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Descendants of Stephen Shell
Contributed by Lawrence Schell

 

Generation No. 1

 

1.  STEPHEN1 SHELL  (JOHNA) was born Abt. 1732 in Virginia, and died Bef. February 1821 in Warren County, North Carolina.  He married MOLLY Abt. 1767 in Virginia or North Carolina.  She was born Abt. 1746, and died Bef. 1820 in Warren County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for STEPHEN SHELL:

Stephen's Father is possibly Stephen Sr.

Also William, John and Lemmon are purported to be brothers.

 

Bute County, North Carolina formed in 1764 from Granville and Franklin Counties.

Bute County, North Carolina changed to Warren County about 1779.

Brunswick County, Virginia formed from New Hanover and Bladen Counties in 1764.

 

1768

BUTE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1768

DB-2, page101 15 March MDCCLXVIII. JOHN SHELL, of Cumberland Co., Va.,to WILLIAM SHELL, of Brunswick. 122 Pds & 10Sh: Va. money for 220 A. in ButeCo., part of a grant to ARTHUR ATKINS on Upper Run of Piggon Roast(sic) Creek in the Va. Line to the Middle Run of sd. Creek, adj. ROBERSON, DANOLD & BREET.Wit: STEPHEN SHELL, CHARLE HUCKABY, EMELEA COOPER. Proved by STEPHEN SHELL,Bute August Court 1768, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C.Reg: ll January 1769, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.

 

1768

BUTE COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA 1768

DB-2, page 103. l0 August 1768. WILLIAM SHELL, of Brunswick Co., Va., to STEPHEN SHELL, of Bute Co. 100 Pds. Va. money for 250 A. in Bute Co., part of a grant to ARTHUR ATKINS, on Upper Run of Pegeon (Pigeon) Roost Creek to Midle(Middle) Run of sd. Creek, adj. ROBERSON, KING & BRITT. Wit: JAMES MILLES, RICHD. PROCTOR,JR., STEPEN HANGRAVE,JR.Ack: by WILLIAM SHELL, Bute August Court 1768, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C.Reg: 15 January 1769, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.Marginal notation: Deld. 26th. July 1771 to MARMADUKE JOHNSON.

 

Before 1779

NORTH  CAROLINA CENSUS INDEX 1607-1789 FROM COLONIAL AMERICA

(BUTE CO. BECAME WARREN CO. IN 1779).

PAGE 103

1771        STEPHEN SHELL BUTE COUNTY

1771        STEPHEN SHELL BUTE COUNTY

 

One Stephen is probably born c1732-1821, would have been about 39yrs. old, married w/ 2 children (Byron and Sally).

The other Stephen could be Father.

 

1774

BUTE COUNTY RECORD BOOK A Will Book A 1764-1774

275 (A) Will of MILBROUGH CARROLL. Dated 1 April 1773. Recorded May Court

1774. Son THOMAS CARROLL. Son CHARLES CARROLL, land in Brunswick County,

Va. To BETTY WILKINS. Exrs: Sons THOMAS & CHARLES CARROLL and JOHN

MOSELEY. Wit: STEPHEN SHELL, SARAH BRITT, REBEKAH JOHNSON.

 

 

May Court 1774

The last Will and Testament of Milborough Carrol des'd was presented in Court by John Moseley one of the Ex'r and proved by the oaths of Stephen Shell one of the witnesses and Admitted to Record and Letters Testamentary Granted to the said John Moseley who was Qualified &c,

 

15 November 1775

David Walker and Sarah his wife being first privately Ex'd and thereto Consenting, Acknowleged a Deed to Thomas Shell & on motion the same is Ordered to be Registered.

 

 

Bute County, NC Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779

13 February 1778

A Bill of Sale from Fanny (Frances) Mills to Stephen Shell was proved by the oath of Edward Clanton and Motion the same is Ordered to be Registered.

 

12 May 1778

Ordered that a road be opened, beginning on the lands of Burwell Robinson, about three quarters of a mile from Roanoke River thence through the lands of John White and Thomas Carrill to the Country line which divides this State from Virginia, and it also is ordered that John White be Overseer of the said road from the ferry to the Country Line, and that he open and clear the same with the hands of Burwell Robinson, Anthony Haynes, Thomas Carrell and Stephen Shell.

 

12 May 1778

Ordered that William Clanton be Overseer of the road in the room of George Webb from Col. Eaton's road to the ferry, and that he keep the same in repair with the hands of Edward Clanton, Stephen Shell, Junior, Martin Forrest, William(?) Forrest, James Cheatam, and George Webb.

 

13 August 1778

Stephen Shell, Edward Clanton & Sam'l Yeargin assessors appointed on the North side of Roanoke River returned into Court an account of their said assessment amounting to Pounds82792.3.3(?).

 

14 August 1778

William Clanton Collector of the North side of Roanoke River came into Court and gave bonds with Young McLamore & Stephen Shell his Security for his Publick & County Collection.

 

11 May 1779

John Sherry made oath to his account for attendance as a Witness for Frances Mills against Stephen Shell amounting to 2Pounds3shillings4pence.

 

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1786        STEPHEN SHELL WARREN COUNTY NC STATE CENSUS

                                CLANTON'S DISTRICT

1786        STEPHEN SHELL, JR.         WARREN COUNTY NC    

        (this Stephen possibly nephew !)

Warren Co., NC 1784-1787

Stephen Shell

Males under 21- over 60                     3              Stephen and 2 son's Byron and Green

                                                C1732                          1768            1780

 

 

25 Jan 1785, Purchased additional  224 acres in Warren County, North Carolina

 

1790 NC (1st Census) Stephen Shell, Sr.: Male over16 one; Male under16 two; Females five; Slaves nine;

Halifax District, Warren County.

 

also another Stephen Shell (1754-1822 probably son of William Shell ca.1728-1807): Males over 16 one; Males under 16 four; Females six; Slaves three;

Halifax District,  Warren County.

This Stephen became Methodist Minister, like his father. He moved to South Carolina about 1792 prior to his father moving there, as well.

 

Stephen purchased additional land that adjoins Brunswick Co., Va. and Warren Co., NC on 15 Aug 1798 from Harmon Shell (son of William Shell, Sr.), when William went to South Carolina.

 

 

Will Book 23 page 39 Will written 15 Jun 1813, Warren Co., NC.

