The Descendants of Eli SHIPLEY

Fourth Generation


54. Catherine Wells SHIPLEY (Orson , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born APR 13 1832 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. She died MAY 8 1913 in Berry County, Missouri and was buried after MAY 8 1913 in Unknown.

Catherine married William Molton , Sr. VARNER on MAY 31 1849 in unknown. William was born JUL 12 1829 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He died NOV 11 1919 in Cassville, Barry County, Missouri and was buried after NOV 11 1919 in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  125 F i Louisa Matilda VARNER was born APR 19 1850 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died JUL 8 1928 in Okmulgee, Oklahoma.
  126 F ii America Wells VARNER was born FEB 18 1852 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died SEP 9 1862 in Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  127 F iii Hannah Jane VARNER was born OCT 25 1853 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died NOV 28 1926.
  128 F iv Nancy Sybilla VARNER was born NOV 14 1855 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died APR 12 1934.
  129 M v Peter Asbury VARNER was born JAN 18 1858 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died OCT 12 1919 in Exeter, Missouri.
  130 M vi John Shipley VARNER was born MAY 20 1858 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died AUG 3 1949 in Washburn, McDonald County, Missouri.
  131 M vii William Orson VARNER was born NOV 30 1861 in Barry County, Missouri. He died OCT 14 1862 in Barry County, Missouri.
  132 F viii Mary Ellen VARNER was born AUG 13 1863 in Barry County, Missouri. She died MAR 26 1943 in Oklahoma.
  133 M ix William Emit VARNER was born JAN 8 1865 in Barry County, Missouri. He died JUL 12 1930 in Maud, Oklahoma.
  134 F x Arrena Catherine VARNER was born JUL 19 1869 in Barry County, Missouri. She died AUG 6 1870 in Barry County, Missouri.
  135 F xi Martha Elizabeth VARNER was born SEP 24 1871 in Barry County, Missouri. She died JUL 25 1925 in Unknown.
  136 F xii Missouri Pearl VARNER was born JUN 16 1874 in Barry, Missouri.

55. John Hunt SHIPLEY (Orson , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born SEP 12 1829 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He died OCT 12 1864 in Washburn, McDonald County, Missouri. Killed by renegade indians. and was buried after OCT 12 1864 in Unknown.

John married Harriet Jane VARNER on 1848 in unknown. Harriet was born SEP 30 1830 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. She died AUG 11 1911 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  137 F i Rachel Catherine SHIPLEY was born DEC 10 1848 in Sullivan County, Tennessee.
  138 F ii Amanda Rada SHIPLEY was born JAN 3 1851 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died FEB 20 1929 in Crawford County, Kansas/Missouri.
  139 F iii Hannah S. SHIPLEY was born SEP 1 1852 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died NOV 22 1931.
  140 M iv Orson Christopher Columbus SHIPLEY was born JUN 19 1854 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died SEP 23 1899 in McDonald County, Missouri.
  141 M v William Melvin SHIPLEY was born AUG 1856 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  142 F vi Serena Cordillia SHIPLEY was born MAR 9 1858 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died MAR 8 1951 in Springfield, Missouri.
  143 M vii John Moulton SHIPLEY was born JUL 1 1860 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  144 M viii Benjamin Franklin SHIPLEY was born 1861.

56. Benjamin F. SHIPLEY (Orson , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born MAY 5 1833 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. He died 1 DEC 30 1922 in Graysville, Rhea County, Tennessee from Bronchial Pneumonia and was buried 2 DEC 1922 in Mt. Vernon Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Benjamin was counted in a census 1920 in Benjamin is a widow living with daughter Hannah..

1 BURI
2 DATE 31 DEC 1922
2 PLAC Mt. Vernon Cemetary, Sale Creek, Tenn.
1 _MDCL Duration of illness from Dec. 21 until his death on Dec. 30.


