Eli Wiley Shirley was born on Oct 11 1820
in TN. The family is living in Polk, Dallas Co Arkansas in 1850
census (2 Emerson families live next door in that census) and
Jefferson, Calhoun Co Arkansas in 1870;. He died on Jan 24 or
28 1911 in Hot Springs County, AR. He was buried in Oak
MILITARY: CSA Company E.; Wright's Ark Cavalry
NOTE: Eli Wiley
Shirley had a sister Luncida Jane Shirley who married
William Rowland Nov 20, 1851 in Calhoun Co Arkansas. Their son
Stephen Rowland was living with Eli Shirley in 1870 in
Calhoun county AR. Stephen is listed as nephew.
Ann Emerson in Tennessee (the Emersons lived in Henderson and
Hardin Co TN prior to migrating to Arkansas)
Reid Shirley born Nov
6, 1841 Hardin Co. TN,
died on Nov 13 1899 in Hot Springs County, AR; They
were residents of Calhoun Co. AR in the 1880 census
married Nancy Elizabeth Atkins
2(ii). William Wiley Shirley born 1868 AR, married Bell Sanders
2(ii). Harvey or Harry Shirley
2(iii). Mary Frances Shirley born 1873 AR, married Billy Shuffield
2(iv). James Riley Shirley born 1876 AR, married 1st Mesa Wad,
married 2nd Nancy Brady
2(v). Emily M. Shirley born 1879 AR, married Ben Whitfield
2(vi). Melissa A. Shirley; She married Gent Wade
2(vii). John Henry Shirley
2(viii). Phiness Shirley born March
23, 1881 and died May 2, 1957
married Mary Melissa Burton Shirley
born March 14, 1881 died September 3, 1950.
Born to this union 8 children 5 boys 3 girls
Louella Shirley born
was born in 1843 in TN. She was married to Archable MAY on Sep
9 1860, Clark Co. AR.
born 1845 TN; Not living in family household in 1870 census
was born in Jan 1847 in TN. She was married to Marvel G. DUNCAN
on Jun 19 1870 in Clark County, AR.
1849 TN; living with family in 1870 Calhoun Co Ark census, age
was born in Jul 1852. She was married to James Anderson THOMASON
on Oct 21 1875 in Hot Springs County, AR.
was born in Dec 1853. She married William Joseph Duncan.
Caroline Shirley, was born on Oct
4 1855 in AR. She died on Dec 28 1921 in Hot Springs County,
AR. She was buried in Oak Bower Cemetery.
born about 1857 AR; Not livng in family household in 1870 census
born about 1860; Not living in family household in 1870 census
was born on Mar 12 1867. She died on Feb 4 1945 in Hot Springs
County, AR. She was married to William Thomas BRAY on Nov 8 1885
in Clark County, AR.
Ezekiel S Shirley born
about 1795 in South Carolina;
Fought in the War of
1812 in Capt Long's Company. He
lived in Maury Co TN
in 1820, Perry Co TN in 1830 and by 1835 in Hardin Co TN, 1840
Hardin Co TN, [not found 1850], Calhoun Co AR in 1860 census
living with son J. E. Shirley
April 10, 1854 Military Warrant MW-0769-352;
160 acres Calhoun Co Arkansas; Ezekiel Shirley private in Captain
Long's Company United States Infantry, War of 1812. West half
of the NW qtr of Sec 4 and East half of the NE qtr of Sec 5,
Twp 13S, Range 12 W
[Note: this appears to be Capt Long's
39th US Infantry that fought with Jackson at Horseshoe Bend.
Most of the enlistees came from East Tennessee, including McMinnville
Warren Co, Sevierville, and Knoxville]
Discharge papers available at the
Shearly, Ezekiel 1814 39th Inf. Capt.
John B. Long's Co.
