James Owen of Penrhos

and his descendants
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Sarah Ann Owen (c1829 - 1898)

Sarah Ann Owen was the eldest child of James and Susannah Owen. She married John Shelby, a lead miner, & they spent much of their married life living near Wrexham. Eight children survived into adulthood; they also adopted a deaf mute boy.

Some distinguished Shelbys in the USA share a common ancestry with John Shelby.
It is thought that the name 'Shelby' was originally 'Selby'.

Sarah Ann Owen