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, April 12, 2013

Sanford Hunter Shively, Henry S. Shively And William L. Shively, Sons Of Henry B. Shively And Mary Hunter Shively

From information contained in the Descendants Of Henry And Mary Banta Shively, by Lottie Compton McDowell,1972, page 11:  "Henry B. Shively, son of Henry and Mary Banta Shively, was born 1 January 1799 Shelby County, Kentucky.  He was married in Nelson County, Kentucky to Mary (Polly) Hunter, daughter of Eliphalet and Frances Hunter, 19 August 1822. She was born May 1798 in Virginia.  His wife, Mary, died 19 November 1869 and he married Margery Allen Burton, widow of Hutchings Burton, 2 March 1871 (Marriage Book C6-page 68) Orange County.  Henry B. was a minister of the Gospel, as were his two brothers, Jacob and Philip.  He died 12 February 1882 in Daviess County. Children of Henry B. and Mary Hunter Shively:  Susannah E., Sanford Hunter, Eliphalet H., John M., David S., William L., Mary Jane and Henry S."

Newspaper obituaries were found for Sanford Hunter Shively, Henry S. Shively, and William L. Shively who were sons of Henry B. Shively and Mary (Polly) Hunter.  Located in The Washington Gazette, Washington, IN, Friday, April 5, 1901, Page 1, Column 5:
Died At Petersburg
Sanford Shively, a Well Known Old Solider Died Tuesday at Petersburg.
Sanford Shively, one of Washington's oldest and best know citizens died Tuesday at Petersburg where he has been for several weeks.  He had been in poor health for several months and died of general debility.  He was seventy-eight years of age.
Mr. Shively leaves a wife and three daughters, Mrs. George Bright, Mrs. Susan Clark and Mrs. Mary Gilley.  He also leaves two brothers and a sister.  They are William L. and Henry S. Shively of this city and Mrs. Susan Gilley of Alfordsville.
Mr. Shively was an solider having been a member of Company D, twenty-seventh Indiana regiment.
The remains were brought to this city from Petersburg today and will be buried at the Osman cemetery in VanBuren township Thursday afternoon.

Extracted from the Odon Journal, Saturday, April 27, 1901, Page 3, Column 5:
Mortuary
Henry S. Shively died Thursday morning of Bright's disease. Mr. Shively had been sick for several weeks, and his death had been expected at almost any hour.
Mr. Shively was born in Orange county, Indiana, September 4, 1836 and at the time of his death was 64 years, 7 months and 21 days of age.  When he was small he came to Van Buren township, this county, and until last March when he moved here, he resided in that township.  In 1858 he married Mary Herron.  To this union was born nine children, seven of whom are living.  They are, David of Kansas, Willet of this place, Mrs. Felix Keller of Bogard township, John and Ira of Illinois, Mrs. Fred Brooks of Sugarland, and Effie who is at home.
Mr. Shively was a republican in politics, a member of the Christian church, and an excellent law abiding citizen, worthy of the highest esteem.  In 1862 he enlisted in the U. S. army in the company of which Z. V. Garten was Captain, and served until the close of the Civil War.
The funeral services were conducted by Eld. G. H. Buchanan yesterday morning. Short services were held at the home and also at Liberty six miles south of here where the remains were laid to rest in that cemetery.  He leaves an aged wife, and the seven children to mourn the loss of a husband and mother.

This obituary was located in The Washington Gazette, Friday, January 17, 1902, Page 2, Column 4:
Old Soldier Dead
W. L. Shively Dropped Dead Last Night
He Was Talking to a Neighbor and Suddenly Dropped Dead of Heart Trouble--Burial at Bethany Sunday
William L. Shively, a veteran of the civil war, dropped dead Thursday evening at about eight-thirty o'clock while standing in the front yard at his home on East Fourteenth street.  He was talking to Gus Farrell, a neighbor, when he was stricken and fell to the ground. Robert Belcher, Will Davis and Milliard Webber were called and carried the body into the house.  Heart failure is given as the cause of his death.
The deceased was sixty-nine years of age, having been born November 20, 1833, on a farm in Van Buren township.  His early life was spent on the farm and when the civil war broke out he enlisted in Captain Stephens' company in the Twenty-seventh Indiana regiment.  He fought in the war until its close after which he returned to this city where he had since resided.  He was a carpenter by trade but his health has been so poor that he has not worked regularly for some time.
He had been married three times and is survived by his last wife, to whom he was married fifteen years ago, and several children.  Two brothers of the deceased, Sanford and Henry died last year.  The children of the deceased who are living are Mrs. Carrie Barber and Ira Shively of Kansas City, Mo., Mrs. Sarah Boller of Coffeeburg, Mo., Henry Shively of Gallaton, Mo., Mrs. Lot Henry, Miss Reha and Master Ray Shively of this city.  Mrs. Ed Martin and Miss Dora Blakley are step-daughters.
The funeral services will be conducted Sunday afternoon at two o'clock.  Burial will be at Bethany cemetery.
Coroner O. K. McKittrick of Plainville, was notified of the death and arrived this afternoon to hold an inquest.

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