This site was created by Larry Shively who is researching the history of the Shively families. The goal is to have a site where all Shively researchers can share and ask questions in regards to their Shively lines. The largest majority of the Shively family records are located in Pennsylvania, Ohio and Indiana. There are early records of Shively's also in Virginia and Kentucky. There are not many established Shively lineages back to Europe. There are documented lineages to Switzerland and Germany. Through the sharing of information from all of our research it is desired that all can learn about our Shively families.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Oscar Shively And Wife, Vera Worl, Who Lived In Miami County, Indiana

The Shively families who descend from ancestors who lived in the Miami County, IN area are fortunate to have genealogy records readily available. The following newspaper article was extracted from The Kokomo Tribune, Kokomo, Indiana, Thursday, June  14, 1951, Page 7, Columns 4-6:
Combined Ages Of Five In Family Total 382 Years
Two sisters and three brothers whose combined ages total 382 years joined in honoring on of the sisters, Mrs. Nancy Worl, on the occasion of her 70th birthday anniversary last Sunday.
The celebration was held at the home of Mrs. Worl east of Miami.  Richard and Lucille Worl assisted in arrangements for the occasion.
Mrs. Worl's sister, Mrs. Laura Glassburn of Kokomo, who is 79, and their brothers, Frank Sutton of Bunker Hill route 1, who is 85 years old, John Sutton of Bunker Hill route 1, who is 72, and William Sutton of Wabash, who is 76, were present.
Other guests were Mrs. John Sutton, Mrs. William Sutton and Arthur Glasburn, all of Kokomo;  Mr. and Mrs. Oscar Shively and Milford Shively, Kokomo route 3; Mr. and Mrs. Philip Hahn, and daughters Marlene and Vera Margaret of McGrawsville; Mary Clemens, Kokomo route 3; and Mrs. Charles Stuber and Mrs. Pearl Dawalt, Peru route 5.
Afternoon callers were Mrs. Ina Prather, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Thompson, Peru, Mrs. Alta Baker, Cassville and Mrs. Leota Bowman and daughters Drenda Jo and Treena Janay of Kokomo.

The following newspaper obituary mentions the wife of Oscar Shively was Vera Worl.  Located in The Kokomo Tribune, Tuesday, January 2, 1968, Page 2, Column 4:
Oscar Shively
Oscar Shively, 65, Phoenix, Ariz., formerly of Bunker Hill R. R. 1, died at a hospital there at 8:45 p.m. Friday following an extended illness.  Mr. Shively moved to Phoenix two years ago.
He formerly operated grocery stores at Santa Fe and McGrawsville and also was manager of the Farm Bureau Elevator at Bennetts Switch for a number of years.
Born in Miami County, July 31, 1902, he was the son of William and Alice (Jenkins) Shively. He was married Nov. 28, 1928 to Vera Worl, who survives.
Other survivors are one son, Milford Shively, Phoenix; two grandsons; three sisters, Mrs. Alvin Powell, Bunker Hill R.R. 1; Mrs. Harry Christner, North Grove, and Mrs. Nelson Glassburn, McGrawsville, and a brother, Raymond Shively, Bunker Hill R. R. 1.
He was a member of the Bennetts Switch Methodist Church.
Funeral services were in Phoenix, Tuesday.  Burial was there.

If interested in additional information on the family of William Shively and Alice Jenkins Shively please see the Shively blog for July 13, 2012.  William and Alice Shively were the subjects of the blog on that date.

The following was found in The Logansport Press, Logansport, Indiana, Thursday, October 13, 1960, Page 6, Column 2:
Mrs. Nancy Worl, 79, Dies;  Rites Friday
PERU---Mrs. Nancy Worl, 79, route 1, Bunker Hill, died Tuesday evening after a two week's illness.  A life resident of Miami county, she had resided most of her life in Clay township.
Survivors are three daughters and a son:  Mrs. Phillip Hahn, route 1, Amboy; Mrs. Oscar Shively, Bennets Switch; Mrs. William Campbell, Peru; Richard, route 1, Bunker Hill; four grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; a brother, William, Amboy.
Friends may call after three o'clock this afternoon at the Laird funeral home and rites there will be at two o'clock (CST) Friday.  The Reverend Claude Studebaker and the Reverend Vern Stuber will officiate and burial will be in Rankin cemetery.


