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Ancestors of George Sebourn Shibley

Generation No. 4

      8. Rev Jacob Henry Shibley, born December 01, 1815 in Montgomery County, NY; died September 22, 1902 in Van Buren, AR. He was the son of 16. Jacob B. Shibley and 17. Elizabeth Parke. He married 9. Elizabeth Ann Minerva Boyd February 12, 1839 in Ralls County, MO.

      9. Elizabeth Ann Minerva Boyd, born October 12, 1818 in Franklin Cty, KY; died April 12, 1883 in Van Buren, AR. She was the daughter of 18. William Boyd and 19. Edna Brashears.

Notes for Rev Jacob Henry Shibley:
Jacob Henry attended the "Old Hobbs School House" in Montgomery County, New York. In 1840 he moved his family
to northwest Missouri, Adair County. He became a merchant and a miller at Shibleys Point. He
Jacob Henry moved his family from Shibleys Point, MO. to Fayetteville, AR. in 1857 with 5 sons and one daughter
Henry was a minister of the disciples of Christ. It was his dream to work with Rev. Robert Graham who was preaching
for this denomination and extending his faith with their headquarters at Fayetteville. Rev Graham founded Arkansas
college, the forerunner of Arkansas University. During that first winter there Henry and the 2 oldest sons, WHH and John
all passed the teachers examinations and all taught schools in and around Fayetteville. Then Henry moved his family
to Crawford County and bought a farm, 4 miles east of Van Buren, in the Neal community. The 2 sons farmed their acres
after serving in the CSA. He taught school and was a preacher at the Presbyterian Church, this building later became the Van Buren
Public Library. He is listed as the organizer of the Crawford County Teachers Institute in 1870.
He was a member of the Masonic Lodge #6, in Van Buren.

Henry was postmaster at Shibleys Point, MO. One year the government said he was short a few dollars and he paid
the money out of his pocket. Some 6 years later after he had moved to Crawford County, AR the government found]
their mistake and reimbursed him the money.

Henry kept a detailed diary/journal from Jan 20 , 1881 to Nov 28, 1895 a copy of which has been used in compiling
some of this present data. He collected and recorded genealogical information on the Shibley family. He was listed in the
US census of 1850 for Adair County, MO (317-316) he was age 35 born New York with wife and 4 children.

FIRST GENERATION1. Rev. Jacob Henry SHIBLEY1 was born on December 1, 1815 in Montgomery County, NY.2,3 Ronald Leake and Ray Snedigar list place of birth as Luzerne County, PA, which conflicts with Jacob Henry's own written data. He died on September 22, 1902 in Van Buren, Crawford County, AR. He was buried in Gill Cemetery, Van Buren, Crawford County, AR. He attended "Old Hobbs School House" in Montgomery County, NY. In 1840, he moved to northeast Adair County, MO where he became a merchant and miller at a place that became known as Shibleys Point. He moved to Fayetteville, AR in 1858, where he taught at Washington College (later the University of Arkansas), and moved to Van Buren, Crawford, AR in 1860. He taught school in Crawford County and was a preacher of the beliefs of one Alexander Campbell; at one time he taught in the Presbyterian Church (the building later became the Van Buren Public Library). He is listed as an organizer of the Crawford County Teachers Institute in 1870, and he was a member of Masonic Lodge #6, Van Buren, AR.He kept a detailed daily journal from 20 Jan 1881 to 28 Nov 1895, a copy of which has been used in compiling part of this present work, and he collected and recorded much genealogical information on the Shibley Family. Listed 1850 Census, Adair County, MO (317/316) as age 35, born NY, with wife and four children. He was married to Elizabeth Ann Minerva BOYD (daughter of William H. BOYD Sr. and Edna BRASHEAR) on February 12, 1839 in Ralls County, MO.4 Elizabeth Ann Minerva BOYD5,1 was born on October 12, 1818 near Frankfort, Franklin County, KY. All written history gives place of birth as Frankford, KY. Geographical reference works show only the Frankfort spelling. She died on April 12, 1883 in Van Buren, Crawford County, AR. She was buried in Gill Cemetery, Van Buren, Crawford County, AR. Rev. Jacob Henry SHIBLEY and Elizabeth Ann Minerva BOYD had the following children:+2      i.      William Henry Harrison (W.H.H.) SHIBLEY (born on April 21, 1840).
      +3      ii.      John Samuel SHIBLEY (born on November 30, 1843).
      +4      iii.      Lemuel Smith SHIBLEY (born on January 17, 1847).
      +5      iv.      Elizabeth Edna SHIBLEY (born on July 1, 1849).
      +6      v.      George Webster SHIBLEY Sr. (born on November 21, 1852).
      +7      vi.      Albert Boyd SHIBLEY (born on January 23, 1855).
      +8      vii.      David Parks SHIBLEY (born on May 14, 1857).
      +9      viii.      Jacob Irvin SHIBLEY (born on August 24, 1860).
      10      ix.      Rorke SHIBLEY. Some verbal history mentioned him; he has never been found in any record.