WARREN COUNTY NORTH CAROLINA WILL ABSTRACTS 1779-1844

Call Number WB-23/39(AR) MARS id: 300.75.1.979 (item) North Carolina State Archives

Will probated at Feb Court 1821

(446) STEPHEN SHELL

Wife Molly Shell- Lend a life estate in all my Carolina lands, including my dwelling house, lying between the Virginia state line and the road from Robinson's ferry to Pigeon Roost Creek, near John Robinson, except for the house where William B. Rottenberry now lives, also adj. Francis Jones, also lend her Negroes Robin, Tom,Chloe, furniture, etc.

Son Byron Shell- Negroes Dan and Crecy, and a gun.

Son Green Shell-Negroes Lucy and Nancy.

Daughter Sally Ellis- Negro Hannah and a mare.

Daughter Patsy Carroll-Negro Lizzy and a mare.

Daughter Anna Rottenberry- Negro Dolly.

My daughter Sally Ellis and her family may live on the land they now occupy until the death of my wife. My daughter Patsy Carroll and her family may live on the land that William Rottenberry now occupies and where she lived last year. My daughter Anna Rottenberry and her family may live on the land west of the west fork of Pigeon Roost Creek adj. Francis Jones and Ezekiel Blanch. My son Green and his family may live on the part of my land in Virginia, between the land lent my wife and that lent my daughter Sally. Balance of the personal property to be sold and proceeds divided between my daughters Sally, Patsy and my son Green. At my wife's death, all lands and other property loaned to her shall be divided between my children Sally, Patsy, Anna and Green. My graveyard is to be substantially enclosed.

 

Ex:  friends Francis Jones, John Robinson, Ezekiel Blanch

Wit: Jonathan Steed, James Robinson, Jesse (x) Ward, M. Jones.

 

Codicil 15 June 1813

My clock and still are to be sold at my wife's death.

Wit: James Robinson, Jonathan Steed, Jesse (x) Ward, M. Jones

NOTE: Francis Jones was a neighbor of Stephen Shell and also witnessed marriage of Jane Shell to Wm. Evan, marriage bondsman was Jno. Ellis. Marriage bond date was 30 May 1821.

 

Note: In Stephen's Will he makes reference to his son Green and family. Green wasn't married to Mary until September 1813. Was Green previously married ?

Pigeon Roost Creek consists of main, middle and upper runs. The latter two today are known as Songbird and Mill Creeks; flow into main run which empties into Roanoke River.

 

Other info not explored yet at:

WB 4, p.66,35,105, 143

WB 5, p.70, 119, 150, 164, 184

WB 9, p.35  WB 16, p. 129  WB 17, p.129, 310  WB 15, p. 220

Warren Co., NC Court Records Volume 2, 1787-1792

Semmion Shell, p.20

Stephen Shell, p. 17, 44 & 87

 

DB-3, page 141 12 November 1770.

WILLIAM SHELL, of Brunswick Co., Va., to WILLIAM GUNN, of afsd. County & Province. 25 Pds. Va. money for 50 A. in Bute Co., from upper Run of Pigeon Roost Creek adj. STEPHEN SHELL, along County Line to Middle Run of sd. Creek. Wit: BENJAMIN BRETT, STEPHEN SHELL. Ack: by WILLIAM SHELL, Bute November Court 1770, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C.Reg: 17 February 1771, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.Marginal notation: Deld. to MARMADUKE JOHNSON the 26th. July 1771

Note: Wit: Stephen Shell ? William's son Stephen was born 1754, not old enough to be witness.

 

Abstracts of Warren Co., N.C. Will Book 4

Mary Hinton Kerr

page 19. (A) Will of EDWARD CLANTON. 2 Dec.1783; Jan. Ct. 1784. Names: DUDLEY CLANTON, Jr., DUDLEY CLANTON, GEORGE CLANTON & ABRAHAM CLANTON; Brother WILLIAM CLANTON, Extr.; Sister FRANCES CLANTON; land given him by his Father. Co-Extr. JOHN MOSELEY. Wit: SAMUEL BELL, STEPHEN SHELL (Jurat) & JAMES CHEATOM.

 

l05. 15 Feb.1785; July Ct.1785. Sale Est. SAMUEL YEARGAIN, dec'd., by NATHL. MASON, Extr. Purchasers: HEARTWELL HENRY MARRIBLE, SARAH WASHINGTON,

WILLIAM ALSTON                           OWEN MYRICK SAMUEL WILLIFORD      JOHN SHELL

NATHANIEL MASON       GEORGE WEBB  LISHA HARRISON                            SUGAR JONES

MATTHEW MYRICK                        JOHN MOORE    JESSE MOSELEY                                FRANCIS JONES

WILLIAM HARRISON       EDMOND WEBB                Gen. THOMAS EATON    JOHN DUPREE

Col.JOHN WILLIS                               WILLIAM GIBBS               ANDREW YEARGAIN      FRANCIS HATTON

MATTHEW MYRICK,Jr.   JAMES LYNCH   FREDERICK COOKE          Capt. MOSELEY

CHARLES YARBROUGH   JESSE BELL         BENJAMIN BRADLEY      JAMES CLACK

HARTWELL RAINES         DANIEL HUFF    STEPHEN SHELL,Sr.          JOHN DICKENS

BURWELL ROBERTSON   JAMES HOOFF   STEPHEN SHELL,Jr.

 

 143. 10 & 11 Feb. 1784; Oct. Ct. 1785. Acct. Sale Est. EDWARD CLANTON, dec,d., by JOHN MOSELEY & WILLIAM CLANTON, Extrs. Purchasers: Both Extrs. &

 

JAMES PATTILLO

 DANIEL WILSON

 AUGUSTIN PATTILL0

 JOHN WILSON

 

BURWELL ROBINSON

 WILLIAM FOGG

 EDWARD CLANTON,Jr.

 BENJA.WALKER

 

JOSEPH GREENHILL

 JESSE MOSELEY

 PETER THOMPSON

 GEORGE HICKS

 

THOMAS EATON,Esq.

 ISHAM SHEARIN

 HARTWELL MERVILL

 WILLIAM HUFF

 

SAMUEL CARPENTER

 JAMES MOSELEY

 THOMAS BARLOW

 THOMAS/BRACEY

 

ANTHONY HAYNES

 LEWIS HICKS

 STEPHEN SHELL

 

 BUTE COUNTY RECORD BOOK A Will Book A 1764-1774

    275 (A) Will of MILBROUGH CARROLL. Dated 1 April 1773. Recorded May Court

    1774. Son THOMAS CARROLL. Son CHARLES CARROLL, land in Brunswick County,

    Va. To BETTY WILKINS. Exrs: Sons THOMAS & CHARLES CARROLL and JOHN

    MOSELEY. Wit: STEPHEN SHELL, SARAH BRITT, REBEKAH JOHNSON.

