1854 Lowndes Co MS Estate Files #813 Estate: Joshua Shirley
by Gabriel Shirley Admin; mentions: Caroline, Joshua, Agnes,
Wm, Elisha G Bennett (all minors); Jasper and Sarah Bennett;
Martha Shirley (minor), Hanson Shirley, Mrs Polly Shirley (widow),
Mrs Lucy Wood, Richard Wood, Mrs Alsa Funk, Hampton Funk, Harrison
Shirley, Mahulda Mann, Wm Mann, Nancy Spruel, Martin Spruel,
Nimrod W. Shirley, Richard Shirley (minor), Joshua Shirley (minor),
Delila Wells, Susan Bennett, John Bennett, John Wells, John M.
Shirley, Cornelia Shirley (minor), Caroline Shirley (minor),
Melissa Bennett, Amanda V Barmore, Cynthia E Wiggin, Lucinda
Barmore (minor), Gabriel Barmore (minor), Pet Barmore (minor),
Rebecca Wells (minor), Louisa Wells (minor), Lucy Wells (minor),
and John R. Shirley
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 Johnson Ramsay; She was listed as his
wife in the 1850 Fayette Co AL census
children (by Elizabeth Long):
2(i). Delilah Shirley born 29 November 1799. She died
3 August 1842 in Lowndes Co MS (source: tombstone) Buried Rowan
Cemetery in Caledonia Lowndes Co MS. She married Washington Wells
2(ii). Lucy Shirley born 1800. She died on 4 Apr 1855.
She marrie Richard Wood and they were residents of Lowndes Co
MS at the time of the estate probate of Joshua Shirley.
2(iii). Elizabeth Shirley born 1802 m. William
Ward (No mention of her or her children
as heirs at law of Joshua Shirley)
2(iv). John Read Shirley born 1804; Living in Winston
Co MS when he patented 300 acres of land in Choctaw Co MS in
1841; Taxed on 79 acres in Winston Co in 1841; He died before
6 August 1844 in Choctaw Co MS
6 August 1844: Attala County Newspaper Estate: John R.
SHIRLEY, deceased; Administrator: James DRANE. Choctaw Cou.
married Harriett Woolridge
children: (named in Joshua Shirley estate)
3(i). Martha Shirley living in Oktibbiba Co MS at time
of Joshua Shirley estate
3(ii). Cornelia Shirley living in Lowdnes Co MS at
time of Joshua Shirley estate
3(iii). Caroline Shirley living in Lowdnes Co MS at
time of Joshua Shirley estate
2(v). Alcey Shirley born 1806 m. Wade Hampton
2(vi). Lindsay Shirley born 1808. Estate probated in
Abbeville District SC in 1829. Nothing more known
2(vii). Amanda V. Shirley born 1810 m. 1st ___Wiggins,
m. 2nd John Milford Barmore. He b. Oct 28 1814, SC., d. May 19
1898, Alexander, Erath Co. Texas, buried: Alexander Cemetery,
2(viii). Harrison Shirley born about 1812; He
moved to Fayette Co. Alabama in 1836, were in Oktibbetha Co.
Mississippi by 1840. Living in Winston Co MS when he patented
land in Choctaw Co MS in 1841 and taxed on 39 acres in Winston
in that year; In 1880 they were in Pontotoc Co. MS. He died on
1 May 1897
married Cynthia Bennett.
3(i). Sarah Elizabeth Shirley b: 30 July 1835
3(ii). Delilah America Shirley 1837
3(iii). Newton L. Shirley b: 27 June 1839 (in Calhoun
Co. MS in 1880 census)
3(iv). Mary Frances Shirley 1841 MS
3(v). Susan Shirley 1843 MS
3(vi). Catherine Shirley 1845 MS
3(vii). Cynthia Shirley MS
3(viii). Dora Shirley 1848 MS
3(ix). Melissa Shirley b: 23 December 1851
3(x). Hattie Shirley
3(xi). John Shirley b: 22 June 1854
married Georgia Ann McCarter b: 16 AUG 1862
Standing, from left, John E. "Uncle Ell"
Shirley, Scott Miller (husband of Norma), grandfather Shirley,
Aunt Norma Grace Shirley Miller, C. L. "Uncle Bud"
Shirley. Seated, from left, William "Uncle Will" Shirley,
next lady is not known but may be grandmother's sister, then
Letha Ann "Aunt Lee" Shirley and grandmother, Georgia
Ann McCarter Shirley.
(source: personal website http://www.angelfire.com/mac/bransford/shirley.html)
4(i). Norma Grace Shirley born 5 Nov 1884 - died 15
Jan 1915) Married Scott Miller on 14 Jun 1903 at New Braunfels,
TX. ; He was born 27 May 1877 - died 9 Dec 1945) They had two
sons and three daughters.