Sunday, April 5, 2015

Nancy Shively Kincaid, Daughter Of Daniel Shively And Sarah Thomas, Franklin County, Virginia And Raleigh County, West Virginia

Nancy Shively was born 9-March-1851 (per WV death certificate) in Franklin County, VA and died 25-July-1939 in Beaver, Raleigh County, WV.  (Her birthdate does not agree with the 1870 census which lists her being born ca 1861.) She was the daughter of Daniel Shively and Sarah Thomas who were married 20-October-1853 in Franklin County. Nancy Shively married John C. Kincaid.  Listed on the 1900 Raleigh County, WV census is the household of John Kincaid born May 1850, wife Nancy born March 1861, son Samuel born October 1878, son Edward born March 1883, daughter Ruth born December 1886, son Harrison born August 1888, son Plumer born April 1890, son Johnie born May 1892, son Dan born March 1894, daughter Sarah F born March 1896 and son Schley born May 1898.   An additional daughter, Letha M born ca. 1901 is listed on the 1910 census record for this family.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Raleigh Register, Beckley WV, Raleigh County, WV, Wednesday, July 26, 1939, Page 2, Column 1:
Rites For Beaver Woman Tomorrow
Mrs. Nancy Kincaid Succumbs To Four-Day Illness
Funeral services for Mrs. Nancy Kincaid, 78, who died at her home in Beaver yesterday morning after a four-day illness, will be conducted at the Beaver Community church Thursday afternoon by the Rev. E. W. Powers and the Rev. Blue Jay cemetery.
Death was due to complications resulting from old age.
Daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shively, she was born in Franklin county, Va., on March 9, 1851.  Her husband, John C. Kincaid, died in 1920.
Mrs. Kincaid was a member of the Baptist church.
She is survived by three brothers, Jake Shively, Dave Shively, and Daniel Shively, all of Farrum, Va.; a daughter, Mrs. Adeline Simon, Schoolfield, Va.; three sons, Edward Kincaid, John C. Kincaid, and Shelley Kincaid, all of Beaver; step-son, Samuel Kincaid, Beaver, and a daughter, Mrs. Ruth Arnold.  She also leaves two grandchildren and seven great-grandchildren.
The body will be removed to the home of Ed. Kincaid at Beaver Wednesday. Funeral services will be conducted at the Beaver Community church Thursday afternoon by the Rev. E. W. Powers, of Beckley; and the Rev. L. H. Burns, of East Beckley.  Burial will be in the Blue Jay cemetery.
Pallbearers will be Carlos Slaughter, Dewey Slaughter, Jules Gautler, Charles Waddell, Don Bigelow, Sam Harford and Basil Plumley.
Flower bearers are Helen Dillon, Louise Harris, Evelyn Redden, Ethel Pitzer, Ruby Pitzer and Doris Dillon.

Sunday, March 29, 2015

Solomon Shively And Annetta Inman From Sandusky County Ohio To Barry County Michigan

Solomon Shively was born on 18-Feb-1835  and died 10-Aug-1900 in Barry County, Michigan.  He was the son of Daniel Shively and Catherine Miller. Solomon was married on 9-Apr-1862 in Sandusky County, Ohio to Annetta Inman. Annetta was the daughter of Benjamin Inman and Eliza Jennings.  She was born 4-Dec-1842 and died 9-May-1920 in Hastings, Barry County, Michigan. Solomon Shively served in the Civil War as a Private with the 3 Ohio Cavalry Company D.