 

Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767- 1779

Wednesday after the second Tuesday in August 1768

A Deed of Bargain & Sale from William Shell to Stephen Shell for 250 acres of Land was acknowledged by the said William and Ordered to be register'd.

 

DB-2, page l01. 15 March MDCCLXVIII. JOHN SHELL, of Cumberland Co., Va.,to WILLIAM SHELL, of Brunswick. 122 Pds:lOSh: Va. money for 220 A. in ButeCo., part of a grant to ARTHUR ATKINS on Upper Run of Piggon Roast(sic) Creekin the Va. Line to the Midle Run of sd. Creek, adj. ROBERSON, DANOLD & BREET.Wit: STEPHEN SHELL, CHARLE HUCKABY, EMELEA COOPER. Proved by STEPHEN SHELL,Bute August Court 1768, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C.Reg: ll January 1769, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.

 

DB-2, page 103. l0 August 1768. WILLIAM SHELL, of Brunswick Co., Va., to STEPHEN SHELL, of Bute Co. 100 Pds. Va. money for 250 A. in Bute Co., partof a grant to ARTHUR ATKINS, on Upper Run of Pegeon Roost Creek to Midle Runof sd. Creek, adj. ROBERSON, KING & BRITT(BRETT).Wit: JAMES MILLES, RICHD. PROCTOR,JR., STEPEN HANGRAVE,JR.Ack: by WILLIAM SHELL, Bute August Court 1768, BEN McCULLOCH, C.C.Reg: 15 January 1769, by WILLIAM JOHNSON, P.R.Marginal notation: Deld. 26th. July 1771 to MARMADUKE JOHNSON.

 

 

 

Bute County, Nortth Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767- 1779

Friday after the second Tuesday in February 1769

Henry Brett is appointed Surveyor of the Road known by the name of Moseleys to the Country Line and ordered that the hands belonging to Martin Forrest, Frederick Cooke, William Clanton, William Clanton Jun'r, Stephen Shell, Burwell Robinson, James Cheatham, Benjamin Cheatham and the hands at Lewis's quarter, and Morrisons Quarter work on the said road &c.

 

13 May 1779 Bute County, North Carolina Minutes of the Court of Pleas and Quarter Sessions, 1767-1779 Ordered that Edward Clanton, Stephen Shell and Burwell Robinson be patroles on the North side of Roanoke River in this County.

 

1782-1787

Colonial Virginia Tax Payers 1782-1787

page 112

Stephen Shell        - Poll       1slave     Charles City County

Stephen Shell        -Poll        -slaves   Charles City County           

(These persons unknown)

 

Per 1820 Census of Warren County North Carolina. Stephen living alone with no others in household.

 

 

More About STEPHEN SHELL:

Burial: 1821

 

More About MOLLY:

Burial: Bef. 1820

       

Children of STEPHEN SHELL and MOLLY are:

                      i.    BYRON2 SHELL, SR., b. 23 February 1768, Warren  Co., NC/Brunswick County, Virginia; d. 17 December 1856, Conecuh County, Alabama; m. SALLY, Abt. 1806, Hancock Co., GA.

 

Notes for BYRON SHELL, SR.:

Hancock County, Georgia; Sparta Court House Records:

Book N, p.505 1805

This indenture made this 11th day of September in the year of our Lord, one thousand Eight hundred and five, between Nathaniel Parrott and Jesse Colman of the State of Georgia and County of .........of the one part and Byrum (Byron) Shell of the State aforesaid and County of Hancock of the other part Witnesseth that the said Nathaniel Parrott and Jesse Colman for and in cconsideration of the sum of four hundred Dollars to him in hand by the said Byrum Shell the ..... whereof he the said Nathaniel Parrott and Jesse Colman doth hereby acknowledge. Hath granted, bargained and sold and by their presents  doth grant bargain and sell, enfuof and confirm unto the said Byrum Shell one certain tract or parcel of land, situate lying and being in the County of Hancock .... on the Waters of Shoulderbone adjoining land of David Walkers bbounded as follows Beginning at a pine X, thence S19 W 83 chains to a pine X, thence N 71 W 12 chains to a Chestnut X thence N19 E83 chains to a stake X, 71 E12 chains to the Beginning. Together wiith all and singular, the ..., property issues and remandes and appertances there unto belonging or in anguse appertaining to the said tract of land to him  the said Byrum Shell his heirs and assigns and kindred amenities.

... land said Coleman and Parrott do warrant forever defend from all persons whatsoever. In witness whereof we have hereunto set our hands and affixed our seaals the day and year above written.

                                                                    Jesse  his Colman    L. S.                                                                                                                    mark

Teste                                                                          Nathel Parrott            L. S.

Gedfeey Martin

Isaac McClendon J. P.

                                                                    Registering the 8th March 1809

                                                                    AlexMartin Clerk Superior Court                                      

 

Per Nancy Donaldson (nldonaldson@webtv.net) date of birth is 1799. This would fit for Byron, Jr. not Byron, Sr., he was in Georgia ca. 1805. (Lawrence902@aol.com)

 

This Byron could be son of Byron (1799-1856 )

Land Lottery of Georgia 1827

50th Day's Drawing- May 3. Jasper

Fortunate Drawers: Byron Shell, soldier

Captains District: Penningtons

Number: 37

District: 12

County: Lee County

 

Georgia Cherokee Land Lottery, 1832

Number 148, 12th District, 2nd Section, Cherokee

Name: Byren Shell

Residence: 734th

County: Lee

 

Lived in Lee County which became Randolph County and later moved to Conecuh Co., Ala.

Burial information from Mobile Genealogical Library.

Byren Shell and Elizabeth Jeham duly joined in matrimony by me this 16th day of April 1837. Willliam McLean, J.P. Marriage Records-Office of Ordinary, Randolph County, Georgia.

NOTE: This is probably son of Byron Schell b. c1799,  grandson of Stephen and Molly Shell.

Per 1820 Census of Hancock Co., Ga, Byron was married with 8 children, six sons and 2 daughters.

Connect Byron to his children !!! Lawrence Schell (Lawrence902@aol.com)

 

Brunswick Co., Va. deeded land from father Stephen to Byron (AKA Byren)  dated 6 Aug 1803. Byron purchased land in Ga. in 1805.

1805 BYRON SHELL BRUNSWICK COUNTY VIRGINIA  DEED BOOK page 339.

Know all men by these presents that I, Byron Shell of Hancock County, State of Georgia, for divers good causes and considerations, have made, authorized, nominated and appointed David Thomas of the County of Hancock, State of Georgia, my true and lawful attorney, for and in  my name and for my use, to sell a certain tract of land in the County of Brunswick, State of Virginia, containing 133 acres which said land was given to me by my father Stephen Shell of the County of Brunswick, and my attorney is to act as fully as if I were present in person.

