Admin. of estate of Edward Eidson of Edgefield Co SC completed
1818; purchasers were: Absalom ' Shearly, Jonal Padget, Gorden
Smith, Mark: Padget, Joshua Cates, Jobe Padget, Donice Smith,
Henry Padget, Thos, Warren, Wm. Whittle, Shad rack Baley, and,
significantly, one horse by son Henry Hitson and one horse by
Edward Hitson, Jun,
Legacies were paid to Absolum Shirley and later to Delila
Shurley, Edward Hitson, Delila Hitson, Mary Eitson, John and
Edgefield SC DB 43; 29 Jan 1828 - Delilah Shirley to Josiah
Padget.....400 acres on Clouds creek known as Edward Eidsons
old Mill tract, the one seventh part of above stated land. 27
Aug 1825. /s/ Delilah (x) Shirley. Wit A. Heron, Mark Padget,
William Sawyer, Deed Books 42 and 43 (Delilah may not have
married Reubin Kirtland in 1819 as claimed?)
The Shirley family was originally in South Carolina. Thomas
Jefferson Shirley was born 17 August 1814, died between 1880
- 1890. His father was Absolom Shirley -- died about 1817; his
mother was Delilah Hitson, she married Reubin Kirtland in South
Carolina about 1819, after Absolom Shirley died. Thomas Jefferson
Shirley was in Randolph County by the year 1830, in the area
that is now Quitman -- Stewart Counties. Thomas Jefferson Shirley
and his wife, Nancy, are both buried at the site of their family
home. Ten children were born to Thomas Jefferson and his wife,
Nancy Shirley. All of the children spelled the name Sharley:
Source: "The Quitman Echo, Quitman County, GA" -
by Jacquelyn Shephard, Page 125, Compiled by Mrs. Carolyn B.
Snow, Rome, Georgia
married Nancy Alley on 14 February 1816; She was born
in 1817, died 1 March 1896. Her father was James Alley, born
1785 in Maryland. Her mother was Jane Oxford, born 1793, died
Descendants of this family often used the surname spelling
3.i Henry Shirley, born 6, August 1837 in GA. Age 23
and living in parents HH in 1860 census. He served in the Civil
War, supposedly lived in Birmingham, Alabama. Not found
3.ii Frances Shirley, born 1839, married Green Spence.
3.iii Jane Ann Shirley, born 1841.
3.iv James Samuel Sharley, born 27 February 1843, He
died on 11 Oct 1874 in Edgefield County, South Carolina., buried
in Sharon Church Cemetery (tombstone provides different birth/death
7 November 1887 - Randolph County Guardians Book P page
72 - Guardian bonds by John L Griffen as principal, Phillip Pearce
adn H L Roberts dated 7 Nov 1887. John L Griffen appointed guardian
of Eugene, Norah, Ritter and Saml Sherly, orphan children of
Sam and Sarah Sherley, deceased.
married Sarah Jane Pierce Griffin, widow of Thos. Griffin.
She was a widow with children in 1880 Randolph Co GA census
4.i Eugene Sharley born 14 Oct 1867. married Carrie
Voneicie Shepherd and had 6 children. Lived in Randolph Co GA
in 1910. He passed away on 17 Jul 1933 in Georgia
4.ii Norah Shirley born about 1871, age 9 in 1880 census
4.iii Henrietta Shirley born 5 May 1872. She married
William W Pierce and had 8 children. She passed away on 22 Apr
1959 in Houston, Harris, Texas
4.iv James Samuel Sharley born 31 August 1873. He married
Gertrude Maddox and had 2 children. He lived in Randolph Co GA
in 1900. He died on 21 Dec 1945 in Georgia
4.vi Sarah Shirley born 11 May 1875 She died on 4 Jul
3.v Zachary Taylor Sharley, born August 1848. Lived
in Quitman Co GA in 1880 census, age 32 with 2nd wife. Lived
in Randolph Co GA in 1900 in mother in law HH. He lived in Randolph
Co in 1910, age 60, married 15 years. No children.
married 1) E. Missouri _______,
married 2) Millie Shearer before 1880 census.
married 3) Marie ____ about 1895 (according to 1910 censu)
Born Feb 1849 according to 1900 census
no children living in HH in 1880 or 1900 census
3.vi Thomas Jefferson Sharley (Jr.) born 1 August 1851/3.
He lived in Randolph Co GA in 1880 census. He died 29 September
1904, buried in Damascus Church Cemetery, Randolph County.
married Roxie Griffin. She lived with son Edgar in 1910 census
children: (1900 Randolph Co census says 8
children, 4 alive)
4.i Thomas Jefferson Shirley born 2 Sep 1874. He died
on 28 Oct 1894 in Georgia, age about 20.
4.ii John G. Sharley born on 3 Feb 1876. He married
Mamie Watson. He died on 4 Nov 1902 in Georgia, about age
26 (however, not shown in family 1880 census HH but is in 1900
4.iii Donie M Sharley born about 1876, age 4 in 1880
census. She married Charles Lanier
4.iv Della D Shirley born about 1879, age 1 in 1880
census. She married James Brim
4.v Edgar Sharley born about 1882. He married Ruby
Swann. His wife was named Maud in 1910 Randolph Co census.
3.vii Harriet Missouri Shirley, born 6 March 1852,
died 28 March 1937, buried in Union Methodist Church Cemetery.
Married Richard Morris.
3.viii Nancy Shirley, born 1854. Age 24 in parent's
1880 census HH.
3.ix Sarena Shirley, born 1856, Age 22 in parent's
1880 census HH. She married Samuel L Garland on 1 Sept 1885 in
Quitman Co GA. She lived with sister Frances Spence family in
3.x Susannah (Sudie) Shirley, born 1861, Age 20 in
parent's 1880 census HH. She lived with sister Frances Spence
family in 1900