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.

Friday, July 25, 2014

John Shively And Wife Nancy Barless (Harless) In Darke County, Ohio To Logan County, Illinois

John Shively/Nancy Barless(Harless) Marriage
A Shively researcher requested genealogy information on the family of John Shively who married Nancy Barless (Harless) in Darke County, Ohio on 7-February-1844. John Shively was born 2-January-1814 and died 2-July-1885 at the age of 71 years and 6 months.  He is buried in the IOOF Cemetery in Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa.  Nancy was born 10-September-1823 in Virginia and died 17-November-1899. She is buried in Union Cemetery, Macon, Franklin County, Nebraska.  From information on the 1880 Iowa County, Iowa census record John Shively is listed as divorced.

Listed on the 1850 Washington Township, Darke County, Ohio census record is the household of John Shively age 37, wife Nancy Shively age 27, daughter Sarry J. age 6, son Jacob age 2, son Daniel H. age 1 and Sarah Harless age 11.  On the 1860 Prairie Creek Precinct, Logan County, Illinois census is the family of John Shively age 46, wife Nancy age 37, daughter Sarah J age 15, son J. W. age 12, daughter Mary age 8, son Harrison age 6 and James Shields age 40.  Nancy Shively is listed on the 1880 Chester Township, Logan County, Illinois census in the household of her son.  John Shively is listed on the 1880 Marengo, Iowa County, Iowa census in the household of his married daughter Sarah Beardshaw age 35. (In the records the surname is also found as Beardshear and Beardshere). John Shively is listed as age 65 and divorced.

Harrison Clay Shively was a son of John Shively and Nancy.  He was born 15-June-1854 in Darke County, OH and died 2-September-1931 in Franklin County, NE.  He married Gretchen Hans Abts in Logan County, IL on 26-Oct-1879.   According to information from Macon, Nebraska 125th Anniversary 1872-1997 noted by Lottie Shively Comneau, Fort Worth, Texas is the following:  Among the early settler in the Macon area were Harrison Clay Shively and his wife, Gretchen (Mary) Hans Abts.  They came to the area from Darke County, Ohio after the birth of their fourth child, Minnie, in 1884.  They lived in a sod house not more than 2 or 3 miles southeast of Macon.  In this area, 8 more children were born to Harrison and Gretchen.  Of the 12 children, 9 survived to adulthood, no mean feat for those times and conditions.  Harrison was born in Ohio, of Swiss descent, Shively being Anglicized from Scheuberlein.  His fore bearers came to the US in the early 18th century. Gretchen Abts came to the US in about 1865 from Ellismon, Ostfriesland, Germany as a child of seven.

From the newspaper obituary published in the Sentinal, 27-March-1924:  Gretchen H. Shively was born in Germany, January 11, 1858; she died at her home in Franklin, Nebraska, March 18, 1824, at the age of 66 years, 2 months, 7 days. Shortly after her birth she was brought to America with other members of her family.  They family resided for a short time at Peoria, Illinois, removing in 1861 to Fairbury, Illinois.  There the home remained for many years.  From the home at Fairbury she went out to be united in marriage to Harrison C. Shively, the marriage occurring in Logan county, Illinois, on October 26, 1879.
Mr. and Mrs. Shively lived in Logan county, Ill., until 1882, in which year they removed to Dewitt, Ill., where they resided for about two years.  In 1884 they moved west and located in the Macon neighborhood, where they lived fro twenty-one years.  Then followed a residence of one year some miles west of Bloomington.  At the end of the year they fixed their home on a farm at the edge of Bloomington, where they remained for about fourteen years.  Leaving the farm in 1920, they lived for a few months in Bloomington, and then removed to Franklin, where the family home has since been located.  
Twelve children were born to Mr. and Mrs. Shively, nine of whom survive the mother:  Mrs. Mary F. Williams, of eastern Wyoming, near the city of Edgemont, South Dakota; Minnie A. Shively, of Franklin; Mrs. June A. Owen of Kansas City, Missouri; Mrs. Grace Tupper, of Edgemont, SD; Mrs. Clara Kelley of Bloomington, Neb.; Harry W. Shively of Edgemont, SD; Harvey D. Shively and Albert W. Shively of Franklin and John H. Shively, of Bloomington, Neb.  Mrs. Shively is also survived by one sister and four brothers; by eleven grandchildren and numerous other relatives.
For a number of years Mrs. Shively has been the victim of a nervous disorder which made her latter life a period of suffering and distress.  Added to this in more recent years came a bodily ailment which gradually weakened her resistance until the frail tenement of life could bear no more, and she passed quietly away.

