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Letitia Cox Shelby
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Birth: Jan. 12, 1727
Hagerstown
Washington County
Maryland, USA
Death: Sep. 6, 1777
Albemarle County
Virginia, USA

She was the daughter of David Cox and Susannah. Some records show she was born in 1725 and died 7 Sep 1777. They had the following children: Susannah, John, Isaac, James, Catherine, Moses and Evan. Evan married second to Isabella Elliott and they had James, Letitia, and Eleanor.


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The stone itself was toward the center of the West side of the cemetery, located directly behind a large mausoleum that is hard to miss (in case you ever get a chance to visit). It's accurate enough to say that the grave is "toward the center," even though it's slightly West of center.

Being that this grave is the oldest in the entire cemetery, and being that Charlottesville shamefully does not hire a caretaker to keep this, her oldest cemetery, in good condition, I had a little trouble photographing the stone successfully. The inscription was quite worn and that's why you'll see the water sprayed on the top half of the stone (to improve contrast). I scrubbed at the letters with a little toothbrush I had to remove dirt and debris. Still, portions of the text are barely readable, but the caption I put on the uploaded photo is accurate, I believe. Even though the stone is quite large, these are the only words that appear on it (unless they have worn completely off by now...). *** Many thanks to Erin Mastrantonio for the information


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*** Many thanks to Jesse J. Bullens III (#46928418) for additional info on death location.

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*** This was a merged duplicate memorial and the following information was from the second memorial that was merged.


She is described as the wife of Brig. General Evan Shelby and mother of Gen. Isaac Shelby, 1st Governor of Kentucky. This stone is reported to be near the center of the cemetery. Mrs. Shelby is also reported to have been born in Maryland. Her other children were Rachel, Susannah, John, Elizabeth, James, Catherine, Evan, and David.

This information was determined from research on Ancestry.com.

Her husband is buried in East Hill Cemetery in Bristol, Tennessee and has a DAR Headstone. It says Indiana below his name.
 (bio by: Bob and Jeri Brock) 
 
Family links: 
 Spouse:
  Evan Shelby (1720 - 1794)
 
 Children:
  Isaac Shelby (1750 - 1826)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Maplewood Cemetery
Charlottesville
Charlottesville City
Virginia, USA
 
Created by: Lanie
Record added: Feb 13, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65586907
Letitia <i>Cox</i> Shelby
Added by: Bob and Jeri Brock
 
Letitia <i>Cox</i> Shelby
Added by: Bob and Jeri Brock
 
Letitia <i>Cox</i> Shelby
Added by: Bob and Jeri Brock
 
 
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- Lanie
 Added: Sep. 6, 2014
My 5th Great-Grandmother.
- Vickey Oechsner
 Added: Aug. 9, 2014
I am a descendant fro Moses Shelby her youngest child. Godspeed!!!
- Debbie Phipps
 Added: Jul. 12, 2014
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