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.

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Harry R. Shively And Wife, Jennie Fertig, Of Jefferson County, Kentucky

The following newspaper article was located in the Fort Worth Star Telegram, Friday, June 17, 1910, Page 7, Column 6:
Signature On Will Reveals Secret Of Girl's Elopement
By Associated Press. Louisville. June 17.--Fate conspired against pretty Jennie Fertig and willed that the secret of her elopement two days before last Christmas should be wrung from her yesterday afternoon.  Miss Fertig is a stenographer in the office of an attorney here and she was called on to sign a will as a witness.   Fearing that she might invalidate the will by signing her maiden name she resolutely laid aside her pen and declared that she could not sign it.
  Her employer did not ask any questions but comprehending that the situation looked a bit mystifying, she took the pen again and singed "Mrs. Jennie Fertig Shively".
  Then she admitted that she eloped with Harry R. Shively, an electrical worker, last Christmas. She is the daughter of Martin L. Fertig, assistant traffic manager of the Louisville & Portland canal.

Harry R. Shively was born on 14-Sep-1886 in Jefferson County, KY and died on 15-May-1958 in Jefferson County, KY.  Jennie Fertig was born about 1883 and died in Jefferson County, KY on 19-March-1960.   The information on the time of their marriage differs from the public records as their marriage can be located in Clark County, IN records dated 7-June-1910.  Jennie Fertig was the daughter of Martin Luther Fertig and Katherine Cassandra Barmore.  Harry R. Shively was the son of Harry Shively and Mary "Mollie" A (last name unknown).  

Harry and Jennie are listed on the 1920 Jefferson County, City of Louisville census record.  In the household are Harry age 33, wife Jennie B age 36, son Raymon E age 9, daughter Dorothy May age 6, son Floyd age 4, and son Walter C age 1.  This family is also listed in the 1930 Jefferson County, City of Louisville census record. The consists of Harry R age 44, wife Jennie age 46, son Raymond age 19, daughter Dorothy age 16, son Floyd age 14, son Carl age 11, daughter Elizabeth age 8 and daughter Jen age 6.  Also in the household are two boarders; Emma E Reese age 43 and Katheryn Reese age 18.  

Harry R. Shively's grandfather was William Shively who who born about 1830 and died on 19-Jan-1906 in Jefferson County, KY.  He was married to Margarett J (last name unknown).  William Shively was the son of Henry Shively (1794-1847) and Maria Hambleton.  Henry Shively was the son of Christian Shively (1746-1826).  Christian Shively was an early pioneer in Jefferson County, KY.  

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Augustus R. Shively Who Lived In Wayne County, Ohio

Wooster Republican, April 17, 1862
There is still more information needed to complete the genealogy of Augustus R. Shively (A. R. Shively) who lived in Wayne County, Ohio.  Following is an attempt to compile what information was found for this article.
Augustus R. Shively was born about 1830 in Pottsville, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania.  He is listed on the 1850 Berks County, Pennsylvania census in the household of who is assumed his mother, Keziah Shively (born about 1808). Also listed are a possible sister, Keziah age 15 and brother, William age 10. 
A. R. Shively was married in Wayne County, Ohio on 15-May-1856 to Martha A. Robison.  She was the daughter of Thomas Robison and Jemima Dickey.
A.R. Shively, "Kissiah" Shively, and William Shively are listed on the 1860 Wayne County, Ohio census in the town of Wooster.   Also listed in the household is Martha, wife of A.R., and children Ella and John. 
In the Wooster Republican, Thursday, May 5, 1859, Page 3, Column 1 is located the following article which indicates that Mr. Shively was a business man in Wooster having purchased a foundry and machine shop.  There are numerous advertisements that appear in the Wooster newspaper.  An example of one of these ads is above.
Foundry and Machine Shop
   By advertisement in another column it will be seen that Mr. A. R. Shively has purchased the entire Foundry and Machine Shop of Mr. Harrison, and will push the business in a more extensive scale than ever.  It is his determination to not only do all kinds of casting, and mill work, but to build and repair engines of every description.  Mr. Shively has had long experience in the business, is an industrious, energetic, thorough business man, and we have no doubt will largely increase the business of this well known establishment.  He will keep the most competent workmen, and of course will turn out the best of work.  We know, from experience, that he has in his employ, one very skillful workman, Mr. Peabody, who has few equals in his department, in Ohio.

