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Philander Shirley
Ontario and Seneca Co New York
 

 

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Philander Shirley
born about 1798 in New York (age 64 at time of death in 1862, per tombstone). He was enumerated with his young family in the Ontario Co NY census in 1830, age 20-30 (b 1800-10); Philander and his wife Eve sold 50 acres of land in Ontario County in 1835. This land was inherited by wife Eve from her father James Rose, dec'd; The family moved to nearby Seneca County not long after; He was enumerated at Fayette Township, Seneca County in 1840, 1850 (age 47) and 1860 censuses (age 68). Occupation: Farmer; He died 6 December 1862 in Waterloo, New York and is buried at Maple Grove Cemetery. His Will was written in 1861 and probated in 1862 in Seneca Co NY

1861 Will of Philander Shirley, Fayette, Ny - I, Philander Shirley, Of Fayette In The County Of Seneca, Being Mindful Of The Uncertainity Of This Mortal Life, Do Make And Declare This My Last Will And Testament. 1St. I Give, Bequeath And Devise To My Beloved Wife, Effa, The Use Of My Farm On Which I Now Reside In The Town Of Fayette With All The Rents And Profits Therefrom Until My Youngest Child, Ella, Shall Arrive At The Age Of 21 Years Together With The Use Of All My Personal Property, After My Debts And Funeral Charges Shall Have Been Paid. 2D. I Give, Bequeath And Devise To My Said Wife, Effa, After My Said Youngest Child, Ella, Shall Have Attained Her 21St Year, The Sume Of Two Hundred And Ten Dollars A Year To Be Paid To Her Annually, By My Executors, As Long As She Shall Live, In Lieu Of Dower, The Money To Be Taken From My Farm Or The Avails Of It. 3D. The Balance Of My Property Both Real And Personal Not Herein Disposed Of, I Will And Direct Shall Be Equally Divided Between My Ten Children, To Wit: Philander, Silas, Alexander, Andrew, Franklin, And Henry And My Daughters, Florinda, Louisa, Mary And Ella, To Them Their Heirs Or Legal Respresentatives. 4Th I Appoint My Beloved Wife, Effa, My Executor And John H. Peters, My Executor, Of This My Last Will And Testament, Hereby Revoking All Other Wills And Codicils By Me Made. In Witness Whereof, I Have Hereunto Set My Hand And Seal This Fifth Day Of May, Eighteen Hundred And Sixty One. Philander Shirley (L.S.)


Maple Grove Cem, Seneca Co NY - submitted
by Nancy Tweedie to Findagrave.com website


This Indenture Made This 13Th Day Of March In The Year Of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred And Seventy Two Between Alexander Shirley & Emily, His Wife, Andrew Shirley & Nancy, His Wife, Florinda Edwards, Louisa Shirley, Franklin Shirley & His Wife, Mary, Mary Shirley, Henry Shirley & Emma, His Wife, Ella Shirley Of Fayette, New York And Silas Shirley & Augusta, His Wife, Of La Platte, Nebraska By John H. Peters, Heir Attorney By Virtue Of A Setter Of Attorney Dated October 26, 1871 Being Heirs At Law Of Philander Shirley, Late Of Fayette, Deceased, And Effie Shirley, Widow Of Said Deceased Parties Of The First Part And Daniel Schwab Of Fayette, New York Of The Second Part. Witnesseth, That The Said Part Of The First Part, In Consideration Of The Sume Of Seven Hundred And Eighty Dollars To Each Of Said Heirs, Parties Of The First Part, In All Seven Thousand And Twenty Dollars To Him Duly Paid Have Sold And By These Presents Do Grant And Convey To The Said Party Of The Second Part, His Heirs And Assigns. All That Tract Or Parcel Of Land Situate In The Town Of Fayette, Seneca County, Ny That Is To Say All Of Their Respective Interests In And To All That Farm Or Tract Of Land Of Which Said Philander Shirley Died Seized & Situated In Fayette, Seneca County, Ny Being Part Of Military Lot Number 1, Bounded On The North By The Seneca Outlook, On The East By Lands Of William Bookman, South By Lands Of John H. Peters And West By Lands In Possession Of James Burroughs Containing 78 Acres Of Land. A Part Of Said Premises Is In Wheat Growing Sowing By Charles Yost On ? To Be Cared For, Harvested And Thrashed By Him. And, The Possession Of Said Premises By Said Schwab To Be Subject To The Rights Of Said Yost And Said Schwab Is To Be Entitled To All The Rights Of Said Parties Of The First Part Under The Agreement With Said Yost. The Premises Hereby Conveyed Are The Same Conveyed To Said Philander Shirley By Horace Wilkinson And Wife, Eliza, By Deed Dated October, 30Th, 1848 & Recorded In Seneca County Clerk'S Office On The Second Day Of ? 1849 In Book V 2 Of Deeds 108. - Recorded April 1St, 1872 At 4:25Pm By Hugh Montgomery, Clerk

