, neither branch then having, as in late r years, a sergeant-at-arms to carry the message. David was the firs t justice of the peace in Pickaway Township, before the formation of t he County and before Ohio became a state. In 1812, he waselected Sena tor for Pickaway and Hocking Counties and served two years in that o ffice. He also served as a Captain in the 1st Regiment Mounted (Finl ey"s), Ohio Militia during the War of 1812. In 1782, David Shelby ma rried Mary Williams, the daughter of Enoch Williams and Hannah (Grey ) Williams of Little Cove, Cumberland Co., Pennsylvania. In 1783, Dav id Shelby and wife Mary paid taxes on land and animals in Springhill T ownship, Westmoreland County, Pennsylvania. David and Mary were the pa rents of eight children. Their eldest son, John, represented Logan an d Wood Counties in the Ohio House of Representativesfrom 1820 to 1827 ; and was a State Senator from Hardin, Madison, Union, Logan, and Shel by Counties from 1830 to 1833. Their son Bejamin, who lived on the fam ily homestead in Pickaway township, was a prominent farmer and stock d ealer. During his life, he owned 1600 to 1700 acres of land in Ohio an d the west. Benjamin was born in Berks County, Pennsylvaniain 1796 an d died in Pickaway County on March 4, 1876, at the age of 80 years an d 11 months. David died on December 30, 1845 at the age of 80 years a nd six months. His wife, Mary, died on October 3, 1830 at the age o f 68 years and 31 days. Both are buried in the Shelby family cemeter y in Pickaway township. This small burying ground is located on wha t is today the farm of David and Luella Bolender, approximately 1.8 mi les east of the Kingston Pike on Ludwig Dresbach Road. It is part of t he same property that David Shelby first settled prior to 1800.

      WILL: _____WILL OF DAVID SHELBY In the name of God Amen. I, David She lby of the County of Pickaway and State of Ohio, considering that it i s appointed for all men once to die and being mindful of the uncertain ty of that great change when it shall please God to call me hence, d o make and publish this my last will and testament. First, it is my w ill that all my just debts, funeral expences and cost of administratio n, be paid out of my personal estate, by my Executor hereinafter name d. Secondly, my will is that after payment being made as aforesaid ou t of my personalestate, that the rest and remainder of my personal es tate (except as hereinafter excepted) shall be equally divided amongs t my five sons and three daughters, share and share alike. My will i s that my daughter Hannah"s share thereof, for the use and benefit o f her two sons David and Benjamin Curtis,as here is after mentioned. T hirdly, I leave and bequeath unto my son Benjamin my waggon, clock, a nd cornor cobbert, also I give and divide unto my said son Benjamin Sh elby, and to his heirs and assigns for ever, the plantation, and trac t of land whereon I now reside, containing about 243 acres more or les s, situate in said county it being part of the west half of section No . 3 of Township No. 10 in range No. 21 with the improvements- Excep t one quarter of an acre - thereof including the graveyard now on sai d premises - to be laid off in a square form -he paying unto his fou r brothers and three sisters, the sum of Twenty one hundred dollars th at is to say three hundred dollars to each of them or their heirs a s hereinafter mentioned, in one year after my decease. 300 dollars th ereof to my son John Shelby, in two years after my decease, 300 dollar s thereof tomy son Joseph Shelby, in three years after my decease, 30 0 dollars thereof to my daughter Charity Morris, in four years after m y decease, 300 dollars thereof to my daughter Hannah Curtis, as herein after mentioned, in five years after my decease, 300 dollars thereof t o my son REAZIN SHELBY - in six years after my decease, 300 dollars th ereof unto my daughter Rachel Webster, - in seven years after my decea se, 300 dollars thereof unto my son Isaac Shelby, which sums shall dr aw lawful interest - from one year after my decease til paid, the sai d legacies of three hundred dollars each, amounting to Twenty one hund red dollars, shall be a lien on said land, and till paid as aforesaid . Fourthly, my will is and I hereby leave and bequeath unto my two gra ndsons David and Benjamin Curtis, equally between them all that part a nd portion of my real and personal estate aforesaid which is named t o their mother Hannah Curtis, and further my will is and I hereby orde r my Executor hereinafter named to pay the same over when due as afor esaid, into the hands of my said daughter Hannah Curtis, for the use a nd benefit of her said two sons, and the said Hannah"s receipt for th e same shall be a sufficient voucher to my said Executor, and furthe r in case of the death of the said Hannah, before the same is paid ove r to her as aforesaid, then and in such case my will is that my Execut or keep and retain the same in his hands and till such time as the sai d David and Benjamin arrive to the age of Twenty one years. Fifthly, t he quarter of an acre of land aforesaid I hereby appropriate as a grav eyard and burying ground. Sixthly, and lastly, I hereby nominate and a ppoint my son Benjamin Shelby the sole Executor of this my last will a nd testament. In witnefs whereof I have hereunto set my hand and sea l, this 10th day of March, in the year of our Lord, Eighteenhundred a nd Thirty one. Witnefses present: Elias Benton, David Shelby seal Jose ph Morris Lewis Young The State of Ohio, Pickaway County, ss. We, Elia s Benton, Joseph Morris and Lewis Young, being first duly sworn depos e and say that the paper hereto attached, purporting to be the last wi ll and testament, of David Shelby, decease, was signed by David Shelby , decd. and acknowledged by him to be his last will and testament, an d that the said David Shelby was at the time of executing the same, wa s of sound mind and memory, of full age, and laboring under nore strai nt, and that we at the request, and in the presence of said David Shel by, signed said will as witnefses, Elias Benton. Sworn to and subscrib ed in open Court: Joseph Morris this 2nd day of February, A.D. 1846. L ewis Young attestS. A. Moore clk (Pickaway Co., Ohio Will Book 3, page s 134-136) A. Moore clk (Pickaway Co., Ohio Will Book 3, pages 134-136 )

      CENSUS: HEADS OF FAMILIES AT THE FIRST CENSUS OF THE UNITED STATES TAK ENIN THE YEAR 1790 - Washington Co., Pennsylvania: Name of head of fa mily: SHELBY, David Free white males of 16 years and upward, includin g heads of families: 3 David (58), Jonathan(20), James (18]) Free w hite males under 16 years: 2 Rees(5), Eli (3)] Free white females, i ncluding heads of families: 3 Catherine, Elizabeth (12), ?]

  • Sources 
    1. [S8438] North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000, Book Title: Lineage Book : NSDAR : Volume 149 : 1919.
      Record for Mary Williams
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Enoch Williams
      North America, Family Histories, 1500-2000 - Enoch Williams


    2. [S3435] 1790 United States Federal Census, Washington County, Pennsylvania; Shelby, David Jr.
      Shelby, David - 1790 US Census
      Shelby, David - 1790 US Census


    3. [S3440] Donald Robert Dickenson, Genealogy.com http://www.genealogy.com/ftm/d/ i/c/Donald-R-Dickenson/GENE12, Owen, Samuel and Margaret; family data; Genealogy.com.