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  James Shirley

This family was of Carroll Co MO, and Portland OR

1(iv). Caleb Shirley born about 1788 SC; Married in Barren Co KY in 1819 and was enumerated there in the 1820 census. Caleb and his wife sold land in Barren County periodically from 1824 to 1831. Lived in Hendricks County Indiana in 1830 census, and was a member of the Big Lick Baptist Church there. He and his wife Phoebe sold their homestead in Hendricks County in 1839 and moved to Missouri. Enumerated in the 1840 Carroll County MO census at Dorenda Creek. He was administrator for his deceased son John G Shirley's estate in 1849 in Carroll County MO. He lived in Carroll County MO in 1850 census, age 68, born South Carolina. He died Oct 1864 Carroll Co. MO 

married Pheobe Gibbons Mar 24, 1819 Barren Co.  KY

1819 Barren Co KY Marriage Caleb Shirley to Pheby Gibbons, March 24, 1819 Sur: Presley Thomas, consent James (Thomas*) and Susannah Gibbons Wit: Presley Thomas, Beverly Bradley Md: March 25, 1819 by Daniel Shirley


2(i). Mary J. Shirley 1821 KY   Married John Miller

2(ii). Malinda Shirley 1821 KY   Married Josiah Goodson Jan 1840 Carroll Co. MO (had 6 children)

2(iii). John G. Shirley died 1849  of cholorea

2(iv). Henry V. Shirley 1829 Hendricks Co. IN d. Oct 27, 1895 Leavenworth, Kansas in Old Soldiers Home.

married Mary Turnidge. They homesteaded land near the home of her father, William Turnidge, in Ray Co. MO until they separated. Mary went west with their daughter, Martha. (info sent by Elizabeth Cuff)


3(i). Eliza Jane Shirley 1867 MO m. J.W. smith

3(ii). Levena ann Shirley

3(iii). William Kalef  (?Caleb?) Shirley

3(iv). Martha Susan Shirley 1857 m. Milford Riggs Givens. They traveled to Nevada, where they lived for three years, then migrated to Idaho. They pitched camp on the Snake River by a hot springs. they later filed a homestead on the camping ground which later proved to be what is now the famous Given's Hot Springs.

3(v). Othello Shirley

3(vi). Charles Lee Shirley

3(vii). John Granville Shirley

3(viii). Ruth (Dovey) Shirley

3(ix). Harrison Fletcher Shirley

3(x). Timothy Shirley

2(v). Daniel Shirley  August 1, 1825, died November 23, 1890 Rayville, MO Daniel Shirley was appointed Justice of the Peace in and for Leslie Township in the county of Carroll in pursuance of an election held in said township on the 3rd day of April 1877. He was appointed Postmaster of Rayville, Missouri on January 10, 1889.

married Sallie Ann Mayes March 24, 1853. She was born January 16, 1832, died July 5, 1900 Rayville, Mo. Sallie was the daughter of Sherrod and Frances (Davis) Mayes. Daniel and Sallie are buried at Crowley cemetery in Rayville, MO (SEE PHOTO BELOW)


3(i). Virginia Frances "Jennie" Shirley January 17, 1854, m. W. W. Erickson October 4, 1876 
3(ii). Emma Sophronia "Frone" Shirley June 2, 1855  Carroll Co., Mo d. April 12, 1911 Richmond, Mo  m. George Washington Duncan May 12, 1872. He was born August 27, 1850  Howard Co., Mo, died November 6, 1915  Richmond, Mo. They are buried at Crowley cemetery in Rayville, Mo.

3(iii). Sebastian Cabot Shirley  February 14, 1857 died December 21, 1920 m. Eva L. Fee February 25, 1897. No children. They lived in Elko, Nevada where Sebastian was in the hotel-restaurant business.

3(iv). Henrietta Theodosia Shirley January 1, 1859, d. July 2, 1907, m. John T. Bricken March 18, 1877 

3(v). Mollie Jane Shirley January 16, 1861, d. September 25, 1938, m. Luther Alexander Hendrix November 16, 1881 

3(vi). DeLancaster Shirley  January 16, 1861, d. May 6, 1861; Twin of Mollie's.
3(vii). Leona Willard Shirley August 16, 1863, d. June 1929, m. Thomas Burel Lee October 24, 1886. He was born March 24, 1859, died 1920

3(viii). Walter Milo Shirley September 6, 1865, d. December 28, 1865
3(ix). Josie Belle Shirley June 8, 1868, d. April 16, 1942, m. John A. Haynes March 5, 1885. He was born February 1, 1857, died June 16, 1936

3(x). Louisa Ethel Shirley August 9, 1870 Carroll Co., MO d. September 19, 1930 Saint Joseph, Mo, m. Willis Tomlinson October 16, 1900. He was born July 12, 1866, died January 30, 1924 Saint Joseph, Mo. They are buried at Crowley cemetery in Rayville, MO. 

