Henry Shellhorn

b. Oct 16, 1796, d. May 3, 1855
FatherJohn Shellhorn1,2,3
MotherAnna "Nancy" Rose Haldeman1,2,3
     Henry was born in near Oldtown, Allegany Co, MD, on Oct 16, 1796.1,2,3,4,5
     He married Anna Mariah Lore in Somerset Co, PA, in 1817.1,2,4,5
     They moved circa 1830 to Knox Co, OH.4
     Henry was listed as the head of a family on the 1850 Census in Union Township, Knox Co, OH. Henry "Sheldon" and "Jerome" were farmers. Edward, Mary and Ann were in school.5
     He moved in 1854 to South Fork of the Nemaha, NE. 2 miles east of DuBois..4,6,7
     Henry Shellhorn was one of first settlers to join a claim club and record his claims to land in Pawnee County.8
     A census listed Henry as head of household in Richardson Co, NE, on Nov 20, 1854.9
     Henry was elected judge of election in precinct 2, Richardson Co, NE, on Dec 12, 1854.6
     From Andreas' History of Nebraska, 1882:"In the spring of 1856, a small band of Methodists gathered at the home of Henry Shellhorn, on South Fork, and listened to the first sermon ever preached in the county, it being delivered by Rev. David Hart, of the Methodist Episcopal Church. A class was formed shortly after, consisting of Mrs. Elizabeth Shellhorn, Gerome Shellhorn and wife, Christian Bobst and wife, and others. " The problem is that Henry had been dead for a year. Either the date is wrong, or his widow hosted this event. Johnson's history says spring 1855, then refers to Henry's death as occuring later.8,6
     Henry died on May 3, 1855 in Pawnee Co, NE, at age 58.1,2,4,6


Anna Mariah Lore b. August 7, 1796, d. February 1, 1865
  • Rose Ann "Roseanna" Shellhorn1,2 b. May 8, 1818, d. Jan 17, 1849
  • Jacob Balsor Shellhorn+1,2 b. Jan 16, 1820, d. Nov 11, 1905
  • Louisa Shellhorn1,2 b. Jul 26, 1821, d. Apr 29, 1850
  • Lydia McConoughy Shellhorn1,2 b. Mar 26, 1823, d. Aug 20, 1891
  • Elinore "Ellen" Shellhorn1,2 b. Apr 1, 1825, d. Jun 4, 1901
  • Gerhome Shellhorn+4,5 b. Oct 28, 1826, d. Feb 6, 1918
  • John Shellhorn+1,10,2 b. Mar 13, 1830, d. Jan 25, 1893
  • Peter Shellhorn+1,2 b. Jun 11, 1832, d. Jun 3, 1900
  • Oliver Shellhorn1,2 b. Nov 5, 1834, d. Apr 6, 1836
  • Edmund J. Shellhorn2,5 b. Feb 12, 1837, d. Apr 7, 1910
  • Mary E. Shellhorn2,5 b. Mar 7, 1839
  • Anna "Annie" M. Shellhorn2,11,5 b. May 6, 1842, d. circa 1907


  1. [S209] Website, Shellhorn, Balser descendants.
  2. [S217] Family Group Sheet, Shellhorn -- Lore.
  3. [S301] Internet Posting, Haldeman GenForum.
  4. [S302] Book, Chapman NE Album.
  5. [S1048] 1850 U. S. Census, Ohio, Knox County, Union Township, sheet 416, line 7, dwelling 2688, family 2751, Ohio, Knox County.
  6. [S306] Book, Johnson's History of NE.
  7. [S306] Book, Johnson's History of NE , page 504.
  8. [S303] Book, Andreas History of NE.
  9. [S307] Journal, NE & MW Gen Record v8n1.
  10. [S212] Family Group, Shellhorn, John.
  11. [S309] 1860 Census - NE, Pawnee County.
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