Info from John Shirley
Jonathon Shirley born Nov 10, 1810
Buckinghamshire, England, died Dec 29, 1893 Owego, Tioga Co NY. Likely
the Jonathan Shirley who was christened at Akeley parish (next
to Stowe) on 16 August 1812 to Jonathan and Edith Shirley He
came from England with 2 brothers, William
Shirley (Branch 60) and Riley Shirley (see below). Jonathan
was buried at Gaskill Corners Cemetery, Tioga Co NY
Family Records: Mother: Edith Shirley b. ca. 1785, wife
of Jonathon Shirley, labourer, died Feb 22, 1840 Dadford,
Stowe, Buckingham Co. England.
(Maury TN Democrat 1 Feb 1894) - Shirley, Jonathan, died
29 Dec 1893, age 83 on Lisle Road, Owego New York; had son Nathaniel
Shirley. He was born 10 Nov 1810 in Buckinghshire England, where
he was married and his first two children were born; came in
1836 to the United States and lives at Owego for 55 years; father
of eight children; brother of William Shirley of Columbia, who
had marble works in Columbia; had been Baptist for 33 years.
In his will he left no widow, but he left the following named
persons, his children, heirs at law and next of kin, viz: Nathaniel
Shirley, Jonathon R. Shirley, and your petitioner (Hannah E.
Howe), residing in the said town of Owego; Edward Shirley and
Abbie Dolen residing in Susquehanna, Pennsylvania; Charlotte
Letts residing at ___ Missawkee Co. Michigan; Mary Ann Jane residing
at Edgar, Clay Co. Nebraska and Samuel Shirley.
married Mary M. _____, on June 12, 1832 in England.
(likely surname Milligan, according to 1909 marriage record for
son John). She was born 16 January 1813. She died 5 January 1887
and buried at Gaskill Corners Cemetery, Tioga Co NY (tombstone)
1(i). Mary Ann Shirley born about 1834 England married
______Jane, lived at Edgar, Clay Co NE
1(ii). Abigail Shirley born about 1838 NY married John
Dolen Apr 22 1869 at the 1st Baptist Church of Owego; lived in
1(iii). Samuel Shirley born 2 March 1839 (findagrave);
died 12 July 1895. Auctioneer. Buried at Gaskill Corners Cemetery,
Tioga Co NY.
Obituary - Samuel Shirley 1840 NY died in the town of Owego
about the 12th day of July 1895, leaving his widow, Janet, and
Andrew L. Shirley, Cora Le Grand, Carrie Shirley, Jennie C. shirley,
Samuel J. Shirley, Abbie Winne, Mary M. Walters, Edwin Shirley,
Oscar Shirley , Harry Shirley and Daisy Shirley, his children.
His will proved in 1897.
married Janet _______
2(i). Andrew L. Shirley
2(ii). Cora Shirley m. Le Grand
2(iii). Jennie C. Shirley
2(iv). Samuel J. Shirley
2(v). Abbie Shirley m. Eugene Winne Jan 28 1891 at
the 1st Baptist Church of Owego, Tioga, NY
2(vi). Mary M. Shirley m. Walters
2(vii). Edwin Shirley born about 1875; living Owego,
married Grace ______
3(i). Clayton Shirley born about 1904
3(ii). Floyd Shirley born about 1906
2(viii). Oscar Shirley
2(ix). Harry Shirley
2(x). Daisy Shirley
1(iv). Nathaniel Shirley born about 1842 NY, farmer;
lived Owego, Tioga NY
married Ella F. Letts on Nov 20 1873 at the 1st Baptist Church
children (1880 census)
2(i). Lottie Shirley born about 1874 NY (1880 census)
2(ii). Bertie Shirley (f) born about 1877 NY (1880
2(iii). Annie Shirley born about 1879 NY (1880 census)
2(iv). George Shirley born about 1882 NY (1905 NY census)
2(v). Minnie Shirley born about 1884 NY (1905 NY census)
1(v). Jonathon R. Shirley born about 1844 NY, lived
Owego, Tioga NY
Owego Marriage Book 1, John Shirley, 63, widower, born
and lives Owego, Tioga County, NY, retired. Parents: Jonathan
and Mary Milligan Shirley, both born England. To Mrs. Mary J.
Dunham, 63, widow, born Nichols, NY, lives Owego, NY, housekeeper.