Benjamin married (1) Barbara Arrena VARNER on 1855 in Graysville, Hamilton County, Tennessee. Barbara was born 1 OCT 18 1833 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. She died 2 JUN 19 1911 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried JUN 1911 in Mt. Vernon Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

+ 145 M i William Orson SHIPLEY was born OCT 28 1857 and died FEB 23 1902.
  146 F ii Matilda Jane SHIPLEY was born 1860 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

Matilda resided 1 DEC 30 1922 in Living in Chattanooga at the time of her father's death..
        Matilda married Thomas A. ELSEA, son of John ELSEA and Julia A. HOWARD, on UNKNOWN. Thomas was born AUG 1879 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
+ 147 F iii Hannah E. SHIPLEY was born NOV 1864 and died UNKNOWN.
  148 M iv Jessie P. SHIPLEY was born APR 1867 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died MAR 7 1931 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried after MAR 7 1931 in Shipley Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

Jessie resided DEC 30 1922 in Living in Chattanooga at the time of his father's death..
        Jessie married Theola Catherine JORDAN 1, daughter of Robert Ozice JORDAN and Susan MORGAN, on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Theola was born NOV 25 1859 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died JUN 22 1940 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried after JUN 22 1940 in New Providence Church Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

1 BIRT
2 DATE 25 NOV 1859
2 PLAC unknown
1 BURI
2 DATE JUN 1940
2 PLAC New Providence Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee


My father, Claude remembers his Grandmother Theola as a small frame woman who was always smiling .She would bake cookies and have them ready as he walked home from school. Theola, Claude's sister is named for her Grandmother
  149 M v Oliver A. SHIPLEY was born 1 JUL 17 1873 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died 2 NOV 22 1951 in Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried 3 NOV 1951 in New Providence Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
        Oliver married (1) Altie V. THOMAS on AUG 30 1896 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. Altie was born 1 FEB 12 1878 in unknown. She died 2 OCT 9 1918 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried 3 OCT 1918 in Shipley Cemetary, Sale Creek, Tennessee.
        Oliver also married 1 (2) Matilda GREEN on FEB 16 1919 in Tennessee. Matilda was born 2 APR 2 1896 in Unknown. She died 3 FEB 22 1986 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried 4 FEB 1986 in New Providence Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
+ 150 M vi Effie B. SHIPLEY was born DEC 2 1876 and died SEP 19 1968.
+ 151 M vii John Baxter SHIPLEY was born 1865 and died UNKNOWN.

Benjamin also married (2) Mattie I. DEASON on JUN 21 1885 in Rhea County, Tennessee. Mattie was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

58. Sarah Sally SHIPLEY (Orson , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born JUN 9 1836 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

Sarah married John ILES, son of James ILES and Ellender KNIGHT, on 1856 in Tennessee. John was born MAY 24 1838 in Bledsoe County, Tennessee. He died 1910 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

John was employed in Farmer.

1 _MILT
2 DATE 20 FEB 1982
2 PLAC Mustered in Company 1, 2nd Regiment along with brother at Cumberland Ford, Tennessee.


Nicknamed "Drummie" because he played the drums in the Civil War. He became ill from food poisoining in Flat Lick, Kentucky. A citizen, Dr. Gooden removed part of his jaw bone. He walked from Kentucky to Sale Creek, Tennessee and was almost dead by the time he arrived there. The was unable to return to Nashville for muster out and was listed as a "deserter". He applied for a pension and appealed it in 1897 but never received it. (Source: records of Quentin Alexander-email-qmarsden@aol.com, received by me in June,, 2001).

John and Sarah had the following children:

  152 F i Tennessee ILES was born JUN 22 1857.
  153 M ii Alexander ILES was born 1859 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died DEC 9 1961 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried after DEC 9 1961 in Mt. Vernon Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton, Tennessee.
  154 F iii Mary Jame ILES was born 1864.
  155 F iv Sarah Hane ILES was born 1864 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died before 1893 in Tennessee and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Sarah married (1) Fnu CATES on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Fnu was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Sarah also married (2) James Asberry POTTER, son of Andrew Jackson POTTER and Artemesia CANTRELL, on UNKNOWN in Tennessee. James was born DEC 7 1859 in James County, Tennessee. He died JUN 2 1914 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee from Small Pox and was buried after JUN 2 1914 in Shelton Cemetary, Hamilton County, Tennesse.

1 _MDCL Death Certificate lists cause of death.
  156 M v Martin VanBuren ILES was born APR 8 1866.
  157 F vi Ellen ILES was born 1868 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Ellen married Wright GEORGE on UNKNOWN in U]. Wright was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  158 M vii Jesse P. ILES was born OCT 10 1870.
  159 F viii Hannah Elizabeth ILES was born JAN 19 1875.
  160 M ix John ILES was born SEP 7 1877.
  161 F x Nancy Perry ILES was born FEB 1882 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died JAN 6 1927 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried after JAN 6 1927 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

59. Nancy SHIPLEY (Orson , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born 1838 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. She died 1905 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

