Samuel A.Shelly (subject) a retired frmer of Rapho township, was born 9/26/1846, the son of Samuel, Samuel (Sr) died 1886 aged 78, he married Maria Acker who was born 1819. Memberof the Brethren in Christ Church. Lancaster County. Children; Isaac A.; Emanuel A.' Samuel A. (subject); Anna A., wife of Henry Gibble; Maria A., wife of Daniel Wolgemuth; Aaron A.;
Samuel A. Shelley's grandparents were aAbraham and Lizzie (Brandt) Shelly of Rapho township. The grandfather died at age 92. The grandfather on the mother's side was Jacob Acker of Lancaster County, PA
Nov 23, 1869, Sameul A. Shelly married Fanny A. Erhart of Lancaster County, they had one daughter, Fanny E., who married John B. Hossler.They had four children; Jennie, Clayton, John, and Henry.
Fanny (Erhart) Shelly was born 4/7/1849 in Rapho, the d/o John and Rebecca (Brubaker) Erhart of Rapho. The mother died in 1881 and is buried at Hernley's Meeting House cemetery. She was a Mennonite. Children; Fanny A., wife of Samuel Shelly; Samuel of Rapho; and Rebecca who died at aged 36.
Fanny (Erhart) Shelly's paternal grandparents were John and Fanny (Rohrer) Erhart of Lancaster county, Swiss origin. Her grandparents on her mother's side were John and Anna (Wenger) Brubaker of Lancaster county.