Biography of Gilbert Shelley of Elba, NY





Gilbert Shelley was born in Westchester County, December 23, 1804, and was a cattle driver for many years. He married, first, Catherine Braw, in 1829. by whom he had six children, viz.: William B., Phoebe J., Anna, Sarah, and two deceased. His wife died when his youngest child was seven months old, and for his second wife he married, in 1842, Mary Dove. . Their children are Kate, Joseph, rrank, and Adelia. Kate married Zebulon Crosby, of this town. Mr. Shelley has been a member of the Methodist Protestant Church 65 years, and a class-leader 45 years. William B. Shelley was born in Westchester County, March 24, 1832: His education was limited, being confined to the public schools. He is now a farmer. In April, 1860, he married Adelia Shelley, of Delaware County, N. Y., and they have five children, viz.: Margarette, born June 20, 1866; Ella F., born January 26, 1869; William H., born April 7, 1868; John, born January 28, 1871; and Myrta, born May 28, 1879. Mr. and Mrs. Shelley are living on road 20. in Elba.


FROM:
Gazetteer and Biographical Record
of Genesee County, New York
Edited by: F. W. Beers
J.W. Vose & Co., Publishers, Syracuse, N. Y. 1890

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