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, September 19, 2015

Robert W Shively And Wife, Rosalie M Rice, From Taylor County, KY To Mississippi County, MO

Robert W Shively/Rosella Rice
Robert W Shively was born 8-Jan-1826 and died 18-Aug-1903 in Mississippi Co., MO.  Robert was the son of John B Shively and Sarah Heaverin.  Robert married Rosalie M Rice on 6-Feb-1848 in Green Co., KY.  Rosalie (Rosella) was born 11-Mar-1834 and died 18-Dec-1897 in Mississippi Co., MO.  She was the daughter of John Rice and Mary Ann Newton.  

Robert and Rosalie Shively are found on the 1850, 1860, and 1880 Taylor Co., KY census.  Robert is listed on the 1900 Mississippi Co., MO census.   It is believed they were living in Taylor Co., KY in 1870 but no census record for the family has been found.  From the Missouri death certificate for daughter, Margaret Shively Raffety Vowels her birthplace  in approximately 1871 was Spurlington, Taylor Co., KY.  From the Missouri death certificate for daughter, Rosa Shively her birthplace on 17-Feb-1872 was Taylor Co., KY.   

It is believed that Robert W and Rosalie M Shively were the parents of at least the following children:  1) Thomas Ann (a female) born 23-Mar-1849  2) John Anderson born 27-Apr-1851 died 15-Jul-1901 married 1st Mrs. Frances Chambers and married 2nd Martha Ann Wyatt  3) Thrisie Jane born 1854   4) Sarah (Emma) Magdalene born 4-Jul-1856 died 10-Apr-1936 married Richard D. Wise  5) Mary V born 1-Nov-1858  6) David R born 1861  7) Samuel Joseph born 30-Jan-1866 and died 27-Jan-1951 in London, Laurel Co., KY married 1st to Nancy Ellen Shelton and married second to Marinda Lawson Meredith Taylor  8)Margaret Ann born 11-Oct-1870 died 27-Apr-1929 married 1st to Thomas Raffety and 2nd to George H Vowels  9) Rosialli (Rosa) born 19-Feb-1872 and died 29-Apr-1936 in Wyatt, Mississippi Co., MO and 10) Henry Rice born 18-Mar-1874 from family history in Kansas and died 11-Nov-1958 Shelby Co., MO married to Thresey Margaret Thompson on 4-Apr-1899 in Shelby Co., MO.

Land deeds in Taylor County, KY indicate that Robert W and Rosalie Shively had sold their land holdings in KY 1868.  In Taylor County, KY Deed Book 10, Page 287 dated February 1879 John Rice of the first part and R W Shively and Rosallie Shively, his wife, of the second part all of Taylor County are given 200 acres for the "natural love and affection John Rice has for the parties of the second part".  From the Missouri death records for daughters born about 1871 and 1872 it is believed that they were in KY.  From the Missouri death record for son Henry Rice Shively his birthplace in 1874 is listed as Kansas.

Robert W. Shively and wife, Rosalie M., are buried in Calvary Cemetery, Charleston, Mississippi Co., MO.

Help is requested in locating the family of Robert and Rosalie Shively in 1870.  It is believed they were in the area of Spurlington, Taylor Co., KY but the census record has not been located.  

There are many good original documents for the family of Robert W and Rosalie M Shively.  Above is the Kentucky death certificate for son, Samuel Joseph Shively.

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