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Isaac Shelby


In office
June 4, 1792 – June 1, 1796
Preceded by (none)
Succeeded by James Garrard

5th Governor of Kentucky
In office
August 24, 1812 – September 5, 1816
Preceded by Charles Scott
Succeeded by George Madison

Born December 11, 1750
Hagerstown, Maryland
Died July 18, 1826
Lincoln County, Kentucky
Political party Democratic-Republican
Spouse Susannah Hart
Profession Soldier, Farmer
Religion Presbyterian[1]

Isaac Shelby (December 11, 1750July 18, 1826) was an American soldier and the first and fifth Governor of Kentucky, serving from 1792 to 1796 and from 1812 to 1816. Governor of Kentucky Isaac Shelby source Photo Courtesy of Kentucky Historical Society This work is copyrighted. ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... June 4 is the 155th day of the year (156th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1792 was a leap year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... June 1 is the 152nd day of the year (153rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1796 (MDCCXCVI) was a leap year starting on Friday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Monday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... James Garrard was the Governor of Kentucky from 1796 to 1804. ... is the 236th day of the year (237th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For the overture by Tchaikovsky, see 1812 Overture; For the wars, see War of 1812 (USA - United Kingdom) or Patriotic War of 1812 (France - Russia) For the Siberia Airlines plane crashed over the Black Sea on October 4, 2001, see Siberia Airlines Flight 1812 1812 was a leap year starting... is the 248th day of the year (249th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1816 was a leap year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For the Charles Scott who was British ambassador to Imperial Russia, 1898-1904 see Charles Scott (ambassador). ... George Madison was the Governor of Kentucky in 1816. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London, England April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex... Nickname: Motto: A Great Place to Live Work and Visit Location in Maryland Coordinates: , County Washington Incorporated 1813 Government  - Mayor Robert Bob E. Bruchey II Area  - City 27. ... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... The Democratic-Republican Party, founded by Thomas Jefferson and James Madison as the Republican party (not related to the present-day Republican Party) in 1792, was the dominant political party in the United States from 1800 until the 1820s, when it split into competing factions, one of which became the... This article is about a military rank. ... For other uses, see Farmer (disambiguation). ... Presbyterianism is a form of church government which is most prevalent within the Reformed branch of Protestant Western Christianity. ... December 11 is the 345th day of the year (346th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events March 2 - Small earthquake in London, England April 4 - Small earthquake in Warrington, England August 23 - Small earthquake in Spalding, England September 30 - Small earthquake in Northampton, England November 16 – Westminster Bridge officially opened Jonas Hanway is the first Englishman to use an umbrella James Gray reveals her sex... is the 199th day of the year (200th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The oldest surviving photograph, Nicéphore Niépce, circa 1826 1826 (MDCCCXXVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... This is a list of Governors of Kentucky: See also Kentucky Categories: Lists of United States governors | Governors of Kentucky ... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ...

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Biography

Born in Frederick County, Maryland near Hagerstown, Shelby was the son of Evan Shelby and Letitia (Cox) Shelby. The family moved to western Virginia in 1772 and ran a trading post. He was a lieutenant in Lord Dunmore's War in 1774. The next year he surveyed land in Kentucky and settled there in 1776. During the American Revolutionary War, Patrick Henry, Governor of Virginia, appointed Shelby to secure provisions for the army on the frontier. He was elected to the Virginia legislature in 1780. Frederick County is located in the western part of the U.S. state of Maryland, bordering the southern border of Pennsylvania and the northeastern border of Virginia. ... Nickname: Motto: A Great Place to Live Work and Visit Location in Maryland Coordinates: , County Washington Incorporated 1813 Government  - Mayor Robert Bob E. Bruchey II Area  - City 27. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Dunmores War (or Lord Dunmores War) was the result of several collisions that took place in the spring of 1774, on the Ohio River above the mouth of the Little Kanawha River, between Native American peoples (particularly Shawnee, Miami, and Wyandot) and parties of Anglo-American settlers who... Official language(s) English[1] Capital Frankfort Largest city Louisville Area  Ranked 37th  - Total 40,444 sq mi (104,749 km²)  - Width 140 miles (225 km)  - Length 379 miles (610 km)  - % water 1. ... Combatants United States France Spanish Empire Dutch Republic Oneida Tuscarora Polish volunteers Quebec volunteers Prussian volunteers Kingdom of Great Britain Iroquois Confederacy Hessian mercenaries Loyalists Commanders George Washington Nathanael Greene Gilbert de La Fayette Comte de Rochambeau Bernardo de Gálvez Tadeusz KoÅ›ciuszko Friedrich Wilhelm von Steuben King George... Patrick Henry (May 29, 1736 – June 6, 1799) was a prominent figure in the American Revolution, known and remembered primarily for his stirring oratory. ...


