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Isaac Shelby

Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky

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           Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky is the grandson of the original immigrant from Wales, Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby), who is eighth great grandfather to my children, Erin and Stuart; the son of Brigadier General Evan Shelby, who is the son of Evan (Dhu) and seventh great granduncle to my children; and is therefore first cousin …

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Declaration of the War of 1812 in Upper Canada.

Did my children’s ancestors fight on both sides of the War of 1812?

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1          1ShareOf all the wars our ancestors have fought, the War of 1812 is the one that most interests me because I’m Canadian, and the result of this war is recognized as the birth of our nation. After researching ancestors on both sides, I’ve discovered several on Mark’s side who fought in the War of 1812, …

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St. Caron's Church, Tregaron, Wales

Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales

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7          7SharesBrig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr. of Tregaron, Wales. Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby Jr., born in 1725 in Tregaron, Ceredigion, Wales to Evan (Dhu) Shelby (Selby) and his wife Catherine Morgan and was baptised in St. Caron’s church. This Evan Shelby’s birth is frequently confused with that of his earlier brother Evan, who was born in 1720 …

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Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.

Transcription: Will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.

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1          1Share  The following is my transcription of the will of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky.   WILL OF ISAAC SHELBY, SR.   First GOVERNOR or KENTUCKY   Governor Isaac Shelby died July 18, 1826. His will is of record in the Lincoln County Court. The Filson Club has a photostatic copy of the will which …

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