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.

Sunday, October 23, 2016

John Adam Shively And Wife Alvina C. Moore, Who Lived In Sandusky County, Ohio

A descendant of John Adam Shively and Alvina C. Moore was interested in information on the family.  After reading the article if anyone would know of the burial location for Daniel Shively and Catharine Miller Shively the family would appreciate the information.

John Adam Shively was born 16-Jan-1834 in Richland County, OH and died 14-Sep-1917 in Sandusky County, OH.  He was the son of Daniel Shively (born 30-May-1810 and died on 17-Aug-1890) and Catharine Miller (born 19-May-1811 and died 21-Mar-1878). (An article on Solomon Shively who was a brother to John Adam Shively was posted on March 29, 2015).

Extracted from the Portrait And Biographical Of Barry and Eaton Counties, Michigan, Chapman Brothers, Chicago, 1891, Pages 437-438:  “Daniel Shively, was born in Lancaster County, Pa.,  May 10, 1810, and on leaving his native State removed to Richland County, Ohio. He was a shoemaker by trade but in later life engaged in farming. On his removal to Sandusky County, Ohio he purchased a tract of timbered land, built a log cabin and began life in true pioneer style.  Prosperity attended his efforts, and in course of time the cabin home was replaced by a good frame residence, the farm was well cultivated and improved and he also engaged in considerable extent in raising stock. At length he disposed of his interests in Sandusky County and removed to Clyde, Ohio, where he spent the remainder of his days, dying August 17, 1890. He served as Pathmaster, filled a number of school offices and was a prominent and influential citizen”.

John Adam Shively was married to Alvina C. Moore on 8-Sep-1859 in Sandusky County, OH. She was born 8-Sep-1838 and died 17-Jul-1917. Listed on the 1860 Scott Township, Sandusky County, OH census is the household of John A. Shively age 28 a carpenter, wife Alsina age 19, and John Angus age 25.  Listed on the 1870 Scott Township, Sandusky County, OH census is the family of Adam Shively age 36, wife Alvina age 33, son Arthur age 10, daughter Enrith age 8, son Levi age 3, and son Alton age 1. The following are located on the 1880 Scott Township, Sandusky County, OH census – Adam Shively age 46, wife Alovina age 41, son Arthur age 19, daughter Eurith age 18, son Levi age 12, son Alton age 11 and nephew Alta E Braton age 5.  Located on the 1900 Fremont City, Ward 4, Sandusky County, OH census is the family of J. A. Shively born Jan-1834 age 66, wife not named born Sep-1838 age 61 and nephew James Braxton born May-1874 age 26. 

Thank you to Sharon Barnett who works at the Rutherford B. Hayes Library for extracting Shively obituaries for this article.  The following was found in the Fremont Daily News, September 13, 1917, Page 1, Column 1:
A Pioneer Mason And War Veteran
Late John Shively Also Served In The Famous Rebel Libby Prison
Well Known Fremont Pioneer Answered The Final Roll Call Wednesday After Many Weeks Of Illness – Funeral Saturday Morning
Another esteemed Civil War veteran and pioneer Fremonter answered the final summons Wednesday when John A. Shively, 83, died at his late home 1217 west Garrison street after an extended illness. The deceased had been bedfast for thirteen weeks suffering with a complication of diseases which finally resulted in death.  For the past week his condition had been critical and for three days preceding his death he was unconscious.

