I'm looking for information, primarily the parents and siblings of, Sylvester Charles Shelley, born 9 Dec 1842 in either Illinois or Iowa, died 24 July 1922 in Lane County, Oregon.
He was married to Mary Sparks, b. 1852-1854 in Missouri, daughter of A. Sparks later of Mossy Rock, Washington.
Family history has his family arriving in Oregon in the 1850's, but I'm unable to locate any records showing links to previous generations.
Thanks in advance for any help you may be able to offer!