Located on the 1850 Scott Township, Sandusky County, Ohio census is the household of Daniel Shively age 40, wife Catharine age 39, son Adam age 16, son Solomon age 15, daughter Eliz age 13, daughter Susan age 11, son Daniel age 9, daughter Rebecca age 6, daughter Hannah age 4 and son Martin age 2.  Listed on the 1880 Carlton Township, Barry County, Michigan census is the household Solomon Shively age 45, wife Annetta age 36, son John F age 17, son Albert age 14, daughter Meurnetta age 10, daughter Eliza E age 9, son Adelbert age 6 and daughter Anna age 4.

Additional information regarding Solomon Shively was extracted from the Portrait And Biographical Album Of Barry And Eaton Counties, Michigan, Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1891, Pages 437-438:
SOLOMON SHIVELY carries on farming on section 29, Carlton Township, Barry County.  He was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, on February 18, 1835, and is one of ten children, five sons and five daughters.  The brothers are all living but three of the sisters are now deceased.  Little is known concerning the early history of the family save that it is of German origin and was probably founded in America during Colonial days.  The father of our subject, Daniel Shively, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., May 10, 1810, and on leaving his native State removed to Richland County, Ohio.  He was a shoemaker by trade but in later life engaged in farming. On his removal to Sandusky County, Ohio, he purchased a tract of timbered land, built a log cabin and began life in true pioneer style.  Prosperity attended his efforts, and in course of time the cabin home was replaced by a good frame residence, the farm was well cultivated and improved and he also engaged in considerable extent in raising stock.  At length he disposed of his interests in Sandusky County and removed to Clyde, Ohio, where he spent the remainder of his days, dying August 17, 1890.  He served as Pathmaster, filled a number of school offices and was a prominent and influential citizen.
The subject of this sketch spent his early life in the usual manner of farmer lads, and in the schools of the neighborhood acquired his education which he has greatly supplemented by subsequent reading and observation, thus becoming a well-informed man.  A marriage ceremony performed in Sandusky County by Dr. J. C. Thompson on the 10th of April, 1862, united the destinies of Solomon Shively and Annette Inman, who was born in that county, December 4, 1842.  Her father was a farmer and served as the first Assessor in his township.  He then held the office of County Commissioner for twelve years, after which he represented his county in the State Legislature for four years and died in April, 1877, while holding that office. His daughter Annette was the second child in a family of four sons and six daughters, eight of whom are yet living at this writing in 1891.
In the fall succeeding his marriage, Mr. Shively enlisted in the National Guards as a member of Company F, Fiftieth Ohio Infantry, and on the expiration of his first term of enlistment again entered boys in blue of the Third Ohio Cavalry.  He was then sent to Columbus, Ohio, and with his command to Louisville, Ky., under Capt. Isabel and Capt. Paul Dean.  From Louisville the troops marched to Columbia, Tenn., and subsequently took part in the battles of Kenesaw Mountain, Selma, Ala., and those of the Atlanta campaign, after which Mr. Shively was sent to the hospital. When the war was over he was honorably discharged from the service in 1865, and returned to his home.  He still has in his possession the haversack which he carried and which is a cherished memento of his army life.
Unto Mr. and Mrs. Shively have been born six children as follows:  John F. who wedded Mary Lotherman and resides in Ionia County;  Albert E. who married Nellie McGregor and is living in Carlton Township; Mymenta, wife of Bert Fairchild, of Hastings; Eldorado E. who married Sanford Rogers and lives in Carlton Township; Adelbert D. and Armanie.  This family is well and favorably known throughout the county.  Mr. Shively held a number of school offices in Ohio and also filled the position of Pathmaster.  He is a member of Fitzgerald Post, No. 125,  G. A. R. of Hastings and his wife holds membership with the Methodist Church.