Friday, July 18, 2014

Henry Shively And Wife Mary Nightheart Who Lived In Mason County, Michigan



The following information was located in the 1980 Mason County Michigan History, Pages 187 - 188 regarding Henry and Jacob Shively:
Following the Civil War, military duty, and a government land grant, two Ohio brothers, Jacob and Henry Shively and their families traveled to Custer Township, thus making them among the early settlers in the area.  Jacob, the eldest, born of Swiss parentage in 1826 was a solidier with the Indiana Volunteers.  Henry, born in Fairfield County, Ohio saw service as a member of the Indiana Infantry.  Both brothers left their native state, Ohio, going to Indiana and then to Wisconsin for a short time.  Living with Henry and their seven children was Mary’s mother, Hannah Nightheart.  The children were Margaret 1855, Lanty 1856, Elizabeth 1858, and Leota 1873.
Arriving in Custer in March 1876, Henry’s homestead property of 120 acres was registered with the Reed City, Michigan land office.  This farm came to be known as the Rosenow farm.  In 1879 their eighth and last child, Charles was born.  Mary’s mother, Hannah Nightheart, at age 89 died in 1880.  Mary followed her in death in 1884.  Both are buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Custer.

Located on the 1880 Mason County, Custer, Michigan census is the household of Henry Shively age 52, Farmer, born in Ohio (states father born in Switzerland and mother born in Darmstadt), wife Mary age 43 born in HemeDarmstadt, daughter Margrett age 25 born in Indiana, son Lanty age 23 born in Wisconsin, daughter Matilda age 19 born in Indiana, son George age 17 born in Indiana, son Harvey age 7 born in Indiana, and son Charles age 5 months (born in Dec) born in Michigan.

A review of the Michigan newspapers provided additional information on the children of Henry Shively and Mary Nightheart.  Located in The Ludington Daily News, Ludington, Michigan, Wednesday, September 20, 1933, Page 4, Column 7:
L. Shively Surprised On His 77th Birthday
CUSTER, Sept. 20.--Several friends and neighbors surprised L. Shively Sunda in honor of his 77th birthday anniversary.
All met at the home of Harvey Goff at Ford lake, with whom Mr. Shively makes his home, for a chicken dinner at noon.  A decorated birthday cake made by Mrs. Newton Goff centered the table.
This attending were Mr. and Mrs. Newton Goff and sons, Robert Goff, Charles Miles, Mr. and Mrs. A. Smedke and members of the Harvey Goff family.  Mr. and Mrs. Louis Mottl of Ludington called in the afternoon.

Extracted from The Ludington Daily News, Wednesday, July 29, 1925, Page 1, Column 5:
Geo. Shively, Long Lake, Dies At Brother's Home
George Shively, 62 years of age, unmarried, died late yesterday afternoon at the home of his brother, Charles Shively, 807 east Danaher street.
George Shively, who spent his childhood in Ohio and Indiana, came to Michigan and Mason county more than 50 years ago.  He had long made his home with his brother, Harvey Shively, near Long lake, not far from Fountain.
Afflicted with heart disease, George came to Ludington to his brother's home in March and remained for several weeks, then returned home feeling better.  A week ago, however, he was so much worse that he again came to Ludington to be cared for by his brother and sister-in-law.  He immediately took to his bed and was not again able to get up.
Surviving are three brothers, Land and Harvey of Sherman township and Charles of 807 east Danaher street.
The body was taken to Scottville to remain at the Stephens chapel until Thursday when funeral services will be held from the Congregational church in Custer at 2 o'clock pm. Interment will be made in Custer cemetery.

The following newspaper obituary was located in The Daily News, Ludington, Michigan, Thursday, October 26, 1939, Page 5, Column 2:
Harvey Shively, 68, Passes Suddenly
The community was saddened to hear of the death of Harvey Shively, 68, who passed away very suddenly Wednesday afternoon at the home of Mr.and Mrs. Harve Goff in Sherman township where he had made his home for many years. Coroner Lloyd Stephens was called and pronounced death due to a cerebral hemorrhage.
Mr. Shively had lived in and around Sherman township for many years and was well-known and liked by everyone.  He had  always been very fond of hunting and outdoor sports and made many friends.
Surviving are a brother, Charles Shively of Ludington and several nieces and nephews.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Friday afternoon at the Stephens funeral home and burial will be made in the Custer cemetery.

Extracted from The Ludington Daily News, Tuesday, February 27, 1940, Page 3, Column 2:
Charles H. Shively Passes On Monday
Charles Henry Shively, 60, passed away on Monday afternoon at his home at 807 East Danaher street following an illness of some duration.
Mr. Shively was born on Dec. 11, 1879, in Custer township, Mason county, where he lived for a number of years.  A resident of Ludington for 35 years, he was a member of St. John's Lutheran church.  He was employed at the Star Watch Case company.
Married in April, 1900, to Ottille Tonn,who survives him, he is also survived by two daughters, Mrs. Margaret Shields of Elgin, Ill., and Mrs. Lena Richardson of Ludington; three sons, Arthur Shively of Manistee and Clayton and Robert Shively of Ludington, and nine grandchildren.
The body will rest at Dorrell chapel until Wednesday afternoon when it will be returned to the home at 807 East Danaher street.  Funeral services will be held at 1:45 p.m. Friday from the home and at 2 p.m. from St. John's Lutheran church, Rev. William Opitz officiating.
Interment will be made in Lakeview cemetery.


