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  Barnaby Shirley
African American Lineage of Orange Co VA
   
 

Message Board Posted by Gail Shirley-Warren on July 21, 2000 at 12:12:01: I am looking for information on my Shirley ancestry. I am from one line of Black Shirley's living in Virginia. We have been here since the mid to late 1800s. We have very little information. My grandfather, Beverly Shirley b. (approx. 1895) in Virginia. Oral history states his father was also Beverly Shirley. My grandmother had indicated that she thought they came from Petersburg, VA, but so far no luck. Just looking for a starting place. Any help appreciated. Thanks.

Barnaby Shirley born about 1810 in Virginia. Living at Orange Courthouse PO, Orange Co VA in 1870. Living with Henry Hawkins household in Taylor Orange Co VA in 1880 without wife or any other family member, age 75. Occ in 1880: laborer.

married Neicy Dillard/Twyman/Stranton/Rawls (Dillard in mar. record of son Beverly Sr., Twyman in rec. of son Jefferson, Stranton in rec of son Dabney, Rawls in mar rec of dau Emma); Possibly died before 1880.

children

1(i). Scott Shirley born about 1851 in Spotsylvania Co VA (source: mar. record, son of Barnaby Shirley and Nice ___). Living with father in 1870 census. He died 30 April 1886 in New York City, NY (Manhattan). His death certificate says he was born in Virginia, 35 years old, widowed with occupation listed Miner. Parents Barnabas Shirley and Mary Shirley both born Virginia. He was buried on 2 May 1886 at Woodlawn Cemetery in NYC.

married Liddy Rawlings on 27 Dec 1872 in Orange Co VA

1(ii). Beverly Shirley born about 1858 in Spotsylvania Co Virginia (source: mar. record, son of Barnaby Shirley and Nicey Dillard); Living in the household with Barnby Shirley age 60 in 1870 census. Living in Taylor, Orange Co VA in 1880, 1900, 1910, and 1920 census. Occ: laborer in 1880.

married Louisa Rawlings/Hawkins on 1 Jan 1880 in Orange Co VA; She was born about 1859 in Virginia; Her name was Louisa in 1900, Maria in 1910 and Louisa in 1920. The birth record for son Beverly Jr says her surname is Rawlings, but her own marriage record says Hawkins.

children:

2(i). Henrietta Shirley born about 1874, age 6 in 1880 census

2(ii). Susan Shirley born about 1876, age 4 in 1880 census

2(iii). Charles Shirley born about 1878, age 2 in 1880 census

2(iv). Thornton Shirley born about 1881 in Virginia. Eldest child in 1900 census, age 19.

2(v). Barnaby Shirley born about 1882 in Virginia. Age 18 in 1900 census

2(vi). William Shirley born about 1886 in Virginia. Age 14 in 1900 census

2(vii). Lula Shirley born about 1889 in Virginia. She appears as eldest child in 1910 census; not found in the family household in 1900.

2(viii). James Shirley born about 1890. Named as son of Beverly Shirley Sr in his marriage record.

married Fannie Rawlings on 31 Dec 1918 in Orange Co VA

2(ix). Beverly S. Shirley Jr born Apr. 15, 1890 in VA; Listed as eldest child in 1920 census; He died Sep. 25, 1957. Buried Shady Grove Baptist Church in Daniel, Orange Co VA

married Janie Richardson 5 Jan 1916 at Orange Co VA; b. Jul. 4, 1895 d. Jan. 20, 1982; Buried Shady Grove Baptist Church in Daniel, Orange Co VA

2(x). Jan or Tam Shirley born about 1894. Named as son of Beverly Shirley Sr in his marriage record

married Mary White on 5 Jan 1916 in Orange Co VA

2(xi). Myrtle Shirley born about 1897 in Virginia. She was living in parents 1920 census household with surname Murphy and one son. Married Willie Murphy 25 Mar 1914 in Orange Co VA

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3. James E Shirley born about 1914 in Virginia (grandson)

3. William Shirley born about 1915 in Virginia (grandson)

3. Richard Shirley born about 1920 in Virginia (grandson)

3. A Tandy Shirley (male) born about 1892 VA is listed in 1910 census as 'grandchild'.

3. A James E Shirley born about 1889 is listed in 1900 and 1920 (Jimmie, married) census as 'grandchild'

1(iii). Robert Shirley born about 1858 in VA; He is listed in the household of Barnby Shirley in 1870 census, presumed father. Nothing more known

1(iv). Dabney Shirley born about 1860 in Orange Co VA (source: mar. rec, son of Bolaby Shirley and Nita Stranton, another marriage source says Barnaby Shirley and Nicey Dillard - why are there two mar. record sources?)

married 1) Julia Hawkins 1 Jan 1880 in Orange Co VA

married 2) Julia Poindexter on 28 Dec 1905 in Orange Co VA

children:

2(i). Robert Shirley born about 1873 in VA, age 7 in 1880 census

2(ii). Emily Shirley born about 1879 in VA, age 1 in 1880 census

1(v). Jefferson Shirley born about 1865 in Spotsylvania Co VA (source: mar. rec, son of Barnaby Shirley and Nicy Twyman/Tugman). Living in Taylor Orange Co VA in 1910 census.

married Catherine Walker on 26 Dec 1888 in Orange Co VA

children:

2(i). Archie Shirley born about 1890 in VA, age 20 in 1910 census

2(ii). Richard Shirley born about 1892 in VA, age 18 in 1910 census

2(iii). John Shirley born about 1895 in VA, age 15 in 1910 census

2(iv). Mattie Shirley born about 1899 in VA, age 11 in 1910 census

2(v). Reuben Shirley born about 1901 in VA, age 9 in 1910 census

2(vi). Mary Shirley born about 1902 in VA, age 8 in 1910 census

2(vii). Corinda Shirley born about 1904 in VA, age 6 in 1910 census

2(viii). Andrew Shirley born about 1906 in VA, age 4 in 1910 census

2(ix). William Shirley born about 1909 in VA, age 1 in 1910 census

1(vi). Emma Shirley born about 1864 in VA; listed in 1870 census household of Barnby Shirley (dau of Barnaby Shirley and Nicey Rawls)

married Hampton White 28 Oct 1882 in Orange Co VA


Research

1870 VA Census

Barnby Shirly M 60y Virginia
Scott Shirly M 18y Virginia
Beverly Shirly M 14y Virginia
Robert Shirly M 12y Virginia
Jefferson Shirly M 9y Virginia
Dabney Shirly M 16y Virginia (1900 census, widowed)
Emma Shirly F 6y Virginia

1880 Orange VA Census

Beverly Shirley M 33 Virginia, United States
wife Louisa Shirley F 32 Virginia, United States
daughter Henrietta Shirley F 6 Virginia, United States
other Lewis Wormery M 10 Virginia, United States
daughter Susan Shirley F 4 Virginia, United States
son Charles Shirley M 2 Virginia, United States

Scott Shirley M 25 Virginia, United States
wife Lydia Shirley F 24 Virginia, United States

Dabney Shirley M 24 Virginia, United States
wife Julia Shirley F 30 Virginia, United States
son Bob Shirley M 7 Virginia, United States
daughter Emily Shirley F 1 Virginia, United States

1900 Orange VA Census

Beverly Shirley M 50 Virginia
wife Louisa Shirley F 60 Virginia
son Thornton Shirley M 19 Virginia
son Barnaby Shirley M 18 Virginia
son William Shirley M 14 Virginia
son Beverly Shirley M 7 Virginia
daughter Myrtle Shirley F 5 Virginia
grandson James E Shirley M 11 Virginia

Thornton Shirley b 1865 VA living at RR Camp, Allegheny Co VA

Barnby Shirley b 1876 VA living at RR Camp, Allegheny Co VA

1910 Orange VA Census

Jefferson Shirley M 48y Virginia
wife Cathrine Shirley F 38y Virginia
son Archie Shirley M 20y Virginia
son Richard Shirley M 18y Virginia
son John Shirley M 15y Virginia
son Robert Shirley M 13y Virginia
dau Mattie Shirley F 11y Virginia
son Reuben Shirley M 9y Virginia
dau Mary Shirley F 8y Virginia
dau Corinda Shirley F 6y Virginia
son Andrew Shirley M 4y Virginia
son William Shirley M 1y 2m Virginia

1920 Orange VA Census

Beverly Shirley M 57y Virginia
wife Louisa Shirley F 61y Virginia
son Beverly Shirley M 28y Virginia
Jimmie Shirley M 28y Virginia
Jane Shirley F 24y Virginia
Fanny Shirley F 26y Virginia
James E Shirley M 6y Virginia
William Shirley M 4y7m Virginia
Richard Shirley M 8m Virginia
Sarah Shirley F 2y2m Virginia
Mary L Shirley F 1y4m Virginia
dau Myrtle Murphy F 23y Virginia
Willie B Murphy M 3m Virginia

1930 Orange VA Census

Beverly S Shirley M 39 Virginia
wife Janie Shirley F 34 Virginia
daughter Sarah J Shirley F 12 Virginia
daughter Mary J Shirley F 11 Virginia
son Rainy Shirley M 10 Virginia
son Willis Shirley M 9 Virginia
son Monroe Shirley M 6 Virginia
son Fields Shirley M 4 Virginia
son Beverly S Shirley M 0 Virginia

