Thomas SHELBY ID#1643, b. about 1756, d. about 1797
Father*Moses SHELBY1 b. 5 May 1728, d. 13 Oct 1776
Mother*Isabella ALEXANDER d. a 1780
Marriage*Thomas SHELBY married Sarah HELMS.1 
Birth*Thomas SHELBY was born about 1756.1 
He was the son of Moses SHELBY and Isabella ALEXANDER.1 
Anecdote*Private in Rutherford's Indian Campaign.1 
WillIn Moses SHELBY's will dated 2 September 1776 in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, Thomas SHELBY was named as an heir; Moses Shelby mentions the following children in his will; daughters Catherine, Margaret, Mary, Eleanor, Rachel, Margaret, Isabella, sons Thomas, William, Evan, Moses Jr., John.1,2 
NOTE*Captain in Lt.Col. William Polk's regiment.1 
Death*He died about 1797 in Cabarrus.1 
SAR*SAR Patriot Index Edition III.3 


Sarah HELMS d. a 1804

Sources (

  1. [S84] Shelby, Cass Knight - Paternal Ancestry of Louis Shelby - May 12, 1953, Hollidaysburg. Penn'a. Binder given to Louis Coffman Shelby (1888-1969) in 1953. Contains genealogy information, maps, photographs and an appendix with sources. Starts Evan Shelby Jr., Moses Shelby, Evan Shelby, John Milton Shelby, Charles Shelby and then Louis Shelby. There are handwritten notations indicating additional information.
  2. [S3551] North Carolina Wills and Probate Records 1665-1998,
  3. [S113] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications.
Last Edited6 Jun 2014