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, February 26, 2011

Research Guide For The Family Of Lewis H. Schiveley (Shively) And Wife Emeline M.

      A query was received requesting information on the family of L. H. Schiveley and wife Emeline.  Following is information found for this Schiveley family; at times also spelled Shively in the records.  Please note this information is the result of a quick search of the information available on the Internet and is only intended to be a guide for those working on this lineage.
    The family of Lewis H and Emeline M Shively are located on the 1850 Bartholomew County, Indiana census, town of Columbus.  Listed are Lewis H Shively, age 23, a cabinet maker and born in PA.  Also listed are wife Emeline M age 21 born in NY, son Albert age 4 born in KY and daughter Catharine M age 3 months born in KY.   The family has moved by 1860 and is found on the Marion County, Indiana, 7th ward of Indianapolis, census.  Listed are L M Shively age 36, a mill wright, born in PA, wife Emeline age 30 born in NY, son Albert age 13 born in KY, daughter Kate age 10 born in IN, son Lewis R age 5 born in IN, and son Charles age 3 born in IN.
     From a transcription done by Cheryl Zufall Parker of the June 23, 1846 issue of the newspaper, Franklin Examiner, it appears Lewis H Shively may have served in the war against Mexico.  The company that was formed went into camp at New Albany, Ind (Floyd County) and was assigned to the Third Regiment of the Indiana Volunteers.
     By 1870 several notable changes have occurred with this family.  The name of Lewis Shively is not found living with his family, the family has moved to California and the surname begins to appear as Schively and/or Schiveley.  From the 1870 Nevada County, California, Meadow Lake Township, we find Emeline Schively as head of the household.  In the household are Emeline Schively age 40 born in NY, son Albert age 24 born in KY, son Lewis age 16 born in IN and son Charles age 14 born in IN.    From the History of Nevada County by Thompson and West, page 226 it appears that daughter Kate Schively was married in 1866 to R. D. Paschen. 
     The last record found is from a land record for Mrs. E M Schiveley.  The date of the information is February 2, 1874 and lists her as a widow residing with family.  The property is most likely in Truckee, Nevada County, California and is listed as Lot #4 on north side of High St. bounded on north by J.J. L. Peel (JP), on east by R.D. Pashcen #3, on south by High St., on west by John Millet #5.
     Regarding son Albert Schiveley(Shively) a record of his marriage to Mary E. Duncan on July 13, 1874 was found in the San Francisco Evening Bulletin, Page 3, Column 3.  Albert Schiveley and family are found on the 1910, 1920, and 1930 Inyo County, California, town of Bishop census records.  Children found from these records include son Albert Duncan Schiveley and daughter Lottie Schiveley.   Albert and Mary are buried in the West Line Street Cemetery in Bishop and information from the tomb stone list Albert Redstone Schiveley born 28-Mar-1846 died 25-Dec-1938 and Mary D Schiveley born 31-May-1855 died 18-Sep-1954.
     Kate, the daughter of Henry L Schiveley(Shively) and Emeline, is located on the 1870 and 1880 Nevada County, California census records.  She is listed with her husband R. D. Paschen.  From the two census records it is learned that R.D. Paschen and wife Kate had at least the following children: Nettie born 1867, Lewis H born 1869, Venetta born 1872, Emma A born 1877 and Richard D born 1879. 
    Brothers Charles and Lewis Schiveley are listed in the same household in 1880 in Tulare County, California, Visalia Township and both are listed as being born in Indiana.    Additional records for Lewis Schiveley were hard to locate and the following entry may explain.  From the cemetery records for the Sierra Mountain Cemetery, the Masonic Section, is listed an entry for Louis R Schiveley, born August 24, 1855 died December 5, 1881 (Block 8, Lot 39).
     Charles H Schiveley is located on the 1890 “Great Register” for Tulare County, California, the 1900 Butte County, California, Ophir Township census,  and 1910 Alameda County, Oakland Township, city of Oakland census.  In the Tulare County Marriage Book B, Page 438 is a record of the marriage of Charles H Schively and Elizabeth A Robinson.  From the Visalia Cemetery, Tulare County, California records is a listing for Charles H Shively (may have died about June 1, 1927) and Elizabeth A Shively (may have died about January 15, 1915).
      No records could be located for this Schiveley  (Shively) family prior to the 1850 census.  A suggestion for those working on this lineage would be to explore the possibility this family might be kin to the Schiveley families found in Floyd County, Indiana.  Floyd County is located across the Ohio River from Jefferson County, Kentucky.   The surname Shively was very well established in this area of Kentucky and Indiana and may explain why the family was recorded as Shively in these early records.  


  1. Talk about serendipity! This post popped up when I did a search for Albert Redstone. The name Schively sounded vaguely familiar. Sure enough, I have a number of mining claims from Placer and Nevada Counties (CA) for the Redstone brothers (Albert Ellis and John Hooper) and their sisters, Angeline Gilman and Elizabeth Dozier. A number of Schiveleys (S., E.H., Eug., Kate, Liew, & Mrs E.M.) appear on some of these claims. Furthermore, the Redstones were born in New York and lived in the vicinity of Indianapolis prior to moving to California. It thus appears likely that the Schiveleys knew the Redstones in Indiana (and possibly in New York) and could well have traveled to California together. Now the name Albert Redstone Schively intrigues me. Redstone is likely to be a family name. The Redstone brothers had a sister for whom I don't have a name. Could Emeline be this missing sister? I would be interested in hearing from the people researching this family. By combining forces perhaps we could sort this out. At the very least I could share my Schively data. I can be reached at mcw*mark@yahoo*com (change the stars to dots). Mark

  2. Just to close the book on this one, Emeline was indeed the missing sister. I found confirmation of this on p. 8 of the Daily Alta California of 3 July 1887, where one may find the following death announcement: "DOZIER - In this city, June 30, at her late residence, No. 1804 Market street, Mrs. Elizabeth M. Dozier, sister of John H. and Albert E. Redstone and Mrs. E. M. Schiveley and mother of the late Charles T. Dozier." Mark

  3. We live in Placer Co, CA and my wife is a descendant of Thomas Schiveley who married Susan B Shaw. Any info on the parentage of Susan Shaw appreciated.

  4. Further ... we are in possession of a WW1 soldier's diary of the Rainbow Company. The soldier was Roscoe Schiveley, son of Charles Storey Schiveley and Carrie Shade. I believe Roscoe married a ...Hildred? I have that Roscoe died in Contra Costa county CA in 1962. Would love to hear from anyof their descendants.