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Catherine Morgan

Female Abt 1699 - Aft 1754  (~ 56 years)


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  • Name Catherine Morgan 
    Born Abt 1699  prob Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died Aft 1754  prob. Frederick Co., MD Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I9404  MyTree
    Last Modified 7 Jun 2011 

    Family Evan Shelby, Sr.,   b. 1690, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Jul 1751, Frederick Co., MD. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Married 9 Feb 1716  Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Thomas Shelby,   b. Bef 1719, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    +2. Brigadier General Evan Shelby, Jr.,   b. 1720, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Dec 1794, King's Meadows (now Bristol), TN Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
    +3. Rees Shelby,   b. Bef 1721, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 21 Mar 1812, Chesterfield Co, SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 91 years)
     4. John Shelby,   b. Bef 1723, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1794  (Age > 71 years)
    +5. Sgt. Moses Shelby, Sr.,   b. 1728, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Oct 1776, Mecklenburg Co., NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
    +6. Eleanor Shelby,   b. 1730, Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1803, York Co., SC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
     7. David Shelby,   b. Abt 1732, Onboard ship or Lancaster Co., PA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1802, New Madrid Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 70 years)
    +8. Mary Shelby,   b. 15 Aug 1735, Lancaster Co., PA (now New Franklin Co.) Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 26 Nov 1813, Mecklenburg Co, NC Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years)
    Last Modified 17 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F3280  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • 1744 MD Prince Georges Co "Flaggy Meadows"
      29 Aug Evan SHELBY, Sr of Pr Geo Co, to Evan SHELBY, Jr, of same Co...natural love and affection for the better maintenance, livelihood & preferment of him, the said Evan Jr. (Liber BB, fols.178.9)
      Source: CKS Coll-Letters from Samuel Mackey Wilson, Lexington KY to CKS, 12 Oct 1925 [Evan Jr may have married about this time]

      1745 MD Prince George's Co
      26 Feb Evan Sr, farmer, sells to Evan Jr both of this shire 54a of "Maiden's Choice" ...Wit-Rees SHELBY; Abraham ALEXANDER
      Source: MD Hall of Rec's-Liber BB, Folio 407

      1745 MD Prince Georges Co "Flaggy Meadows"
      15 Aug "....Evan SHELBY, Jr & Letitia, his wife, convey to Hans Ulrich WAGNER a tract called "Flaggy Meadows", containing 300a, being part of a tract called "Maidens Choice" formerly taken up by Evan SHELBY, Sr
      Source: Liber BB, fols.370

      1746 MD Prince Georges Co
      6 Feb Indenture-Betw Evan SHELBY & Rees SHELBY both of this Co...
      Evan sells land to Rees, called part of the "Addition to
      "Maidens Choice"....in presence of Abram ALEXANDER & Evan
      SHELBY Jr. On the back of the deed was written 26 Feb 1745[sic]
      then came the within mentioned Evan SHELBY & Cathern his wife..
      Source: Hall of Rec's, Annapolis MD, Pr Geo Co rec BK BB p413-15

      1746 MD Prince Georges Co
      10 Sept "Maidens Choice" patent unto Evan Shelby Sr 6 Aug 1739, 1000a who
      since sold 54a unto Evan Shelby Jr by deed. Resurvey for Evan Shelby
      Jr amounting to 45a. Filed 1 Feb 1746.
      Source: Dr CARROLLs grant of 10 Apr 1750

      1748 MD Prince Georges Co
      20 Jun At the request of Evan SHELBY Sr the following Supersedeas was
      rec'd 29th day 1748
      20 Jun-You Evan SHELVE [sic] Sr, Evan SHELVE Jr & Moses SHELVE
      confess judgement to James WARDRUPT for two pounds five
      shillings which was recorded by the said James against Evan
      SHELVE Sr [this date]..
      Source: MD Hall of Rec's-Liber EE folio 461
      [Note- Supersedeas-The name of a writ containing a command to
      stay the proceedings at law- Blacks Law Dict]

      1748 Frederick Co MD formed from Prince Georges Co

      1748 MD Prince Georges Co
      5 Oct Evan Shelby Sr & Jr offer for sale "Maiden's Joys"[sic]
      Source: Maryland Gazette Newspaper

      1748 MD Frederick Co
      25 Oct Dr Charles CARROLL given special warrant to land he named
      "Shelby's Misfortune"....Surveyed 24 Apr 1749
      Patented to CARROLL 10 Apr 1750
      Source: MD Hall of Rec's

      1750 MD Frederick Co Court Records
      3 Jul Debt due from Evan SHELBY to George MASON & The Ohio
      Company for 4 pounds 15 shillings
      Source: The Ohio Company by Alfred James p72. Frederick Co
      Dockets, Mar 1754, folios 7-27 Hall of Rec's, Annapolis...
      [Note-Mar 1754-His Adm's are sued for this debt]

      1751 MD Frederick Co "Maidens Choice" Adm Bond
      Evan Sr dies by this time.
      The admins bond, George DALRUMPLE and Moses SHELBY of Frederick
      Co, sureties, entered Testamentary Proceedings, 1751-2,
      (Book No.35), page 64, Hall of Rec's, Annapolis [among the
      Frederick County returns] in sum of two pounds Sterling dated
      19th Day of July 1750
      Source: CKS-"The year given is obviously a clerical error &
      should read 1751