married Eve "Effie" Polhemus Rose who was born 24 August 1804 baptised 25 April 1805 in Clarkstown, Rockland, New York; She was age 44 in 1850 census; She was widowed and head of household in Seneca Co NY in the 1870 census; She died 11 October 1879 Waterloo, Seneca, NY

Children

1(i). Philander Shirley Jr. b. 1825 NY; He died April 28, 1861 in Phelps, Ontario Co NY, buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery, at Waterloo Seneca Co NY; (Editor: I don't find this family in either the 1850 or 1860 census)

Married Mary Cole.

Children

2(i). George A Shirley born 1856, Phelps, Ontario Co NY; He was single, age 24 and working as a farm laborer for Cheney Whitney in Phelps, Ontario Co NY; He was married and lived at Arcadia, Wayne Co NY in 1900 census (age 44) and 1910 census (age 53). Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908; He was age 65 at the time of his second marriage in 1920 (parents named)

married 1) Susanna ________ in 1880; She was age 66 in 1910 census

married 2) Elizabeth A Layton on 20 October 1920 at Wayne Co, NY

no apparent children

2(ii). William C. Shirley born 1857, Phelps Ontario Co NY; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908; He lived with his daughter and son-in-law in Manchester Twp, Ontario Co NY 1920 census, age 62

married Mary J. Potts She was the sister of James Potts

Children:

3(i). Ella Mae Shirley She married William Peate. They lived in Manchester, NY where he died 12/9/1922 and is buried at the Clifton Springs, NY cemetery with his wife, Mary, daughter and son in law.

2(iii). Alonzo Shirley born 1858, Phelps Ontario Co NY; He lived with Isaac Vanostran as an adopted child in the 1865 NY State Census, age 17 working as an 'employee' living in the John Kisor household in Gorham Ontario Co NY in 1875 State Census. No further information found

2(iv). Charles Shirley born 1862, Phelps, Ontario Co NY. "By 1870 Charles was not living with his mother and was working as a "farm labor" and in 1879 he was living in Clifton Springs" (Editor: I don't find this guy)

1(ii). Silas Shirley born about 1828 in NY, age 21 living in the Altman household in the 1850 census, age 32 in parents' 1860 census household; He lived at LaPlatte, Sarpy Co Nebraska in 1870 census;

