The Shirley Association knows
no evidence that the following William Shirley is the son of
George and Ruhanna (Norris) Shirley Branch 13
William Shirley born
about 1780-90, Virginia. He died Oct 28, 1845 Carroll Co. MO.
Sometime between 1830 and 1833,
William Sherley and his family moved to Dubois County, Indiana.
Wilson's History of Dubois County, Indiana states that "stock
marks" were recorded and in 1833 William Sherley's name
appears as one pioneer having a mark registered William Sherley's
mark was: a swallow fork in the right ear and a upper
half crop in the left ear. In 1837 a "stock mark"
was issued to a John Sherley and this is believed to be the son
of William Sherley. In this same year a"stock mark"
was issued to Zachariah Meyers, son-in-law of William Sherley.
In the 1840 census of Dubois Co. Indiana roll #78, lists #638
as William Shearley: 1 male 5-10, 1 male 50-60, ...2 females
10-15, 1 female 15-20, 1 female 40-50. Deed recorded of Dubois
Co. IN show that William Shirley and his wife, Nancy, bought
(from Peter SHERY) and sold land in Section 14, Township 2 South
of Range no. 5 West. The last deed found was dated Feb. 26, 1845.
He also transferred his "stock mark" on Feb. 15, 1845
to Jacob Blemker. In the early part of 1845 William and Nancy
Shirley moved to Carroll Co. Missouri along with several of their
children. They settled in the Mandeville area in Northwest Carroll
Co. and William Shirley applied for a patent on 80 acres in Section
15, Twp. 54 of Range 25. However, on or about the 28th of October,
William Shirley died. His estate was probated in the Probate
Court of Carroll Co. Missouri, with John Powers and Nancy Shirley,
as Administrators. Seven children were listed: Nancy Meyers,
John Shirley, Elizabeth Powers, Mary A. Shively, Harriett Short,
Sarah J. Shirley and Isaac Shirley, the last two named were minors.
Final settlement of the estate was made in 1849. In 1850, Nancy
Shirley and her minor son, William Isaac Shirley, were residing
with John A. and Elizabeth Powers, her daughter. By 1860, William
Isaac Shirley was married and his mother Nancy, was living with
them.Nancy B. Shirley was not found on the 1870 census and it
is assumed she died some time between 1860 and 1870. Family stories
say that William and Nancy Shurley are interred in the Powers
cemetery (sometimes called the Pitts cemetery). Many of the stones
are broken and lost and this whole cemetery is overgrown with
brush and weeds. No stones were located for William and Nancy
Shirley. However, other members of the family are interred there.
Descendants of William and Nancy Shirley currently reside in
the Mandeville, Missouri community.
married 1st Milcah Howe, Aug
17, 1813, Hardin Co. Kentucky. She died 1814-15 Hardin
married 2nd. Nancy Froman June
4, 1815 Perry Co. Indiana. She died 1860-70 Carroll Co. MO.
1(i). Nancy Shirley
born May 1814 Perry Co.
IN, daughter of Wm and Milcah Howe Shirley. She married Zachariah
Myers Sept 12, 1832 and lived in Dubois Co. IN. and moved to
Carroll Co. MO in 1841. She died Sept 18, 1858 Carroll Co. MO.
Zachariah Myers was born in Washington
Co. KY. He went to Indiana when he was about 22 and was
engaged for a short while, in boating on the Ohio and Mississippi
Rivers. He was a member of the Methodist Episcopal. Church.
Shirley born Aug 13,
1818 Perry Co. Indiana, died Feb 20, 1906 Carroll Co. MO. Both
are interred in the Smith Cemetery, located approximately two
miles south of the town of Mandeville, Carroll Co. MO.
His early years were spent in
Perry Co. and he moved into the adjoining county of Dubois,
IN in 1833. In 1842, John and his family came
to Carroll Co. MO. by boat and landed at Hill's Landing. He entered
a large farm in what is now Fairfield and Leslie Twps. and lived
there almost continually until his death. He was a prosperous
farmer, an excellent citizen, and one of the most prominent men
of the community where he lived, until disabled by the infirmities
of old age. He was one of the most active and prominent members
of the Mandeville Christian Church from its earliest existence.
He lived an exemplary life and died at a ripe old age highly
respected and dearly beloved by all who knew him.
Nancy Jane Shirley Wells
married Tabitha Davis Nov 18,
1837. She died Jan 29, 1895.
2(i). John Thomas Shirley
born Oct 6, 1838 Dubois
Co. IN died (stroke) Jan 9, 1913 Carroll Co. MO. John T. was
in the 1860 census of Morris, Carroll Co. MO and his name was
spelled SHURLEY. He appears to be living in a hotel or a boarding
house as many many other people are living in the same place.
His wife is also living there with 3 young boys who may be her
brothers as they have her maiden name.
married 1st Rebecca Ann Kinnear
Mar 15, 1857
married 2nd Angeline Thomas Oct
12, 1882 in Carroll Co. MO. She was the daughter of William Oliver
Perry Thomas and Amanda Shirley who were married Nov 8, 1854
Carroll Co. MO. Angeline died June 26, 1940. Both are buried
in the Smith Cemetery south of Mandeville, Carroll Co. MO.
3(i). Francis W. Shirley born July 30, 1883 Carroll Co. MO d.
