Posted By:Joan E. Rambo
Subject:Re: Olly Shelton and William H Shelley
Post Date:July 21, 2012 at 12:07:28
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Forum:Collin County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Found one of their daughters for you (not my family.)

TX Dth Idx thru 1976:

Name: Martha Jane Guiles
Death Date: 13 May 1933
Death Place: Dallas, Dallas, Texas
Gender: Female
Death Age: 76 years 9 months 28 days
Estimated Birth Date: 1857
Birth Date:
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Isaac Guiles
Father's Name: Will Shelley
Father's Birthplace:
Mother's Name: Ollie Shelton
Mother's Birthplace:
Place of Residence:
Burial Place:
Burial Date:
Additional Relatives:
Film Number: 2115360
Digital Film Number: 4163994
Image Number: 2299
Reference Number: cn 22142

1860 census Johnson Co, TX:

Shelley, Wm. H., 28, b MO - land 1685/personal 5985
" Olly[sic], 35, b TN
" Wm., H,, Jr, 7, b TX
" Malachi, 5, b TX
" Martha J., 3, b TX
" George F., 2, b TX
[personal property showing that much value, he may have owned slaves, or may a lot of cattle???]

1870 Denton Co, TX:

Shelley, Olive, 47, b TN - land 1,000/personal 2,000
" Malachi, 16, b TX
" George, 12, b TX
" Stephen W., 9, b TX
[looks like William has died??? If so you should look for guardianship papers for those minor children. In those days the court would appoint someone, not to physically take the children and raise them, but to report to the court of any monetary transactions to the estate. It was to protect the interests of the children. You never know what will pop up in those records.]

1870 census Hood Co, TX:

Shelton, Steven, 38, b AR, - land 400/personal 500
" Lucinda, 30, b AR
" William, 10, b TX
" Jack, 7, b TX
" Ollie, 6, b TX
" George F., 3, b TX
" John M., 2, b TX

1880 census Callahan Co, TX:

Shelley, Stephen, h, 20, md, b TX, MO, TN
" Lizzie, wf, 22, md, b TX, GA, Miss
" (Onoy or Onry), mother, 52, wid, b TN, TN, TN

1900 census Callahan Co, TX:

Shelley, Stephen, hd, b Mch 1861, 39, wid, b TX, unk, TN
" Elizabeth, d, b Oc 1882, 17, b TX, TX, TX
" Albert, s, b Jan 1892, 8, b TX
" Stephen, s, b Jan 1893, 7, b TX
" Ollie, mother, b Feb 1832, 68, wid, 11 ch, 4 lvg, b TN, MO, TN

By 1910 Steve, his brother Albert and their families are in Callahan Co, TX, but no Ollie.

Who is Maderson Shelton on the 1860 census in Collin Co, TX? He's a year younger than Ollie, like Stephen also born in AR.

I use Heritage Quest and they have not indexed 1830, 1840 or 1850. Digitized records are there, but need index to find people.

Happy Hunting (^_^)