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, May 28, 2011

Memorial Day 1908 And Dudley M. Shively Of St. Joseph County, Indiana

Dudley M. Shively
Because this is Memorial Day weekend a search was done for Shively related information. Located in The Elkhart Weekly Review, Elkhart, Indiana, June 3, 1908, Page 4, Column 4 was the following:   D. M. Shively To Be Orator:     Hon. Dudley M. Shively of South Bend will deliver the address next Sunday afternoon, when the W.O.W. and Woodman Circle of this city will unveil three monuments in Grace Lawn cemetery, which will be the lodge's annual Memorial Day.  It is customary to unveil monuments and also to decorate the graves on that day.  The Elkhart W.O.W. has twelve monuments and the Woodmen Circle has two monuments in this city; and two deceased social members buried here.  It is expected that the two organizations will have a very large turnout, and visitors from neighboring cities are expected to attend.

The family of Dudley M. Shively is very well documented in the records of St. Joseph County, Indiana.  Extracted from the South Bend And The Men Who Have Made It, Historical, Descriptive, Biographical, Illustrated, Compiled by Anderson & Cooley, South Bend, The Tribune Printing Co., 1901, Page 128-129 is the following biography:    Dudely M. Shively -  Mr. Dudley M. Shively, one of St. Joseph County's able attorneys and a leading business man, is a native of South Bend, having been born here January 18, 1871.  Mr.Shively comes of a family highly prominent in this section, his father, Daniel Shively, having been for many years engaged in the dry goods trade here, and it was in his store that the subject of this sketch received his practical business training.  His mother was Hattie (Butler) Shively.  In the public schools of this city young Shively received his preliminary education, and in 1889 he graduated at the South Bend High school.  Mr. Shively decided to take up a professional life, and in 1891 entered the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor where he received the degree of L. L. B., upon his graduation in 1892.  He returned to South Bend and entered the law department of Notre Dame, and received his degree of Master of Laws.  He was admitted to the bar and in 1892 began the practice of general law and has built up a large and permanent practice.  In his profession Mr. Shively is a careful counselor and an able attorney.  In business life he has won for himself a name as a practical business man of rare ability.  In 1899 Mr. Shively saw an opportunity in the oil business, and with a small capital he opened up the famous field in Jasper County that he sold to the Byrd Syndicate of London, England.  The field is a prolific one and the only one east of the Mississippi river producing an oil, which, under a process owned by the Byrd Syndicate, can be used in the manufacture of an imitation of Para rubber, and for the manufacture of rubber paint.  Mr. Shively was a secretary of the Inter State Oil Company which he sold, and he is now secretary of the Inter State Petroleum Oil & Gas Company, and the Bailey Oil Company, both operating extensively in the Jasper County field.  Mr. Shively is a very large holder of valuable oil property in Adams and Jay Counties.  These properties are being rapidly developed under his energetic business methods and promise to be among the most valuable and large producing wells in the country.  Mr. Shively was married June 24,1896, to Miss Janette M. Johnson, of Niles, Michigan, and resides in a handsome home at the corner of South Franklin and Elmira streets.  He is popular in social life, and is a member of the Masons, Knights of Pythias, Woodmen of the World, Modern Woodmen and the Maccabess, and of Murat Temple Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, of Indianapolis.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

William Edgar Shively And Wife, Olive Maude Kline Who Lived In Washington, D.C.

