2.viii Daniel Shirley b Mar
24 1717 at St Stephens Parish; died approx 1768
married 1) Martha ________ (likely Reaves)
married 2) Lishey Rice. Widow at time of husband's death.
She was the dau of Elizabeth Rice and sister of Charles Rice
of N'land Co.
3.i John Shirley b 16 Aug 1741 at St Stephens Parish
, He was living in Norfolk County Virginia in 1784
21 Oct 1784 - Daniel, John and Keziah Shirley, children
of John Shirley; Guardian John Shirley; additional security:
Bennet Armstrong; Bond: L500 -Norfolk VA Guardian Bonds 1801-1850
married _______. She apparently died before 1787 in Norfolk
4.i Daniel Shirley. Named as a minor in a 1784 Norfolk
VA Guardian bond.
May be the Daniel Shirley born between 1765-85 who died
in Pasquotank Co NC with children: John, Elizabeth, and Nancy
4.ii John Shirley. Named as a minor in a 1784 Norfolk
VA Guardian bond
4.iii Keziah Shirley. Named as a minor in a 1784 Norfolk
VA Guardian bond. She married Peter Cuthrell 2 April 1794 in
Norfolk. Her father acted as surety.
3.ii James Shirley b 22 Aug 1745 at St Stephens Parish.
Nothing more known.
3.iii Richard Shirley b 12 Jul 1748 at St Stephens
Parish; Living in Norfolk Co VA until 1774.
May be the Richard Shirley who lived in Edgecombe Co NC,
leaving a family there
3.iv Joseph Shirley. Named in estate records
3.v Daniel Shirley b 1 May 1754 at St Stephens Parish,
(born to Daniel and Martha). He died 1815 at Princess Anne County
1814 Daniel Shirley, will Oct 22, 1814, probated March
17, 1815, wife Mary Ann, children: David Shirley, Jeanna Evans,
Mary Shirley, Abby Shirley. Land in NorfolkCo. VA to three daughters
and Sally Welborn. Ex. Daniel Shirley, wit. Mitchell Thorougood,
Harman Banks, James Scafe. Will book 3 page 125 (from Updike
book). Deed Book 3, page 125
married Mary Ann ______
4.i David Shirley. born 1794-1800 (census) He is named
in his father's 1814 Norfolk will. Living in Princess Anne Co
Va in 1820, 1830 census. Likely died before 1840.
married Frances "Franky" McCabe Apr 13 1816 at Princess
Anne Co VA; She died between June 1849 and May 1850 (mortality
schedule), age 51.
5.i male Shirley born 1810-1815 (1830 census)
5.ii male [Daniel] Shirley born 1815-1820 (1830 census);
Daniel Shirley, b 1817 VA is living in the 1850 Princess Anne
Co VA census, with sister Frances (no children)
The Daily Dispatch, Volume 10, Number 24, 28 July 1856
- Drowned The Norfolk Argus says, we are saddened to hear
that while Mr Daniel Shirly, an esteemed citizen of Princess
Anne, was in bathing at Witch duck, in that county, on Tuesday,
he was taken with the cramp and drowned
5.iii Fanny A Shirley born about 1829 (1850 census)
in Princess Anne co VA. She was age 25, single, (age likely not
correct) at marriage to James Borroughs (age 39), son of Anthony
and Ann Borroughs on 5 Oct 1857 at Norfolk City Co VA (her parents
named in marriage record)
4.ii Jeanna Shirley. named in his father's 1814 Norfolk
will. Married ____ Evans
4.iii Mary Shirley. named in his father's 1814 Norfolk
4.iv Abby Shirley born about 1802 VA; Died 18 Jan 1858
NC. named in his father's 1814 Norfolk will.
Abby Shirley married William Swaim April 29, 1830, well
known editor of the "Greensborough Patriot". A daughter,
Mary Jane Virginia Swaim Feb 12, 1833, married Dr. Algernon Sidney
Porter of Greensboro. Their son, William Sydney Porter Sept 11,
1862 North Carolina, was known as "O. Henry", the short
3.vi Jane Shurley b 4 Jan 1758 (born to Daniel and
Martha) at St Stephens Parish
3.vii Judith Shirley b 6 Sep 1751 at St Stephens Parish
1768 Nov 14, Judith Shurley , orphan of Daniel Shurley,
decd made choice of Richard Rice for her Guardian who is
approved by the court; He., the said Richard, together with John
Rout and Neddy Barnes security, having entered into and acknowledged
bond for th estate of the said orphan in penalty of 100 pounds.