James Shirley

Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938

birth: 1890 Orange Co.
marriage: 31 Dec 1913 Orange, Virginia, United States

parents: Beverley Shirley, Louisa Raulings
spouse: Fannie Rawlings

Beverly Junior Shirley

Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938

birth: 1894 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 05 Jan 1916 Orange, Virginia, United States

parents: Beverly Shirley, Louisa Rawlings
spouse: Janie Richardson

Jan Shirley

Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938

birth: 1894 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 05 Jan 1916 Orange, Virginia, United States

parents: Beverly Shirley, Louisa Rawlings
spouse: Mary White

Myrtle Shirley

Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938

birth: 1894 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 25 Mar 1914 Orange, Virginia, United States

parents: Beverly Shirley, Louisa Rawlings
spouse: Willie Murp

Sarah Shirley

Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938

birth: 1918 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 08 Jan 1938 Orange, Virginia, United States

parents: Beverley Shirley, Janie Richardson
spouse: Clarence Jackson

Richard Shirley

Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917

birth: 10 Nov 1893 Orange, Virginia
residence: 1893 Orange, Virginia, United States

parents: Jeff Shirley, Katherine Shirley

Emily Shirley

Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917

birth: Oct 1878 Orange, Virginia

parents: Dabney Shirley, Julia Shirley

Scott Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1851 Spots. Co.
marriage: 27 Dec 1872 Orange County, Virginia

parents: Barnaby Shirley, Nicey
spouse: Liddy Rawlings

Dabney Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1856 Spotsylvania Co., Va.
marriage: 01 Jan 1880 Orange County, Virginia

parents: Barnaby Shirley, Neicy Dillard
spouse: Julia Hawkins

Beverly Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1858 Spotsylvania Co., Va.
marriage: 01 Jan 1880 Orange County, Virginia

parents: Barnaby Shirley, Neicy Dillard
spouse: Louisa Hawkins

Emma Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1865 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 28 Oct 1882 Orange County, Virginia

parents: Barnaby Shirley, Nicey Rawls
spouse: Hampton White

James Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1890 Orange County, Va.
marriage: 31 Dec 1913 Orange County, Virginia

parents: Beverly Shirly, Louisa Rawlings
spouse: Fannie Rawlings

Robert Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1895 Orange Co.
marriage: 21 Oct 1915 Orange County, Virginia

parents: Jeff Shirley, Catherine Walker
spouse: Marthaw W. Coggins

Beverley J. Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1894 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 05 Jan 1916 Orange, Orange, Virginia

parents: Beverley Shirley, Louisa Rawlings
spouse: Jennie Richardson

Tam Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1894 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 05 Jan 1916 Orange, Orange, Virginia

parents: Beverley Shirley, Louisa Rawlings
spouse: Mary White

Mattie V. Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1898 Orange Co.
marriage: 13 Jul 1918 Orange, Orange, Virginia

parents: Jeff Shirley, Catherine Walker
spouse: John L. Carter

John Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1894 Orange Co.
marriage: 01 Oct 1919 Orange County, Virginia

parents: Jeff Shirley, Catharine Walker
spouse: Ada Turner

Jefferson Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1865 Spotsylvania Co., Va.
marriage: 26 Dec 1888 Orange County, Virginia

parents: Barnaby Shirley, Nicy Twyman
spouse: Catharine Walker

Dabney Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1860 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 28 Dec 1905 Orange County, Virginia

parents: Bolaby Shirley, Nita Stranton
spouse: Willy Poindexter

Emily Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1879 Orange Co Va
marriage: 22 Jul 1900 Orange Co, Virginia

parents: Dabney Shirley, Julia Rawlins
spouse: Taylor White

Robt Shirley

Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917

birth: 14 May 1896 Second District, Orange, Virginia
residence: 1896 Virginia, United States

parents: Jeff Shirley, Catherine Shirley

Aynette Shirley

Virginia, Marriages, 1785-1940

birth: 1894 Spots. Co., Va.
marriage: 25 Mar 1914 Orange, Orange, Virginia

parents: Beverly Shirley, Louisa Rawlings
spouse: Willie Murphy

Robt. Shirley

Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938

birth: 1895 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 21 Oct 1915 Orange, Virginia, United States

parents: Jeff Shirley, Catherine Walker
spouse: Martha W. Caggins

Mattie V. Shirley

Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938

birth: 1898 Orange Co.
marriage: 17 Jul 1918 Spotsylvania, Virginia, United States

parents: Jeff Shirley, Cathern Walker
spouse: Jno L. Or John L. Carter

John Shirley

Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938

birth: 1894 Orange Co., Va.
marriage: 01 Oct 1919 Orange, Virginia, United States

parents: Jeff Shirley, Catherine Walker
spouse: Ida Turner

Scott Shirly

Virginia, Orange County Marriage Records, 1757-1938

birth: 1851 Spotsylvania Co.
marriage: 27 Dec 1872 Orange, Virginia, United States

parents: Barnaby Shirly, Nice
spouse: Liddy Raulings

Charles Shirly

Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917

birth: May 1878 Orange, Virginia

parents: Beverly Shirly, Louisa Shirly

Charlie Shirly

Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917

birth: Jan 1879 Orange, Virginia

parents: Beverly Shirly, Louisa Shirly

Emily Shirly

Virginia, Births and Christenings, 1853-1917

birth: Jun 1879 Orange, Virginia

parents: Dabney Shirly, Julia Shirly

   


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