Friday, July 11, 2014

Jacob Shively And Wife Johannah Menninger Who Lived In Mason County, Michigan

The following information was located in the 1980 Mason County Michigan History, Pages 187-188 regarding Henry and Jacob Shively:
Following the Civil War, military duty, and a government land grant, two Ohio brothers, Jacob and Henry Shively and their families traveled to Custer Township, thus making them among the early settlers in the area.  Jacob, the eldest, born of Swiss parentage in 1826 was a solidier with the Indiana Volunteers.  Henry, born in Fairfield County, Ohio saw service as a member of the Indiana Infantry.  Both brothers left their native state, Ohio, going to Indiana and then to Wisconsin for a short time.  Living with Henry and their seven children was Mary’s mother, Hannah Nightheart.  The children were Margaret 1855, Lanty 1856, Elizabeth 1858, and Leota 1873.
Arriving in Custer in March 1876, Henry’s homestead property of 120 acres was registered with the Reed City, Michigan land office.  This farm came to be known as the Rosenow farm.  In 1879 their eighth and last child, Charles was born.  Mary’s mother, Hannah Nightheart, at age 89 died in 1880.  Mary followed her in death in 1884.  Both are buried in the Riverside Cemetery, Custer.
Jacob Shively married his German wife, Johannah Menninger, in Wisconsin in 1856.  Family tradition tells of Jacob and Hannah’s immigration to Custer in September of 1876 with their seven children; Christian born in 1857, Julie 1859, Anna 1861, Emmaline 1862, Louise 1864, Mary 1867, and William 1871.  They traveled by train from Indiana to the point nearest Custer, probable Tallman.  Johannah was eight months pregnant.  Their last child, Florence, was born two weeks later.  All their worldly goods were piled on their backs and the distance of approximately six miles was covered on foot to the Shively homestead, north of Custer Village.  A photograph of that first dwelling, a log cabin, can still be seen in family albums.  Jacob died in 1900.  His wife Johannah died in 1905.  Henry died in 1902.  All are buried in Riverside Cemetery, Custer.

Located on the 1880 Mason County, Custer, Michigan census is the household of Jacob Shively age 52, Farmer, born in Ohio (states father born in Switzerland and mother born in Switzerland), wife Hannah age 43 born in Prussia, son Christian age 23 born in Wisconsin, daughter Anna age 19 born in Wisconsin, daughter Emma age 16 born in Indiana, daughter Mary age 13 born in Indiana, son William H age 9 born in Ohio, and daughter Florence, age 4 born in Michigan.

The newspaper obituary for Emma Shively was extracted from The Ludington Daily News, Ludington, Michigan, Monday, December 2, 1929, Page 1, Column 3:
Mrs. WIllis Dies Of Heart Attack
Mrs. Emma Willis died suddenly near midnight, Saturday night, death resulting from a violent heart seizure with which she was attacked while at the home of her son, Ernest Willis, 713 east Foster street.
Though Mrs. Willis and been in failing health during the past year, this sudden attack was quite unexpected and she died in the arms of her son, Ernest, who was striving to give her relief.
Emma Augusta Shively was born in Marion, O., 1866 and was married in 1881 to William Willis, who preceded her in death but six months ago.  Since his death she had made her home among her children.
Surviving are three sons and four daughters, 20 grandchildren and four great grandchildren.
The children are :  Mrs. Cora Grove, Detroit; Ernest Willis, Ludington; Mrs. Alma Casperson, Duluth, Minn.; Floyd, Ludington; Harold, Grand Rapids; Mrs. Ceil Stadler, Hamlin; Mrs. Irene Lange, Ludington.  There are also two sisters, Mrs. Fred Smith of Custer and Mrs. Julia Cope of Akron, O., and a brother, William Shively of Custer.
Mrs. Willis had been a devoted wife and mother, centering all her interest and love in her family.  In nursing her husband through his last illness she really broke her own health and, it is believed, hastened her death.
A host of friends mourn her death and sympathize with her family.
In the years when the First Baptist church was in existence Mrs. Willis was a member, but of late, when strength permitted, had attended the First Methodist church.
Funeral services will be held at 2 o'clock Tuesday afternoon from the home and at 2:30 from the First Methodist Episcopal church.

