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The William Stubley Shirley
Family Groupings of Georgia

MISC INFORMATION FOR THIS BRANCH

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Numerous pedigrees of this family found on the internet are potentially very wrong. This page attempts to sort through the various families connected to the William Stubley Shurley family of Colonial Georgia. Please help. Send your comments

Under Review

Shurley Brothers named in 'Early Southern Families'

brothers

1. Edward Shirley - born about 1730s presumably in Ireland or Scotland; He is named as a brother in E.S.F.

2. James
Shirley - born about 1730s presumably in Ireland or Scotland; He is named as a brother in E.S.F

4. John Shirley - born about 1730s presumably in Ireland or Scotland; He is named as a brother in E.S.F

5. Richard Shirley - born about 1730s presumably in Ireland or Scotland; He is named as a brother in E.S.F

6. William Stubley Shirley, born 1732 in Ireland or Scotland; He died June 3, 1799 Jones Co GA, Jones county does not exist in 1799

According to the book "Eight Southern Families" William Stubley was born in Ireland in 1732. (Another source says Scotland). He came to America with brothers Edward, James, John and Richard settling in Augusta Co. VA. From there they separated, one going to Kentucky and another to South Carolina. Later Edward, James, John and William settled in GA  about 1775. William served as a private in GA troops in the Revolution and was granted 250 acres at the Ford of McBeans Swamp, 140 acres at Chickasaw Old Path, 200 acres each in the Parish of St. Paul and St. George in Georgia.  

DNA matches the family of Richard Shirley Branch 1 of Laurens Co SC Editor: I believe some of the Georgia Shirleys shown in this lineage may be children of Richard Shirley of Laurens Co SC, not his brother William Stubley Shirley Sr of this branch and who appears in Richmond Co GA in 1766

1755 - Orange Co NC Tax List - William Stutley Shurley 1 poll, 0 blacks

1766 - Georgia - Read a petition of William Shirley he has been in Province about 10 years had no land granted him and was desirous to obtain land for cultivation having a wife and 5 children praying that 250 acres at the Ford of McBean’s Swamp whereon he was settled and 150 acres at the Chicasaw Old Path where it crosses McBean includeing Kelly’s improvement and to run on both sides of said swamp [250 acres granted by the governor]

1768 - Anson Co NC - Jan 13, 1768 William Stoutley Sherley of St. Paul' Parish, Providence of Georgia, to Micajah Pickett Jr., of the waters of Craven County South Carolina, for 20 pounds, tract on northeast side of Peedee River to west side of Cartledge's Creek, granted to him April 1762. (no acreage given). Isom, Eliz. Picket and John Sutton. Proved by Eliz Pickett. Deed Bk H-1, p. 205

1779 Complaint to Board by William Stubley Shirley …[he] was plundered of a considerable part of his property by persons now inhabitants of South Carolina and forcibly detained him in South Carolina….[Board] recommends that South Carolina assist Shirley in recovery.

m. Elizabeth____ . 


Under Review
Shurley family pedigree found in 'Roster of Revolutionary War Soldiers in Georgia, Vol 3'

1. Richard Shirley (father of William Stubley Shirley); He "came with his brother William from Augusta Co VA and settled in Ga"

married _________

children:

2(i). William Stubley Shirley, Jr. born Aug 31, 1757 (source: his son Richard Charles Shurley bible); He served as a privatein the 2nd Company Col. Robert Middleton's Georgia troops; Taxed in Warren Co GA for 300 acres in 1794; Participated in the 1805 GA land lottery from Warren Co GA; He died 10 Oct 1833 in GA; Supposedly buried on his farm near Macon Bibb County Georgia

Note: In 1933, Mrs Vance Rankin applied to the US government for military headstones for both Wm S Shirley (above) and Richard Charles Shirley (b. and d correct below). Her application cites the correct birth date for William, but identifies a very curious death date 3 June 1789. Was her application in error, or are we talking about a different pair of Williams and Richards?

married  Elizabeth Maxwell Jan 20, 1780 Washington Co. GA born Feb 7, 1762 Washington Co. GA and died May 9, 1807.

children:
3(i). Richard Charles Shirley b. Sept 25, 1781; Participated in the 1805 GA land lottery from Warren Co GA; Sold his 50 acres of land in Warren Co October 1806; Resident of Hancock Co GA in 1807 when he drew land in Baldwin Co GA (later located in Jones Co); Named in an 1808 Jones Co GA court record with brothers Thomas Shurley and Edward Shurley. Purchased 50 acres on Walnut Creek in Jones Co from John Brooks in 1811; Living in Jones Co GA in 1820 census; He died Oct 10, 1833 Jones Co. GA 

married 1) Sarah Brooks Aug 5, 1804 Jones Co. GA. She was born Dec 5, 1787, daughter of John Brooks. She died Dec 5, 1824 Jones Co. GA.

married 2) Phoebe Nancy Porter Oct 26, 1826 Jones Co. GA, sister of Uriah Porter

3(ii). James Shirley born about 1783 (Triplets) corporal, 2d Regiment (Jenkin's) Georgia Volunteers and Militia, War of 1812 from Wilkes Co GA; Nothing more known.

