|John Q. Shively Death Certificate|
A descendant of Mollie Allene Shively requested the help of the Shively researchers to see if additional information could be found. Mollie Allene Shively was born 1-Jan-1921 in Taylor County, KY and died 8-Dec-1977 in Jefferson County, KY. Mollie Shively was the daughter of Lloyd Shively and Mattie Hubbard. Lloyd Shively was born 16-Sep-1891 in Taylor County, KY and died 26-Dec-1930 in Taylor County, KY. He was buried in Miller Cemetery. Lloyd Shively was the son of John Q. Shively and Mollie Carlile. John Q. Shively was born ca. 1850 and died 31-Jul-1914 in Taylor County, KY. He was buried in Miller Cemetery. The death certificate for John Q. Shively lists that his parents were unknown. This is a problem many researchers working on African American genealogies encounter. An attempt to find further information on the parents of John Q. Shively, who was most likely born in slavery, was done and the following information might be used as a guide for further research.
In the early history of Green and Taylor County, KY it is known that there were 3 Caucasian Shively males who established families in the area. The men were Jacob Shively, John Shively and Michael Shively. Some of the descendants of these men did own land which was worked by slaves. Jacob Shively married Sophia Davis. They had a son, John W. Shively who was married on 24-Aug-1843 in Green County, KY to Mary Jane Roach. Mary Jane Shively was the daughter of Price Roach. Price Roach is listed on the 1850 District No. 2, Green County, KY slave schedule with 25 slaves. His daughter, Mary Jane Roach Shively, died ca. 1846, but she and John W. Shively did have a son born who was Price R. Shively and daughter Sally W Shively.
Barbara Wright compiled and published many of the Green County, KY records. Located in her Abstracts Of Circuit Court Cases, Volume 17 is located additional information regarding the Price and Shively history. From Circuit Case #188, 21-Nov-1865, John W. Shively, Guardian for Price R. Shively and G. W. Buchanan vs. Petition to sell land: John W. Shively as guardian for his son, Price R. Shively an infant under 21 years and George W. Buchanan and his wife, Sally W. Buchanan (late Sally W. Shively) state that Price Roach departed this life in Green County, Kentucky leaving as his only heirs at law John J. Roach, Thomas G. Roach and the children of Mary Shively, deceased (late Mary Roach) to wit: Price R. Shively and Sally W. Shively, now Sally W. Buchanan. The case continues to describe the land owned.
From the Report of Comm 22-Nov-1865:
W. B. Carlile, F. P. Gaines and J. J. Roach, Comm appointed by the court report under oath that the following is a correct report of the real and personal estate of the infant Price R. Shively, to wit:
One slave named Rhoda valued at $25.00
One slave named Betty valued at $25.00
One slave named John valued at $25.00
One slave named Sally valued at $25.00
And one equal undivided half of 266 1/2 acres of land in Green County on Green River valued at ____ and that the yearly profits of the estate is nothing. That the interest of the infant does require the sale of the undivided half of the tract of 266 1/2 acres of land upon the terms set out in the petition.
Rhoda Shively is located on the 1870 Precinct No. 1 Green County, KY census. She is listed in the household of Cezar Griffin age 55, Black. Listed is Rhoda Shively age 50 Black, John Shively age 21 Black works on farm and Sallie age 14 Black. John Shively is listed as age 21 which would mean he was born about 1850 which matches the information on the death certificate for John Q. Shively. The relationship between Rhoda Shively and John Shively has not been proven and will require further research.
Newspaper obituaries for Mollie A. Shively and her husband Leevi Smith were found in the Louisville newspapers. Extracted from The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Saturday, December 10, 1977, Page 5, Column 5:
Mrs. Mollie A. Smith, 56, of 4106 Vermont Ave., died at 8:10 p.m. Thursday at the Veterans Administration Hospital. She was the former Mollie Shively, a native of Campbellsville, and was a food service employee at Veterans Administration Hospital.
Survivors include three daughters, Mrs. Carrie Woods of Indianapolis, Mrs. Rose Stafford and Mrs. Peggie Thompson; three sons, Lloyd K. Smith of Indianapolis, Norman and Donnell Flippins; 18 grandchildren, and two great-grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Christ Temple Apostolic Church, 45th Street and Greenwood Avenue, with burial in Highland Memory Gardens.
The body will be at A. D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St., after 6 p.m. Saturday.
Located in The Courier-Journal, Louisville, Kentucky, Monday, June 27, 1977, Page 8, Column 5:
Leevi Smith, 64, of 607 W. Breckinridge St., died at 7 a.m. Saturday at his home. He was a native of Campbellsville and a veteran of World War II.
Survivors include his wife, the former Mollie Shively; a son, Lloyd K. Smith of Indianapolis, Ind.; two daughters, Mrs. Carrie Woods of Indianapolis, and Mrs. Rose Stafford, and 10 grandchildren.
The funeral will be at 11 a.m. Tuesday at A.D. Porter & Sons Funeral Home, 1300 W. Chestnut St., with burial in Highland Memory Garden.