More About Rev Jacob Henry Shibley:
Burial: September 23, 1902, Gill Cemetery, Crawford County, AR
Occupation: Farmer, Teacher, Minister

More About Elizabeth Ann Minerva Boyd:
Burial: April 14, 1883
Children of Jacob Shibley and Elizabeth Boyd are:
  i.   William Henry Harrison Shibley, born April 21, 1840 in Madisonville, Ralls County, MO; died December 19, 1932 in Clarksville,Johnson County, AR; married Esther A. Cook August 16, 1866 in Shibley Point, MO; born August 09, 1843 in Lawrenceburg, Dearborn County, Indiana; died August 18, 1912 in VanBuren, AR.
  Notes for William Henry Harrison Shibley:
W.H.H. was the oldest and when he was twenty had gone ahead of the family to Crawford County,
and the neighbors there helped his build a large one room log house with fireplace and large attic rooms. the family came late that year, William and brother John joined the confederacy in Van Buren.
in June 1862. They joined the Arkansas Infantry, 22nd Regiment, Company G under Captain James P. King. They fought in the battle of Prairie Grove on December 7, 1862, the Battle of Saline River at Jenkins Ferry, and Battle of Helena July 4 1863. After the Battle
of Helena he was promoted to Second Lieutenant and during the summer of 1864 to First Lieutenant. They were encamped
in the winter of 1864 at Camden, AR they marched to Pleasant Hill at Mansfield, Louisiana but were too late to take part in the battle. He was company commander and acting adjutant of the regiment at the time of surrender at Ft. Smith on June 9, 1865.

After the war WHH came home to marry Esther and shared the log home with his family for a short time
before moving to Van Buren in 1868. On a 1888 panoramic map of Van Buren, he is listed as president of the Van
Buren Canning Company (Library of Congress). As a young man he clerked in the general mercantile store owned by
D. C. Williams until he entered the business for himself. Later the Shibley/Wood wholesale grocery
firm was formed and then they consolidated with the Fort Smith Grocery and further consolidation
with Reynolds/Davis Company. Later he went into business and formed the Shibley/Heard Dry Goods
Store which he managed the rest of his life. He was important in the organization of Van Buren and
organized the Crawford County Bank originally the First National Bank of Van Buren. He was a member
of the Confederate Veterans and the oldest elder on the First Presbyterian Church Board. He was originally
with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church before it united with the First Pres. He was on the board of
the College of the Ozarks as treasurer for 38 years..

  More About William Henry Harrison Shibley:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Van Buren, AR
Endowment (LDS): 1

  Notes for Esther A. Cook:
The family of Esther Cook landed at Plymouth in 1629. She is the granddaughter of
Stephen Hopkins who arrived first in 1609 at Jamestown , VA then returned to England.
He then joined the other passengers on the Mayflower and landed in 1620.

Esther Taught school in Missouri during the civil war. She was active in relief work.
After coming to Crawford County as a new bride she was identified with religious and
welfare work and gave much of her time to the Womens Christian Temperance Union.

  More About Esther A. Cook:
Burial: Fairview Cemetery, Van Buren, AR

  ii.   Dr. John Samuel Shibley, born November 30, 1843 in Shibleys Point, Adair County, MO; died March 26, 1913; married (1) Ellen Allen; married (2) Muriel E. Wade December 1870; born 1843; died January 04, 1873; married (3) EuDora Crain Wood 1875; born December 16, 1840; died February 08, 1897 in Paris, AR.
  Notes for Dr. John Samuel Shibley:
John & WHH were the young men in Dear Parents, letters to their parents., during the Civil war.

John had been handy at waiting on the sick and wounded during the war. When he returned
he took u the study of medicine. He was graduated with high honors from the medical college
at Nashville, TN. He returned to Arkansas to practice at Roseville, located on the south bank
of the Arkansas River below Ft. Smith (Roseville has all but disappeared) and also in Ozark. He
followed his profession and taught in these towns. He was married at Roseville and they had a
small baby, they both died and we believe they are buried at Roseville.
His first wife had a daughter that did not live a year.
He moved to Paris, Arkansas and became one of the leading physicians of the state. He was
known and loved by all for many miles around. He was particularly known for his high Christian
character, his many charitable acts and his help in building the Christian Church at Paris. Also known
as the leading authority on tuberculosis in Arkansas and at the completion of the Arkansas TB
Sanatorium at Booneville, which he had worked so hard to establish. In the summer of 1910 he was appointed by Governor George Donaghey as the first superintendent. During these years he had
married a second time to Miss Eudora Crain Wood (12-16-1840) and died at Paris on 2-8-1897.

