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Martha Shelley

Female 1825 - 1878  (53 years)


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  • Name Martha Shelley  [1
    Born 11 Mar 1825  Claverley, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 8 May 1825  All Saints Church, Claverley, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Female 
    AFN 2T1D-CF 
    Died 22 Oct 1878 
    Person ID I3275  default
    Last Modified 26 Sep 2007 

    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  [3
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: One source lists marriage date as 30 Mar 1818.
    Family ID F1103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Joseph Sutton, Jr.,   b. 1825, of Cleverly, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 1845  of Cleverly, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F1432  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Edward Alfred Banks,   b. Abt 1825, of Cleverly, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 25 Jun 1848  England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Emily Elizabeth Banks,   b. 16 Apr 1849, Kings Norton, Worcestershire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F1433  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    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
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census
    1841 British Census - Farmcott, Claverley, Shropshire - James Bowyer Shelley family

  • Notes 
    • MIGRATION: Martha did not join the LDS faith as her family did, and therefore remained behind in England.

      DEATH: One family group sheet lists deathdate 21 Oct 1878.

  • Sources 
    1. [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)

    2. [S292] International Genealogical Index - Extracted Church Record, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, The, (Salt Lake City, Utah : Copyright 1980, 2002, 2006 Extracted birth or christening record for the locality listed in the record. The source records are usually arranged chronologically by the birth or christening date.) (Reliability: 3).
      Martha chr. 8 May 1825 Claverley
      dau of James Shelley & Elizabeth
      [IGI C008492, FHL 502917]
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)

    3. [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)