3(iii). John Shirley born about 1783 (triplets); Nothing more known.

3(iv). Samuel Shirley born about 1783 (triplets); corporal, 2d Regiment (Jenkin's) Georgia Volunteers and Militia, War of 1812 from Wilkes Co GA; Nothing more known.

3(v). Edward Shirley born about 1788 GA; named in an 1808 Jones Co GA court record with ?brothers Richard Shurley and Thomas Shurley. Moved to Crawford Co. GA; private, 2d Regiment (Jenkin's) Georgia Volunteers and Militia, War of 1812 from Wilkes Co GA

married Elizabeth ___ b. ca. 1794 GA in 1850 census)

3(vi). Mahaley Shirley born about 1785 ('Roster' source says she married Parker, but this marriage did not take place until 1832 in Warren Co GA, and is likely referring to another person, so is this source accurate?)

3(vii). Mary Shirley born about 1786. Nothing more know.

3(viii). William Stubley Shirley b. June 8, 1790 (twin)  Spartanburg Co. SC d. 1867 Echols Co. GA They lived Warren, Lowndes and Echols Co. GA Note: there is another William S. Shirley who appears in nearby Jefferson Co GA 1820 census age about 30, with family.

married Jane ____, 1795 d. 1869 Echols Co. GA.

3(x).Elizabeth Shirley b. ca. June 8, 1790 (twin) Wilkinson, GA m. Samuel P. Andrews Nov 20, 1820 Wilkinson GA, born Oct 8, 1793 Sumter Co. SC died Dec 1877 Clinton, DeWitt, Texas.


2012 Update - My working pedigree for the Richard Shirley family of Jones Co GA. I have high confidence that the following is correct. - Ed.

Richard Shirley born between 1775 and 1794 according to the 1820 Jones Co GA census. His is a taxable adult in the 1811 Jones Co tax list. He was living in Phillips Dist, Jones County when he drew land in Monroe (later Bibb Co) in the 1821 GA lottery. His inventory and estate were administered beginning in July 1828 in Jones Co GA. Two minor sons, Aaron and Nathaniel were assigned guardians by the court. (The Richard Charles Shirley bible fixes his death at 1833, but this date is clearly wrong)

1820 Jones Co census - Richard Shurley 200010 - 03010 (b 1775-1794, age 26-45

married 1) _______ about 1800; she was born 1775-1794 and must have died before 1826.

Shirley bible: Richard C. Sherley, married Sarah Brooks, daughter of John Hanna Brooks, Jones County, Ga., August 5, 1804. Jones County was not formed until 1807

Shirley bible: Sarah Brooks Sherley, born Dec. 5, 1787, died Dec. 2, 1824.

married 2) Nancy Porter 26 Oct 1826 in Jones Co GA

Jones County Marriages: 26 October 1826 Richard Shirly married Nancy Porter

children: (1820 census profile)

1. Female (b 1804-1810) Phoebe Shirley; she married Uriah Porter on 12 Dec 1823 in Jones County. Uriah was one of the administrators of Richard Shirley's estate and guardian of Aaron Shirley

2. Female (b 1804-1810) Eliza Shirley; she married John Gailand Brown on 19 May 1825 in Jones County. John G. was appointed guardian of Nathaniel Shirley. The Richard Charles Shirley bible (who the bible says died 1833) says this Eliza Shirley Brown is his daughter

3. Female (b 1804-1810) Lidia Shirley; she married Barnet Haws on 20 Aug 1828. Barnet was one of the main buyers at the estate sale of Richard Shirley and a bondsman for the guardianship of Nathaniel Shirley

4. Male (b 1810-1820) Nathaniel Shirley a minor child of Richard Shirley as late as 1834 when John G. Brown was appointed his guardian w.r.t. the estate settlement

5. Male (b 1810-1820) Aaron Shirley a minor child of Richard Shirley as early as 1830 when P W Owens was appointed his guardian w.r.t the estate settlement, and apparently as late as 1838 (?) when Uriah Porter was appointed guardian.

(since Richard Shirley died before 1828, then this list should be complete - otherwise additional guardianships would have been appointed for children born after 1820. Only Nathaniel and Aaron appear in county guardianship books. Richard Charles Shirley's bible only follows Eliza Shirley and the John Gailand Brown pedigree. It does not identify her siblings therefore does not conflict with the above list of brothers and sisters)


Pedigree created 2012

William Shurley of Warren Co GA (d 1841)

1. William Shurley Jr born 1770-1780. named as 'Jr.' in 1805 Warren Co land lottery (53 acres). Census profile clearly shows he is the correct William Shurley living in Warren Co GA in 1820. Warren Co in 1830 and Jones Dist in 1840 census (ae 60-70, living next to son Edward Shurley, ae 30-40); He died 1841 in Warren Co GA

