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1(ix). Dr. George Yates Shirley born March 12, 1804 likely in Spotsylvania Co VA ; He lived in Jacksonville, Morgan Co IL in the 1850 census, occupation: dentist; In 1860 he was listed as a physician; He appears in the 1865 state census, age 50-60; He died in Jacksonville IL _____

Morgan Co IL Probate: Died Intestate - SHIRLEY, George Y. Probate: 10 Feb 1870 Admin: Henry B Shirley

married 1) Evaline Gorin on 17 September 1829 at Barren Co KY. She apparently died before 1850 "after giving birth to one or more children" (Glasgow Weekly Times 1870s pp129-130)

married 2) Emily Brown at Jacksonville, IL; she was born Philadelphia, PA.

Children born Jacksonville, IL:

2(i). George Yates Shirley, Jr. born about 1836 IL; He was living in parents' 1850 household, age 14. In 1860 he is single and living with the John Posey family in Jacksonville Morgan Co IL, farm laborer. Nothing more known

2(ii). Dr. Henry B. Shirley, born about 1842 IL; He was living in parents' 1850 household, age 8 and 1860 household, age 17, student. Living in the JJ Bates household in Whitehall Greene Co IL 1870 census, age 28, single, occupation: physician; Living in Whitehall, Greene Co IL in 1880, occupation: physician. He was registered to vote in 1896 in Carlsbad, San Diego, California; Shirleys of California

married Susan E. Peters on 9 February 1871 in Greene Co IL


3(i). Lina G. Shirley, a spinster; (confused with her aunt Lina?)

3(ii, iii, iv) three children died in infancy;

3(v). Frank Shirley

married Bernice A. Gray, b. California


4(i). Barbara G. Shirley

4(ii). Howard Erle Shirley.

2(ii). Evaline (Lina) G. Shirley, born about 1844 IL; iving in family's 1850 household, age 6 and in 1860 age 16; died a spinster.

2(iii). Howard B. Shirley born about 1847 IL; living in family's 1860 household, age 13; nothing more found

2(iv). J. M. Shirley (male) born about 1849; living in the family's 1850 household, age 1. Not in 1860 household, likely died young.

2(iv). Mary Shirley born about 1851 IL; living in family's 1860 household, age 9; married William E. Bridges.

2(iv). Edwin K. Shirley born about 1855 IL; living in family's 1860 household, age 5; Living with his brother Henry in the 1880 census, age 25, single

married Anna L.White on 23 April 1882 at White Hall, Greene Co IL.


3(i). Henry Shirley (he had two children: Evelyn, Anna)

3(ii). Albert Shirley.

2(v). Helen Shirley born about 1855 IL; living in family's 1860 household, age 5; She married W. G. White, brother of Anna.


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