Christian Shelp, Jr.

Male 1756 - 1825  (68 years)


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  • Name Christian Shelp, Jr.  [1, 2, 3
    Suffix Jr. 
    Born 16 Oct 1756  Holland, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Jun 1825  Fair Hill, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Buried Fairhill Cemetery Montrose West, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I10073474767  Eby/Aebi and Bernethy Family
    Last Modified 20 Apr 2008 

    Father Christian Shelp, Sr.,   b. 1730, Probably Germany, the Palatinate Find all individuals with events at this location,   bur. Buried in cemetery between Mill Point and Shelps Four Corners on the road to Glen. Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Mother Maria Elizabeth Biermann,   b. Oct 1731, Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Glen, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Married 4 Jul 1752  Netherlands Find all individuals with events at this location  [5
    Family ID F9137690829  Group Sheet

    Family Jane Freeman,   b. 1761,   d. Feb 1841, Fair Hill, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married Jan 1786  Warrensburgh, Warren County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Children 
     1. Freeman Shelp
     2. Jane Shelp,   d. 5 Mar 1881
     3. Stephen Shelp
     4. Nancy Shelp,   b. 1788, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     5. John Shelp, Sr.,   b. 1791, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 Aug 1856, Fair Hill, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     6. Elizabeth Shelp,   b. 1792
     7. Nathaniel Shelp,   b. 1794, New York Find all individuals with events at this location
     8. Christian Shelp, 3rd,   b. 27 Jun 1796, Charleston, Montgomery County, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Aug 1881, Fair Hill, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years)
     9. Catherine Shelp,   b. 1798,   d. 12 Apr 1864  (Age 66 years)
     10. Henry Shelp,   b. 27 May 1800, New York Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Apr 1878, Fair Hill, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     11. Sally Shelp,   b. 1806
    Family ID F9137690823  Group Sheet

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 16 Oct 1756 - Holland, Netherlands Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - Jan 1786 - Warrensburgh, Warren County, New York Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 1 Jun 1825 - Fair Hill, Bucks County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Fairhill Cemetery Montrose West, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania Link to Google Earth
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  • Notes 


    • Christian,Jr. and Henry Pruyne both moved from Charlestown, NY (In various places Christian is said to have moved from New Milford) to Dutch Hill in 1812. Bought 400 acres from Dr. Rose next to Wallbridge property. Both buried in Fair Hill cemetery.
      From DAR manual, p.62: Christian Shelp (1760-1825) served a private under Captains Snooks, Yates, and McMasters, Colonels Nelson and Fisher, Tryon County New York Rangers. He died in Jessup, PA.

      From Betty Arnesen: "From Georgia Olivet Judd's search of the records in Wash. DC"
      Christian Shelp's Rev. War Service
      Private in the Rangers of Tryon County NY militia in Col. Frederick Nelson's 3rd Reg. He served in Capt. Wm. Swoop's Co, Col. Fisher's reg.
      Enlisted:
      July 8, 1780 in Capt. Robert Yates' Co.
      July 5, 1783 in 3rd Reg. Tryon Co. David McAllister's Co. Ref certificate of NY State, Vol 7, nos 31202, 31249,30754, 30758. Vol 6-30273. Certificate in War Dept. Adjutant General Office- July 5, 1783.

      From "The King's Royal Regiment on New York" , Cruikshank, The Ontario Historical Society, Toronto, 1931. Reprinted 1984: (Provided by James F. Morrison).
      SHELLOP, Christian. b. Am. 1762. Private. Enlistment Date in KRR NY: 8-7-1781. 5'8".

      (His son Nathaniel noted to have been a Tory. See his notes)

      Also in "The New Loyalist Index" filed under Donna Barrett Christian and Henry Shellop enlisted in the KRR of NY 28 Feb. 1884.

      Could this have been some other Christian Shelp entirely?


      Also from Mr. Morrison, "Muster Roll of Capt John Winn's
      company of Rangers Raised in the County of Tryon and State of NY, now in the service of the said State of NY". Among the names of the privates is: Christian Shillip, date of enlistment : Sept. (I think) 9, 1776. (Microfilm Reel 78, Revolutionary War Rolls 1775-1783, National Archives, Washington DC. Doc on file under Donna Barrett.
      How does this fit with the above?

      Also from Mr. Morrison. "Colonel Marinus Willett's Letter and Orderly Book, Fort Rensselaer (Fort Plain), 1781". Document No. 15705, NY State Library, Albany. There are two lists appended. One contains the entry "______Shellups, House and barn, grain 300" and the other "Fred Shulp, 1 log house, one frame barn, Wheat 500, Peas 100, Oats 200, Hay Ton 8, Indian Corn 150, Horses 6, Horned Cattle 8, Sheep 10, Hogs 10".