Dated 12 September 1805                                        Recorded 28 October 1805

 

Note: David Thomas was husband of Patsy Moseley, sister of Mary Elizabeth "Polly" Moseley, wife of Green Shell c1780-1836. This deed implies that David Thomas was in Hancock County, Georgia in 1805.

Byron was deeded this land by his father, Stephen, 6 Aug 1803.

 

11 Sep 1805 Hancock Co., GA

Byrum (sic) Shell purchased 100 acres on Waters of Shoulderbone Creek adjoining land of David Walker.

Land purchased from Nathaniel Parrott and Jesse Colman (of Greene County). This land he later sold to his brother Green, located near Greene and Putnam County lines, north of Sparta in Mt. Zion District.

Source: http://www.cviog.uga.edu/Projects/gainfo/histcountymaps/hancock

See 1885 map also. Indicates Georgia Rail system.

 

1820 CENSUS HANCOCK COUNTY, GEORGIA

Detroit Public Library-Burton Genealogical Branch

Burton Microfilm # 512 Reel 12 Capt. Thomas' District

BYRON SHELL (Green's Brother)

10 in household

Male

26-45           1              Byron

no age        6              6 sons

 

Females

26-45           1              Byron's spouse

no age        2              2 daughters

 

slaves         0

 

 

1830 Census Lee Co., GA Byron Shell  page 30

 

1840 Census Index Randolph Co., Ga

246 25 Shell Byron 941

247 6 SHELL Mason 941

 

 

Possible Children of Byron not proven:

Daniel

Robert F.

Reuben

Marty

Lucinda

Cornelius

 

1850 Census Baldwin County, Georgia

Detroit Public Library-Burton Genealogy Branch

Burton Microfilm # 804 Reel 1, 7 Aug 1850

Page 190

Shell,

Marty         27                            Ga           1823

Cornelius   30                            Ga           1820

 

 

1860 Census Hancock Co., Ga.

Detroit Public Library- Burton Genealogical Branch

Burton Microfilm #860 Reel 6

Mayfield P.O. 14 Jun 1860

page 243

Name                          age          sex          b-pl         bdate     

Shell

Robert F.                    40            M            Ga           1820

Harriet                        21            F              Ga           1839

Franklin                      3             M            Ga           1857

Elbert                          1             M            Ga           1859

 

1880 Census Harriet and son living with Silas Shell (son of Taliaferro John Schell) Harriet listed as Aunt and Silas as Nephew.

 

Hancock Co., Ga. 1880 Census

Detroit Public Library- Burton Genealogy Branch

Burton Microfilm #325 Reel 18

E.D. 44 103rd District 7 Jun 1880

page 12

Name                          age          sex          occp       b-pl         m-bpl      f-bpl

Shell

Silas                            25            M            Farmer    Ga           Ga           Ga          

Frank                          23            M            Cousin   Ga           Ga           Ga

Harriet                        37            F              Aunt       Ga           Ga           Ga

 

Silas, son of Taliaferro Shell and Clarissa Bruce Shell

Harriet not found in 1870 Hancok Co., Ga. Census

Where was Elbert in 1880 Census ?

 

 

More About BYRON SHELL, SR.:

Burial: 1856, Concord Methodist Church Cemetery; Conecuh County, Alabama

Military service: 1812, War of 1812, Col. Few's Regt.-Private

 

                     ii.    SALLY SHELL, b. 09 July 1770, White Plains, Brunswick County, Virginia; d. 23 January 1858, Brunswick County, Virginia; m. STEPHEN ELLIS, 13 December 1790, Warren County, North Carolina; b. 10 October 1764, Prince George County, Virginia; d. 11 December 1834, Brunswick County, Virginia.

 

Notes for SALLY SHELL:

1850 Census Brunswick Co., Va.

Sally Shell Ellis age 80, Mary 50, Lucy 47, James M. Ford 20, Robert M. Ford 16, Benjamin R. Ford 15, Green B. Ford 13, Lucy married to William G. Lord (sic) (Ford)

 

Will written 28 Feb 1854 Book 17 page 277, Excr. Son Tatnai.

 

A question was raised as to who married Stephen Ellis; Was it Sallie Shell daughter of John Shell, Sr. c1720-1794 or daughter of Stephen Shell c1732-1821.

John Manning (jwmmjjj@aol.com) with the help of Greta Braswell of Gaston, NC  (gbraswell@coastalnet.com) answered this question through documents(Brunwick County, Virginia Order Books 19 & 20) regarding a dispute involving the settlement of John Shell, Sr.'s (c1720-1794) estate. It detailed who married Stephen Ellis as well as others in the case that were involved. The final answer was Sally Shell daughter of Stephen Shell c1732-1821 married Stephen Ellis. Sallie Shell daughter of John Shell, Sr. married Thomas Moore. It also proves Stephen Shell was a Revolutionary Patriot and had been paid for goods supplied for the Revolution War effort.

 

Bute County, North Carolina Marriage Bonds

Groom                        Bride                                       Date                        Bondsman & Witness

Acock, Abner           Sarah Harper                         07/07/1778             John Acock, Thos. Machen

Alford, Warren         Betty Ward                           11/25/1778             Benjamin Ward

Baley, Wm.  Fleming Molley Sprunt                     07/09/1778             Baley Fleming, Thos. Machen

Bell, John   Sarah Green                           11/28/1764             William House, Jno. Bowie

Blalock, David          Anne Beal                             03/08/1773             John Scott

Brown, Mitchell        Tabitha Beckham                                 08/04/1778             John Watson, Thus. Machen

Burt, William             Ann Turner                           03/13/1779             Henry Turner, Bro.of Ann2

Carlile, James            Rebecca Johnson                                 12/19/1778             James Collins

Cheek, John              Sarah Tharp                          12/21/1773             James Thompson,Thos. Machen

Christmas, ThomasSarah Duke                              11/26/1764             Green Duke, Jno. Bowie

Collins, Michael       Elizabeth Drake                     06/10/1773             William Bridges,Alexr. Muirhead

Cooper, Henry          Molley Blackman                                 10/05/1778             Vincent Bodine,Thos. Machen

Darnel, Moses          Sussanah Massie                                 01/07/1779 John Prim,Jesse Mabry,Chas. Cupples

Davis, Dioclesian     Nancy Fluker                        12/07/1778             William Burrow

Dunstan, William     Fannie Bibbie                        07/11/1778             John Myrick, Ress Brewer

Edwards, Charles     Jenny Lowe                           12/11/1774             James Martin,Thos. Machen

Elkins, John               Sarah Stringfellow                                06/27/1778             Charles Cupples,Thos. Machen

Ellis, Stephen            Salley Shell                            11/24/1778*           Stephen Shell, M. D. Johnson

* Date recorded incorrectly by Marmaduke Johnson

 

More About SALLY SHELL:

Burial: 1858

Will  Executor: Tatnai Ellis, Son of Sally Shell Ellis

Will Written: 28 February 1854, Brunswick County, Virginia Book 277, p277

 

Notes for STEPHEN ELLIS:

Pension Record (National Archives File R-3322 Stephen Ellis made application for pension 23 Feb 1832 while resident of Meherrin, Brunswick Co., Va. aged 69.