Friday, March 20, 2015

James C. Shively And Susannah (Susan) Williamson From Huntingdon County, Pennsylvania

James C. Shively and wife, Susannah "Susan" Williamson, can be located in the records of Huntingdon County, PA.  James Shively was born 3-Feb-1815 and died 27-Oct-1890.  Susannah "Susan" Williamson was born 6-May-1824 and died 22-Sep-1922.  Both are buried in the Alexandria Methodist Cemetery, Alexandria, Huntingdon County, PA.

James and Susannah Shively are located on the 1860 West Township, Huntingdon County, PA census.  In the household are James C. Shively age 45, wife Susannah age 36, son Samuel W age 12, daughter Elizabeth C age 10, daughter Susannah M age 9, son Henry J age 7, son Millard R age 5, son Lemuel C age 4, and daughter Sarah Jane age 4 months. At least two more sons are known that were born after 1860.  They are son John H born 1867 and son Russel born 1865

Extracted from the Altoona Morning Tribune, Altoona (Blair County, PA, Tuesday, October 31, 1893, Page 4:
Death of James Shively
Died on Friday evening, October 27, 1893, at 7 o'clock, James Shively died at his late residence in Tipton, Pa., of paralysis, aged 78 years, 8 months and 24 days. The deceased had been ailing for several months past.  He was born at Alexandria, Huntingdon county.  For a number of years he was a progressive farmer in the Shavers Creek valley, but for the past four years has resided at Tipton.  Deceased was married on April 27, 1847, to Susana Williamson.  He was a devoted member of the German Performed church of Alexandria for the past forty-four years and died in triumph and firm to the last.  His remains were taken to Alexandria on Sunday morning, where services were held in the Reformed church, and where a large number of relatives and old acquaintances gathered to pay their last tribute of esteem to an old and respected citizen.  Interment was made in the Union cemetery at 10:30, Rev. C. U. Hillman officiating.  An aged widow, four girls and six boys, mourn the loss of a devoted husband and father.

The newspaper obituary for Susannah Williamson Shively was extracted from The Altoona Tribune, Saturday, September 23, 1899, Page 8, Column 3:
Mrs. Susan W. Shively, residing about a mile east of Bellwood, died at her home at 6 o'clock yesterday evening, aged 75 years and 5 months.  She is survived by six sons and four daughters.  The body will be taken to Alexandria on the 7:30 a.m. train Sunday morning and there interred beside that of the husband, who died six years ago.


Saturday, March 7, 2015

Thomas Jefferson Shively And Edith Ann Iler (First Wife) And Mary Catherine Niles (Second Wife) Who Lived In Columbiana Co., PA

Thomas Jefferson Shively was the son of Solomon Wise Shively (b 18-Feb-1808 d 4-Oct-1869) and Anna Sanders (b 2-May-1815 d 30-Sep-1875).  Thomas was born 18-Feb-1837, died 28-May-1923, and is buried in North Georgetown Cem, Columbiana Co., OH.  He was married first to Edith Ann Iler in Columbiana Co., OH on 31-Mar-1859.  Edith was born on 15-Sep-1841 and died 19-Jul-1868 in Columbiana Co.  Thomas married second to Mary Catherine Niles in Columbiana Co., OH on 17-Apr-1870.  Mary was born on 1-Apr-1852 and died 30-Dec-1928.

Thomas Jefferson Shively and Edith Ann Iler had at least the following children: Prochorus "Cora" A. born 25-Aug-1860 died 19-Nov-1938 in Columbiana Co, OH and married 1st James W. Campbell, married 2nd Albert J. Borton;  Anna Lydia born 5-May-1861 died 19-Apr-1924 in Canton, Stark Co., OH and married to Henry W Summer; Priscilla E. born 1867 died 1937 and married to Albert Y. Foltz.  