Mr. Shively had a financial loss from a fire which occurred in his stable in 1866.  Recorded in the Wooster Republican, Thursday, June 21, 1866, Page 4, Column 1:
Fire In Wooster
   Our citizens were aroused by the cry of fire, on Monday morning last, about 2 A.M., which proved to be in the stable and adjoining building of A. R. Shively.  The engines were on hand as soon as possible, but the fire had made such headway that the buildings were nearly destroyed.  The loss to Mr. Shively will be from $500 to $600, there being no insurance.  The fire was undoubtedly the work on an incendiary, as it commenced in the hay in the upper story, and there had been no fire kept in the building for some days previous.  There was a Meat Market in one of the lower rooms, being the only place where any fire had been kept in the building.  Mr. Shively intends rebuilding immediately, and the Meat Shop will be carried on as usual at the same place.

A. R. Shively died at the age of 40 in 1870.  Located in the Wooster Republican, Thursday, February 17, 1870, Page 3, Column 5 is the following:
DIED - February 7th, 1870, Mr. A. R. SHIVELY, in the 40th year of his age.

More information was located in the Commemorative Biographical Record Of Wayne County, Ohio, Containing Biographical Sketches Of Prominent and Representative Citizens, And Of Many Of The Early Settled Families, Illustrated, Chicago, J. H. Beers & Co., 1889, Pages 461-462:
MARTHA A. SHIVELY is the widow of A. R. Shively, one of Wooster’s formerly well-known citizens.  She was born in the house where she now lives, in Wooster, May 5, 1831.  Her family is more fully given under the name of her brother, Dr. James D. Robison, on another page.
On May 15, 1869, she was united in marriage with A. R. Shively, a native of Reading, Penn.  At the age of twenty-two he came to Wooster, and embarked in the foundry business, which he had learned in his native State, carrying it on in connection with an uncle.  Here he lived the rest of his life, dying in February, 1870, when but thirty-nine years of age.  By this marriage Mrs. Shively became the mother of six children:  Ellen D., wife of Rev. W. S. Cochran, of Caryopolis; John McB., a resident of Montana;  Ann, Mrs. Hugh M. Annat, of Wooster; Edward, living in Cleveland, Ohio; and George I. and Martha L., with their mother.  Mr. Shively was one of Wooster's progressive business men, and his loss was felt in the community, where he was esteemed as an upright man and a good citizen.  Since he husband's demise, Mrs. Shively has continued to live in her old home.  She is a member of the First Presbyterian Church of Wooster, and is much respected.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