 

Enlisted 1781 Mecklenberg, Va. Private in Capt. Asa Oliver's company under Maj. Burns Jones and in Capt. Stephen Mabrey's company, Col. Lewis Burwell;s Va. Regiment stationed at Cabin Point on the James River and at Gloucester, Va.

 

Some information received from descendant Robert "Mike" Wilkerson of Colonial Heights, Va.

Stephen Ellis'  Will: Brunswick Co., Va. Will Book 12 page 265, dated 23 Feb 1832 and proven 23 Feb 1835.

 

Kathy at FAMFINDER@AOL.COM related to Stephen Ellis line.

 

Marriage date of 13 Dec 1790 furnished by John Manning (jwmmjjj@aol.com)

 

Birthdate of 19 Oct 1764 per Keith Wilkerson.

 

Descendants of Stephen Ellis

Generation No. 1

 

1. STEPHEN ELLIS  was born 19 October 1764 in Prince George, Virginia, and died 10 December 1834 in Meherrin Brunswick, Virginia. He married SALLIE SHELL 13 December 1790 in Warren, North Carolina.

 

Notes for STEPHEN ELLis:

Papers in the pension file of Stephen Ellis National Archives R-3322) show that after his death his widow, Sally, submitted several applications for a pension as his widow.  She submitted several applications for widows pension.  Submitted were family bible records indicating the date of their marriage was Dec 13, 1790, but their marriage bond, on record in Warren Co., North Carolina, is dated Nov 24, 1778.  Her claim was never allowed by the pension office because she was never able to furnish acceptable proof of their marriage.

 

The original marriage bond was examined on microfilm (#432252) and is as follows:

 

Know all men by these presents that we Stephen Ellis and Stephen Shell are held and firmly bound to Alexender Martin Esq Governor &c in the sum of five hundred pounds to which payment will & Truly to be made to the said Governor &c and to Ins Successors in office we bind ourselves our heirs Executors & adminrs Jointly & severally firmly by these presents sealed & dated this 24th day of Novr A Domi 1778.  The condition of this obligation is such that whereas there is a marriage shortly to be solemnized & had between the above bound Stephen Ellis and Sally Shell now know ye that if there be no lawful Cause to obstruct otherwise to remain in full force. &c.

 

Signed sealed &c                                 Stephen Ellis

In presence of

M D Johnson C C                                 Stephen Shell

 

M.D. Johnson (Marmaduke) is a familiar name in Warren Co., records.  In his capacity as Court Clerk he witnessed many documents such as the above bond.  His tenure as Court Clerk, however, was not until some time after 1778.  Records thus far examined indicate that he was in that office from about 1784 to 1804.  Furthermore, other documents such as probates for deeds recorded in Book 7 prove that Thomas Macken was Court Clerk in 1778.  The only conclusion is that Marmaduke Johnson, as Court Clerk, could not have witnessed the bond had it been executed in 1778.

 

Further reference to the bond indicates that Alexander Martin was Governor of North Carolina when it was executed, Martin was in office during the years 1782-1785 and 1789-1792, but not in 1778.  This further proves that the date of the bond was a written error.

 

The question arises as to how such a mistake could occur.  The Warren County marriage bonds are of two kinds.  Some are printed forms with blank spaces for the names, date, etc., to be filled in at the time of execution.  Others are written entirely by hand.  The bond of Stephen and Sally is written by hand.  In such a case it seems likely that the clerk would copy that text from some older bond that was at hand, inserting the appropriate names and dates.  Possibly in this case he absentmindedly copied that date from the older document.  Thus an ancient mystery seems to have been solved.

 

STEPHEN ELLIS Will written 23 Feb 1832, Proven 23 Feb 1835. Brunswick Co., Va. Will Book 12 page 265.

Sally Shell Ellis c1770-1853 Brunswwick County, Va. Will Book 17 Page 277.

 

Will Book 9 Warren County, North Carolina

page 35, 27 Nov. 1796; Nov. Ct. 1796. STEPHEN ELLIS to Gov. SAML. ASHE. Bond for 250 Pds. as Constable in District of Capt. NICHOLSON. Security: STEPHEN SHELL.

 

This Indenture made this thirtyeth Day of December, 1779 BETWEEN Edmund Browder and Ann his wife of the County of Brunswick of the one part and William Baugh of the same County of the other part WITNESSETH . . . for and in consideration of the sum of three thousand five hundred pounds . . . doth grant bargain and sell alien enfeoff and confirm unto the said William Baugh . . . all that tract and parcel of Land situate lying and being in the County of Brunswick and bounded as followeth (to wit) BEGINNING at the mouth of a branch at Poplar Creek thence up the said branch as it tends to a popler in the head of the said branch thence south thirty seven poles to a white oak in an old line thence south eighty three degrees west forty four poles to a white oak thence south forty degrees west forty nine poles to a white oak thence south twenty four degrees west twenty four poles to red oak thence west one hundred and two poles to a white oak in Walkers line along his line north fifteen degrees west three hundred and fifteen poles to popler Creek and thence up the said Creek as it tends to the BEGINNING containing three hundred and sixty two acres also Mrs. Rebecca Delonys right of Dower of and in about one hundred acres adjoining the tract of Land aforesaid on the west side and bounded as followeth (to wit) on Popler Creek and along Walkers old line line (sic) on the east side & noted long ridge on the south side extending from Walkers old line near the road down the popler about the middle of an old field nearly against Frederick Jones's Plantation . . . Signed by Edmund Browder and Anne Browder and witnessed by John Neal, John Epps, Robert Hicks, STEPHEN ELLIS,  and Daniel Baugh. At a Court held for Brunswick County the 26th Day of June 1780. This Indenture was proved by the Oaths of John Neal John Eppes and Daniel Baugh witnesses thereto and Ordered to be recorded. Deed Book 14, page 22.

