John Henry Shively was born in Kentucky on 29-Nov-1823. He was one of at least ten known children born to John B. Shively and Sarah Heaverin who lived in Taylor and Marion Counties. He was married to Sarah Magdaline Rice on 3-Jan-1858 at Holy Name Of Mary Catholic Church in Calvary, Marion County, KY. Sarah was the daughter of John Rice and Mary Ann Newton. Two brothers of John Henry married sisters of Sarah Magdaline. These brothers were Robert W. Shively (1826-1903) who married Rosalie M. Rice (1834-1897) and Stephen Mitchell (1837-1917) who married Beatrice Josephine Rice (1845-1880).
Children of John and Sarah Shively included: Mary Margaret born 26-Aug-1859 KY died 5-Aug-1931 KY married to James Richard Newton; Sarah Elizabeth born 16-May-1861 KY died 19-Jan-1923 married to Martin A. Newton; John M. Shively born 6- Nov-1963 KY died 23-Nov-1943 married to Victoria Greenwell; Josephine Shively born 9-Mar-1866 KY died 6-Feb-1950 KS married to Bernard Ignatus Greenwell; Susan A. Shively born 1-Jun-1868 KY died 24-Oct-1944 KS married Charles Benjamin Thomas; James Robert Shively born 20-Mar-1871 KY died 7-May-1927 KS; Julie Mae Shively born 31-Dec-1873 KY died 9-Sep-1876 KY; William David Shively born 14-May-1878 KY died 29-Dec-1954 KS married Sarah Ellen Fluber; and Henry A. Shively born 31-Jan-1882 KY died 28-Mar-1883 KS.
John and Sarah Shively are found on the 1880 Taylor County, Kentucky census record. Sometime between 1880 and 1900 they moved to Kansas. This family is found on the 1900 Neosho County, Kansas census record. Randy Dunavan compiled a list of families who were part of the migration from Maryland to Kentucky and then later to Neosho County, Kansas. Listed on this list are the names of Daniel Shively, George Shively, James R. Shively, John Henry Shively and Sarah M. Rice, Susie A. Shively and Charles B. Thomas, and William D. Shively and Sarah E.
John Henry Shively died on 16-May-1908 and is buried in St. Patrick's Cemetery, Walnut, Crawford County, KS. Sarah Magdaline Rice died on 22-Jan-1916 and is buried in St. Patrick's Cemtery.
(Thank you to Mary Ann Sedam who has shared her research on this family).