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, July 18, 2015

George Shively And Wife, Sarah Abel, Who Lived in Bucks County, PA

The subject of the Shively blog on 3-July-2015 was James W. Shively.  James W. Shively (1866-1953) was the son of John Shively and Sarah Elizabeth Bickert. John Shively was the son of George Shively born 17-Aug-1807 and died 19-February-1863 in Bucks County, PA and Sarah Abel.  Additional information was found on the children on George Shively.

On the 1850 Saucon Township, Northampton County, PA census is the household of George Shively, wife Sarah, daughter Maria, daughter Mary Ann, daughter Margaret, son Peter, daughter Cecilia, son William, daughter Sarah, son John, daughter Susanna and daughter Hannah.  On the 1870 Lower Saucon, Northampton County, PA census Sarah Abel Shively is listed in the household of son Peter Shively, wife Eva and mother Sarah age 65.

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Allentown Leader, Allentown, PA, Thursday, January 1, 1903, Page 1, Column 3:
Death Of Mrs. Sloyer
Mrs. Maria Sloyer, widow of Abram Sloyer, died at her home near Springtown, aged 72 years and 14 days.  She was a daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Geo. Shively.  She was the mother of 15 children.  The following survive:  William H. and Preston, Springtown; David, Williams Township; Abraham, Finesville, N.J.; Aaron, Bingen; Auguste, Durham; Daniel, Alliance; Goerge, Hellertown; Mrs. John Bigg, Springtown and Mrs. Milton Youngken, Quakerstown.  She is also survived by three brothers and two sisters, Mrs. Margaret Fisher, Wooster, O.; Mrs. Mary Ann Fisher, Spring Valley; Peter Shively, Catasauqua; William Shively, Hellertown; and John Shively, Maryland.

The PA death certificate for Mary Ann Shively Reiss records born 22-Jul-1830 and died 31-Aug-1923.  The cause of death is listed as accidental burns of entire body caused by smoking her pipe and clothing caught fire. Located in the Harrisburg Telegraph, Harrisburg, PA, Saturday, September 1, 1923, Page 16, Column 6:
Woman, 93, Dies Of Shock When Her Pipe Starts Fire
Bethlehem, Sept. 1. --  Mrs. Mary Reiss, 93, living with her daughter, Mrs. Nathaniel Stahler, on the Friedensville-Center Valley road, was killed in her bedroom there about 9 o'clock yesterday morning, when her clothing caught fire from a pipe she was smoking.  The shock and burns caused her almost instant death.  She had been unable to leave her room the last six years, being feeble.

Margaret Shively was born ca 1833.  She was married to John Kroft Fisher.  They lived in Wooster, Wayne County, OH.

The PA death certificate for Peter Shively records born 28-Jan-1836 and died 5-Mar-1926 in Lehigh County, PA.  The newspaper obituary is found in the Easton Express, Easton, PA, March 6, 1926:
Peter Shively
Peter Shively, probably the oldest resident in point of years in Catasauqua, died in the home of his son-in-law and daughter, Mr. and Mrs. Elmer Trine, that place, yesterday.  Mr. Shively had attained the age of 90 years and 1 month, and his demise is attributed to ills incidental to advanced age.
He was born in Bucks county and for years was employed as a blacksmith, later owning his own establishment.  Fifteen years ago he retired and made his home in West Catasauqua, seven years later taking up his residence in the Trine residence.
These children survive:  Mrs. Emma Frey and William Shively, Fullerton; Edward Shively, Detroit, Mich.; Mrs. Elmer Trine, Catasauqua and Mrs. Amanda Serfass, Hellertown.

Drucilla "Cecelia" Shively Snyder was born ca 1837 and died 1900.  Extracted from The Allentown Leader, Allentown, PA., Wednesday, March 14, 1900, Page 2, Column 5:
Dead On The Bushkill
Mrs. Drucilla Snyder, wife of William Snyder, residing along the Bushkill Creek, near Rock Mill, died of dropsy, aged 63.  Besides her husband she leaves four son, Charles W. and Elmer E. Snyder, Easton; Oscar W. and Allen Snyder, Forks Township; one daughter, Mrs. Albert Caskey, Palmer Township.  Three brothers, P. Shively of Lehigh County, William Shively of New Jersey, and John Shively of Maryland and two sisters, Mrs. Abraham Slover of Lower Saucon and Mrs. John Rice of Lehigh County, also survive.

The PA death certificate for William H. Shively records born 2-Sep-1839 and died 15-Mar-1925 in Hellertown, Northampton County.  Cause of death was cancer of the face. 

John Shively was born 1843 and died 1928.  He is buried in Greensboro Cemetery, Greensboro, Caroline County, MD.  He was married to Sarah Elizabeth Bickert who was born 6-Sep-1848 and died Feb-1917.  

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