Nov 10, 1960 Carroll Co. MO
married Sarah Caroline Nance
Sept 14, 1904
4(i). Virgil Eugene Shirley
born Feb 6, 1909
4(ii). John William Shirley
born Oct 30, 1912
3(ii). Jesse M. Shirley born May 31, 1886 Carroll Co. MO d. Sept
13, 1941 Richmond, MO
married Maude L. Anderson June
4(i). Evelyn Belle Shirley
born Oct 16, 1908
4(ii). Edward Lee Shirley
born July 3, 1913
2(ii). Eliza Jane Shirley
born April 7, 1840 married
Nathan G. Cooley Mar 22, 1858
2(iii). Sarah Ann Shirley
born Mar 1, 1842 died
Mar 24, 1916 Carroll Co. MO, married Levi W. McCain
2(iv). William Silas Shirley
born Dec 26, 1843 died
Nov 16, 1918 Carroll Co. MO,
married Lucy Folger Feb 19, 1869.
2(v). Lydia Frances Shirley
born Nov 16, 1845 married
Charles Stoffer. They moved to Oregon. No further info.
2(vi). Mary Ellen Shirley
born July 6, 1848 m.
John Tucker Nov 28, 1873
2(vii). Charles Heidel Shirley
born Aug 12, 1852 died
April 1, 1853 Carroll Co. MO. (less than 8 months old)
2(viii). Nancy Jane Shirley
born Jan 12, 1855 died
June 22, 1910 Carroll Co. MO. married James H. Wells Jan 3, 1871.
1(iii). Elizabeth Shirley born
June 28, 1822 Perry Co. IN died April 15, 1876 Carroll Co. MO
married John Anderson Powers June 6, 1839 Dubois Co. IN.
Ann Shirley born 1823 Perry Co. IN died Nov
24, 1891 Paola, Miami Co. Kansas married John Wesley Shively
Jan 25, 1844 Dubois Co. IN.
Shirley born June 19, 1825 Perry Co. IN
died Jan 13, 1894 Dougherty, Murray Co. Oklahoma married
Daniel Short Nov 26, 1846. He was born Edmonson Co. KY and died
Brown Co. Texas in 1900.
Jane Shirley born Sept
13, 1830 Perry Co. IN died April 25, 1867 Carroll Co. MO, married
William J. Powers Oct 10, 1850 Carroll Co. MO. He died Ponotoc
Co. Oklahoma in 1926. He was the brother of John Anderson Powers,
husband of Sarah's sister, Elizabeth.
Isaac Shirley born April 17, 1833 IN died Jan
7, 1876 Carroll Co. MO. Buried Powers Cemetery, Carroll Co MO
married Lucinda Smith Jan 24,
1855 Carroll Co. MO. She was born in Mississippi and died in
1910 Carroll Co. MO.
2(i). William H. Shirley born Aug 27, 1857 died April 1, 1872
Carroll Co. MO, (15 years of age)
2(ii). John Smith Shirley
born Aug 29, 1859 died
Nov 5, 1938 Carroll Co. MO, In an article from the
History of Carroll Co. MO it says he was of Irish and French
John Smith Shirley and wife Hattie Alice Pitts Shirley.
(Back: left to right) Martha Lucinda, Elvirdia Ruth, Presley
Everett, Winona Bernice.
(left to right) Ulysses
Simpson Grant Shirley, John Smith Shirley, James Thomas Shirley
Presley Everett Shirley
A descendant says this
photo is not Everett. Can anyone identify who?
married Hattie Pitts April 16,1884
Carroll Co. MO.
3(i). Infant Shirley born and died on July 31, 1886
3(ii). Sylvester Shirley born May 22, 1890. He died October 31,
3(iii). Presley Everett Shirley
born 6 November 1891
Carroll Co. MO
married Elverdia Ruth Liller
DNA participant Kit #333243
3(iv). Winona Bernice "Nonie"
Shirley born Aug 24,
1893 d. Sept 16, 1981 Carroll Co. MO. She married Joseph Russell
White Oct 6, 1917
3(v). infant Shirley
3(vi). Martha Lucinda "Mattie"
Shirley born 21 November
1899 married Samuel Jesse Shirley
2(iii). Luella A. Shirley
born July 31, 1861 Carroll
Co. MO died September 31, 1862 Carroll Co. MO. Buried Powers
Cemetery, Carroll Co MO
2(iv). Ulysses Simpson Grant Shirley
born July 3, 1863 at
Mandeville Carroll Co MO. He died November 20, 1945 at Alma,
Harlan Co Nebraska
married Ida Loyola Mahaffie on
1 January 1890
3(i). Edna Berilla Shirley born 1891
3(ii). Maude Erma Shirley born 1896
2(v). Frances Shirley born October 11, 1864 at Mandeville Carroll
Co. MO. She married James Emanuel Mahaney
2(vi). Mary Ann Shirley born February 22, 1868 (twin) She married
Sumner Lyman McLeod
2(vii). Martha Tabitha Shirley
born February 22, 1868
(twin) She married Abraham L. Havens
2(viii). James Thomas Shirley
born Nov 11, 1871 died
Mar 20, 1891 Carroll Co. MO (19 years of age). Buried Powers
Cemetery, Carroll Co MO