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1(i). Ezekiel Shirley born about 1776 VA; He appears in Scott Co KY as early as the 1796 tax list for that county; He appears in the minutes as a member of the Great Crossing Church; Mentioned in the 1797 estate record for Richard Shirley, dec'd; He was taxed in Scott Co KY in 1805 in the Eagle Creek area and in 1826 was taxed for 400 acres in that area; In 1828, Ezekiel and wife Dully sold 450 acres in Scott Co KY to Lewis Suggett, apparently in preparation to move to Indiana; In 1835, he was named as part of the Presbytery of the founding of Mt Tabor church near Brownsburg, Boone Co Indiana; He appears in the 1840 Boone Co IN census and thereafter; Ezekiel died 1864 Perry, Boone Co. IN and buried at Mt Tabor cemetery.

"...Ezekiel and Delia (Shirley) Shirley, both parents having been born in North Carolina, where they were married; thence they migrated to Scott county, Ky., where Ezekiel engaged in farming until 1831, when he brought his family to Hendricks coimty, Ind.. and rented land until 1838; then moved to Perry township, Boone county, where his son James...had entered land, on which he resided until his death in 1864, his wife surviving him until the next year. They were the parents of six children, viz. : Dickerson, Elias, Benjamin, Maria, Amelia and James, all deceased with the exception of [James]. The remains of Mr. and Mrs. Shirley were interred in Mount Tabor cemetery, both having died in the Baptist faith...." A portrait and biographical record of Boone, Clinton and Hendricks Counties, Ind

12 September 1861 Greencastle Banner,Greencastle, Putnam County, - Some 'old folks' - A correspondent of one of our exchanges, writing from White Lick, Indiana [Boone County], says: - 'There is an old couple in this place that are seldom found equaled. Mr. and Mrs Ezekiel Shirly are 85 years old, enjoying good health. They have living nine children, forty-seven grand-children, one hundred and four great-children, and nine great-great grand-children or fourth generation - which would make a party of one hundred and sixty-nine descendants of a single living couple. This says Ezekiel had 9 children. We only show 7

Ezekiel Shirley Analysis

1895 biography of Ezekiel Shirley family says he had 6 children

1861 newspaper bio (while Ezekiel was still alive) says he has "living 9 children"

Census
Analysis
(1)
1810
Scott KY
1820
Scott KY
1830
Hendricks IN
1840
Boone IN
1850
Boone IN
Comment
Ezekiel age 26-45  age +45  age 50-60 age 60-70  age 74  b 1776
female age 26-45  age +45  age 50-60  age 60-70  age 74 Dolly b 1776
female age 16-26 age 16-26   married?      Unknown
female -- age 16-26        another family?
female -- age 10-16        another family?
male age 10-16  married?  Dickinson?      Unknown
male age 0-10 age 10-16  age 20-30 HH  skipped? age 56 HH (2)  Dickinson 
male age 0-10 age 10-16  age 20-30 HH  age 30-40 HH  age 52 HH  Elias 
male age 0-10 age 10-16  age 20-30 HH  age 30-40 HH  age 45 HH  Elisha b 1805
male  -- age 0-10 age 20-30 HH  age 20-30 HH  age 40 HH (2)  Benjamin b 1811
male  -- age 0-10        another family?
male  -- age 0-10 age 10-15  age 20-30 HH  age 36 HH  James b 1814 (3)
female  -- age 0-10 age 15-20  married?    Amelia (per bio)
female  -- age 0-10 age 10-15  married?    Maria (per bio) 
female  -- age 0-10        another family?
female         age 0-5 age 11  Elizabeth (gr-dau?)

(1) The 1800 census for all Kentucky counties are lost. Ezekiel was taxed in Scott Co KY in 1800.
(2) Benjamin and Dickinson both enumerated in Hendricks Co IN in 1850 census
(3) Tombstone says b 1819

married Dulcina "Dolly" Shirley, daughter of Argeland Shirley branch #10. She died about 1865, one year following the death of her husband Ezekiel. Buried at the Mt Tabor Cemetery.

children:

2(i). Dickinson Shirley born about 1796 in Scott Co. KY; Lived Boone Co IN

married Elizabeth Hamrick.

2(ii). Elias Shirley born about 1798 in Scott Co KY; He appears in the 1826 and 1827 tax lists for Scott Co KY as a male over the age of 21 and with 1 horse; He is living in Boone Co IN in 1840 with 6 children in his household; Age 52 in the 1850 Boone Co census; He died July 29, 1885 Perry, Boone Co. IN 

married Martha__?

children: There are likely more children

3(i). Parmela Shirley born about 1828 KY, age 22 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(ii). Sarah A. Shirley born about 1831 IN, age 19 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(iii). Hilda Shirley born about 1841 IN, age 9 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(iv). Jesse Luke Shirley born about 1842 IN , age 8 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

2(iii). Elisha  Shirley Feb 11, 1805 Scott Co. KY; Age 45 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census;  He died Apr 8, 1889 Boone Co. IN

married 1st__________

married 2nd Elizabeth Ford Oct 24, 1841. She is age 25 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census (correct?)

children:

3(i). Fanny J. Shirley born about 1831 IN, age 19 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(ii). Pamela Shirley born about 1837 IN, age 13 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(iii). Mary Shirley born about 1843 IN, age 7 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(iv). Clarinda Shirley born about 1845 IN, age 5 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(v). Johnson Shirley born about 1847 IN, age 3 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(vi). Nancy A. Shirley born about 1849 IN, age 1 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(vii). Eliza Shirley 1852 IN