4(ii). Carl Lindsey Shirley born 19 Sep 1886 - died
26 Feb 1937
married Dollie Foster on 14 Apr 1912. She was born Apr ??
1894 or 1 Sep - died 7 Jan 1995) They had three sons.
4(iii). John E. Shirley born 16 February 1888 - died
17 April 1953
married Artye Mae Clark on Sept 12, 1912. She was born Sep
22 1894 - died Aug 3 1984; They had one son and one daughter
4(iv). Iris Lane Shirley born 3 October 1889 in Texas
- died 13 July 1890)
4(v). Leather Ann Shirley born 4 July 1891 - died 16
January 1923; She married Manley Farringtonon 16 Jan 1910. She
was born Feb 6, 1883 - died Jul 28, 1966; They had one son and
4(vi). William Shirley born 21 Feb1893 in TX - died
21 Jan 1971 or -72
married Edna Kinnard on 10 May 1914; She was born 31 Oct 1896
- died 19 Nov 192. They had four sons and one daughter.
4(vii). Mary Edith Shirley born 21 Mar1895 Hillsboro,
TX - died 12 Apr1976; She married John Henry Bransford; He was
born Aug 31, 1886 - died Feb 29, 1956). They had two sons.
4(viii). Nora Shirley born 24 January 1897 in Texas
- died 14 February 1897)
4(ix). James Harrison Shirley born 29 Dec 1899 in Texas
- died 10 Jan 1901)
4(x). George Raymond Shirley born 10 Apr 1901 or 02
(from gravestone) in Hill County, Texas - died 21 (from gravestone)
Jan 1923). He was unmarried.
2(ix). Gabriel Long Shirley b 1817 d abt 1880
in Lowndes Co MS They were living in Fayette Co. AL in the 1850
census. Living in Lowndes Co MS in 1860
married Mary Laura Carter.
3(i). Charles Albert Shirley b 1850
3(ii). [believed to be this William Shirley] William
Carter Shirley b 24 Dec 1851 d 25 Jan 1935 Oklahoma. living
Burnett, Pottawatomie, Oklahoma in 1910 and 1920.
married Harriet Ann Button;
4(i). Mary Ella Shirley b 26 May 1883 of Denton, Texas
4(ii). Lena Jane Shirley b 27 Feb 1885 Denton, Texas
3(iii). Mary Elizabeth Shirley b 1856
3(iv). Gabriel Shirley b 1859
2(x) Melissa Shirley born Dec 15, 1819 m.
Josiah Bennett. Indicated as deceased at the time of her father's
estate probate. Children mentioned as heirs at law
3(xi) Nimrod Washington Shirley 1820, never married;
He was living in his parent's 1850 household, age 30. Lunatic.
Guardianship documents probated in Lowndes Co MS in 1840.
1855 May 28 - Harrison Shirley filed his certiori petition
which is numbered and figures following to wit: To the Hon. John
R Brown judge of probate of Calhoun Co the undersigned unto your
honor represents that Nimrod Washington Sherly a resident of
this county is idiotic and has a guardian as such in Lowndes
Co but it is desirable that he remain with your petitioner in
this county [ ] is his brother, your petitioner further represents
that sd Nimrod Washington Sherly is possessed of some property
supposed to amount to $4000....<s> Harrison Sherly. - Lowndes
Co Probate file #300
children (by Mary Ramsey):
3(xii). Mahulda Shirley She married William Mann. They
lived in Lowndes Co MS at the time of the probate of father Joshua
Shirley's estate. Living in Choctaw Co MS at time of brother
Joshua's estate probate in 1863
3(xiii). Nancy Shirley She married Martin Spruell.
They were non-residents of Mississippi at the time of the probate
of father Joshua Shirley's estate
3(xiv) Richard William Shirley born 1836 AL
(child by 2nd wife); Living with parents in the 1850 Fayette
Co census, age 14;He was living in Clay Co. MS in 1880 census
married Victoria E. Storey Aug 27, 1857 Lowndes
children in 1880 census
4(i). Luther N. Shirley born 1866 MS
4(ii). William Shirley born 1871 MS
4(iii). Luellen Shirley born 1874 MS
4(iv). Hillery Shirley born 1877 MS
4(v). Caroline Shirley born 1879 MS
3(xv) Joshua R. Shirley Jr. born 1840 AL (child by
2nd wife); living with parents in 1850 Fayette Co census, age
10. Living in his brother Gabriel Shirley's household in 1860
Lowdnes Co MS census, age 19. He was a corporal in the CSA 48th
Mississippi Infantry in the Civil War. Killed 17 September 1862
at the battle of Sharpsburg Maryland. His estate was probated
in Lowndes Co Mississppi in 1863, age about 23.
married Sarah A ______ named as the widow of Joshua R Shirley
in his 1863 estate settlement
no children (as per estate record)