Rev William M Shelp MD

M, b. 18 December 1827, d. 29 April 1882
FatherJohn Shelp b. 1791, d. 25 Aug 1856
MotherAbigail Wallbridge b. 1791, d. 12 Apr 1858
ChartsShelp Descendants
Birth*18 December 1827 Rev William M Shelp MD was born on 18 December 1827 at Fairdale, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Marriage*25 March 1848 He married Patience Robinson, daughter of George W Robinson and Ellen (?), on 25 March 1848. 
Census1850*29 July 1850 Rev William M Shelp MD and Patience Robinson appeared on the 1850 Census of Towanda Twp, Bradford County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 29 July 1850. Their daughter Anna C was listed as living with them. 
Marriage3 August 1870 Rev William M Shelp MD married Eliza P Parks on 3 August 1870 at Orwell, Bradford County, Pennsylvania
Death*29 April 1882 Rev William M Shelp MD died on 29 April 1882 at the home of Nettie Dymond, Franklin, Luzerne County, Pennsylvania, at age 54. 
Burial* He was buried at Fairdale Cemetery, Fairdale, Greene County, Pennsylvania
Note* He From Robert W. Harris, Embury United Methodist Church, Scranton,PA. ( to Betty Arnesen) re the Rev. William Shelp, M.D.

born: Jessup (then Susquehanna-now Lackawanna County) 12-18-1827.
died: at home of daughter Nettie Dymond in Franklin Township, Luzerne County 4-29-1882.
buried: Fairdale, Susquehanna County.

He was a class leader and Sunday School superintendant before entering the ministry.

He joined the Wyoming Conference at its foundation in 1852, having begun the ministry the year before. He served until the year of his death, except for the years 1864-66 when he pursued medical studies,

Pastoral record:
1851 Brooklyn
1852 Thompson
1854 Dundaff and Glenwood
1856 Madison Mission
1858 Sanford, NY.
1860 Beach Pond
1862 Dundaff
1866 Fairdale
1868 Rush Mission
1870 Rome
1872 Mehoopany
1875 Northmoreland
1878 Newton
1881 Lehman
1882 Retired in March. Died in April.

From Chaffee's "History of the Wyoming Conference" 1903.
"He was converted in his 16th year, and at once joined the Methodist Episcopal Church, and soon became useful as class leader and Sunday school superintendent...."

Jacob Andre and Eliza Shelp,his wife, executors. Will: " First I give and bequeath to my wife Eliza in addition to the house and lot to which she has a deed situate in the Burrough of Rome, Bradford County, all the contents of the house including provisions and contents of the cellar....etc." Also $1000 from the Oddfellows relief association at Montrose...also the family cow. The residue to pay all debts and kept until the youngest is of age, then divided equally among my children.

Will on file in Shelp file

From Betty Arneson: "Grandmother Judd did tell me that her father did do work as a physician to supplement his income."

Letter from Reba Lulu Judd: On file. Not verbatim.

If you want stories to tell your grandchildren, I can give you a few. Your grandma Judd's mother (Patience Robinson) died when she (Elizabeth Shelp) was 12 years old. She left 10 children from 2 to 20 years old and an infant was buried with her. Her father (William Shelp) married again and her step mother was like one you read about in books. When she went away with William she had a chest she locked up sugar, flour etc. The children had to live on potatoes and salt pork. One time when they were away Aunt Laura and her husband came for a visit and he broke open the chest. Of course it got around the town but that did not bother the step mother any. She had given one of the girls a thimble and the step mother had locked it up in the chest. She also took an elbow out so that a fire could not be built. Grandpa Shelp was a ME minister and was away a lot and the children never told what went on while he was away. Patience Robinson was the one your father (Leon Juddd) thought had Indian blood. I have seen her picture and in looks she did look a lot like the Indians. (the Aunts denied this).

Subject: MRS. H. F. DYMOND
Posted by:JERRY CONNORS on Thu, 31 Aug 2000
DIED- at the residence of his daughter, Mrs. H. F. Dymond, in Franklin township, on April 28th, after a protracted illness, Rev. William Shelp. The deceased had been a member of the Wyoming conference for upwards of 31 years, and was universally esteemed as an earnest, effective and able minister of the gospel. A host of friends who appreciated his many excellencies of character deeply mourn his death. The remains were taken to Fairdale,in Susquehanna County, for burial.

1850 census, Bradford County, Towanda Township.
William, age 23, farmer,$500, PA
Patience 22 F
Ellen Robinson 66 F
David 21 laborer
CL Shelp2/12F
John Fall laborer
William Quigly laborer Ireland
Mary Jane Robinson 24 F

1870 Census from Heritage Quest . Bradford. Rome Twp Enumerated 8-9-1870 ?married 8-3-1870.
William Shelp 44 Minister
Matilda 18 Keeping House
Libbie 12
Nettie 10
Lucy 8
Ida 6
Willie 4
Eddie 2

-1880 census

Census Place:Newton, Lackawanna, Pennsylvania
Source:FHL Film 1255138 National Archives Film T9-1138 Page 336A
William SHELPSelfMMW54PA
Occ:Minister PreacherFa: PAMo: PA
Occ:Keeping HouseFa: PAMo: PA
Occ:Farm LaborerFa: PAMo: PA
Occ:At SchoolFa: PAMo: PA. 


Patience Robinson b. 26 Jun 1828, d. 28 Oct 1869