Posted by Julia Frances (BRANNON) COOK on August 20, 2000 at 22:12:40:
In the Shirley's of America under John Shirley m Elizabeth Fields is a son named Benjamin Emaziah Shirley (b. 1811) m Susannah ?. This is my g-g-grandfather. Benjamin Emaziah Shirley was married to Susannah LEE (b.8-13-1819/d. 9-4-1900) However, my great grandfather is not listed. I would like to see this updated if possible. Children listed are: EJ which is Elizabeth Jane through Obadiah. There are two additional children: Nancy Caroline Shirley (b. October 15, 1857) and Tribble Shirley (b. 9-23-1860/d. 3-30-1929).
Tribble is my great grandfather. He was married first to Mary Mollie L. WEBB (b. 1-15-1869/d. 5-17-1890) married 10-9-1884. They had two children: Mattie (info unknown) and Charles Augustus Shirely (b. 8-14-1885/d. 6-19-1931). Charles Augustus known as Gus is buried with his mother.
Tribble's second wife was Sarah Magdeline WEBB (b. 10-27-1872/d. 8-21-1950). Tribble and Maggie had three children: Joel B. Shirley (info unknown); Vivian Arzelia and Mamie Lee Shirley. Vivian Arzelia was my grandmother (b. 4-7-1896/d. 5/1982) she was married to Floyd Cicero BRANNON (b 1-18-1891 - 7-1982). Mamie Lee Shirley remained unmarried. She was born 3-16-1903/d. 6-6-1986. She is buried with her parents.
All of these people (with the exception of my grandparents) are buried together at Union Hill Baptist Church in Forsyth Co., Georgia.
Benjamin Emaziah's name on his headstone is spelled Sherley. On his wife's headstone is the inscrption "wife of B.E. Shirley".
I would be interested in corresponding with anyone having further information on this line of Shirley's back to John and further if that information is available.
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