Shearly, James 1814 39th Inf. Capt. John B. Long's Co.
married ______ She was dead before
1(i). William J. Shirley died prior to 1851 Calhoun Co AR land
warrant. Likely unmarried since his father was named heir at
Sept 1 1851 Military Warrant MW-1088-197;
160 acres Calhoun Co Arkansas; Ezekiel S. Shirley father and
heir at law of William J. Shirley deceased late a private in
Captain Woods Company Twelfth Regiment United States Infantry;
SE qtr of the SW qtr of Sec 24. the NW qtr of the NE qtr and
the North 1/2 of the NW qtr of Sec 25. Twp 14S Range 13W
[Note: this warrant was part of 1847
legislation, which raised troops for Mexican American War. Late
in 1846, the United States recruited ten regiments of regulars
to launch a mission against Vera Cruz and inland to Mexico City.
Captain Allen Wood of Carroll County raised a company of Arkansans
for the Twelfth Infantry and joined the forces of General Winfield
Scott in the summer of 1847. Woods Arkansans fought in
the battles of Contreras and Churubusco on August 19 and 20,
1847, on the outskirts of Mexico City. In a matter of weeks,
Mexico City fell to Scotts forces. ]
1(ii). J. E. Shirley born about 1831 in Tennessee, age 29 in 1860
Calhoun Co AR census
married Caroline ______ She was born
James R. Shirley born December 1793 Greenville, Greene,
TN; He was in the 39th US Infantry in the War of 1812; He died
28 July 1876. Buried Lebanon Cemetery, Hardin, Tennessee
Married Jincey House born about
1795, Greenville, Tennessee death: 1855 Tennessee
Married Elizabeth Moore born
about 1797 marriage: 2 September 1857 death:
1(i). Thomas Shirley born Mar 27, 1816 Hickman TN. He lived
in DeSoto County Illinois. He died Oct 1895.
married Nancy A._____.
2(i). Rebecca Jane Shirley born Dec. 31, 1842 TN
2(ii). Gincy Ann Shirley born Jan 3, 1845 TN
2(iii). William Henry Shirley born April 12, 1847 TN
2(iv). Martha Elizabeth Shirley born Oct 1850
2(v). Mary Melissa Shirley born Oct 1854
2(vi). Louisa M. Shirley born Dec 1858. Died Mar 9, 1934
2(vii). Robert Alexander Shirley born Mar 1861 TN. Died Nov 13, 1950.
Ancestor of DNA
2(i). Henry Shirley born about 1819 Hickman TN. Can be found
in the 1880 census of Clark Co. AR.
married Jemima_____. She was
born ca. 1838 TN.
children in census of 1880
2(i). Sarah F. Shirley born about 1869 AR
2(ii). William H. Shirley born about 1871 AR
2(iii). Thomas J. Shirley born about 1872 AR
2(iv). Alexander Shirley born about 1875 AR
2(iii). Charlotte Shirley
born about 1823 MS
2(iv). Francis Shirley born about 1825
2(v). William F. Shirley born about 1827 MS Very likely same person
of Branch 99
Franklin Edward Shirley born about 1828 in Mississippi.
Died 26 January 1864 Buried Alton, Madison, Illinois in the Confederate
marriied Malinda Malvina Jones
on 28 January 1847, Henderson, Tennessee. She was born 9 October
1827. She died 24 February 1909
3(i). Elihu Elkanah Shirley
born 21 December 1847
death: 8 May 1923
3(ii). Jincy Ellen Shirley
born 29 March 1849 death:
3(iii). Elizabeth Rebecca
Shirley born 16 December
3(iv). Samantha D. Shirley
born 2 September 1852
3(v). Martha M. Shirley born 20 March 1854 death: 20 February
3(vi). John Henry Shirley
born 26 November 1855
death: 25 December 1898
3(vii). William J. Shirley
born 18 December 1857
3(viii). James Thomas Shirley
born 15 December 1859
death: 31 December 1922
3(ix). Margaret Ann Shirley
born 29 March 1862 death:
30 July 1939
3(x). Edward C. Shirley born 14 November 1863 death: 3 August
2(vii). Martha Shirley born about 1832 TN
2(viii). James R. Shirley born about 1833 TN (in 1850, living
with Peyton Smith in Hardin Co. TN)
2(ix). Sarah Shirley born about 1833 TN
2(x). John Shirley born about 1842