The obituary for Mary Shively was located in The Ludington Daily News, Tuesday, June 10, 1919, Page 1, Column 3:
Cancer Causes Death Of Mrs. M. Whitaker
Resident Of Ludington Twenty Years; Suffered From Disease
Several Months
Four Children, Three Living At Home, Survive Her; Funeral 
Wednesday Morning
Mrs. Mary Whitaker, aged 52 years, passed away at 9 o'clock last evening at her home, 613 north Rowe street, following an illness from cancer extending over the past several months. She had been ailing for some time and in September, 1918, went to the hospital at Ann Arbor in hoe that an operation would alleviate her sufferings.  Doctors there, however, discovered the cause of her illness to be cancer and while all possible was done to relieve her, she suffered much pain from that time until death brought relief.
Ever a loving and devoted mother, over a week ago, realizing that the end was near, she called her family to her bedside and bid them all goodbye.  Besides Mrs. Andrew Anderson, Miss Myrtle Whitaker and Russell, who made their home with their mother, a daughter, Mrs. F. O. Redick of Charlotte, and son, Edward, of Grand Rapids, with his wife, came to see their mother at that time.  Mrs. Redick later returned to her home but arrived here this noon to attend the funeral.  Mr. and Mrs. Edward Whitaker remained in Ludington and were with the mother when the end came.
Mrs. Whitaker came to Mason county from Marion, Ohio, with her parents when but a child of six years of age.  For a number of years she lived with them on their homestead north of Custer.  For the past 20 years she resided in Ludington during which time she made many warm friends whose sympathy now goes out to the family in their bereavement.
Her husband preceded her in death elven years ago.  Besides the immediate family she is survived by three sisters, Mrs. Fred Smith of Custer, Mrs. William Willis of Ludington and Mrs. Julia Cope of Akron, Ohio, and two brothers, Chris and William Shively of Custer.
Funeral services will be held at 10 o'clock tomorrow morning from the home, Rev. Thos. Cox officiating.  Burial will be made in the city cemetery.  The services will be private.

The newspaper obituary for Florence Shively was extracted from The Ludington Daily News, Monday, January 5, 1948, Page 3, Column 3:
Mrs. Fred Smith Taken  By Death
CUSTER--Mrs. Fred L. Smith, 71, of Custer died Sunday afternoon at Paulina Stearns hospital in Ludington, where she had been a patient since New Year's day.  Mrs. Smith, who had been in ill health for several years, had been cared for by her daughter, Mrs. John Beyer of Ludington since Nov. 16.
Born Florence Shively Sept. 28, 1876, she was a lifetime resident of Mason county. Married June 11, 1895, to Fred L. Smith, the couple lived in Ludington until 1918 when they moved to Custer.  Mr. and Mrs. Smith marked their 50th wedding anniversary in 1945.
Mrs. Smith, who was affiliated with the Methodist church, was a member of Custer Ladies' aid and Myrna Rebekah lodge of Custer.  Always fond of flowers, Mrs. Smith maintained a large flower garden.
She is survived by her widower; one son, Lloyd R. Smith of Custer; two daughters, Mrs. Lawrence Lewis of Manistee and Mrs. Beyer of Ludington; 11 grandchildren, eight great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews.  One grandson, Sgt. Clinton Lewis, was killed in 1943 in England.
Funeral services will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday from Custer Congregational church.  Burial will be in Riverside cemetery, Custer.
The body, now at Stephens funeral home in Scottville, will be taken to the Custer residence Tuesday noon.  It will remain there until 12:30 p.m. Wednesday when it will be taken to the church for services.

Thursday, July 3, 2014

William N. Alsop Who Was Assassinated And His Wife Maggie Shively Who Lived In Jefferson County, Kentucy

Wm. N. Alsop Stone - Shively Cemetery, Jefferson County, KY
Courtesy Of Walter Shively
The stone says W N Alsop MD DDS, Born Nov. 23, 1855, Assassinated, July 12, 1899.  Walter Shively, New Albany, IN told the Shively cousins of the story  of the assassination of William N. Alsop who is buried in the Shively Cemetery in Jefferson County, KY. William N. Alsop married Maggie Shively in Jefferson County, KY on 3-September-1879.  Maggie Shively was the daughter of William Henry Shively and Margaret Jones.  She was the granddaughter of Henry Shively and third wife, Maria Hambleton (Hamilton) Parker. Maggie Shively was the great-granddaughter of Christian Shively and Mary Bashore.

Located in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, KY, Thursday Morning, July 13, 1899, Page 5, Column 6:                                         DEATHS
ALSOP -- July 12, at Shaw, Miss., Dr. W. N. Alsop
Due notice of funeral in Louisville will be given.

