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, November 28, 2015

William Wilton Shively And Wife, Grace Jones, Who Lived In Franklin County, VA And Alamance County, NC

William Wilton Shively was born 15-July-1904 in Franklin County, VA and died 31-May-1950 in Alamance County, NC.  William Wilton Shively was the son of William Samuel Shively (born 17-Nov-1858, died 29-Sep-1916) and Eliza Alice Thomas (born Jan-1862, died 15-Dec-1952).  William Samuel Shively was the son of Daniel Shively and Sarah "Sallie" Thomas.

William Wilton Shively married Grace Jones.  Grace Jones was the daughter of John W. Jones and Minnie Moose.  

The following newspaper obituary was extracted from The Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC, Thursday, June 1, 1950, Page 15, Column 4:
William W. Shively, Sr.
Elon College, June 1 -- William William Shively, Sr., Elon College, Route 1, died at his home yesterday morning at 11:45 after a week's illness.
Mr. Shively, born in Franklin County, Va., was the son of Samuel Shively and Alice Thomas Shively.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Grace Jones Shively, and two sons, William Shively, Jr., Edwin Lee Shively, both of the home.
Graveside services will be conducted tomorrow afternoon at 3 o'clock at the Ferrum, Va., cemetery.  The body was taken to the home this afternoon.

The following was found in The Daily Times-News, Burlington, NC, Wednesday, May 4, 1977, Page 18, Column 1:
Mrs. Grace Shively
Greensboro -- Mrs. Grace Jones Shively, 69, of Rt. 1, Gibsonville, died this morning in Moses Cone Hospital in Greensboro after several years of failing health.
She was a daughter of the late John Wesley and Minnie Moose Jones, and the widow of William W. Shively.
She was formerly employed by Frissell Fabrics, and was a member of Altamahaw Pentecostal Holiness Church.
Survivors include two sons, William W. Shively, Jr. of Rt. 3, Mebane, and Edwin L. Shively of Rt. 1, Gibsonville; three sisters, Mrs. Ethel Bullard of Haw River, Mrs. Dot Fuqua and Mrs. Ruth Brown, both of Burlington, one brother, Clyde Jones of Burlington, eight grandchildren and five great-grandchildren.
The body will remain at Lowe Funeral Home pending completion of funeral arrangements.

This obituary was located in The Times-News, Burlington, NC, Friday, March 17, 1969, Page 14-B, Column 1:
Mrs. Minnie M. Jones
Mrs. Minnie Moose Jones, 85, of 312 Caswell St. died at her home Thursday afternoon at 4 o'clock following several years of declining health and five months of critical illness.
A native of Iredell County, she was the daughter of the late Robert William and Mrs. Amanda Isenhour Moose.  She was the wife of John W. Jones of the home, who survives, and was a member of West Burlington Methodist Church.
Survivors, in addition to her husband, include four daughters, Mrs. Jerry Bullard of Haw River, and Mrs. Carl Fuquay, Mrs. Fred Brown and Mrs. Grace Shively, all of Burlington; two sons, Clyde Jones of Burlington, and Clarence Jones; 11 grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild.
Final rites will be held Saturday afternoon at 1 o'clock at Rich and Thompson Chapel in Burlington.  The Rev. Chester Brown, pastor of West Burlington Methodist Church, will conduct the service.  Burial will be in Pine Hill Cemetery.
The body will remain at Rich and Thompson Mortuary in Burlington through the service.
The family will receive friends at the funeral home tonight from 7 to 9 o'clock.  At other times, they will be at the residence of Clyde Jones at 313 Kernodle Drive.


  1. these are my grandsparents, dj shively

    1. DJ - Wonderful....this is why I write the blog - to share information with others. Do you have any additional information you would like to share. If you have things I can do another article. If so, send to me at

    2. i might know alot of things

  2. i will think about it, my dad Edwin lee Shively was william shivelmyy son i proably know alot of things my email is, then i had to have google account to sing in