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Shelby family genealogy, 1898-1943

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Shelby family genealogy




University of Kentucky Special CollectionsLexington, Kentucky 40506


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Conditions Governing Access note

Collection is open for research.

Preferred Citation Note

[Identification of item], Shelby family genealogy, 1898-1943, 1M50W39, Special Collections, University of Kentucky.


444 pieces.


Wilson's wife, Mary, was a descendent of Isaac Shelby, the first governor of Kentucky. Wilson traced the line to Wales.

Scope and Content

Also known as: Genealogy: Shelby family. This collection contains notes and correspondence of Samuel M. Wilson compiled from 1898 to 1943, during his genealogical research on the Shelby family of Kentucky. It includes a list of descendents and relatives of Isaac Shelby, abstracts of Virginia and Kentucky land office records, copies of marriage records, and correspondence relating to Wilson's search. There is also a typed copy of an enlistment roster for a company formed to fight the Ohio Indians in 1774, and a volume of Shelby family genealogy written in longhand by Susan Goodloe Hart Shelby.


  • Shelby, Isaac, 1750-1826.
  • Shelby, Susan Goodloe Hart.
  • Wilson, Mary Bullock Shelby, 1876-1959.
  • Wilson, Samuel M. (Samuel Mackay), 1871-1946.
  • Frontier and pioneer life--Kentucky.
  • Indians--Warfare.
  • Kentucky--Genealogy.
  • Abstracts.
  • Lists.
  • Marriage certificates.
  • Notes

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