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.

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Samuel Joseph Shively Who Married 1st Nancy Ellen Shelton, 2nd Marinda Lawson - Mississippi Co., MO And Bell Co., KY

Samuel Joseph Shively
There can be much significance to the name our parents give us.  It can carry a proud family history.  It is the purpose of the blog this week to illustrate the rich history of a name.  There are living descendants of Samuel Joseph Shively who illustrate the passing of a name from one generation to the next.
Samuel Joseph "Crumb" Shively was born on 30-Jan-1866 in Taylor County, KY. He was the son of Robert W. Shively and Rosella Rice. He was the grandson of John B. Shively and Sarah Heaverin. He was the great grandson of John Shively and Susanna Hayden. Samuel Joseph Shively died on 27-Jan-1951 in London, Laurel Co., KY.  He is buried in Faulkner Chapel Cemetery (Swanpond), Knox Co., KY.  He was married 1st to Nancy Ellen Shelton.  She was born 23-Apr-1871 and died 27-Mar-1924.  She is buried in Faulkner Chapel Cemetery. 
Samuel "Crumb" Shively was married 2nd to Marinda Lawson.  Marinda Lawson was married possibly twice before, 1st to Hugh Meradeth (Meredith) and 2nd Dillard Taylor.

The lineage that is followed in this week's blog is from that of a son of Samuel Joseph Shively and Nancy Shelton. Roy Lee Shively was born 19-Feb-1897 and died 24-Nov-1983.  It is the history of the name Lee and Leeann that follows.

Extracted from The Gallatin Democrat, Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO, Thursday, November 24, 1983, Page 4, Column 2:
Roy L. Shively Dies
Roy Lee Shively, 86, of Shawneetown, passed away at his home at 10:55 a.m. Monday, Nov. 21, following a heart attack.  He was born on Feb. 19, 1897 to Samuel J and Nancy Shelton Shively in Kentucky.  He was married to Marion Margaret Kunz, who survives.
Other survivors include three sons, Morton Lee Shively and Richard Shively, both of Shawneetown, and Dr. M. A. Shively of Ewen, Michigan; one brother, Joe Shively of Louisville, Ky.; a sister, Edith Diamond of Charleston, Mo.
Funeral services were held on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 23, at 11 a.m. at Charleston, Mo., with the Rev. Bob Burk, the Rev. John Barlett and the Rev. Howerton officiating.  Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery at Charleston.  McMikle Funeral Home of Charleston was in charge of arrangements.

Marion Margaret Kunz Shively was the daughter of Charles Anthony "Tony" Kunz and Anna Lee Hutcheson.  Anna Lee Hutcheson was the daughter of John Vestal Hutcheson and Lee Ann Owens.   Extracted from The Daily Standard, Sikeston, MO, Monday, November 3, 1952, Page 3, Column 3:
Last Rites Held For Tony Kunz
(Special To The Standard) CHARLESTON, Nov. 3 -- Funeral services were held at 2:30 this afternoon for Charles Anthony "Tony" Knuz, 63, of Wyatt.  Mr. Kunz died of a heart ailment. He was born July 20, 1889 in New Richmond, Ohio.
Mr. Kunz was an oil salesman employed by the Economy Oil Company.  He was also a member of the Catholic Church of Wyatt. He had been a resident of this community for the last 45 years.
He is survived by his wife, Anna Lee, and three daughters, Mrs. Roy Shively of Marion, Ill., Mrs. Allen Moreton of Wyatt, and Mrs. Glen Hillhouse of Route 3, Charleston.  He also leaves a brother, George of New Richmond, and four sisters, Bertha Kunz, Mrs. C. E. Herf, and Mrs. T. J. Regan, all of New Richmond and Mrs. Richard Martin of Cincinnati.
The funeral was held at the Nunnelee Funeral Chapel in Charleston.  Burial was held in the I.O.O.F Cemetery.