James W Shively Family
A homeowner from Washington, D.C. found the following entry in The Washington Times, Washington D.C., Saturday, September 23, 1911, Page 9, Colum2:   Real Estate Transfers in the District During the Past Week - Southeast - 1337 South Carolina avenue southeast - James Keliher et ux, to William E. Shively and Olive M. Shively, lot 55, square 1039, $10.  Information was requested of the Shively researchers to see if some history of this family could be located.  
The couple listed on this entry were James Edgar Shively and Olive Maude Kline.  William was born on 17-Aug-1883 in Stockertown, Northampton County, PA and died in Pinellas County, FL in June 1965.  He was married to Olive Maude Kline on 16-Aug-1905 in Easton, Northampton County, PA.  William and Olive were the parents of at least two daughters, Mary Lois born about 1907 and Wilma M born about 1909.
  William and Olive lived in the area, "around the corner" from the 1337 South Carolina avenue SE address in 1910.  They are listed on the 1910 census in the District of Columbia at 204 Kentucky Avenue SE.  They purchased the home on South Carolina Avenue in 1911 and are located at this address on the 1920 and 1930 census record.  (The 1940 census records will become available in April of 2012).
   The census reports list William E. Shively as a machinist who was employed at the Navy Yard.  It was interesting to see that several of his neighbors were also listed as machinist working at the Navy Yard. The Navy Yard in Washington, D.C. is close to this neighborhood.  On the 1930 census their daughter Lois is listed as a stenographer working at the Navy Yard and daughter Wilma is a stenographer for a heating company.
   William Edgar Shively was the son of James W. Shively (Shiveley) born 22-Feb-1862 in Northampton County, PA died 11-Feb-1813 in Easton, Northampton County, PA  and Sally Ann Yeisley born 25-Feb-1852 Northampton County, PA died 12-Mar-1917 Northampton County, PA.  James and Sally operated a hotel or rooming house.  J W Shiveley and wife Sallie A are listed on the 1900 Easton, Northampton County, PA census record.  The entry includes J W Shiveley born Feb 1862, married 20 years, hotel keeper; wife Sallie A born Feb 1852, having 7 children with 6 living; son Harry born Feb 1882; son Frederick born Jun 1884; daughter Mabel born Apr 1887; daughter Elsie born Feb 1889; and daughter Katie born Jun 1891.  The location of their son William Edgar could not be determined. When adding the 5 children listed, 1 child deceased, and William not located this number matches the number of children Sallie listed.    From research located on the Internet the lineage of James Shively is documented back to Lomersheim, Enzkreis, Baden-Wurtemberg, Germany.
  The obituary for William E. Shively's mother was located by a Yeisley researcher and shared:  Mrs. James Shively Dead  -  Mrs. Sallie A., widow of James Shively, of Easton, died late this morning at the home of her daughter, Mrs. James Budge, Eighth and Bushkill streets, of paralysis, aged 65 years.  Deceased was born in Palmer township, a daughter of the late Mr. and Mrs. Aaron Yeisley.   She was a member of the Christ Lutheran Church.   Two sons and four daughters--William,  of Washington, D.C.; Frederick, of this city; Mrs. William Kummer, Mrs. William Walline, Mrs. James Budge and Mrs. Frank Coughlin, all of Easton; one brother and one sister, Freeman Yeisley, of Tatamy, and Mrs. Wayne Stocker, of Palmer township, survive her.      The photo of the family of James Shively was preserved  by the same unknown Yeisley researcher.  

