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Shires Family

Jack Rose (View posts)
Posted: 12 Apr 1999 4:28AM GMT
Seeking data on Jacob Shires family from Tennessee/North Carolina.
Have traced back to late 1700's. Marr. Emily Chunn from North Carolina (Born 11/14/1812)

Seek info on Chrisatian Napoleon Shires, Jacob's father and Salley Sears his mother

Shires Family

Twyla Shires Willoughby (View posts)
Posted: 14 Jul 1999 11:27PM GMT
I am looking for info on Michael (Miguel)Shires from Henry County, TN.
He was born in 1805. He married a widow, Nancy A. Thomas,with 2 sons. They moved to Shelby Co.
Texas. Nancy was born in 1795.They had Sarah, Jane, George W., Mary, and Rachel.

Shires Surname

Twyla Shires Willoughby (View posts)
Posted: 18 Jul 1999 4:46PM GMT
Is this the same Jacob Shires that served in the CSA?
He was captured at Missionary Ridge? Jacob and his father appear
to be listed in the Maury County, Tennessee CSA units formed.
Christian N. is listed as living in Obion County in 1904.

Shires Family

Posted: 26 Jan 2000 4:08PM GMT
Edited: 25 Aug 2001 10:23PM GMT
May have link for your Shires. I am looking for James Moses Shires b.1867-d.16,Nov.1929. Married Sarah Elizabeth Wilkinson. Had a brother George W. Shires all lived in E.Tex. Lets share info.

jacob shires

Posted: 16 Jul 2000 6:13PM GMT
Edited: 15 Jun 2003 3:38PM GMT
Jacob Shires is my ggg grandfather. I attached information up to Christian Napolean Shires, but have hit a brick wall with him. I know he was a "Duck River Rifleman" in Company G 24th Tennessee Volunteer Infantry and was living in Obion County in 1904. If anyone has any information on him or anyone related to this line please email me directly at I am also trying to find the Shires Memorial Cemetery. Apparently there are quite a few shires cemeteries...any info would be great!

Christian Napolean Shires b abt 1771 NC m Sarah Sears b 1781. She was daughter of Christian Sears and Barbara Stutzman.
Children of Christian and Sarah
David Shires b 1/23/1802 NC
James Shires b 1804
Jacob Shires b 6/11/1806 NC d 9/7/1887
Peter Shires b bet 1810-1820
William M. Shires b 1814 TN
Joel Shires b 10/13/1818, TN
John P. Shires b bet 1820-1825
Solomon Shires b 1822 TN d bet 1851-1857 in Johnson County, Illinois
Benjamin Franklin Shires b 1825
Obedience Shires m. Henry B. Chunn b 5/27/1823 in Richmond County, NC d 7/18/1877 in Calloway County, Kentucky

Jacob Shires m. Emily Chunn in 1831 b 11/14/1812 NC d 1882. Daughter of Henry Chunn and Hannah Garrett.
Children of Jacob and Emily
William Henry Shires b 4/18/1832 Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee
Joseph M Shires b abt 1834, TN
Hezekiah Shires
Jacob B. Shires
G.P. Shires
James S. Shires
Perlina Shires

I have quite a bit more if anyone is interested. email me directly

Shires Cemetery

lindsay (View posts)
Posted: 4 Sep 2000 12:17PM GMT
The Shires Memorial Cemetery is in Pottsville Maury County, TN. I have a list of tombstones but can't locate right now. Will send when found.


dottie smith (View posts)
Posted: 27 Feb 2001 5:48PM GMT
ristian n. shires was bornin the 1770s at ??.The censusin muary cty, tenn.that he came from rowan county, n.c.this is all i have on him.he is my 5th remove on kinship. would like to find out more on him and his line.

Re: jacob shires

Posted: 17 Feb 2002 4:00AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 15 Jun 2003 3:38PM GMT
Searching back to see your posting on J.Shires nearly 2 years ago.Dont know if you have found where he is buried or not,since he is gggparent and i do have the info to send that you were looking for. He died in 1887 and was buried at ---------Jacob Shires Cem. Bear Creek Pike, Pottsville,Tenn. Im still looking for Christian n.birth place and parents.He and his wife Sarah lived a full life and living in Marshall county, Tenn on the last 1850 census on a 1500 acre spread with 2 of their sons William and

Re: Shires Family

Posted: 28 Nov 2011 2:07PM GMT
Classification: Query
I think you may be referring to my mothers side of the family. Nancy had sons- I have heard interesting stories of "red headed Nancy" who was unmarried at the time but had a lover by the name of King. Thus.... Sons.... James Harvey Thomas married Caroline Applegate, William Jackson Thomas, b.1818 in SC, d. after 1870 in Panola Co. His wife was Lucy Jane (Powers) Thomas b.1841, in MS, d. after 1870 in Panola, Co. Married in 1856 in Panola Co.

Does anyone know who and how the name M. E Stanfield connects with the Thomas clan?

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