David R. Shively From Montgomery County, Ohio To Miami County, Indiana

There are times when I discover a new Shively biography that is so full of genealogy information that no further explanation is needed.   Following is an example found this week:
Biographical and Genealogical History of Cass, Miami, Howard and Tipton Counties, Indiana, Vol. II, The Lewis Publishing Company, 1898, Pages 967-970.
DAVID R. SHIVELY, one of the most venerable citizens of Bunker Hill, Indiana, and a respected pioneer of Miami county and of Pipe Creek township, is of the sturdy Pennsylvania Dutch stock.  His first American ancestors were from Switzerland, being two brothers.  The name then spelled Shiveley.  They were among German Baptists who emigrated to the Keystone state between 1708 and 1729, on the establishment of the Pennsylvania government, to escape religious persecution.
John Shively, the grandfather of David R., was a native of Pennsylvania, in which state he married Miss Susanna Cripe, and their children were David, Christian, John, Jacob, Susanna and Elizabeth.  John Shively was a pioneer farmer in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, and was a resident there during the Indian troubles, when he was obliged to leave his home for three years and take shelter in a safe place.  In religion he was a German Baptist.  Later he emigrated to Montgomery county, Ohio, where it is believed he settled as early as 1806, entered land and cleared and cultivated a portion of it, making a good tillable  farm.  He was one of the earliest pioneers of that county and a highly respected citizen.  He was an elder in the German Baptist church.  He could have bought the land where the court-house in Dayton now stands for ten pounds of butter.  His son, David  Shively, the father of our subject, was born in Huntingdon county, Pennsylvania, in 1787, and was taken to Montgomery county, Ohio, by his parents when a boy.  They came down the Ohio on a flat-boat from Pittsburg, Pennsylvania. After he grew up he was married, in Montgomery county, to Hannah Cripe, also a native of the Keystone state and a daughter of Jacob Cripe. His children were Jacob, Daniel, Barbara, Hannah, Esther and Elizabeth.  Elder Cripe was a pioneer of Montgomery county, Ohio, where he cleared a tract of land and reduced it to cultivation and was a prosperous farmer.  David Shively settled on land which his father had entered six miles west of Dayton, between Liberty and Wolf creek, and about two and a half miles from the present Soldiers’ Home.  Here he cleared land a developed a farm of about one hundred and ten acres, to which he added by later purchase until he had one hundred and sixty acres, all of which was fine farm land.  He gave eighty acres to each of his children—Elizabeth, Samuel and David R.  He emigrated to Pipe Creek township, Miami county, Indiana, in 1853, buying eighty acres of land and clearing it, and here he died, about the age of eighty years, a sincere member of the German Baptist church.
David R. Shively, whose name heads this sketch, was born in Montgomery county, Ohio, December 13, 1820, received a limited common-school education and was married in his native county in October, 1843, to Annie Haines, who was born in 1826, in Pennsylvania, the daughter of Jesse and Elizabeth (Myers) Haines.  Her father was of sturdy Pennsylvania Dutch stock, and also German Baptist, a man of strict principles and consistent conduct.  By his first wife his children were:  Isaac, George and Samuel.  The mother of these children died and subsequently Mr. Haines was united in marriage with Elizabeth Myers, and the children by this union were:  Annie, Michael, Catharine, Samuel, Stephen, Rudy and Jesse.
After marriage Mr. Shively located first in Montgomery county, Ohio, on a tract of eighty acres of land which his father had given him and lived there four years, when he moved to Germantown Pike and was a resident there also for four years.  Here he had a fine farm of one hundred and twenty-eight acres a half mile from the Soldiers’ Home, which he ultimately sold in 1854, for five thousand five hundred dollars.  Moving to Pipe Creek township, Miami county, Indiana, he purchased two hundred and twenty acres of land, mostly in timber, and cleared it, bringing out a good farm.  For ten years he also owned and ran a gristmill on Big Pipe creek.  By his never failing industry and concentration of energies and active judgment, he at length had for himself a splendid home, was prosperous in all his business and an influential citizen.  By his first wife his children were John and Elizabeth.
Mrs. Shively died October 9, 1864, having always enjoyed a reputation for industry and the accomplishments of a good house-wife, and she was a devoted member of the German Baptist church.  By his second marriage, February 3, 1867, at Arcadia, Hamilton county, Indiana, Mr. Shively was united with Mrs. Fanny S. Murray, whose maiden name was Correll and who was born January 14, 1828, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, a daughter of John and Elizabeth (Stouffer) Correll.  Her father was of French and German ancestry and a son of David and Susan (Hess) Correll.  John Correll also was a native of Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, was a distiller by trade and a farmer.  His children were Christopher, Fannie, Elizabeth, John, Susanna, Annie, Catharine, Mary, Sarah, Barbara, Joseph, Jacob and Andrew.  Mr. John Correll moved to Indiana in 1838, locating in Wayne county, and after a residence there of five years removed to Hamilton county, also in this state, settling upon one hundred and forty acres of land, where he made a farm in the forest and established a good home for his children.  His days were ended in Hamilton county, where he died, December 4, 1885, at the venerable age of eighty-five years, having been born June 29, 1800.  He was a member of the Mennonite church and was much respected.  He brought up his children in good habits and was himself a very exemplary citizen.  Mrs. Shively was about ten years of age when she came in 1838 and joined her parents in Hamilton county, and at the age of seventeen was married to John Murray, who was born November 13, 1818, in Lancaster county, Pennsylvania, and was a farmer by occupation.  Their children were Elizabeth, Barbara, Mary, Christopher, Catharine, Annie, Daniel and John.  Mr. and Mrs. Murray located in Hamilton county, this state, where he finally died, at the age of forty-one years.  He was of Pennsylvania Dutch stock and an industrious, straightforward man.
After marriage Mr. and Mrs. Shively settled upon the Shively homestead in Pipe Creek township, and in 1876 removed to Bunker Hill, where they have a pleasant residence, with about twenty acres in a high state of cultivation.  On this plat they have planted all kinds of fine fruit trees that can be successfully cultivated in this latitude, besides many ornamental trees; this very comfortable home they richly deserve in return for their many long years of ardous labor.
They are members of the German Baptist church, and politically Mr. Shively votes with the Democratic party.  Concerning all the subjects of the foregoing sketch in general we can quote with hearty indorsement the language of Daniel Webster: “Real goodness does not attach itself merely to this life; it points to another world.  Political and professional reputation cannot last forever; but a conscience void of offence before God and man is an inheritance for eternity.”

