Posted by Debbie Mason on February 05, 2001 at 15:24:20:
In Reply to: Re: Where are all the Louisiana Shirleys? posted by Alvin Adams on December 20, 2000 at 11:44:32:
: : I know of a cemetary in Dry Prong Louisiana where my father and
: : mother are buried and every headstone you look at is a Shirley.
: : It is a small community but a pretty large and old cemetary. It's
: : the only one there. My father's name was Robert Shirley, His father
: : was Frank Shirley, my uncles are James Shirley and Ezell Shirley.
: : James was born in 1912, my dad Robert in 1922, Ezell in 1932, and
: : my grand-pa Frank in the late 1800's, I don't know the exact year.
: : Frank Shirley's wife was Ella Orr. Her father was an Orr and her
: : mother was a Kirkendahl. All these people lived around Dry Prong,
: : Louisiana. I don't know exactly where Frank Shirley came from, but
: : he lived in Louisiana until his death. I walked through Dry Prong
: : Cemetary with my Father in 1971 at my Mother's funeral and then in
: : 1975 with aunts and uncles at my Father's funeral. I remember one
: : of my aunts pointing out each headstone as we walked by and telling
: : me how I was related to each person, and at the time I was not that
: : interested, I was only nine. If anyone knows where Frank Shirley
: : came from or who his parents were, please let me know.
: : Thanks, Randy Shirley
: I am familiar with the Dry Prong cemetary, although I have never been there. My grandfather, George Ben Shirley, was born in Dry Prong and is buried in Beaumont, Texas. His father's name was Benjamin Franklin Shirley, his mother Catherine Jerushah Hagan. I am sure that your grandfather and mine must be cousins or possibly brothers. Benjamin Shirley had two brothers, I believe, but I do not know their names. If I can get more information, I will post another follow-up.
: Alvin Adams
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