Located in The Courier-Journal, Friday Morning, July 14, 1899, Page 5, Column 6:
Shot Down
Dr. W. N. Alsop Victim Of Three Assasins
Enticed From His Home
Filled Full Of Bullets And Buckshot In A Woods
Sequel To An Old Quarrel
Body Brought To Louisville From Cleveland, Miss., Where The Tragedy Happened
Formerly Practiced Here
Dr. W. N. Alsop, who for many years practiced medicine in Louisville, was most foully murdered at Cleveland, Miss., Wednesday morning about 11 o'clock.  The circumstances surrounding the killing are remarkable for the cold-blooded way in which the victim was shot down.
The body of Dr. Alsop was brought to Louisville last night, arriving here at 10:25 over the Illinois Central.  The widow and a son accompanied the body.
Dr. Alsop had for the past ten years been practicing his profession at Shaws, a small Mississippi town. Wednesday morning he received a telegram from Cleveland, a small town fifteen miles distant from Shaws, summoning him to that town.  The telegram said that the case was an urgent one, and requested him to come as quickly as possible.  When he arrived at Cleveland he was met by an unknown man, who drove him to the outskirts of the town.  There they were joined by two other men, who drew their revolvers and calmly told the doctor that they intended to kill him.  Dr. Alsop pleaded with them and tried in every way possible to pacify them.
They were determined, however, that he should die and would not listen to his entreaties. Dr. Alsop told them that he was unarmed and could not fight them and that it would be a plain case of murder if they killed him.  They then told him that he would be given an opportunity to fight for this life.  They gave him permission to go and arm himself upon his solemn promise to return.  When he returned, all three opened fire upon him.  One of them was armed with a shot gun and their victim fell at the first volley.  The men escaped and the body of the dead man was found a few minutes later by a passer-by, who was attracted by the shooting.  Life was already extinct and an examination showed that twenty-two buckshot had entered the dead man's right side.  Three pistol balls also struck him, two in the right side and one in the neck.
One of the men named Williams was afterwards captured and after a cross-examination confessed.  He refused, however, to tell who the other two men were. The body of Dr. Alsop was removed to Shaw's and when his former fellow-townsmen heard of the cowardly assassination public opinion ran high, and it was plain that the indignant citizens would organize a posse and lynch the guilty parties if caught.
The cause of the shooting is said to date back several years.  Some years ago, Dr. Alsop was conversing with an old man who conducted a grocery store near Shaws. The son of a rich old planter with two companions came to the store, and after a quarrel with the old man assaulted him.  Dr. Alsop interfered and administered a severe chastising to the rich young planter.  The latter left the store swearing vengeance.  Early next morning, he called on the doctor and informed him that one of the two "would eat breakfast in he_ _".
At this, both drew their revolvers and opened fire.  The shot fired by the doctor struck his antagonist and killed him instantly.  At the trial which followed, Dr. Alsop was dismissed.  The young man's father said that he would yet be avenged.
The deceased formerly practiced medicine in Louisville and had ann office at Fifth and Walnut streets.  About ten years ago he left Louisville, going to Shaws, Miss., where he purchased a plantation.  He developed into quite a hunter, and many of his Louisville friends visited him yearly to enjoy the hunting about Shaws.  He was a son-in-law of W. H. Shively, who formerly had a position in the County Sheriff's office.
The body was brought to Louisville last night and the funeral will take place this morning from Cralle's undertaking establishment.  The burial will be in Shively's private burying ground at Mill Creek.

Further information regarding the assassination of W. N. Alsop was extracted from The Courier-Journal, Saturday Morning, July 22, 1899, Page 12, Column 5:
In A Duel
Dr. Alsop Was Killed After A Quarrel
Slain By Harry Williams
Latter Used Shotgun While Alsop Had A Pistol
The Story In Detail
Harry Williams, the slayer of Dr. W. N. Alsop, was given a preliminary hearing at Cleveland, Miss., the scene of the killing, last week.  The story which was brought out at the trial differed in several ways from that heretofore published.
The testimony showed that Dr. Alsop was killed by Harry Williams, and not by three or four unknown men, who decoyed their victim to Cleveland.
The following account of the murder is taken from the Cleveland, Miss., Enterprise:
"A preliminary hearing is in progress here for the killing last Wednesday afternoon of Dr. W. N. Alsop, a prominent citizen of Shaw, by Harry Williams, of this place.
"The details leading up to the tragedy, insofar as we have been able to discover them, place the origin of the trouble some months back, and constitute certain criticisms and reflections upon Harry Williams, of this place, made by Dr. Alsop, together with the threat to kill him.  These remarks were made in the presence of a friend of Mr. Williams, who repeated them to  him.  Later, however, they were denied by Dr. Alsop, and the three men met in the City Drug Store here last Wednesday, when an understanding was sought.
"Failing to satisfactory adjust the trouble, Mr. Williams demanded of him to draw his gun, and they would settle it then and there.  Dr. Alsop stated that he was unarmed; whereupon he was told to go and get a weapon.  He went away, saying that he would do so and return.
"About an hour later he came down Main street with Hon. Oscar McGuire, of Rosedale.  At the corner of McCorkle street, they turned off to the railroad track and walked toward the station.  As they came from behind a flat car, which was standing in the yards, Dr. Alsop was seen to have a pistol in his hand.
"Mr. Williams, who was standing in the door of his butcher shop, stepped out upon the sidewalk and called to Mr. McGuire to get away, as he did not wish him to be harmed.  Mr. McGuire immediately ran on down the track, and the two shots rang out at about the same time.  There is no doubt but that Dr. Alsop was fatally wounded by the first shot, as he was seen to stagger forward a few steps and sink to a stooping position, with his pistol laid across one arm, in the attitude of taking deliberate aim.  It is the opinion of those who saw him, however, that he did not discharge his weapon.  He raised to his feet, reeled around, and fell.  Williams used a shotgun loaded with buckshot, and Alsop had a 45-caliber Colt's pistol.
"At some time during the fray Hon. Oscar McGuire was struck twice, once in the left elbow and a glancing shot on the forehead.  Just when and how he received them is not known to anyone save him.  Neither is supposed to e of a dangerous character.
"Mr. Alsop was picked up in an unconscious condition and carried into the station. Dr. L. B. Sparkman made an examination of him, but before he had completed same he died."

