HAIRSTON.org ID#2839, b. 27 February 1754, d. 18 January 1793
Father*Evan SHELBY Jr.1,2,3 b. 23 Oct 1720, d. 4 Dec 1794
Mother*Letitia COX1 b. 12 Jan 1727, d. 6 Sep 1777
Birth*Evan SHELBY III was born on 27 February 1754 in Frederick County, Maryland.1,4 
He was the son of Evan SHELBY Jr. and Letitia COX.1,2,3 
Military*Served as a Lieutenant in Christian's Campaign in 1776 and a Major at Musgrove's Mill and at King's Mountain. Was also at Augusta and the South Carolina campaign.3 
Marriage*Evan SHELBY III married Catherine SHELBY in 1778 in Maryland.1,3 
WillEvan SHELBY III was mentioned in the will of Evan SHELBY Jr. on 21 February 1778; His will, dated 1778, lists children John, Isaac, James, Evan, Moses and Catherine.
Note: the will is listed 1798 in part of index to Washington County Wills and Administrations (1770 - 1800) p. 186-189. Will pro. 16 Oct. 1798. Will Book 2, 1792-1806 (Reel 15), Library of Virginia.5,3 
Death*Evan SHELBY III died on 18 January 1793 in Trigg County, Kentucky, at age 38, killed by Indians.1,3 
SAR*SAR - Revolutionary War Graves.6 


Catherine SHELBY b. 1761

Sources (www.HAIRSTON.org)

  1. [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.
  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. [S173] Moon, Mary Ann. Sketches of the Shelby, McDowell, Deaderick, Anderson Families, The University of Wisconsin - Madison - 1933 https://hdl.handle.net/2027/wu.89066319427, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  4. [S73] Daughters of American Revolution (DAR) - This information has been claimed, but I have no idea if it is accurate.
  5. [S209] Shelby, Cass K.; A Report on the First Three Generations of the Shelby Family in the United States of America. Place of publication not identified, 1917. Print.
  6. [S113] Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications.
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