In the name of god amen. I comend
my spirret to god and my body to be bured in a christain manner.
In the first place its my will that all my jest debts shold be
paid. In the second place its my will that my two sons shold
have all my land to wit Moses and Nathan Shirley also its my
will that Moses Shirley shold have his horse bridle and sadle.
I also give to my sone Nathan Shirley my mare bridle and sadle.
I also give to my son Moses Shirley one fether bed and ferneture.
I also give to my son Nathan Shirley one fether bed and ferneture.
I also give to my son David Shirley one cow and calf. I also
give to my three daughters one negro woman [named filles?] to
wit Marther and Nancy and Caty Shirley. Its also my will for
my son Moses to have thre herd of catle that he claims. Also
its my will that my son Nathan shold have one cow and calf that
he claims. Its my will that my sone John Shirley shold have one
dollar. Its also my will that my two sons Moses Shirley and Nathan
Shirley shold have all my hogs and plantation tools and all of
my house hold and furneture with my life times exception on the
hold of ther property. This being my last will and testament
this the 17 of March in the Eighteen hundred and twenty six.
It being the fiftyeth yer of Ameracan independency Wherun to
I set my hand and seal <Moses Shierley> [witnessed by]
Elias B[rased], Redden Beasley
married Unknown _________ likely dead
before husband's date of Will, 1826.
1(i). Moses Shirley b.
ca. 1810 NC. In 1843, Moses Shirley of Washington Co AL was granted
40 acres of homestead land in Choctaw Co AL (formed from Wash.
Co in 1847); He was living Choctaw Co. AL in 1850 Census;
Named in his father's 1826 Will.
married Susan Mozingo
2(i). Mary Shirley born about 1834 AL; living with parents in
1850 census, age 16
2(ii). Eliza Shirley born about 1837 Al; living with parents in
1850 census, age 13
2(iii). James A. Shirley born about 1841 Al; living with parents in
1850 census, age 9
2(iv). Sarah J. Shirley born about 1843 AL; living with parents in
1850 census, age 7
2(v). Susanah Shirley born about 1846 AL; living with parents in
1850 census, age 4
2(vi). Bertha Ann H. Shirley born about1849 AL; living with parents in 1850
census, age 1
2(vii). Lemuel Jackson Shirley born Nov. 27, 1851 in Womack Hill, Choctaw
County, Alabama; Living in Choctaw Co AL in 1880; died on Feb.
22, 1926 in New Boston, Bowie County, Texas.
married Martha Jane Mazingo; she was
born about 1851
3(i). Susan Ellen Shirley born about 1872 at Womack Hill, Choctaw Co AL;
She married Jacob Lee
3(ii). William Jackson Shirley born 26 May 1874 at Womack Hill, Choctaw, AL;
He died 4 Sep 1900 at Choctaw Co AL; buried in Bear Creek Cemetery
married Elizabeth Indiana Landrum
3(iii). James Lemuel Shirley born 1876 at Womack Hill, Choctaw Co AL
married Lizzie Harper
3(iv). Martha J. Shirley born 3 Mar 1880 at Womack Hill, Choctaw AL;
She married __Brewer; She died at New Boston Bowie TX
3(v). Jessie Ray Shirley born 1884 at Womack Hill, Choctaw Co AL
3(vi). Robert Moody Shirley born 22 Aug 1887 at Mt Olive choctaw Co AL;
He died at new Boston Bowie TX on 3 may 1974
married Annie Harper on 15 Dec 1914
at Seymour Baylor Co TX
1(ii). Nathan A. Shirley
born ca. 1809 SC Named in his father's 1826 Will. He is living
in Lauderdale Co MS in 1850 and 1860 census.
?married Emily Miller Jan 12, 1837 in
Washington Co AL
?married Emily Sikes in Choctaw Co AL, dau of Elijah Sikes
2(i). Martha J. Shirley born about 1834
2(ii). Sarah C. Shirley born about 1837
2(iii). Moses Nathaniel Shirley born about 1839 AL d. Feb 25, 1920 Choctaw Co.
married 1st. Mary Dickson Mozingo,
married 2nd Willie Mozingo who was born
Oct 6, 1876 d. Oct 12, 1948
3(i). Martha Jane Shirley born about 1869 Choctaw Co. AL d. 1869
3(ii). Caroline Shirley born about 1871 d. 1874
3(iii). Frances Shirley born Dec 20, 1873 m. David Tindle Feb 22, 1897
3(iv). Melissa Shirley born Jan 25, 1876 d. Mar 21, 1940 m. George
W. Louge Jan 25, 1894
3(v). Lelia Shirley born Oct 2, 1878 m. Robert Jackson
3(vi). Rose T.C. Shirley born Nov 2, 1885 d. Dec 24, 1918 m. Luther
3(vii). William Moses Shirley born Oct 1904 AL (by 2nd m. to Willie) ; He
died 22 Jan 1964 at Butler, Choctaw Co AL
married Lucy Arcena Tindle
3(viii). John Shirley born about 1906 AL
3(ix). Luther Shirley born about 1908 AL
3(x). Benjamin Shirley born Feb 16, 1911
married Ola Mae Casey
2(iv). Louise Shirley born about 1844
2(v). Asbury Shirley born about 1846; living with parents in 1860
census, age 13
2(vi). Nathaniel Shirley born about 1849 MS; not found in 1860 family
household; may have died young.
2(vii). Emily A. Shirley born about 1851; living with parents in 1860
census, age 9
2(viii). Benjamin Shirley born about 1852; living with parents in 1860
census, age 8
2(ix). Charles A. Shirley born about 1857; living with parents in 1860
census, age 3
2(x). Nancy J. Shirley born about 1858; living with parents in 1860
census, age 1
1(iii). David Shirley Named
in his father's 1826 Will.
1(iv). John Shirley Named
in his father's 1826 Will.
1(v). Martha Shirley
b: 11 SEP 1798 in Darlington Co
in her father's 1826 Will; She married James Skinner, Sr. about
1(vi). Nancy Shirley
Named in her father's 1826 Will.
She married Emanuel Hearon
1(vii). Caty (Catherine) Shirley Named in her father's 1826 Will. She married