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Winford W. Shelley
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Birth: Jun. 28, 1822
Guilford County
North Carolina, USA
Death: Mar. 18, 1889
New Castle
Henry County
Indiana, USA


W. W. Shelley died at his home in this city at 8 o'clock on Monday evening,after an illness extending ever several years, in the 67th year of his age. He was born in Guilford county,NC., June 28,1822. When he was six years old he came with his parents to Henry County,IN., where he lived almost continuously until his death.

Mar. 4,1849, the day General Tyler was inaugurated President of the United States, he was married to Mrs. Ruth Ann Saint, who survives him and who devotedly ministered to his sufferings in the hours of his afflictions. To them no children were born. Early in youth he developed a wonderful talent as an auctioneer and for many years enjoyed the reputation of being one of the most popular auctioneers in Eastern Indiana. He was twice elected sheriff of Henry County, his nomination for the first time being made in a delegate convention without his request and was a complete surprise to him.

On March 20,1882, just seven years prior to his death, he was stricken with paralysis,having two attacks on the same day. Since then he has been rendered almost helpless much of the time, and for the past two years he has been unable to get out of the house but few times. In the days of his vigor and strong manhood Wint Shelley was one of the most popular men in Henry county. He was possessed of a remarkable memory and knew and was known to more people than any person in the county.

Funeral services were held at the residence on Wednesday afternoon at 2 o'clock. Interment in South Mound cemetery.

New Castle Courier, Page 1, C 3,
March 22, 1889

Many thanks to Lola Snyder for providing the obituary.


Sergeant, Company B, 110th Indiana Infantry (Morgan Raid) 
Family links: 
  William Shelley (1798 - 1869)
  Prudence Condrey Shelley (1794 - 1864)
  Ruth Anne Pickering Shelley (1816 - 1899)
  Vincent Shelley (1818 - 1894)*
  Winford W. Shelley (1822 - 1889)
  Richard Thornton Shelley (1828 - 1918)*
  Ransom Young Shelley (1833 - 1915)*
*Calculated relationship
South Mound Cemetery
New Castle
Henry County
Indiana, USA
Plot: Block 3 Lot 8 N 1/2 is east of Legion Hill.
Created by: Venus Shelley-Adams
Record added: Jul 31, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 40112652

Winford W. Shelley, Age 66, 1822-1889. You were my Maternal 3rd Great-Uncle and you are in my Shelley-Mitchell family tree. ~ Rest In Peace ~
- ShellG71
 Added: Jan. 22, 2016

- Lulabell
 Added: Aug. 23, 2009

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