Dana, In researching the Shellhouse/Shelhorse line, I am beginning to suspect that Martin Shellhouse was the son of Peter Shelhouse who changed his name from Schelhase back in about 1780.Peter had a brother named Martin that was killed in 1781.Peter may have named his son after his late brother.Peter appears to be the hardest to track, however, he bought some land back in 1811. The land stayed in the Shelhorse familiy until about 1965.My husband was born in the house on the land.
Records indicate Martin G. Shelhorse married in Vermont in 1794 to a Betsy ????.It is starting to look as if the two original Schelhasens split up.Peter may have traveled alot.Johann settled in Virginia and family continued West.
I will post any new developments on this.Would like to hear what you may have.