3(viii). David Shirley 1859 IN

2(iv). Benjamin Shirley Jan __, 1811 Scott Co. KY; He is living in Hendricks Co IN in 1850, age 40; He died Jan __, 1882 Boone Co. IN

marreid 1st Lydia A. Hamrick; age 38 in 1850 census; She died 1876;

married 2nd Jane Smith Jan 18, 1877

children:

3(i). Delila Shirley born about 1831 IN, age 19 in the 1850 Hendricks IN census

3(ii). Elspa Jane Shirley born about 1838 IN, age 12 in 1850 Hendricks IN census

3(iii). Trustin W. Shirley born about 1840; age 10 in 1850 Hendricks IN census; He died. Sept 9, 1919

married Mary E. Chambers Jan 19, 1860

children:

4(i). Drusilla Shirley 1863

4(ii). Lewis A. Shirley 1867 IN

m. 1st. Mattie R. Caldwell,

m. 2nd Ethel M. Burns

4(iii). Emma B. Shirley 1870 m. Thomas F. Caldwell

4(iv). Lydie M. Shirley 1873 m. Edward J. Padgett

4(v). Mamie A. Shirley 1878 IN m. Ara Dinsmore

4(vi). Bessie Shirley 1883 m. Orville Miller

4(vii). Lora T. Shirley 1885 IN m. Audie Silver

3(iv). Doctor J. Shirley born about 1844 IN, age 6 in 1850 Hendricks IN census

married Margaret Randal Jan 30, 1868

children:

4(i). Alva Shirley 1863

4(ii). Cora E. Shirley 1870 IN m. George Gleenor

4(iii). Della C. Shirley 1872 m. William Andis

4(iv). Effie Shirley 1876

3(v). William A. Shirley born about 1848 IN, age 2 in 1850 Hendricks IN census; He died Feb 8, 1890 Lebanon, IN

married Sarah E. Willie Oct 8, 1868 

children:

4(i). Truviller H. Shirley 1869

m. Lula M. Minnick

4(ii). Annie E. Shirley 1873 IN

4(iii). Minnie Shirley 1879 IN m. Ernest E. Howard

2(v). Maria Shirley

2(vi). Amelia Shirley

2(vii). James Shirley Feb 25, 1819 (1814?) Scott Co. KY; Living in Boone Co IN in 1850 census, age 36; Occupation: farmer; He died Mar 21, 1902 Perry, Boone Co. IN

JAMES SHIRLEY , of Perry township, Boone county, Ind., was born in Scott county, Ky., February 23, 1819, a son of Ezekiel and Delia (Shirley) Shirley. They were the parents of six children, viz. : Dickerson, Elias, Benjamin, Maria, Amelia and James, all deceased with the exception of our subject. James Shirley worked on the home farm in Hendricks county, Ind., from 1831 until 1838, when he launched out on his own account, worked hard and earned the money to buy the forty acres in Perry township on which his parents ended their days. He later sold this farm and bought the eighty acres on which he now lives. The first marriage of Mr. Shirley took place in Boone county, Ind., in 1839, to Elizabeth Poiner, a native of Putnam county Ind., and daughter of -Joseph Poiner, of North Carolina. Three children were born to this union, viz. : Henry and Parmelia, deceased, and Edward. Mrs. Shirley died in 1866, and the second marriage of Mr. Shirley took place March 25. 1867, to Mrs. Leaner Smith, who was born in Owen county, Ky., January 9, 1830, a daughter of John and Betsey (Roberts) Smith, natives of North Carolina, who both died when Leaner was a child. The first marriage of Leaner was with Daniel Smith, to whom she bore nine children: Louisa (deceased), Albert, Henrietta, Hugh, Willis, George. Charles, Mary and Alice. Daniel Smith died in 1S65, and by her marriage with Mr. Shirley she is the mother of one child, Peter, who was born August 17, 1868, and was married in Perry township, December 29, 1890, to Miss Lydia Stanfield, who was born in Jackson county, Ind., and is a daughter of Samuel and Janie (Smith) Stanfield; one child. Pearly, blesses this union. A portrait and biographical record of Boone, Clinton and Hendricks Counties, Ind

 

 

James Shirley b. 1819  

 

Leannah Smith Shirley

m. 1st. Elizabeth Poyner (mother of 3 children), age 36 in 1850 Boone Co census

m. 2nd Leannah Smith (twin sister to Hannah).Leannah was married first to Daniel Smith s/o Aaron s/o Benjamin Smith and Susannah (Shirley) Smith d/o Richard Shirley. Daniel Smith and Leannah had 9 children.

children:

3(i). Henry Shirley born about 1841 IN, age 9 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census; He died Sept 9, 1860 IN, age about 19.

3(ii). Parmelia Ann Shirley born about 1844 IN, age 6 in the 1850 Boone Co IN census

3(iii). Edward Shirley born about 1853 IN; He died Dec 16, 1910 IN

3(iv). Peter C. Shirley Aug 17, 1868 IN, age 11 in the 1880 Boone Co census; He and his family are living with his parents in the 1900 Boone Co census; He died 1925 (child by 2nd marriage to Leannah Smith),

m. Lydia Stanfield before 1900 census.

 children:

4(i). Pearl Jeannette Shirley b. November 11, 1892, age 8 in the 1900 Boone Co IN census

4(ii). Mary Alice Shirley b. Oct 22, 1895; age 5 in the 1900 Boone Co IN census

4(iii). Luella Merle Shirley b. August 17,1900,  married John Abston

       Peter Shirley and wife Lydia, baby Pearl   
   


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