Extracted from The Courier-Journal, Wednesday Morning, July 26, 1899, Page 4, Column 6:
Still Another Account
Eye Witness Tells Of The Killing Of Dr. Alsop -- No Chance
To Defend Himself
There are so many conflicting stories concerning the murder of Dr. Alsop that it is almost impossible to distinguish between the true and false.  The last and one which is believed to be the true account of the murder was published last week in the Bolivar County (Arkansas) Democrat.  The article is headed "A Foul Assassination," and was written by O. G. McGuire, who was with Dr. Alsop when he was killed.
The article says that Dr. Alsop, who lived at Shaw, went to Cleveland to assist McGuire in obtaining the candidacy for State Senator.  He and Harry Williams had a quarrel shortly after the arrival of the doctor, and the latter had fears for his life.  A short time after this Dr. Alsop and McGuire passed a grocery in which Williams and several of his friends were sitting.  They and proceeded only a short distance when several shots were fired, and Dr. Alsop fell, mortally wounded.  He lived only a short time.  His assassins kept on firing after he had fallen, and McGuire was struck by several shots.  There were several in the party who fired on Dr. Alsop, and McGuire says they were armed with revolvers, shotguns and rifles.

Friday, June 27, 2014

Descendants of Michael, Jacob And John Shively From Taylor County, KY And Christian Shively From Jefferson County, KY Together For First Time In 200 Years

Shively Descendants
For the first time in possibly over 200 years ancestors of Christian Shively who lived in Jefferson County, KY, Michael Shively who lived in Taylor County, KY, Jacob Shively who lived in Taylor County, KY, and John Shively who was married in Washington County, KY meet to discuss the Shively genealogy. The Shively's present have had representatives from each line mentioned above participate in the Shively DNA project with each participant matching the other most likely indicating the group comes from one common Shively ancestor. The group meet in Lebanon, Marion County, KY on Friday, June 27, 2014.  The Shively's enjoyed an evening meal served first and then introductions and genealogy information was shared.
Christian Shively lived in Jefferson County, KY and it is believed married Mary Bayso.  Christian was born 25-October-1746 in PA and died 6-Feb-1826 in Jefferson County, KY. Christian received a grant for 3000 acres of land in early Jefferson County and is the Shively for whom the suburb of Louisville called Shively is named.
Michael Shively was married on 6-January-1797 in Washington County, KY to Nancy Payne. On the October 1792 Nelson County, KY tax list Michael Shively is listed over 21 which would mean he was born before 1771.  Nancy Payne Shively is listed on the 1850 KY Mortality Schedule and she was born 1775 died May-1850.
Jacob Shively was married 17-September-1799 in Green County, KY to Sophia Davis.  Jacob was living in 1850 and from the census information he was born about 1772.  The October 1792 Nelson County, tax list records Jacob being between the ages of 16 and 21. The will of Jacob Shively was recorded in April 1851 in the records of Taylor County, KY.
From the records it is known that John Shively was married on 10-October-1794 in Washington County, KY to Susanna Hayden who was the daughter of William Hayden and Susanna Buckman. On the October 1792 Nelson County, KY tax list John Shively is listed over 21 which would mean he was born before 1771. John died sometime before 1811 when a deed located in Breckendridge County, KY Deed Book C, Page 135 records "this indenture made the seventeenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and eleven between John Shepherd & Susanna Shepherd his wife, late Susannah Shively widow and relict of John Shively deceased".  
Attending the Shively reunion and in the picture above were Nell Shively from Sedona, AZ; Rich Shively from Ralston, NE; Walter Shively from New Albany, IN;  Connie Alexander from KY; Dr. Eugene Shively from Campbellsville, KY;  Larry Shively from Chicago, IL; Alexander Shively from Campbellsville, KY; Paul Shively from Campbellsville, KY; Mary Parrott from Lebanon, KY and Mrs. Paul (Sherry) Shively from Campbellsville, KY.  Also attending the reunion but not in the picture were Mary Jewell Graves, Campbellsville, KY; Virginia Graves, Campbellsville, KY; Chad Shively and his family, Campbellsville, KY; Sandford Adams, Lexington, KY; Mrs. Richard (Chris) Shively, Ralston, NE; and Joni, Sedona, AZ.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