Parents: G.H. (born NY) and Elzina Hibberd (born PA) VanDeMark.
Applied 6/22/1909, married 6/28/1909 in Owego, by Rev. E.D. Cavanaugh.
Witnessed by Grace Shirley and Hazel Campbell.
married 1) Mary A. _______
married 2) Mary J. Van de Mark, widow of ____Dunham; born
Nichols NY, dau of G. H. Van de Mark and Elzina Hibberd.
2(i). John Shirley born about 1874 (in the 1910
2(ii). Nat Shirley born about 1881 (in the 1910
2(iii). Mabel Shirley born about 1891 (in
the 1905 NY census)
1(vi). Ann (Hannah?) Shirley born about 1845 NY married
_____Howe; lived in Owego, Tioga NY
1(vii). Edward William (Edwin) Shirley born about 1848
NY died 1935
Edward W. Shirley of Church street, who will soon observe
his seventy-fifth anniversary of his birth, has the proud distinction
of having served the Erie company fifty years and six months.
At one time he had charge of all brass work on locomotives between
Jersey City and Hornell. Years ago, Mr. Shirley was police chief
of Susquehanna. In the past forty years, over three hundred good
friends passed on the the "better world", and Mr. Shirley
remembers the name of each and everyone of them, and speaks of
them with affection, remembering only their good deeds.
Edward W. Shirley, former Chief of Police in Susquehanna,
and one of the best known citizens in this section, died Tuesday
night at his home in Susquehanna at 8:20 O'Clock at the age of
Mr. Shirley was very well known to Forest City, Vandling and
Carbondale. For many years he manufactured medicines and tonics
which he personally distributed throughout his section. He was
a physical giant and of commanding appearance. He became favorably
known throughout this section as Dr. Shirley.
Surviving are his wife and two sons, Andrew J., at home, and
E.W. Shirley, Jr. of Sayre. The funeral will be held Friday
afternoon at 2:30 O'Clock.
married Mary Valentine
2(i). Edwrd William Shirley b 1 Aug 1885 Susquehanna
married Cora Westbrook
3(i). Ellsworth Westbrook Shirley b 4 Oct 1907
1(viii). Charlotte Shirley born about 1852 NY; married
Isaac J Letts on Dec 10 1877 at the 1st Baptist Church of Owego;
lived Missawkee Co. Michigan
Riley Shirley born 19 June 1819
(tombstone) presumably at Buckinghamshire England, brother of
Jonathan Shirley of Tioga Co NY. He arrived at the Port of New
York in 1851, age 33, laborer, on the ship Northumberland. He
died on 1 March 1891 and was buried at Gaskill Corners Cemetery,
Tioga Co NY. His will names only his wife Hannah as sole legatee.
1891 Estate of Riley Shirley; Date of Death 1 Mar 1891;
Probate 31 Jul 1891; Letters C pg 96; WB N pg 229 
married Hannah Stanton on 7 August 1854 at 1st Baptist Church
of Owego, Tioga Co NY. She was born 28 March 1829 (census says
in New York) and died 17 October 1901 (tombstone). She named
no children in her will but bequeathed most of her estate to
Reilly Stanton, son of Joseph Stanton "who has resided with
me for many years". She was buried at Gaskill Corners Cemetery,
Tioga Co NY (tombstone)
1901 Estate of Hannah Shirley; Date of Death 1 Nov 1901;
Probate 23 Apr 1902; Letters D pg 42; WB T pg 245; Inventory
filed 5 July 1902; Final Decree Bk E pg 229 
children: (no children shown in 1875 NY census)
1(i). Riley ?Shirley born about 1872 in New York, age
8 in 1880 census (Likely real surname Stanton,
see will of Hannah Shirley)
From a personal genealogical report posted online
This professional genealogical research
suggests that William Shirley migrated to America, but that brother
Jonathan did not. Thus we have some confusion.
169. JONATHAN SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-great-grandfather)
was born in 1804 in
170. EDITH MAYNARD (Josephine's great-great-great-grandmother)
was born in 1784 to John Maynard 184 and Mary Or or Elizabeth
Maynard 185. She was baptised on 15 April 1785, in Akeley, Buckinghamshire.