1841 LW&T of William Shurley of Warren County...all estate to wife Elizabeth Shurley and at her death to be equally divided amongst all my children to wit, Edward Shurley, Mahaley Parker wife of Samuel Parker, Charles Shurley, Nathan Shurley, Thomas Shurley, Nathaniel Shurley, Mary Shurley, William Shurley, and Elizabeth Shurley...sons Edward and Thomas executors...10 Oct 1841.. William Shurley (seal). Wit: charles Raley, W. M. Bales and Adam Jones J.I.C. Proven 3 May 1841. Rec 5 May 1841

married Elizabeth __________; She was born about 1788; living in Warren Co GA in 1850 census; She apparently died before 1860 census

children:

2(i). Edward Shurley born 1805-10 (1820 father's census); 1st Lieut in the Warren Co militia Oct 21 1830 - May 4 1836. living in Jones Dist. Warren Co GA in 1840 census; named in his father's 1841 will. He died prior to the 1850 census, likely the person who died Sept 1849 and listed in the 1850 Warren Co mortality schedule. Shurleys of Warren County GA

Edmond Shurley , age 46, married; died Sept; farmer; Typhoid; 12 days ill (1850 mortality)

married Katherine Griffin on 1 Dec 1832 in Warren Co GA; She was born 3 Nov 1815; Living in Warren Co GA in 1850 census without husband; "Mrs Shurly" in the 1860 census, Goose Pond District; Living with son William Shurley in 1870; She died Feb 1891, buried Elim Cemetery in Warren Co.

children:

3(i). Jasper G. Shurley born about 1833 GA; living with mother in 1850 Warren Co GA census. In 1860 he is living in Ricketson's district in Warren Co Ga with his new family. He apparantly died during the Civil War, 3 Nov 1862 in Dalton, Whitfield, Georgia.

married Jane Aldred 4 Apr 1854 in Warren Co GA; she was age 25 in 1860

children:

4(i). Nancy Shurley age 4 in the 1860 Warren Co GA census

4(ii). Catherine Shurley age 3 in the 1860 Warren Co GA census

4(iii). Dora Shurley age 9/12 in the 1860 Warren Co GA census

3(ii). Rufus M. Shurley born about 1834 GA; living with mother in 1850 Warren Co GA census and working as a carpenter in the household of Thomas Pilcher in 1860. He was 26. Living in the Barnett PO area in 1870 with new family, farmer. Living in Warrenton in 1880, carpenter.

married Harriet A (Katie) Littleton 23 January 1866 in Warren Co; She was listed as a storekeeper in the family 1880 census.

children:

4(i). William Shurley age 10 in the 1870 Warren Co GA census; Not living with family in 1880, but likely the "W. Edward Shurley, nephew, age 18" living with uncle Marshall Shurley in 1880 census (No doubt son of Harriet Littleton and Henry W. Shurley)

4(ii). Mathew N Shurley age 7 in the 1870 Warren Co GA census; not living in family 1880 household but likely the "Mathi, age 17 nephew" who is living with his uncle William F. Shurley in that census. (No doubt son of Harriet Littleton and Henry W. Shurley)

4(iii). Sally Shurley age 3 in the 1870 Warren Co GA census; age 13 in 1880

4(iv). Mary Lou Shurley age 2 in the 1870 Warren Co GA census; age 11 in 1880

4(v). Walter H. Shurley age 7 in 1880 Warren Co GA census

4(vi). Cary D. Shurley age 5 in the 1880 Warren Co GA census

4(vii). Robert M Shurley age 5 in the 1880 Warren Co GA census

3(iii). Henry W. Shurley born about 1838 GA; living with mother in 1850 Warren Co GA census. In 1860 he is living with the William Littleton family at the Warrenton PO as a farm laborer, age 22. Enlisted in the CSA army on 4 Mar 1862. 2nd Lieutenant, C.S.A., Co B, 48th Rgt, GA Infantry. Died while at home on sick furlough.

married Harriet Ann Matilda Littleton; on 11 Apr 1860 in Warren Co GA. She was born 27 July 1842 in Warrenton, Warren, GA (source: Phillips family bible)

children:

4(i). William E. Shurley born 10 March 1861 in Warren Co., GA

4(ii). Matthew H. Shurley born 23 December 1862 in Warren Co., GA

3(iv). Marshall Hume Shurley born about 1839 GA; living with mother in 1850 Warren Co GA census; living alone as a farmer in Barnett PO in Warren Co in 1870 census; He left a will made on 22 July 1886 and probated on 2 Aug 1886 in Warren County, Georgia. Living in Norwood, Warren Co in 1880 census. (Ga archives card file says b July 7, 1830 - d July 23, 1886)

married Fanny Barksdale 9 Feb 1871 at Warren Co GA

children:

4(i). William E Shurley age 7 in the 1880 Warren Co census

4(ii). Eria C Shurley age 6 (f) in the 1880 Warren Co census

4(iii). Charles M Shurley age 2 in the 1880 Warren Co census

3(v). Thomas Newton Shurley born Jan 19, 1841 GA; living with mother in 1850 Warren Co GA census. Pvt. 48th GA Regt CSA; Living in Warrenton, Warren Co GA in 1880 census, with family. Died Oct 16, 1898. (source for birth/death date: GA archive card files)

married Mary A. Elizabeth ____ on Jan 6 1870; She was born Oct 29 1837, died Dec 19 1918.

