Thomas SHELBY and Nancy GILLESPIE were married in Brown Co, OH by Samuel Cooper, J.P. - Marr Book D, p80. Nancy was 27 when she married but according to family, Nancy didn't give birth to her first child until 4 years later, in 1837, when she was 31- a bit old for a 1st child?
From Adams Co, OH records:
The following property owners were required to sign a lease giving the Ohio State Department of Highways for the road being built from Ripley to Highland Co, OH now known as St. Rt. 62. The road or right away began in June 1866- Among a long list of names were: John, James E, &Thomas [the father] SHELBY - Shortly after this, the Shelby's left for Greene Co, IL.There are no other SHELBY's on this list.[Note- Ripley was in Union Twp, Brown Co OH]
Deed where Thomas & Nancy sell their property in Brown Co OH, but it was after they had already gone to Greene Co, IL. They sold it through a lawyer.. They were in IL only 4 years & then went to Jackson Co, KS.
Hoberta (Shelby) Frost's Uncle, Tom Shelby, stated Thomas went to Greene Co IL, then Jackson Co KS, then to MO, then back to KS.
Deed BK L p286, 4 Mar 1872, filed 6 Sept 1872, Lafayette Co, MO. - Thomas Shelby & his wife Nancy sell land to William SHELBY of this Co., land in Jackson Co, KS...Thomas & his wife Nancy H, sign- Note- This couple were Thomas Boyd SHELBY & wife, Nancy Haynes (GORDON). Thomas B was the son of Wm & Nancy (EDMUNDSON) SHELBY. Wm was the son of John & Elizabeth (PILE) SHELBY. John was Gov Isaac's oldest brother. The Wm they are selling land to was Thomas B's brother. Wm was the grfather of Gen Jo SHELBYs wife, Eliz. Nancy. [whew!]
The Deed Index's for this county [Jackson Co, KS]also show a J.O. SHELBY & a John O SHELBY, buying & selling land in this same time frame.Turns out these are all transactions for John Orr & his wife Nancy-on some she is named Ellen!This has been the most exciting find for Hoberta- Just can't prove a connection.
In 1866 the family sold their land in Brown Co & moved to Carrollton, Greene Co, IL, for four years, since Nancy had relatives living there-or so it is said. 1870 census for Shawnee Co KS in Williamsport Twp, 7 Jun; p246 - Shows Thomas SHELBY 76 b PA Nancy 66 PA John SHELBY 31 OH [son of T&N] Ellen age 28 OH [wf of John] James 6 OH, Thomas 3 IL, John 1 IL [Ch are sons of John & Ellen] James SHELBY age 26 b OH. [son of Thomas & Nancy]