Jonathan Shirley 169 married Edith Maynard in 1801. They had
Jonathan Shirley 140 born about 1812 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire;
died in 1886 in This is wrong. This guy
is son of Joseph and Elizabeth Shirley of Calverton Bucks. He
was christened in 1814 at Calverton.
William Nelson Shirley 147 born on 24 March 1826 in Buckinghamshire;
died on 2
147. WILLIAM NELSON SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-great-uncle)
was born on 24 March 1826 in Buckinghamshire to Jonathan Shirley
169 and Edith Maynard 170. William was a Stone stone cutter,
and carver. In 1834, he iemmigrated to the USA. William died
on 2 February 1903 and was buried in .
William was buried in Columbia, TNTennessee.
The following information is also recorded for William: Nationality:
o Left England in 1834 with his uncle.uncle. and L landed in
New YOrkYork. Later brought over Hhis brothers Jonathon and Riley
followed later.. ; tThe rest of the family remained in England.
He married an Indian woman, said to have been an herb doctor.
(Aunt Eva said she had a cure for anything that troubled you.)
Their children were SamualSamuel, William, Alfred, Rosie, Elizabeth,
Married his second wife in Columbia, TN Tennessee - Anna Elizabeth
Morrow, b. Sept 26, 1864 in MMurray
Wrong family linked in internet genealogy
Joseph Shirley (this is the correct father and mother
of Jonathan Shirley of Calverton)
JONATHAN SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-grandfather) was
born about 1812 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire to Jonathan
Shirley 169 and Edith Maynard 170. He was baptised on 16 Au-gust
1812, in Akeley, Buckinghamshire. WRONG. Jonathan was chr 13
February 1814 at Calverton Bucks to Joseph and Elizabeth Shirley.
Census profiles for this Jonathan and Ann HH consistently show
him born c.1814 at Calverton, not 1812 etc. See Calverton Parish
MI below also
married ANN ______(Josephine's great-great-grandmother) was
born about 1814 in Stony Stratford, Buckinghamshire
They had eight children:
William Shirley 100 born about 1835 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire
Elizabeth A Shirley 85 born about 1837 in Westonbury, Northamptonshire;
died in 1876 in Cheshire
Joseph Shirley 101 born about 1841 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire
Samuel Shirley 102 born about 1843 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire
George Shirley 103 born about 1845 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire
Frederick Shirley 104 born about 1847 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire
Hannah Shirley 105 born about 1850 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire
Edward Shirley 106 born about 1853 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire
In loving memory of Ann SHIRLEY
born July 1st 1813 died Sept 7th 1882
also of Jonathan SHIRLEY
born Dec 27th 1813 died Jan 11th 1886
Not lost but gone before: Affliction sore long time we bore
Physicians were in vain
God did please to give us ease
and freed us from our pain.
Note: Jonathan Shirley chr 16 Aug 1812
at Akeley cm Stockholt Bucks to Jonathan Shirley and wife Edith
(This christening does not match the MI)
Children of Jonathan Shirley and Ann of Calverton Bucks
100. WILLIAM SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-uncle) was born
about 1835 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire to Jonathan Shirley
140 and Ann Shirley 141. In 1861, he was an engine fitter and
had married Maria Smith, a lacemaker,, in 1856. They had one
daughter, Ann (b 1858), and lived in Middle Weald, a hamlet near
Calverton. The family moved to Crewe sometime before 1871 and
lived at iIn Flag Lane, Coppenhall MonksMonks Coppenhall. William
worked as a machinist and by then had had three more children,
Samuel (b. 1864), John (b. 1867) and Albert (b. 1869). They were
still in Flag Lane in 1881 and by thenat that time Samuel was
an apprentice in an iron works, and John was an apprentice grocer.
In 1891 John and Albert were still living with their parents,
John having become a grocer's assistant whilst Albert was a steam
engine fitter. The 1901 census shows that Maria had returned
to Calverton following the death of her husband in 1894 and lived
with her father, William Smith - who by was then was 94.
101. JOSEPH SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-uncle) was born
about 1841 in Calverton, Buck-inghamshire to Jonathan Shirley
140 and Ann Shirley 141. In 1861, he was an engine smith. He
moved to Coppenhall MonksMonks Coppenhall, Crewe before 1871
and was an engine turner. By then he had married Eliza Meacham
from Stony Stratford and had three children, William George (b.
