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Moses Shirley
born about 1780. Lived in Barren Co Kentucky. Moved to Hamilton Co Illinois

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DNA Haplogroup R1b1


Moses Shirley born about 1780 NC. Moses had a land grant in Barren Co. KY in 1799. They left Barren County KY and are recorded as buying land in Hamilton Co. IL as early as 1818. They were charter members of the Ten Mile Creek Church in Hamilton Co IL when organized on 2 Sep 1820. He died 27 November 1861 in Hamilton Co. IL.

married Nancy Dale on December 3, 1798 in Warren Co. KY. She died Nov 28, 1862 and was buried at Ten Mile Cemetery, McLeansboro, Hamilton Co IL


1(i). John Shirley birth date unknown, but likely about 1798. He died about 1828

married Rosannah Moore Feb. 24, 1824 in Hamilton Co. IL. Daughter of Jeremiah Moore. She apparently married John Murphy after the death of John Shirley. She lived in Warren Co IL in 1850 census (surname Murphy)


2(i). Elena "Gelaney"(Juliana) Shirley supposedly born 14 Jan 1825 and died 1855. She married Pleasant Ray

2(ii). John Shirley born 9 October 1827 in Lenox Township, Warren Co IL. He lived with his mother and step-father in 1850 Warren Co IL census. He supposedly died 1870.

married Clarinda Jane Ray 30 January 1851 at Warren Co IL

children: source:

2(i). Sarah Elizabeth Shirley born 3 July 1852. She married Robert Elliott. She died 30 April 1937.

2(ii). Hiram Shirley born 23 Jul 1854. He died in 1912 in Berwick IL

2(iii). Jane Shirley born about 1857

2(iv). Ann Alecia Shirley born about 1858

1(ii). Mary "Polly" Shirley born say 1799. She married Martin Sims in White Co IL on 26 September 1820

1(iii). Tillman Shirley born 11 August 1800 in Kentucky. He died 17 May 1864

married Lavinia ______

1(iv). Millie Shirley She married Henry Irvin on Dec. 17, 1828 in Hamilton Co. IL.

"After Millie died, Henry remarried. He was the father of 26 children"

1(v). Ann Eliza Shirley She married John W. Lane on Dec. 9, 1837 in Hamilton Co. IL  The family lived in Jefferson Co. IL in 1850 census.

1(vi). Sarah Shirley She married Milton Cox on Dec 22 , 1833 in Hamilton Co IL

1(vii). Isaac Shirley born about 1805 in Barren Co. KY. He died in 1858 at Douglas Co. Kansas

married Elizabeth Cox. She died in 1876

1(viii). Elizabeth Shirley  She died Jan 28, 1877. She married Alfred Moore on June 12, 1828 in Hamilton Co. IL and had 8 Children.

1(ix). Nancy Shirley born 1808 Barren Co. KY. She died 6 April 1872 in Hamilton Co. IL. She married John Hall Sept. 1, 1824  Hamilton Co. IL and had 14 Children.

1(x).  Moses Dale Shirley born June 30, 1812 in Hart Co. KY. He died on 14 March 1905 in Harrison Co. MO

married 1) Jerusha Hancock on Dec. 24, 1833 at Gallatin Co. IL. She died March 23, 1882 Harrison Co. MO

married 2) Elmina Street Gilpatrick on March 15, 1888



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