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Posted by Natasha Blankenship on March 14, 2000 at 14:07:40:

If anyone has any information other than what I can find, I'd sure appreciate it! Thank you!

Zachariah Shirley married Barbara Kagey. They had a son:
Martin V. Shirley b. 9/6/1829 d. 5/10/1915 who
m. Eliza Ann Brubaker b. 11/1/1832 d. 7/24/1898 (New Market area)
Martin and Eliza purchased a farm in Massanuttan and resided there until their death. Buried on gravesite on property. They had 7 children:
Barbara Elizabeth Shirley b. 12/14/1850 d. 12/20/1921
Sarah Catharine Shirley b. 2/11/1852 d. 5/1/1918
John Thomas Shirley b. 1/8/1858 d. 3/5/1932
Abraham Zachariah Shirley b. 4/1/1862 d. 7/29/1938 (I'm a descendant)
Mary Ellen Shirley b. 4/1/1862 d. 9/23/1926
Annie Eliza Shirley b. 3/15/1868 d. 4/25/1900
Robert Lee Shirley b. 1/30/1871 d. 1961

Abraham Zachariah Shirly b. 4/1/1862 d. 7/29/1938 was
m. (3/19/1885) to Mary Ellen Rebecca Aleshire b. 10/6/1866 d.?
They had three children:
Martin Reuben Shirley b. 7/10/1890 d. 1949 (my great grandfather)
Eliza Elizabeth Shirley b. 8/20/1898 d.?
Leo Abraham Shirley b. 1/28/1906 d.?

Martin Reuben Shirley b. 7/10/1890 d. 1949 was
m. (6/12/1915) to Mabel Claire Ruffner (Of the Baron family of Ruffner's in Germany) b. 8/1/1889 d.?
They had 5 children:
Virginia Ella Shirley b. 9/5/1916 d. (still living - my grandmother)
William Abraham Shirley b. 3/25/1918 (WWII Army 1941) d. 1977
Reuben Martin Shirley b. 5/10/1919 d.?
Clara Elizabeth Shirley b. 2/23/1921 d. (still living)
Mary Catharine Shirley b. 10/2/1922 d. (still living)

Virginia Ella Shirley b. 9/5/1916 d. (still living) was
m. (11/2/1941) to Eckel Davis b.? d. 6/19/1942. They had one child. Eckel Davis died the day before his son (my father) was born of a brain tumor. His son (my father) was named after him:
Eckel Shirley Davis b. 6/20/1942 d. (still living) - (my father)
Virginia Ella Shirley b. 9/5/1916 d. (still living) was
m. (11/19/1945) to Sgt. Lemoine Roy Johnson b.? d.?. They had one child:
Harold Lemoine Johnson b. 10/1/1946 d. (still living)

Eckel Shirley Davis b. 6/20/1942 d. (still living) was
m. (11/?/1966) to Doris Pauline Johnson b. 1/19/19?? d. (still living). They had two children:
Natasha Jean Davis b. 8/14/1967 d. NOT YET! (this is me)
Erik Eckel Davis b. 11/24/1974 d. (still living)

Harold Lemoine Johnson b. 10/1/1946 d. (still living) was
m. (?) to Victoria Wallace b.? d. (still living). They had 2 children:
Michelle Deneise Johnson b. 7/10/?? d. (still living)
Darren Matthew Johnson b. 3/17/?? d. (still living)

I'd appreciate anymore information someone might have. Email me anytime!

Natasha Davis Blankenship

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