Rees Shelby was born ca. 1721 in Tregaron, Cardiganshire, Wales to Evan and Catherine (Morgan) Shelby. By 1734 the family had immigrated to America, settled in Pennsylvania and was " ... living in the Cumberland Valley on the Conococheague Creek and Muddy Run at "Black Walnut Point" 1 1/2 miles west of present day Green Castle."--Page 43. Rees Shelby and his wife Mary were married in 1738 at Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. They lived in Maryland, Pennsylvania, North Carolina and South Carolina. Rees died 1811/12 " ... on his plantation in Chesterfield County, South Carolina near the hamlet of Crowbark ..."--Page 85.
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