Govenor Isaac SHELBY

HAIRSTON.org ID#2227, b. 11 December 1750, d. 18 July 1826
Father*Evan SHELBY Jr.1,2 b. 23 Oct 1720, d. 4 Dec 1794
Mother*Letitia COX b. 12 Jan 1727, d. 6 Sep 1777
Birth*Govenor Isaac SHELBY was born on 11 December 1750 in near the North Mountain, Fredrick County, Maryland.3,4 
He was the son of Evan SHELBY Jr. and Letitia COX.1,2 
MilitaryIsaac Shelby was second in command to his father Evan in Lord Dunmore's War.5

 
Military*Colonel in the Continental Army during the Revolutionery War.

 
Military1779 - commissioned a Major by Governor Thomas Jefferson. He was promoted to Colonel soon after.



Col. Isaac Shelby is recognized as a Patriot by the DAR (National Society Daughters of the American Revolution) and the SAR (National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution.) 
ElectedIsaac Shelby was elected to the Virginia House of Delegates for Washington County in 1779. 
Military1780 - Battle of Musgrove Mill. 
Military1780 - Siege of Ninety-Six, Revolutionary War. 
Military1780 - Battle of Kings Mountain, Revolutionary War. Isaac Shelby and John Sevier led the colonial forces.3 
Military1781 - Battle of Cowpens, Revolutionary War. 
Marriage*Govenor Isaac SHELBY married Suzannah HART, daughter of Capt. Nathaniel HART, on 19 April 1783 in Boonesboro, Kentucky.3 
Elected*1792 - Isaac Shelby was elected the Governor of Kentucky and served 1792-1796 and 1812-1816. 
Military1813 - Battle of the Thames, War of 1812.

 
Death*Govenor Isaac SHELBY died on 18 July 1826 in Lincoln County, Kentucky, at age 75.6 
Burial*He was buried in "Traveller's Rest", Lincoln County, Kentucky.3,4,6 
SAR*SAR - Patriot Index Edition III.7 
NOTE*Counties in nine states have been named in honor of Isaac Shelby. 

Family

Suzannah HART b. 18 Feb 1764, d. 19 Jun 1833
Children

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [S84] Shelby, Cass K. - Paternal Ancestry of Louis Shelby - May 12,1953, Hollidaysburg. Penn'a.
  2. [S3321] Wilkinson, M. M., Genealogy of Wilkinson and Kindred Families, Shelby Book Store, Shelby, Mississippi - 1949. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89062464664, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  3. [S169] Mackenzie, George Norbury, 1851-1919. Colonial Families of the United States of America: In Which Is Given the History, Genealogy And Armorial Bearings of Colonial Families Who Settled In the American Colonies From the Time of the Settlement of Jamestown, 13th May, 1607, to the Battle of Lexington, 19th April, 1775. New York: The Grafton Press, 1907. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89058675869, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  4. [S172] Isaac Shelby Cemetery State Historic Site at "Traveler's Rest" Kentucky.
  5. [S3555] Thwaites, Reuben Gold, 1853-1913, Louise Phelps Kellogg, Sons of the American Revolution. Wisconsin Society, and State Historical Society of Wisconsin. Documentary History of Dunmore's War, 1774. Madison: Wisconsin historical society, 1905. https://hdl.handle.net/2027/mdp.39015003691055, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  6. [S48] Find A Grave Website with Photo - only listings with photos of grave markers that are contemporary to the deceased individuals death are acceptable for genealogical proof.
  7. [S113] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications.
Last Edited6 Oct 2021