David R. Shiflett


Submitted by: Jane Shish JShish@aol.com
Comments: David R. Shiflett is probably the son, Rolin, as listed in the household of Micajah and Charlotte (Shiflett) Shiflett in the 1850 Rockingham Co. Census. I would like contact with someone working this line. I have not been able to find much information about David and his family (parents, siblings, etc.), or about either of his two wives (Eliza Morris and Sarah Francis Miller). It seems that David's grandchildren never knew that he had been married before Sarah, nor knew that he had his first two children, John and Thomas. It's as if he had two separate lives, one in VA and one in IL.
Information on this chart also submitted by:
Shirley Fritz glitz01@aol.com
David Ray Shiflett
StonRanch@aol.com
516 Okanogan Ave.
Wenatchee, WA 98801
Also, see below - his family's oral history about David and his first wife, Eliza Morris


Updated 26 Mar 2002
Updated 14 Jul 2008 by Bob Klein


David Roland Shiflett, b. 1831, Rockingham Co., VA, d. 9 Nov 1876 in Fulton Co., IL
m. 4 Aug 1853 in Rockingham Co., VA to Eliza Ann Morris, b. 1831 in Rockingham Co., VA, d. 1863 in Richmond, VA, d/o Simpson and Judy Shiflett Morris

Issue with Eliza Ann Morris:

2. John Walter Shiflett, b. Apr 1856 in Richmond, VA, d. 1930 in Afton, Union Co., IA, m. 26 Jul 1879 to Mollie (Mattie) Montgomery b.  Mar 1858 in OH

3. Thomas L. Shiflett, b. Oct 1880
3. Charles Shiflett b. 1881, d. 2 Feb. 1882 in Afton, Union Co., IA at 5 mos. of age
3. Frank B. Shiflett, b. 1883 in Afton, Union Co., IA, d. 4 Mar 1948 in Nicollet Co., MN, m. Anna Emelia (Mamie) Jonasdotter b. 01 Apr 1881, d. 14 May 1964 in Cottonwood Co., MN
3. Belle Shiflett, b. 29 Mar 1885 in Afton, Union Co., IA, m. George Thomas

2. Frances Shiflett b. 1862
2. Thomas Edward Shiflett, b. 11 Aug 1863 in Henrico Co., VA, d. 21 Sep 1950 in Okanogan, WA, m. 14 Aug 1881 in Fulton Co., IL to Agnes Cook, b. 11 Aug 1866 in Kenton, Fulton Co., IL, d. 26 Sep 1942 in Leavenworth, Chelan Co., WA, Both Buried: Stemilt Hill Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA

3. Minnie Pearl Shiflett b. 09 Feb 1884 in Canton, Fulton Co., IL, d. 13 May 1951 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, buried: Stemilt Hill Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, m. 17 Nov 1903 to Frank Wilks b. 30 Mar 1884 in IL, d. 14 Sep 1949
3. John Walter Shiflett b. 16 May 1886 in Hopeville, Clark Co, IA, d. 12 May 1889 in Afton, Union Co., IA
3. Howard Edmond Shiflett b. 27 Jul 1888 in Afton, Union Co., IA, d. 1 Dec 1970 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, m. 1 May 1913 Velma T. Charlton b. 22 Oct 1895 in Ellensburg, Kittitas Co., WA, d. 6 Oct 1986 in Monroe, Snohomish Co., VA

