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William Bowyer Shelley

Male 1819 - 1869  (49 years)


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  • Name William Bowyer Shelley  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 2 Aug 1819  Chetton, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened Bridgnorth, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1K3M-WR 
    Residence 1841  Claverley, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Emigration 2 Feb 1851  Liverpool, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    54th Company, Elder Geo. D. Watt, "Ellen Maria"; Apostle Orson Pratt returned on this voyage 
    Immigration 6 Apr 1851  New Orleans, Orleans Co, Louisiana, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrived on the "Ellen Maria" 
    Occupation 26 Sep 1860  Lake City, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Died 2 Feb 1869  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 7 Feb 1869  American Fork City Cemetery, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3273  default
    Last Modified 2 Jan 2009 

    Father James Bowyer Shelley,   b. 7 Jan 1792, Chetton, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Nov 1870, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth Bray,   b. 21 Oct 1795, Abdon, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Apr 1851, Mississippi River (Near Memphis), Shelby Co, Tennessee, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years) 
    Married 19 Mar 1817  All Saints Church, Neenton, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: One source lists marriage date as 30 Mar 1818.
    Family ID F1103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Jane Elizabeth Dunn,   b. 8 May 1827, Averly, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 May 1901, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years) 
    Married 10 Nov 1845  Bridgnorth, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. William Shelley,   b. 7 May 1846, Claverley, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Dec 1864  (Age 18 years)
    +2. Hannah Shelley,   b. 19 Jul 1847, Bobbington, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1914  (Age 66 years)
    +3. Stephen Shelley,   b. 14 Feb 1849, Bobbington, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Aug 1921  (Age 72 years)
     4. John Lyon Shelley,   b. 6 Nov 1850, Bobbington, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1852  (Age 1 years)
    +5. Samuel Levi Shelley,   b. 2 Dec 1852, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1936, Mt. Pleasant, Sanpete Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     6. George Heber Shelley,   b. 31 Mar 1854, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Jan 1862  (Age 7 years)
    +7. Jane Elizabeth Shelley,   b. 8 Jan 1856, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1892, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    +8. Joseph Moroni Dunn Shelley,   b. 14 May 1858, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Dec 1929  (Age 71 years)
    +9. Ellen Mary Shelley,   b. 6 Feb 1860, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Jun 1926, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 66 years)
     10. James Boyer Shelley,   b. 26 Nov 1861, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Apr 1912  (Age 50 years)
    +11. Sarah Ann Shelley,   b. 8 Sep 1863, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1939  (Age 75 years)
    +12. David Edward Shelley,   b. 17 Apr 1865, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Mar 1940  (Age 74 years)
     13. Emmaline Shelley,   b. 23 Jul 1868, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Aug 1868  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F1429  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Family Portrait [~1868]
    Family Portrait [~1868]
    Portrait, circa 1868, of the William Bowyer Shelley & Jane Elizabeth DUNN Shelley family. Back Row are standing, left to right, Joseph, Samuel, Stephen, Hannah, Jane, and Ellen. Front row are, form left to right, James, Sarah Ann sitting on her father's lap, and David Edward sitting on his mother's lap. The photo was taken just before William Bowyer Shelley died. Scan provided by Don D. Shelley
    Family Portrait
    Family Portrait
    Portrait of William Bowyer Shelley & Jane Elizabeth DUNN Shelley. Scan provided by Don D. Shelley.
    Photo
    Photo
    Photocopy of photos of William Bowyer Shelley & Jane DUNN WHEELER Shelley
    Photo
    Photo
    Photo of William Bowyer Shelley & Jane Elizabeth DUNN Shelley, scanned by Don D. Shelley. It is unknown who has the original photo
    Claverley Village [19 Feb 2006]
    Claverley Village [19 Feb 2006]
    Photo of Claverley Village, including All Saints Church, at Shropshire. This village was the home of the James Bowyer Shelley & Elizabeth BRAY family. Photo by Geoff Pick, courtesy of Geograph. Used by permission

    Documents
    1860 U.S. Census [26 Sep 1860, p 1]
    1860 U.S. Census [26 Sep 1860, p 1]
    Lake City, Utah, Utah - William Bowyer Shelley & Thomas Shelley families
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census - Farmcott, Claverley, Shropshire - James Bowyer Shelley family
    Ellen Maria Passenger Manifest [7 Apr 1851]]
    Ellen Maria Passenger Manifest [7 Apr 1851]]
    Passenger List of the Ellen Maria, arriving New Orleans 7 Apr 1851 (some reports indicate 6 Apr 1851) from Liverpool. Onboard were the "Jas Shelley" (Jas, Elizth, Thomas, James, John, Joseph, Sarah) and "William Shelley" (William, Jane, William Hanna, Stephen, Jno) families. Also onboard was George Holyoak (003979.jpg). Research by Chad G. Nichols
    Biographical Sketch of William Boyer Shelley
    Biographical Sketch of William Boyer Shelley
    Biographical Sketch of William Boyer Shelley, by Mary Elizabeth June SHELLEY Wright (granddaughter). Original in possession of and scanned by Ken Wright.