      According to Margaret Shelp Fauteux "An examination of our oldest index of Wills and Administrations (1787-1905) in this office discloses no estate under the name of Christian Shelp." He had moved to PA.

      From " The History of Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania" by Stocker p.358.
      The first settlers on the hill...were Lemuel Wallbridge and his son Henry...natives of CT who located near the summit about 1812. They also bought the Doctor Turrell farm, below them, and Henry Wallbridge first improved the Jagger farm. About the same time Christian Shelp, a Mohawk Dutchman, came from New Milford where he had settled after moving from NY, and bought four hundred acres of the Rose lands between the above two places. His father-in-law, Henry Pruyne, who had settled in Great Bend in 1810, came with him.The latter was a Rev war soldier and a pensioner....Christian Shelp had sons named John, Nathaniel, Henry, Christian Jr, and Stephen. Henry afterwards lived on the farm which his father had occupied many years. Charles Davis, a son-in-law of Shelp, located in the same neighborhood, and, as these settlers were permanent, the locality took the name of "Dutch Hill" which it has retained to the present. p.495: members of the Shelp family noted as pioneer members of the Fair Hill Methodist Episcopal Church.


      A Receipt Role of Fisher's Regiment, NY Militia in the County of Tryon on file "Magel": 7-5-1785. Person's name to whom paid in person: Christian Shilip (also John Gibson)

      From Dalton Owens: Christened at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Schoharie (IGI records)
      Johan Christian born 10-16-1756 Schoharie Town (?christened JCW 10-10-00)
      Jurgen Henrich born 8-18-1754, christened 8-25-1754, Schoharie.
      Maria Elizabeth born 8-7-1759, christened Sept. 1759, Schoharie
      In IGI birth spelled Schelf. (11-3-00) also in copy of original church Record


      10-11-00
      FamilySearch& International Genealogical Index TM v4.01 North America
      IGI Record
      Christian SHILLIP
      Sex: M
      Marriage(s):
      Spouse:Jenny TRUMAN
      Marriage: 1786
      Montgomery, NewYork
      Source Information:
      Batch number: DatesSource Call No.TypePrintout Call No.Type
      90190331553822FilmNONE
      Sheet: 3

      Fair Hill Cemetery

      Located in Forest Lake Twp. near junction with Bridgewater & Jessup Twp
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      Contributed and transcribed by Kenneth E. Smith
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      Each line is one stone. Multi-sided stones = (1) (2) etc. a.=age year month days. Continuation lines start with an *.
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      David A. Green d. July 28, 1881 a. 51y, 6m, 2d
      Mary A. wife of David A. Green d. April 18, 1883 a. 51y,11m, 12d
      J.S. Valentine d. Nov 18, 1902 a. 66y, 6m, 4d Sarah E. his wife 1839 - 1924
      Valentine - Flossie 1875 - 1949 Harry 1873 - 1959
      Robert H. Wood Pvt US Army WWII b. Oct 14, 1922 d. Feb 24, 1985
      Shelp - George L. 1846 - 1931 Lucinda M. Taylor his wife 1852 - 1931
      Hiram L Ball d. May 23, 1901 a. 51y, 8m, 17d Mary E. his wife d.Feb 2, 1917 a. 76y, 10m, 3d
      Charles son of H & M Ball d. Feb 2, 1883 a. 20y, 5m, 13d
      Brands - Harold D. 1906 - 1974 Inez 19xx (date not filled in)
      Jagger - Amelia A. 1852 - 1940 Silas 1845 - 1934
      Celia A. Jagger d. Nov 15, 1890 a. 64y, ?m ?d
      Martha M. Daughter of Daniel & Martha Jagger d. June 27, 1862 a. 31y, 3m, 14d
      Daniel Jagger d. Oct 5, 1863 a. 83y, 4m, 14d
      Sarah C. wife of Benjamin Van Ness d. Feb 26, 1819 a. 23y, 1m, 23d
      Alphia wife of Henry Weston d. Dec 28, 1851 a. 56y, 9m, 18d
      Alice E. Cornell wife of C.B. Doolittle d. May 27, 1895 a. 37y, 7m, 10d
      Harland Page son of Samuel and Eliza E. Cornell d. May 10, 1867 a. 18y, 4m
      Charles B. son of S. D. and Eliza E. Cornell d. Mar 12, 1861 a. 9y, 2m, 2d
      Emily T. daughter of Judson and ( ???) Mullinex d. Apr 6, 1864 a. 16y, 8m, 10d

