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Isaac Shirley (b. June 19, 1785, d. September 20, 1859)Isaac Shirley (son of William Shirley and Margaret (?)) was born June 19, 1785 in North Carolina1201, and died September 20, 1859 in Howard County, Indiana1201.He married Catherine Hendrickson on August 22, 1808 in Washington County, Kentucky1201, daughter of William Hendrickson and Nancy Moore.
Notes for Isaac Shirley:
1850 Gundy Co. MO census
Isaac Shirley 63 farmer b. (can't read)
Catherine 61 (can't read)
From the internet:He served in the War of 1812 with Capt. Isaac Gray's KY militia.He was on the 1820 census, Washington Co. KY; 1830 in Decatur Co. IN and in 1850 was in Grundy Co. MO.
From Shelby County History and Families, p. 402.The family stories were that Isaac Shirley was a circuit rider.But we are sure he was what you call a traveling man.(gives children).....Isaac was back and forth in Indiana and Kentucky.Buying land and selling land in Decatur County and Shelby County in the 1820's and 1830's.He moved on to Missouri in the 1840's.Several of the children went with them or chose to follow.Hardin and Mary decided to stay in Shelby County.
The 1850 census has him in Missouri.He returned soon after to Howard County, IN where they died.Catherine died Jan 1, 1853 and Isaac died Sept. 20, 1859.He still traveled after death, as they were buried in Richardson Cemetery, located in Liberty Township, Tipton Co. IN.
More About Isaac Shirley:
Burial: Unknown, Richardson Cemetery, Tipton County, Indiana.1201
More About Isaac Shirley and Catherine Hendrickson:
Marriage: August 22, 1808, Washington County, Kentucky.1201
Children of Isaac Shirley and Catherine Hendrickson are:
- +Hardin Shirley, b. February 19, 1812, Kentucky1202, d. November 29, 1853, Shelby County, Indiana1203.