James Shirley b. 1730's of Orange
Co. Virginia. He died June 20, 1791 Culpeper Co Virginia.
married Judith Garriott. She died in Kentucky.
1(i). Mary Shirley born
Apr 1, 1755 d. Jan 21, 1844 married in 1771 Tobias (Michael?)
Wilhoite Oct 15, 1750 d. Feb 7, 1839. He served in the Revolution
(pensioned). They moved to to Jefferson Co. KY now Bullitt Co.
prior to 1795. In 1808 they moved with some of their children
to "Shakertown, Mercer Co. KY where they became charter
members of the Pleasant Hill Shaker Community and died. The birth
and death dates are from the Shaker Society Records. They had
1(ii). Thomas Shirley
born ca. 1757 (twin) lived in Madison Co. VA. Died 1845 intestate.
He was a bachelor and owned approximately 100 slaves and the
largest farm in Madison Co. VA comprising of 48,933 acres. His
estate was valued at $120,000 to $130,000 at his death.
"Madison County, Virginia, A Revised History,"
by Margaret G. Davis, p. 294: "1793: . . . Robert Oliver
was tax delinquent on forty-two thousand acres of land which
was bought by the Shirleys. (info received Oct 18, 2003 from
2(i). daughter Shirley
Shirley born ca. 1757 (twin) lived in Madison Co. VA.
He never married but had 2 sons.
1(iv). Nancy Shirley born
Mar 27, 1759. She died July 19, 1820. Married James Yowell May
23, 1779 Culpeper Co. VA. They moved to Oldham Co. KY about 1797.
They had 10 children.
1(v). Absolom Shirley he apparently died before 1816.
married Cassandra [Felps?]. She married next Wm Austin Dec
26, 1816 in Jefferson Co. KY
2(i). Elizabeth Shirley. She married Henry L. Harrison
in Oldham Co. KY
Jerry Riggs <email@example.com> Her parents
were Absolom Shirley and Cassandra Felps(her maiden name). Cassandra's
father was Abbington Felps, there are several variations of the
name Abbington. Abbington Felps signed for her to marry Henry
L Harrison, since both her parents were deceased.
2(ii). Alphina Shirley. She married Jeptha Leet Oct
29, 1823 in Jefferson Co. KY
2(iii). Sara Shirley. She married Caleb Vest
1(vi). Elizabeth Shirley. She
married William Wilhoite. They immigrated to Oldham Co. KY.
1(vii). Joshua Shirley
born ca. 1763 lived in Bullitt Co. KY; He apparently died before
Their children brought suit against their uncle Thomas Shirley's
estate in 1847 Madison Co. VA. as a provision had been made in
Zachariah Shirley's will for Thomas Shirley, his twin brother,
"to sell some of their surplus lands and use proceeds to
buy 100 or 150 acres in "some of the Western Countries (meaning,
KY?) ....for our brother Joshua to live and raise his family...".
That suit lasted for years and it provides much of the genealogical
information about this family.
AT THE TOP OF THIS PAGE, CLICK ON MISC INFO FOR THIS BRANCH..
YOU WILL SEE A LINK FOR THE SUIT AND THE WILL ON THAT PAGE.
married Mary Bell 28 Apr 1801 in Nelson Co KY; She was the
daughter of Henry T. Bell of Nelson Co. KY.
2(i). Joshua Shirley, Jr., born about 1817 KY; age
33 in the 1850 census
2(ii). William Shirley born about 1819 KY; living Bullitt
Co KY in 1850
married Elizabeth Hogland (her surname listed in dau Alice's
children (1850 Bullitt Co KY census)
3(i). Henry Shirley born about 1842 KY
3(ii). William Shirley born about 1844 KY
3(iii). Mary Shirley born about 1846 KY
3(iv). Alexander H. Shirley born about 1849 KY
3(v). Alice Shirley born 20 Aug 1853 in Bullitt Co
2(iii). Thomas Shirley he apparantly died (or abandoned
his family) before 1850 census
married 1st Eliz. Brashear 25 Mar 1841 at Bardstown, Nelson
married 2nd. Mary E. Cartmell 9 Nov 1847 in Bullitt Co KY;
She is living alone with child in the 1850 Bullit Co KY census,
3(i). Demascus Shirley born about 1848 KY
2(iv). Absolom Shirley. Living in Nelson Co KY in 1850;
He died 1863 Nelson Co. KY
children: (1850 census)
3(i). Mary Shirley born about 1834 KY
3(ii). Sarah Shirley born about 1838 KY
3(iii). James Shirley born about 1840 KY
3(iv). John Shirley born about 1842 KY
3(v). Nancy Shirley born about 1845 KY
3(vi). M. Shirley (female) born about 1847 KY
3(vii). Z. Shirley (male) born about 1849 KY
2(v). Juriah Shirley
2(vi). Henry Shirley born about 1810 KY; living with
widowed mother in 1850 Nelson Co census, age 40
2(vii). Judith Shirley m. John J. Baker
2(viii). Mary Shirley. She died 1845 m. Squire Murphy
1(viii). Jane Shirley
born 1766 married James McGehee Aug 27, 1801 Madison Co. They
lived in Person Co. North Carolina before moving to Jefferson
1(ix). Delilah Shirley
born ca. 1768. She was the unwed mother of one child, Lewis Shirley.
She ultimately married Benjamin Fleshman and had several children
1(x). William Shirley
born Aug 4, 1772 Culpeper Co. VA died March 24, 1854 Ky; His
will is in Oldham Co. KY and copy in Madison Co. VA.
married Elizabeth Clore Jan 1, 1796 in Madison Co.
1(xi). Bathsheba Shirley
born ca. 1774. She died 1838 married Asa (Wm?) McGehee 1808 in
Louisa Co. VA. She had no children.
1837 Will of Bathsheba McGehee, Louisa Co, VA - Debts to
be paid; Lend estate to friend James Turner and his heirs, but
if he has no heirs then to be equally divided amongst my nephew,
Lewis Shirley, sister Jane McGehee, brother William Shirley and
brother Abselem Shirley's three daughters the tract of land I
live on, negro Joe, beds, books, etc. livestock.; Fifty dollars
to my executor to support the Gospel.; Balance of estate to be
sold and money to sister Jane McGehee, brother William Shirley
and three daughters of brother Absolem Shirley, dec'd and nephew
Lewis Shirley.; Beloved friend James D. Roberts to be executor.;
Dated 6 Feb. 1837. /s/ Bathsheba McGehee. Wit. Erasmus H. Walton,
Charles T. Trevlian, and Samuel W. Walton. Recorded 10 Dec 1838.
1(xii). John Shirley.
Nothing known of him
1(xiii). James Shirley.
Nothing known of him