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Joseph Henry Shelley

Male 1835 - 1907  (72 years)


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  • Name Joseph Henry Shelley  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8
    Born 4 Jan 1835  Morfeside, Farun Cott., Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Christened 25 Jan 1835  All Saints Church, Claverley, Shropshire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Gender Male 
    AFN 5B3X-HL 
    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 1870  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Laborer 
    Occupation 3 Jun 1880  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Huckster & Farmer 
    Died 19 Sep 1907  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried 21 Sep 1907  American Fork City Cemetery, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I3278  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  [10
    Notes 
    Married:
    • MARRIAGE: One source lists marriage date as 30 Mar 1818.
    Family ID F1103  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Elizabeth Thankful Robinson,   b. 18 Apr 1843, Manchester, Lancashire Co, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 May 1902  (Age 59 years) 
    Married 24 Dec 1860  American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    Married:
    • Don D. Shelley records list marrage date variation as 25 Dec 1860.
    Children 
    +1. Joseph Heber Shelley,   b. 29 Nov 1861, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Nov 1918  (Age 56 years)
     2. Orson Shelley,   b. 4 Dec 1862, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     3. Edwin Shelley,   b. 21 Nov 1865, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jul 1872  (Age 6 years)
     4. James Joshua Shelley,   b. 12 Dec 1867, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Sep 1869  (Age 1 years)
     5. Albert Shelley,   b. 16 Feb 1870, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Apr 1881  (Age 11 years)
     6. John Shelley,   b. 8 May 1872, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Oct 1872  (Age 0 years)
    +7. William David Shelley,   b. 15 Nov 1873, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Nov 1921  (Age 47 years)
     8. Henry Shelley,   b. 16 Sep 1875, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1881  (Age 5 years)
     9. Elizabeth Thankful Shelley,   b. 27 Dec 1879, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Apr 1884  (Age 4 years)
     10. Lenard Harrington Shelley,   b. 11 Sep 1880, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Roy Shelley,   b. 2 Oct 1882, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Jul 1928  (Age 45 years)
     12. Sarah Luella Shelley,   b. 12 May 1885, American Fork, Utah Co, Utah, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 13 Apr 2007 
    Family ID F1436  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Photos
    Photo
    Photo
    Photo of Joseph Henry 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
    1870 U.S. Census [26 Aug 1870]
    1870 U.S. Census [26 Aug 1870]
    American Fork, Utah, Utah (615KB): Joseph Henry Shelley family
    1880 U.S. Census
    1880 U.S. Census
    American Fork City Precinct, Utah, Utah: "Joseph Shelley" & "Edward Conder" 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

    Headstones
    Headstone [view 1]
    Headstone [view 1]
    Headstone of Marker looking West: Joseph Henry Shelley, Elizabeth Thankful Robinson, and children: James Joshua, Albert, John, Henry, and Elizabeth T.
    Headstone [View 2]
    Headstone [View 2]
    Headstone of Marker facing Southeast: Inscriptions of Joseph Henry Shelley and Elizabeth Thankful Robinson
    Headstone [view 3]
    Headstone [view 3]
    [View 3] Headstone of Marker facing Northeast: Inscription for Elizabeth T. Shelley
    Headstone [View 4]
    Headstone [View 4]
    Headstone of Marker facing Northwest: Inscriptions for Albert Shelley and Henry Shelley
    Headstone [view 5]
    Headstone [view 5]
    [View 5] Headstone of Marker facing Southwest: Inscriptions for James Joshua Shelley and John Shelley
    Military Headstone
    Military Headstone
    Headstone of Joseph Henry Shelley: Utah Territory Militia marker

  • Notes 
    • BIRTH & CHRISTENING: Is the location Farmcott?

      MILITARY: Veteran of the Indian Wars, Private in the Utah Territory Militia.

  • 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
      1870 U.S. Census - 001315
      1880 U.S. Census - 000204
      Photo - 003626
      Grave Markers - 000557, 000558, 000559, 000560, 000561, 000562

    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. [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 18 (Reliability: 3).
      American Fork, Utah, Utah; Lists "Joseph Shelly," age 34, "Laborer," value of real estate "200," value of personal estate "100," birthplace England, foreign parentage, listed as U.S. citizen

    6. [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.), PG 7 (Reliability: 3).
      American Fork City Precinct, Utah, Utah: Supervisor's Dist 136; Enumeration Dist 88; Joseph Henry Shelley, age 44, Huckster & Farmer, birthplace England, parentage England; Elizabeth Thankful ROBINSON Shelley, age 34, Keeping house, birthplace England, parentage England; Joseph Heber, age 18, on farm, birthplace Utah; Orson, age 16, on farm, birthplace Utah; Albert, age 9, at school, attended school within the year, birthplace Utah; William David, age 6, at school, attended school within the year, birthplace Utah; Henry, age 4, birthplace Utah; Elizabeth Thankful, age 2, birthplace Utah

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

    8. [S74] Personal Research & Library, Bev M. Matheson, Matheson, Beverly M., ([online] bevmatheson # comcast.net (change # for @)) (Reliability: 3).
      Lists birth 4 Jan 1836 at Morfeside, Farun Cott, Shropshire, England

    9. [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).
      Joseph chr. 25 Jan 1835 Claverley
      son of James Shelley & Elizabeth
      [IGI C008492, FHL 502917]
      (Research by Chad G. Nichols)

    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)