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  Nathan Shirley
b. ca 1805 South Carolina. Lived Tennessee and Missouri
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Nathan Sherley born about 1805 in South Carolina (age 45 in 1850 census). Living in Greene Co. TN in 1830 census. According to children's births in the census, the family migrated to Missouri between 1834 and 1837. They appeared in Cole Co. MO in 1840 census and Cedar Co. MO in 1850 census; Occupation: farmer. Nathan and his wife, Mary cannot read or write according to the 1850 census. Nathan died sometime between 1860 and 1870

married Polly Heath on 7 January 1830 in Greene Co. TN. She is widowed in 1870 census.


1(i). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1832 TN; She died Feb 14, 1915 Pacetown, Cedar Co. MO. She is buried in the Sandridge Cemetery,

married William Pace on May 27, 1855 at Cedar Co MO. He was the son of Edward Pace and his wife, Ruth Morris.

1(ii). Susan J. Shirley born about 1834 in TN; living with parents in the 1860 Cedar Co MO census

married ___ Light

1(iii). Isaac Shirley born about 1837 MO, Living at Benton Township, Cedar Co MO in 1860.

married Mary J. Black on May 20, 1858 at Cedar Co MO


2(i). Jasper Shirley born about 1852 (?58) in Cedar Co MO

2(ii). John N. Shirley born about 1859 in Cedar Co MO

1(iv). Milly M. Shirley born about 1839 MO; Living with parents in 1860 Cedar Co MO census (never married). She is living with widowed mother in 1870 Cedar Co MO census.

1(v). Sarah Eveline Shirley born about 1841 MO; still living with parents in 1860

1(vi). John Shirley born about 1844 MO; he may have died between 1850 and 1860 (not in family census, age16)

1(vii). Cintha Shirley born about 1848 MO

1(viii). Mary Malvina Shirley born about 1851 MO; She is living in Cedar Co MO with 1st husband in 1870 census. Living in HH of mother.

married 1st George Beck,

married 2nd ____Amos



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