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William Carlyle SHELLEY (1854-?)

HOUSE, 41st General Assembly, 1879-81; representing Roane County; Republican. Born in 1854; exact date and place of birth not stated; son of James Thomas and Martha Jane (McELWEE) SHELLEY, of Rockwood, Roane County. Extent of schooling not determined; studied law. Married, date and place not indicated, to Nannie ROBERTS; children--Carlyle, Larla, and William Carlyle, Jr. Practiced law in Roane and surrounding counties with home at Kingston, Roane County. Appointed, 1881, special examiner for U.S. Pension Bureau; removed to Washington, D.C. Member Free and Accepted Masons. No further information on subject.

Sources: Rockwood Weekly Cyclone, Nov. 5, 1881; Cardiff Herald, Sept. 3, 1890; Rockwood Times, Oct. 28, 1909; Dec. 24, 1913; Feb. 6, 1930; Wells, History of Roane County, 44, 285; Official Register, United States, 1885, p. 497; 1891, p. 738.

From: Biographical Directory, Tennessee General Assembly, 1796-1969, Roane County.