SILAS SHIRLEY has been one of Sarpy county's industrious and enterprising farmers since 1867, in which year he bought 40 acres of land in Laplatte precinct from Peter Lewis, and he has devoted his entire time to the development of that tract ever since its purchase. At the time he became the possessor of this property, the land had been improved but little, and it had only a small frame house. He has since remodeled and enlarged the house, besides erecting a good barn and several outbuildings, and he has also made a wonderful improvement by the cultivation of the soil. One of the largest yields of oats in Sarpy county is the record of 83 bushels to the acre, held by our subject; his average yield, however, is 50 bushels to the acre. He has a fine grove of shade trees around his house and has, besides, a good orchard and a vineyard. Mr. Shirley was born in Ontario county, New York, in 1829, and is a son of Philander Shirley, who was a farmer until his death in Seneca county, and married Charlotte A., a daughter of James M. and Laura R. Kinney) Wilkinson, who moved to Bellevue, Nebraska, in 1856. Her father ran a stage formerly and was later probate judge in Butler county, Nebraska. Although Silas Shirley and his wife are the parents of no children, they have nevertheless reared several, and when one has grown up and started out to face the world, Mr. and Mrs. Shirley were ever ready to make a happy home for another. Biographical Sketches of Leading Citizens of Saunders and Sarpy Counties Nebraska

married Charlotte Augusta Wilkinson, 1874

(no children)

1(iii). Florinda Shirley born about 1831 at Phelps, NY, age 19 in 1850 census, age 29 in parents' 1860 census; She married 1) Samuel Edwards & 2) George W. Baker, She died 1922 in Waterloo, NY

1(iv). Alexander Shirley born 23 August 1833 at Phelps NY, age 16 in parents' 1850 census household; Enumeraed in Seneca Co NY in the Stephen Cook household near his father's farm in the 1860 census, age 30, occupation: farm laborer; He was a civil war soldier; Lived at Fayette Seneca Co NY in 1870 census, age 50, occupation: farmer; Lived at Waterloo, Seneca Co NY in 1880, age 48, with wife and (apparently) daughter-in-law and grandchildren; He died 13 March 1908, age 74; buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery, at Waterloo Seneca Co NY;


Alexander Shirley
(source: findagrave)

[1908] Petition Of Florinda Baker For Alexander Shirley, Waterloo, Ny- The Petition Of Florinda M. Baker Of The Town Of Waterloo In The County Of Seneca And Sate Of New York Respectfully Shows: That Alexander Shirley Died On The 13Th Day Of May, 1908 At Fayette In The County Of Seneca, State Of New York At The Age Of About 75 Years, Leaving No Last Will And Testament To The Best Of Your Petitioner'S Knowledge, Information And Belife, Diligent Search And Inquirng Having Been Made Therefor. That The Said Alexander Shirley At The Time Of His Death As Aforesaid, Was A Resident Of The Town Of Fayette, County Of Seneca And State Of New York. That The Said Decedent Died Possessed Of Certain Personal Property Within This County And State; As Your Petitioned Is Informed And Believes, The Value Of The Personal Property Of Which The Said Decendent Died Possessed (Including The Probable Amount To Be Recovered By Reason Of Any Right Of Action Granted To An Administrator Of Said Decendent, By Special Provision Of The Law) Does Not Exceed The Sume Of Fifty Dollars. That The Said Decedent Left Him Surviving, No Widow. That The Following Named Persons Are All The Next Of Kin Of The Said Decedent, And That Their Respective Places Of Residence Are As Follows, Viz:

Florinda M. Baker, A Sister Of Waterloo, Ny
Henry Shirley, A Brother Residing At Seneca Falls, Ny
Sylas Shirley, A Brother Resident At La Platt, Nebraska
William Shirley, A Nephew Residing At Clifton Springs, Ny
George Shirely, A Nephew Residing At Newark, Ny
Tena Leahy, A Niece Residing At Syracuse, Ny
Josephine King, A Niece Residing At Waterloo, Ny
Robert Shirley, A Nephew Residing At Waterloo, Ny
Nellie Stone, A Niece Residing At Waterloo, Ny
William Shirley, A Nephew Residing At Waterloo, Ny
Effie Shirley, A Niece Residing At Waterloo, Ny
Hazel Shirley, A Niece Residing At Waterloo, Ny
Charles Shirley, A Nephew Residing At Waterloo, Ny
Frank Shirley, A Nephew Residing At Waterloo, Ny