4. Dorothy Shiflett
4. Nola Helen (Viola) Shiflett b. 5 Nov 1918

3. David Louis Shiflett b. 16 Jun 1891 in Afton, Union Co., IA, d. 20 Nov 1921 in Afton, Union Co., IA, buried: Abel Cemetery, Union Co., IA
3. Joel Henry H. Shiflett b. 12 Aug 1893 in Afton, Union Co., IA, d. 16 Jan 1972 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, m(1) abt 1913 to Helen Lorraine Holt b. abt 1893, m(2) in 1916 to Fern Conn b. 4 Jun 1901, d. 18 Nov 1988
3. Sargent Daniel Shiflett, b. 23 Mar 1896 in Afton, Union Co., IA, d. 29 Aug 1955 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, m. 5 Sep 1922 to Mae McClure b. 25 Mar 1896, d. 26 May 1978, Both Buried: Stemilt Hill Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA
3. Ray Thomas Shiflett b. 27 Jul 1898 in Afton, Union Co., IA, d. 20 Nov 1920 in  Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, m. Carey (Tena) Webley
3. Frank Merle Shiflett b. 4 Oct 1900, in Afton, Union Co., IA, d. 1908 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA
3. Olive Agnes Shiflett b. 25 Sep 1903 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, d. 22 Jan 1986 in Tieton, Yakima, WA, m. 17 Mar 1927 in WA to Joseph Bernard Mulcahey b. 13 Aug 1894, d. 28 Sep 1974
3. Earl Levester Shiflett b. 20 Oct 1905 in WA, d. 27 Oct 1957 in WA, m. 3 Mar 1929 to Mildred Springfield b. 7 Jun 1909 in Fort Cobb, OK, d. 26 Nov 1998 in Spokane, WA, Both Buried: Stemilt Hill Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA

4. Opal L. Shiflett b. 30 Oct 1931 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, d. 22 May 1989 in Chelan Co., WA
4. other children

3. Ethel Mae Shiflett b. 20 Jan 1908 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, d. 16 Jul 1995 in WA, m(1) 5 Dec 1925 to Paul John Steffen b. 6 Feb 1897, d. 22 Sep 1949 in WA, m(2) Don Emmons; m(3) 4 Apr 1964 to Hester (Jack) Dodson b. 14 Mar 1908, d. 21 Sep 1984 in WA
3. Virgil Lee Shiflett b. 18 Jun 1910 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, d. 8 Jun 1984 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, m. 13 Mar 1932 to Dorothy Fay Seaton b. 3 Jan 1915, d. Jan 1987 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, Both Buried: Stemilt Hill Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA

4. Virgil E. Shiflett b. 2 Jan 1933, d. 12 Oct 2002 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA

3. Cal Byrd Shiflett b. 19 Oct 1913 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, d. 28 Oct 1966 in Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA, m(1) 12 Jun 1934 to Mary Evelyn Soule b. 3 Oct 1916, d. 23 Jun 1990 in Ephrata, Grant, WA, Both Buried: Stemilt Hill Cemetery, Wenatchee, Chelan Co., WA

David m.(2) abt 1865 in Rockingham Co., VA, to Sarah Francis Miller (b. Jan 1833, Rockingham Co., VA, d. 5 Mar 1907, Cuba, Fulton Co., IL). See marriage bond, below. On the actual marriage record, Sarah is listed as single, and her parents are listed as Simon and Elizabeth; however another source lists her as widowed at the time of her marriage to David. She has a second marriage in 1877 to James Henry Wolfrey of Rockingham Co., VA. They had one child, Eliza Wolfrey, b. Fulton Co., IL)

Issue with Sarah Francis Miller
2. Lewis Byrd Shiflett, b. 27 May 1868 in Fulton Co., IL, d. 20 Nov 1950 in Afton, Union Co., IL, buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, Union Co., IA,  m. Elizabeth (Lizzie) Pool

3. John Henry Shiflett, b. 21 Feb 1919 in Fulton Co., IA, d. 14 Apr 1919 in Fulton Co., IA, buried: Abel Cemetery, Union Co., IA

3. Lewis Byrd Shiflett, Jr. b. 9 Feb 1920 in IA, d.  4 Nov 2001 in IA, buried: Athelstan Cemetery, Athelstan, IA, m(1) 5 Nov 194 in Bedford, IA to Alma White d. 3 Jul 1958 in IA, m(2) 5 Nov 1959 in Grant City, MO  to Doris Evelyn Streitenberger b. 13 Feb 1923 in IA, d. 6 Jul 1998 in IA

3. David R. Shiflett b. 20 Mar 1922 in IA, d. 8 Dec 1989 in IA, m(1) Vera Elizabeth Trisler b. 1 Jul 1929 in Ringgold, IA, d. 5 Oct 1981 in Creston, IA, Both Buried: Murray Cemetery, Clarke Co., IA, m(2) Alice Arnold

