Posted by Sharon Herndon on July 20, 2002 at 17:09:48:
Burton Shirley(my great grandfather) was born in 1857 in Washington County Arkansas. Married Eliizabeth Reed on March 9, 1876 in Washington County. Elizabeth was born May 1, 1859 & died in 1900.
Their children were Jay Hugh, Miley, Oscar, Buck, Parce, Wade. And three daughters, Sallie Melissa Deann(my grandmother), a sister Jennie & a sister Anna. We never knew anything about the sisters, little about the brothers & less about Burton. Although I have learned that Jennie was Jennie Sherley Knox from Forsyth, MO.
I do know he did remarry. I would be interested to know who his second wife was & their children.
My grandmother married Hugh White Coffman from Wise County TX.
It's strange with the big Shirley website that I can't find any names that fit with this family. We always spelled it Sherley. My grandmothers son was named Sherley Coffman & is buried at Cottondale Cemetery in Wise County.
Betty posted a picture of Burton & his sons & my grandmother on her website.
Thanks for any information.
Sharon Srygley Herndon
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