Henry C Shelp

M, b. 1822, d. 18 August 1899
FatherJohn Shelp b. 1791, d. 25 Aug 1856
MotherAbigail Wallbridge b. 1791, d. 12 Apr 1858
ChartsShelp Descendants
Birth*1822 Henry C Shelp was born in 1822 at Jessup, Lackawanna County, Pennsylvania
Marriage*29 November 1845 He married Hannah Elizabeth Warner, daughter of Mary (?), on 29 November 1845 at Rush, Bridgewater County, Pennsylvania
Census1850*26 August 1850 Henry C Shelp and Hannah Elizabeth Warner appeared on the 1850 Census of Jessup Twp, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 26 August 1850. Their children John and Mary Jane were listed as living with them. 
Census1860*14 July 1860 Henry C Shelp and Hannah Elizabeth Warner appeared on the 1860 Census of Jessup Twp, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 14 July 1860. Their children John, Mary Jane, Freeman Peter, Abbey and Lena were listed as living with them. 
Census1870*21 July 1870 Henry C Shelp and Hannah Elizabeth Warner appeared on the 1870 Census of Jessup Twp, Susquehanna County, New Jersey, enumerated 21 July 1870. Their children Freeman Peter and Dennis were listed as living with them. 
Census1880*2 June 1880 Henry C Shelp and Hannah Elizabeth Warner appeared on the 1800 Census of Jessup Twp, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, enumerated 2 June 1880. Their children Dennis and Francis Henry were listed as living with them. 
Death*18 August 1899 Henry C Shelp died on 18 August 1899. 
Burial* He was buried at Fairdale Cemetery, Fairdale, Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania
Note* He App for Bissel: Civil War vet. Enlisted 2-11-1864, Private, Co. F,12th Reg NJ Volunteers for 3 years.

History of Susquehanna County: "Shelp, Henry (2nd), Co.F,12th Regt. N.J.V; wd. at battle of Wilderness." "Shelp, John, Co. F, 12th Regt. N.J.V; killed at battle of Wilderness."

1870 census: FARMER
Hannah "Keeping school"
Freeman "Farm hand"
Dennis "at school"

Montrose Democrat 7-7-1864 "Miss Mary Shelp: I am under the painful necessity of informing you of the death of your brother John Shelp. He was killed on the morning of the 3rd in a charge made by our Regiment. He was a good soldier and was always foremost in the ranks and in the time of an engagement was a person that could be depended upon. You have my sympathy for the loss of an attached and affectionate brother. I found a watch on his body and still have it in my possession. Your father , Henry Shelp, was slightly wounded on the 24th of last month, and is now in one of the Northern hospitals. Very respectfully, Frank M. Acton, Capt. Co F 12th NJ Vols. In camp, June 10th, 1864."

8-2-00 From the National Archives. A series of documents re the application of Hannah for a pension related to son John's death in action at Cold Harbor VA June 3rd 1864. Henry was apparently an indifferent farmer and in financial distress. It appears that Henry and John joined to get the "bounty" money. After discharge Henry used the money to pay off debts but continued to go into debt and to sell off his land to meet his obligations to the point that Hannah applied for a pension on 2- 15-1886. Henry is described as an invalid receiving $7 per month pension. One of the witnesses is Annie Shelp Andre. Hannah signed with "her mark". Henry's real estate transactions are documented. There are multiple letters of support. 1) George L. Shelp, cousin son of Henry and Betsy Maine. 2) Various friends describing his poverty and distressed condition due to his war injury making him pretty well disabled from performing any manual labor. 4) His cousin John Shelp and wife Clarissa. John received the bounty money and used it to support the family until Henry returned. 5) Jacob N. Andre describing Henry's poverty and describing buying the mill which Henry had previously owned. 6) an affidavit from Hannah. 7) A letter from A.J.Drake a Sergeant from Henry and John's company. 7) An affidavit from Henry regarding poverty and inability if either of them to work. 8) Jacob H Rosencrans friend of Henry. re poverty. Strictly temperance and honest man. Details of real estate transactions. 9) S.L. Downs and A.L. Buck: more details of financial condition. 10) Ezekiel Shelp son of Henry and Betsy Maine re real estate.

1880 census:
Census Place:Jessup, Susquehanna, Pennsylvania
Source:FHL Film 1255196 National Archives Film T9-1196 Page 114C
Occ:FarmerFa: NYMo: CT
Hannah E. SHELPWifeFMW55NY
Occ:Keeping HouseFa: NJMo: NJ
Occ:At HomeFa: PAMo: NY
Occ:At SchoolFa: PAMo: NY.
Fa: NJMo: NJ

Neighbors of Anna, Maria, Ida and Freeman P. in 1880 census. 


Hannah Elizabeth Warner b. 1825, d. 9 May 1895