Nelson J. Shively Who Lived In Allen County, Kansas

The following biographical information was taken from the History of Allen and Woodson Counties, Kansas, 1901, L. Wallace Duncan, Iola, Kansas, Page 189:
Nelson J. Shively, of Marmaton township, is one of Allen County’s progressive and prosperous farmers.  He settled here in 1882 and was an emigrant from Marshall County, Indiana.  He was born in Elkhart County, Indiana, January 16, 1853.  His father, Isaac Shively, of Osage township, Allen County, was born in Ohio in 1830 and went into Elkhart County, Indiana, in early life.  He married Catharine Leer, who died in Allen County, Kansas, in 1886 at the age of fifty-one years.   Their children (Isaac and Catharine Shively) are:  Nelson J.; Fernandes, deceased; Amos, of Osage township; Edward; Charles and Alice Shively of Elreno, Oklahoma.
Our subject began life at about eighteen years of age as a farmer and has continued it since with varying degrees of success.  He was induced to come west by the heralding cry of “cheap lands” and in 1882 he brought his small amount of resources into Allen County and made a payment on his first eighty acres of land, in Osage township.  He exchanged this for the southwest quarter of section 20, town 24, range 21 and took on a debt of sixteen hundred dollars.  This he has succeeded in liquidating and has purchased an additional eighty acres and has the whole clear of incumbrance.
Mr. Shively was married in Marshall County, Indiana, February 6, 1879, to Ella Caldwell, a daughter of Archibald Caldwell, who went into the Hoosier State from Virginia.  Mrs. Shively died February 13, 1899, leaving five children: Grace A., Opal, Alice, Carl and Harry.
Mr. Shively is one of the leading and active Republicans of Allen County. He frequents county conventions of his party and can be depended upon not only to support the whole ticket but to work for its success at the polls.  He is identified with the Osage Valley Baptist Church.

The newspaper obituary of the death of Nelson J. Shively was extracted from The Iola Daily Register, Iola, Kansas, Saturday Evening, December 26, 1925, Page 8, Columns 3-4:
Old Settler Dead
N. J. Shively, of Moran, Passed Away Last Night
Died:  At his home in Moran at 9 o'clock Friday evening, December 25, 1925, N. J. Shively, age 72.
The Register's Moran reporter has made reference frequently of late to the ill health of Mr. Shively, so the announcement of his death will not come as a surprise to Register readers, but it will be read with no less regret on that account by a very wide circle of friends.
Nelson J. Shively was on of the oldest settlers of Allen county.  He came here in 1882 from Marshall County, Indiana, and located in Marmaton Township where he was during the remainder of his active life, successfully engaged in farming.
Mr. Shively was married while still living in Indiana to Ella Caldwell, who died Feb. 13, 1899. For many years Mr. Shively was active in the politics of Allen county, never as an office holder or an officer seeker, but because he was an aggressive and convinced Republican and desired to see the policies of that party dominant in the state and nation.  He had a most attractive personality, made friends easily and kept them without effort.  He was a man of the highest integrity, demanding always the complete confidence of everybody who knew him.
Mr. Shively is survived by three daughters and two sons:  Mrs. M. C. Lacey, of Iola; Mrs. Horace Paske, of Toronto, Miss Grace Shively, of Moran; Carl Shively, of Moran, and Harry Shively, of Iola.  The funeral arrangements have not yet been decided upon.

Another account of the death of N. J. Shively was recorded in The Iola Daily Register, Monday Evening, December 28, 1925,  Page 2, Column 4:
Moran News Notes
N. J. Shively, a Pioneer Settler, Died Friday Night -- Funeral
Sunday Afternoon
MORAN, Dec. 26.--Many friends were grieved to learn that Mr. N. J.  Shively had passed away about nine o'clock Christmas evening after an illness of the past ten days.  His death, however, had been almost hourly expected for the past three days and his last illness from the very beginning was very alarming.  Several years ago Mr. Shively began to fall in health and he was induced to dispose of his farm interests and came to town to make his home with his two daughters, Misses Grace and Lou.  The change was made and while he suffered greatly at times, he quickly responded to treatment and would soon be about the care of his lawn and garden that evidenced his thrift and energy that so characterized his life on the farm.  Mr. Shively is gone and Moran will miss for a long time his familiar figure and kindly, cordial greetings and will hold in grateful memory his worth as a noble father and splendid citizen.  Of his immediate family circle he leaves to mourn his loss his two sons, Harry Shively, of Iola, Carl Shively of Moran; three daughters, Mrs. M. C. Lacey, of Iola, Mrs. Horace Paske of Toronto, and Miss Grace Shively of the home address.  The funeral services will be held Sunday afternoon.

In 1902 Mr. Shively married a second time to Alice Bull Smith.  Her obituary was found in The Iola Daily Register, Friday Evening, June 17, 1904, Page 7, Column1:
Mrs. Alice Shively's Death
Mrs. Alice Shively, of Moran, died suddenly at two o'clock Wednesday morning. She has been in apparently perfect health until Sunday night, when she attended church, but was taken ill early Monday morning and gradually grew worse until her death.  The cause of her death is attributed to kidney disease.  The funeral services will be held from the Moran M. E. church today, Rev. J. H. Gordon officiating.
Mrs. Shively has lived in Allen county for twenty-five years, and was well known. She came to Allen county with her parents from Illinois, where she was born.  Her maiden name was Alice Bull.  She was first married to Harvey Smith, who died several years ago.  Later she became the wife of Nelson Shively, who survives her. She had many friends who will mourn her loss.