All Of Whom Are Upwards Of 21 Years Of Age Except Hazel Shirley Who Is 19 Years Of Age. That The Decedent Left No Real Estate. That Your Petitioner Is A Sister Of The Said Decedent And Is Entitled To Administer Upon His Estate. That No Petition For A Grant Of Letters Of Administration Upon The Said Estate Has Been Filed In Any Surrogate Cournt Of This State, As Your Petitioner Is Informed And Believes. Your Petitioner Therefore Prays For A Decree Awarding Letters Of Administration Upon The Personal Estate Of Said Decedent To Your Petitioners And Maynard Litzenberger Of The Town Of Waterloo. Dated: 19Th Day Of March, 1908 Signed: Florinda M. Baker Mabel A. Fox, Notary Public

The above petition by sister Florinda Shirley is curious. It lists the heirs of Alexander Shirley upon his death. It says Alexander left no widow, and clearly omits any children or grandchildren as heirs. Wife Emily is documented in the 1880 census, but what about the children we show below and the grandchildren who lived with Alexander in the 1880 census?

married Emily Miller She was age 46 in 1870 census; She apparently died prior to the death of her husband in 1908

Children 

2(i). Emma Shirley born about 1853, age 17 in parent's 1870 census household; apparently died prior to the death of father in 1908? Not named as an heir of father Alexander Shirley in aunt Florinda Shirley's 1908 petition

James Shirley (source?) apparently died prior to the death of father in 1908?

Robert  Shirley (source?) apparently died prior to the death of father in 1908?

Bertha Shirley (source?) apparently died prior to the death of father in 1908?

1(v). John Shirley b. 1835, not living in parents 1850 or 1860 census households; Supposedly he died 1913 in Waterloo, NY  (source?)

married Elizabeth _____ (source?)

Children 

2(i). Preston Shirley (source?) 

2(ii). Bud Shirley (source?) 

1(vi). Andrew Jackson Shirley born 1836 Fayette, Seneca, NY, age 14 in 1850 census household; He died 9 January 1884 in Waterloo, Seneca Co New York, His Will was written in 1883 and probated in Seneca Co NY in 1884.

1884 Last Will And Testament Of Andrew J. Shirley. - Be It Remembered, That Heretofore To Wit: On The 13Th Day Of February In The Year Of Our Lord One Thousand Eight Hundred And Eighty Four, Nancy A. Shirley, Widow Of Said Deceased, And Charles E. Shirley And William F. Shirley Executors Named In The Last Will And Testament Of Andrew J. Shirley, Late Of The Village Of Waterloo, In The County Of Seneca, Deceased, Appeared In Open Court, Appeared Before The Surrogate Of The County Of Seneca And Made Application To Have The Said Last Will And Testament Which Relates To Both Real And Personal Estate, Proved: And On Such Application The Siad Surrogate Did Ascertain By Satisfactory Evidence Who Were The Widow Heirs At Law And Next Of Kin Of The Said Testator And Their Respective Residences. And, It Appearing To The Satisfaction Of Said Surrogate That Nancy A. Shirley Is The Widow And Charles E. Shirley And William F. Shirley Are Sons And Only Heirs At Law And Next Of Kin, Of Said Andrew J. Shirley, Deceased, And That There Are No Other Persons In Any Way Entitled To Share As Heirs At Law Or Next Of Kin In The Estate Of Said Deceased. And Said, Nancy A. Shirley, Charles E. Shirley And William F. Shirley Having Appeared In Person Before The Surrogate Of His Office In The Village Of Waterloo On The Day Hereinafter Named To Attend The Probate Of Said Will, No Citation Having Been Issued. And Afterwards, On The 13Th Day Of February A.D. 1884, No One Appearing To Oppose The Probate Of Such Will Such Proceedings Were Thereupon Had In Said Court Afterwards That Said Surrogate Took The Proofs Of Said Will Hereinafter Set Forth Upon This 13Th Day Of February, 1884 And He Thereupon Adjuded The Said Will To Be A Valid Will Of Real And Personal Property.

