say 1735; In 1783, he was taxed in Spotsylvania Co VA with 7
slaves, 4 horses and 9 heads of cattle. He died sometime after
1795 in Spotsylvania Co VA;
May 10, 1791. John Shirley, jr., and Frances, his wife,
of Spots. Co. to Jonathan Clark of same county. £22 10s.
curr. 129 a. in Spots. Co., conveyed to sd. Jno. Shirley, jr.,
by his father, John Shirley, Senr., etc.,wit: Thomas Turner,
Edmund Clark, James Wilson, John Shirley, SR., William Arnold.
ref: deeds 11791-1794 page 444
married Elizabeth________. (It has been suggested
her name may have been Thomas, but there is no proof). She is named in a 1785
Spotsylvania Co VA deed record.
Sept 10, 1785,
John Shearley and Elizabeth, his wife, of Spots. Co., to Samuel
Luck of same county, 10 pounds currency, 9 acres of land etc...
wit: Nicholas Payne, Thomas Shirley and Frances Hodges. ref:
Deed book K page 391
born about 1758. She received
legal title to a slave from her father in 1795. She married Henry
Jan. 12, 1795 John Shirley
Sr. of Berkeley Parish, Spots. Co., to his daughter, Dorothy
Dodd, deed of gift, a Negro girl, et. Wit: Thomas Shirley, Morady
Morris and James Crawford. ref: deeds 1794-1797
born April 1760 Berkeley
Parish, Spotsylvania Co. VA; Revolutionary War Soldier; He initially
enlisted in the "marine service" of the United States
under Capt Gabriel Jones on the ship Venture; His father at one
point hired James Kemp as his subsitute in the war; He moved
from Virginia to Adair Co KY in 1807;The family lived in Mercer
Co. KY before settling in Adair co. KY. He applied for a pension
for his war service in Dec 1832, at age 72 in Adair Co KY; He
died Mar 12, 1840 Adair Co. KY.
May 4 1840 WB D Page 256 Will
of John Shirley; Written: Mar 19 1838; Wife: Francis Shirley;
remainder to be equally divided among my children viz: George
Shirley, John W Shirley, Nancy M Coleman, Polly Rogers and Betsey
Bailey. Exec: Joseph H. Coleman and George Shirley; Recorded:
May 4 1840
married Frances Yates on Nov. 25, 1782. (source,
family bible) She died Sept 22, 1843 Adair Co. Kentucky. (note:
the death date cannot be correct as Frances Shirley appeared
before a KY official regarding her husband's pension on that
2(i). Nancy W. Shirley b
abt 1783; She married 1st Thomas Coleman, Dec 27, 1804,
(source, family bible); She married 2nd, Francis A. Henry Jan
2(ii). George Yates Shirley b abt 1785; living in East Fork PO,
Metcalfe Co KY in 1850 and 1860 census, age 76, widower; Thomas
W. Shirley age 16 living in the HH both census. Earlier Adair
Co census indicates may only have had one child, a daughter.
married Pamela Coleman, Dec 18, 1807 (source, family bible)
John Warfield Shirley
b Dec 28, 1787 d. Feb 27, 1837, (his birth shown
on another bible page, not shown above)
married Patsy Young, Jan 26, 1809. She was the daughter
of Philip Young. Patsey was born June 27, 1788 and d. Dec 9,
1828. (source, family bible)
2(iv). Polly E. Shirley born about 1789; She married Edmund
Rogers, Jan 27, 1809 (source, family bible). He founded
the city of Edmonton, Metcalf Co KY
2(v). Betsey W. Shirley 1792 She
married Nimrod Bailey, Nov 18, 1819 (source, family
2(vi). Benjamin W. Shirley b Oct 22, 1797 (source, family bible,
another page not shown above); not named in the LW&T of his
Shirley of Adair Co KY
born March 21, 1761 Berkeley Parish, Spotsylvania Co. VA, d.
April 17, 1820 Adair Co. KY. (See branch #11 for his family).
5, 1788 Caroline Co. VA.
born about 1763. She and her new husband received 70 acres of
land and 2 slaves from their respective parents in 1788. She
married John Crawford. He died and left a will in Spotsylvania
Co VA in 1797.
Oct 27, 1788,
James Crawford Sr. and John Sherley, Sr. of Spots. Co. , for
the natural love and affection they have for John Crawford and
Phebe, his wife, of same county, deed of gift, 70 acres in Spots.
Co., and two slaves, etc. Wit: John Waller, Thomas Turner, William
Arnold, Thomas Hicks, John Shirley, JR. and James Crawford Jr.
ref: Deed book M page 424
She died 1833 Cumberland Co. VA, Some of the family moved
to Jackson TN; She married
William Anderson d. 1795 Cumberland Co. VA.