|1818 Inventory Of George Shively|
Little documentation has been preserved by the Shively researchers for George Sheively (Shively) who is located in the early records of Charleston, Charleston County, South Carolina. Did George Shively have a family and are there descendants living today?
George Shively is listed on the 1800 and 1810 Charleston County, South Carolina census records. From these records it would appear that George did have a family. Listed in the 1800 household are 2 males under 10 and 1 male between 26 and 44, 1 female under 10, 1 female between 10 and 15, and 1 female between 26 and 44, and 1 slave. Listed in the 1810 census record are 1 male between 10 and 15, 1 male over 45, 1 female under 10, 2 females between the ages of 10 and 15, and 1 female over 45.
The death of George Shively is listed in the Commercial Advertiser, New York, Saturday Evening, Septemeber 12, 1818, Page 2, Column 4. From the article, "DIED At Charleston, Mr George Shively, 65. From this article we have an estimated year of birth as 1753.
The WPA information from the index of the wills of Charleston County lists an entry for a will for George Scheively, Volume 34 (1818-1826), Page 1114. A copy has been requested from the Charleston Public Library where copies of the wills are located. The above picture is a copy of the inventory for George Shively from Book E, Page 93, November 1818.
There are numerous advertisements for George Shively, also listed at times as George Sheively, in the old newspapers for seed that he has for sale. From these ads it is known that he had a Seed Store in Charleston located at 117 Meeting Street.
One interesting article found in the City Gazette and Daily Advertiser, Tuesday, December 22, 1812, Page 3, Column 1 describes the following shipment being sent to George Shively: Ship News, Port Of Charleston, Information has been received that the schooner Fanny & Maria, Miller, and sloop Mary-Ann, Williams, both from Philadelphia bound to this port, have been captured on their passage by the British brig Sophie. The cargo of the Fanny & Maria was consigned to the following persons:---John Hoff, Wm. Burgoyne, Wm. DeBow, Bates & Perkins, T. Johnson, Thos. Flemming, London Paine, B. Palmer, Brooks & Potter, John White, Geo. Shively, M. Miller, C. F. Deliesseline and others not listed for this blog.
One note of interest is that the surname of Strobel appears with many of the pieces of information found for George Shively. It appears that the Strobel family had a business next to the seed store of George Shively.
Additional information regarding the history of George Shively is requested. If anyone has additional information and would be interested in sharing it would be appreciated.