Biography of A. J. Shellhouse
Richland Township, Wyandot County, OH Biographies

ALBERT J. SHELLHOUSE was born in this county June 9, 1837. He is a son of George and Sarah (Wayman) Shellhouse, who settled in this county in 1825. His grandfather had his thumb blown off in acting as cannon "thumbsman" in the war of 1812. The children of this family are all living, namely, Albert J., John, George W., Charles A., Edward, William, Emily J., Frank M., Lucius M. and Smith. Their father died in 1865, aged fifty three. Their mother is still a resident of Tymochetee Township. Albert J. resided with his parents and worked by month and job work till his marriage, which occurred September 30, 1858. He married Miss Lydia A. Cole, daughter of William, Sr., and Anna Cole, three children being born to them; Ellis M., born June 10, 1859; Perry T., January 16, 1861; Corral It, January 18, 1863. Mr. Shelihouse rented land several years, purchasing forty acres in 1865. In 1875, he bought his present home of forty acres, which he has cleared and improved. He has also dealt somewhat in lumber and live stock since 1865. In 1864, Mr. Shellhouse enlisted in Company I, One Hundred and Seventy fifth Regiment Ohio Volunteer Infantry, participating in no engagements, doing special duty till his discharge in 1865. Mr. Shellhouse is a Democrat, and served as Trustee in Richland Township.

The History of Wyandot County, Ohio
Liggett, Canaway & Co.,
Chicago 1884

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