 

 

More About STEPHEN ELLIS:

Burial: 1834

Census: 1810, Meherrin District; Brunswick Co., VA

 

Marriage Notes for SALLY SHELL and STEPHEN ELLIS:

Stephen Shell and M.D. (Marmaduke) Johnson were bondsmen and witnesses.

 

                    iii.    GREEN SHELL, b. 1780, Brunswick County, Virginia; d. Bef. 07 November 1836, Hancock County, Georgia; m. MARY ELIZABETH "POLLY" MOSELEY, 13 September 1813, Brunswick County, Virginia; b. 1793, Goochland County, Virginia; d. 20 July 1872, Mayfield, Hancock County, Georgia.

 

Notes for GREEN SHELL:

Hancock County, Georgia; Sparta Court Documents:

Shell, Green Book N p. 610, 688; Book P p. 33, 318, 504, 568; Book Q p.48; Book DD p. 504.

Book N, p. 610: 1836 Will of Green Shell produced in Court

Book N, p. 688: 1837 Mary Shell appointed administratix

Book P, p. 33 and 34: 1837 Accounting of Green Shell estate by Mary Shell

Book P, p. 318:

Book P, p. 504 and 505: 1872 Talliaferro J. Shell appointed administrator of Green Shell estate

Book P, p. 568:

Book Q, p. 48: Inventory & accounting 1840-1842 by Mary Shell

Book DD, p. 504:

 

Green's birthdate of 1780 from Family Puzzlers Feb 1977 issue p.10 by Mary Bondurant.

Marriage Notes: Performed by Rev. Cary James, Methodist.

 

Earliest Will written in 1811 Will Book 16, Green Shell still in  Warren Co., NC. This Is a tax statement.

 

Migrated to Hancock Co., Ga. about 1815, purchased land from legatees of Stephen Wright family. Information from book : Wright-Lewis-Moore and connected settlers, Greene County Georgia, published in Atlanta, 1968 written by John Wright Boyd.

State of Georgia, Hancock County.

    This indenture made and entered into this twenty-fifth day of December one thousand eight hundred and fifteen between we, the legatees of Stephen Wright, Deceased of the one part and Green Shell of the other part both of the State aforesaid,

    Witnessth that the said legatess for and in consideration of the sum of one hundred aand fifty dollars to us in hand paid by the said Green Shell the receipt whereof we the said legatees doth hereby acknowledge and hath granted, bargained sold and conveyed and do by these presents grant, bargain, sell convey and do confirm unto the s'd Green Shell, his heirs and assigns, all that tract or parcel of land containing one hundred & ten acres, be the same, more or less, lying in the above county on the waters of Shoulderbone bounded as follows; Viz. Beginning on a red oak X newly marked and thence S 70 W 47.57 to a Hickory X thence to S 20 E 10 to a pine X thence S W W 11 to a Chestnut X, thence N 15 E 55 to a pine X, thence to the beginning red oak.

    Together with all and singular the rights members and appurtenances to the said tract of land or in any wise appertaining to the said Green his heirs and assigns forever in fee simple, and the said legatees for themselves their heirs and assigns and against all and every other person or persons lawfully claiming or to claim any right, title, interest, claim or demand of, in, to or out of the premises aforesaid.

    In witness whereof the said legatees hereunto set their hand and affixed their seals the day and date aabove written.

Signed, sealed and delivered                                                 John Wright (Seal)

   In presence of:                                                                       Stephen Wright (Seal)

James Fariss                                                                              Sam Sullivan

Richard Baugh          J.P.                                                          Ab S. Wright ( )

                                                                                    Lemuel Shipp

                                                                                    William Wright

                                                                                    Zacheus Wright

                                                                                    Elizabeth Wright

                                                                                    Zebulon Wright

Registered the 8th Oct'r 1816                                 Phil. L. Simms

                                                                                    Clk Supr. Court.

Georgia, Hancock County

    I,  W. B. Dickens, Clerk of the Superior Court, in and for said County, do hereby certify that the above page is a true copy of the deed from the legatees of Stephen Wright to Green Shell as the same appears of record in this office in Deed Book "L" at pages 292-3

    Witness my official signature and the seal of said Court, this 20th day of February, 1956.

                                                                                    /s/ W. B. Dickens

                                                                                                    Clerk.     

 

1820 Georgia land lottery, Green drew land in Thomas District, Lot 322, Section 6 in Gwinnett County and Lot 74 Section 7 in Early County.

1820 census of Hancock County lists Green with Mary and four children, three boys and a girl.

This doesn't fit !  It is possible Green was previously married before marrying Mary "Polly" Moseley in 1813. His fathers' Will (of 1813) also signifies "Green and his family".

 

Green returned to NC when his Father died in 1821. He made several purchases at the estate sale, so many that he purchased a horse and cart to carry everything back to Georgia. Byron's only purchase was a copy of the book "Pilgrims Progress".  Green also bought land from Byron in  1822, after returning from N.C.

Information supplied by Greta Braswell gbraswell@coastalnet.com) of Gaston, NC.

 

1820 CENSUS HANCOCK COUNTY, GEORGIA

Detroit Public Library-Burton Genealogical Branch

Burton Microfilm # 512 Reel 12 Capt. Thomas' District

GREEN SHELL

Male

26-45           1              Green age 40                                         SIX in household:

0-10             3              3 son's  born 1810-1820                        Robert, Samuel, Perry

                    Marriage 9 Sep 1813 in VA

Females

26-45           1              Mary "Polly" age 27 (b.1793)

0-10             1              1 daughter born 1810-1820                 unknown

 

slaves         1

 

                                                                                    Registered the 9th February 1822

                                                                                    Phil. L. Simms Clk Superior Court

                                                                                    State of Georgia Hancock County

1821

page 445

This indenture made this fifth of July in the year of our Lord one thousand and twenty-one between William Walker of the one part and Green Shell of the other part both of the State & County aforesaid witnesseth that the said William Walker for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollas to him in hand by the said Green Shell the receipt whereof the said William Walker doth hereby acknowledge and hath granted bargained sold conveyed & confirmed unto the said Green Shell his heirs and assigns forever a track or parcel of land lying and being

page 446

in the County of Hancock on the waters of Shoulderbone, containing one hundred & twenty one and one quarter acres more or less. Beginning at a Spanish oak on William Richardson line running thence S70 W40 chains 25 to a Hickory thence with Sally Lewis line S20 East 13 chain 30 to a red oak thence N70 East34 chain 75 to black oak William Richardson line thence N10 W33 chain to the beginning together with all & singular the rights meanders & appertances whatsoever to the said track of land or any part or parcel thereof unto the said Green Shell his heirs assigns forever in fee simple as aforesaid of the said William Walker and will forever warrant & defend the said premises unto the said Green Shell & his heirs & as aforesaid against the lawful claims of all manner of persons. In witness whereof I the said William Walker hath hereunto set his hand & seal this day above written

 

Signed Sealed and delivered                                                  WmWalker Sen.   Seal

in the pesents of us

Susan Walker

James Richardson J. P.

