born 17 November 1728 likely in Maryland. He died Aug 26, 1821 in Blair County
Pennsylvania. He and his wife Charity are buried in a family
plot in a small cemetery on the Nelson farm, midway between Newry,
Pennsylvania and Catfish, near the James Hammet farm. It is also
known as the Kladder cemetery, Blair Co. PA., as stated in the
Altoona Tribune, May 30, 1914.
John and Charity were
living in Frederick Co. MD as early as 1750. In the Land Records
for Frederick Co. MD: William Shirley to John Shirley,
Sale, liber B folio 324 Jan 28, 1750. Another record:
1763 Jul 11 Liber G/H pg 536 - John Coon made 22 Jun 1763 between
John Shirley for 260 pcm Penn. sells part of Parks Hall adj to
Wm Andersons part of Parke Hall and a corner of Hugh Magraugh's
part. containing 111 acres on a draught of Little Antietam. signed
John Shurley before Jos. Smith, James Smith. Rec'pt acknowledged.
Charity Shirley wife of John Shirley released dower. AF and duty
It is believed
John may be a descendant of Richard Shirley of St Mary's County
Maryland, but we do not have proof. This Richard married into
the Norris family as did George, son of John Shirley. William
Shirley, Branch #14, appears to be a brother of John.
John Shirley b. 1728.
He is buried on the Nelson Farm in Newry, Pennsylvania.
Photo was taken by Shirley Association president, Betty Shirley,
married Charity____(last name unknown).
She was born in 1723 and died in 1817. (Editor: Despite what you may have seen
on the internet, Charity Shirley's maiden name was not Calloway.
A John Shirley was brother in law to a Calloway male in NW North
Carolina, not in Maryland and Pennsylvania)
born about 1749 Washington Co. MD died Jan 5, 1842 Oil
Creek, Crawford, PA. buried Gilson Ridge Cemetery near Titusville,
PA., m. William Gilson born Jul 16, 1738 in
Ashford, Bowdler, Shropshire, England died Mar 5, 1809 in Oil
Creek, Crawford, Pennsylvania
born 1754 Washington Co. MD, d. June 3, 1832 Bearcreek,
Crawford Co. PA, buried in the same cemetery as her parents,
married 1st Edward McGraw, m. 2nd Peter McGraw
born about 1754 ...date taken from 1814 tax list, Greenfield
Twp, Bedford Co. PA; she was then age 60 and listed with four
sons, Edward, William, John
and Peter McGraw. The McGraws later went to
Warren Co. PA.
born about 1760 PA, The Shirleys left Bedford Co. PA and went
to Ohio. They built a raft and with all of their household goods,
went down the Monongahela River to Pittsburgh and then down the
Ohio River to Marietta, Washington Co. Ohio. He died 25
November 1826 in his 66th year of age. He was buried at Wagner
Cemetery in Morgan County (now Noble County) Ohio..
Norris. She was the daughter of Joseph Norris, born Jan 11, 1729 Washington,
Co. Maryland and Mary Moody born Dec 11, 1730 Wales.
born about 1764 Washington Co. MD. He died Dec 21, 1849 Juniata,
Blair Co. PA buried Newry PA, married Sarah Jane Cassidy born
abt 1770 in Newry, Pennsylvania died Jan 14, 1843 in Newry, Blair
Co. PA, daughter of Patrick Cassidy who was born 1798
Newry Ireland, d. Jan 17, 1829 and Mary Mooney born 1743
Charles Co. MD, d. Dec 1837
born about 1765, died Feb 25, 1843. She is buried in same cemetery
as her parents. She married Nicholas McGuire.
born about 1773, died 1846, She married Peter McGuire April
10, 1793. He was born 1763 Pipe Creek, Frederick Co. MD, died
Jan 30, 1850 Loretto, Cambria Co. PA and is buried at St. Michael's
Cemetery, Allegheny Twp. Cambria Co. PA. He was the son
of Michael McGuire 1694 Baltimore, MD died 1789 Pipe Creek, Frederick
Co. MD and Patience Wells, born 1712 in Baltimore Co.,
Maryland died Sept 11, 1776 Frederick Co. MD daughter of James