children:

4(i). John H. Shurley age 9 in the 1880 Warren Co census

4(ii). Edmon T Shurley age 7 in the 1880 Warren Co census

4(iii). Wm L. Shurley age 6 in the 1880 Warren Co census

4(iv). Stephen F Shurley age 3 in the 1880 Warren Co census

3(vi). James L. Shurley born 9 Apr 1842 GA; living with mother in 1850 Warren Co GA census.Working as a farm laborer in the N.A. Wicker 1860 household in Warrenton PO; He died 25 Jul 1865, age 23; buried at Elim Baptist Church,Warrenton,Warren Co GA

3(vii). William F. Shurley born 9 Apr 1842 GA; living with mother in 1850 Warren Co GA census. Living with his mother in 1860 in Warren Co GA; living in Barnett PO in Warren Co in 1870 (no children) and also in that county in 1880 census with family, age 38; He died Jun. 17, 1909; buried Elim Cemetery in Warren Co GA

married Elizabeth C. Adams

children:

4(i). Annie Shurley age 8 in 1880 Warren Co GA census

4(ii). Minnie Shurley age 7 in 1880 Warren Co GA census

4(iii). Willie Shurley age 5 (f) in 1880 Warren Co GA census

4(iv). Rosy Shurley age 3 in 1880 Warren Co GA census

4(v). Jake Shurley age 1 in 1880 Warren Co GA census

3(viii). John Shurley age 10 in his mother's 1860 Warren Co GA census household (older than sister Amanda, age 9)

3(ix). Martha Amanda Shurley; born 9 Feb 1849; She was living with her mother in Warren Co GA in 1860; She married B. A Johnson, She died 27 Nov 1924 at Waycross, Ware Co GA, age 75, 9 mos, 19 days (death cert lists her parents names)

2(ii). Mahaley Shurley named in her father's 1841 will; married Samuel Parker 29 Nov 1832 in Warren Co GA

2(iii). Charles Shurley born about 1810 GA; named in his father's 1841 will. Living in Warren Co GA 1840, 1850 with 7 slaves, and living Ricketsons, Warren Co in 1860 census. Shurleys of Warren County GA

married Rebecca Kitchens on 10 Oct 1838 in Warren Co GA; born about 1824 (1860 census)

children:

3(i). Henry C. Shurley born about 1840 in Warren Co GA; in family 1860 census

3(ii). William C. Shurley born about 1845 in Warren Co GA; in family 1860 census

3(iii). George W. Shurley born about 1853 in Warren Co GA; in family 1860 census; He died 27 Jun 1922 in Warren Co GA

married Elizabeth M Dye on 20 Apr 1876 in Warren Co GA

3(iv). Mary Shurley born about 1856 in Warren Co GA; in family 1860 census

2(iv). Nathan Shurley born about 1812; living in mother's household in 1850 census, age 38. Living with siblings Thomas and Mary in McCrarys Warren Co GA in 1860, age 50, single. Not living with siblings in 1870 census (?dead)

2(v). Thomas Shurley born about 1816; living in mother's household in 1850 census, age 34. Living with siblings Nathan and Mary in McCrarys Warren Co GA in 1860, age 45, single; Still living with sister Mary (Polly) in 1870 Warren Co census, age 54, but brother Nathan is not in the household. Two young girls, Peace Shurly (age 13) and Grace Shurly (age 12) are also living with Thomas. He and sister Polly are both living in the household of William Dye (widower) "brother-in-law" in 1880.

2(vi). Nathaniel Shurley born about 1821; named in his father's 1841 will. Died June 1849 at Warren Co GA, age 28

Nathaniel Shurley, age 28; not married; died June; Mechanic; Typhoid; 15 days ill (1850 mortality)

2(vii). Mary Shurley born about 1820; named in her father's 1841 will; Living with siblings Thomas and Nathan in McCrarys Warren Co GA in 1860, age 40, single; Living with brother Thomas Shurley in 1870 census, age 52 and both are living in the household of William Dye (widower) "brother-in-law" in 1880.

2(viii). William Shurley Jr born about 1823; named in his father's 1841 will. Died July 1849 at Warren Co GA, age 26.

William Shurley, age 26, not married; died July; Mechanic; Typhoid; 16 days ill (1850 mortality)

2(ix). Elizabeth Shurley named in her father's 1841 will; She married Richard Dye 9 Feb 1847 at Warren Co GA; She died prior to 1880 census ("William" Dye was named brother-in-law of brother Thomas and sister Polly in the 1880 census)


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Shirleys of Lowndes Co GA

the following is from earlier published family pedigrees which is under review, with my census work at the end

William ?Stubley Shirley b. June 8, 1790 (Twin)  Spartanburg Co. SC; Supposedly died 1867 Echols Co. GA but more likely he died before the 1860 census when his wife was living alone; Long time published pedigree claim they lived Warren (not correct), Lowndes 1830, 40 and 50; and then Echols Co. GA where they died; Note: there is another William S. Shirley who appears in nearby Jefferson Co GA 1820 census age about 30, with family. They are not the same.

married Jane ____, b 1790-95; Living with daughter Polly in the Wetherington household in 1860 Lowndes Co census; Supposedly, she d. 1869 Echols Co. GA.