Thomas Jefferson Shively and Mary Catherine Niles had at least the following children:  Leonard born 13-Jun-1871 died 10-Oct-1944 in Sewickley, Allegheny Co., PA; Mary Jane who married Maurice Wickersham; Osborn born 17-Feb-1876 died 19-Ju-1956 and married 1st Lillian, 2nd Mary L Frantum and 3rd Alverta; Elizabeth born 20-Mar-1878 who married 1st James H. Russell and 2nd Charles M Shilling; Orden born 6-May-1880 died 8-Nov-1963 and married to Ernest J. Hoopes; Jennie born 23-Dec-1880; Hugh born Oct-1882 and married to Edith Elta Edwards; Frederick Wise born 15-Sep-1885; Sarah Louisa born Oct-1888 and married to John W. Lucas; Laura S. born Feb-1891 and married to Charles Anderson; and Thomas Jay born 31-Jul-1893.

The newspaper obituary for Thomas Jefferson Shively was extracted from The Salem News (Salem, Ohio), Saturday May 26, 1923, Page 1, Column 2:
Georgetown Loses Oldest Resident
Thomas J. Shively, 86, Civil War Veteran, Expires Friday Evening
In the death of Thomas J. Shively, 86, North Georgetown lost its oldest resident. Mr. Shively died following a seven week's illness of infirmities of age at 7:15 p.m. Friday at his home in that village.
Mrs. Shively was born in Pennsylvania but had lived practically his entire life in North Georgetown.  He was a veteran of the Civil war, a member of Company H, 115th O. V. I.   He was a cooper and stonemason by vocation.  He was a member of the Brethren church and John Bartges post, G. A. R.  Mr. Shively was highly respected in this community.
Surviving are his second wife who was Mary Niles, and these children:  Mrs. Albert Borton, Salem; Mrs. A. Y. Foltz, Fenton, Mich.; Mrs. Henry Summers, East Rochester; Leonard Shively, Sewickley, Pa.; Mrs. Mary Wickersham, Mrs. Ernest Hoopes, Mrs. Charles Anderson and Thomas J. Shively, Jr., Alliance; Osborne Shively, Moultrie;  Mrs. C. M. Shilling, Bunkerhill, Ind.; Fred Shively, Monaca, Pa.; and Mrs. John Lucas, Cleveland. Homer Shively of Alliance is a stepson.
Five generation are included in this family and a number of grandchildren, great grandchildren and several  great great grandchildren survive.
Funeral service at 2 p.m. Monday will be at the Brethren church in charge of the pastor, Rev. A. Byers, Canton.  Interment at North Georgetown.

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Israel Shively And Wife, Syntha (Cynthia) Ann Brooks, From Ashland County, Ohio To Miami County, Indiana

Israel Shively Marriage, Richland Co., OH 1841
Descendants of Israel Shively who lived in Ashland County, OH and Miami County, IN expressed interest in his lineage this past week.  Israel was the son of John Shively (1800-1873) and Margaret Risinger (Bisinger) (1802-1887).  The family is searching for a document that might prove that Israel was the son of John and Margaret.  Israel died before his father, John, died and John did not leave a will. If other Shively researchers have done work in Miami County, IN and have a deed or church record that might help establish the relationship between John and Israel Shively please add a comment to this blog.

Israel Shively was married to Syntha (Sintha, Cyntha, Cynthia) Ann Brooks in Richland County, OH on 9-Sep-1841.  Israel Shively was already married by 1850 which is the first year that all members of a household were listed.  On the 1850 Ashland County, OH census John Shiveley is listed and the next household is the family of Israel Shiveley. (Note:  John 
1850 Ashland County Ohio Census Record
Shiveley was listed on the previous page as head of household and this page starts with his wife and family).  By 1860 the families have moved to Miami County, IN. On the 1860 Jefferson Township is the family of Isreal Shively age 39, wife Cynthia age 27, son Phillip age 17, son Alfred age 15, daughter Margaret age 12, son Martin age 8, daughter Mary J age 5, son Manuel age 3, son Alonzo age 8 months, Mary J Shively age 23 assisting with house work (sister to Israel), Emmaline Bemer age 18 helping with housework, and Buels Daniels age 60. Two more sons were born to Israel and Syntha.  They were William H Shively born 19-May-1862 and James Grant Shively born 1866.

