Shell of KY, TN, IA - George or Ruth J. 1850
I'm not a SHELL researcher but found the following in the mortality schedule of 1850 for Iowa, Polk County:
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GEORGE SHELL, age 32, b. Kentucky, widower, died Oct 1850 of winter fever, occupation farmer.
RUTH J. SHELL, age 21, b. Tennessee, married, died August 1850 of child birth.