Lee Ann Owens Hutcheson was born 4-May-1865 in Murry Co., KY and died 7-Jan-1957 in Mississippi Co., MO.  She was the daughter of Columbus Owens and Rebecca Herrington. Located in The Daily Standard, Sikeston, MO, Monday, January 7, 1957, Page 1, Column 3:
Charleston Woman Dies At Home Of Her Daughter
(Special To The Standard) CHARLESTON -- Mrs. Lee Ann Hutcheson, 91, widow of the late J. V. Hutcheson, died at 6:45 a.m. today at the home of her daughter and son-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Hunter Byrne, near Wyatt.  She was born May 4, 1865 in Murray, Ky., and moved to Mississippi county 88 years ago with her parents, the late Mr. and Mrs. Columbus Owen.
She is survived by eight of the eleven children born to the union, Five daughters: Mrs. John Depoyster and Mrs. C. A. Kunz of Wyatt; Mrs. G. A. Bonifield of Charleston and Mrs. Fred Williams and Mrs. Hunter Byrne of Rt. 3, Charleston; by three sons: Emmett of Evansville, Ind.; Raymond of East Prairie and Clint of Rt. 2, Charleston; 22 grand children; 35 great grandchildren and four great great grandchildren.  One of her grandchildren is J. Abner Beck, county superintendent of schools.
The body will lie in state at the Nunnelee Funeral Home her until time for services which will be conducted at  2 p.m. from the First Baptist church with Rev. A. B. Cooper, pastor of the Wyatt Baptist church; Rev. Robert Burke, pastor of the Wyatt Methodist church, and Rev. D. D. Bledsoe, pastor of the First Baptist church, officiating and burial will be in the Odd Fellows cemetery.

The above articles establish the lineage behind those who descend from Samuel Joseph "Crumb" Shively and have either Lee or Leeann (Lee Ann) in their name.   During the research on Samuel Joseph Shively several interesting facts or articles were found.  

The nickname of "Crumb" associated with Samuel Joseph Shively was listed with several family histories.  On the 1930 Bell County, KY census is the household of Crumb Shively age 61, wife Marinda age 41, step-daughter Mollie Meradith age 19, step-son Hugh Meradith age 16, step-son Edward Taylor age 8 and son Harlin Shively age 1 year and 9 months.

The following newspaper obituary for the second wife of Joseph Shively, Marinda Lawson, was extracted from The Middlesboro Daily, Middlesboro, KY, Saturday, April 21, 1973, Page 8, Column 2:
Marinda Lawson Shively
Mrs. Marinda Lawson Shively, a well-known resident of Stoney Fork, Ky., passed away Friday, April 20, 1973, in the Pineville Community Hospital following a long illness.  She was born November 30, 1888 at Beverly, Ky., daughter of the late Rant and Charity Taylor Lawson.  Mrs. Shively was a member of the Baptist Church and a lifelong resident of Bell County.
Survivors include two daughters, Mrs. Ethel Lawson and Mrs. Mollie Lawson both of Stoney Fork; fours sons, Sam Meredith of Tallahassee, Fla., Hugh Meredith of Stoney Fork, Jim Meredith of Turtle Town, Tenn., Harlan Shively of Killeen, Texas; 36 grandchildren, 67 great-grandchildren and 18 great-great-grandchildren.
Funeral services will be conducted Sunday, April 22, 1973, at 2 p.m. at the Arnett Funeral Home Chapel with the Rev. Thea O. Carter officiating.  Interment will be in the Lawson Cemetery, Mud Lick, with grandsons serving as pallbearers.
Friends may call at the Arnett Funeral Home until the hour of the service.  Arnett Funeral Home in charge.


  1. Thanks for the nice entry. There is a funny story as to how I was named Leann. My father is Moreton Lee and My mother is Wanda Lee. Therefore, they took their middle names and added ann for my name. Dad was unaware that his great-grandmother was named Lee Ann because he had just always referred to her as Grandma Hutcheson. However, the Kunz/Hutcheson side of the family has always insisted that I was named after Lee Ann Owens Hutcheson. They refused to spell my name the way it was on my birth certificate. Any references to me were made to Lee Ann. According to Cora Hutcheson Byrne in "How It All Began" : "Moreton Lee married Wanda Schneider and they have one child named Lee Ann for her great-great-grandmother Hutcheson. She is the first to carry Mother's full name in the five generations." Aunt Cora sent me a silver dollar on every birthday because "I was named after her mother!" I still have the five silver dollars that she sent to Lee Ann before she died. By the way, I love my name and am proud to carry it on for all of the Lees that came before me! Leann Shively Collins

  2. My father and aunt were named after Nancy Ellen Shelton Shively. My father was Shelton and my aunt was Ellen! Marinda was also given to Ellen's granddaughter! Shively was passed on as a first name to Shively Pope, the great grandson of Joseph Crumb Shively

  3. My brothers name was Joseph Shively