Nov 17, 1728, died Aug 26, 1821. They
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 but we do not have
proof. This Richard lived St. Mary Co. MD and this family also
married into the NORRIS family as did George, son of John Shirley.
William 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
She was born in 1723 and died in 1817.
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,
b 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.
b 1761 PA, died May 8, 1824 Morgan Co. Ohio. He married Ruhannah
Norris. She was the daughter of Joseph Norris, born Jan 11, 1729 Washington,
Co. Maryland and Mary Moody born Dec 11, 1730 Wales.
Ruhanna lived near Saxton in Bedford Co. PA. He served during
the Revolutionary War as a fifer in Captain Lawrence Keene's
Company , Colonel John Patton's Regiment of Foot, Continental
Troops. He enlisted Apr 24, 1777 and his name last appears on
the company pay roll Apr 1779.
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
1764 Washington Co. MD 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.
b 1765, died Feb 25, 1843. She is buried in same cemetery as
her parents. She married Nicholas McGuire.
1773, died 1846, m. Peter McGuire April 10, 1793 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 Wells.