Hope youa re making progress in your ties from our Sales to yours in AL.
I wanted to mention a family of SHELL that I'm researching to see if they are related to the Nancy "Ann" Shell who may have married our William SALE.
There is a family of SHELL-SCHELL who were from GER and then lived in PA, then moved to VA, as did my other German ancestors..same time frame. Jacob Shell was born abt 1720 in Germany, then lived in Pennsylvania, and then in Montgomery Co. VA. He married Catherine Price. If our William Sale did indeed marry in VA before we find him in NC, perhaps these lines are clues.
Best wishes Cuz Debbie Wood Here are some other Shell marriages in VA.
DAVID ENGLEMAN and MARIA SHELL 21 October 1833 Augusta
GEORGE LOUTHAIN and POLLY SHELL 31 May 1808 Montgomery
HENRY LINKOUS and PEGGY SHELL 04 March 1823 Montgomery
JACOB Jr. SHELL and CATHERINE PRICE 09 September 1811 Montgomery
JACOB KNODE and POLLY SHELL 10 May 1845 Montgomery
JACOB TABOR and ELIZABETH SHELL 02 April 1816 Montgomery
JAMES SHELL and TABITHA LOWTHAIN 16 October 1810 Montgomery
JOHN SHELL and ELIZABETH SHUFFLEBARGER 21 October 1811 Montgomery
JOHN SHELL and HANNAH LINCASS 24 March 1817 Montgomery
PETER KEISTER and CATHERINE SHELL 09 March 1826 Montgomery
WILLIAM P. SHELL and ELIZA JANE HENDERSON 21 June 1843 Montgomery
WILLIAM SHELL and SALLY SALLUST 20 April 1818 Montgomery