From various records the following information was found regarding the family of Israel Shively.  On the web site Find A Grave a picture of the pieces of the tombstone for Syntha A Shively was shown.  She is buried in the Chittick Cemetery, Miami County, IN (born 11-Jan-1824 and died 11-May-1890).   Their eldest son, Phillip Shively (1842-1865) is also buried in the Chittick Cemetery.

Alfred Shively was born 23-Sep-1844 and died 11-May-1935, buried in Galveston Cemetery.  He was married on 31-Dec-1865 to Amanda Stickler.  Extracted from The Kokomo Tribune, (Kokomo, IN), Monday, May 13, 1935, Page 2, Column 3:
Waupecong Man Dies
Alfred Shively Succumbs At Advanced Age: Funeral Rites Tuesday
Bunker Hill, Ind., May 12--(Tribune Special)--Alfred Shively, 90, died at 2:30 o'clock Saturday afternoon at his home in Waupecong.
He was born Sept. 23, 1844, in Ohio, being one of nine children of Israel and Cynthia Shively.  When a small boy he moved with his parents to Illinois where they lived for a short time and then moved one-half mile south of Waupecong, where the deceased spent practically his entire life.  Dec. 31, 1865, he was married to Amanda Stickler.  Eleven children were born to them, four daughters having preceded him in death.
Surviving children are: Archie Shively, 2405 North Union street, Kokomo; Jesse, South Bend; Walter and Pearl, Waupecong; Frank, R.F.D. No. 6, Peru; Lawrence, Waupecong; Mrs. Eva Oldfather, R.F.D. No. 1, Galveston.
He is survived also by one brother, William of McGrawsville, twenty-six grandchildren and thirteen great grandchildren.
Mr. Shively enlisted in the union army during the Civil war and served until the end of the war as a private.  He was in Company K, 155th Indiana Regiment infantry.
Funeral services will be held at 1:30 o'clock Tuesday afternoon at the U. B. church in Waupecong with the Rev. Thomas Shively of Nead officiating.  Burial will follow in Galveston cemetery.  The body was taken to the Wayne Ladd funeral home in Miami to be prepared for burial and was returned to the home Sunday night.
The Daughters of the Union Veterans of Peru will have charge of the services at the church and the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Kokomo will conduct full military funeral rites at the cemetery with a grandson, Claud Shively of Kokomo in charge.
Mr. Shively was a member of the G. A. R. post at Peru.

The newspaper obituary for William H. Shively was extracted from The Kokomo Tribune, Wednesday, December 28, 1955, Page 2, Column 3:
William H. Shively
AMBOY (Tribune Area Special) -- William H. Shively, 93, lifelong resident of McGrawsville community, died at 3:45 a.m. Wednesday in Dukes Memorial Hospital, Peru.  He had been ill with heart trouble for three weeks.
Mr. Shively was born in Clay Township, Miami County, May 19, 1962, the son of Israel and Cynthia (Brooks) Shively, was was the last survivor of a family of 10 children.
He was married Sept. 4, 1892 to Alice Jenkins.  She lost her life in a train accident in 1919.
He was a carpenter throughout his active years and was a member of the McGrawsville Methodist Church.
Surviving are three daughters and two sons, Mrs. Merle Powell, Bunker Hill R. R. 1; Mrs. Grace Christner and Mrs. Dorothy Glassburn, Amboy R. R. 1; Oscar Shively, Kokomo R. R. 3 and Raymond Shively, Bunker Hill R. R. 1.  There are 13 grandchildren and 18 great grandchildren.
The body is at the Laird Funeral Home, Amboy where services will be conducted at 2 p.m. CST Friday, the Rev. Jesse Byrd of the McGrawsville Methodist Church officiating.  Burial will be in Park Lawn Cemetery, Amboy.
Friends may call at the funeral home after noon Thursday until the hour of the service.