I, Andrew J. Shirley, Of The Village Of Waterloo, Seneca County, New York, Do Make, Publish And Declare This My Last Will And Testament In Manner Following, That Is To Say: First: After The Payment Of My Just Debts And Funeral Expenses, I Give, Bequeath And Devise All My Estate Both Real And Personal To My Wife, Nancy A. Shirley To Be Used & Enjoyed By Her During The Term Of Her Natural Life Or So Long As She May Remain My Widow. And From And Immediately After Her Decease Or Remarriage, I Give, Devise And Bequeath The Said Property To My Two Sons, Charles E. Shirley And William F. Shirley, Share And Share Alike, Absolutely And In Forever. Second: I Hereby Appoint My Said Sons Executors Of This My Last Will & Testament Hereby Revoking All Former Wills By Me Made. In Witness Whereof, I Have Hereunto Subscribed My Name This 29Th Day Of December, 1883. Andrew J. Shirley. The Foregoing Insturment Consisting Of One Half Sheet Of Paper Was At The Date Thereof Signed, Published & Declared By The Said Andrew J. Shirley As Afor His Last Will & Testament, In The Presence Of Us Who, At His Request And In His Presence And In The Presence Of Each Other, Have Thereafter Subscribed Our Names As Witnesses Thereto. George W. Laub, Residing At Fayette Hugh Mclean, Residing At Fayette

 Andrew Jackson Shirley 

 Nancy Ann Heckman Shirley

 Unknown child of Andrew
and Nancy

married Nancy Ann Heckman She was age 27 in 1870 census

Children  (may be others)

2(i). Charles Eugene Shirley born 26 September 1860 in NY, age 9 in 1870 census; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908; He died 24 April 1951 and buried in Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo, Seneca Co NY

2(ii). William Frank Shirley born August 1862 in NY, age 7 in 1870 census; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908;He died 30 March 1943 and buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo Seneca Co NY

married Anna Beck She was born Sept. 16, 1865  died Jan. 3, 1955. Anna Beck Shirley was born in Trusetal-Hasenburg, Germany; Buried at Maple Grove Cemetery, Waterloo Seneca Co NY

Children:

3(i). Pearl Shirley born 12 February 1889; She died 18 February 1977; She marired Raymond J. Bauer  Feb 16, 1910. He was born Aug 19, 1888 d. Oct 1, 1956. They lived Waterloo, Seneca Co. NY. One still born child

"Pearl was a very forward thinking and interesting person back in her Victorian day. Her house had been one of the designated homes to help smuggle slaves up north in the "underground railroad!"  One of the neatest things I inherited from her directly was a very old and gothic needlework sampler (it's either needlepoint or crewel.) This sampler is rather large and is of the "Our Father" Lords prayer on a heavy needlework paper in a heavy frame. What is so interesting about this piece, is that on the back, there were two small holes in the wood planking. Holes made intentionally. When held up to the light, you can see through the holes, through the needlework, at what's beyond. When we took this off the wall in her farm house, there were also very small holes in the wall adjacent to the holes in the wood backing of this piece. As the story goes, this was so that you could spy from one room to another. Because there were periodic inspections and raids of homes that were suspected to be helping the slaves! There were also trap doors in the floor under area rugs and trap doors in closets of rooms that were connected. When I was a tiny little girl, and my Mom & one of her brothers were cleaning out the house, my sister and I played all day running from one room to another through the closets and trap doors. It was sooo magical. This house was so unusual and huge and old, it was like a museum!" (Lisa Gammons sent this info)

3(ii). Herman Charles Shirley born 15 October 1891 at Waterloo, Seneca Co NY (draft reg); He died 11 July 1976

married Virginia Ruth Vetter on 14 April 1915. She died about 1980.

