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.

Friday, November 23, 2012

William Marion Shiveley (Shively) And Wife, Nancy Eleanore Easter, From Adams County, Ohio

William Marion Shiveley (Shively) served in the U.S. Navy and has a Civil War Navy pension file. The pension file is full of genealogy information.  William was born 9-Oct-1840 in Stout, Adams County, Ohio and died 26-Dec-1925.  He was married to Nancy Eleanore Easter on 16-Jan-1862 in Adams County, Ohio.  
William M. Shiveley on the 30-Aug-1864 at Cincinnati, Ohio enrolled as a Landsman in the Navy on the vessel named Paw-Paw in the Civil War and was honorably discharged at Mound City, IL on the 28-Jun-1865.  He lived at Stout, Adams County, Ohio until the fall of 1874 and then to Selig, Adams County, Ohio. At enlistment he was 5 feet 5 1/2 inches tall, fair complexion, had blue eyes, fair hair and was a farmer.  On 30-Aug-1864 he was a Landsman on the Great Western to 3-Sep-1864, then on the Peosta September 4 and 5, 1864, then the Paw-Paw from 6-Sep-1864 to 27-Jun-1865 when he was discharged as ward room cook.
In the pension file in the general affidavit "State of Michigan", County of St. Clair. In the matter of pension claim No. 7149 of Wm M. Shiveley of Steamer Paw-Paw U.S. Navy on this 21st day of May 1888, personally appeared before me the undersigned authority, duly authorized to administer oaths Nelson Thompson aged 45 years, a gentleman well known to me to be reputable and entitled to credit, and who being duly sworn says in relation to aforesaid case,    I was a seaman on the U.S. Steamer Paw-Paw and was personally acquainted with the above named Wm M. Shiveley.  I first became acquainted with him on the receiving ship Great Western at Caro about first of Sept 1864 from which we were transferred to the flag ship Peosta and then to the Paw Paw. On the day before we transferred to the Paw Paw from the Peosta at Paducha Kentucky the said Shiveley was assisting in loading coal and became exhausted and overheated and became for a while unconscious.  This was in the early part of Sept said Shiveley was with diarrhea within a day or two after his overheat, which resulted in a chronic form from and continued until discharge.  I know these facts from being present and know Shiveley was assigned as cook by reason of inability to do hard work..........Nelson Thompson"
The general affidavit "State of Ohio, County of Clinton.  In the matter of claim for pension, William M. Shiveley, Landsman of the U.S.S. Paw Paw No. 31 Navy #5972..Personally came before me, a Notary Public in and for aforesaid County and State, Ira Conger, age 57 years, residing at Union Township, County of Clinton, State of Ohio, who being duly sworn, declare in relation to the aforesaid case as follows:  I was a member of the same crew with the claimant and knew him intimately serving on the same vessel.  In the forepart of September 1864, while coaling a vessel at Paduca Ky, he became exhausted from sun-stroke, which resulted in catarrh of the head and throat and disease of heart, and also in the month of Feb. 1865.  While in the harbor at Cash Island opposite Mound City, Ill, during ice-run, while on duty, he contracted rheumatism, from exposure.  I know these facts from personal observation while on duty with claimant as well as while in camp."
The following information on the death of William Marion Shiveley was located in the pension file:  Stout, Ohio    Dec 30th 1925      Dear Sir:  William Marion Shiveley and old soldier whose pension checks com to P.O. Manchester Ohio  died Dec. 24th 1925 at 2 A.M.   He died at his daughters Mrs. Grant Rogers, Stout, Ohio - He was confined to his bed for 2 weeks with erysipelas.  She asked me to write the Pension Department as to the probability of receiving his pension for 20 days that he lived from his last draw.  They need toward paying expenses as to his funeral.  Please let me know by return mail.  Yours very truly, R.Y. Littleton, M.D."
Additional information on William Marion Shiveley and Nancy Eleanore Easter was written in the Shively blog dated 3-Mar-2012.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Frank W. Shively And Wife, Anna M. Armbrust, Of Stark And Hamilton County, Ohio

