LW&T of John Shirley. Wife: not mentioned. Sons: Niper
Shirley, William Shirley, Rhody Shirley, Joshua Shirley, James
Shirley, John Shirley, Robert Shirley. Three daughters unmarried:
Betsy Shirley, Polly Shirley, Leanah Shirley. Exors: Sons; William
Shirley, Joshua Shirley. Wit: John Wakefield, William Read. Date:
11 April 1808. Probate: 6 June 1808. Bk. A p. 94, roll 602. Anderson
married Elizabeth Barmore born about 1743, died Aug 1, 1813, daughter of
George Barmore who was the father of one son, and three daughters.
Ed: John Shirley's widow Elizabeth apparently
lived only five years after the death of her husband. Tradition
states she died Aug 1, 1813. However, Elizabeth Shirley appeared
in court and made her mark on her husband's land sale to their
son John Shirley Jr on 22 January 1814 (years later). She made
her mark relinquishing her right of dower to that land. Thus,
either the claimed date of death is wrong or the county clerk
lied when he claimed she appeared before him personally. The
sale was indeed to a family member, the son John Shirley Jr,
who was finally recording the deed on that date. Morevoer, the
purpose for finally recording the deed was that he was simultaneously
selling the same land to someone else. Thus it is quite possible
that John Shirley Jr's mother Elizabeth had died in the interim
and the county clerk simply made an accomodation based on the
reality of the situation. But also maybe the death date is wrong.
Shirley, Jr. 1767 lived Anderson Co. S.C.,
died April 30, 1837. John and his 2nd wife are buried
in the Little River Baptist church cemetery.
married 1st Elizabeth______
married 2nd Eliz. Mitchell-Grubbs. She was the widow
of Richard Grubbs.
1(ii). James Shirley born about 1769 VA. He
was a member of the Turkey Baptist Church and on May 7, 1791
was given a letter of dismissal to go to a more convenient church.
In the 1850 census he is living with his son James and
family in Anderson Co. SC.
married Elizabeth Smith who may have been the sister of Aaron
1(iii). Rhoda Shirley born about 1771
married William Grubbs
Shirley born about 1772 d. 1848 Anderson Co. SC,
He fought in the war of 1812.
married Jane Cheeves, daughter of Thomas Cheeves born
1747 VA d. 1837 Abbeville, SC. and Margaret Agnew.
Shirley born about 1774 likely in South Carolina.
His will was probated in 1827 in Abbeville Co South Carolina.
married Jemima Gant
Shirley born about 1775. Family
moved to Fayette Co. Alabama
married 1st Elizabeth Long, daughter of John Read and
Sarah Long. His brother was Capt. Rueben Long of Sumpter Co.
SC and he was born in St. Marys Co. Maryland, and served in the
Revolution from Culpepper Co. VA,
married 2nd Mary ___
1(vii). Sarah Shirley born about 1779
married John Wakefield, Jr. son of Abel Wakefield and
1(viii). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1781 Abbeville
Co. SC d.
married Hezekiah Wakefield born 1782 Fairfax
Co. VA d. Nov 3, 1843 son of Abel Wakefield and Ann Branson.
Hezekiah m.2nd Cynthia Ann Gant daughter of Frederick and Eliz.
1(ix). female Shirley born about 1783,
married Thomas Loller
1(x). Leanah Shirley born about 1785
Shirley born about 1788 Abbeville, SC; They lived
in Fayette Co. AL and later in Mississippi.
1(xii). Polly Shirley born Aug 14, 1789 d. Feb
6, 1872 Appanoose Co. Iowa
married William Wakefield born Aug 29, 1790 d.
Feb 2, 1870 Appanoose Co. Iowa son of Abel Wakefield and
Ann Branson. They first went to Franklin Co. IN with his brother,
John Wakefield and then to Appanoosa Co. Iowa.