Fayetteville Democrat, Thursday, January 9, 1902 Fayetteville, Arkansas
THOMAS SHELLEY OBITUARY Mr. T. E. Shelley, who has been confined to his bed for a month, passed away very peacefully at his home on North College Avenue at 8 o’clock Friday morning (Jan 3, 1902), He was supposed to be asleep when his daughter discovered he was dead. Mr. Shelley has lived here for six or eight years and was well thought of by his neighbors.
BURIAL: Evergreen IV Cemetery, located at corner of Center Street and University, Fayetteville Washington AR. Headstone is either unreadable or missing. .............................
Parents: James Shelly b abt 1780 NC Hannah unknown b abt 1800 NC Brother: Calvin Shelley Sister: Louiza Shelley, Hily Shelley .............................
Shelley/Shelly family migrated from Greene Co. TN to McDonald Co. MO in the 1850’s, and then to AR in the 1890's.
Thomas Shelley/Shelly b 18 Sep 1829, TN d 3 Jan 1902, Fayetteville, Washington Co. AR. m sp1 Cordelia Isabell unknown abt 1857 m sp 2 Mary Ann “Polly” Bullard abt 1859 m sp 3 Mary Elizabeth “Betty” Love 26 Oct 1865, McDonald Co. MO.
Children with sp1 Cordelia Isabell: Mary A. J. Shelley b 1857 McDonald Co MO, d 1932 Fayetteville Washington AR. James Calvin Shelley b 1857 Rocky Comfort McDonald Co MO, d 1942 Oilton Creek OK, m 1879 to Mary Isetta Johnson. Henry D. Shelley b 1860, d unknown m 1883 to S. C. Montgomery. Cordelia D. Shelley (Not proven)
Children with sp2 Mary Ann Bullard: None
Children with sp3 Mary Elizabeth Love: William F. Shelley b 1867 McDonald Co MO, d unknown, m Mattie Unknown. Ulysses G. Shelley b 1868 McDonald Co MO, d 1909 Los Angeles Los Angeles CA. Mattie Shelley b abt 1870 McDonald Co MO, d unknown. Isaac Shelley b abt 1871 McDonald Co MO, d 1948 Fayetteville Washington AR, m 1896 to Emma Huff. Nancy Shelley b abt 1872 Richwood McDonald Co MO, d unkn, m to Mr. Anderson. John Walter Shelley b 1874 Richwood McDonald Co MO, d 1955 Washington AR, m 1897 to Callie Magness Carden. George Shelley b abt 1875 McDonald Co MO, d unkn, m 1900 to Estie West. Albert Shelley b 1878 Pineville McDonald MO, d 1931 Teague Freestone TX, m 1900 sp1 Nora Johnson, m 1913 sp2 Emmaline Elizabeth George. Elizabeth Shelley b abt 1879 McDonald MO, d unkn, m Mr. Collins. **Curtis Shelley b 1881 Richwood McDonald MO, d 1948 Selma Fresno CA, buried Floral Memorial Park, Selma Fresno CA m 1902 Nora Belle Little in Tecumseh Pottawatomie OK. Nora Belle Little b 1886 Clark Co IN, d 1935 Selma Fresno CA.