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  • ID: I916
  • Name: David SHEELEY
  • Title: Captain
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 27 MAY 1750 in Virginia
  • Death: 13 DEC 1823 in Jessamine County, Kentucky
  • Burial: Nicholasville Cemetery, Jessamine, Kentucky
  • Note: From his father-in-law, Henry Hurst's, 1801 will: I also give
  • Note: & bequeath to my six sons-in-law (to wit) Samuel Bealor & Oliver
  • Note: McConnie, David Shelie Joseph Bealor or heirs, William Robinson
  • Note: & John Benton to each I give & bequeath the sum of two shillings
  • Note: & six pence Kentucky currency.
  • Note:
  • Note: 6 Aug 1823 Jessamine County Kentucky Will Book C. p. 313
  • Note: Probated 1823
  • Note:
  • Note: WILL OF DAVID SHELY 1823
  • Note: In the name of God Amen, I David Shely son of the County of
  • Note: Jessamine and state of Kentucky being of sound mind and
  • Note: disposing memory, but calling to mind the mortality of my body
  • Note: and knowing the certainity of death do through the mercies of
  • Note: Almighty God make and ordain this my last will and testament in
  • Note: the following manner and form -- I desire that all my just debts
  • Note: be paid. I desire that my wife Polly Shely have possession of
  • Note: the land on which I now live during her natural life bounded as
  • Note: follows- To wit-Beginning at a stone a corner to Thomas Dillons
  • Note: land thence N 473/4 degrees W 287 poles with said Dillions line
  • Note: to a stake two hickories and a white oak standing in Stephenson
  • Note: line at, N 2 degrees thence n 12 1/2 degress E 42 1/2 pols to a
  • Note: stone at N degrees 3 Thence S 78 1/3 degress E 197 1/2 pols to a
  • Note: black walnut stump called Mitchells Corner at N degrees 4 Thence
  • Note: 8S 84 1/2 E 37 1/2 pols to a stone on the Hickman Road to N
  • Note: degress 6 to a ston _____ E 15, 4 to a stone N degrees 5 thence
  • Note: S 13W 167 1/2 poles to N degrees 7 thence South 5 degrees pols
  • Note: to a stone at N degrees 8 thence N 89E 1782 poles to a stone at
  • Note: ____ 9. Thence SE to a Hickory and Locust. Thence N 74 1/2 W 88
  • Note: poles to a stone. Thence S 75 W 48 poles to two stumps and a
  • Note: stone called Cattells line, Thence N 71 1/2 W 41 1/2 poles to a
  • Note: stone in Sodowsky Settlement to a line at N degress 16, Thence
  • Note: with said line NW 12 pols to the beginning be the same more or
  • Note: less also all the land not otherwise disposed of which I
  • Note: purchased of William Thompson and that she also retain such
  • Note: stock any other property now in her possession for the benefit
  • Note: of the farm as she may think with the consent of my Executors
  • Note: her after names but should any stock or other property be
  • Note: disposed of I wish my executors to appropriate the profits
  • Note: arising therefrom to such purposes and may appear to them most
  • Note: adviseable. I wish my children and the names following to share
  • Note: equally of my estate after defraying such devises as relates to
  • Note: my daughter Margaret Ball William Shely David John Milly
  • Note: SmithPolly Shock Eliza Stapleton Elinor Stableton Rebecca Hurst
  • Note: Matilda West and Fanny Shely and that each legatee above named
  • Note: be charged with the sums advance to them, and of my son John
  • Note: Shely should have had more than his proportionate share on an
  • Note: equal division that he may keep it though not have any more. I
  • Note: desire my daughter Margaret Ball have retained for her and her
  • Note: husband of my executors six hundred dollars to be put on
  • Note: interest to be held over for her and her children in like manner
  • Note: during the life time of Henry Ball and at his death to pay over
  • Note: the said sum to her if living and in case of her death to be
  • Note: continued at interest until her children arrive at the age of
  • Note: eighteen years. The said six hundred dollars to be equally
  • Note: divided among her children, but should she die without children
  • Note: the six hundred dollars to be divided among the above named. The
  • Note: following sum are the amount chareable to each legatee. To
  • Note: William Shely four hundred and eighty seven dollars fifty cents,
  • Note: David Six hundred and sixty seven dollars also four hundred
  • Note: dollars to go to his children out of his part. Marshall and
  • Note: Eliza, John Shely four thousand four hundred and eighty seven
  • Note: dollars, Milly Smith five hundred and thirty nine dollars, Polly
  • Note: Shock five hundred and seven two dollars, Eliza Stapleton Eight
  • Note: hundred and twenty dollars Elinor Stableton seven hundred and
  • Note: thirty eight dollars; Rebecca Hurst one thousand and
  • Note: nine--Matilada West Eleven hundred and ninety five dollars;
  • Note: Fanny Shely one hundred and forty eight dollars. I desire that
  • Note: my son Washington Franklin Sheely have the land and all the
  • Note: appertenances there unto appertaining which I have bequeather to
  • Note: my beloved wife during her life, and also that he have two work
  • Note: horses twopairs of gear and two ploughs a large and small one
  • Note: and he have the horse saddles and bridle and such things as I
  • Note: have already given him, and at and after my death I desire all
  • Note: my land in Virginia as well as the land adjoining the farm which
  • Note: I have bequeathed to my wife be sold. Names one track of land by
  • Note: deed of twelve hundred and sixteen acres. A Militia survey lying
  • Note: on the south branch of Elk River Nicholas County on other survey
  • Note: of one hundred and eighty five acres lying on main Elk River
  • Note: adjoining the shallows ford in the county aforesaid in the state
  • Note: of Virginia and at the death of my wife the balance of all my
  • Note: property real and personal sold and the money divided as above
  • Note: bequeather, and also the money due by bond to be divided in the
  • Note: same manner as above mentioned. Except an two hundred dollars
  • Note: which lastly of all I bequeath to my beloved wife.