      (1)Susannah d. Dec 8, 1838 a. 20y 1m 22d
      (2) Bertha H. d. Sep 3, 1833 a. 3y, 1m, 24d
      * (3)Joseph d. May 27, 1839 a. 5y, 10m, 22d children of L.B. and Melinda Cornell
      Anna E. ? daughter of W.L. & E.L. North d. Oct 28, 1885
      (1)Mary A. wife of George W. Taylor d. Oct 26, 1893 a. 60y, 2m, 22d
      (2) George W. Taylor * d. Nov 9 1895 a. 69y, 6m, 2d
      Theodore R. Taylor 1862 - 1946
      Mary M. wife of T.R. Taylor died May 28 1887 a.22y 11m 18d
      MCLEOD Elizabeth B. 1875-1963 Willaim J. 1867-1943
      Lois wife of Zephaniah Cornell died May 4 1862 a. 74y
      Zephaniah Cornell died Dec 8 1871 a. 88y
      Susannah wife of Zephaniah Cornell died Mar 31 1823 a. 48y 4m 11d
      Mary dau of Zephaniah and Susannah Cornell died June 14 1838 a. 15y 2m 17d
      Israel Cornell died Dec 9 1831 a. 25y 2m 2d
      Thomas J. Cornell died Nov 1 1839 a. 30y 7d
      Lorinda A. wife of Samuel D. Cornell died Sept 17 1843 a. 34y 3m 9d
      (1)Samuel D. Cornell died May 15 1881 a. 73y 2m 29d
      (2) Eliza E. wife of Samuel D. Cornell * died 1819 - 1915
      (3) Lorinda A. wife of Samuel D Cornell died Sept 17 1843 * a. 34y 3m 12
      Eunice B. dau of Zephaniah and Mary Cornell died Dec 25 1850 in the 21st year of her life
      (1)Ezekial Shelp July 25 1836 - July 4 1905 Louisa Otis his wife Feb 8 1840 - Feb 26 1894
      * (2)Alphonso
      Aug 7 1868 - Feb 13 1894
      Bessie
      May18 1878 - Mar 29 1873
      is their * son and daughter
      (3) Augustus L
      Aug 19 1863 - Sept 20 1985
      Fred Shelp 1866 - 1932
      * their sons
      Henry Shelp died April 28 1878 a. 77y 11m 1d
      Betsey E. wife of Henry Shelp died Nov 14 1860 a. 71y ? ?
      Catherine L daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Shelp died June 19 1873 a. 9y 2m 7d
      Johathon son of Charles and Jane M. Risley died Feb 16 1840 a. 6m 19d
      Mary Ann daughter of Henry and Elizabeth Shelp died July 5 1834 a. 2y 11d
      Infant son of Henry and Elizabeth Shelp died Dec 10 1829 a. 2y 11d?
      Samuel M. son of John and Anna Robertson died Jan 10 1830 a. 4y 1m 11d
      INFANT son and daughter of William and Celestia Robertson May 17 1816?
      Emma dau of William and Celestia Robertson died Mar ?
      Franklin son of John W and Hannah Robertson died 1831?
      Helen M. daughter of John and Hannah Robertson died Nov 3 1863
      Mary L. daughter of Dr. A and S.H. Bissell died April 5 1865
      wife of F.A. Lewis died Nov 27 1894 a. 43y 17d.
      BROBST - Ray L Brobst Co. H 107 US inf 1896 - 1917
      BROBST - Frederick L 1901 - 1918 / Inez L 1875 - 1965 / Elmer I 1872 - 1940
      John Robertson died Sept 6 1877 a. 87y
      Hannah wife of John Robertson died Aug 16 1875 a. 81y
      David S. Robertson 1813 - 1895
      Dinia wife of David Robertson died Sept 14 1871 a. 65y
      Rhoda dau of John and Hannah Robertson died NY City Apr 10 1867 a.37y
      Mary Ann dau of Jeremiah and Elizabeth L Martin died Oct 20 1851 a.3y 16d
      Elizabeth A. Shelp wife of M B Porter died Dec 10 1879 a. 52y 1m 19d
      (1) George L Lewis died Aug 13 1907 a. 75y 4m 26d
      (2) Rosanna wife of G L Lewis died July 3 * 1873 a. 48y 2d "gone but not forgotten"
      Benjamin O son of Christan and Hannah Shelp died Mar 2 1861 a. 21y 1m
      Margaret A dau of Christan and Hannah Shelp died Mar 4 1852 a. 26y 8m 10d
      Nancy Weston ? (stone weathered badly, can't make data out)
      Jane Shelp ??? (cannot make out details)
      Frank M son of H N and Emily Brewster died Sept 27 1852 a. 9m 18d /
      Horace son of H N and * Emily Brewster died Oct 17 1839 a. 6m 10d