Nancy married James CRAWLEY on UNKNOWN in unknown. James was born about 1830 in North Carolina. He died about 1885 in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  162 M i Jefferson Jarrett CRAWLEY was born about 1855 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  163 F ii Hannah Berthena CRAWLEY was born 1859 in unknown. She died OCT 1945 in Rockwood, Tennessee.
  164 F iii Emma Emily CRAWLEY was born about 1860 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  165 M iv Virgil CRAWLEY was born about 1860 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  166 M v John Orson CRAWLEY was born FEB 26 1861 in ? North Carolina or Tennessee. He died JAN 10 1925.
  167 F vi Martha Jane CRAWLEY was born OCT 2 1862 in unknown. She died MAR 1 1941.
  168 F vii Catherine CRAWLEY was born about 1863 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  169 F viii Mary E. CRAWLEY was born about 1867.
  170 ix Linnie CRAWLEY was born about 1872.
  171 M x James Melvin CRAWLEY was born about NOV 1883 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

61. Beyer Barthena Whaley SHIPLEY (Orson , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born 1843 in Sullivan County, Tennessee. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

Beyer married B. L. Bill ELZEA on UNKNOWN in Unknown. B. L. Bill ELZEA was born 1843 in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  172 M i Orson J. ELZEA was born JUN 1868.
  173 M ii John A. ELZEA was born OCT 1871.
  174 F iii Isie Jane ELZEA was born AUG 1874.
  175 M iv Charles A. ELZEA was born JUN 1876.
  176 M v David L. ELZEA was born APR 1879.
  177 M vi Nelson B. ELZEA was born APR 1879.

62. Mary Elizabeth SHIPLEY (Orson , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born MAY 10 1844 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died JAN 21 1915 in Tennessee and was buried after JAN 21 1915 in Tennessee.

Mary married Berry REYNOLDS on MAY 10 1884 in Tennessee. Berry was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  178 F i Bernice Mae REYNOLDS was born JUL 11 1875.
  179 M ii Barney Barnabus REYNOLDS was born 1879.
  180 iii Ovie REYNOLDS was born JUN 2 1881 in Unknown. Ovie died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  181 F iv Adelia REYNOLDS
  182 F v Lina REYNOLDS
  183 F vi Minnie REYNOLDS

63. Jesse Perry SHIPLEY (Orson , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born JUN 28 1846 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died 1 MAR 5 1931 in Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried MAR 1931 in Shipley Cemetary, Sale Creek, Tennessee.

1 _MILT
2 DATE BET. 1861 - 1865
2 PLAC Private, 6th Tennessee Mtd. Infantry
2 SOUR S1708


Jesse joined the Union's Sixth Mounted Infantry at Chattanooga late in the war.

Jesse married Louisa Jane HOWARD, daughter of Thomas HOWARD and Harriet COMPTON, on FEB 10 1867 in Rhea County, Tennessee. Louisa was born FEB 4 1845 in Greenville District, South Carolina. She died NOV 6 1910 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried NOV 1910 in Shipley Cemetary, Sale Creek, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  184 F i Florence Jerusha SHIPLEY was born FEB 17 1874 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died OCT 19 1965 in Albama and was buried after OCT 19 1965 in Unknown.
        Florence married William Day THOMAS on SEP 25 1892 in Unknown. William was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  185 F ii Hannah E. SHIPLEY was born APR 26 1886 in Unknown. She died 1971 in Unknown and was buried 1971 in Unknown.
  186 M iii John B. SHIPLEY was born NOV 1883 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died JUN 1970 in Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried after JUN 1970 in New Providence Church Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
        John married Lula ELSEA on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Lula was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  187 F iv Gemima A. SHIPLEY was born SEP 19 1886 in Rhea County, Tennessee. She died JUN 1970 in Rhea County, Tennessee and was buried JUN 1970 in Shipley Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
        Gemima married J. Richard FOX on UNKNOWN in Unknown. J. Richard FOX was born 1873 in Unknown. He died 1928 in Tennessee and was buried 1928 in Shipley Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

64. David Wells SHIPLEY (Orson , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born FEB 2 1851 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. He died 1 SEP 19 1931 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried 2 SEP 1931 in Shipley Cemetary, Sale Creek, Tennessee.

