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  Richard M. Shirley
Vigo Co Indiana

Richard M. Shirley was born Abt. 1805 in Virginia; lived in Clark Co IL in 1850 census; died Abt. 1859 in Vigo County, Indiana.

married Catherine Burkeypile on July 28, 1833 in Muskingum Co., OH; born about 1814, daughter of Jacob Burkeybile and Mary Fronce. She is a widow living in Vigo Co IN in 1860 and 1870 census.


1.i Jacob Walter Shirley Birth: 24 April 1834 in Muskingum County, Ohio; 1880 census: Rock Creek, Wells, Indiana; Census: 1900 Bethel, Clark, Ohio (note: not IL); Census: 1910 Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana; Occupation: Farmer; Death: 20 March 1914 in Fort Wayne, Allen, Indiana

married 1) Elizabeth F. Lohman on 27 Mar 1861 in Clark Co IL


2.i Mary J. Shirley b: April 1867 in Ohio

2.ii Charles Shirley b: about 1877 in Indiana

2.iii Claudiers Shirley b: about 1879 in Indiana

married 2) Mary Josephine Latourette b: about 1855 in Indiana; Married: 21 April 1885 in Springfield, Clark, Ohio


2.iv Walter L. Shirley b: November 1885 in Ohio

2.v Ruby Shirley b: June 1890 in Ohio Goldie Shirley b: August 1893 in Ohio

2.vii Pearl Catherine Shirley b: 12 October 1896 in New Carlisle, Clark, Ohio

2.viii Anna Shirley b: about 1898 in Ohio

1.ii Lydia Shirley b: 1837 in Muskingum County, Ohio

1.iii Barbara Shirley b: 1838 in Muskingum County, Ohio

1.iv Martha Shirley b: 1840 in Muskingum County, Ohio

1.v Jefferson Shirley b: 1841 in Muskingum County, Ohio Caroline Shirley b: 1843 in Muskingum County, Ohio

1.vii Mary Elizabeth Shirley b: 1846 in Clark County, Illinois

1.viii Catherine Shirley b: 1850 in Clark County, Illinois

1.ix George Shirley b: 1852 in Prairieton,Vigo, Indiana; living with his mother in 1870 Vigo IN census, age 19

1.x Richard Reuben Shirley b: 22 JUL 1854 in Prairieton,Vigo, Indiana; Living with his mother in Vigo IN census, age 15; Census: 1880 Jackson, Jasper, Missouri; Death: 30 MAR 1919 in Sapulpa, Creek, Oklahoma

Ruben Richard and Fanny Eliz. (Onstatt) Shirley with daughters; left to right: Kate and Irene
Info and photo from Patti Beattie.

Ruben was her husbands great grandfather.

married Fanny Elizabeth Onstatt (Jasper Co. MO--Webb City) in 1878.


2.i Grace Irene Shirley b: ABT 1879 in Missouri

2.ii Kate Shirley


In 1880, Jacob Walter Shirley is living in Rock Creek, Wells Co Indiana. He is living next door to the following unknown Shirley family

Jacob Shirley M 67 Ohio, (born about 1813)
son George Shirley M 32 Indiana,
daughter Rebecca Shirley F 23 Indiana,
daughter Lydia Shirley F 15 Indiana,
daughter Clara Shirley F 11 Indiana,


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