The following newspaper obituary for Anna M. Shively was located in The Cincinnati Post, Cincinnati, Ohio, Thursday, July 17, 1919, Page 18, Column 5:
SHIVELY--Anna M. Shively (nee Armbrust), beloved wife of the late Frank W. Shively, at the residence of her sister, Mrs. Sophia Hoffman, 404 Walnut st., Elmwood Place, O., Tuesday 15, at 8:30a.m., in her 49th year.
Services at the late residence Thursday evening, July 17, at 7:30.  Interment Friday, July 18, at Canton, O.

The Ohio death certificate for Anna M. Shively lists her parents as Daniel Armbrust born in Germany and Sophia Gerbig born in Germany.  Anna was born on 16-July-1870 in Cincinnati, Hamilton County, Ohio.  She died on 15-July-1919 in Hamilton County, Ohio.  Anna Armbrust was married to Frank W. Shively on 10-October-1894 in Hamilton County.

Frank W. Shively was the son of Edward W. Shively and Mary Malinda Appel. Frank was born on 11-May-1868 in Stark County, Ohio and died 6-December-1914 in Hamilton County, Ohio.  His occupation was listed as a railroad clerk. Frank Shively is listed in the household of his parents on the 1870 and 1880 Stark County, Ohio, City of Canton, census.  Frank and wife Anna are listed on the 1900 and 1910 Hamilton County, Ohio, City of Cincinnati, census with Anna's mother, Sophia Armbrust.

Edward W. Shively, father of Frank W. Shively, was born on 4-July-1845 Louisville, Stark County, Ohio and died 8-November-1920 in Stark County, Ohio and buried in West Lawn Cemetery.  His occupation was listed as a house painter.  Edward was the son of Frederick Shively and Elizabeth Ream.  For additional information on Frederick Shively see the Shively blog from January 13, 2012.   Mary Malinda Appel, mother of Frank W. Shively, was born 16-March-1846.  She was the daughter of Henry Appel and Eliza Hibshman. She died on 24-January-1925 in Stark County, Ohio and is buried in West Lawn Cemetery. Edward Shively and Mary M. Appel were married on 23-August-1866 in Stark County, Ohio.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Samuel S. Shively And Wife, Josephine Coriell, Who Lived In Wyandotte County, Kansas

The following items give history on Samuel S. Shively who lived in Wyandotte County, Kansas.  The following article was extracted from The Gazette Globe, Kansas City, KS, Thursday, October 8, 1914, Page 1, Column 2:
An Old Time "Family Doctor"
Dr. S. S. Shively Begun Practice In Wyandotte 35 Years Ago
Dr. S. S. Shively, the last in Wyandotte of that old time school of physicians who came to your house in a buggy or on horseback and gave you medicine from a black leather case instead of writing you out an expensive prescription in Latin, died last night at his home, 700 St. Paul street.  He had been sick nearly a year.
Dr. Shively was 75 years old and was born in Canton, Ohio.  He graduated in medicine from a Chicago college in 1863, and two years later finished a post graduate course at a medical college in Cincinnati, Ohio.  He then moved to northern Missouri where he rode from village to village carrying his surgical instruments and medicine in saddle bags.  He started practice in Bonner Springs, KS in 1882, and four years later moved to the Armourdale district, where he has since been in active practice.
Dr. Shively is survived by his wife, Mrs. Josephine Shively, and two sons, L. A. Shively of Chicago and D. M. Shively, former president of the Western Association Baseball League, and former corner of Wyandotte County.  Dr. S. S. Shively was the last to die of 12 brothers and sisters.  He was a member of Armourdale lodge No 271 of the Masons.