Friday, June 13, 2014

Michael, Jacob And John Shively, Heirs At Law Of Michael Shively Taylor County, KY And Monongalia County, WVA

On the 1791 Nelson County, Kentucky Tithable List for the William Skaggs Co. which includes areas of present Green and Taylor Counties is listed the group Richard Dean, John Shively, Michael Shively and Jacob Shively.  Several researchers are working on this entry and looking for the connection of those listed. 
From the records it is known that John Shively was married on 10-October-1794 in Washington County, KY to Susanna Hayden who was the daughter of William Hayden and Susanna Buckman. On the October 1792 Nelson County, KY tax list John Shively is listed over 21 which would mean he was born before 1771. John died sometime before 1811 when a deed located in Breckendridge County, KY Deed Book C, Page 135 records "this indenture made the seventeenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and eleven between John Shepherd & Susanna Shepherd his wife, late Susannah Shively widow and relict of John Shively deceased".  
Michael Shively was married on 6-January-1797 in Washington County, KY to Nancy Payne. On the October 1792 Nelson County, KY tax list Michael Shively is listed over 21 which would mean he was born before 1771.  Nancy Payne Shively is listed on the 1850 KY Mortality Schedule and she was born 1775 died May-1850.
Jacob Shively was married 17-September-1799 in Green County, KY to Sophia Davis.  Jacob was living in 1850 and from the census information he was born about 1772.  The October 1792 Nelson County, tax list records Jacob being between the ages of 16 and 21. The will of Jacob Shively was recorded in April 1851 in the records of Taylor County, KY.
1803 Power Of Attorney
The 1803 deed to the left was recorded in Green County, KY Deed Book 4, Page 43 which lists Michael Shively and Jacob Shively heirs of Michael Shively.  The deed follows: "Know all men by these presents that we Michael Shively and Jacob Shively heirs of Michael Shively Deceased both of Green County and state of Kentucky do make constitute and appoint William Kelso of Breckenridge County and State aforesaid our True and Lawful Attorney for us and in our name to sell assign and transfer all our right and title to a certain tract of land lying and being in Fayette County and State of Pennsylvania on the waters of Georges Creek  And to do all other lawful acts for affecting the premises aforesaid Notifying and Confirming all that our said attorney shall do therein by virtue hereof.  In witness whereof we hereunto set our hands and seals this 10th day of August 1803.           his mark  Michael Shively
                                his mark Jacob Shively
Kentucky Green County      I John Barrett Deputy Clerk for James Allen Clerk of aforesaid County do hereby certify that the within Power of Attorney was acknowledged by the said Michael Shively & Jacob Shively to be there act and deed and that the same is truly recorded in my office       In Testimony whereof I hereunto set my hand and affix the seal of my said office this 10th day of August 1803.  John Barrett

On 8-July-1788 in Monongalia County, VA Land Grant Book 4, Page 3  is recorded the following:

 "To All to Whom these Presents shall Come, Greeting:  Know Ye, That by virtue and in consideration of a certificate in right of settlement given by the Commissioners for adjusting the titles to unpatented lands in the district of Monongalia, Yohogania and Ohio and in consideration.....paid byJohn Shively into the Treasury of this Commonwealth there is granted by the Commonwealth unto the said John Shively heir at law of Michael Shively deceased a certain tract or parcel of lands containing 302 acres by survey bearing date of the 17th of August 1786 lying and being in the County of Monongalia on Scot's Millrun waters adjoining lands of Abram Harding ...his settlement made in 1774 and bounded as follows.......8th day of July in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and 88 and of the Commonwealth the 13th


John Shively sold this 302 acres to Abraham Harden in 1792 as recorded in Monongalia County, WVA Deed Book 125, Page 178-180:   This indenture, made the 15th day of March in the year One thousand seven Hundred and Ninety-two between John Shively of Nelson County and State of Virginia of the one part and Abraham Harden of Monongalia County and State afsd of the other part.   Witnesseth that the said John Shively for and in consideration of the sum of two Hundred pounds Lawfull money of afsd State to the said John Shively in hand paid to the said Abraham Harden before the sealing and delivering of these presents the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged, him the said John Shively hath granted, bargained, sold......unto the said Abraham Harden and his heirs a tract tract of land lying and being in the fast County of Monongalia, Granted to the said John Shively by a deed from under the hand of the Hon. Edmund Ranolph Esquire Governor of the Commonwealth of Virginia and bearing date of the Eighth day of July one thousand seven hundred and Eighty Eight, Three hundred and two acres of Land by survey bearing date the Seventeenth day of August One Thousand seven Hundred and Eighty Six and Bounded as follows.....
Land Plot Adjoining Land Michael Shively And Abraham Harding
The Shively DNA project has confirmed that the John, Michael and Jacob Shively lines descend from a common ancestor.  From the above historical facts it appears that the father of John, Michael and Jacob Shively was Michael Shively. Those working on this line would like the input from other reseachers who might have information regarding the Michael Shively who it appears is the father of John, Michael and Jacob Shively in Taylor County, KY.