Posted By:David Michnal
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Subject:Re: Elijah Shelley
Post Date:June 23, 2011 at 18:44:58
Message URL:http://genforum.genealogy.com/ny/chenango/messages/891.html
Forum:Chenango County, NY Genealogy Forum
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Well...it's a long shot but I'm trying to find a Johann Shelley who was born in NY and settled in Ionia Co. Michigan with her husband Daniel Benjamin. I determined that they moved to Michigan in the the mid 1830's from the birthplace of children listed in the census records later in Michigan. I then plotted many Benjamins and Shelleys on a Google Maps to see where they might have lived in proximity to one another. One of the best candidates is a Daniel Benjamin living near Mendon NY which I think is near Rochester. The closest Shelley is Elijah who lives in Lima in the 1820s and Jasper, Steuben, NY in the 1830's...is this your Elijah?