Children:

4(i). William Franklin Shirley  born 29 November 1916; He died 7 August 2001

married Jean Metz. They had 2 sons and 2 daughters.

4(ii). Jack Vetter Shirley born 12 March 1919; He died 27 September 1978

married Ann Marie Farrell. She died 29 August 1977. They had 1 son & 3 daughters.

2(iii). Henry Shirley died young

1(vii). James Shirley born about 1838 NY, age 12 in 1850 census household; He is likely the James Shirley who died 6 December 1860, buried Maple Grove Cemetery at Waterloo Seneca Co NY. died young

1(viii). Louisa Shirley born about 1840 in NY, age 10 in 1850 census, age 20 in parents' 1860 census household; Single and living with widowed mother in the 1870 Seneca Co NY census, age 30; She died 3 June 1879, buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery, at Waterloo Seneca Co NY; Her Will was written in 1878 and probated in Seneca Co NY in 1880/1899, unmarried

1878 Will Of Louisa Shirley, Waterloo, NY - Know All Men By These Presents. That I, Louisa Shirley, Of Waterloo, Seneca County In The State Of New York, Being Of Sound Mind And Memory, Do Make, Declare And Publish This My Last Will And Testament. 1St I Direct My Executor Hereinafter Named To Dispose Of Such Securities As I May Have At The Time Of My Death, And Pay All My Just Debts And Funeral Expenses. 2D. I Give And Bequeath Unto My Mother, Effa Shirley, The Use And Income Of All My Property, Real And Personal, Which I May Have At The Time Of My Death, And Which I May Be Entitled To For And Furing Her Natural Life Time And No Longer. 3D. After The Death Of My Mother, Effa Shirley, All Of The Rest, Residue And Remainder Of My Estate Real And Personal, To Be Equally Divided, Share And Share Alike. (It Doesn'T Say Who Will Share?) 4Th. I Do Nominate And Appoint John H. Peters, Fayette To Be The Executor Of This My Last Will And Testiment. In Witness Whereof, I Have Hereunto Set My Hand And Seal, And Publish And Declare This To Be My Last Will And Testiment, The Presence Of The Witnesses Named Below, This The Third Day Of April, 1878. Louisa Shirley (L.S.) Signed, Sealed, Declared And Published, By The Said Louisa Shirley, As And For Her Last Will And Testament, In Presence Of Us, Who At Her Request, And In Her Presence And In The Presence Of Each Other, We Subscribed Our Names As Witnesses Hereto.Witness. John H. Peters, Fayette. Henry C. Sweet, Fayette, State Of New York, Seneca County. Ss:Be It Remembered, That On The Day Of The Date Hereof, The Last Will And Testament Of Louisa Shirley, Late Of The Town Of Fayette In Said County, Deceased, (Being The Foregoing Written Instrument) Was Duly Proved Before George Franklin, Surrogate Of Said County, According To Law, As And For The Last Will And Testament Of The Real And Personal Estate Of The Said Deceased, Which Said Last Will And Testament And The Proofs And Examinations Taken Thereon Are Duly Recorded In The Surrogate'S Office Of Said County Of Seneca. In Testimony Whereof, The Surrogate Of Said County, Hath Hereunto Set His Hand And Affixed His Seal Of Office, The 18Th Day Of February, Eighteen Hundred And Eighty. (Seal) George Franklin, Surrogate. Recorded November 27, 1899, At 1 O'Clock, P.M.

