Well for goodness sake - about 30 years ago I researched my dad's family back to John Barnett Shelhorse in Pittsylvania Co, VA.(including ALL his children).The earliest reference I could find then (pre-computers) was that Schelhausen/Shehorse arrived in the valley of Va. in 1796.I didn't have a clue further back, until tonight when I stumbled upon this site.I will find those handwritten documents and post what I have.
My dad was MacDowell Shelhorse (1898-1967) of Chatham Va (Pittslyvania Co), his brothers were Edwin, Thomas, Claude and John. His sisters were Ruby, Alma, Lillian and one whose name I cannot recall.
About 20 years ago a Mr. Shelhorse from Cartersville GA contacted me, and I gave him copies of my information.
More soon, I hope.Thanks for your wonderful information!