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John Shelby, Major

Birthplace: Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales
Death: Died in Blountville, Sullivan, TN, United States
Place of Burial: TN, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of Evan Selby and Catherine Davies Shelby
Husband of Sarah Shelby; Louisa Shelby and Ann Shelby
Father of Sarah Shelby; John Shelby, Jr; Isaac Shelby; Thomas Shelby; David Shelby and 3 others
Brother of Thomas Shelby; General Evan Shelby; Rees Shelby, I; Mary Hannah Hobbs; Moses Shelby, Sr. and 9 others

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About John Shelby, Major

A Patriot of the American Revolution for VIRGINIA with the rank of CAPTAIN. DAR Ancestor # A102462

John Shelby was born 10 Jun 1723 in Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales. He married Sarah Davis 1750 in Maryland, daughter of David Davis and Catherine Davis. She died after 1787. On May 19, 1750 he received one hundred and fifty acres from his father, probably a wedding gift. He fought in the French and Indian War and reached the rank of lieutenant. After the war he moved to Pennsylvania but in 1773 he sold his farm in Pennsylvania and moved to Sullivan County, Tennessee near Evan Jr.’s farm. He stayed in Sullivan County until at least 1806. The date of his death is unknown. He and Sarah Davis had eight children: John, Isaac, Thomas, Catherine, David, Evan, Louise and Sarah.

John Shelby was born in Wales and emigrated with his parent to the British Colonies of North America in 1735. He married Sarah Davis of Pennsylvania and they made their home at "Black Walnut Point" in Pennsylvania.

1773: they migrated along with his brother Evan, Jr. to South West Virginia

Lieutenant in the Pennsylvania Regiment during the French and Indian War

Captain in Virginia Militia during Revolution

His home was south of his brother's home, near the site of Blountville in Sullivan County, TN. This is where he died around 1800.

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John Shelby, Major's Timeline

Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales
Age 26
Maryland, United States
Age 39
Pennsylvania, United States
Age 41
Age 82
Blountville, Sullivan, TN, United States