Hi Shelly, There are basicly three groups of Shelby's in Tennessee. Some settled around Bristol in upper East Tennessee and Southwest Virginia. Some went west and settled Shelby County. My group came from the Bristol area and settled in Claibourn County. They still live in Claibourn, Campbell and Union Counties. These are descended from Samuel Shelby. No one has been able to prove Samuel's father as yet, but we know he came from Washington County, Virginia. He married Suzanne Zimmerly. If these are who you are looking for, I would love to hear from you.