Saturday, July 16, 2011

Surname Saturday: Shelly

The SHELLY surname is in Eileen's maternal line.  The origins of the surname are unknown at this time.


Stories and history:


Ahnentafel # 31: Samantha Shelly (1848-1933).  Samantha was born December 16, 1848 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.  She married May 21, 1872 in Wabash County, Indiana to Christopher Sills (1840-1913).  Christopher was born February 15, 1840 in Jackson Township, Champaign County, Ohio.  They raised 5 children in Lagro Township, Wabash County, Indiana.  Christopher died March 19, 1913 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.  Samantha died March 20, 1933 in Grant County, Indiana.


Ahnentafel # 62: Jacob Shelly (c1794-1863).  Jacob was born circa 1794.  He married before 1841 to Elizabeth Rickert (c1818-1900).  Elizabeth was born circa 1818 in Ohio.  They raised 7 children in Lagro Township, Wabash County, Indiana.  Elizabeth died February 18, 1900 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.  Jacob died July 1863 in Dora, Wabash County, Indiana.


Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.
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