Known Children:

3(i). Thomas Shirley b. 1813  SC; He is enumerated in the 1835 Lowndes Co GA tax list. He was living in Columbia Co Florida in 1850; He died 1858 Shirleys of Florida

married Fannie _____ probably before 1835.

3(ii). Margaret Shirley b. 1815 SC d. 1900 Lowndes Co. GA, m. Wm. Wetherington 1836 Lowndes Co. GA born 1818 Colleton Dist SC d. 1900 Lowndes Co. GA

3(iii). Amelia "Millie" Shirley b. 1820 SC m. Wm Johnson 1838 (lived Lowndes & Clinch Co. GA); Pioneers of Wiregrass Vol 2 "William Johnson was born in South Carolina and came to Ga with Shirley(Sherley) family" So did the Shirley family move to Georgia late, not part of the Wm Stubley family, but maybe part of the Laurens Co SC family?

3(iv). Jesse G. Shirley b. 1823; Lived in Clinch Co GA in 1860 census in Davis household; He died 1864 C.S.A army,

married Ann ___

children:

4(i). Betsey Ann Shirley born about 1850, age 10 in 1860 Clinch Co census

4(ii). Thomas Shirley born about 1852, age 8 in 1860 Clinch Co census

4(iii). William R Shirley born about 1854 age 6 in 1860 Clinch Co census

4(iv). Martha J. Shirley born about 1858, age 2 in 1860 Clinch Co census

3(v). Pollie Shirley b. 1828 GA; living with her sister Margaret's in-law relations in 1860 Lowndes Co census age 32; d. single

3(vi). William Shirley b. 1831; Living in Clinch Co Ga in 1860; Dead by 1870 census

married Martha B. Clemmons; born about 1831 GA; living with the Lancaster family in Clinch Co GA in 1870

children:

4(i). Thomas B Shirley born about 1856 in GA; living with mother in 1870 Clinch Co GA census, age 14

4(ii). Mary Shirley born about 1858 in GA; living with mother in 1870 Clinch Co GA census, age 12

  1830 Census 1840 Census Family Group
Male  b 1780-1790 (age 40) b 1780-1790 (age 50) William Shirley b 1790
Female b 1780-1790 (age 40) b 1780-1790 (age 50) wife Jane b 1790
Male b 1810-1815 gone  son Thomas b 1813 
Female b 1810-1815 gone   
Female b 1810-1815 gone dau Amelia b 1820 
Male b 1820-1825 gone
Female b 1820-1825 b 1820-1825  dau Mary b 1828
Female b 1820-1825 gone   
Male b 1825-1830 b 1820-1825  son Jesse G. b 1827
Male  b 1825-1830 b 1825-1830 son William b 1830 

*He may be the William Shearly who is found in 1820 Wilkes Co Ga census (need to find a better census image). He is not the William S. Shirley who appears in the 1820 Jefferson Co GA census, and living in Jefferson Co and Sumter Co GA thereafter.


Pedigree created 2012

Shirleys of Jefferson and Sumter Co GA

William Shirley of Richmond/Burke Co GA

wife Elizabeth ______. Elizabeth Shurley was granted 200 acres in Jefferson Co on Deep Creek (should be Dry Creek) in 1796. T

1772 Richmond Co GA - William Shirley with dower by his wife, Elizabeth, of St. Paul Parish, a deed signed April 9, 1772 to Francis Stringer, 100 acres on McBean Creek. Wit. Deverix Jarrett and Joseph Bell.

children:

1. ?Reuben Shirley He apparently held Elizabeth Shirley's 200 acres of land on Dry Creek Jefferson Co GA in 1806, granted to him by 'E. Shurley'. Reuben disappears from Jefferson Co records after 1805/6

2. William S. Shurley He is possibly holding Reuben Shirley's 200 acres in 1812 when he is taxed on 200 acres on Dry Creek in Jefferson Co and also 115 acres on McBean's Creek in Burke county (which may have been the 115 ac on McBean's Cr in Burke Co granted to Martin Shirley in 1785. The grantor of both tracts to William Shirley of Jefferson Co was "Sherly".

1820 Jefferson Co Census - William S. Shurley 010010 - 41010; (born 1775-1794) slaves: 2m -14, 1m 14-26, 1f 26-45

1830 Jefferson Co Census - Shearly, William S. 0100001000000 - 1122010000000 (age 40-50, b 1780 - 1790)

1840 Sumter Co Census -

W.S. Shirly 0010000100000 - 0110210000000 (no slaves)
1 male 50-60, (born 1780-90)
1 male 10-15 (born 1825-30)
1 female 30-40,
2 female 20-30,
1 female 10-15,
1 female 5-10.

