JOHN D. SHELL Community

Pine Mountain Settlement School
Series 09: Biography – Community Residents

JOHN DIXON SHELL (1847-1942), Community Resident


Tags: John D. Shell; Pine Mountain Settlement School; community residents; John Dixon Shell; Uncle John D. Shell; Mary “Aunt Sis” Elizabeth (Nolan) Shell; Sarah Jane (Shell) Nolan; Elhannon M. Nolan


John D. Shell and his wife on their front porch with Watch, their dog. [pmss-john-and- mary-nolan-shell-1.jpg] [cropped]

 

John Dixon Shell, fondly known as “Uncle John D.,” came from a family that has a long history of living in the Pine Mountain Valley community. [See SHELL Family]

Cora Richardson, a great-great-grandchild of John D., advises that “this John D. Shell is not to be confused with Uncle John Shell who lived to be really old. He always went by John D.”  

Born in 1847, John Dixon Shell was the son of Solomon Shell and Tabitha (Dixon) Shell. (Solomon was the son of Samuel Shell,  c. 1782-1841, and Mary Ann Fry Shell.)

Solomon and Tabitha had 10 known children, including John’s brother, Henry Dixon Shell, and sister, Mary Ann “Aunt Polly” Shell (1846-1917) who married William Day. Mary Ann and William were the parents of “Black” Sol Day (1880-1955) and several other children.

John D. married Mary Aunt Sis” Elizabeth (Nolan) Shell (1848-1927), daughter of John and Mary (Noe) Nolan. They had one child, Sarah Jane Shell, C. Richardson’s great-grandmother.

Sarah Jane Shell married Elhannon M. Nolan. Their children were Allene (Nolan) Metcalf (1905-1992), Henry M., Kenneth D., Otto, Delbert B., Hazel, and Blanch.

 

 


See Also:

MAP OF COMMUNITY RESIDENTS 1934 – 1942

        OLD JOHN SHELL (

METCALF FAMILY
ANN METCALF Biography
EDNA MAE (METCALF) PATTERSON Biography
WILLIAM METCALF Biography

NOLAN FAMILY
CALVIN NOLAN Biography
ELHANNON MURPHY NOLAN Biography
LIZZIE (NOLAN) METCALF SCEARCE Biography
NOLAN FAMILY CORRESPONDENCE

SHELL FAMILY
http://johnshell.webstarts.com/about.html –
A detailed family tree beginning with Samuel (born c. 1780) and Mary Ann Shell.


Title

John D. Shell

Alt. Title

John Dixon Shell ; Uncle John D. Shell ;

Identifier

JOHN D. SHELL

Creator

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Alt. Creator

Ann Angel Eberhardt ; Helen Hayes Wykle ;

Subject Keyword

John D. Shell ; John Dixon Shell ; Uncle John D. Shell ; Pine Mountain Settlement School ; Mary “Aunt Sis” Elizabeth (Nolan) Shell ; Sarah Jane (Shell) Nolan ; Elhannon M. Nolan ;  

Subject LCSH

Shell, John Dixon  — 1847-1942.
Pine Mountain Settlement School (Pine Mountain, Ky.) — History.
Harlan County (Ky.) — History.
Education — Kentucky — Harlan County.
Rural schools — Kentucky — History.
Schools — Appalachian Region, Southern.

Date

2018-07-21 aae

Publisher

Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY

Contributors

Cora Richardson, Corbin, KY, 2018; a great-great-grandchild of John D. Shell.
Peter Rogers, Pine Mountain, KY, 2018.

Type

Collections ; text ; image ;

Format

Original and copies of documents and correspondence in file folders in filing cabinet.

Source

Series 09: Biography – Community Residents.

Language

English

Relation

Is related to: Pine Mountain Settlement School Collections, Series 09: Biography – Community Residents.

Coverage Temporal

1846 – 1942

Coverage Spatial

Pine Mountain, KY ; Harlan County, KY ;

Rights

Any display, publication, or public use must credit the Pine Mountain Settlement School. Copyright retained by the creators of certain items in the collection, or their descendants, as stipulated by United States copyright law.

Donor

n/a

Description

Core documents, correspondence, writings, and administrative papers of John D. Shell ; clippings, photographs, books by or about John D. Shell ;

Acquisition

n/d

Citation

“[Identification of Item],” [Collection Name] [Series Number, if applicable]. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY.

Processed By

Helen Hayes Wykle ; Ann Angel Eberhardt ;

Last Updated

2018-08-06 aae ;

Bibliography

Sources

Cora L. Richardson, Corbin, KY, 2018; great-great-granddaughter of John D. Shell.

“John D. Shell.” Series 09: Biography – Community Residents. Pine Mountain Settlement School Institutional Papers. Pine Mountain Settlement School, Pine Mountain, KY. Internet resource.

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