Isaac Shelby, an American officer, born near Hagerstown, Md., Dec. 11, 1750, died in Lincoln co., Ky., July 18, 1826. He removed to the west in 1771, and in 1774 served as a lieutenant in an expedition against the Indians. When the revolution broke out he became captain of a military company in Virginia, and in 1777 was placed in charge of the commissary department for the frontier militia. In 1779 he was elected to the house of delegates of Virginia, and received a major's commission, and the next year was made a colonel. For his bravery at the battle of King's Mountain, Oct. 7, 1780, he received a vote of thanks and a sword from the legislature of North Carolina, of which he was elected a member in 1781 and 1782. In 1781 he served in Marion's campaign. On the organization of the state of Kentucky in 1792 he was chosen governor, and held the office four years, and again from 1812 to 1816. In 1813 he joined Gen. Harrison at the head of 4,000 Kentuckians, served at the battle of the Thames, and received a gold medal from congress.