   1820 Jefferson 1830 Jefferson 1840 Sumter Family
Male  age 26-45 age 40-50 age 50-60 William S. Shirley b 1780-90
Female age 26-45 age 30-40 gone (age 46-50) wife Frances Gillam b 1790-94
Female age 30-40 ?2nd wife or census error
Male age 10-16 gone (age 20-26)   son b 1804-1810
Female age 10-16 gone (age 20-26)   dau b 1804-1810
Female age 0-10 age 15-20 gone (age 25-30)  dau b 1810-1815
Female age 0-10 age 15-20 gone (age 25-30) dau b 1810-1815
Female age 0-10 age 10-15 age 20-30  dau b 1815-1820
Female age 0-10 age 10-15 age 20-30 dau b 1815-1820
Female   age 5-10 gone (age 15-20) dau b 1820-1825
Male   age 5-10 age 15-20 son b 1820-1825
Female   age 5-10 age 15-20  dau b 1820-1825
Female      age 5-10 dau b 1830-1835

10 Jan 1809 William S. Shurley married Frances Gilliam in Jefferson Co
09 Apr 1835 Rebecca Shirley married Hardy Meadows in Jefferson Co
23 Aug 1838 Susannah C. Shirley married Samuel L. Parsons in Jefferson Co


Stray: Charles Shurley of Bibb Co GA

Charles Shirley b. ca. 1755 - a Charles Shurley, age 60-70 is living in Bibb Co GA in 1830 census.


Stray: Thomas Shirley of Jones Co GA

Thomas Shirley ca. 1787; named in an 1808 and 1811 Jones Co GA court record with Richard Shurley and Edward Shurley regarding the estate of John Brooks, dec'd. Not found in 1820 census for any state. Nothing more known


Stray: Edward Shurley of Warren, Jones and Crawford Co GA

Edward Shurley taxed for 200 acres in Warren Co GA in 1794. Participated in the 1805 GA land lottery from Warren Co GA; member of the Long Creek Baptist Church with wife in Warren Co GA in 1806. He next appears in the 1816 Jones Co GA tax list as "senior" and found in the 1820 Jones Co census (born bef 1775). He is a resident of Jones Co in 1820 when he successfully drew land in Rabun Co GA as a Revolutionary War soldier. He next appears as a resident of Crawford Co in 1827 when he successfully drew land in Coweta Co GA as a Revolutionary War soldier. He does not appear in any census record for 1830.

married Keziah ___________


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Aaron Shurley of Crawford Co GA. born about 1794 in GA; He first appears in the 1820 Jones Co GA census married with 2 young sons in the household; In 1830, he appears in Crawford Co GA with many other Shurleys who were found earlier in the 1820 Jones Co census; A check of Crawford Co land indexes show most transactions in that county by Aaron. In the 1840 tax record, he is taxed with over 400 acres in Crawford Co and land also in Baker and Coweta counties in Georgia; He is listed with family in the Crawford Co census in 1850 and in the Knoxville District of Crawford Co in 1860. His will was written 16 Apr 1863 and probated 6 Apr 1868 in Crawford Co GA. (Where did I get the dates for a will. I didn't find this will in Crawford Co Will Books, maybe a loose record? His inventory was recorded much later in 1880)

married Nancy Beard Jan 31, 1817 in Jones Co. GA; Her estate was probated 5 June 1877 in Crawford Co GA

children: (as shown in the 1850 census household)

2(i). Keziah Shurley born about 1824 GA; living with parents in 1860 census, age 33

2(ii). Caroline F. Shurley born about 1828 GA; living with parents in 1860 census, age 26

2(iii). John Shurley born about 1827 GA; not living with parents in 1860

2(iv). A. A. Shurley born about 1831 GA; not living with parents in 1860

2(v). [?Sarah] Mariah Shurley born about 1833 GA; listed as Sarah M Shurley in her parents' 1860 census, age 22

2(vi). Nathaniel Shurley born about 1835 GA; living with parents in 1860 census, age 24; He is not found after 1860 census.

2(vii). Virginia Shurley born about 1839 GA; living with parents in 1860 census, age 19; Her marriage to Moses Mathews was announced in an area newspaper (LF) on 11 Aug 1861.


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Edward Shurley of Crawford Co GA born 1788 in GA (1850) and SC (1860).

married Elizabeth ________ ; She is living with son-in-law John Jones and wife Kizzie in 1880 census of Crawford GA, age 95

children: (as shown in the 1850 census)

2(i). K. J. Shurley (female) born about 1823 in GA

2(ii). Aaron T Shurley born 26 May 1826 in Crawford Co GA; He died 16 Nov 1912

Shurley, Aaron T. - Private May 3, 1862. Captured at Vicksburg, Miss July 4, 1863. Paroled there July 7, 1863. Exchanged in 1863. Left arm broken in service. Pension records show he was paroled at Macon, Ga, April 1865.

married Eliza Jane M. Spillers on 25 August 1853 in Crawford Co GA

children

3(i). John Edward Shurley born 2 Aug 1854 in Roberta Crawford Co GA; lving in Crawford Co GA in 1880; He died at Thomaston GA 8 Oct 1926.

married 1) Carrie ______ about 1878

married 2) Sara Rebecca King in 1888 dau of John King and Mary Sauls.

children (of 2nd wife)