Located in the Wyandotte County and Kansas City, Kansas, Historical and Biographical, Illustrated, The Goodspeed Publishing Company, 1890, Chicago, IL, pages 807-808:
Dr. S. S. Shively, physician and surgeon, Armourdale, Kas.  The parents of this popular and very successful physician, John and Margaret (Myers) Shively, were natives of Pennsylvania, and of German descent.  The great-grandfather was born in Germany, and was an early emigrant to the Keystone State.  The paternal grandfather was born in Pennsylvania.  John Shively, father of our subject, followed agricultural pursuits all his life, and died in Indiana in 1866.  The mother had died the year previous.  To their marriage were born thirteen children.  Dr. S. S. Shively owes his nativity to Stark County, Ohio, where he was born on February 28, 1839, and remained in his native State, where he received a common-school education, until fourteen years of age.  From there he went to Indiana, settled in St. Joseph County, where he remained for some time.  He early evinced a strong liking for the medical profession, and began the study of medicine in 1861, attending lectures in 1864 at the Homoeopathic College of Chicago, and practiced until 1880, when he attended Eclectic Medical Institute of Cincinnati, Ohio, and received his diploma in 1881.  After having practiced near Kirksville, Adair County, Mo., for seven years, in 1882 he came to Kansas City, Kas., where he has since resided.  He has a large and constantly increasing practice, and his presence is ever welcome at the bedside of the sick or afflicted. He is called upon from far and near, and his advice is sought for by thousands of people.  He is a member of the Masonic fraternity.  He was married in 1862 to Miss Josephine Coriell, a native of Ohio, who bore him two children:  Lloyd A. and Delbert M., who is a reporter for The Kansas City, Mo., Star.  Dr. and Mrs. Shively are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church.

Friday, November 2, 2012

Dilcy Ann Bailey And Aaron Shively Who Lived In Taylor And Green County, Kentucky

Marriage Of  Dilcy Bailey & Aaron Shively
The Civil War Widow's Pension File for Dilcy Bailey Cox Shively is a valuable file for the genealogist in that it contains approximately 250 pages of information.  The African Americans mentioned in these files lived in Taylor and Green County in Kentucky.  Dilcy Ann Bailey was first married to George Cox in Taylor County, Kentucky on 15-November-1857.  George Cox  served as a private in the 108 Regiment, Company D, US Colored Infantry.  George Cox died on the 20-May-1866 in Green County, KY from Camp Diarrhea he contacted at Vicksburg, Mississippi.  Dilcy married second to Aaron Shively in Green County, KY on 29-December-1870.  Aaron Shively served as a private in Company F of the 125th US Colored Infantry.

Some of the history of Dilcy Bailey and Aaron Shively are best told in their own words:
Case of Aaron Shively--On the 6th day of October, 1897 at National Military Home, County of Grant, State of Indiana, before me, Chas. E. Paul, a special examiner of the pension file, personally appeared Aaron Shively, who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to him during this special examination of aforesaid pension claim, eposes and says:  I am 50 years of age; occupation, common laborer.  I am at present an inmate of the National Military Home, Grant County, Ind.  I was born a slave near Roachville, Green County, Kentucky.  I first was owned by Price Roach; after his death I became the possession of John Wesley Shively and was with him for a least ten years before my enlistment.  Ben Wakefield, Caesar Cox, Natkins Motley and Hanover Williams knew me long before service and were raised in the vicinity of Roachville, Green County, Kentucky.  They also knew me after my service until about 1873 as we all went back near Roachville and farmed for six years after the war.  I enlisted in April, 1865 in Co F, 125th US Colored Vol. Inf., served as Private, and was discharged about Dec 23, 1867.  I had no other service. I am pensioned for chronic diarrhea and piles under the new law at $12 per month.  I am pensioned un the old law for the same disabilities.  I now claim additional pension under the old law for sore mouth, loss of teeth, affliction of eyes and hearing.  My left ear and left eye are most affected. I claim no other disabilities and had no other disabilities in service but the diarrhea and piles.  I think upon recollection that I also had a pain in my left side from a strain while lifting a wagon in service. That happened in 1866 while we took provisions across the plains from Leavenworth, Kansas to the Rio Grande river in New Mexico (Fort Selden).  There is a pinch in my side and I have worn a truss or belt for it ever since the war.  Before the war I had no sickness that I recall but chills and fever.  I worked on the plantation of John Wesley Shively before the war and also worked for him about three years after the time I was discharged.  At my examination at enlistment I was stripped and my sight and hearing were tested.  There were several doctors and I was rolled around and measured and also had my teeth examined.    The first disease I had in service was diarrhea shortly after my enlistment and while we were at Louisville, Ky.  I had this off and on during the rest of my service.  Also had piles.  I next contracted small pox at Cairo, Ill. about New Year 1866.  Some said I had varioloid.  I was placed in Hospital No. One at Cairo, Ill......