January 31, 1795 - The will of Richard Rice who died around
1799, states; "I give to my son Thomas Shurley, born before
wedlock, my land in Northumberland county, formerly belonging
to Robert Sibbles. Should Thomas Shurley die without lawful heir,
my desire is, that his sister, Ann Rust Shurley whould have all
his part of my estate, being born before wedlock." (Note:
The rest of Rice's estate was given to his legitimate children).
A George Shirley was mentioned in probate of Richard Rice.
Children born out of wedlock with Richard Rice
4.i Ann Rust Shirley. May have married 1) William Efford
and 2) Samuel Hudson
4.ii Thomas Shirley born about 1773. Apparently livng
about the time of an 1808 lawsuit when he and his sister appealed
a ruling regarding their inheritance spelled out in the will
of Richard Rice, their father. Nothing more is known.
4.iii Richard Rice b Apr 28 1777 (born to Richard Rice and
4.iv Betty Rice b Nov 28 1778 (same)
4.v Sally Rice b Apr 25 1782 (same)
3.viii George Shirley (likely the son of 2nd wife Lishey
Rice). George is named with his mother in calculating estate
portion implying he is a minor in 1769.
Some descendants of this family view this George as another
iligitimate son of Judith named George Middleton [Shurley] born
Feb 2 1772) at St Stephens Parish. A George Shirley who appears
in later tax and census lists with a family died about 1827
married 1) Sarah Rice 20 Dec 1791 at St Stephens Parish, Jonathan
Abbay, sec. She died before 1797
married 2) Sally Edmonds 6 Jan 1797, Richard Routt, sec. (George
listed as "widower"). She died after 1814.
married 3) Elizabeth______ ? An Elizabeth Shurley, widow married
William Walker 1833
Likely had 7 male children (1810,1820 census)
4.i John Shirley b Apr 15 1793 St. Stephens Parish
to George and SaraAnn
4.ii Sally Shirley (possible dau). She married William
Headley 3 Jan 1816, consent of George Shirley as to Sally
4.iii Polly Shirley (possible dau). She married John
Lewis 21 Dec 1819, consent of George Shirley as to Polly
4.iv Robert Shirley (likely son) died October 1848
according to Northumberland Chancery suit. He left no will but
his widow Elizabeth claimed he died seized of 2-3 tracts of land
and 6 slaves, an old woman and 5 children aged 3 to 14 years
old. Robert "died leaving 4 infant children: Alice, Mary,
Ann and Martha."
married Elizabeth Rice 8 Jan 1838 in Northumberland Co VA;
She was the ward of William Rice at the time of their marriage.
5.i Mary Shirley. named as a child of Robert in 1848
Chancery suit. Supposedly married William Hershey 4 Dec 1855
5.ii Alice Shirley born about 1839 at Northumberland
Co VA; named as a child of Robert in 1848 Chancery suit.
She married Joseph Headley Dec 1855 at Richmond Co VA
5.iii Ann C. Shirley born about 1843 at Northumberland
Co VA; named as a child of Robert in 1848 Chancery suit.
She married James E. Tallent 9 August 1860 at Northumberland
5.iv Martha Shirley named as a child of Robert in 1848
4.v George H. Shirley born about 1805 died 1 July 1887
at Northumberland Co VA
1887 Jul 1 - Died. George N. Shirley (wm) farmer in Nland
of diarrhea age 82. Son of George and Eliz Shirley. Born Nland.
Wm H. Shirley reported
married Elizabeth Elmore 9 Dec 1844 at Northumberland Co VA;
Daniel Shirley sec.
no children in 1850,1860 1880 census
4.vi Daniel Shirley born about 1808 died 6 November
1884 at Northumberland Co VA
1884 Nov 6 - Died. Daniel Shirley (wm) in Nland of
old age 76 years. Son of George and Eliz Shirley. Born Nland.
George D. Shirley, son reported
married Ann E. C. Brickly - Mar 18, 1844 at Northumberland
Co VA; George H. Shirley, Sec. She was born about 1829 dau of
James and Eliz Brickly of Richmond Co VA.
5.i Robert James Shirley b Jan 1848, died May 1868
5.ii George Daniel Shirley b 23 Oct 1863 at Northumberland
Co VA; died 19 Sep 1935 (s/o Daniel and wife Ann C. Brickly according
to her death listing)
Obituary - GEORGE DANIEL SHIRLEY - Mr.
