Capt. James SHELBY ID#2843, b. 1752, d. about 1787
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*Capt. James SHELBY was born in 1752 in Frederick, Maryland.3 
He was the son of Evan SHELBY Jr. and Letitia COX.1,2,3 
MilitaryPrivate at Point Pleasant battle in 1774.3 
Military*1776 - Captain James Shelby's company fought at the Battle of Long Island Flats.3

WillCapt. James SHELBY 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.4,3 
County Name1780 - Fayette, Jefferson and Lincoln Counties were formed from Kentucky County, Virginia. 
Survey*On the 23rd of August 1784, James Shelby had 50 acres of land in Fayette County surveyed he had received from a Military Warrant No. 141 dated April 29, 1780. Fayette County Surveys, Vol. D, page187. Family Search Library Flim #008140371, image 177.
Property*1785 - Daniel Boone acquired 379 acres of land adjoining James Shelby in Fayette County, Virginia. It became part of Kentucky in 1792. Source: Land Office Grants T, 1785, p. 726 (Reel 60), Library of Virginia. 
Death*Capt. James SHELBY was killed by Indians in 1787 in what was then Lincoln County, Virginia. Lincoln County was in an area of Virginia that later became part of the state of Kentucky in 1792. died about 1787 in killed by Indians, Lincoln County, Virginia.1,3 
County Name*Kentucky became a state on June 1, 1792. 

Sources (

  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., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  2. [S3321] Wilkinson, M. M., Genealogy of Wilkinson and Kindred Families, Shelby Book Store, Shelby, Mississippi - 1949., Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  3. [S173] Moon, Mary Ann. Sketches of the Shelby, McDowell, Deaderick, Anderson Families, The University of Wisconsin - Madison - 1933, Hathi Trust Digital Library.
  4. [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.
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