Saturday, May 14, 2011

John B Shively And Wife, Sarah Heaverin, Of Taylor County, Kentucky

Tombstone Of John B. Shively

The first written record for the Shively families in counties southeast of Louisville is found in Nelson County.  On the 1791 Nelson County Tithables, William Skaggs Company, in the same household are the names of Richard Dean, John Shively, Michael Shively, and Jacob Shively.  John Shively was married in Washington County on 6-October-1794 to Susannah Hayden, daughter of William Hayden and Susanna Buckman (Marriage Book 1, Page 6). Michael Shively was married in Washington County on 6-January-1797 to Nancy Payne, daughter of Johnathan Payne (Marriage Book 1, Page 18). Jacob Shively (born 1772) was married in Green County on 17-September-1799 to Sophia Davis, daughter of Rezin Davis and Nancy Phillips (Volume 1A, Page 49, Marriage 208).
JOHN SHIVELY and SUSANNAH HAYDEN -  John Shively and Susannah Hayden had five known children; John Shively born 14-July-1804 and died 12-August-1864 who married Sarah Heaverin, Henry H Shively who married Elizabeth Heaverin, Sarah “Sally” Shively who married Samuel Elder, Nancy Shively, and Susanna Shively.  John, Henry H and Susanna were baptized on 6-August-1807 at Holy Name of Mary in Calvary, KY.            John Shively and Susannah Hayden purchased 250 acres in Green County on the East Fork of Pitmans Creek in 1796.  In 1803 John Shively purchased six lots in Hardinsburg in Breckenridge County.  It is known that Susannah’s sister, Sarah “Sallie” Hayden who married Arnold Elder, had moved to Breckenridge County.     From deed records in Breckenridge County dated 1811 it is known that John Shively was deceased and that Susannah had married second to John Shepherd. 
JOHN B SHIVELY and SARAH HEAVERIN - John Shively and Sarah Heaverin were married in Meade County (Marriage Book A, Page 11). John B  Shively was buried in the Old St. Francis deSales Cemetery in Taylor County.  John B Shively and Sarah Heaverin had the following children: 1) Robert W Shively born 8-Jan-1826 died 18-Aug-1903 Charleston, Mississippi County, MO.  Robert married Rosalie M Rice on 6-Feb-1848 in Green County.  Rosalie M was the daughter of John Rice and Mary Ann Newton. Rosalie was born 11-March-1834 died 18-Dec-1897.  2) William Thomas Shively born 8-Mar-1830 died 23-Dec-1922 Omaha, NE, buried St Joseph Cemetery, Council Bluffs, IA. William married Teresa Elizabeth Hayden at Holy Name of Mary, Calvary, KY on 4-Oct-1853 in Marion County. Teresa was born 11-Jun-1838 died 26-Apr-1907    3) John Henry Shively born 29-April-1832 died 16-May-1908 Walnut, Crawford County, KS, buried St Patricks Cemetery. John married Sarah Magdaline Rice at Holy Name of Mary, Calvary, KY on 3-Jan-1858 in Marion County.  Sarah was born 3-June-1839 died 22-Jan-1916     4) Elizabeth J Shively born 24-Mar-1834 died 23-Dec-1912 buried St. Francis deSales Cemetery. Elizabeth married James Wesley Spurling at Holy Name of Mary, Calvary, KY on 2-Oct-1855 in Marion County. James was born 27-Mar-1833 died 19-Sep-1902.  She married second to John Thomas Newton on 27-July-1903 in Taylor County, KY. 5) Stephen Mitchell Shively born 26-Jan-1837 died 10-Jan-1917 buried Soldiers National Cemetery, Marion County.  Stephen married Beatrice Josephine Rice  at Holy Name of Mary, Calvary, KY on 9-Aug-1859 in Marion County. Beatrice was born 29-Mar-1845 died 13-June-1880. He married second to Matilda A Wise on 5-Sep-1882  6) David Alexander Shively born 29-Dec-1838.  David married Christina Melton on 9-Dec-1862 in Marion County.  Christina was born 16-Sep-1838 died 22-Mar-1927   7) Samuel Shively born 25-Feb-1842 died 11-Mar-1862 buried Old St. Francis deSales Cemetery   8)Joseph H Shively born 17-Nov-1844 died 29-Sep-1917.  Joseph married Nancy Elizabeth Shipp on 7-Feb-1866 in Jasper County, Iowa. She died 17-Jan-1871. He married second on 2-Apr-1876 in Shelby County, Iowa to Elnora E Simpson  9) Perry Sylvester Shively baptized in 1848 died 29-Jan-1934 buried St. Francis deSales Cemetery.  Perry was married on 25-Feb-1867 to Susan M Melton.  Susan was born 18-Feb-1847 died 7-Sep-1898 buried St. Francis deSales Cemetery    10) Susan Mary Shively born 10-Sep-1850 died 18-Apr-1903 buried St. Francis deSales Cemetery.  Susan married on 25-Feb-1867 in Taylor County to Joseph Benedict Melton. Joseph was born 18-Mar-1849 died 28-Sep-1918. Joseph married second on 8-Aug-1904 to Mary E Newton. Children that may have died young include James Martin Shively born 5-Feb-1836 and Mahala Shively born 11-Feb-1841, both baptized at Holy Name of Mary, Calvary, KY
            John and Sarah had five sons that served in the Civil War in Company H, 10 KY Infantry. They were William Thomas Shively, Captain, Stephen Mitchell Shively, Sargeant, David Alexander Shively, Private, Samuel Shively, and Joseph H Shively, Sargeant.  