1(ix). Franklin Shirley born 22 August 1843 at Phelps, Ontario Co. NY, age 8 in 1850 census, age 17 in parents' 1860 census household; He was a soldier in the Civil War; He lived with his family (and father-in-law) at Fayette Seneco Co NY in 1880 census, age 37, occupation: Laborer. Lived in Seneca Co NY in 1900, age 57; He died 23 May 1904, buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery, at Waterloo Seneca Co NY;

married Mary Ester Loveridge, She was age 33 in 1880 census

Children 

2(i). Lena May Shirley born about 1870 in NY, age 10 in 1880 census; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908;

2(ii). Josephine Lida Shirley born about 1873 in NY, age 7 in 1880 census; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908;

2(iii). Jessie Francis Shirley born about 1876 in NY, age 4 in 1880 census

2(iv). Robert Rose Shirley born about 1878 in NY, age 2 in 1880 census; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908;

2(v). Nellie Marian Shirley born about 1880 in NY, age 0 in 1880 census, age 20 in 1900 census; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908;

2(vi). William Arthur Shirley born about 1882 in NY, age 18 in 1900 census; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908;

married Lena Belle Clark on 3 Dec 1919 at Seneca NY

2(vii). Effie Leona Shirley born about 1885 in NY, age 15 in 1900 census; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908;

2(viii). Hazel Florence Shirley born about 1889 in NY, age 11 in 1900 census; Named as an heir of uncle Alexander Shirley in a petition filed by aunt Florinda Shirley in 1908;

1(x). Henry Shirley born 15 February 1844 Ontario Co NY, age 6 in 1850 census, age 15 in parents' 1860 census household; He was a soldier in the Civil War. He was single and living with his widowed mother in the 1870 Seneca Co NY census, age 24; Lived at Seneca Falls Township, Seneca Co NY in 1900 census, age 54; He died 30 September 1911, buried at Maple Grove Cemetery in Waterloo, Seneca Co NY,


Henry Shirley
(source: findagrave)

married Emma Miller, She was age 47 in 1900 census

Children 

2(i). Annie May Shirley

2(ii). Ella Shirley

2(iii). John H. Shirley born about 1884 in NY, age 16 in 1900 census

2(iv). Louisa Shirley born about 1887 in NY, age 13 in 1900 census

2(v). Raymond Shirley born about 1890 in NY, age 10 in 1900 census

2(vi). Harrison B. Shirley born about 1892 in NY, age 8 in 1900 census

2(vii). Eva May Shirley born about 1896 in NY, age 4 in 1900 census

1(xi). Mary Jane, Shirley born about 1847 in NY, age 3 in 1850 census, age 13 in 1860 census; Living with widowed mother in 1870 Seneca Co NY census, age 22; Living with brother Franklin Shirley in 1880 census, she was age 32; Her Will was written in 1882 and probated in Seneca County NY in 1885/1899; unmarried

1882 Will Of Mary J. Shirley, Fayette, Ny - I, Mary J. Shirley, Of The Town Of Fayette, Seneca County In The State Of New York, Being Of Sound Mind And Menory, Do Make Ordain, Publish And Declare This To Be My Last Will And Testament, That Is To Say: -- First, After All My Lawful Debts Are Paid And Discharged, I Give, Devise And Bequeath Unto My Sister, Florinda M. Edwards, All Of My Property, Both Real And Personal, Wherever Situate. Likewise, I Make, Constitute And Appoint, John H. Peters, Of Fayette, To Be Executor Of This My Last Will And Testament, Hereby Revoking All Former Wills By Me Made. In Witness Whereof, I Have Hereunto Subscribed My Name And Affixed My Seal The 30Th Day Of September, A.D. 1882. The Above Instrument Was At The Date Thereof, Mary J. Shirley (L.S.) Subscribed By The Said Mary J. Shirley, In The Presence Of Us And Each Of Us, She At The Time Making Said Subscription, Acknowledged That She Executed The Same And Declared The Said Instument So Subscribed By Her To Be Her Last Will And Testament, Whereupon We Then And There At Her Request, And In Her Presence And In The Presence Of Each Other, Subscribed Our Names As Witnesses Thereto. John H. Peters, Fayette, Seneca County, Ny Jno H. Youndt, Fayette, Seneca County, Ny. State Of New York, Seneca County Surrogates Office, Ss. I Hereby Certify That The Annexed Instrument Being The Last Will And Testament Of Mary J. Shirley Of The Town Of Fayette In The County Of Seneca And State Of New York Deceased, Has Upon Due Proof Been This Day Admitted To Probate By The Surrogate'S Court Of The Said County Of Seneca As A Will Valid To Pass Real And Personal Property, Which Said Last Will And Testament And The Proofs And Examinations Taken Thereon Are Recorded In The Office Of The Surrogate Of Said Last Mentioned County. In Testimony Whereof, I Have Hereunto Set My Hand And Affixed The Seal Of Said Surrogate'S Court At Seneca Falls In The Said County, This 18Th Day Of May, In The Year One Thousand Eight Hundred Eighty Five. (Seal) Wm. S. Macdonald, Clerk Surrogate'S Court Recorded November 24, 1899, At 1 O'Clock, P.M. Signed: Patrick Savage, Clerk