1864), Rose Emma (b. 1866) and Frances (b. 1870). The 1881 census
shows them living 210 West St, Crewe, with William having become
an apprentice engine fitter and Rose Emma working as a finisher
in a clothing factory; n the meantime another child had been
born, Ada Hannah, in 1877. Sadly, Ada died in 1883 and by 1891
all the other children had left home, and so Joseph and Eliza
lived alone at 41 Ford Lane, Crewe. Both Joseph and Eliza died
102. SAMUEL SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-uncle) was born
about 1843 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire to Jonathan Shirley
140 and Ann Shirley 141. In 1861 he was a carpenter and still
living with his parents. In 1864 he had moved to London and married
Elizabeth Rosina Francis, from Pimlico. In 1891 they lived in
18 Anhalt Rd, Battersea and had two children; Frederick (b. 1881)
who was a whitesmith and Annie (b. 1885) who was a florist.
103. GEORGE SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-uncle) was born
about 1845 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire to Jonathan Shirley
140 and Ann Shirley 141. In 1861, he worked as a general servant.
In 1870 George married Sarah Pritchard Mann in London and they
both worked as launderers in Chelsea, Unfortunately Sarah died
in 1872, possibly whilst giving birth to their son, George. George
Senior, ,, clearly not a man to stay single for long, married,
married Rose Faulkner on 22 Mar 1873. Rose came from Oxted in
Surrey but it's interesting to note that they shared the same
address on the wedding certificate - Montgomery House, Glebe
Place, Chelsea. In 1891 they were still in Glebe Place but by
then had had two more children; Arthur (b. 1874) and Mary Margaret
(b. 1879). Rose's father, Edward, also lived with them. By 1901
they had moved to Jasmine Villas, Datchet, Berkshire with their
daughter. George is recorded as having no occupation in the census.
Both Rose and George died in 1902.
104. FREDERICK SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-uncle) was
born about 1847 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire to Jonathan Shirley
140 and Ann Shirley 141. In 1871 he was a coachman for the Earl
of Carysfort at Elton Hall, Cambridgeshire. Frederick married
Caroline Gawthorp Kitchingman (who was born in Leeds and the
daughter of a bookmaker) on 24 Aug 1875, when they both lived
at Montgomery House, Glebe Place, Chelsea (the same address as
Frederick's brother George). The 1881 census records them as
having two children; Harry (b. 1879) and Minnie (b. 28 Dec 1879).
By thenBy then Frederick was working as a licensed victualler
at the Devonport Arms, Devonport Mews, Paddington, London. One
more child, Lizzie was born in 1884 but tragically Frederick
died the same year. The 1891 census shows that Caroline moved
to 21 Marville Rd, Fulham with the children, and the pub was
taken over by Spencer Chaplin - the grandfather of Charlie Chaplin.
Caroline found employment as a needlewoman and the 1901 census
records her as still at the same address, but now employing her
daughter Lizzie as a dressmaker. Caroline died in 1910 and Lizzie
went on to marry Eli Lingfield, a travelling salesman, on 11
Apr 1914. Harry became a carpenter, and Minnie became a dressmaker.
She, who is last recorded in the 1901 census when she was visiting
her uncle, Edward Shirley, in Stoke Prior, Worcestershire.
105. HANNAH SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-aunt) was born
about 1850 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire to Jonathan Shirley
140 and Ann Shirley 141. She is recorded in the 1871 census as
living with her brother George and his family at Montgomery House,
Glebe Place, Chelsea and working as a domestic servant. By 1881
she had moved to Pinner and was living and working as a domestic
servant at the Royal Commercial Travellers School at Hatch End.
106. EDWARD SHIRLEY (Josephine's great-great-uncle) was born
about 1853 in Calverton, Buckinghamshire to Jonathan Shirley
140 and Ann Shirley 141. In 1871, he was a schoolteacher in Calverton.
Edward married Charlotte Lydia Hobbs in Wheatenhurst, Gloucestershire
in 1878 and the 1881 census records him working as a toll collector
at Stoke Wharf, Worcestershire, on the Worcester and Birmingham
Canal. They They had six children:
Lilian Mary (b. 1879).
George (b 1883)
Frederick (b. 1886)
Martha (b. 1887)
Bessie (b. 1889)
Dorothy (b 1898)