George Daniel Shirley, 72, prominent business man , farmer and
churchman, passed away at his home near here Thursday night of
last week at 9'o'clock, following a stroke of paralysis a few
days previous. Funeral services were conducted from Coan Baptist
Church Saturday afternoon in the presence of a large concourse
of people from the Northern Neck and other parts of the country.
Interment was in the church cemetery. The service was conducted
by his pastor, the rev. Wales B. Ingram. He was one of the oldest
members of Coan Church. The pall bearers were: Active, Dr. R.
E. Booker, L.J. Rice, Fletcher Barnes, T. Edward Hall, John Lewis,
and James Humphries, honorary, Millard Booth, E. E. Booth, Gladstone
Lewis, Talmadge Lewis, H. Staughan, Dr. T.S. D. Covington, H.Hurst,
J.Dawson, T.W. Headley, Sonny Headley, Ben davis, W.B. Crowther,
F. Slaughter, S. barnes, and C. Slaughter. He is survived by
his widow, who before her marriage was Miss Essie Lewis, daughter
of mr. and Mrs. M. C. Lewis, of farnham; five daughters, Mrs.
E. Warren Edwards of Baltimore; Mrs. George r.L. Turberville
of Fairfax; Mrs. D.E. Gillies of New York; Mrs. Philip Lewis,
of Lilian; and W.E. Rowe, of Heathesville; and four sons, Otis
Shirley, of Washington; Wellington and George d. Shirley of Heathesville.
married 1) Samuela A. Rice on 23 November 1882 at Coan Church,
Northumberland Co VA; She died 25 Dec 1886; Daughter of Samuel
and Catherine Rice
married 2) Florence Ada (Smith) Burroughs. She died 28 Feb
married 3) Essie R. Lewis of Farnham VA on 1 Jun 1910 by T.
B. Hill at Washington DC. She was born about 1890 (age 20 on
her marriage license Appl #49139)
6.i Margaret Adlee Shirley b 7 Mar 1886, died 5 July
1973. She married William Rowe
6.ii Annie Catherine Shirley b 1886 married George
6.iii Doswelle Joyce Shirley b 19 Jan 1885 married
6.iv Robert J. Shirley b 27 Jul 1888, died 4 May 1933
6.v Otis Guy Shirley b 1890 lived Prince Georges Maryland
6.vi Lelia L. Shirley b 4 Mar 1892 married Phillip
6.vii George Daniel Shirley b 25 May 1895, died 29
6.viii Raymond J. Shirley b 1897, died Feb 1917 at
Raymond J. Shirley, aged 20 years, son of Mr. G.D. Shirley,
died in Baltimore on Tuesday afternoon at 12;30 o'clock of leaky
heart. His remains were brought to Northumberland on Thursday's
steamer, accompanied by Mr. Ernest Bryant. Funeral was conducted
from Coan Baptist Church Thursday afternoon at 2'o'clock, and
interment made in Coan cemetery. Rev. A.J. Reamy conducting the
services. He is survived by his father, five sisters, Mrs. Geo.
R. Lee Turberville, Jr. , of Fairfax, Va., Mrs. E. Warren Edwards,
fleeton; Mrs. Philip Lewis, Farnham; Mrs. W.E. Rowe and Miss
Garnett Shirley, Heathsville and five brothers, Robert, Otis,
Geo. D., John M. and Wellington Shirley.
6.ix Garnet Olivia Shirley b 28 Nov 1900 at Heathsville
Northumberland Co VA, died 21 Oct 1986 at Naples Collier Co FL;
She is buried at St Charles Cem in Suffolk Co NY; She married
6.x John Meredith Shirley b 1912
6.xi Wellington Hill Shirley b 1915
4.vii James Shirley born 1814 at Northumberland Co
VA, son of George Shurley and Sarah Edmonds (marriage record).