4(i). Eugene L. Shurley born 30 Nov 1888; died 11 Sept 1961

4(ii). Walter L. Shurley born 31 Aug 1890; died 12 Aug 1976 at Thomaston GA

4(iii). William Arthur Shurley born 1 Sept 1892 in Crawford Co GA; died 25 Jun 1936 at Thomaston GA

4(iv). G. Ben Shurley born 5 Aug 1894; died 30 May 1966 at Thomaston GA

4(v). Richard P. Shurley born 24 Mar 1896; died 17 June 1980 at Thomaston GA

4(vi). Robert Shurley born 11 Apr 1898; died 17 Oct 1910

4(vii). Ida Mae Shurley born 10 Apr 1900 at Roberta Crawford GA; died 2 Mar 1993 at Sylvesta GA

4(viii). Lillie Bell Shurley born 7 Nov 1902; died 3 Feb 1994 at Thomaston GA

4(ix). Laura Buford Shurley born 15 May 1904; died 5 Jan 1972 at Thomaston GA

4(x). James Elijah Shurley Sr. born 7 Mar 1907 at Roberta GA; died 29 Oct 1962 at Thomaston GA

3(ii). L. Nathaniel Shurley born 21 June 1856 in Crawford Co GA

3(ii). Richard Jasper Shurley born 31 July 1858; living with parents in 1880 census; He died 10 Apr 1920

3(iii). Keziah Shurley born about 1860

3(iv). Benjamin Franklin Shurley born 26 Jan 1860 in Crawford GA; living with parents in 1880 census

married Susan Drake on 20 Dec 1890

3(v). Sarah Jane Shurley born 10 Nov 1861 in Crawford GA; She died 27 Dec 1930

3(vi). Edna Elizabeth Shurley born 17 Aug 1864 in Crawford GA; She died 31 Mar 1940. Married Milton Duffie 15 June 1915.

3(vii). William Washington Shurley born 30 May 1866; He died 3 Apr 1940

3(viii). Wesley Lamb Shurley born 16 Mar 1868 in Crawford GA; not in 1880 census

3(ix). Admiral Shurley born 16 Mar 1868 in Crawford GA; not in 1880 census

3(x). Miram Shurley born about 1868 GA; shown in 1880 family census, age 12

3(xi). Carry Belle Lora Shurley born 11 Feb 1870 in Crawford Co GA; not in 1880 census

3(xii). Andrew Jackson Shurley born 21 Dec 1872 in Crawford Co GA

3(xiii). Mary Ellen Shurley born 19 Sept 1875 in Crawford Co GA

3(xiv). Lora Lee Shurley born 2 Sept 1877 in Crawford Co GA; She died 17 Mar 1952 at Montezuma, Macon Co GA; She married married Easton Langston Rowell 7 Feb 1897 in Crawford GA; Her name is listed on the 1932 application for the CSA veterans tombstone for Benjamin F. Shirley (d 1864) of Crawford Co.

2(iii). L. E. Shurley (female) born about 1831 in GA;

2(iv). R. M. Shurley (female) born about 1834 in GA; likely "Matilda Shurley" age 48, spinster living with her mother in the household of sister Kizzie and husband John Jones in 1880.

2(v). Edward Nathaniel Shurley born about 1836 in GA; He died in battle in the Civil War at Vicksburg MS on 20 June 1863.

Shurley, Edward N. (or Shinley)—Appointed 4th Sergeant of Cc. F, 2d Regiment, 1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops Oct. 14, 1861. Mustered out Apr. 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, 57th Reg;. Ga. Inf. May 3, 1862. Wounded at Vicksburg, Miss. June 20, 1863. Died from wounds.

married Mary A. Rebecca Edwards on 19 Dec 1858 in Crawford Co GA

children:

3(i). John T. Shurley born about 1851 in Crawford Co GA

2(vi). [likely] Benjamin Franklin Shurley; born about 1827 in Crawford GA; Not found in 1850 census, but was summoned for jury duty in May of 1850 in Crawford GA and may be the B Shurley (male, b 1825) living with a Rutha Shurley (b 1800) in that census; Soldier in the CSA army; died at Vicksburg MS about 20 Jun 1863.

Shurley, Benjamin F. (or Shinley)—Enlisted as a private in Cc. F, 2d Regiment, 1st Brigade, Ga. State Troops Oct. 14, 1861. Mustered out in 1862. Enlisted as a private in Co. F, 57th Regt. Ga. Inf. May 3, 1862. Wounded at Vicksburg Mis June 20 1863. Died from wounds in 1863.

married Nancy A_______ before 1855; She was born 1836 GA

children (as shown in 1860 census)

3(i). Nancy E Shurley b 1855 GA

3(ii). Georgia A Shurley b 1857 GA

3(iii). Edward Shurley b 1860 GA

(a Jefferey T. Shurley age 9 was living with the family in 1860, his name out of order thus indicating a relative, not a child)

 


Pedigree created 2012

William.T. Shirley of Crawford GA born about 1817 GA; Taxed with 1 poll in 1840 Crawford Co GA; living in Crawford Co in the 1850 census; He was a collector of taxes for the county in the early 1850s; Lived on the "Coleman Lot" in Knoxville Crawford GA in 1844. He died 23 Nov 1855 (age about 38 years) and was buried at Andrews Family Cem in Crawford GA

23 Nov 1855 William T Shurley died; buried at Andrews Family Cem. (no DOB)

married Ann Thomas Jordan 19 Sept 1843 in Crawford Co GA; She is living at Colloden PO in Monroe Co GA in 1860 following the death of her husband William Shurley

children (as shown in the 1850 census)

2(i). John A. Shurley born about 1845 GA; living with widowed mother in Monroe Co in 1860

2(ii). Thomas E. Shurley born about 1847 GA; living with widowed mother in Monroe Co in 1860

2(iii). Robert N Shurley born about 1849 GA; He was buried 1852 in Crawford Co GA, age about 3 years.

