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Henry Shively
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Birth: Jan. 27, 1759
York County
Pennsylvania, USA
Death: Jun. 14, 1842
Syria
Orange County
Indiana, USA

Born John Heinrich Shively. He was the son of Johann Michael Shively and Christina. The father left his home country of Germany and made his way to America in 1738. During the Rev. War Henry Shively served in the Lancaster Co., PA milita. Henry along with his brothers were early pioneers of Kentucky, arriving there in 1780/1781.

Henry's son John M. Shively wrote the folowing:
"It was at Brownsville, PA that my father first fell in with Daniel Boone, who induced this Brownsville settlement to emigrate to Kentucky. The parties that came to Kentucky were Christian Shively, Henry Shively, and Jacob Shively and one other brother who was killed by Indians in Henry County, KY. My father settled at the Falls of the Ohio and they were comparatively secure, when Boone visited them and persuaded them to emigrate to Danville, KY to help strengthen the settlement there, but poor was the day, when they took his advise. Boone was leading them when they were surrounded on a stream called Benson, in Henry County, a greater portion of them were massacred by the Indians. Here one of my father's brothers was captured [and killed]. In this vicinity, they also ambushed a brother of my mother's. His name was Banta."

Between 1815 and 1830 some of the Henry Shively family moved from Shelby Co., Kentucky to Orange Co., IN. The Shively's were extremely instrumental in helping start many of the churches in the area.

OBITUARY; From The True American (Paoli, IN) June 18, 1842. "Died at the residence of Michael Mavity, on June 14, 1842, Mr. Henry Shively, aged 82 years. He emigrated to Kentucky at an early age. He was married in Harrods Station in the year 1783 to Mary Banta, with whom he lived until the day of his death. He had been a member of the Baptist church for many years, and left his friends enjoying the pleasing hope that his spirit is with Him who gave him."

Henry Shively and Mary Banta's children:
Anna (1784-1852) wife of John Johnson.
Polly (1787-Bef.1844).
Elizabeth R. (1790-1872) wife of David Johnson.
Sarah (1792-1877) Wife of Michael Mavity.
Rachel (1793-abt.1870) m. John Stuart, and William Arnold.
Nancy (1795-abt.1867) m. John List.
Jacob Banta (1797-1868) m. Anna Mavity.
Henry B. (abt. 1800-1882) m. Mary, and Marjorie Burton.
Susan (1802-1847) m. James Wooden.
John M. (1805-1893) m. Martha Ann Johnson, Susan L. Elliott
Phillip (1806-1872) m. Penelope Busic.
Martha Mahala (1808-1878) m. George R. Pierce.

Thanks to Robert Lane, current owner of the Shively Family Bible, for passing on most of the information. 
 
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 Spouse:
  Mary Banta Shively (1767 - 1844)
 
 Children:
  Anna Shively Johnson (1784 - 1852)*
  Elizabeth R Shively Johnson (1790 - 1872)*
  Sarah Shively Mavity (1792 - 1877)*
  Rachel Shively Stewart (1794 - 1861)*
  Jacob Banta Shively (1797 - 1868)*
  John M Shively (1804 - 1893)*
  Philip Shively (1806 - 1872)*
  Martha Mahala Shively Pierce (1808 - 1878)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Burial:
Johnson Family Cemetery
Paoli
Orange County
Indiana, USA
 
Created by: Trevis Tuell
Record added: Jul 03, 2007
Find A Grave Memorial# 20249362
Henry Shively
Added by: Trevis Tuell
 
 
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4x great grandfather, I would have like to know you.. I like to think your spirit lives within me. I hope to meet you in heaven.
- Jeff Rowland
 Added: Aug. 17, 2014

- Bonnie's Daughter
 Added: Nov. 9, 2013

- Bonnie's Daughter
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