A request for information on Jacob Leonard Shively from a Shively family member prompted the research for this weeks blog. There are two suggested resources when searching for Shively history in Franklin County, Virginia. They are "Across The Blue Ridge" by Billie Redding Lewis and "The Sigmons And Their Kin, Book Of Sigmon Genealogy" by Edith McGhee Sigmon.
Jacob (Jake) Leonard Shively and Erna Sue Clark Shively are buried in Danville Memorial Gardens, Danville, VA. Jacob Shively was born ca 1900. He was the son of Jacob Shively and Mary T. Scott. Jacob and Mary were married on 9-Nov-1884 in Franklin County.
Jacob and Mary T Shively are listed on the 1910 Long Branch Magisterial District, Franklin County, VA census. In this household are Jacob Shively, age 52, married 24 years, wife Mary T age 47 having 11 children and all living, daughter Vergie M age 23, son Charles R age 21, son William D age 19, son Henry M age 17, daughter Nannie B age 15, daughter Allie L age 13, son Jacob L age 10, daughter Eula M age 8, son George C age 6, son Grove M age 4, son Irving W age 10 months. The following are listed on the 1900 Long Branch District, Franklin County, Va census: Jacob Shively born Aug 1857 age 42, wife Merenday T born Feb 1863 age 37, daughter Virgie born Mar 1885 age 15, son Charles R born Aug 1887 age 12, son William D born Jul 1889 age 10, son Henry M born May 1891 age 9, daughter Nannie B born Jul 1894 age 5, daughter Annie born Jul 1896 age 3, and son Jacob L born May 1898 age 2.
Jacob Shively, born Aug 1857, was the son of Daniel Shively and Sarah Thomas. They were married on 20-Oct-1853 in Franklin County, VA. Listed on the 1870 Long Branch Township, Franklin County, VA are Daniel Shively age 42, wife Sally age 42, son Jacob age 12, son Samuel age 10, wife Nancy age 9, son Daniel age 8, son Charles age 6, daughter Mary age 3.
Daniel Shively was the son of Isaac Shively. Isaac Shively was born ca 1793. He was married 1st on 10-May-1822 in Franklin County, VA to Nancy Foster and 2nd on 28-Nov-1831 to Elizabeth Sigmon.
Following is additional information on some of the brothers and sisters of Jacob L Shively. This newspaper obituary was found in The Bee, Danville, Virginia, Thursday, August 27, 1970, Page 2, Column 2:
Mrs. Hawks, 84, Succumbs Today
Mrs. Virgie Shively Hawks, 84, died today at 4 a.m. at her home, 120 Gray St., after being in declining health for several years. She was born in Franklin County, March 12, 1886, a daughter of the late Jacob and Merinda Scott Shively. She had been living in Danville since 1919 and was a member of Stokesland Baptist Church.
She is survived by her husband, Albert J. Hawks of the home; three brothers, Jake Shively and Milton Shively, both of Danville, and Irving Shively of Ferrum; and three sisters, Mrs. Beulah S. Hancock of Danville, Mrs. Mary S. Hatcher of Ferrum and Mrs. Lula S. Ingram of Salem.
The funeral service will be conducted Saturday at 11 a.m. at Townes Memorial Chapel. Interment will be in Floral Hills Memory Gardens. The body is at Townes Funeral Home and the family is at the residence, 120 Gray St.
This newspaper was extracted from The Danville Register, Danville, Virginia, Tuesday, November 14, 1967, Page 11, Column 1:
H. M. Shively Dies At Age 74 In Ferrum Area
FERRUM -- Henry Mark Shively, age 74, or Rt. 2, Ferrum died Sunday night in the Franklin Memorial Hospital.
He is survived by his wife, Mrs. Lula Hatcher Shively, of the home; six daughters, Mrs. Russell Scott, and Mrs. Edward Sauers, both of Rocky Mount; Mrs. James H. Hodges and Mrs. Beauford Thompson, both of Ferrum; Mrs. Wilson Thompson and Mrs. Leslie Hodges, both of Bassett; three sons, Millard, Kermit and Garvice, all of Ferrum; four sisters, Mrs. Beulah Hancock and Mrs. Albert Hawks, both of Danville; Mrs. Tom Ingram, of Roanoke and Mrs. Walter Hatcher, of Ferrum; there brothers, Milton and Jake Shively, both of Danville; Irvin Shively, of Ferrum, 22 grandchildren, four great grandchildren.
Funeral services will be held Wednesday at 2 p.m. in the Lynch Chapel in Rocky Mount with burial in Maple Grove Cemetery.
The following was extracted in The Bee, Wednesday, June 20, 1956, Page 21, Column 5:
George C. Shively, 53, Final Rites Thursday
BASSETT -- Final rites will be held Thursday at 1 p.m. for George C. Shively of Rt. 3 Bassett, who died early yesterday at his home after several years of illness. The services will be held in the home with interment in Mountain View Cemetery north of Rocky Mount.
The body will be taken to the Collins funeral home today at 4:30 and will rest there until time for the rites.
Mr. Shiveley is survived by his wife, Mrs. Donnie Boling Shively; three sons, Donald Shively of the U.S. Air Force, Carlton Shively of the U.S. Air Navy, and Rodney Shively of the home; one daughter, Miss Gloria Shively also of the home; four brothers, Mark and Irvin Shively, both of Furrum, Jacob Shively of Danville, Milton Shively of Ringgold; four sisters, Mrs. Albert Hawks, Mrs. Beulah Hancock, both of Danville, Mrs. Tom Ingram of Roanoke and Mrs. Walter Hatcher of Ferrum.