 

                                                                                    Registered the 12 February, 1822

                                                                                    Phil. L. Simms Clk Superior Court

page 446

This Indenture made this 25th of October one thousand one between Byren Shell of the State of Georgia and County of Hancock of the one part and Green Shell of the above same county and state of the other part Witnesseth that the said Byren Shell for and in consideration of the sum of four hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Green Shell the receipt thereof he the said Byren Shell doth hereby acknowledge hath granted, bargained and sold by their presents doth grant, bargain and sell unto the said Green Shell one certain tract or parcel of land, situate lying and being in the county of Hancock and State of Georgia, containing one hundred acres on the Waters of Shoulgerbone adjoining  the land of James Richardson, formerly the tract of Peter Baugh bounded as follows: beginning at a pine X thence S19 W83 chain to a pine X thence N71 W12 chain to Chesnut X thence N19 E83 chain to a stake X S71 E12 chain to the beginning. Together with all and singular the rights, prosits, insues, tenaments, appertances, thereunto belonging or in any wise appertaining to the said tract of land to him the said Green Shell his heirs assigns andd heriditaments which said law said Shell do warrant and forever defend from all persons whatsoever. In witness whereof have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal the day and year above written.

                                                                                                    Byren Shell            Seal

Teste

Betsey North Richardson

Robert Richardson

James Richardson  J. P.                                          

                                                                    Registered the 12th February 1822

                                                                    Phil. L. Simms Clk Supr Court

 

1830 HANCOCK COUNTY, GEORGIA

GREEN SHELL

11 in Household

6 Son's and 3 daughter's plus Green and Polly.

Male                                                                                                          

1-5               2             

5-10             2             

10-15           2             

50-60           1              Green Shell age 50

Female

1-5               1              1825-1829              

5-10             1              1820-1825              

15-20           1              1810-1815              

26-45           1              Mary Elizabeth Moseley Shell age 37

 

 

Other possible but unproven child, could be Byron's child:

Elizabeth F. Shell b. 1832 d. 11 Nov 1849, Hancock Co., Ga.

 

Hancock County Georgia Court Records:

Shell, Green Book N, pp. 610, 688 Book P, pp. 33, 318, 509  Book Q, p. 48 Book DD, p. 504

 

"Hancock Co., Ga.", vol. 1, by Elizabeth W. Smith, page 86

Green Shell -w. Polly; c. (no children listed)

Abstract of Will from Hancock Co., Ga. Will Book N.

 

Last Will and Testament of Green Shell written 20 Feb 1834 and probated 7 Nov 1836

Georgia Hancock County

Inferior Court sitting for Ordinary Purposes, Monday 7th November 1836 Present their Honors

Joel Crawford

Wilson Bird                               Justices

John W. Rabun

 

The last Will and testament of Green Shell late of this County dec. being produced in Court and the due and legal execution of said Will and Testamentary paper and that said Shell was at the time of executing the same and disposing mind being proved to the satisfaction of this Court by the evidence of William Jones one of the attesting witnesses thereto- it is ordered & considered by the Court that said Will is duly proved as a testamentary paper and that it be recorded.

 

Georgia Hancock County

In the name of God Amen

I Green Shell of the County and State aforesaid being in perfect mind, though in feeble health and believing that it is appointed for all men once to die and believing that I am destined to go with the rest of the world; I have thought proper to make this my last Will.

First.  It is my request that my body after be intered in a decent manner.

Secondly.  I desire that all my just debts be paid.

Third.  I wish the balance of my property after paying my debts delivered over to my Wife Polly Shell & remain in her possesion during her life or widowhood, after her death or marriage my property to be equally divided between all my children.

Fourth. if there should be money enough in hand and debts enough due to pay up all the debts against me, then and in that event my Executors will proceed to advertise such property asking in their judgement may be best spared and proceed to sell the same, or so much thereof as will be sufficient to pay any debts.

Fifth.  In order to carry out the provisions of this Will in operation, I constitute and appoint Francis T. Colley and John H. Lewis my Executors.

Sixth.  In the final division of my property it may be so that an equal division cannot be made among my children, without a sale of some of my property, then and in that case my wish is that my Executors proceed to ad­vertise and sell the same so that an equal division may be made.

Seventh, When a sale is made of any of my property my request is that it be of the personal kind, if it can be done without damaging my estate, but in this particular as perhaps in some other matters of management I shall have to rely upon the judgement of my Executors.

Eighth.  Lastly I request that my Executors so soon as I am dead proceed to the settlement of my estate & turn over the balance of my property to my Wife Polly Shell who has the right to use it as before stated.

 

In testimony whereof I Green Shell hath hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this 20th day of February 1834.  Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of us

Wm. C. Barkesdale

Wm. Jones X his mark                                             Green Shell seal

 

 

Source: "Hancock County Georgia Court of Ordinary Minutes 1817-1837", compiled by J. Kenneth Brandley. c1999 page 386

"page 840. Monday 7th November 1836

The Last Will & Testament of GREEN SHELL, dec'd entered for probate".

 

page 392

page850                     Monday 2nd January 1837

Mary Shell appointed administratrix of the estate of Green Shell.

 

page 75

page144                     Monday 1st May 1843

"Green Shell dec'd acc't current by Mary Shell adm'r balance due adm'x, 2 Nov 1842".

 

BOOK N  PAGE 610 Written 1834 and Proven 1836

Last Will and Testament

Green Shell

Georgia Hancock County

Inferior Court sitting for Ordinary Purposes, Monday 7th November 1836 Present their Honors

Joel Crawford

Wilson Bird                               Justices

John W. Rabun

 

The last Will and testament of Green Shell late of this County dec. being produced in Court and the due and legal execution of said Will and Testamentary paper and that said Shell was at the time of executing the same and disposing mind being proved to the satisfaction of this Court by the evidence of William Jones one of the attesting witnesses thereto- it is ordered & considered by the Court that said Will is duly proved as a testamentary paper and that it be recorded.

 

 

 

 

 

More About GREEN SHELL:

Burial: 1836, Hancock County, Georgia

 

Notes for MARY ELIZABETH "POLLY" MOSELEY:

 

1840 Census Hancock Co., Ga.

Mary Shell

2 male slaves

2 female slaves

6 in household

Mary plus Asa, T.J., plus 3 dau Mary A., Martha and ???.

