Biography of A. W. Shelley
Orleans County, NY Biographies





Shelley, A. W., is a descendant of Aaron, who was a native of Washington county, and settled in Gaines in 1811, where he built the first house on the Ridge road, and also kept the first hotel in the town. His son, Amasa, father of our subject, was born in 1801 and died in 1869 in Gaines. He married Ann Wilson, born in Orange county in 1810, and died in Gaines in 1892. Their children were: Silva, born in 1835; Aaron W., born in 1837; Solomon A., born in 1840; George W., born in 1845; William H., born in 1849. Our subject attended the common schools, and finished at the Albion Academy, which he left before graduation, and went to Pike's Peak during the gold excitement He has chiefly followed farming, has always been a Republican, and was elected sheriff of Orleans county in 1889, which office he held three years. in September, 1862. he enlisted in the 151st N. Y. Vols., and served two years and eight months. He participated in the battles of the Wilderness, was wounded at Cold Harbor, fought at Locust Grove, and was discharged in December. 1864, for honorable service. Mr. Shelley is a member of Renovation Lodge No. 97 of Albion. F. & A. M., also of the G. A. R, and of the A. O. U. W., No. 67 of Albion. September 16, 1872, he married Marietta Broadwell, born December 16, 1839, in Gaines, a daughter of Moses Broadwell, born in Plattsburg in 1812, and died in 1883 in Gaines. Her mother was Marietta Dolley, born in Fonda in 1815, and died in 1867 in Gaines.

From:
Landmarks of Orleans County, New York
Edited by: Hon. Isaac C. Signor
Assisted by: H. P. Smith and others
D. Mason & Co., Publishers
Syracuse, N. Y. 1894


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