4. Peggy Ann Shiflett b. 1949, d. 28 Jan 1981
4. other children

2. David Nathaniel Shiflett, b. 5 July 1870/1 in Fulton Co., IL,  m. Effie Pearl Wright (see photo below)

3. James Clark Shiflett b. 29 Mar 1896 in Fulton Co., IL, d. 21 Jun 1959 in Omaha, NE, m. Eleanora Marion Williams b. 18 Oct 1884 in Geneva, OH, d. 23 Feb 1963 in Omaha, NE, Both Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Sarpy Co., NE
3. Charles Andrew Shiflett b. 12 Oct 1897 in Fulton Co., IL, d. 13 Mar 1979 in Union Co., IA, m. 12 Jul 1926 in Talmage Union Co., IA to Carrie Odessa Doud b. 17 Jan 1903 in Antelope Co., NE, d. 17 Aug 1997 in Union Co., IA, Both Buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, Union Co., IA
3. Leta May Shiflett b. 10 Nov 1899 in Fulton Co., IL, d. 9 Feb 1976 in Union Co., IA, buried: St. Edward Cemetery, Afton, IA, m(1) John Owens, d. 18 Feb 1951, m(2) Loren (Buck) Hayes d. 16 Aug 1965
3. Josie Miranda Shiflett, b. 25 Dec 1900 in Fulton Co., IL, d. 19 Jun 1990 Creston, IA, m. 18 Nov 1920 in Cromwell, IA to Arthur (Art) McElhaney b. 5 Feb 1891 in Fulton Co., IL, d. 10 Jun 1982 in Creston, IA

4. Lee Donald McElhaney b. 29 Aug 1921 in Cromwell, IA, d. 3 Dec 1975 in Creston, IA

5. Dennis Ray McElhaney b. 10 Dec 1943, d. 26 Dec 1983

3. Frank Lee Shiflett b. 26 Jul 1904 in Fiatt, Fulton Co., IL, d. 2 Jul 1944 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, buried: Greenlawn Cemetery, Afton, Union Co., IA
3. Dorothy Mary Shiflett b. 14 Nov 1906, d. 12 Apr 1996 in Sioux Falls, SD, m. 24 Dec 1925 in Union Co., IA to Virgil Amos Davidson, Sr. b. 20 Jul 1905 in Winterset, Madison, IA, d. 7 Sep 1986 in Lamberton, PA

4. Myrna Joy Davidson b. 28 Feb 1936, d. 16 Sep 1977 in Worthington, MN

3. Phoebe Francis Shiflett b. 30 Dec 1907 in Fulton Co., IL, d. 11 Oct 1995 in Creston, IA, m. 13 Apr 1929 in Clarinda, Page, IA to Orville Lyle Franklin b. 20 Jan 1907, d. 12 Sep 1985
3. Hattie Fair Shiflett b. 17 Sep 1910 in Union Co., IA, (living Ozark, MO) d. 6 Feb 2001 in Forsythe, Taney Co., MO, m. 7 Apr 1930 in Jefferson, Greene Co., IA to John Raymond Davidson b. 30 Oct 1908 in Madison Co., IA, d. 9 Jun 1997 in Greene Co., IA

4.John Charles Davidson b. 8 Jan 1935 in Buchanan Co., IA, d. 8 Jan 1935 in Buchanan Co., IA
4.Dennis Ray Davidson b. 17 Jan 1943 in Fayette Co., IA, d. 20 Jan 1943 in Fayette Co., IA

3. Georgia Marie Shiflett b. 6 Jun 1913 in Union Co., IA, d. 21 Feb 1970, m. 7 Apr 1932 in Afton, Union Co., IA to Fredrick Arthur Frieler b. 25 Jan 1905 in NE, d. 30 Oct 1961 in Pottawattamie Co., IA, Both Buried: Bellevue Cemetery, Bellevue, Sarpy Co., NE
3. Russell David (Bud) Shiflett b. 9 Jan 1916 in Union Co., IA, d. 4 Jul 1997 in Dakota City, IA, m. Ruth Jean Silbaugh b. 21 Jul 1914 in Greene Co., IA, d. `12 May 2003 in Humboldt Co., IA, Both Buried: Union Cemetery, Humbolt Co., IA

4. Elmer David Shiflett b. 23 Jun 1938 in Greene Co., IA, d. 21 Sep 1996 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE, buried: Mt. Aubern Cemetery, Millard, NE