Along with James Williams, and Elijah Clarke, Colonel Shelby led a force of Overmountain Men from the Fort Watauga near present day Elizabethton, Tennessee to victory at the Battle of Musgrave Mill on August 19, 1780. By securing their defensive patriot position on the banks of the Enoree River, Shelby, Williams, and Clarke were able to defeat a much larger force consisting of two hundred British Loyalists and three hundred British provinical regulars. Elijah Clarke (1742 – December 5, 1799), born in Anson County, North Carolina, was a Georgian hero of the American Revolutionary War. ... Combatants Patriot militia Loyalist militia Commanders William Campbell John Sevier Joseph McDowell Benjamin Cleveland James Williams+ Isaac Shelby Patrick Ferguson† Strength 900 (+500 nearby) 1,100 (+200 nearby) Casualties 28 killed (including James Williams), 62 wounded 157 killed, 163 wounded, 698 captured (nine of the captured were later hanged for... Fort Watauga was a American Revolutionary War fort in what is now Carter County, Tennessee. ... Elizabethton is the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee. ... August 19 is the 231st day of the year (232nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1780 was a leap year starting on Saturday (see link for calendar). ... The Enoree River is a tributary of the Broad River, 85 mi (137 km) long, in northwestern South Carolina in the United States [1]. Via the Broad and Congaree Rivers, it is part of the watershed of the Santee River, which flows to the Atlantic Ocean [2]. The Enoree rises...


On September 26, 1780, a greater number of the "Overmountain Men" again assembled at Fort Watauga and formed a militia under Colonel John Sevier (Sevier was later elected as the first governor of Tennessee and Colonel Isaac Shelby. These Patriot troops days later crossed the Appalachian Mountains at Roan Mountain (near present day Roan Mountain, Tennessee) and successively engaged the British Army at the Battle of Kings Mountain, a southern battle recognized as one of the turning points of the American Revolution. Combatants Patriot militia Loyalist militia Commanders William Campbell John Sevier Joseph McDowell Benjamin Cleveland James Williams+ Isaac Shelby Patrick Ferguson† Strength 900 (+500 nearby) 1,100 (+200 nearby) Casualties 28 killed (including James Williams), 62 wounded 157 killed, 163 wounded, 698 captured (nine of the captured were later hanged for... Fort Watauga was a American Revolutionary War fort in what is now Carter County, Tennessee. ... Lebanese Kataeb militia A Militia is an organization of citizens to provide defense, emergency or paramilitary service, or those engaged in such activity. ... John Sevier (pronounced severe) (23 September 1745 – 25 September 1815) served four years (1785–1789) as the only governor of the State of Franklin and twelve years (1796–1801 and 1803–1809) as governor of Tennessee, and as a U.S. Representative from Tennessee from 1811 until his death. ... Official language(s) English Capital Nashville Largest city Memphis Largest metro area Nashville Area  Ranked 36th  - Total 42,169 sq mi (109,247 km²)  - Width 120 miles (195 km)  - Length 440 miles (710 km)  - % water 2. ... Appalachians in North Carolina The Appalachian Mountains (French: les Appalaches) are a vast system of mountains in eastern North America. ... The Appalachian Trail (foreground) crossing Round Bald, with Jane Bald (lower left) and the massive Grassy Ridge Bald in the distance. ... Roan Mountain is a census-designated place located in Carter County, Tennessee. ... John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen Colonies that...


Shelby settled in North Carolina and was elected twice to its legislature. Official language(s) English Capital Raleigh Largest city Charlotte Area  Ranked 28th  - Total 53,865 sq mi (139,509 km²)  - Width 150 miles (240 km)  - Length 560[1] miles (901 km)  - % water 9. ...


In 1783, Shellby returned to Kentucky where he married Susannah Hart. He was on the first Board of Trustees at Centre College in Danville, Kentucky and is regarded as the founder of Frankfort, Kentucky.


Political career

When Kentucky was admitted into the United States, Shelby was elected its first governor. One of his chief concerns was securing Federal aid to defend the frontier. He also worked for free navigation on the Mississippi River. At the time, Kentucky's Constitution prevented a governor from serving consecutive terms, and Shelby retired to his farm in Lincoln County, Kentucky at the conclusion of his first term. In 1812, Shelby once more ran for governor and was re-elected. For the river in Canada, see Mississippi River (Ontario). ... Lincoln County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ...


General William Henry Harrison called upon Kentucky to provide volunteers for his Army of the Northwest during the War of 1812, and personally asked Governor Shelby to lead the Kentucky units. Shelby, known as "Old Kings Mountain" among his troops, led the Kentuckians into action at the Battle of the Thames. William Henry Harrison (February 9, 1773 – April 4, 1841) was an American military leader, politician, and the ninth President of the United States. ... Combatants United States Great Britain Canada Bermuda Eastern Woodland Indians Commanders James Madison Henry Dearborn Jacob Brown Winfield Scott Andrew Jackson George Prevost Isaac Brock† Tecumseh† Strength •United States Regular Army: 35,800 •Rangers: 3,049 •Militia: 458,463* •US Navy & US Marines: (at start of war): •Frigates:6 •Other... Combatants British Empire Indian Confederation United States Commanders Henry Procter Tecumseh † William Henry Harrison Strength 800 regulars 500 natives1 2,380 militia 1,000 cavalry 120 regulars 260 natives1 Casualties 155 British dead or wounded 477 captured 33 natives dead 15 dead 30 wounded The Battle of the Thames, also...


