Solomon Shively was born on 18-Feb-1835 and died 10-Aug-1900 in Barry County, Michigan. He was the son of Daniel Shively and Catherine Miller. Solomon was married on 9-Apr-1862 in Sandusky County, Ohio to Annetta Inman. Annetta was the daughter of Benjamin Inman and Eliza Jennings. She was born 4-Dec-1842 and died 9-May-1920 in Hastings, Barry County, Michigan. Solomon Shively served in the Civil War as a Private with the 3 Ohio Cavalry Company D.
Located on the 1850 Scott Township, Sandusky County, Ohio census is the household of Daniel Shively age 40, wife Catharine age 39, son Adam age 16, son Solomon age 15, daughter Eliz age 13, daughter Susan age 11, son Daniel age 9, daughter Rebecca age 6, daughter Hannah age 4 and son Martin age 2. Listed on the 1880 Carlton Township, Barry County, Michigan census is the household Solomon Shively age 45, wife Annetta age 36, son John F age 17, son Albert age 14, daughter Meurnetta age 10, daughter Eliza E age 9, son Adelbert age 6 and daughter Anna age 4.
Additional information regarding Solomon Shively was extracted from the Portrait And Biographical Album Of Barry And Eaton Counties, Michigan, Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1891, Pages 437-438:
SOLOMON SHIVELY carries on farming on section 29, Carlton Township, Barry County. He was born in Sandusky County, Ohio, on February 18, 1835, and is one of ten children, five sons and five daughters. The brothers are all living but three of the sisters are now deceased. Little is known concerning the early history of the family save that it is of German origin and was probably founded in America during Colonial days. The father of our subject, Daniel Shively, was born in Lancaster County, Pa., May 10, 1810, and on leaving his native State removed to Richland County, Ohio. He was a shoemaker by trade but in later life engaged in farming. On his removal to Sandusky County, Ohio, he purchased a tract of timbered land, built a log cabin and began life in true pioneer style. Prosperity attended his efforts, and in course of time the cabin home was replaced by a good frame residence, the farm was well cultivated and improved and he also engaged in considerable extent in raising stock. At length he disposed of his interests in Sandusky County and removed to Clyde, Ohio, where he spent the remainder of his days, dying August 17, 1890. He served as Pathmaster, filled a number of school offices and was a prominent and influential citizen.
The subject of this sketch spent his early life in the usual manner of farmer lads, and in the schools of the neighborhood acquired his education which he has greatly supplemented by subsequent reading and observation, thus becoming a well-informed man. A marriage ceremony performed in Sandusky County by Dr. J. C. Thompson on the 10th of April, 1862, united the destinies of Solomon Shively and Annette Inman, who was born in that county, December 4, 1842. Her father was a farmer and served as the first Assessor in his township. He then held the office of County Commissioner for twelve years, after which he represented his county in the State Legislature for four years and died in April, 1877, while holding that office. His daughter Annette was the second child in a family of four sons and six daughters, eight of whom are yet living at this writing in 1891.
In the fall succeeding his marriage, Mr. Shively enlisted in the National Guards as a member of Company F, Fiftieth Ohio Infantry, and on the expiration of his first term of enlistment again entered boys in blue of the Third Ohio Cavalry. He was then sent to Columbus, Ohio, and with his command to Louisville, Ky., under Capt. Isabel and Capt. Paul Dean. From Louisville the troops marched to Columbia, Tenn., and subsequently took part in the battles of Kenesaw Mountain, Selma, Ala., and those of the Atlanta campaign, after which Mr. Shively was sent to the hospital. When the war was over he was honorably discharged from the service in 1865, and returned to his home. He still has in his possession the haversack which he carried and which is a cherished memento of his army life.
Unto Mr. and Mrs. Shively have been born six children as follows: John F. who wedded Mary Lotherman and resides in Ionia County; Albert E. who married Nellie McGregor and is living in Carlton Township; Mymenta, wife of Bert Fairchild, of Hastings; Eldorado E. who married Sanford Rogers and lives in Carlton Township; Adelbert D. and Armanie. This family is well and favorably known throughout the county. Mr. Shively held a number of school offices in Ohio and also filled the position of Pathmaster. He is a member of Fitzgerald Post, No. 125, G. A. R. of Hastings and his wife holds membership with the Methodist Church.