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.

Saturday, January 29, 2011

Shively Family In Lafayette Cemetery No. 1 In New Orleans

Lafayette Cemetery No. 1

     In the November 2010 issue of the Shively Newsletter information was requested on who might be buried in New Orleans, Louisiana in Lafayette Cemetery No. 1.  This cemetery is located in the historic Garden District. It is among the city’s earliest and most significant aboveground burial sites.  Once part of the Livaudais Plantation, Lafayette No. 1 was designated a city burial site in 1833.  
     At the head of this grave was probably a marker listing the names of the persons buried here.  At the time of visit this marker was missing.  Research on the surname Shively in New Orleans has given some clues as to who might be in this cemetery.   From the census records and information extracted from the New Orleans newspapers it is known that there were Shively’s who did live in the Garden District in the area of this cemetery.
        The one confirmed Shively entombment here was recorded in the following obituary. Mention of Mrs. Bland Huddleston, mother of William C. Shively, is referenced.  This William C. Shively is the  grandson of William and Mary Shively and son of William Cushing Shively and Bland Huddleston:
The Times-Picayune, Friday, September 30, 1932, Page 2, Column 8:
SHIVELY—At Chicago, Ill., on Tuesday September 27, 1932, Mrs. Bland Huddleston Shively, mother of William C. Shively.
Remains will arrive in New Orleans on Friday evening. September 30, 1932 at 7:50 o’clock via I. C. Railroad.  Funeral services will be held from the funeral home of Pat J. McMahon-Coburn Co., 2305 Canal, corner N. Mire, on Saturday morning, October 1, 1932, at 11 o’clock.
Interment in Lafayette cemetery No. 1.

      For Shively researchers interested in this Shively line additional research was done. Located in the marriage records for Louisiana was found the marriage of William Shirley to Mary Haley on 3-Dec-1867 in Orleans Parish.  On the 1870 Orleans Parish, 11 Ward of New Orleans was found the family of William Shively age 27 born in Indiana, wife Mary H. age 28 born in Liverpool and daughter Indiana age 1yr 2 months born in Louisiana.  
On the next census record in 1880 the family of William and Mary Shively has grown and listed in Orleans Parish, 200 Annunciation Street, New Orleans is William Shively age 38 born Indiana, wife Mary born in England, daughter Indiana age 11, son William age 8 and daughter Mary age 6.
The children of William and Mary Shively married as follows:  Mary Louisa Shively married Roderick S. Huddleston on 1-Aug-1894, William C Shively married Bland R. Huddleston on 28-Jan-1897 in New Orleans,  Indiana Myrtilla Shively married William Frederick Weishaupt on 25-Mar-1908.  
On the 1900 Orleans Parish, 1427 Harmony Street, New Orleans is listed the son of William and Mary Shively.  The son William C. Shively age 28 born Oct 1871 in Louisiana is listed with wife Bland R age 28 born Dec 1871 in Mississippi and son WIlliam C., Jr age 2 born 1897 in Louisiana.    By 1900 the daughter of William and Mary Shively, Mary Louisa, has moved and is living in Chicago, IL with her husband Roderick Huddleston and children Roderick age 4 and Mae age 2.  
     Other record sources were searched to give additional information on these Shively families.  A death certificate was found for William Henry Shively.  He died  in New Orleans on 27-Oct-1930 at the age of 87 years 3 months.  The certificate states the deceased was the widower of Mary Holey, and the son of Ulric Shively and Polly Johnson, both natives of Indiana.  
From this information we then know the parents of William Henry Shively were Ulery Shively born 1819 Montgomery Co. OH died 1858 Madison Co, IN and Mary Jane “Polly” Johnson who were married 9-April-1838 in Rush Co., IN.  William would have been the grandson of Jacob C Shively and Mary Siler.  William’s grandparents were Isaac David Shively (1759-1823) and Elizabeth Bossler (1764-1800).  Finally, William would have been the great-grandson of Ulrich Schaublin (1721-1776) and Elizabeth Thommen (1722-1777).


  1. The old cemeteries in New Orleans are so fascinating. We do not have any Louisiana ancestry (that we know of yet)so I cannot use genealogy as an excuse to visit...but visit I will.
    Theresa (Tangled Trees)

  2. Are you related to NEW ORLEANS (LA) - Helen Shively Miss New Orleans 1945 who ran in the 1945 Miss America Pageant?

    1. I am related to Helen Shively Randa. She is the aunt of my grandmother. Helen's sister was my great-grandmother. My email address is blank source at out look dot com if you want to reach me directly.