      1751 MD Frederick Co "Maidens Choice" Adm Bond
      18 Jul Maryland ss Charles, Absolute Lord and Proprietary of the
      Province of Maryland and Avalon, Lord Baron of Baltimore, &c,
      To Catherine Shelby & Evan Shelby Greeting. Whereas Evan Shelby
      died Intestate, as it is said, We do therefore give and grant
      unto the said Catherine Shelby and Evan Shelby full power and
      Authority to Administer all and singular of the Goods,
      Chattels, and Credits, of the said Deceased: and to exhibit
      both into our Office for Probate of Wills, &c. Lawfully
      authorized; touching which Inventory you are presently assigned
      to perform, or at farthest at or before the 15th Day of October
      now next ensuing; and an Account within Twelve Months from the
      Date of these Presents. And lastly, We do hereby constitute and
      appoint you the said Catherine Shelby & Evan Shelby
      Administrators of all and singular the Goods, Chattels, and
      Credits of the said Deceased. Given at Frederick County this
      18 Day of July in the 37th Year of our Dominion, &c.
      Annoque Domini 1751
      Source: Frederick Co MD, Letter of Administration
      [Note-CKS stated these came from the original found among Gov
      SHELBYs papers, but they are not on the microfilmed copies.]

      1751 ibid Vendue or Sale of property
      6 Sept "The Condition of this vendue, to be held this 6th day of
      Sept, 1751 at the dwelling house of Evan SHELBY of Frederick
      County lately deceased is as follows". First who ever buyeth
      the value of twenty-shillings and upwards shall have nine
      months credit, and who ever buyeth under the value of twenty
      shillings shall pay before he or they shall remove any
      particulars and the highest bidder shall be the buyer after
      three distinct cryings. The Administrators reserve one bidding
      for themselves at every particular and in case anyone should
      return back the goods to the damage or hinderance of sale shall
      pay two shillings per pound to the said Administrators, and
      everyone shall give sufficient security" Signed Evan SHELBY Jr
      Source: Evan and Catherine Shelby and their Descendants, Three
      Generations-CKS, 1947-Appendix p173; [unpubl Mss, KY Hist Soc.
      Frankfort, KY
      [Note-CKS gives abstract- Full copy as shown, was taken from
      the rec's in the Carolina Room, Public Lib, Charlotte NC-"The
      Petteway Papers" Mrs Pettaway had corresponded with CKS]

      1751 ibid
      26 Oct Catherine SHELBY execa & Evan SHELBY execr of Evan SHELBY
      late of Frederick County Decead being duly sworn on the Holy
      Evangels of Almighty God depose and say that the within is a
      just and true Inventory of all and singular the Goods &
      chattels which were of the deceased at the making thereof
      Sworn before John DARNALL, Dept Comy of Fredk County.
      Source: Inventories 151-2 #48 T.A.S. page 333

      1752 [Not given]
      9 May This Day recd of Cateron SHELBY ten Bushels of wheat in lieu
      of one pound ten shillings of an account against her as
      execetage[sic] of Even[sic] SHELBY Senior
      Recd by me Nathl ALEXANDER
      Source: "Shelby Fam Papers"

      1752 MD
      20 Aug Received of Evan SHELBY as Executor of Evan SHELBY Deceased the
      sum of five pounds & ten pence current money of Maryland in
      lieu of four hundred and eighty pounds of tobaco and two
      shillings and six pence cost of hay Received by me Thomas CRESAP
      Source: ibid

      1752 MD Frederick Co
      24 Nov A suit against Evan SHELBY for 3lbs Maryland money [by the Ohio
      Company]
      Source: Frederick Co Judgment Rec G, 1752-53, folios 713-15.
      The Ohio Company, p73

      1753 MD Washington Co
      Sept Evan Jr's wife, Letitia, finally got fed up with the on going
      feud over "Shelby's Misfortune", for she was accused of having
      her Dutch Servant cut down the beginning tree of this tract,
      & burning it.
      Source: Account and Letters Book of Dr Charles CARROLL, Vol 26
      pp 192-93

      1754 MD Frederick Co
      19 Mar George MASON & The Ohio Company, sue Catherine & Evan SHELBY
      [Jr], Adm's of Evan SHELBY on a debt of 4 lbs 15 shillings-
      Due since 3 Jul 1750 against Isaac BAKER & Evan SHELBY.
      Source: Frederick Co, Judgement Rec H, 1754-59, Folios 324-26.
      The Ohio Company, by Alfred James [see 3 Jul 1750] p102
      [Note- So far, this is last item found concerning Catherine]

      1764 MD Frederick Co "Resurvey on the Mountain of Wales"
      17 Dec Indenture betw Evan SHELBY [Jr] & Andrew BLAIR both of this Co
      Evan sells to Andrew for five pounds current money of MD
      All that tract of land called "Mountain of Wales" containing
      200a, it being the original, as also the quantity of 316a,
      being part of a tract of land called the Resurvey on the
      Mountain of Wales, beginning for the whole at the original
      Beginning of the Resurvey of the Mtn of Wales...
      Evan signs Wit-Peter BAINBRIDGE, Joseph SMITH
      Letitia, wife of sd Evan SHELBY acknowledged freely [etc]
      Recd 8 Jan 1765
      Source: ibid p994
      [Note- Hoberta mentioned having a little booklet concerning the
      Mason-Dixon line (BLAIR home being a few feet North of it)
      It mentions James & John BLAIR
      as being axe men in Aug 1767; Andrew BLAIR furnished supplies.
      Evan SHELBY is also mentioned.]