3(xi). James C. Shirley born June 19, 1874, died August 24, 1874

Front -   Sallie and Daniel Shirley b. 1828
Back-Left to Right - Louisa Ethel, Leona Willard, and Josie Belle Shirley
Taken in Carroll County, Missouri about 1882  and sent by Shirley  Montross 

2(vi). Francis Marion Shirley Jan 9, 1831 IN d. Feb 8, 1907 Carroll Co. MO

married Miriam Smith Feb 26, 1852 Carroll Co. MO. She was born Mar 7, 1831 TN, d. Aug 16, 1906. Her father was John W. Smith. Her mothers maiden name was Francis.   


3(i). Nancy Jane Shirley

3(ii). John William Shirley

3(iii). George Washington Shirley Dec 16, 1857 Carroll Co. MO d. Jan 5, 1877 Carroll Co. MO

3(iv). Emaline C. Shirley

3(v). Rufus S. Shirley 1862 d. 1934 m. Amelia L.

3(vi). Leander T. Shirley Jan 18, 1863 d. Mar 4, 1881 Carroll Co. MO 

3(vii). Caleb R. Shirley April 15, 1866 Carroll Co. MO d. June 13, 1940 OK City, OK m. Lizzie Ina Rogers Oct 24, 1888.

Caleb R. Shirley 


4(i). Roger William Shirley Aug 8, 1889  Carroll Co. MO, Eva ___ 

4(ii). Florence Marie Shirley Mar 1, 1892  d. Sept 9, 1975 m. John Frank Wallace

4(iii). Robert Vincent Shirley OK. City, OK m. Ruby Gene Mobley

Robert V. and Ruby Shirley with daughter Geradine
Robert Shirley disappeared in 1925 OKlahoma City, OK

4(iv). Melvin F. Shirley Dec 25, 1910 Elk City, Beckham Co. OK.  m. Katherine Kennedy

3(viii). Charles Lewis Shirley 1868 Carroll Co. MO

2(vii). Luke Shirley 1839  Married Sarah States

2(viii). Dovey Ruth Shirley 1841   Married Daniel Chapman

2(ix). James Scott  Shirley July 4, 1846 Carroll Co. MO, died April 1, 1916 Bogard, Carroll Co. MO,


married 1st Amanda Jane Cochran born Jan 1858 MO, died 1894 Borgard, Carroll Co. MO. mother of the children listed below.

married 2nd Sarah J. Jones.  Two of her children are living with them in the 1900 census of Carroll Co. MO. (Starnes and Alva Jones, also a niece, Allie Turner).


3(i). Impy Wright Shirley ca. 1882, died Portland, Oregon

3(ii). Franklin Thomas Shirley Oct 20, 1883 Carroll Co. MO, died May 1, 1947 San Francisco, CA.,  married Mary Rebecca Bateman Feb 26, 1905 in Vallejo, CA .

3(iii). Elza William Shirley  1885, d. 1909 MO

3(iv). Stella Ann Shirley chr. June 28, 1886, d. Jan 14, 1959 Portland, OR, married Joseph Irvine Weatherly Jan 12, 1908.

3(v). May Burton Shirley ca. 1888. died Hale MO, married Maude Hanley   

3(vi). James Ray Shirley Aug 20, 1889, died ca. 1978 Portland, OR

married Ethel Leone Fretz Mar 31, 1917.


4(i). Mildred Shirley

4(ii). Frances Shirley

4(iii). Beatrice Shirley

4(iv). Zelma Jean Shirley

4(v). Virginia Ann Shirley

4(vi). Geraldine Shirley

4(vii). James R. Shirley

3(vii). Marshall Cabot Shirley Aug 22, 1891 (twins), died ca. 1974 Portland, OR, married Juanita Johnson.

3(viii). Edna Ethel Shirley Aug 22, 1891 (twins), died ca. 1970 Odessa, TX, married Adam Zumwalt.

3(ix). Carson William Shirley ca. 1893


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