1(xii). Ella Shirley Shirley born about 1850 in NY, age 10 in 1860 census; Living with widowed mother in the 1870 census for Seneca Co NY, age 19; She died 26 June 1874 (born 1852), buried at the Maple Grove Cemetery, at Waterloo Seneca Co NY; Her Will was written in 1874 and probated in Seneca Co NY in 1875/1899, unmarried

1874 Will Of Ella Shirley, Waterloo, Ny - Know All Men By These Presents. That Ella Shirley, Of Waterloo, Seneca County, In The State Of New York, Being Of Sound Mind And Memory, Do Make, Declare, And Publish This My Last Will And Testament. 1St. I Direct My Executor Hereinafter Named To Dispose Of Such Securities As I May Have At The Time Of My Death, And To Pay All Of My Just Debts And Funeral Expenses. 2Nd. I Give And Bequeath Unto My Mother, Effie Shirley, The Use And Income Of All My Property Real And Personal, Which I May Have At The Time Of My Death, And Which I May Be Entitled To For And During Her Natural Life Time And No Longer. 3Rd. After The Death Of My Mother, Effie Shirley, I Give Bequeath And Devise, Unto My Sisters, Louisa Shirley, Florinda M. Edwards, And Mary J. Shirley, All Of The Rest, Residue And Remainder Of My Estate, Real And Personal, To Be Equally Divided Between Them Share And Share Alike. 4Th. I Do Nominate And Appoint John H. Peters, Of Fayette, To Be The Executor Of This My Last Will And Testament. In Testimony Whereof, I Have Herunto Set My Hand And Seal, And Publish And Declare This To Be My Last Will And Testament, In Presence Of The Witnesses, Named Below, This Sixteenth Day Of June, A.D. 1874. Signed, Sealed, And Declared And Published By The Said Ella Shirley. (L.S.), As And For Her Last Will And Testament, In Presence Of Us, Who At Her Request And In Her Presence And In Presence Of Each Other, Have Subscribed Our Names As Witnesses Hereto.Witness. Hency C. Sweet, Fayette. John H. Peters, Fayette, State Of New York, Seneca County, Ss: Be It Remembered, That On The Day Of The Date Hereof, The Last Will And Testament Of Ella Shirley, Late Of The Town Of Fayette In Said County, Deceased, (Being The Foregoing Written Instrument) Was Duly Proved Before Gilbert Wilcoxen, Surrogate Of The Said County According To Law, As And For The Last Will And Testament Of The Real And Personal Estate Of The Said Deceased, Which Said Last Will And Testament And The Proof And Examinations Of The Said Deceased, Which Said Last Will And Testament And The And The Proof And Examinations Taken Thereon, Are Duly Recorded In The Surrogate Of Said County Hath Hereunto Set His Hand And Affixed His Seal Of Office The 15Th Day Of February, Eighteen Hundred And Seventy Five. (Seal) G. Wilcoxen, Surrogate. Recorded November 27, 1899, At 1 O'Clock P.M.

   


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