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  Nimrod Shirley
born about 1785 in South Carolina, Lived Barren Co KY, Hamilton Co IL
   
 

This family is very likely related to Moses Shirley Branch 9, both possibly the sons of James Shirley Branch 8.

Nimrod Shirley born about 1785, but age 53 in 1850 census, born South Carolina. Lived in Barren Co KY in 1810 census, in White County Illinois in 1818 and 1820 and then Hamilton Co IL in 1830, 1840 and 1850 census. He died between 1855 and 1860.

married Elizabeth "Betsy" Dale on 7 September 1807 in Barren Co KY. She was born about 1790, but listed as age 50 in 1850 census [sic]

1807 Marriage Nimrod Shirley to Betsey Dale, Sept. 7, 1807 Sur: William Shirley Md: Sept. 7, 1807 by Thomas Skaggs

Known children:

1(i). Capt. Tilman Shirley born about 1827 in Illinois, age 23 in 1850 census. He was married and living in Franklin Co IL in 1860. Living in Hamilton Co IL with wife Eliza in 1880 census, age 52.

History of the Fortieth Illinois Volunteer Infantry. - Capt. TILLMAN SHIRLEY resided in McLeansborough, IL., was born in Hamilton county, IL was by profession a " farmer." The captain was a man possessing many good, amiable qualties, and was a number one officer, always ready for and prompt in the discharge of his duties. He was a man of good moral principles, ever ready to vindicate the great principles of genuine morality. He was a faithful soldier during his stay in the army. In the engagement with the enemy, on the 6th and 7th of April, 1862, at Shiloh, he received a wound in the hand, which rendered him unable to perform duty. After having received good treatment for some time, he returned to the regiment at Memphis in the following summer ; but being unfit for further service, was honorably discharged on the 29th day of October, 1862.

married Eliza McClain on 27 November 1859 in Franklin Co IL

married 2) Sarah E Cochrum on 4 February 1875 in Franklin Co IL

children:

2(i). Sarah W Shirley born about 1849, age 11 in 1860 census

2(ii). John Shirley born about 1851, age 9 in 1860 census

2(iii). Fannie Shirley born about 1862 in Illinois, age 8 in 1870 census

2(iv). Kati Shirley born about 1864 in Illinois, age 6 in 1870 census

1(ii). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1826 in Illinois, age 24 in 1850 census

1(iii). Moses Shirley born 7 June 1832 in Illinois. Living with son John Shirley in 1900 census, age 67. He died 28 May 1905 in Franklin Co IL. Buried Knob Prairie Cemetery, Akin Franklin Co IL

married Matilda McLean

children: (only child)

2(i). John Wilburn Shirley born 6 November 1859 in Franklin Co IL. Age 20 in parents' household in 1880 census. He died 17 December 1931 at Macedonia Franklin Co IL

married Nancy Elizabeth Perry

Theorized children:

1(iv). Margaret Shirley She married Leroy Perry on 28 November 1826 in Hamilton Co IL

1(v). Reuben Shirley born about 1815 in Kentucky, age 35 in 1850 census

Ancestor of DNA participant 60659

married Martha Anderson on 13 December 1838 in Hamilton Co IL

children:

2(i). Lydia Shirley born about 1840 in Illinois, age 10 in 1850 census

2(ii). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1842 in Illinois, age 8 in 1850 census She married Benjamin Smith on 24 Jan 1860 in Hamilton Co IL

2(iii). Moses Shirley born 9 November 1846 in Illinois, age 2 in 1850 census. He died 3 April 1924 at Oriel, Wayne Illinois blacksmith and farmer. Buried Crouch Cemetery Belle Prairie City Hamilton Co IL

2(iv). Nimrod Shirley born 8 December 1850 in Illinois, age 10 in 1860 census. He died 21 August 1929 Benton, Franklin Co Illinois. Buried Antioch Cemetery.

married Mary Emily Page

2(v). Hester Shirley born about 1852 in Illinois, age 8 in 1860 census. She married Garrett Trammell on 30 Jun 1860 in Hamilton Co IL

2(vi). Sarah Shirley born 23 Feb 1856 Franklin County. She died 16 Sep 1945 age 89 Christopher, Franklin County. Buried Macedonia, Hamilton County at Antioch Cemetery. She married Noah Page

2(vii). Malissa J Shirley born about 1859 in Illinois, age 1 in 1860 census

2(viii). Jarvis Jefferson Shirley born about 1862 in Hamilton Co IL

married Sarah Irby in 1885

1(vi). Leana Shirley. She married Phillip Adair on 2 October 1829 in Hamilton Co IL

1(vii). Sally Shirley. She married james R Scribner on 24 November 1836 in Hamilton Co IL

1(viii). Russell Shirley born 3 January 1822 in Illinois, age 28 in 1850 census. He died on 21 January 1869. Buried at Ten Mile Cemetery, Hamilton Co IL

married Gincy Ann Allen, daughter of Josiah Allen on 21 January 1838 in Hamilton Co IL

children:

2(i). Mary Shirley born about 1840 in Illinois, age 10 in 1850 census

2(ii). Elizabeth Shirley born about 1842 in Illinois, age 8 in 1850 census

2(iii). William Bright Shirley born about 1843 in Illinois, age 7 in 1850 census

2(iv). Parthena C. Shirley born about 1848 in Illinois, age 2 in 1850 census

2(v). Sarah M. Shirley born 10 May 1849; She died 19 July 1915 Jefferson Co, IL Buried Smith's Cemetery, Bonnie, Jefferson Co, IL. She married Goldman Lafayette Lovan on 5 May 1868 in Jefferson Co IL

 


Census Analysis for the family of Nimrod Shirley

 HH Barren KY
1810 
White IL
1820
Hamilton IL
1830
Hamilton IL
1840
Hamilton IL
1850
Theory
Nimrod  age 16-25 HH age 26-45 HH age 40-50 HH age 50-60 HH Nimrod age ?53  born ~ 1785 d 1855-60
Female  age 16-25 age 16-25 age 30-40 age 40-50 Eliz. age ?50 born ~ 1790
Female  age 0-10 ..  ..  ..  ..  ..
Female  age 0-10 age 10-16   ..  ..  .. Margaret mar. 1829 
Male   .. age 0-10  ..  ..  ..  ..
Male   .. age 0-10  age 15-20   ..  .. Reuben 20-30 in 1840 
Female   .. age 0-10 age 15-20   ..  .. Sally mar. 1836 
Female   .. age 0-10  ..  ..  .. Leana mar. 1829 
Male   ..  .. age 5-10   ..  .. Russell 15-20 in 1840 
Male   ..  .. age 5-10 age 15-20   ..  ..
Male   ..  .. age 0-5  ..  ..  ..
Male   ..  .. age 0-5 age 10-15  Tillman age 23  born ~ 1827 
Male   ..  ..  .. age 5-10   ..  ..
Male   ..  ..  .. age 5-10  Moses age 17  born ~ 1833
Female   ..  ..  .. age 5-10   ..  ..

   


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