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Descendants of Samuel Shell

Generation No. 1

1. SAMUEL1 SHELL was born 1775 in Burke/Lincoln North Carolina, and died Aft. 1850. He married MARY ANN 'POLLY' FRY July 11, 1805 in Lincoln County,North Carolina, daughter of NICHOLAS FRY. She was born 1782 in North Carolina, and died August 05, 1877 in Leslie County, Kentucky.

Notes for S
*A Samuel Shell, born Abt. 1782 is in the household in 1850 census of Letcher co., KY, with Rachel Mullins, born Abt 1802....This may be her father.
Samuel born 1770-1780; moved to Warren County Tennessee Abt. 1810 & then to Harlan co., KY just before 1830 census. 1830 census Harlan co., KY; house #?. 1840 census Harlan co., KY; house #202. 1850 census Harlan co., KY; dist. 1, house #202. In the 1840 census Samuel is living next household to William (1816) Dixon, on one side and Elias (1780) Smith, on the other. This appears to be on the Poor Fork in the area of Chad or at the foot of the Pine MT. where US 160 crosses to Gordon. In the 1850 census Samuel has died and Mary A. is listed as 71 years old and a widow. Her idiotic son George W. (1810/TN) is 40 years old and single, still living at home. She is next household to her father Nicholas (1827) Shell on Catrons Creek area. See: Carol Wyatt of Laurel County Kentucky on Hiram & Eliz Shell Young.
*Information from Ron Collier.

Children of S
3. ii.   CATHARINE SHELL, b. March 10, 1807.
4. iii.   ELIZABETH 'BETTY' SHELL, b. 1806, Lincoln County, North Carolina; d. July 02, 1896.
  iv.   GEORGE W. SHELL, b. 1810, Warren County, Tenessee; d. 1867, Kentucky.
  Notes for GEORGE W. SHELL:
+George W. Shell was born about 1817 and died in 1867. He is listed in census records as an idiot and a pauper and county funds were drawn for his care as an idiot.
+Information from Holly Fee-Timm ( (

5. v.   SOLOMON SHELL, b. 1811, Warren County, Tennessee; d. Bef. 1880, Greasy Creek.
6. vi.   MARY 'POLLY' ANN SHELL, b. 1816, Kentucky.
7. vii.   JOHN SHELL, b. 1822, Tennessee; d. July 05, 1922, Big Laurel, Kentucky.
8. viii.   JOSEPH SHELL, b. 1825, Tennessee.
9. ix.   NICHOLAS SHELL, b. 1827, Tennessee.

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