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, December 31, 2011

Civil War Widow Pension Of Harriett Woods Shively, Wife Of Louis (Lewis) Byram Shively

Captain Louis (Lewis) Byram Shively was killed in action during the Civil War near Atlanta, Georgia on 22-July-1864.  His widow, Harriett Woods Shively, filed for a Civil War pension.  She did not receive any payments because she died before date of certificate.  The children of  Louis and Harriett Shively did receive the pension payments.  Their living children who received benefits were Samuel Woods Shively, Hardin B. Shively, and Anna Helen Shively.
With some of the war pension applications there can be some very useful genealogy information.  In this application there was some good information.  Jacob B. Shively, father of Louis Shively, filed the following:
State of Indiana)
Dubois County)
Jacob B Shively of Dubois County and State of Indiana being duly sworn on his oath declares
That he has at this time in his possession the Family Bible formally owned by Capt Louis B Shively late of the 53rd Reg Ind Vol and now deceased and Harriet Shively his wife, and that in Said Family Bible in the blank leaf normally devoted to that purpose appears an Entry of which the following is a literal and Exact copy twit
Samuel W Shively Son of Capt Louis B. Shively and Harriet Shively his wife was born April 15th, 1855.
Hardin B Shively Son of Capt Louis B. Shively and Harriet Shively his wife was born September 11th, 1857
Anna H Shively daughter of Capt Louis B. Shively and Harriet Shively his wife was born December 9th, 1859
Affrant further declares declares that he was the father of said Capt Louis B Shively now deceased but late of the 53rd Reg Ind Vol. and is the Grand Father of Said Samuel W., Hardin B. and Anna H. Shively, that he lived near his Said Son and Harriet his wife during their married life and knew that the Entry above given is a correct Record of the Births of Said Children                                                      Jacob B Shively
Subscribed and Sworn to before me this the 11th day of December 1865
                                                                      A H Miller, Justice   (Seal)

Also in the pension application is a copy of the marriage of Louis B Shively and Harriet Woods. The marriage took place in Dubois County, Indiana on 19-June 1853.  

In the application is the "Guardians Declaration for Minor Children's Army Pension".  John T. Karr (Carr) was the guardian of the children of Louis and Harriett Shively.  Included in the information "these being the only children of deceased, under sixteen years of age, whose father was a Captain in Company F, Commanded by himself, in the 53rd Regiment of Indiana Volunteers in the war of 1861; who died on the 22nd day of July in the year 1864 at Atlanta in the State of Georgia.
That the mother of the children aforesaid Harriet Shively departed this life on the 12th day of December 1864....Samuel W. and Anna H.  live with said guardian in Spencer Co. and Hardin B. lives with his grandfather in Dubois Co. Ind."

Lewis Shively and Harietta Shively are listed on the 1860 Dubois County, Indiana, Patoka Township census record. In the household are Lewis age 34, Harietta age 30,  Samuel age 6, Harden age 3, Anna  and 3 others.    The family of John T Carr is listed on the 1870 Spencer County, Indiana, Luce Township record.  In the household are Samuel W Shivly age 15 and Annie Shivly age 10.  

Louis (Lewis) B. Shively was the son of Jacob B Shively and Anna Mavity.  Jacob B Shively was the son of Henry Shively and Mary Banta.  

The pension papers for Harriett Shively can be seen on the Internet on the Fold3 website.

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