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Thomas Shelley[1]

Male 1822 - 1903  (81 years)


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  • Name Thomas Shelley  [2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11
    Born 7 Apr 1822  Claverley, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 8 Apr 1822  All Saints Church, Claverley, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 2DT7-CB 
    Ordinance 11 Dec 1848  Bridgnorth, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Baptism by Joseph Wall 
    Ordinance 11 Dec 1848  Bridgnorth, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Confirmation by Joseph Wall 
    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" 
    Emigration 3 Oct 1852  Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Arrival at the Salt Lake Valley 
    Occupation 26 Sep 1860  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Occupation 25 Aug 1870  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Occupation 3 Jun 1880  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Occupation 12 Jun 1900  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Retired 
    Died 8 Sep 1903  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 11 Sep 1903  American Fork City Cemetery, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3274  default
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2008 

    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  [12
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: One source lists marriage date as 30 Mar 1818.
    Family ID F1103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Charlotte Elsmore,   b. 3 Aug 1828, Kidderminster, Worcestershire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Mar 1904, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years) 
    Married 18 Jan 1851  Claverley, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • PLACE: Married at the Church of England
    Children 
    +1. James Edward Shelley,   b. 23 Oct 1851, Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Aug 1938, Heber, Navajo Co, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Elizabeth Shelley,   b. 24 Oct 1853, Salt Lake City, Great Salt Lake Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Oct 1854, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +3. Charlotte Shelley,   b. 21 Jan 1856, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Apr 1932, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 76 years)
    +4. Thomas Ammon Shelley,   b. 25 Aug 1858, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Jan 1914, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 55 years)
     5. Emma Shelley,   b. 8 Jul 1860, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1861, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    +6. John Franklin Shelley,   b. 30 Aug 1862, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Sep 1942, Kingman, Mohave Co, Arizona, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
    +7. Mary Ellen Shelley,   b. 2 Jun 1865, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Mar 1947, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years)
    +8. George Frederick Shelley,   b. 1 Aug 1871, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Feb 1969, Pleasant Grove, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
    Last Modified 31 Dec 2008 
    Family ID F1426  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Eliza Higgins,   b. 30 Jan 1821, Sutton, Warwickshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Jun 1910, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 89 years) 
    Married 19-20 Dec 1869  Manti, Sanpete Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F1431  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo
    Photo
    Thomas Shelley, scan of a photo provided by Craig Shelley at www.myancestry.org. If you know the location of the original photo, please contact the webmaster
    Portrait
    Portrait
    Portrait of Thomas Shelley and Charlotte ELSMORE Shelley, scan provided by Craig Shelley at www.myancestry.org. If you know the location of the original photo please contact the webmaster. At least one copy (perhaps the original) has been located at the American Fork Historical Society
    Photo
    Photo
    Photocopy of photos of Thomas Shelley & Charlotte ELSMORE Shelley
    Thomas Shelley [photo]
    Thomas Shelley [photo]
    Photo of Thomas Shelley, scanned by Don D Shelley. It is unknown who has the original photo
    Photo
    Photo
    Photo of Thomas Shelley, scanned by Don D Shelley. It is unknown who has the original photo
    Photo
    Photo
    Photo of Thomas Shelley, scanned by Don D Shelley. It is unknown who has the original photo
    Family Portrait
    Family Portrait
    Photo of the Thomas Shelley and Charlotte ELSMORE Shelley family. Left to right are (front) Mary Ellen, Charlotte (mother), Thomas (father), Charlotte, (back) James Edward, John Franklin, George Frederick, and Thomas Ammon. It is unknown who has the original photo. Scan by Don D. Shelley
    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
    1860 U.S. Census [26 Sep 1860, p 2]
    1860 U.S. Census [26 Sep 1860, p 2]
    Lake City, Utah, Utah - James Bowyer Shelley & Thomas Shelley families
    1870 U.S. Census [25 Aug 1870, page 1]
    1870 U.S. Census [25 Aug 1870, page 1]
    American Fork, Utah, Utah (620KB): "Edward Conder" and "Thomas Shelley" families; next-door neighbors are John & Elizabeth Roberts (Edward's daughter, Thomas' step niece); in the Shelley household is an unknown "Eliza"
    1870 U.S. Census [page 2]
    1870 U.S. Census [page 2]
    American Fork, Utah, Utah (620KB): "Thomas Shelley" and "John Roberts" families; also in the Shelley household is an unknown "Eliza"
    1880 U.S. Census
    1880 U.S. Census
    American Fork, Utah, Utah: Lists "Thomas Shelley" family
    1900 U.S. Census
    1900 U.S. Census
    American Fork, Utah, Utah: "Thomas 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

    Headstones
    Headstone [view 1]
    Headstone [view 1]
    [View 1] Headstone of Thomas Shelley, Charlotte Elsmore, Eliza Higgins, and Warren Lafayette Ball. Mystery: Who is Warren Lafayette Ball?
    Headstone [view 2]
    Headstone [view 2]
    [View 2] Headstone of east side of marker: Inscriptions for Thomas Shelley & Charlotte Elsmore
    Headstone [view 3]
    Headstone [view 3]
    [View 3] Headstone of north side of marker: Inscriptions for Eliza Higgins and Warren Lafayette Ball. The mystery is who is Warren Lafayette Ball?

