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James Shelley

Male 1828 - 1907  (78 years)


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  • Name James Shelley  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
    Born 14 May 1828  Claverley, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    AFN 1RTN-3G 
    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 Aug 1860  Lake City, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Occupation 26 Aug 1870  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Occupation 2 Jun 1880  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Farmer 
    Died 23 Jan 1907  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 23 Jan 1907  American Fork City Cemetery, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3276  default
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2010 

    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  [10
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: One source lists marriage date as 30 Mar 1818.
    Family ID F1103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mary Lee,   b. 1 Mar 1827, Southam, Warwickshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Mar 1890  (Age 63 years) 
    Married 29 Oct 1853  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Don D. Shelley records list distinct marriage date 29 Oct 1852.
    Children 
     1. James Moroni Shelley,   b. 10 Aug 1854, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 27 Apr 1857  (Age 2 years)
    +2. Mary Elizabeth Shelley,   b. 3 Jan 1857, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1910, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 53 years)
    +3. Sarah Amelia Shelley,   b. 22 Jun 1859, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah Territory, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Mar 1935  (Age 75 years)
    +4. Leo Thomas Shelley,   b. 26 Dec 1861, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 15 Dec 1937, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     5. Alma G. Shelley,   b. 16 Jul 1863, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jun 1864  (Age 0 years)
    +6. Harriet Maud Shelley,   b. 21 May 1866, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1945  (Age 79 years)
    +7. John Heber Shelley,   b. 4 Nov 1869, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Mar 1917  (Age 47 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jan 2010 
    Family ID F1434  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo
    Photo
    Photocopy of photo of James Shelley
    Photo
    Photo
    Photo of James 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]
    1860 U.S. Census [26 Sep 1860]
    Lake City, Utah, Utah: James Shelley family; Also listed on this page is James' brother, John Shelley
    1870 U.S. Census [26 Aug 1870]
    1870 U.S. Census [26 Aug 1870]
    American Fork, Utah, Utah (615KB): "James Shelley" family
    1880 U.S. Census
    1880 U.S. Census
    Harrington Street, American Fork, Utah, Utah: "James Shelley" family
    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

    Headstones
    Headstones
    Headstones
    Headstones of James Shelley and Mary Lee
    Headstone
    Headstone
    Headstone of James Shelley [b.1828]

  • 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 - 001313
      1870 U.S. Census - 001314
      1880 U.S. Census - 000635
      Photos - 001073, 003625
      Grave Marker - 000547, 000548

    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.) (Reliability: 3).
      Lake City, Utah, Utah; Lists "Jas Shelly," age 32, "F," value of real estate "150," value of personal estate "300," 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.), PG 15 (Reliability: 3).
      American Fork, Utah, Utah; Lists "James Shelley," age 42, "Farmer," value of real estate "500," value of personal estate "300," birthplace England, foreign parentage, listed as U.S. citizen

    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.), P 6, SUP DIST 136, ENUM DIST 88 (Reliability: 3).
      Harrington Street, American Fork, Utah, Utah: "James Shelley," age 52, Farmer, birthplace England, parentage England; "Mary," age 53, Keeping House, birthplace England, parentage England; "Sarah," age 20, at home, birthplace Utah; "Leo," age 18, single, on farm, birthplace Utah; "Harriet," age 14, at school, birthplace Utah; "Heber," age 10, at school, birthplace Utah

    8. [S394] Personal Research & Library, Don D. Shelley, Shelley, Don D.

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

    10. [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)