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John Shirley
b. ca 1800 South Carolina. Lived in Cape Girardeau Co. Missouri

   
 

Info from: Shirley Farrell SBouchillo@aol.com

John Shirley born about 1800 in South Carolina. They traveled through Tennessee and ended up in Cape Girardeau Co MO by 1840; The family is living in Cape Girardeau Missouri in 1850, John is deceased.  He may be the John Shirley who appears in Greene Co TN census in 1830.

married Frances Meadows; She was born about 1803 in South Carolina. She is widowed and living in Cape Girardeau Co MO in 1850.

children

1(i). male Shirley born about 1820-1830 (census?)

1(ii). Thomas P. Shirley born May 1825 in SC. Living Bennets River, Fulton Co AR in 1860; Living Benton, Howell Co MO in 1870 and 1880; He and wife Elizabeth are living with their daughter Laura and her husband Joseph Griffin's family in Howell MO in 1900; Thomas died in Howell MO

married Elizabeth Keel 15 Aug 1850 in Cape Girardeau MO; She was born in 1835 in Illinois


Elizabeth Keel Shirley, wife of Thomas P. Shirley

Memories of my 'growing up years' in Howell Co Mo - On the old home place

First off, I know it was in the Shirley family many many more year than I even I knew about as I grew up. Frances Meadows Shirley, Jarrett (my great, great grandmother deeded it to Thomas P. Shirley, my great grand father and he deeded it to Orville William Shirley , my father, I grew up there and lived there until I married. It lies 1/2 mile or so from the Free Union Cemetery where my Shirley family from Thoams P. Shirley on down are buried. I don't know where John or Frances are buried. As I grew up I remember my father telling about this awful tornado that blew away the first house when he was small school age child. And I remember the huge rocks that were the chimney to the fireplace. He said it took dishes and such right up the chimney. I remember my father telling my my great grandmother Elizabeth Keel Shirley was Cherokee Indian, full or half I can't say for sure. I remember my father mentioning Belle Starr from time to time but I don't know exactly where she fits into the Shirley family. I know her name was Myra Belle Shirley. I remember my father telling about living for a period of time in the Boston Mountains of North Arkansas below Jasper. I think it was for my grandmother's health. I remember my father talkign about working in the oil fields around Cleveland OK when a young man and seeing the famed "Doc Holiday" on the street there also workign in the almond orchards around Paso Robles, California. I remember my father being Justice of the Peace for a number of years. In the late 30's and maybe 40s. I remember the first marriage he performed. Our neighbor girl. By the time I came along all that was left of my father's family was he and two sisters. They were Maud who married J.E. Franks. They had a daughter and a son. My father Orville William Shirley who married Clovis McAninch and they had a daughter and a son. Me and my brother William A. (Jack) Shirley - Catherine Shirley Sigler

children

2(i). Mary Shirley born about 1850 MO; living with parents in 1860 census; not in 1870 census

2(ii). John Shirley born about 1852 MO; living with parents in 1860 census; not in 1870 census

2(iii). Arverine Shirley born about 1855 MO; living with parents in 1860 and 1870 census

2(iv). Rachel Shirley born about 1857 AR; living with parents in 1860 census; not in 1870 census

2(v). Elvira Shurley born about 1862 AR; living with parents in 1870 and 1880 census

2(vi). Drewshane Shurley born about 1866 MO; living with parents in 1870 and 1880 census

2(vii). Thomas William W. Shurley born about 1870 MO; living with parents in 1870 (Thomas W.W) and 1880 census (William W.)

2(viii). Nancy E. Shurley born about 1874 MO; living with parents in 1880 census

2(ix). Laura Shirley born Jul 1877. living with parents in 1880 census; She married Joseph Griffin and lived in Howell MO in 1900.

1(iii). William Shirley born about 1830 TN; living with mother in 1850 Cape Girardeau census, age 20

1(iv). female Shirley born about 1831-1833 (source?)

1(v). John Anderson Shirley b. 3 Nov 1834 TN; living with mother in 1850 Cape Girardeau census; Living in Union Township, Bollinger Co MO in 1900 (with grandson John C. Shirley); John died 3 April 1917. 

married Hannah Berniece Long in 1852 in Cape Girardeau Co, MO (They jumped the broom at their wedding).

Children:

2(i). Sarah Frances Shirley

2(ii). William Andrew Shirley born Nov 1856; lived at Crooked Creek Twp in Bollinger Co MO in 1900

married Adline _______; They married about 1881

children:

3(i). Ruby Shirley born Oct 1883 MO

3(ii). James Shirley born Jan 1886 MO

3(iii). Anna Shirley born Feb 1888 MO

3(iv). Gracie Shirley May 1890 MO

2(iii). Dr. John Manley Shirley born 7 June 1858; He died in St. Marys, MO on 9 Dec 1947

married 1st. _____,

married 2nd Mary Rosalie Parres (Perez) on 29 Oct 1894

married 3rd.____. 

children:

3(i). Bernice Shirley

3(ii). Stanley Shirley

3(iii). Irene Shirley

3(iv). Blanche Shirley

3(v). Carl Francis

3(vi). Otto Shirley b. 21 Oct 1904 He died on 25 Oct 1986.

married Frances McClure on 10 Feb 1929

2(iv). Martha Ellen

2(v). Mary Tabitha

2(vi). Susannah Blanche Shirley

2(vii). Hannah Melvina Shirley

2(viii). Joseph Joshua Shirley


1(vi). Gemina (Jemina) Shirley born 9 April 1837; living with mother in 1850 census

1(vii). Jane Shirley born about 1839 in MO; living with mother in 1850 census

1(viii). Mary Airhart Shirley born about 1841 in MO; living with mother in 1850 census

 

   


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