The funeral services will be held Saturday morning at 10 o’clock from the residence. Rev. E. L. Weatherwax pastor of the Trinity Evangelical church will officiate and interment will be made in Oakwood cemetery.  The Masonic fraternity with which he was affiliated many years will have charge of the last rites.
Mr. Shively was born in Richland county January 18, 1834.  When he was three years old his parents moved to Sandusky county and took up their residence on a farm in Scott township. There he resided until he reached manhood engaged in farm work and in the carpenter trade which he learned at an early age and followed during his life until his retirement.
He was united in marriage on Sept. 9, 1859, in Scott township to Alvina C. Moore, the wife who survives. For some years they continued their residence in Scott township but thirty years ago moved to Fremont and took up their home in their present residence on Garrison street where the death of the husband occurred Wednesday afternoon.
At the outbreak of the Civil War Mr. Shively enlisted for service in the union army. He enlisted at Fostoria but his request to be transferred to Fremont was granted and he served in Co. K. 100th Regiment O. V. I. during the entire period of the war under Capt. Wm. E. Haynes.
While in active service he was captured by confederate forces and for three months he was a prisoner in the Libby prison and suffered all the sorrows of that infamous place. Previous to the war Mr. Shively had joined the Masons and while in confinement there he gave the Masonic signal of distress which was recognized by a confederate officer. Thereafter he was accorded special treatment which frequently resulted in death by starvation. Although it was the custom in the exchange of prisoners for the  Confederates to allow only the sick and infirm northern prisoners whom they expected to die, to be exchanged this officer and Masonic brother secured Mr. Shively return to the north in an early exchange of prisoners.
He returned to Fremont where he remained for a short time and was again called to the front and afterwards saw service in the many engagements in which the 100th regiment participated.
He followed the carpenter contracting business in Fremont until his retirement four years ago caused by advanced years. Associated with him in the trade were his sons Arthur and Alton Shively who are at present following the same trade in Fremont.
Mr. Shively was a member of the Trinity church and was also a member of Brainard Lodge No. 336, F. & A.M. and Fremont Chapter No. 64, R. A. M.
He was one of the oldest members of Masonic fraternity in Fremont and with the possible exception of one or two members was the oldest member of Brainard lodge.  He was always faithful to his Masonic obligations and a regular attendant at the meetings of the lodge until age and ill health prevented.  He was made a Master Mason in 1855.
Besides the widow he is survived by three sons Arthur of Fremont, Louis of Chicago, and Alton Shively of Fremont; one daughter Mrs. Chas. Fry, Fremont; eleven grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren, two brothers Daniel Shively, of Napolean; Jos. Shively, Fremont, two sisters Mrs. Benj. Fausey, of Gibsonburg, and Mrs. Rhoda Bierly, of Rising Sun, other relatives and many friends.

The following obituary was found in The Fremont Daily News, December 24, 1917, Page 1, Column 5:
A Real Pioneer Was Mrs. Shively
Death Sunday Of Highly Esteemed Fremont Resident Many Years
Husband Died Few Months Ago – Funeral Services At The Late Residence Wednesday Morning – Many Relative Survive
The death of Mrs. Alvina C. Shively occurred Sunday morning at her late home on Garrison street. She was 79 years of age. The funeral services will be conducted by Rev. E. L. Weatherwax, past of the Evangelical church, at the residence Wednesday morning at 10 o’clock.
Mrs. Shively was the daughter of Elisha and Phebe C. Moore, of Scott township. She was born September 8, 1838, and resided at the home of her parents until September 8, 1867, when she was united in marriage to the late John A. Shively at the home of her brother, Dr. John C. Thompson, of Rollersville. Mr. and Mrs. Shively resided for some time in Rollersville and later upon a farm in Scott township. Thirty years ago they became residents of Fremont. Both had been members of the Evangelical church and were active in all branches of the church’s work. In recent years Mrs. Shively took particular interest in the Sunday school and the Women’s Building Society.
The deceased had five brother and sisters, only one of whom survives. There are three sons and a daughter, Arthur L. Shively, Alton L. Shively, and Mrs. Urith May Fry of Fremont, and Louis Shively of Chicago, also 11 grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren.
Mrs. Shively was one of the real pioneers of this county and city and was a woman widely known and with many friends. Until September last not a death had occurred in the family of the deceased. On Sept. 12, her husband died. Mrs. Shively was a woman always highly respected, a loving wife and mother, kind friend and neighbor.

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