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John Shirley
d. 1832, born in Virginia. Family moved to South Carolina


Haplogroup E3b


John Shirley birthdate unknown. He died Feb 2, 1832  He and his wife were members of the Turkey Creek Baptist church in Abbeville County South Carolina.

23 Jun 1832 Benjamin and Obadiah Shirley applied for letter of adm. on the estate of John Shirley and on 24 Oct 1832 adm. to Obadiah Shirley. On 4 Oct 1832 Obadiah was made guardian of Loranzo (Loving), Catherine, Arnis, and Elizabeth Ann Shirley, minor children of John Shirley, dec'd. Final settlement

Married Elizabeth Fields, daughter of Obediah and Catherine (Burton) Fields.

children All born in Abbeville Co. South Carolina

1(i). Obediah Shirley born August 29, 1804. He died Feb 18, 1889 Honea Path, South Carolina and buried in the Presbyterian Cemetery. They settled in Honea Path in Anderson Co. SC. The house Obediah and wife Jennie built is still standing and is located one-half mile west of Honea Path. They along with others from Barkers Creek, Broadmouth and Big Creek Baptist Church organized the First Baptist Church of Honea Path during the year 1869 with 19 charter members. Obediah was one of the first deacons. He was a farmer and a large landowner and was known to give liberally to the church and to Christian education. He hauled cotton to Hamburg (now Augusta) which was the largest market.  [Above signatures appear in 1827 promissory note to Nimrod Smith]

married Jennie Armstrong Mar 18, 1824. Jennie Armstrong was the daughter of John Armstrong and Isabella Bryson.

Obediah and Jennie Shirley

1(ii). Nathaniel Shirley  born about 1806. Supposedly, he settled in Texas. Not traced

1(iii). John Jasper Shirley born about 1808. He died prior to 1832, about age 24

1(iv). Benjamin Amaziah Shirley born June 10, 1811 Abbeville Co. SC d. June 4 1886 Forsyth Co. GA  

Married Susannah Lee Jan 17, 1837. She was born Aug 13, 1813 SC, died Sept 4, 1900 Forsyth Co. GA. Both are buried at Union Hill on McGinness Ferry Road. They came to Forsyth Co. GA about 1845-47.

1(v). Lorenzo D. (Loving) Shirley born about 1813 Abbeville Co. SC. He lived in Fayette Co AL in 1850 census; He died in Houston TX

married Rebecca______


2(i). Sarah E. Shirley born about 1839

2(ii). Madison Shirley born about 1842

2(iii). Massoline Shirley born about 1845

2(iv). Georgianna Shirley born about 1846

2(v). Tabitha C. Shirley born about 1849 

1(vi). Elizabeth Ann Shirley born about 1815 . She married Robert Chamblee

1(vii). Annis Shirley born about 1817

1(viii). Ann Catherine Shirley born about 1822. She died Mar 9, 1846. She married James Christopher Wright, son of John and Drucilla (McAdams) Wright of Virginia.


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