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Patriot Isaac Shelby
Isaac Shelby Born: December 11, 1750; Frederick County, Maryland
Died: July 18, 1826; Traveller's Rest, Lincoln County, Kentucky

Battles: King's Mountain



1750
December 11 - Isaac Shelby born in Frederick County, Maryland.

1773
- Isaac Shelby moves with his family to the Holston settlements.

1774
- Isaac Shelby serves as a lieutenant in Lord Dunmore's War.
October 10 - Isaac Shelby is present at action at Point Pleasant.

1775
- Isaac Shelby serves as second in command at Fort Blair until June.

1776
July - Isaac Shelby is commissioned a Captain in the Virginia militia.

1777
- Isaac Shelby is appointed commissary of supplies on the Virginia frontier.
July 20 - Isaac Shelby attends the Long Island Treaty at Fort Patrick Henry.

1778
- Isaac Shelby is appointed commissary of supplies for the Continental Army in expeditions against the Northwest Indians.

1779
- Isaac Shelby was elected to the Virginia Legislature from Washington County.
- Isaac Shelby is commissioned a Major by Virginia Governor Thomas Jefferson.

1780
- Isaac Shelby is commissioned a Lieutenant by North Carolina Governor Caswell.
July 20 - Isaac Shelby captures Tory fortifications at the Pacelot River.
August 18 - Isaac Shelby shares command at Musgrove's Mill.
October 7 - Isaac Shelby shares command at the Battle of King's Mountain, North Carolina.

1781
May - Isaac Shelby arrives at Augusta, Georgia in support of Elijah Clarke and Andrew Pickens.
- Isaac Shelby joins Francis Marion's force.
- Isaac Shelby is elected to the North Carolina Legislature.

1782
- Isaac Shelby moves to the territory of Kentucky.

1783
April - Isaac Shelby marries Susannah Hart.
- Isaac Shelby settles in Lincoln County and becomes county High Sheriff and surveyor.
- Isaac Shelby becomes one of the first trustees of the Transylvania Seminary.








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