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David B Shire

Male 1830 - 1914  (84 years)


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  • Name David B Shire 
    Born 12 Mar 1830  Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census Data 1840  Brown, Darke County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jacob Shire - Head of Household
    Male 5 &under 10 - 2
    Male 15 &under 20 - 1
    Male 20 &under 40 - 1
    Female Under 5 - 1
    Female 30 &under 40 - 1 
    Census Data 1850  Wayne, Darke County, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jacob Shire - Age 40
    Catherine Shire - Age 41
    David B Shire - Age 20
    Christopher Shire - Age 18
    Rebecca Shire - Age 14
    Samuel Shire - Age 11
    Elizabeth Shire - Age 9
    Fanny Shire - Age 6
    Isaac A Shire - Age 2
    Jacob L Shire - Age 1/12 
    Census Data 1860  Township 6 Range 13, Crawford County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David Shire - Age 30
    Iva Shire - Age 20
    George Shire - Age 5
    Frances Shire - Age 3
    Jacob Shire - Age 1 
    Census Data 1870  Licking, Crawford County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David B Shire - Age 40
    Iva A Shire - Age 30
    George W Shire - Age 15
    Jacob Shire - Age 11
    Mary C Shire - Age 9
    Elizabeth Shire - Age 6
    Eli A Shire - Age 3
    Joseph Shire - Age 8/12 
    Census Data 1880  Licking, Crawford County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    David Shire - Age 50
    Ann Shire - Age 40
    Mary Shire - Age 19
    Elizabeth Shire - Age 16
    Albert Shire - Age 13
    Daniel Shire - Age 10
    Lucy Shire - Age 6 
    Census Data 1900  Licking, Crawford County, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    James Boyll - Age 32
    Lucy Boyll - Age 25
    Reginald Boyll - Age 5
    David Shire - Age 70 
    Died 14 Jun 1914  Hutsonville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • David Shire: age 84, born in Pennsylvania March 12, 1830, son of Jacob and Catherine Shire; married to Sarah Durham; born 2 children. Married again to Iva Bowman; born 6 children, 5 living. Jacob Shire died aged 58 and Catherine at 78.

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    Buried 17 Jun 1914  Mt. Pleasant Cemetery, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • David B Shire was the first child of Jacob and Catherine Boyer Shire, born in Lancaster Co. Pennsylvania. When he was about ten years of age, he migrated with his family to Darke Co. Ohio (on the Western side of Ohio). The family was on the 1840 census in Darke Co. It is assumed the family lived on a farm although there is no record of Jacob Shire having owned any land. The area was still raw and timber had to be cleared to create cropland. Of course land had to be cleared by hand labor and logs moved by Oxen Team. Neighbors usually worked together in clearing land, exchanging labor. There seems to be no written record of the Shire Family in Darke Co.

      Circumstantial evidence inidicates that Catherine's sister, Elizabeth Boyer Brubaker and husband, Christian Brubaker and family came with the Jacob Shire family to Darke Co in 1840. Both the Brubakers and the Shires lost family members while in Darke Co. and they are buried in Stoner Cemetery, Adams Twp. In fact, Catherine's mother, Elizabeth Baker Boyer, is buried in Stoner Cemetery. Catherine's father, David Boyer died in 1822 in Lancaster Co. of Tuberculosis.

      The price of public land in Darke Co. was $2.00 per acre and the purchaser was required to pay one quarter down. The people lived frugally, labored diligently, minded their own business, helped their neighbors, and were accorded the favor and blessing of their God. When Jacob and family came to Darke Co. about 25% of the land had been cleared. There was still an abundance of live Poplar, Walnut, Blue Ash, Beech, Hickory and Sugar Maple trees and a large number of Peat Bogs. By that time, cleared land was producing excellent wheat and there was fine grazing. The Woods still abounded in wild game.

      Jacob and Catherine Shire were said to have joined the United Bretheren Church in Darke Co. While in Darke Co., David grew to manhood and married Sarah Dersham. His brother Christian married Martha Fletcher and sister, Rebecca married Christian Hollinger. In 1856-1859, the Shire families moved to Crawford Co. Illinois except the Hollinger settled in Indiana. It is probably that the families moved to Illinois by Oxen teams and covered wagons.

      David and Sarah were parents of 4 children born in Darke County. George W. in 1855; Jacob Calvin; Rebecca; Francis M. Rebecca died young and is buried in Stoner Cemetery in Darke Co. Francis M died age 3 and is buried in Hardinville Cemetery, Crawford Co, Il. George and Jacob grew to adulthood in Crawford Co. Sarah Dersham Shire died in Crawford Co February 14, 1859 and is buried in Hardinville Cemetery next to her child Francis M. We saw these graves in 1992.

      David remarried on March 4, 1860 to Iva Ann Bowman, a daughter of David Bowman. Iva Ann had a twin brother Robert who died at about age 15. David B and Iva Ann lived out their lives in the Annapolis area of Crawford County. Iva Ann died of Tuberculosis in 1900 and David died at the home of his daughter, Lucy Boyll in Hutsonville, Il. His obituary states that he always had a cheerful word for those he met every day.

      We have a poem written by David in 1864 in his own handwriting which was in his Family Bible which was in the possession of Lucy Shire Adams in 1993 and now in possession of another Shire descendent. I copied this poem into my computer and intend to provide a copy with each Printout from now on.

      Lowell W. Shire, a great grandson
      Nov. 15 1998
    Person ID P2308062939  Conrad Shire Tree
    Last Modified 21 Mar 2008 

    Father Jacob Shire,   b. 19 Jan 1809, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 9 Feb 1867, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Catherine Boyer,   b. 05 Jun 1809, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 03 Jan 1888, Annapolis, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married 20 Aug 1829  Rapho Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Jacob and Catherine Marriage Announcement
    Jacob and Catherine Marriage Announcement
    Notes 
    Family ID F16  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Sarah S Dersham,   b. 13 Apr 1832,   d. 14 Feb 1859, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 26 years) 
    Married 27 Feb 1853  Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Rebecca Shire,   b. 27 Nov 1853, Darke, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1855, Darke, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
     2. George Washington Shire,   b. 21 May 1855, Lewistown, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Dec 1930, Oblong, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     3. Francis Shire,   b. 08 Jan 1857, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jul 1860, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 3 years)
     4. Jacob Calvin Shire,   b. 04 Jan 1859, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Dec 1915, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 56 years)
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2008 
    Family ID F15  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Iva Ann Bowman,   b. 23 Dec 1839, Licking, Ohio Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Apr 1900, Annapolis, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 60 years) 
    Married 04 Mar 1860  Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Mary Catherine Shire,   b. 20 Jan 1861, Annapolis, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Mar 1947, Denver, , Colorado, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     2. Joel Shire,   b. 02 Jan 1863, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Jan 1863, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Elizabeth Ann Shire,   b. 27 Mar 1865, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 07 Mar 1960, Hutsonville, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years)
     4. Eli Albert Shire,   b. 09 Sep 1866, Annapolis, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Jan 1964, Enid, Garfield County, Oklahoma Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 97 years)
     5. Joseph Danial Webster Shire,   b. 21 Sep 1869, Licking, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 11 Sep 1939, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 69 years)
     6. Lucy Ellen Shire,   b. 21 Oct 1874, Annapolis, Crawford, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jan 1957, Hutsonville, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
    Last Modified 17 Feb 2008 
    Family ID F14  Group Sheet

  • Sources 
    1. [S3] Internet Posting (Reliability: 2).
      http://www.rootsweb.com/~ilcrawfo/history/mcnutt.html