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.

Friday, December 9, 2016

Jacob Shively And Wife, Isabelle Reed, Who Lived In Jefferson County, Ohio And Howard County, Missouri

Isabelle Shively Death Certificate
Jacob Shively was born 1-Nov-1827 in Ohio and died 13-Oct-1897 in Howard County, Missouri.  He was buried in Washington Cemetery, Glasgow, Howard County, Missouri. Jacob Shively was married on 22-Dec-1852 in Jefferson County, Ohio to Esibelle (Isabelle) Reed.  She was born 21-Jun-1830 in Jefferson County, Ohio and died 17-Jun-1911 in Keytesville, Chariton County, Missouri.  She was the daughter of Zachariah and Margaret Reed.

Listed on the 1850 Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio is the household of Zachariah Reed age 72, wife Margaret age 60, son Thomas age 26, daughter Mary age 23 and daughter Isabella age 21. Listed on the 1860 Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio census is the household of Zachariah Reed age 73, wife Margaret age 63 and son Thomas age 26.  On the 1860 Warren Township, Jefferson County, Ohio is the household of Jacob Shively age 32, wife Isabel age 29, son John R. age 6, son Thomas F. age 5, daughter Mary C. age 3 and son Louis P. age 2.  Listed on the 1870 Chariton Township, Howard County, Missouri census is the household of Jacob Shively age 42, wife Isabel age 39, son John 16, son Thomas age 15, daughter Mary age 13, son Lewis age 12, son George age 10, son Segal age 8, son William J. age 5, daughter Margaret age 3, and Nancy Parish age  87.

The following newspaper article was extracted from the Chariton Courier, Friday, July 3, 1885, Page 2, Column 4:
One of the most pleasant days of our sojourn in this section was spent last Sunday at Mr. Jacob Shively’s. Mrs. Shively celebrated her 55th birthday and her son, George, his 25th, both being on the same day. Mrs. Shively, assisted by her daughters, Mrs. Grisham, and Misses Maggie and Josephine, gave us one of the finest dinners it was ever our lot to assist in devouring. Nothing fine, but everything good, as only Mrs. S. knows how to prepare. A few of the neighbors were invited, among them James Cuddy and daughter, Miss Dora Wilhoit, Chris Noll and wife and daughter, James Robinson and wife, Lou Wells, wife and sister, Wm. Latham and family, John Shively, son and brother; Thos. Shively, son and brother; Lou Wright, brother-in-law, and wife. Plenty of refreshments of all kinds were in abundances, especially in the shape of wit and humor, furnished by John Goll, whom we forgot to mention above. We think John was the busiest one in attendance, flying around like a kite without a caudal appendage, but after dinner he seemed to have gotten bullast enough to hold him level and he sailed off nicely. Messrs. Binks and Walcott, of Lewis’ Mill, were in attendance also. Everybody seemed to enjoy themselves to their utmost capacity. Mr. Wilkerson (the never to be forgotten Pat) being so overcome with excitement in anticipation of such a good time, had to give up to Miss Chile, to whom he devoted his entire attention to the great discomforture of Miss Maggie.  Mr. Noll got so full of celebration that he has been confined to his room ever since – 46 glasses will confine most any one.

This newspaper obituary was found in the Chariton Courier, Friday, June 23, 1911, Page 1, Column 6:
Mrs. Isabelle Shively, born June 21—1830, died at the home of her son, George Shively, June 17—1911. She was a native of Ohio, and her maiden name Isabelle Reid. Married to Jacob Shively at Jefferson County Ohio, December 23, 1852 coming to Missouri in May 1867 and living in Howard County until 1880, moving to Chariton county in that year. Her husband Jacob Shively died in 1898 and since that time she lived with her son Lou until his death two years ago, after which she made her home with other children. Grandma Shively died a member of the Helna church, Methodist, tho in early life was converted and became a member of the Campbellite church at her girlhood home. She was the mother of six boys and six girls, eight of whom survive her.  Her remains were laid to final rest in the cemetary at Glasgow, funeral services having been conducted at the residence of her son George Shively by Rev. J. A. Snarr.

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