Will of John
In the name
of God, Amen. I John Shirley of he county of Hempstead in the
state of Arkansas, being of sound mind and in ordinary hearlth,
but sensible of the uncertainty of human life, deem it expedient
at this time to make this my last Will and Testament. For my
daughter, Elvira, wife of James McIntyre, I give for the term
of her natural life to deseent at her death to her brothers or
their children, the tract of land on which she now lives, it
being the east half of the southwest quarter section twenty four
(24) in township elven (11) south of range twenty-six (26) west,
containing eighty (80) acres situate in the county of Hempstead
afore said. To my two sons, Walker Wesley and John Fletcher Shirley,
to be divided equally between them, I give and bequeath all other
lands and tnements of which I may died posessed. My wagon I give
to my son Wesley Walker shirley. My beds abd bed clothing I give
to my son John Fletcher Shirley. My cattle, hogs, sheep, household
and kitchen furniture and all other personal property I may have
may be divided equally among all my children. And for the prupose
of carrying into effect the foregoing provisions, I hereby appoint
my friend Doctor Nathan D. Smith Executor of this my last Will
and Testament given under my hand and seal this twentieth day
of February in the year one thousand eight hundred and fifty
eight (1858). Signed and sealed in the presence of: (His mark)...
John Shirley. Franklin Smith, Hadley Smith, Willoby Smith
b. ca. 1806 TN.
b 1827 Arkansas; She married James F. McIntire, Aug 22,
1844 in Hempstead Co.
b 1828 Arkansas; He was listed in the 1868 voter register for
Bakersfield, Kern Co California.
on Oct 20, 1850
b 1852 Arkansas died 1938 Wiggin, Stone Co. MS,
Mary E. Irwin on
Sept 7, 1873
Sarah Evaline Tally
b 1853 Arkansas; He died beffore 1930
9 Mar 1876 at Howard Co, AR
b 1855 Arkansas; died young
b 1856 Arkansas; He lived in Kern Co California in 1900 census,
b 1858 Arkansas; he must have died before the 1870 census.
b 1859 Arkansas; died young
born Aug 27, 1828 Hempstead Co. Arkansas, He went to California
in 1852 and to Kern Co. California in 1862. died Jan 24, 1870
Paso Robles, CA.
March 29, 1861 born Alabama. (she married 2nd Allen E. Rose).
She was living alone with children in the 1870 Kern Co CA census,
known as a 'stock raiser'
born Aug 3, 1863 Merced, California, died June 16, 1933.
March 1892 Clover Flat, Kern Co. California, died Aug 14, 1909.
Married Leslie L. Darling
born Nov 21, 1893 Long Tom Mine, Kern Co. California, m. Leslie
born 1865 CA, living with mother in Kern Co CA in 1870 census;
born 1868 CA, living with mother in Kern Co CA in 1870 census;
1870 CA, living with mother in Kern Co CA in 1870 census; died