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, August 6, 2011

Joseph H. Shively, Son Of John B. Shively And Sarah Heaverin

Wabash Valley Gen Soc Cem Com
Genealogy information has been collected and shared on the children of John B. Shively and wife Sarah Heaverin except for son Joseph H. Shively.  After doing research there are records for him that were found.  He lived in many different places which  contributed to making the research on him more difficult.
Joseph H. Shively was born on 17-Nov-1844 in Taylor County, KY and died on 29-Sep-1917 at the National Home For Disabled Volunteer Soliders in Dayton, Montgomery County, Ohio.  He was buried in Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, IN.  (The above picture of his tombstone is a result of one of the many volunteers who contribute their time and photos to Find A Grave).
From information collected following is a time line for the areas where Joseph Shively lived:
Mannsville, Taylor County, KY to August 1865
Colfax, Jasper County, IA to 1872
Shelby County, IA to 1883
Brookville, Jefferson County, IA to 1887
Shelby County, IA to 1890
Lake Arthur, Jefferson Davis Parish, LA to 1892
Bowling Green, Warren County, KY to 1901
Admitted to US National Home for Disabled Volunteer Soldiers in 1901 (He may have entered the home in Danville, Vermillon County, IL and later transferred to the home in Dayton, Montgomery County, OH).
Joseph H. Shively was married 1st in Jasper County, IA on 7-Feb-1866 to Nancy Elizabeth Shipp. From research it is believed that she was the daughter of Albert Shipp and Mahala Pile.  Nancy Elizabeth Shipp was born ca 1848 and died 17-Jan-1874.  She is buried in the Greencastle Cemetery in Jasper County, IA.   Joseph and Nancy Elizabeth had 3 daughters: Corda Mae Shively born 14-Feb-1868 died 15-Nov-1907 and married to David Barton Penniman; Alma D Shively born 28-Apr-1870 died 20-Sep-1871 and buried in Greencastle Cemetery in Jasper County, IA;  Gertrude Shively born ca 1872 and married to Lowell H. Jones.   After the death of their mother in 1874 Corda Mae and Gertrude Shively lived in the household of John and Agnes Gochenour.
Joseph H. Shively married 2nd in Shelby County, IA on 2-April-1876 to Elnora E. Simpson, daughter of William Ward Simpson and Julia Ann Gregoire.  Elnora was born ca 1855 died 27-Nov-1915 and is buried in Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, IN.    They were the parents of two children:  Claude Houston Shively born 19-Feb-1876 and who is located census records in the state of AZ;  Helen A Shively born 1-Sep-1880 died 17-Aug-1957 Columbus, Franklin County, OH and married to Albertus Lafferty.
From the census records it appears Joseph H. Shively had different professions.  In 1870 in Jasper County, IA he is listed as a farmer.  In 1880 in Shelby County, IA he is listed as postmaster.  Interesting note that on the 1880 Shelby County census records he is the enumerator.  In 1900 he is listed in Warren County, KY as a hotel keeper.    From the admission records to the soliders home his occupation is listed as a telegraph operator.  
Wabash Valley Gen Soc Cem Soc
Joseph H. Shively did serve in the Civil War in Company H, 10th KY Infantry with his brothers, William Thomas, Stephen Mitchell, David Alexander, and Samuel (who was killed in the war and is buried in the Old St. Francis deSales Cem. in Taylor County, KY). Joseph Shively does have a Civil War pension which was obtained from the National Archives.
Joseph Shively and second wife, Elnora E., are buried in the  Calvary Cemetery, Terre Haute, Vigo County, IN.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you for posting the info about the Shively family. I am related to Agnes Hamilton Gochenour. The stories helped me understand how Alma's sisters ended up with the Gochenours. Please note that Alma D Shively was 14 rather than 1 when she passed away 20 Sep 1881. She is buried at Green Castle Cemetery, Green Castle, Jasper County, Iowa. A picture of the marker can be found on Thank you. Greg Marks