John Read Shirley

1804–1849 (Age 45)
South Carolina, United States

The Life of John Read

When John Read Shirley was born about 1804, in South Carolina, United States, his father, Joshua Shirley, was 29 and his mother, Elizabeth R Long, was 24. He had at least 1 son and 4 daughters with Harriett Wooldridge. He died about 30 May 1849, in Lowndes, Mississippi, United States, at the age of 45.

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Family Time Line

John Read Shirley
1804–1849
Harriett Wooldridge
1810–1849
Elizabeth Shirley
1831–
William M Shirley
1833–
Martha Ann Shirley
1840–1911
Mary Cornelia Shirley
1841–
Caroline O. Shirley
1842–

Spouse & Children

children

(5)

  • Elizabeth Shirley

    Female1831–Female

  • William M Shirley

    Male1833–Male

  • Female1840–1911Female

  • Mary Cornelia Shirley

    Female1841–Female

  • Female1842–Female

Parents & Siblings

  • Joshua Shirley

    Male1775–Male

  • Female1780–1826Female

siblings

(10)

+5 More Children

World Events (7)

1804

Age 0

Lewis and Clark set out from St. Louis, MO to explore the West.
1804 · The Twelfth Amendment

Age 0

With not having a very clear statement in the Constitution about Presidents and Vice Presidents, the Twelfth Amendment was Born. Before the Electoral College could cast two votes for those that they saw fit for President. This was changed to just one electoral vote for President and one electoral vote for Vice President. With the amount of people even allowed to vote, there was no way for there to be a tie during the elections.
1817

Age 13

Mississippi is the 20th state.

Name Meaning

English: habitational name from any of various places, for example in Derbyshire, Hampshire, Surrey, and the West Midlands, all so called from Old English scīr ‘bright’ + lēah ‘wood’, ‘clearing’.

Possible Related Names

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

Sources (3)

  • South Carolina Probate Records, Files and Loose Papers, 1732-1964; Sumter Estate papers, bundle 56, packet 5, Reuben Long estate; Receipts from legatees
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Read Shirley - Government record: Probate record or will: death: about 30 May 1849; Lowndes, Mississippi, United States
  • Legacy NFS Source: John Read Shirley - Published information: Family genealogies: birth-name: John Read Shirley

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