    Headstones
    Headstone
    Headstone
    Headstone of William Bowyer Shelley and Jane D. Wheeler

  • Notes 
    • MARRIAGE: One family group sheet lists wife as "Jane Bristow," married 10 Nov 1845.

  • Sources 
    1. [S756] Nichols Online Library, Digital Documents Researched and Scanned by Chad Nichols & Relatives, Nichols, Chad G., (Catalogue of over 40,000 relatives with more than 5,000 of them having documentation to support their place in the family tree. Some recent generation surnames include Anderson, Broman, Campbell, Cloward, Conder, Dutson, Ericksen, Farmer, Holyoak, Kump, Kylen, Mendenhall, Nichols, Nielson, O'Donnell, Richardson, Roberts, Shelley, Stone, and Walker. Most ancestors are from England, Denmark, Sweden, and Germany. [online] www.nicholslibrary.org 7783 S 4950 W West Jordan, UT 84081 USA) (Reliability: 3).
      1841 British Census - 002940
      Ellen Maria Passenger List - 003978
      1860 U.S. Census - 001316
      Photos - 001261, 001262, 003633
      Grave Marker - 000564
      Biographical Sketch - 004961

    2. [S57] 1841 England Census [database online], Ancestry.com, (Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2006. Original data: Census Returns of England and Wales, 1841. Kew, Surrey, England: The National Archives of the UK (TNA): Public Record Office (PRO), 1841. Data imaged from the National Archives, London, England. The 1841 Census for England was taken on the night of 6 June 1841), P 22 (Reliability: 3).
      Farmcott, Claverley, Shropshire: James Shelley Household: --James, age 45, Farmer --Elizabeth, age 45 --William, age 20 --James, age 13 --John, age 10 --Joseph, age 7 --Sarah, age 2

    3. [S283] Mormon Immigration Index , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Genealogical Department., (Salt Lake City : Genealogical Society of Utah, 2000 [CD-ROM]) (Reliability: 3).
      54th Company, Elder Geo. D. Watt, "Ellen Maria": departed Liverpool, England 1 Feb 1851; arrived New Orleans, Louisiana 7 Apr 1851; departed New Orleans 9 Apr 1851 on the steamer "Alexander Scott," arrived St. Louis, Missouri 16 Apr 1851; Family passengers: James Bowyer Shelley, age 59; Elizabeth BRAY Shelley, age 55; William Bowyer Shelley, age 31; George Holyoak Jr, age 31; Thomas Shelley, age 29; Janes Elizabeth DUNN Shelley, age 23; Charlotte ELSMORE Shelley, age 22; James Shelley, age 22; John Shelley, age 19; Joseph Henry Shelley, age 16; Sarah Shelley, age 10; William Shelley, age 4; Hannah Shelley, age 3; Stephen Shelley, age 2; John Lyon Shelley, infant

    4. [S241] Mormon Pioneer Overland Travel Index, 1847-1868 , The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Salt Lake City, UT : 2004-2007 [online] http://www.lds.org/churchhistory/library This index is the most complete listing of individuals and companies in which Mormon pioneer emigrants traveled west to Utah from 1847 through 1868. It is an incomplete listing, as rosters have not been found for all companies. It also identifies sources to learn more about the experiences of each company.) (Reliability: 3).
      James W. Cummings Company with about 150 individuals and 100 wagons departed their outfitting post at Keokuk, Iowa arriving at the Salt Lake Valley between 30 Sep and 7 Oct 1851; Lists James Bowyer Shelley (age 59), William Hendricks Shelley (age 32), Thomas Shelley (age 29), Martha Shelley (age 26), James Shelley (age 23), John Shelley (age 20), Joseph Henry Shelley (age 15), & Sarah Shelley (age 11)

    5. [S408] 1860 United States Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 8th Census, 1860, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), PG 371 (Reliability: 3).
      Lake City, Utah, Utah; Lists "Wm Shelly," age 40, "Farmer," value of real estate "350," value of personal estate "500," birthplace England

    6. [S394] Personal Research & Library, Don D. Shelley, Shelley, Don D. (Reliability: 3).
      Family portraits

    7. [S74] Personal Research & Library, Bev M. Matheson, Matheson, Beverly M., ([online] bevmatheson # comcast.net (change # for @)) (Reliability: 3).
      Lists alternative baptism 5 Mar 1849

    8. [S415] Ancestral File (R), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, (Copyright (c) 1987, June 1998, data as of 5 January 1998).

    9. [S766] England Marriages, 1700-1900, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, ([database online] FamilySearch Record Search) (Reliability: 3).
      James Shelley md. Elizabeth Bray
      1818 Neenton, Shropshire
      Batch M01738-2, England-VR, FHL 992331
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)