2. Lucinda C. Shiflett, b. 1873, m(1) Mr. DeVore and m(2) J. Hedrick, d. ?

3. Clara Hedrick
3. Joel Hedrick
3. Carl Hedrick

2. Joel Henry Shiflett, b. 20 Apr 1875 in Fulton Co., IL, d. 8 Aug 1860 in Marshalltown, IA, m(1) 12 Mar 1895 in Fulton Co., IL to Anna Sylvia Roberts b. 1877, d. 14 Oct 1944 in Marshalltown, Marshall Co., IA, d/o John Roberts and Mary Zillah Grubb, d. 8 Aug 1960, Marshalltown Co. IA , m(2) Leah Belle Roberts b. 16 Jun 1881 in MO, d. 21 Jul 1961 in Dallas Co., TX

Issue with Anna:

3. Gladys Marie Shiflett, b. 11 Apr 1897 in Fulton Co., IA, d. 16 Mar 1997 in Minneapolis, MN, m. Raleigh Ellsworth Forrey
3. Henry Shiflett, b. 1899
3. Alma Ruth Shiflett, b. 29 Jan 1900 in IL, d. 27 Jan 1977 in Haywood Co., NC, m. Asa B. Landes b. 25 Jan 1897, d. 7 Apr 1988
3. Ethel May Shiflett, b. 29 Mar 1902 in Marshall Co., IA, m. Harry Grago
3. Lela Bell Shiflett, b. 16 Aug 1907 in Marshall Co., IA, m. 16 Deb 1926 in Marshall Co., IA to Charles Keneth Dunham
3. Mary Shiflett, b. ?, died young


Marriage Bond:
Rockingham County, VA, #272

Know all men by these presents, that we David Shifflett & Simpson Morris are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Virginia in the sum of One Hundred and Fifty Dollars to which payment well and truly be made, we bind ourselves, our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly, and severally, firmly by these presents. Sealed and dated this 4th day of August 1853 and in the 78 year of the Commonwealth. The condition of the above obligation is such, That whereas a marriage is shortly to be solemnized between the above bound David Shifflett and Eliza Morris Daughter of Simpson Morris of Rockingham County; if therefore, there shall be no cause to obstruct the said marriage, then the above obligation to be void; otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.
Signed, sealed and delivered in the presence of
David Shiflett [his mark]
Simpson Morris [his mark]


Information submitted by David Ray Shiflett StonRanch@aol.com

In reply to my source of information for Thomas's birthplace. His daughter Ethel wrote out information on the family before her death stating her father, Thomas was born Aug. 9, 1863 in Richmond, Va. in Henrico Co. I have a copy of the information she wrote out from the information her father Thomas had given her.

My father gave me the information on Eliza that was passed down to him from his grandfather Thomas. Thomas was Eliza and David's son. I have no documentation on this, just word of mouth. David and Eliza owned a farm in Richmond, Va. He served in the Union Army during the Civil War. His home in Richmond, Va. was near the site of one of the war battles. His wife was found dead in the home, ( it was said she died of fright or a heart attack) the three children were with her, baby Thomas clutched in her arms. After her death John and Francis were sent to live with other families in the area. Baby Thomas went to live with his mother's parents. After the war David returned home and recovered the two boys but his daughter was never found. ( This is the story that has been passed down through my family through the generations.) My father is still living and remembers a lot of the old family history that has been passed down through the years. As I said before I have no documentation but have heard these stories since I was a small child from my great grandfather and grandfather. Thomas lived with us until I was about 8 years old. We have written down a lot of this information and this is just a small bit of it.
David Ray Shiflett


Photos

David Nathaniel and Effie Pearl Wright Shiflett
Photo submitted by: Shirley Fritz glitz01@aol.com

David and Effie


Thomas Edward and Agnes Cook Shiflett Family
Photo submitted by: David Shiflett StonRanch@aol.com

Thomas & Agnes

Front row, l to r: Olive, Ethel, Agnes, Thomas, Minnie
Back row, l to r: Cal, Joel, Earl, Howard, Virgil, Seargent
Photo taken before 1942, prob. in the 1930's.

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