For the first time in possibly over 200 years ancestors of Christian Shively who lived in Jefferson County, KY, Michael Shively who lived in Taylor County, KY, Jacob Shively who lived in Taylor County, KY, and John Shively who was married in Washington County, KY meet to discuss the Shively genealogy. The Shively's present have had representatives from each line mentioned above participate in the Shively DNA project with each participant matching the other most likely indicating the group comes from one common Shively ancestor. The group meet in Lebanon, Marion County, KY on Friday, June 27, 2014. The Shively's enjoyed an evening meal served first and then introductions and genealogy information was shared.
Christian Shively lived in Jefferson County, KY and it is believed married Mary Bayso. Christian was born 25-October-1746 in PA and died 6-Feb-1826 in Jefferson County, KY. Christian received a grant for 3000 acres of land in early Jefferson County and is the Shively for whom the suburb of Louisville called Shively is named.
Michael Shively was married on 6-January-1797 in Washington County, KY to Nancy Payne. On the October 1792 Nelson County, KY tax list Michael Shively is listed over 21 which would mean he was born before 1771. Nancy Payne Shively is listed on the 1850 KY Mortality Schedule and she was born 1775 died May-1850.
Jacob Shively was married 17-September-1799 in Green County, KY to Sophia Davis. Jacob was living in 1850 and from the census information he was born about 1772. The October 1792 Nelson County, tax list records Jacob being between the ages of 16 and 21. The will of Jacob Shively was recorded in April 1851 in the records of Taylor County, KY.
From the records it is known that John Shively was married on 10-October-1794 in Washington County, KY to Susanna Hayden who was the daughter of William Hayden and Susanna Buckman. On the October 1792 Nelson County, KY tax list John Shively is listed over 21 which would mean he was born before 1771. John died sometime before 1811 when a deed located in Breckendridge County, KY Deed Book C, Page 135 records "this indenture made the seventeenth day of September one thousand eight hundred and eleven between John Shepherd & Susanna Shepherd his wife, late Susannah Shively widow and relict of John Shively deceased".
Attending the Shively reunion and in the picture above were Nell Shively from Sedona, AZ; Rich Shively from Ralston, NE; Walter Shively from New Albany, IN; Connie Alexander from KY; Dr. Eugene Shively from Campbellsville, KY; Larry Shively from Chicago, IL; Alexander Shively from Campbellsville, KY; Paul Shively from Campbellsville, KY; Mary Parrott from Lebanon, KY and Mrs. Paul (Sherry) Shively from Campbellsville, KY. Also attending the reunion but not in the picture were Mary Jewell Graves, Campbellsville, KY; Virginia Graves, Campbellsville, KY; Chad Shively and his family, Campbellsville, KY; Sandford Adams, Lexington, KY; Mrs. Richard (Chris) Shively, Ralston, NE; and Joni, Sedona, AZ.