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Argeland Shirley
born about 1750s. Lived in Prince William Virginia, South Carolina, and Kentucky


Misc Information for this branch
Haplogroup E3b


Argeland Shirley  He may be the Argeland Shirley who was chr. Feb 20, 1756 St. Stephens Parish, Northumberland Co. Virginia (this is not proven); Argeland Shirley died 1818 Scott Co. Kentucky. Argeland and Susannah were among the original members who constituted the Turkey Creek Baptist Church near the line between Abbeville and Laurens Co. South Carolina.

married 1) Susannah ________ (some say Walker). She apparently died prior to 1814.

married 2) Esther Allen, the widow of William Roach, sometime before 1814. Esther was born Feb 8, 1770 Virginia. Her husband William Roach died in 1809. They were later the parents of Fielden, Sarah, Betsey, Anna, Lucinda and Peggy Roach. Her name appears on the family tombstone of son William Roach Shirley at Bethel Cemetery, Logan Co., Illinois. Her date of death was reported as 1855.


1(i). Edmund Shirley born Mar 29, 1783. He died Jan 2, 1860 Fayette, Boone Co. Indiana

married Philadelphia Perry on Jan 12, 1804 She was born Nov 4, 1787 and died July 20, 1856 at Fayette.

1(ii). Dolly Shirley 

married Ezekiel Shirley, son of James Shirley branch #8

1(iii). Nancy Shirley  She married a Mr. Smith

1(iv). Elizabeth Shirley  She married a Mr. Wright

1(v). Jane Shirley   born ca. 1790 Abbeville Co. SC  d. 1840 Scott Co. KY. Married James Perry

1(vi). William Roach Shirley born Aug 7, 1814 Scott Co. Kentucky, died Aug 5, 1864, buried at Bethel. He married Elizabeth Dorothy Alsop Jan 11, 1835 Scott Co. Kentucky. She was born Jan 27, 1819 d. Feb 9, 1903 and buried at Bethel. She was the daughter of Spencer Alsop born June 12, 1785 d. July 13m 1829 and his wife Judith Carter born Nov 16, 1785 d. 1847 married Jan 22, 1908. Judith was the daughter of Obediah Cater who died July 26, 1820 and his wife and cousin, Judith Carter born Nov 18, 1755 married March 13, 1781.


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