Saturday, May 7, 2011

1820 Ohio Census

 The state of Ohio was admitted to the Union in 1803.  Many of our Shively families can be found at one time or another in this state.  On the 1820 Ohio census records there are at least twenty-one Shively families listed.  This article is a guide to help those doing research on the Shively families in early Ohio.  Information from the “Descendants of Christian Shively of Warwick Twp., Lancaster Co. and Later York Twp., York Co, Penna.”, 1941, by Arthur G. Black and “Schaublin (Shively) Families from the District of Waldenburg, Baselland, Switzerland”, 1978, by George W. Andrews was used to help determine the lineages.  Thank you to Alice Shively Freed and Imogene Sawvell Davis who also gave support to this project.
 From the Arthur G. Black information we know the Shively families in Columbiana County were descendants of Christian Scheibly (Shively) baptized 25-Dec-1718 in the village of Oberdorf, District of Waldenburg, Canton of Baselland, Switerzland and Esther Naffin (Naff or Neff). Christian died ca. 1773 in York County, PA.  Their son John Shively born 24-Jul-1748 married Eve.  John was never heard from again after an Indian raid in 1781. Three sons of John and Eve are found in Columbiana County, OH in 1820.  Christian Shively and Conrod (Conrad) Shively are listed in Middleton Township and it is believed that the third son is the John Shively listed in Fairfield Township.    A grandson of Christian Shively and Esther is listed in Knox Township.  Daniel Shively in Knox Township is the son of Christian Shively and Catherine Sophia Smith.  Daniel married first Mary Boyer and second Sally Metz.      The lineage of Jacob Shiveley in Fairfield Township and John Shiveley in Middletown Township could not be established.  If you have information from your research regarding these families, and would be willing to share, the information could be included in a future issue of the newsletter or blog.
  Daniel Shively baptized 29-Jan-1730 married Barbara Tschumi.  Daniel and Barbara left Frederick County, VA and lived in Washington County, PA. Daniel died ca. 1808 in Jefferson County, OH and Barbara died ca. 1822/1823.  The Daniel Shiveley listed in Wayne Township, Jefferson County, is most likely their son.   The lineage of William Shiveley in Wayne Township could not be established. 
       From the George W. Andrews information we know that Ulrich (Schaublin) Shively was baptized 8-Jan-1722 in Baselland, Switzerland and died in Frederick County, MD.  Ulrich married Elizabeth Thomas who was baptized 6-Apr-1727 in Zeglingen, District of Farnsburg, Baselland, Switzerland.  Their son, Isaac Shively, is listed in Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, OH.  Isaac married Elizabeth Bossler.   Jacob Shively, who is also listed in Jefferson Township, Montgomery County, is the son of Isaac Shively and Elizabeth.

 Jacob Shively is listed on the Highland Township, Muskingum County record.  This Shively family descends from Loudon County, VA.  Jacob was born 29-May-1766 died 16-May-1837 Muskingum Co, OH and married Ann Hopkins born ca. 1767 died 4-Feb-1851 Muskingum Co, OH.   The lineage of John Shively in Highland Township could not be established but it is believed that he is probably the son of Jacob Shively and Ann.
 The Twin Township, Ross County record lists Jacob Shively. Jacob Shively is the son of George Shively and Rebecca Riley.  George Shively was born ca. 1758 in VA and died ca. 1815 in Ross County.    Jacob was born 27-Apr-1797 Loudoun Co., VA and died ca. 1885 in Ross County.  He married Eleanor Fernandis.      Rebecca Shively in Union Township is the wife of George Shively and mother of Jacob Shively listed in Twin Township.
 Elizabeth Snyder Shively, listed in Nimishillen Township, Stark County was the second wife and widow of Jacob Shively.  Jacob was born ca. 1747 and died 3-Feb-1814 in Stark County.  He was married first to Elizabeth Ulrich and then second to Elizabeth Snyder.  (Note: George Andrews recorded that “the treatment of Jacob Shively, as having married twice, is an interpretation which as yet lacks positive proof”.)   Ullery Shively, son of this Jacob, is listed in Osnaburg Township. Ullery (Ulrich) married Christina Shideler. .   Daniel  Shively listed in Osnaburg Township is the son of Ulrich (Ullery) Shively and Christina Shideler.    Jacob Shively, who married Barbara Thomas, is a son of Jacob Shively and brother to above Ullery Shively.  Barbara Thomas Shively, widow of Jacob, is listed in Paris Township.  Daniel Shively is the son of Jacob Shively and Barbara Thomas and is listed in Paris Township.
 In Austintown Township, Trumbull County is Frederick Shiveley who married Elizabeth Flick.  Frederick is the son of Peter Shively who married first Elizabeth (last name unknown) and second Christina Linn.    The lineage of Jacob Shiveley could not be established.  If anyone has information on Jacob please share with the other Shively researchers.