Mary Jane Shelley

Mary Jane Shelley

Female 1859 - 1936  (77 years)

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  • Name Mary Jane Shelley 
    Born 26 Apr 1859  Leipsic, Putnam County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Female 
    Census 1860  Harrison Township, Paulding County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    as Mary J. Shellet, in the household of Francis Shellet, Jr 
    Census 1870  Harrison Township, Paulding County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    as Mary J. Shelly, in the household of Francis Shelly 
    Newspaper 5 Mar 1914  Payne, Paulding County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Mother seriously ill 
    Address:
    "The Payne Reflector and Press Review" 
    Newspaper 6 Sep 1917  Payne, Paulding County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Pioneers. Shelley and Quince Families 
    Address:
    "The Payne Reflector and Press Review" 

    • Part XLI
      Pioneers
      Shelley and Quince Families
      Frances and Mary Jane (Shanberg) Shelley were natives of France, and members of the Catholic church. Mr. Shelley attended in Paris seven years, Mr. and Mrs. Francis Shelley were married in France and there in France were born seven children. Mary, Catherine, Mary Ann, Martha, Lovina, Henry and Victoria. Francis Jr., and Peter were born in this country. The family emigrated to America in 1831 and settled in Richland county. In 1840 the family came to Paulding county and entered 80 acres of land one mile north of Payne on north-east corner. They built their cabin where the home of Mr. Cox now stands. They lived there with their family until the death of Mr. Shelley, August 6 1866.
      Mrs. Emma Bodey a grand-daughter remembers hearing them tell of the roof blowing off the cabin one night. The parents and daughters slept downstairs in the small cabin and the sons in the loft. This night a man way-farer was a guest and the boys and guest were compelled to descend quickly in abbreviated costumes. While the parents remained faithful to the Catholic faith, the children later joined the United Brethren church. After the death of her husband, Mrs. Shelley made her home with her son Henry Shelley who lived in the home at Lamb's corners and with her daughter Mrs. Quince. She died March 20, 1885, aged 94 years. Each of these sons were given on their marriage forty acres of land. Henry earned the forty acres across from the Hiram Underwood farm with the proceeds of night's coon hunting and sold it $75.00.
      Mary the eldest daughter of Francis and Mary Jane Shanberg became the wife of John McGill. They lived just south of the Lehman school house south of bridge. Had no children. Catherine born in France, Sept. 8 1842, became the wife of Francis Quince in Richland county on Feb. 14, 1842. Their children were Mary died in infancy, Solomon born Nov. 5, 1845, Mary Cecil Radenbaugh born Sept. 10, 1847, Francis A., Aug. 2, 1849, died Aug. 10, 1880, Laura born July 27, 1852, died Nov. 8, 1879, Catherine born 1856, died 1860. Mary Ann married Solomon Mott of Vernon Junction, Ohio. Friends here only know of one daughter, Julia. Mrs. Mott is now living at the age of 90 years.
      Martha chose for her husband, William Holmes and the family moved to Iowa, cannot ascertain names of children. Lovina married Maurice Keller and for many years lived on South Main street and built the house in which Miss Nellie Bradley lives. They had no children.
      Henry Shelley was born near Paris, France, Dec. 26, 1829. He was two years of age when his parents came to this country. Henry Shelley was married three times. His first wife was Miss Abagail Chaney the daughter of Charles Chaney of this county, one son Charles was born to them. The wife died and Mr. Shelley married Miss Mahala Mikle, a sister of Daniel Mikle. Their children were Abram, Louisa the wife of L. Leeth and three deceased. Mrs. Mahala Shelley died in 1866. In 1869, Julia Myton the daughter of Robert and Rhoda Homan Myton of German lineage became the third wife. Their children were Carrie who died in 1883, Emma born May 21, 1875 and wife of Isaac Body. Victoria born Sept. 5, 1877. Ada May born May 23, 1881 and wife of George Fugate, and Lucy born June 27, 1889.
      In 1864, Henry Shelley enlisted in Company H, One Hundred Sixty-second Ohio Volunteer Infantry and served 100 days. He secured his honorable discharge. The family was highly-esteemed in the community. Mrs. Shelley died January 18, 1914. Mr. Shelley died March 8, 1904.
      Victoria, born in France, March 20, 1831, became the wife of Hiram Northrup, of this family we will write later
      Francis Shelley and Lucinda Myton a sister of the third wife of Henry Shelley were married in Allen county, Indiana, May 10, 1857. He was born in Richland county, Ohio, Feb. 7, 1837. She was born in Crawford county, Ohio, June 15, 1841. Their family are Mary J., born April 26, 1860, wife of Wm. Buerkle, Joseph F., born Dec. 28, 1865, Clarrissa A., born Aug. 30, 1869, wife of Fred White. Adalene was born Jan. 29, 1872, wife of Christ Peterson.
      Francis Shelley served three years in the 68th Ohio during the Rebellion and was discharged at Savannah, Georgia. The home farm was across the road west of the Fred Wahl farm. Late in life Mr. Shelley bought the South Main street property of his brother-in-law Maurice Kelley. A few years ago he sold this and they moved to near Cincinnati. Mr. and Mrs. Shelley are still living. They were prominently identified with the United Brethren church.
      Peter Shelley married Martha J. Payne in 1860. They had five sons and two daughters. We have no record of his death. Mrs. Shelley died June 23, 1917 at the age of 75 years at the home of her daughter Mrs. John H. Medsker of South Benton.
      (Continued Next Week)
    Newspaper 6 Oct 1927  [6
    The Payne Reflector and Press Review (Payne, Ohio), 6 October 1927, p1 
    Newspaper 5 Jun 1930  [7
    The Payne Reflector and Press Review (Payne, Ohio), 5 June 1930, p5 

    • Mrs. Wm. Buerkle has gone to Milan, Mich., for a visit with her father Francis Shelley. She will also visit her sons Carl and Fred before returning home.
    Died 20 Sep 1936  Leipsic, Putnam County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [8
    Cause: of obstruction of bowels 
    Buried 24 Sep 1936  Payne, Paulding County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [9
    Address:
    St. John Cemetery 
    Person ID I276  TangledRoots
    Last Modified 19 May 2021 

    Father Francis A. Shelley, Jr.,   b. 7 Feb 1834, Richland County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Jan 1932, Milan, Washtenaw County, Michigan, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years) 
    Mother Lucinda Myton,   b. 15 Jun 1841, Crawford County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Oct 1920, Payne, Paulding County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 10 May 1857  Monroeville, Allen County, Indiana, United States Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F183  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Friedrich Wilhelm Buerkle,   b. 20 Apr 1851, Merdingen, Breisgau-Hochschwarzwald, Baden-W├╝rttemberg, Germany Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1933, Payne, Paulding County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 81 years) 
    Married 11 Jan 1891  Paulding County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  [10, 11
    Children 
     1. Desa Irene Buerkle,   b. 22 Sep 1901, Paulding County, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Oct 1997, Ohio, United States Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 96 years)
     2. Living
    Last Modified 16 Jan 2022 
    Family ID F184  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart