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 13, 2011

Lawrence Shivley And Wife, Hannah Pierce From Rock County, Wisconsin

Photo By Jenean Hamilton
From the History Of Rock County, Wisconsin, Western Historical Co., Chicago, IL, 1879, page 867:  LAWRENCE SHIVLEY, farmer, Sec. 17; P.O. Evansville; born in Pennsylvania March 6, 1824; went to Ohio in 1834, and came to Wisconsin 1848, locating in Mount Pleasant, Green Co., where he engaged in farming.  His whole possessions, when he arrived in Wisconsin, were a wife and 50 cents in money.  In 1867, he removed to Evansville, where he engaged in the business of stock broker, and grain and produce dealer, until 1872, when he moved to his farm in Union Township, where he has since remained.  He married, in Mahoning Co., Ohio, July 3, 1848, Miss Hannah Pierce, a native of Ohio; he has three children living - lost five.  He is the owner of 200 acres of land in Union Township, and 160 acres in Green Co.

The Ohio death certificate for Lawrence Shivley lists his parents as George Shivley and Susanah Best.  He is buried in Maple Hill Cemetery, Evansville, Rock County, Wisconsin. From multiple sources the following information was established for the family of Lawrence Shivley and Hannah Pierce.  Lawrence Shivley (also spelled Shively and Shiveley in the records) was born 7-Mar-1824 and died on 31-May-1906 Rock County, WI.  His wife Hannah Pierce was born 1-June-1831 and died 3-Mar-1916 in Rock County, WI.  Their children were:  Susan E. born 7-May-1849 and died 23-Mar-1865, buried in Maple Hill Cem; Ellen born 27-Jul-1851, died 12-Sep-1880, and married Edward W. Patterson; Sadie P. born 25-Apr-1854 and died 3-Sep-1857; Joseph H. born 22-Jul-1856, died 4-June-1917, and married to Delia Bridget Lamb; George W. born 8-Jan-1858 and died 27-Fe-1861; Catharine born 9-Nov-1861 and died 20-Feb-1862; John T. born 19-Jul-1864 and died 27-Mar-1865; Frank Lawrence born 7-Dec-1866, died 25-Jun-1894, and married to Agnes West.

In the Janesville Daily Gazette, Janesville, WI, Friday June 1, 1906, Page 5, Column 3 is the following obituary:                              Lawrence Shivley
(Special To The Gazette)     Evansville. June 1.---Lawrence Shivley died this morning at his home in this city.  Two weeks ago he suffered a paralytic stroke and never rallied.  He was born in Pennsylvania March 7, 1824, and came west when ten years old, coming to Wisconsin in 1848 and locating in Green county.  In 1867 he moved to Evansville and engaged in grain and produce business, since which he made his home here.  He was married to Miss Hannah Pierce in Ohio in July, 1848.  The widow and one son are left to mourn his loss.  The funeral services will be held Sunday at two o'clock under the auspices of the Masons.

In the Janesville Daily Gazette, Janesville, WI, Saturday, March 4, 1916, Page 5, Column 6 is the following obituary:                 Evansville Lady Dies Last Night
Mrs. Lauren Shively Passed Away at Age of Eighty-five Years--Old
Resident of County
(Special To The Gazette)     Evansville. March 4.---Mrs. Lauren Shively, eight-five years of age, and old resident of this city and vicinity, passed away here last evening, her illness being a complication of diseases and the infirmities of advanced age.  Mrs. Shively is survived by one son, Joseph, and a sister, Mrs. Mellissa Badlwin of St. Louis, Mich.  The funeral is to be held on Sunday afternoon at two o'clock at the home, Prof. Crawford of Beloit College and also of the Congregational church of Beloit, officiating.  Interment will be made here.
Mrs. Shively was a native of Ohio.  Thirty-eight years ago she came to Rock county and settled near Evansville.   For the past twelve years she has made her home here.  Her maiden name was Hannah Pierce and she was married to Mr. Shively shortly after coming to Rock county.  He preceded her to the land beyond ten years ago.

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