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, July 26, 2013

William T. Shively And Wives Who Lived In Henry County, Indiana

William T. Shively/Sarah Rutledge Irwin Marriage
William T. Shively was born on 5-Nov-1833 and died on 7-Apr-1917 in Henry County, Indiana.  He is buried in Mount Summit Cemetery.  William was the son of Philip Shively and Margaret Tribbet (Trippet).  William was the grandson of Philip Shively and Abigail “Abba” (Bach) Back.    William was married first  in Delaware County, Ohio on 12-May-1854 to Rebecca W. Rutledge. William was married second in Preble County, Ohio on 26-July-1856 to Mildred House who was born 30-Nov-1834 and died 23-Feb-1898.  William was married third in Delaware County, Ohio on 25-Feb-1868 to Mrs. Sarah Rutledge Irwin.  Sarah Rutledge Irwin was the sister to his first wife, Rebecca Rutledge.  Sarah had married first to William Irwin. She was born on 1-Jul-1842 and died 8-Dec-1909. 

The following article was extracted from The Newark Daily Advocate, Tuesday, November 1, 1898, Page 4, Column 3:
Was The Marriage Of Mrs. Sarah Irwin
At Muncie Indiana To Mr. William Shively Aged 68, A Lover Of Her Girlhood Days
Just recently near Muncie, Ind., a romantic ceremony was performed under a spreading chestnut tree planted forty years ago by William Shively, in a grove south of that city.
The groom was the said William Shively, a wealthy and prominent farmer, and his bride was Mrs. Sarah Irwin of this city.  The groom is 68 and the bride is 58 years of age.
The two were lovers when schoolmates but drifted apart and each married another.  Mr. Shively married Mrs. Irwin’s sister.  The wife died and he married another sister.  She also died and now and he has finally married the third sister of the same family and the sweetheart of his boyhood days.
The happy couple, the same as young sweethearts, are on a long wedding journey.

Additional information on William T. Shively was extracted from the History Of Henry County, Indiana, History Of Indiana, Inter-State Publishing Co., Chicago, Illinois, 1884, page 782:    William T. Shively, farmer, was born in Prairie Township, Henry Co., Ind., Nov. 5, 1833, the son of Philip and Margaret (Tribbet) Shively, his father a native of Monongalia County, W. Va., born May 10, 1790, and his mother a native of Delaware, born in October, 1800.  His parents were among the first settlers of Henry County, coming here in October 1831.  They were married in 1824, and to them were born three children----Elizabeth, afterward Mrs. Milton T. Hess; John and Wm T.  The father died in 1872 and the mother in 1876.  His father was a soldier in the war of 1812.  William T. has always been engaged in farming and stock-raising and now owns a farm of 265 acres, a mile and a quarter from Mount Summit.  He was married May 12, 1854, to Rebecca W., daughter of John Rutledge, of Delaware County.  She died Sept. 14, 1855.  On July 26, 1856, Mr. Shively married Mildred H., daughter of William and Sarah Ann (Finks) House.  They have had four children---James Milton, born May 30, 1857, died Dec. 26, 1857; William Franklin, born Oct. 28, 1858, died Dec. 8, 1858; Margaret, born May 21, 1861; and Ella, born Oct. 22, 1864.  Mr. and Mrs. Shively are members of the Christian church.  Politically he is a Republican.

William T. Shively and his second wife, Mildred House, had four children; sons James Milton and William Franklin died young. Margaret married William E. H. Marsh in Henry County, Indiana on 22-March-1894, Margaret must have died between 1938 and 1940.  If a researcher has additional information regarding her date of death and/or an obituary please reply to this blog. Ella married first William T. Shively, son of Joseph Shively and  ______ Taylor on 1-Dec-1884 in Henry County, Ind, she married second to Blon Vance on 4-Dec-1906 in Campbell County, Kentucky.  Ella divorced Blon in 1916.  If a researcher has additional information regarding her date of death and/or an obituary please reply to his blog.  Ella lived with her sister Margaret Marsh and family as they are found in the same household on many of the Henry County, Indiana records.

The newspaper obituary for William T. Shively was extracted from the Daily Times, Monday, April 9, 1917, Page 3, Column 7:
William T. Shively, 83, a pioneer resident of Prairie Township, died at 11:30 Sunday night at his home, Shively’s Park, a mile and a quarter south of Mt. Summit.  Mr. Shively had been an invalid for many years, but in his active life was one of the prominent and prosperous farmers of the community.
He was born in Prairie township November 5, 1833, and was therefore in his 84th year.  His parents were among the first settlers of that township, coming there from Virginia.  He is survived by two daughters, Mrs. Marsh and Mrs. Vance.
The funeral will take place from the home Tuesday morning at 10:30, intermentat Mt. Summit.

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