Case of Dilcy A. Shively--On this 8 day of May, 1907, at Greensburg, Count of Green, State of Ky., before me, H. B. Swearingen, a special examiner of the Bureau of Pensions, personally appeared Dilcey A. Shively, who being by me first duly sworn to answer truly all interrogatories propounded to her during this special examination of aforesaid claim for pension, deposes and says:  I am 66 years of age, my post-office address is Greensburg, Green Co., Ky.  I do not do anything any more.  I have paralysis and have to depend on my friends for my living.  I was a slave belonged to Grief Bailey.  He lived in Taylor Co. between here and Campbellsville.  I was married to George Cox.  We had the consent of our owners to marry and were married in my mother's cabin.  My master and mistress gave us a wedding supper and my young mistress Mary Ellen Bailey set the table.  My husband belonged to Mr. Fred Cox who lived about 4 miles from us and after our marriage he would come to our place Saturday night and go back Monday morning.  I had two children before the war but they are both dead.  I was 15 years old when I married and it was 5 years before the war.  George Cox went to the Army and was gone a year and a half.  He came home the first of April and died the third Sunday in May following.  I stayed at Mr. Baileys while he was gone but when he came home from the Army he took me to Mr. Cox's place and died there.  He was sick with Camp diarrhea when he came home and died of that disease.  He belonged to Co. D, 108 USC Inft.  After Cox died I went to Tinsley Webster's and was there till I remarried.  Webster lived on Winston Anderson's place and while I was there I worked in the field.  One of my children died before the war but the other one Jimmie lived until 3 years ago.  He drew pension after my remarriage till he was 16 years old.  Aaron Shively had belonged to John Shively prior to the war and was a soldier in the War.  He was in the 125 Regt but I do not know what Company.  Five years after George Cox died I married Aaron Shively.  He passed for a young man but I had known him only a year when we married so I knew only by what I heard that he had not been married before.  I lived with Aaron a little better than 3 years.  He lived at Mr. Shively's place one year and there went to John M. Robinson's place. We made 2 crops there and then Aaron left me.  He went off with my sister Mary Catherine Bailey.  I do not know where they went but I heard they went across the Ohio River.  He sold all our things.  We had three horses and 6 hogs and he sold them all.  My sister was staying with me then they went away together.  My sister came back within two years.  She wrote to ____ for money to come back on.  She had a child about a year old when she came back.  She afterwards married Archie Ward and died at Lebanon.  I have never seen Aaron since he ran off that time.  I got a divorce from him about a year ago.  I never tried to get a divorce till I heard that I could get my pension back.  I never married after Aaron left me and never lived with any man as his wife.  I had two children by Aaron Shively, but one of these is dead.  I have only one child living, Bertha J., wife of Jerry White.  No, Sir, I never tried to get a divorce till last year.  He never tried to get a divorce from me that I know of.  I have never heard from him in any way, shape, nor form.  No, I did not know my attorney found him when he got my divorce.  After Aaron left me I had to make my living the best way I could.  I worked in the field and washed and ironed and cooked.  I have lived right within neighborhood all the time except one year that I lived near Lebanon.  I was paralyzed 6 years ago and since then have not been able to do anything.  I lived for a while with my son in law Jerry White in Taylor Co. and he put me on the County and got pay for keeping me but within County my friends here kept me for nothing.  I have heard this read, have understood your questions and my answers are correctly recorded.