5 Jan 1852 Robert N Shurley died; buried at Andrews Family Cem. (no DOB)

2(iv) Nancy A. Shurley born about 1853 GA; living with widowed mother in Monroe Co in 1860

 


Pedigree created 2014

Nathan F. Shearley born about 1785, age 65 in Randolph Co GA 1850 census. He lived in Warren Co GA in 1820 census and Randolph Co GA in 1840 census (not found yet in 1830). He died late 1860 or early 1861, will probated in Randolph Co GA on 4 March 1861.

4 March 1861 - Randolph Co GA Wills, bonds, estates, returns and sales 1837-1869, page 266 - Will of Nathan F. Shearley - In the name of God Amen, I Nathan F Shearley of said county being of sound and disposing mind and memory and wishing to make disposition of my worldly affects do make and devise this my last will and testament. Item. an equal distribution of my estate be made to my son John W. Sherly and my fifteen grand children 1/16th to my son John W Shearley and 1/16th to each one of my grandchildren, viz the children of my deceased daughter Catherine Boon, J Thos Boon, Mary Ann Basbery wife of Peter Barberry, Rebecca, Nancy , William, Henry Boon. The children of my deceased daughter Kizah Ozmore, Martha Delacy wife of Dennis Delacy. Richard and John Thomas Osmore. The children of my deceased daughter Elizabeth Pearce Lovet Pearce, Polly Ann wife of Moses Maybin, Leah the wife of Philip Pearce, John, Thomas, Zacariah and Nathan Pearce. Son John W Sherly executor. 13 December 1860 <s> Nathan F X Sherley. Wit: Wm Coleman, J W Sherley, George W Blakely. Sworn and subscribed before me this March 4 1861 T R Stewart, ord.

wife Mary _____ shown as wife in 1850 census; Died sometime after 1850. Apparently deceased before husband in 1861; not named in husband's 1861 will

children:

1(i). John W. Sherley born about 1809 in Georgia; He was named executor of his father's 1861 will; He was a silversmith.

4 May 1874 Randolph Co GA Wills page 12 (page 14) - Will of John W. Sherly. In the name of God I John W Sherly of said county being of sound and disposing mind and memory and wishing to make certain isposition of my worldly goods do make and ordain this my last will and testament hereby revoking all former wills by one made. Item. my just debts be paid. Item 2. the crop now planted be carried on and completed by my administrator. Item 3. bequeath all my estate to my nephew and three neices namely John T Ozmore, Martha Ann Duke, Rebecca Boone and Nancy Boone. John T Ozmore executor. Dated 6 April 1874 <s> J W Sherly. Wit Wm Coleman, J T Calhoun, C C Adams. Recorded 4 May 1874.

married Sarah A _____

May not have had any surviving children

1(ii). Catherine Sherley deceased before father's 1861 will. Married Thomas Boone

1(iii). Kiziah Sherley died May 1856 in Randolph Co. She is deceased before father's 1861 will. Married Thomas Ozmore of Randolph Co

July Term 1874 Reports of Cases in Law and Equity, Argued and Determined in the Supreme Court of Georgia - Ozmore vs. Hood & Kiddoo - September 1st, 1856, Thomas Ozmore was appointed guardian for his children by the ordinary of Randolph county. A considerable sum of money (the evidence fails to disclose the exact amount,) had been previously turned over to him fey his father-in-law in trust for his wife and children. His wife died in May, 1856. He married a second time, but a separation ensued, and a libel for divorce was filed. On September 1st, 1871, he executed an instrument in Russell county, Alabama, reciting that in consideration of $3,325 00, held in trust by him for his children, Martha A. Duke, John T. Ozmore and Richard Ozmore, deceased, under a deed of trust from their grandfather, Nathan F. Shirley, he relinquished to them all his right to the lot in controversy.

1(iv). Elizabeth Sherley deceased before father's 1861 will. Married Everett J. Pearce (his first name identified by matching children's names mentioned in father's will and 1850 census, and also later probate records)

2014 Email from Phil: Both Everett J Pearce and his wife, Elizabeth Sharley/Shirley/Sherley, died sometime after the 1850 Census and 1856, when the Probate Records state that they died without leaving a will. However, after over two years of searching, I have not been able to ascertain the cause(s) of their respective passings. There is no known headstone for them at the Sharon Methodist Church Cemetary in Randolph County, GA, but there are numerous other Pearce graves there.

 

   


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