Upon leaving office in 1816, U.S. President James Monroe offered him the post of Secretary of War but he declined. James Monroe (April 28, 1758 – July 4, 1831) was the fifth President of the United States (1817-1825), and the fourth Virginian to hold the office. ... The Secretary of War was a member of the United States Presidents Cabinet, beginning with George Washingtons administration. ...


Death

Shelby died at his home of Travelor's Rest in Lincoln County.


Places named for Isaac Shelby

Shelby County is a county of the U.S. state of Alabama and is named in honor of Isaac Shelby, Governor of Kentucky. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Illinois. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Iowa. ... Shelby County is a county located in the U.S. state of Kentucky. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Missouri. ... Shelby is a city in Cleveland County, North Carolina, United States. ... Shelby is a city in Richland County, Ohio, United States. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Ohio. ... Shelby County is a county in the U.S. state of Tennessee. ... Shelby County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Shelbyville is a city in Shelby County, Illinois, along the Kaskaskia River. ... Shelbyville is a city in Shelby County, Indiana, United States. ... Shelbyville is a city in Shelby County, Kentucky, United States. ... Shelbyville is a city located in Shelby County, Missouri. ... Shelbyville is a city in Bedford County, Tennessee, United States. ... Shelbyville is an unincorporated community in Shelby County, Texas (USA). ... Camp Shelby is a military post approximately 15 miles south of Hattiesburg, Mississippi, on U.S. Highway 49. ...

References

  1. ^ Kentucky Governor Isaac Shelby. National Governors Association. Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
  • Sylvia Wrobel and George Grider. Isaac Shelby: Kentucky's First Governor and Hero of Three Wars. 1974.

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See also

The history of Kentucky spans hundreds of years, and has been influenced by the states diverse geography and central location. ... Kings Mountain National Military Park is a National Military Park near Blacksburg, South Carolina, close to the North Carolina border. ... Kings Mountain is a city located in North Carolina. ... Elizabethton is the county seat of Carter County, Tennessee. ... Fort Watauga was a American Revolutionary War fort in what is now Carter County, Tennessee. ... Sycamore Shoals is a stretch of the Watauga River near present-day Elizabethton, Tennessee, USA, offering a ford crossing of the river. ... The Watauga River rises in Watauga County, North Carolina, a mountainous county in western North Carolina along the Tennessee state line. ... The Doe River is a naturally flowing river in Northeast Tennessee that forms in Carter County, Tennessee near the North Carolina line, just south of Roan Mountain State Park. ... // Roan Mountain State Park is located in Northeast Tennessee along the Tennessee-North Carolina border. ... Roan Mountain is a census-designated place located in Carter County, Tennessee. ... The Appalachian Trail (foreground) crossing Round Bald, with Jane Bald (lower left) and the massive Grassy Ridge Bald in the distance. ... Carter County is a county located in the state of Tennessee. ... Motto: Honor Pro Antiquis, Fides Pro Futuris Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Washington Founded 1776  - Mayor Lois Humphreys Area    - City 21. ... Combatants Patriot militia Loyalist militia Commanders William Campbell John Sevier Joseph McDowell Benjamin Cleveland James Williams+ Isaac Shelby Patrick Ferguson† Strength 900 (+500 nearby) 1,100 (+200 nearby) Casualties 28 killed (including James Williams), 62 wounded 157 killed, 163 wounded, 698 captured (nine of the captured were later hanged for...

External links

  • Detailed Account of Kings Mountain
  • Find-A-Grave profile for Isaac Shelby
Preceded by
(none)
Governor of Kentucky
1792–1796
Succeeded by
James Garrard
Preceded by
Charles Scott
Governor of Kentucky
1812–1816
Succeeded by
George Madison

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Isaac Shelby - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (421 words)
Isaac Shelby (December 11, 1750 – July 18, 1826) was an American soldier and the first and fifth Governors of Kentucky, serving from 1792 to 1796 and from 1812 to 1816.
Shelby settled in North Carolina and was elected twice to its legislature.
Shelby, known as "Old Kings Mountain" among his troops led the Kentuckians into action at the battle of the Thames.
Isaac Shelby (637 words)
Isaac Shelby was equally at home on the fields of battle or in the halls of government.
Shelby was known for his common sense, diplomacy, and self-control, making him a likely choice to lead the transformation of Kentucky from primitive wilderness into American statehood.
Isaac Shelby's actions in 1813 at the battle of Thames occurred at a time when the nation was in a crisis.
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