He is enumerated as single in 1850 census with 3 slaves; Died
21 Apr 1880 at Heathsville, Northumberland Co
married 1) Catherine Jane Pearson; She died 9 Apr 1865 at
married 2) Elizabeth A. Jacques, widow on 1 July 1866 at Northumberland
Co VA; She was the daughter of John Hughes and Nancy Dawson;
She married next Thomas Pullen in 1882
5.i William H. Shirley born about 1854 VA, living in
family 1870 household; He died 1 Aug 1889
married Maria Pitman on 12 Mar 1888 at Northumberland Co VA;
daughter of Joseph Pitman and Elizabeth Stott; she married next
Joseph L. Conoly in 1892 (either incorrect Maria Shirley m
Conoly, or wrong date)
6.i Emma Shirley born about 1891; married W.C. Brann
in 1918 in Northumberland Co VA
5.ii Emma E. Shirley born about 1856 VA living in family
1870 household; married Theoderick C. Dawson on 8 Jun 1876 in
Northumberland Co VA
5.iii Joseph Shirley born about 1858 VA living in family
1870 and 1880 (age 23) household.
1890-94 Calif Great Register - living at Hollister, San Benito
1900 Oakland City, Alameda Co CA
Head Joseph Shirley M 40 Virginia
Wife Mary Shirley F 36 Canada Eng
Daughter Mary N Shirley F 2 California
1910 Silver Peak Esmeralda Co NV
SELF Joseph Shirley M 52y Virginia
WIFE Mary E Shirley F 43y Canada
DAU Mary N Shirley F 12y California
DAU Margaret Shirley F 9y California
SON John Shirley M 4y California
1920 Lindsey Twp, Tulare Co CA
SELF Joseph S Shirley M 62y Virginia
WIFE Mary Shirley F 54y Canada
DAU Mary N Shirley F 22y California
DAU Margaret Shirley F 19y California
SON Jack Shirley M 14y California
Name: Joseph S Shirley
Event Type: Death
Event Date: 08 Jun 1941
Event Place: Tulare, California, United States
Birth Date: 22 Nov 1858
5.iv John Shirley born about 1860 VA living in family
1870 and 1880 (age 20) household
Univ Nevada Oral History Project: "...Anna Cleary married
John Shirley. And what do you know of John and Anna? John originally
was from Virginia. He came out West when he was about eighteen
with a brother. And John came from Virginia to Silver Peak .
. . . Right, to work the mines, or he bought some of the mines.
He was in his forties when he met and married Anna. She was sixteen
at that time...Will you name the other children. There was Louis
Shirley; Ernie Shirley who married Ruby, the postmaster; and
Ada Louise and Cora both died when they were two or younger.
Anna had five miscarriages. And then there was my mother, Jane
Genforum: "John Shirley and his brother, Joseph were
my grandmother's uncles [sic]. My grandmother, Garnet Olivia
Shirley, was born in Heathsville, VA, daughter of George D. Shirley
and Florence Ada Burroughs. John and Joseph survive in my family's
legacy because of a wonderful photo taken of these two men with
my grandmother around age 9. They had returned to Heathsville
for a visit, maybe a wedding, or maybe my great grandmother's
(Florence A. Burroughs Shirley's) funeral. These uncles had returned
from Nevada after striking it rich in silver mining."
Marriage John Shirley and Anna Cleary 13 Dec 1900
1907/8 Polk Directory Goldfield, Esmeralda Co NV
Ingalls-Shirley Co on Main and SE corner of Crook Ave; John
Shirley Pres, Nace Grant V-Pres, W A Ingalls Sec and Treas, Proprietors
of the Palace Saloon
1910 Silver Peak, Esmeralda Co NV (now a ghost town, except
SELF John Shirley M 49y Virginia; Bartender, saloon
WIFE Anna Shirley F 26y California
SON Earnest Shirley M 8y Nevada
DAU Ethel Shirley F 6y Nevada
DAU Virginia Shirley F 3y Nevada
DAU Ada L Shirley F 1y Nevada
Gold Mines in Esmeralda Co NV (year discovered: 1920)
Shirley Property - John Shirley And Frank Cleary - Surface/
Underground - Gold, Copper, silver
1920 Esmeralda Co NV
ELF John Shirley M 59y Virginia; Miner, Silver Mine; Owner
WIFE Anna F Shirley F 35y California (father : Ontario Canada)
SON Ernest J Shirley M 18y Nevada
DAU Ethel B Shirley F 16y Nevada
DAU Noral Virginia Shirley F 13y Nevada
SON Lewis H Shirley M 8y Nevada
DAU Jane C Shirley F 4y4m Nevada
Benjamin F Cleary M 24y Nevada
Edward J Cleary M 22y Nevada
James P Cleary M 34y California
Roy L Cleary M 21y Nevada
Birth: Aug. 17, 1860
Death: May 28, 1939
5.v Cora Lee Shirley born about 1865 VA; married James
B. Kent in 1885