David married (1) Alphonsus A. MORGAN on NOV 2 1869 in Unknown. Alphonsus was born 1 MAR 5 1853 in Rhea County, Tennessee. She died 2 NOV 4 1908 in Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried 3 NOV 1908 in New Providence Cemetary, Sale Creek, Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  188 F i Margaret SHIPLEY was born 1869 in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  189 F ii Adelia SHIPLEY was born 1871.
  190 M iii Silas Cyrus SHIPLEY was born JUN 1873.
  191 F iv Almeda Elizabeth SHIPLEY was born AUG 8 1875.
  192 F v Arleva SHIPLEY was born 1878 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died MAR 12 1905 in Tennessee and was buried after MAR 12 1905 in New Providence Church Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
        Arleva married George Washingto FRANCISCO on JAN 14 1900 in Rhea County, Tennessee. George was born JUL 22 1881 in Tennessee. He died MAR 12 1905 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried after MAR 12 1905 in New Providence Church Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
  193 M vi Ben D. SHIPLEY was born JAN 1881 in Tennessee. He died UNKNOWN in Tennessee and was buried UNKNOWN in Tennessee.
        Ben married Alice V. ELSEA on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Alice was born NOV 1891 in Hamilton County, Tennessee. She died UNKNOWN in Tennessee and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  194 F vii Flora M. SHIPLEY was born OCT 1883 in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  195 F viii Rosa Alica SHIPLEY was born NOV 1886 in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Rosa married Ed NEWELL on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Ed was born 1884 in Tennessee. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown and was buried UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  196 M ix Fred R. SHIPLEY was born SEP 28 1890. He died FEB 17 1965 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried FEB 1965 in New Providence Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.
        Fred married Ruth P. LNU on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Ruth was born JUN 20 1890 in Unknown. She died JUN 26 1961 in Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee and was buried JUN 1961 in New Providence Cemetary, Sale Creek, Hamilton County, Tennessee.

David also married (2) Kittie JORDAN on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Kittie was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

74. Larkin Wesley SHIPLEY (Jesse , Benjamin Franklin , Eli ) was born about 1845 in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

Larkin enlisted at Harrison with Co. C of the 5th Tennessee Infantry and began walking to Barboursville, Ky with his cousin William. They were on their way to join the Federal Unit. Along the way, they were robbed by highwaymen who exchanged their rags for the good clothes of the Shipley's. Larkin was captured near Wilmington, M.C. on Feb. 27, 1865 and placed under arrest by Federal authorities for desertion until he was paroled at the end of the war.

Larkin married Pelissa BRANHAM on UNKNOWN in Tennessee. Pelissa was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Tennessee.

They had the following children:

  197 M i Theodore Lafayette SHIPLEY was born UNKNOWN in Tennessee. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Theodore married Ella Jane KEENER on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Ella was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  198 M ii Asbury Burnside SHIPLEY
  199 M iii Lawrence Henry SHIPLEY
  200 F iv Nancy Jane SHIPLEY
  201 F v Mary Ann SHIPLEY was born UNKNOWN in Tennessee. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Mary married Charles STRICKLAND on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Charles was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  202 F vi Laura Tennessee SHIPLEY was born UNKNOWN in Tennessee. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Laura married William SUGGS on UNKNOWN in Unknown. William was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

121. William SHIPLEY (Nathan , Richard , Eli ) was born UNKNOWN in Tennessee. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

William enlisted at Harrison with Co. C of the 5th Tennessee Infantry with his cousin Larkin Shipley. They began walking to Barboursville, Ky. to join the Federal Unit. Along the way they were robbed by highwaymen who exchanged their rags for the good clothes of the Shipley's. William suffered from asthma and deafness and was hospitalized in 1863 after fighting in Kentucky and North Carolina.

William married Elmira GOTHARD on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Elmira was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.

They had the following children:

  203 F i Nancy SHIPLEY was born UNKNOWN in Tennessee. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Nancy married James SMITH on UNKNOWN in Unknown. James was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  204 M ii James SHIPLEY
  205 M iii William Fayette SHIPLEY was born UNKNOWN in Tennessee. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        William married Alice MAY on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Alice was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  206 M iv George Campbell SHIPLEY was born UNKNOWN in Tennessee. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        George married Lula ROGERS on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Lula was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  207 M v John Wesley SHIPLEY was born UNKNOWN in Tennessee. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        John married Jenny BRANON on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Jenny was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
  208 F vi Susan Lottie SHIPLEY was born UNKNOWN in Tennessee. She died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
        Susan married Fred COLEMAN on UNKNOWN in Unknown. Fred was born UNKNOWN in Unknown. He died UNKNOWN in Unknown.
+ 209 M vii Phil Sheridan SHIPLEY was born UNKNOWN and died UNKNOWN.

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