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  John Shirley
born Scotland, lived in Gilmer Co GA and Arkansas

John Shirley born Scotland; Supposedly lived in Gilmer Co. GA before going to Arkansas. Named in his gr-daughter Susan Sherley's Cherokee Indian application, the Miller Roll.

married Elizabeth "Betsy" Love. She was Cherokee Indian. Brother of John Love, daughter of "old" Daniel Love, a full blooded Scotsman. Danile Love's wife was a full blooded Cherokee.

known child:

1(i). Lord Wellington Shirley (Oo.wa.le: -" b. Mar 27, 1825 in the Cherokee Nation East TN; , ; Elected: 1881 Judge of Tahlequah District, 1891 Judge of Tahlequah District, Cherokee Nation OK; He died June 9, 1894; Starr's Notes #H886

Winney Daugherity vs. Cherokee Nation, applicant for Cherokee Citizenship - A witness one part of plaintiff. - L. W. Sherly (Lord Wellington Shirley) who being duly sworn states as follows, to wit: I am a resident of Tahlequah District CN and am 62 years old. The applicant Winney Daugherity is a first cousin of mine her father and my mother were full brother and sister, her father's name was John a son of Old Daniel Love and Old Daniel Love was a full blooded Scotchman and his wife, (grandmother of mine) was a full blooded Cherokeee Indian. She was also the grandmother of the applicant. My grandmother Cherokee name was NA.KE. Jan. 13, 1888 CHN-51, Vol. 466, pgs 334-335

married 1st.  Elizabeth Crittenden,

married 2nd Annie Foreman on 25 Nov 1852 in Washington Co Arkansas; She was was born March 17, 1827 in Bradley County, Tennessee, and died February 13, 1897 daughter of Richard Bark Foreman and Rachel Seabolt; Drennen Roll: 1851, #633 Flint District

children by Eliz.

2(i). Mary Shirley1851 died Oct 8, 1860

2(ii). Martha Shirley 1851, married 1st. John Ryan, m. 2nd Nicholas Byers

children by Annie:

2(iii). Susan Elizabeth Shirley b. Mar 5, 1854 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma, m. Richard Murrell Wolfe on November 21, 1872, son of John Wolfe and Elizabeth Sanders. He was born November 16, 1849 in Going Snake District, Cherokee Nation, Oklahoma, and died Bef. 1906. Miller app # 3206

The Miller app. of Sarah [sic]E Wolfe nee Shirley # 3206. Father: Wellington Sherly. Mother: nnie Foreman. Father born 27 May 1825 in old Cherokee Nation, died 9 June 1894. Mother born 17 Mar 1827 Bradley Co TN, died 13 Feb 1897. Sarah Wolfe names Wellington's parents: John Sherly, born Scotland, and Elizabeth Sherly. Her mother's parents: Bark (Richard "Dick") Forman and Rachel Seabolt. Miller #3207, Annie L. Lane gives almost the same information as her sister Sarah Wolfe. Their brother John L. Shirley Miller App. # 13551 deals only with their mother's lineage.

2(iv). John L. Shirley ( b. Mar 6, 1856 in Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory, Oklahoma (tombstone says 1854-1940), He is listed on the Miller and Dawes Rolls; Miller App. # 13551

married 1st.  Addie Still d. 1889,

married 2nd Amanda (Sanders) Shirley d. 190?,

married 3rd Mattie C. Glenn

children by Addie:

3(i). Laura Shirley April 1, 1878, m. George Townsend

3(ii). Eliza Shirley Nov 23, 1880, m. Jess Pritchett

3(iii). Love Shirley Mar 2, 1882, m. Luke Whitfield 

3(iv). Thomas Shirley Mar 17, 1884, d. Feb 5, 1901

child by Amanda:

3(v). Viola Shirley Nov 15, 1902

2(v). Sarah A. Shirley Dec 16, 1857, d. Oct 4, 1858

2(vi). Wellington Shirley, Jr. born July 11, 1862, d. Nov 13, 1900 in Cherokee County, Oklahoma; buried Shirley Cemetery, Cherokee County, Oklahoma

married Amanda Sanders


3(i). Willie W. Shirley 1892

3(ii). Maggie Lee Shirley 1894

3(iii). Annie Bell Shirley 1895

3(iv). Edward L. Shirley Aug 1900, d.  Dec 1900

2(vii). Annie Laura Shirley April 9, 1865 in Barren Fork, Goingsnake District, Cherokee Nation OK, m. 1st. Timothy Brown Hitchcock, m. 2nd Joseph S. Craig May 14, 1896 Tahlequah, m. 3rd. M.J. Lane; Miller #3207


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