  • Note:
  • Note: I nominate constitute and appoint my son John Shely Washington
  • Note: Franklin Shely and Jeremiah Frazer the executors of my last will
  • Note: and testament and do hereby ratify and confirm this and no other
  • Note: to be my last will and testament. In testimony where of I have
  • Note: here unto set my hand and seal.
  • Note:
  • Note: This the 6th day of August 1823.
  • Note:
  • Note: David Shely
  • Note:
  • Note: Signed seals
  • Note: in the presence of us
  • Note: Jeremiah Frazer
  • Note: Samuel Livingston
  • Note: Thos Butler
  • Note: Charles davenport
  • Note: Jessamine County set December Court 1823
  • Note: The within last will and testament of David Shely deceased was
  • Note: this day produced in court and proven by the oaths of Jeremiah
  • Note: Frazer Sml D. Livingston Thos Butler and Chas M. Davenport the
  • Note: subscribing witnesses there to be the last will and testament of
  • Note: D Shely ordered to be recorded
  • Note: Attest Dan E. Price Clk
  • Note:
  • Note: David Shely was born on May 27, 1750 in Virginia and died in
  • Note: 1823 Jessamine County, Kentucky. David's wife was Mary Hurst
  • Note: born Feb 7, 1758 she died in Jessamine County KY of
  • Note: choleraNovember 1, 1849.
  • Note:
  • Note: David Shely was a Revolutionary War soldier. He is referred to
  • Note: in old Lexington documents as "Captain Shely" He received a
  • Note: Military Bounty land Warrant #1170 on July 22 1780 from the
  • Note: Commonwealth of Virginia for 1216 acres which included a large
  • Note: "savanah" on the head of a branch of water of the Elk River
  • Note: joining Isaac McClure and Matthew James and Matt Arbuckle. He
  • Note: was surely an officer to have received such a large military
  • Note: bounty.
  • Note:
  • Note: According to the family bible lsted in "Kentucky Court and Other
  • Note: Records Volume II" Genealogical Publish Co.,Inc 1984" David
  • Note: Shely and Mary Hurst children were:
  • Note: Milley Shely born July 24 1777 married a man named Smith
  • Note: Polly born April 20, 1779
  • Note: William Shely born Oct 27, 1781 d.Mar 6 1829
  • Note: Nancy shely b.Nov. 8 1782
  • Note: Sally b. July 28, 1785
  • Note: David Shely Jr born Feb 3, 1787
  • Note: Elizabeth Shely born Feb 6, 1789
  • Note: Margaret Shely born Feb 28 1791 m.Henry Ball
  • Note: John Shely born June 2, 1793 m. Magdalena Webber
  • Note: Elinor Shely born Feb 8, 1795 m. John Stapleton
  • Note: Rebecca Shely born March 29, 1797 m. James Hurst (cousin)
  • Note: Matilda Shely b. Sept 7, 1798 m. Charles West
  • Note: Fanny Shely b. Sept 21, 1799 m. Samuel Miller
  • Note: Washington F. Shely b. May 24, 1802 m. Katherine Willoughby
  • Note:
  • Note: David Shely lived in Virginia and then moved to Fayette County
  • Note: Kentucky and later to Jessamine County Kentucky where he died
  • Note: with a will listed in Will Book C Page 314 naming his children:
  • Note: "Margaret Ball; William Shely; David Shely; John Shely; Milly
  • Note: smith; Polly Shock; Eliza Stapleton; Elenor Stableton; Rebecca
  • Note: Hurst; Matilda West and Fanny Shely. Eash child rec'd $600.00
  • Note: and son Washington Franklin Shely got the land, two work horses,
  • Note: the tack. His wife got the 1216 acres of land in Nicholas County
  • Note: on the Elk River in the state of Virginia and upon her death to
  • Note: be divided to the children. dated 1823
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  • Note:
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  • MILF: Y

    Father: John SHEELEY b: ABT 1723 in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
    Mother: Margaret DAVIS b: ABT 1730

    Marriage 1 Mary HURST b: 7 FEB 1758 in Berkely County Virginia
    • Married: ABT 1776 in Virginia
    1. Has No Children Amelia SHEELEY b: 24 JUL 1777 in Virginia
    2. Has No Children Mary "Polly" SHEELEY b: 20 APR 1779 in Boone County, Missouri
    3. Has No Children William SHEELEY b: 27 OCT 1781
    4. Has No Children Nancy SHEELEY b: 8 NOV 1782
    5. Has No Children Sarah "Sally" SHEELEY b: 28 JUL 1785
    6. Has No Children David SHEELEY b: 3 FEB 1787
    7. Has No Children Elizabeth SHEELEY b: 6 FEB 1789 in Virginia
    8. Has No Children Margaret SHEELEY b: 28 FEB 1791 in Virginia
    9. Has No Children John Luther SHEELEY b: 2 JUN 1793 in Fayette County, Kentucky
    10. Has No Children Elinor SHEELEY b: 8 FEB 1795 in Shelbyville, Kentucky
    11. Has No Children Rebecca SHEELEY b: 29 MAR 1797 in Fayette County, Kentucky
    12. Has No Children Matilda SHEELEY b: 7 SEP 1798 in Jessamine County, Kentucky
    13. Has No Children Frances "Fanny" SHEELEY b: 21 SEP 1799 in Jessamine County, Kentucky
    14. Has No Children Washington Franklin SHEELEY b: 24 MAR 1802 in Fayette County, Kentucky
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