Surname Connections

Genealogy of the Shire and Maddox surnames and all connected families

David B Shire and Iva Bowman

David Shire is our earliest ancestor of whom we have a picture. Iva was his second wife. Most of our Shires come from this union. (Although my ancestor is his first wife, Sara Dershem.)


Welcome to the shireancestry database. As with all genealogy projects, this is a work in progress. Hopefully you will find information helpful to your quest!

There are a lot of names in my tree, many of whom I am not directly connected to. I try my best to keep information updated and process submitted corrections as soon as possible. Please be understanding if you see errors, and please have patience as those errors are being addressed.

As much of this information has been transferred from an off-line program, it is a lot of work to add sources and media and link them appropriately. If you are curious about a source, or believe you should mentioned as a source, please contact me.

And of course, share, share, share! If you have further information on any of the individuals, new names to add, old photos, histories, etc., please share them! This information is for our future generations as much as it is for us to enjoy and connect. Most importantly, enjoy!

Charles and May Maddox with sons

I am also working on my Maddox surname. This family has a lot of history with deep roots in the U.S.