Other possible children:

Robert, Reuben, Lucinda, Perry and Elizabeth F.

 

1840 Cengus Hancock County, Georgia

Detroit Public Library-Burton Genealogy Branch

Burton Microfilm 592 Reel 7 Page 213 Line 18

    Name      Appx Age                              Year Born

Shell

    Male       5+ under 10          1831-1834 Asa

    Male       10+ under 15         1826-1831 Toliver

   

    Female    5+ under 10           1831-1834 Elizabeth???

    Female    10+ under 15         1826-1831 Martha

    Female    15+ under 20         1821-1824 Mary A.

    Female    40+ under 50         1791-1799 Polly (head of household)

 

    4 Male Slaves

    13 Female Slaves

 

Green died 1836 at age 56.

Mary left with 5 children at home, two sons and three daughters.

 

 

1850 Census Index Georgia

Name                          County                   Page

 

Shell,Sarah A.           Fayette                   20

    James H.                Jones                      182

    John M. Coweta                   307

    Mary H. Hancock                                010                          Mary E. Shell

    S.M.        Putnam                   278A                       S.M. Shell

    Toliver J.                Hancock                                010                          T.J. Shell

 

Griffin                         Putnam                   278B, 289A

Melton                       "                              279A, 292B            W.D. Melton/Mary A. Shell

Mosley                      "                              306B, 307A

Moseley                    "                              290A

 

1850 Census Hancock County, Georgia

Detroit Public Library

Burton Genealogy Branch Burton

Microrilm # 804 Reel 12

102nd District

Page 10

Shell

Mary H.     60            F              Farmer    Va           1790 (Mary E.)

Mary A.     23            F                              Ga           1827

 

 

1860 Census Hancock County, Georgia

Detroit Public Library-Burton Genealogy Branch

Burton Microfilm # 860 Reel 16

Mayfield P.O. 14 Jun 1860

Page 241

Shell, M.    60            Va           1800

Lennard, C.                30            Ga           1830

Note: Could C. Lennard be Sarah C. Shell Lenhardt ? See Marriages file

 

1870 Census Hancock County, Georgia

103rd District Mount Zion P.O.

7 Jul 1870

Shell, Mary        77        1793     Born: Va

 

CHRISTIAN INDEX OBITUARIES 1822-1879, by M. Overly- Ga. Baptist Historical Society, Mercer University, p.208...R975-8293 Washington Library; Macon, Georgia.

Mrs. Mary Shell, 80 years, died 20 Jul 1872 in Hancock Co., Ga.

 

[Brøderbund Family Archive #317, Ed. 1, Census Index: U.S. Selected Counties, 1850, Date of Import: 15 Oct 2005, Internal Ref. #1.317.1.29079.117]

 

Individual: Shell, Mary H.

County/State: Hancock Co., GA

Location: 102nd District

Page #: 010

Year: 1850

 

More About MARY ELIZABETH "POLLY" MOSELEY:

Name 2: Mary H. Shell

Burial: 1872, Hancock County, Georgia

 

Marriage Notes for GREEN SHELL and MARY MOSELEY:

Marriage bond applied for 9 Sep 1813 in Brunswick Co., Va.

Marriage Notes: Performed by Rev. Cary James, Methodist.

Witnessed by and Surety by John Shell.

 

                   iv.    PATSY "MARTHA" SHELL, b. Abt. 1784, Brunswick County, Virginia or Warren County, North Carolina; d. April 1854; m. JAMES CARROLL, 27 February 1805, Warren County, North Carolina; d. Bef. February 1834, Warren County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for PATSY "MARTHA" SHELL:

Greta Braswell (gbraswell@coastalnet.com) is a descendant of Patsy "Martha" Shell who married James Carroll, son of Sterling Carroll and Polly "Mary" Shell, daughter of John Shell, Sr. c1720-1794.

 

More About PATSY "MARTHA" SHELL:

Burial: Abt. 1854

 

Notes for JAMES CARROLL:

At the time of James Carroll's death (1834) two of his children (Rebecca and Jordan) were minors. Patsy and a neighbor Clack ( or Clark) Robinson were appointed guardians.

James' Will written 3 Dec 1833 recorded at Feb Court 1834.

 

Marriage Notes for Patsy Shell and James Carroll:

Bondsman: Stephen Ellis, Performed by M.D. Johnson, C.C.

NOTE: Stephen Ellis was husband of Sally Shell, Patsy's sister.

 

More About JAMES CARROLL:

Burial: 1834

Will Probated: February 1834, Warren Co., NC

Will Written: 03 December 1833, Warren Co., NC

 

                    v.    ANNA SHELL, b. Bef. 1790, Virginia/ North Carolina; d. Bef. 1850; m. WILLIAM B. ROTTENBERRY, 04 October 1810, Warren County, North Carolina.

 

Notes for WILLIAM B. ROTTENBERRY:

Census: 1850, Mason Co., Va. Broderbund Family Archive #317 Internal ref. #1.317.1.27837.7

 

Related ?

Indenture made the 4th day of March, 1746, between Benjamin Rives of Prince George County and Timothy Rives of Brunswick County, parties of the first part, and Thomas Jeffries of Brunswick County, for 50 pounds, conveying two tracts, the first being 200 acres and the second containing 50 acres, except 50 acres at the upper end of the 200 acre tract conveyed to Timothy Rives. Witnesses were Burrell Brown, William Wommack, Henry Cooke, and Absolum Atkinson. Acknowledged in Court on March 5, 1746. Deed Book 3, apge 267. Indenture made the 4th day of March, 1746, between John Nipper and Randall Bracey, for 35 pounds, conveying 150 acres on the middle branch of Cocks Creek, adjoining the land of William Maclin, and being part of a larger tract granted by Patent to William Tucker. Witnesses were Arthur Atkins, John Rettenberry, and James Nipper. Acknowledged in Court by John Nipper, on March 5, 1746. Deed Book 3, page 277.

 

 

More About WILLIAM B. ROTTENBERRY:

Census: 1850, Mason Co., Va. Broderbund Family Archive #317 Internal ref.#1.317.1.27837.7

 

Marriage Notes for ANNA SHELL and WILLIAM ROTTENBERRY:

Information from Ancestry.com NC Marriage Bonds 1741-1868

Annee sic Anna Shell to Wm. B. Rottenberry

Bond: 4 Oct 1810

Record # 01 217 Bondman: James Carrell sic Carroll

Witness: Jno. C. Johnson

Bond # 000162595

 


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