Saturday, December 3, 2011

George Rudy Shively From Jefferson County, Kentucky To Pettis County, Missouri

It interests me to think about how many of our ancestors did move and to think of what they had to endure prior to the days of moving vans and interstate highways.  One Shively ancestor that made a move was George Rudy Shively who traveled approximately 450 miles from Jefferson County, Kentucky to  Pettis County, Missouri sometime between 1860 and 1868.
George Rudy Shively was born in Jefferson County, Kentucky on 22-Jan-1847.  He was the son of Christian Shively and Susan Jane Rudy.  Christian Shively was the son of  Henry Shively who was the son of Christian Shively.  This Christian Shively was one of the early settlers in Jefferson County.    It is known that George Shively's uncles, Samuel Rudy and John  Fredrick Rudy, moved to Pettis County, Missouri and that George's mother, Susan Rudy Shively, may have wanted to be close to her brothers and followed them to Missouri.
George Shively and Margaret "Maggie" Wright were married on 22-December-1868 in Pettis County, Missouri.  Maggie Wright was born on 31-May-1850 in Cooper County, Missouri and was the daughter of Andrew M. Wright.   On the 1900 census George and Maggie note there were 3 children born to their union and two children were still alive.  The two children that survived were daughters,  Anna Jane Shively and Susan M. "Susie" Shively.  Anna Jane married Samuel W. Coleman and Susan M. Shively married Frederic "Fred" Benz.  
This Shively family seemed to stay in the Pettis County as there are records from various sources for their passing.  Susan Jane Rudy Shively Powell, mother of George, passed away on 1-September-1887 in Pettis County.   The brother of George, Samuel Shively was born 11-January-1845 in Kentucky and died on 1-December-1863 and buried in Salem Cemetery.  George Rudy Shively died 24-March-1914 in Pettis County.   Margaret "Maggie" Wright Shively died on 5-February-1920.  
George Shively is found on the 1850 and 1860 Jefferson County, Kentucky census records.  By 1870 he has moved to Missouri and is located on the Pettis County, Missouri census record.  George remains on the Pettis County census records in 1880, 1900 and 1910.