Branches of the Shipley Family


First Generation

NATHAN SHIPLEY born 1811, Tennessee, married MARGARET {---}, born 1814, Tennessee.
NATHAN and MARGARET are listed on the 1850 census with 6 children in Grainger County, Tennessee. On the 1860 census, they are listed with 5 of those children plus what appears to be an additional child of theirs, plus 2 wives of the older sons, and 2 small grandchildren, in Grainger County, Tennessee.

i DAVID C. SHIPLEY born 1836, Tennessee.
ii JOHN CHRISTOPHER SHIPLEY born 1836, Tennessee.
iii ISAAC SHIPLEY born 1840, Tennessee.
iv NOAH SHIPLEY born 1841, Tennessee.
v WILEY J. SHIPLEY born 1845, Tennessee.
vi MARY J. SHIPLEY born 1849, Tennessee.
vii SMITH SHIPLEY born 1853, Tennessee.

Second Generation

JOHN CHRISTOPHER SHIPLEY born 1836, Tennessee, married THELEY {---}, born 1832, Tennessee.
John and Theley (or Mara, as she was listed in 1910) appeared on the 1880 census in Hill County, Texas, with 4 children. In 1910, they are listed together on the census in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. The 1920 census has the widowed Theley living in the household of her son-in-law, Phillip Anderson, at 122 Main Street, Shawnee, Oklahoma.

i THOMAS DEE MORGAN SHIPLEY born July 1864, Tennessee.
ii WILLIAM SHIPLEY born 1868, Tennessee.
iii MATTIE SHIPLEY born 1871, Missouri.
iv JOSEPH SHIPLEY born 1875, Texas.

Third Generation

THOMAS DEE MORGAN SHIPLEY born July 1864, Tennessee, married (1) JEANETTA BALLARD, born March 1866, Texas, married (2) LUELLA {---}.

Thomas, age 16, is listed on the 1880 census with his father, John Shipley, in Hill County, Texas. On the 1900 census, he and Jeanetta are in Ellis County, Texas with 6 children. By 1910, widower Thomas is in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, with the 4 younger children. By 1920, he had remarried, and was living with wife Luella, whom we called "Grandma Tea"), and was listed with the 2 youngest children from his first wife plus new son, Paul Vernon Shipley, and living in Tillman County, Oklahoma.

Children: (by Jeanetta Ballard)
i EARNEST SHIPLEY born March 1888, Texas.
ii FRANK SHIPLEY born May 1890, Texas.
iii ADA MAE SHIPLEY born 1892.
iv LEROY D. SHIPLEY born May 1894, Texas.
v HATTIE S. SHIPLEY born November 1896, Texas.
vi MINNIE L. SHIPLEY born December 1898, Texas.
vii WILLIE BELLE SHIPLEY born 1901, Texas.
Children: (by Luella)
viii PAUL VERNON SHIPLEY born 1916, Oklahoma.

Fourth Generation

ADA MAE SHIPLEY born March 16, 1892, Ennis, Ellis County, Texas, married September 7, 1911, in Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, EMMIT WESLEY SULLIVAN, born March 1, 1887, Houlka, Chickasaw County, Mississippi, (son of HENRY HICKMAN SULLIVAN and LAURA JANE MARTIN).

ADA MAE died January 31, 1966, McLean, Gray County, Texas, buried February 3, 1966, in the family plot with her sons, McLean Cemetery, McLean, Gray County, Texas. EMMIT died August 7, 1976, Norwalk, Los Angeles County, California, buried August 10, 1976, Pomona, L.A. Co., California.

Emmit and Ada Mae were both listed on the 1900 census in the households of their fathers; Emmit in Chickasaw County, Mississippi, and Ada Mae in Ellis County, Texas. On the 1910 census, Emmit was living with his sister, Annie Lee Parker, and her family, and Ada Mae was in the household of her father, both in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma. The 1920 census has Emmit and Ada Mae and their first 4 children residing in Redmound Township, Seminole County, Oklahoma.

i ROY EDWARD SULLIVAN born September 7, 1912, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma. ROY died after 1966.
ii ELMO PAUL SULLIVAN born July 2, 1914, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma, died January 20, 1945, buried in the family plot, McLean Cemetery, McLean, Gray County, Texas.
iii ALTON RUDOLPH SULLIVAN born February 9, 1916, married 1945, LELA HENDERSON. ALTON died (....), buried in the family plot with his mother and brothers, McLean Cemetery, McLean, Gray County, Texas.
iv JAMES WOODROW SULLIVAN born November 11, 1918, Shawnee, Pottawatomie Co., Oklahoma, married 1943, HELEN GOODE. JAMES died May 5, 1945, Mindanao, Philippines. JAMES was buried in Mindanao, but his mother had a headstone placed - with a color photograph of JAMES in his dress Army uniform on the stone - in the family plot in McLean Cemetery, McLean, Gray County, Texas.
v ASTA MAE SULLIVAN born February 21, 1921, Seminole, Seminole County, Oklahoma, married September 25, 1944, CLARENCE EUGENE (TEX) FOSDYCK. TEX died January 1996, Big Bear Lake, San Bernardino County, California, buried Rose Hills Cemetery, Whittier, California.
vi MARY ELLA (FAYE) SULLIVAN born March 21, 1924, Beggs, Okmulgee County, Oklahoma, married November 14, 1942, in Groom, Carson County, Texas, JOSEPH LeRoy HALSEY, born January 23, Booker, Ochiltree County, Texas, (son of JOSEPH HORN HALSEY and IDA MYRTLE WILLEY). FAYE died April 23, 1973, West Covina, L.A. Co., California, buried April 26, 1973, Forest Lawn, Glendale, L.A. Co., California. JOE died April 16, 1969, Los Angeles, L.A. Co., California, buried April 19, 1969, Forest Lawn, Glendale, L.A. Co., California.
vii CHARLES HENRY SULLIVAN born February 7, 1928, Shawnee, Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma, married LINDA {---}. CHARLES died January 20, 1993, Kerrville, Kerr County, Texas, buried Kerrville, Texas.
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