      Charles Weston repose in peace
      Kate Ann dau of Nathan and Anna Weston died Aug 19 1837 a. 7y 11m 8d
      Gilbert L son of Nathan and Anna Weston died July 24 1856 a. 1y 1m 22d
      Edwin G. son of Nathaniel and Anna Weston died Aug 18 1853 a. 1y 1m 6d
      Anna ? (bad shading)
      John Rheinvault (bad shading, can't read)
      Hiram Rosengrants (bad shading, can't read)
      CANFIELD John A Canfield 1846 - 19xx Ophelia Otis his wife 1856 - 1924
      Julia Inman 1891 - 1865
      Rachael wife of Henry Pruyne died Mar 11 1841 a. 21y
      Henry Pruyne died Sep (can't make out dates, but has a metal Revolutionary marker in front)
      (1)Hannah Pruyne wife of C Shelp died Sept 9 1882 a. 82y 9m 18d
      (2) Christian Shelp died Apr * 1 1881 a. 51y 1m 4d
      Jane wife of Christian Shelp died Feb 1841 a.80y
      Joseph Barkus (broken stone)
      Phebe wife of Joseph Barkus died Feb 15 1829 a. 22y
      Thomas E son of Joseph and Phebe Barkus died Aug 6 1852 a. 9y
      Frederick A son of Joseph and Phebe Barkus died Aug 21 1852 17y
      Cassius L Talon 1896 - 1905
      (1)John P Talon died Feb 5 1901 a. 55y
      (2) Climenia Talon died Dec 1 1900 a. 75y
      Eliza Jane dau of John B and Sarah Hinds died Sept 9 1843 a. 14m
      BARZLER Samuel 1870 -1915 William T 1864 - 1939
      Orson J son of David and Phebe Green died July 6 1842 a. 6m
      Polly M dau of David and Phebe Green died Oct 10 1838 a.18y 8m 18d
      Samatha wife of Jesse A Patch dau of David and Phebe Green died June 17 1856 a. 22y 5m *11d
      Jesse A Patch died June 29 1856 a.25y 3m 20d
      Lois H dau of David and Phebe Green died Aug 3 1865 a. 29y 3m 14d
      Phebe Green died Feb 8 1888 a. 87y 1m / David Green June 3 1873 a. 79y
      (1)Phebe M died Dec 16 1875 a. 1y 8m 13d
      (2) Frank H died Oct 27 1875 a. 4m 2d son of D L * and T E Green
      (3) Myron L died Oct 12 1875 a. 3y 2m 9d
      Obediah Green died Oct 16 1860 a.??
      Ruth wife of Obediah Green died Oct 15 1839 a. 67y 2m 23d
      VALENTINE John M 1862 - 1943 Martha A 1867 - 1939
      SAUTER John Sauter 1817 - 1895 Thekla his wife 1823 - 1877 / Albert their son 1857 - 1898
      * "Gone but not forgotten"
      Martha Darrow born 15 July 1766 - Died 10 Oct 1854 (new stone, Revolutionary war era)
      John Darrow Contential Line Rev war Dec 9 1763 - July 4 1854 (same here too)
      Lovina wife of D T Stoneman dau of David and Phebe Green died Jan 29 1878 a.33y 9m 23d
      Archa T son of Asa and Mary E Rheinvault died Oct 18 1869 a. 3y 2m
      Eliza wife of ??


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      Subj: DAR Patriot Lookup: Reference Code RXZPBFK
      Date: 8/13/01 6:34:37 PM Pacific Daylight Time
      From: autoreply@dar.org
      To: jccairns@aol.com

      Dear John Cairns Williams,

      A search of our Patriot Index provided the information found below.

      SHELP, Christian
      Birth: HL 1760
      Service: NY
      Rank: Pvt
      Death: PA 1825
      Patriot Pensioned: No
      Widow Pensioned: No
      Children Pensioned: No
      Heirs Pensioned: No
      Spouse: Jane Freeman

  • Sources 
    1. [S4298231391] History of Susquehanna County PA Blackman (on file).

    2. [S4298231395] History of Susquehanna County PA Stocker (on file).

    3. [S4298254699] Addison Shelp's bible from Linda Pattison-Erickson.

    4. Grave marker, Fairhill Cemetery, New by VA 1996..

    5. [S4298249706] IGI from LDS Family Search On-Line.

    6. [S4298253477] Rev. James Dempster's book. FHC film 0532960.


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