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, July 16, 2011

John Shively And Wife, Sarah, From Beaverhead County, Montana

The newspaper article to the left was located in the Anaconda Standard, Anaconda, Montana, Monday Morning, September 19, 1921, Page 7, Column 4:
Montana's Oldest Hunter Is On Job
Special Dispatch to the Standard.
      DILLON, Sept 18.---This city boasts probably the oldest hunter in the state on the opening day of the duck season, for John Shively, 87 years young, shouldered his shotgun and was among those who left at 4 o'clock in the morning for favored hunting sloughs.  Not only was he among the hunters, but was able to make a pretty wing shot which added to the day's bag of ducks.
Mr. Shively came to Idaho in 1864, locating at Fort Boise, and in 1880 moved to this city, where he has since made his home.  Mr. Shively accompanied his grandsons on his hunting expedition, as has been his custom for years past, leaving in the city a great grandson, with whom he hopes to greet the opening day of the hunting season at some future date.

John Shively was born on 23-July-1823 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio and died 30-June-1925 in Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana.  He was married to Sarah (last name unknown) who was died on 3-Jan-1894 in Dillon, Beaverhead County, Montana.  From the census records children included:  William A born ca 1857, Edward born ca 1858, Charles E born ca 1861, Clara N born 7-Mar-1863 and Daniel R born August 1873.

John Shively is listed on the 1920 and 1910 Beaverhead County, Montana census records and is living in the household of his daughter, Clara.  Clara was married on 6-Oct-1886 in Beaverhead County to Daniel Thornton Chapman.  In 1900 John Shively was widowed and living in his household in Dillon, Beaverhead County.  In 1880 John and wife Sarah are listed on the Salt Lake City, Salt Lake County, Idaho census records and in the household are children, Charles E age 19, Clara N age 17, and Daniel R age 8.  The family is located on the 1870 Jefferson County, Ohio census record.  John and Sarah are living in the city of Wheeling, VA, Ohio County, Virginia in 1860.   John is 15 years old in 1850 and living in his parents household, Daniel Shively age 49 and Elizabeth age 44 in Steubenville, Jefferson County, Ohio.  His brother, William B Shively age 21 is listed as a coach maker.  John Shively is listed on the 1860 thru 1880 census records as being a wagon maker.  

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