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH: One family group record lists birthdate 7 Aug 1822.

  • Sources 
    1. [S760] Personal Research & Library, Linda Despain, Despain, Linda, ([email] thedespains # byu.net).

    2. [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).
      Ellen Maria Passenger List - 003978
      1860 U.S. Census - 001316, 001317
      1870 U.S. Census - 001295, 000366
      1880 U.S. Census - 000207
      1900 U.S. Census - 000638
      Photos - 001072, 001257, 001259, 003630, 003631, 003632, 004027
      Grave Marker - 000538, 000539, 000540

    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 "Thos Shelly," age 34, "Farmer," value of real estate "300," value of personal estate "600," birthplace England

    6. [S229] 1870 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 9th Census, 1870, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), PP. 8-9 (Reliability: 3).
      American Fork, Utah, Utah; "Thomas Shelley," age 48, Farmer, real estate value $200, personal real estate $300, birthplace "England," foreign parentage, male citizen of the U.S.; "Charlotte," age 42, Keeping Home, birthplace England, foreign parentage; "James," age 18, birthplace Utah, attended school within the year; "John," age 8, birthplace Utah, attended school within the year; "Mary," age 5, birthplace Utah; "Eliza," age 49, birthplace England, foreign parentage, unable to write; next-door neighbors are John & Elizabeth Roberts (Thomas' step niece); also in the household is an unknown "Eliza"

    7. [S117] 1880 United States Federal Census, United States. Bureau of the Census. 10th Census, 1880, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), PAGE 8 (Reliability: 3).
      Main Street, American Fork, Utah, Utah: Lists "Thomas Shelley," age 58, Farmer, England, parentage England; "Charlote," age 52, Keeping House, birthplace England, parentage England; "Eliza," age 59, Keeping House, birthplace England, parentage England; "Ammon," age 21, on Farm, birthplace Utah; "John," age 16, on Farm, birthplace Utah; "Mary E," at School, birthplace Utah; "George," age 8

    8. [S368] 1900 United States Federal Census, United States. Census Office. 12th Census, 1900, (Washington [District of Columbia] : The National Archives, [19--] Microfilm of original records in the National Archives, Washington, D.C.), SHEET 14B, SUP DIST 273, ENUM DIST 154 (Reliability: 3).
      American Fork, Utah, Utah: "Thomas Shelley," born Apr 1822, age 78, married for 50 yrs, birthplace England, parentage England, immigration 1851, Retired, freely owns home; "Charlotte," born Aug 1828, age 71, married 50 yrs, 8 children, 6 surviving children, birthplace England, parentage England; "Thomas A," born Aug 1858, age 41, widowed, birthplace Utah, Farmer; "Vera," granddaughter, age 5 or 6, birthplace Utah, parentage Utah; "Eliza," wife, born Jan 1821, age 79, married 30 yrs, birthplace England, parentage England, immigration 1868

    9. [S70] Pioneers and Prominent Men of Utah: Comprising Photographs, Genealogies, Biographies, Esshom, Frank, 1844-, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Utah Pioneers Book, 1913, reprint 1966) (Reliability: 3).
      SHELLEY, THOMAS (son of James B. Shelley and Elizabeth Boubon of Claverly, Eng.). Born April 7, 1822, Claverly. Came to Utah Oct. 3, 1852. Married Charlotte Elsmore Jan. 18, 1851, at Claverley (daughter of George Fredrick and Elizabeth Elsmore of American Fork, pioneers Oct. 3, 1853). She was born Oct. 3, 1828. Their children: James Edward, m. Margret Hunter; Elizabeth, d. infant; Charlotte, m. Henry J. Bulch; Thomas Ammon, m. Jennett Crystal; Emma, d. infant; John Franklin, m. Theodocia Chipman; Mary Ellen, m. George Edward Abel; George Fredrick, m. Mary Ann Jacklin. High Priest. Farmer. Died Sept. 18, 1903, American Fork, Utah.

    10. [S394] Personal Research & Library, Don D. Shelley, Shelley, Don D. (Reliability: 3).
      Photographs

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

    12. [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)