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William Stubley Shirley
b. ca1732. Lived in VA. Family to Georgia



Haplogroup E3b


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2(ix). William Stubley Shirley supposedly born June 8, 1790 in Spartanburg Co. SC; He died 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 ____ likely about 1812. She was born about 1795; She died 1869 in Echols Co. GA.

Known Children:

3(i). Thomas Shirley born about 1813 in SC (census); He lived in Columbia Co Florida in 1850 census; He died 1858
Shirleys of Florida

married Fannie _____ likely about 1832


4(i). William Shirley born 1833

4(ii). Jonathon Shirley born 1834

married Avay ___, 

Children in Hernando County Florida 1880 census

5(i). William Shirley 1870 FL

5(ii). Myra Shirley 1874 FL

5(iii). Sally Shirley 1876 FL

5(iv). female Shirley infant 1879 FL

4(iii). Elizabeth Shirley b 1835

4(iv). Thomas Jefferson Shirley b. 1839; He lived in Hernando Co FL in 1880; He died May 14th, 1884

married 1st Annie Gillett (6 children),

married m. 2nd Scidee Lang (3 children)


5(i). Jefferson Shirley died young 

5(ii). Oscar Milford Shirley b. 1866 m. Darcus Bryan

Children in the 1900 census of Pasco County Florida

6(i). Eunice I. Shirley Dec 1892 FL

6(ii). Milford M. Shirley Oct 1894 FL

6(iii). Hazel E. Shirley Mar 1896 FL

6(iv).  Ruth  Shirley July 1898 FL

5(iii). Hardy Anderson Shirley

married 1st Siddie Lang Aug 21, 1879 (8 children)

5(vi). Laura Lucinda Shirley

5(v). Artie R. Shirley

5(vi). Annie Jane Shirley m. George Eaton Lightfoot Jr. June 1886 Dade Co. Florida

5(vii). Isaac Shirley                                                       

5(viii). Kate Shirley

5(ix). Samantha Shirley

4(v). Jackson Shirley 1841 GA

4(vi). Jasper Shirley 1842 GA; He lived in Richmond Co GA in 1880 census

4(vii). Calvin Shirley 1843 GA

4(viii). Nathan Shirley 1844 GA

4(ix). Mary A. Shirley Dec 12, 1847 GA

4(x). John Newton Shirley 1850 FL

married __________ (corrected Sept 2011)


5(i). Zelma Shirley Sept 30, 1899 Veinna, GA

4(xi). Nancy Shirley 1852 FL

4(xii). Darling Shirley 1856 FL

4(xiii). Manson Darling Shirley 1857 FL,

married Georgian A. Cartwright/Cathcart Jan 24, 1878 Alachua Co. FL born Dec 29, 1855 Alachua Co. FL d. Feb 8, 1894 same. 2011 - A Cathcart researcher reports to finding evidence that Manson Darling married Georgian Cathcart, not Cartwright


5(i). John B. Shirley 1880

5(ii). Alfred Joseph Shirley 1881

5(iii). Unis Isola Shirley 1884

5(iv). Missoin Helena Shirley 1885

5(v). James Richard Shirley May 20, 1887 Alachua Co. FL

5(vi). Robert Levy Shirley Dec 28, 1892  

3(ii). Margaret Shirley b. 1815 SC d. 1900 Lowndes Co. GA, m. Wm. Wetherington 1836 Lowndes Co. GA; He was 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)

3(iv). Jesse G. Shirley b. 1823; Lived with the Daniel Davis family in 1860, age 35; He died 1864 C.S.A army,

married Ann ___ (Huney, age 30 in 1860 census)


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

4(ii). Thomas Shirley born about 1852 in GA, age 8 in 1860

Email from Jeanne: 2014 - My 82 year old Father James Leroy Shurley Born March 7th 1933 in Wildwood Florida. My Father James L Shurley was born to Veran Lee Shurley, who was born in Georgia Dec 1910 to Jesse Green Shurley of Georgia, who was Born in 1879. His father was Thomas Shurley born 1854 in Echols County Georgia, ( we have written proof to this point with Birth and death certificates and census records). from census records the fahter of Thomas was from SC. We have been told by other searchers that Thomas' Father was named Jesse Green Shurley, who died in the war between the states and his line leads... to William Stubley Shurley.

4(iii). William R Shirley born about 1854 in GA, age 6 in 1860

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

3(v). Pollie Shirley b. 1828 GA d. single

3(vi). William Shirley b. 1831 in GA.; Clearly lived in Florida for some period of time; Lived in Clinch Co Ga in 1860, age 29, farmer; He may have died in the Civil War

married Martha B. Clemmons; She lived with the David Lancaster family in Homerville Clinch Co GA in 1870 with her two teenage children, but without her husband.


4(i). Thomas B Shirley born about 1856 in Florida, age 4 in 1860 (birthplace GA in 1870)

4(ii). Mary C Shirley born about 1858 in Florida, age 2 in 1860 (birthplace GA in 1870)


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