His second wife Dora never had children.
He was a physician at Paris, Logan County, AR
They adopted and educated three daughters.

His third wife, Ellen J. Shibley was appointed as the first matron of the new Sanatorium. Tablets are
placed there commemorating their work and leadership and the Shibley building was named after them.

In March of 1913 Dr Shibley accompanied one of his patients to the Mayo Clinic at Rochester, MN
and while there decided to have a surgery on himself with had complications and he died March 26, 1913. His body was returned to Paris for burial in Oak Wood Cemetery.

  iii.   Lemuel Smith Shibley, born January 17, 1847 in Shibleys Point, Adair County, MO; died August 27, 1933 in Green Forrest, AR; married Lucretia Jane Porter December 11, 1867 in Huntsville, Madison County, AR; born May 03, 1848 in Charleston, Coles County, IL; died March 11, 1933 in Green Forrest, AR.
  Notes for Lemuel Smith Shibley:
Listed in the US Census, 1850 Adair County, Missouri in household of his father, age 3
He was a member of the Arkansas Legislature from Carroll County. In 1882 he owned
160 acres of land in Carroll County AR (Sec 18, Twp 19N- rng 23W

  More About Lemuel Smith Shibley:
Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Green Forrest , AR
Land record: December 15, 1882, Arkansas, Land Management

  More About Lucretia Jane Porter:
Burial: Glenwood Cemetery, Green Forrest , AR

  iv.   Elizabeth Edna Shibley, born July 01, 1849 in Shibleys Point, Adair County, MO; died July 12, 1912 in Van Buren, AR; married James Monro Baxter, Sr October 17, 1866; born November 22, 1838 in Alabama; died September 01, 1905 in Van Buren, AR.
  More About Elizabeth Edna Shibley:
Burial: Gill Cemetery, Van Buren, AR

  Notes for James Monro Baxter, Sr:
James was Deputy Sheriff of Crawford County, AR

  More About James Monro Baxter, Sr:
Burial: Gill Cemetery, Van Buren, AR

  4 v.   George Webster Shibley, born November 21, 1852 in Shibley Point, MO; died June 29, 1890 in Van Buren, Crawford County, AR; married Ida Virginia Vaughan April 1872 in Ripley, MS.
  vi.   Albert Boyd Shibley, born January 23, 1855 in Shibleys Point, Adair Cty, MO; died February 25, 1926 in Van Buren, AR; married Irene Griffith Dibrell October 03, 1881; born July 04, 1860 in Van Buren, AR; died October 03, 1931.
  More About Albert Boyd Shibley:
Burial: Forrest Park, Fort Smith, AR

  vii.   David Parks Shibley, born May 14, 1857 in Shibley Point, MO; died March 28, 1936 in Van Buren, AR; married Ada Ann Boatright March 04, 1880 in Van Buren,Crawford County, AR; born March 21, 1861 in Van Buren, AR; died October 29, 1948 in Mountainburg, AR.
  More About David Parks Shibley:
Burial: Gill Cemetery, Crawford County, AR

  Notes for Ada Ann Boatright:
Obituary in Southwest American, Fort Smith, Arkansas, Oct 29, 1948
Mrs Ada Shibley was 87 year old Crawford County resident, died at the
home of Mrs Jim Cain of Mountainburg where she had been living the
past several weeks. She was the widow of the late Parks Shibley and was a member of
the Kibler Methodist Church. She is survived by 3 daughters and 2 sons. She has
2 sisters and 1 brother. 37 grandchildren and 48 great grandchildren and one
great-great grandchild

  More About Ada Ann Boatright:
Burial: October 31, 1948, Gill Cemetery, Crawford County, AR

  viii.   Jacob Irvin Shibley, born August 24, 1860 in Fayetteville, AR; died August 06, 1938 in Van Buren, AR; married Isabella Boatright October 16, 1881 in Crawford County, AR; born February 01, 1864 in Texas; died January 10, 1952 in Van Buren, AR.
  More About Jacob Irvin Shibley:
Burial: Gill Cemetery, Crawford County, AR

  More About Isabella Boatright:
AKA (Facts Pg): Belle
Burial: Gill Cemetery, Crawford County, AR

  ix.   Charlotte May Shibley, born March 05, 1868; married Benjamin Thomas Jolly May 22, 1887; born June 27, 1866; died May 31, 1945.

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