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06-Albert Gallatin Shirley 
Birth: 29 Dec 1829, Oldham Co, KY
Death: 11 Jul 1879- age 50
Burial: Melissa Cemetery
Father: Lawrence Shirley

Marriage: 23 Jan 1856, Oldham Co, KY
Spouse: Rebecca KELLAR
Birth: 22 Feb 1837, KY
Death: 24 Apr 1905- age 68
Burial: Melissa Cemetery

     CHILDREN: Albert and Rebecca had 9 children;
07----MARGARET J "MAGGIE" SHERLEY [b. 24 Oct 1856];
07----ANDREW LEWIS SHERLEY [b. 19 Jun 1858, Collin Co, TX; d. 10 Nov 1945, Anna, Collin Co, TX- age 87, bur. Melissa Cemetery], Land Owner, m. Mona SLAUGHTER [b. 23 Mar 1874, TX; d. 18 May 1963, McKinney, Collin Co, TX- age 89, bur. Melissa Cemetery], she the daughter of WP Slaughter (1843-1822) and Zilla Coffman (1853-1925), had two children:
     08----WILLIAM MERIDETH SHERLEY [b. 16 Apr 1899, Anna, Collin Co, TX; d. 8 Oct 1974, McKinney, Collin Co, TX- age 75, bur. Melissa Cemetery], m. Roberta ROSAMOND [b. 8 Nov 1904, Collin Co, TX; d. 3 Feb 1990, McKinney, Collin Co, TX- age 85, bur. Van Alstyne Cemetery], the daughter of Robert Bowen Rosamond (1870-1954) and Nellie Cox (1875-1955);
     08----LENA SHERLEY [b. 22 Nov 1902, TS; d. 2 Mar 1964, Decatur, Wise Co, TX- age 61, bur. Melissa Cemetery], a Teacher, m. Eros BROWN [from child's birth certificate];
07----BENJAMIN LAWRENCE "BEN" SHERLEY [b. 23 Apr 1860; d. 1931- age 71, bur. Melissa Cemetery], m. Arrana Elizabeth BLACKAMON [b. 5 Aug 1871, NC; d. 18 Jun, 1947, Anna, Collin Co, TX- age 75, bur. Melissa Cemetery], she the daughter of NL Blackamon and Julia Ann Hinson, had seven children-six listed:
     08----ALBERT SHERLEY [b. Aug 1890; d. 11 Jun 1913- age 23, bur. Sherley Family Plot], a laborer, fell off light pole;
     08----ANDREW ABRAM SHIRLEY [b. 22 Jan 1892, TX; d. 7 Dec 1956, Grayson Co, TX- age 64, of heart attack], SSN: 452-01-4713, m. Grace McCOMB, m. Caroline McKINLEY, had son:
          09----JACK MCKINLEY SHERLEY [b. 25 Mar 1919, KS; d. 7 Oct 2011, Charlottesville, Charlottesville City, VA- age 92, bur. Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum], m. Ethel Marcella BUS [b. 3 Jan 1919, Cleburn, Johnson Co, TX; d. 19 Mar 1998, Benbrook, Tarrant Co, TX- age 79, bur. Greenwood Memorial Park and Mausoleum], had daughter:
               10----DEBORAH SHIRLEY [b. 1949, NY; d. 1 Nov 2015, Charlottesville City, VA- age 65];
     08----ANNIE LAURIE SHERLEY [b. Feb 1893; d. 21 Oct 1928, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX- age 35, bur. Sherley Family Plot], m. ___ CHANEY;
     08----GENEVA SHIRLEY [b. Dec 1896];
     08----FERDINAND DESOTO SHERLEY [b. 3 Dec 1897, Collin Co, TX; d. 20 Dec 1957, McKinney, Collin Co, TX- age 60, bur. Melissa Cemetery], a Farmer, m. Lillie I ___ [b. 11 Feb 1903; d. 9 Jun 1999- age 96, bur. Melissa Cemetery];
     08----MILDRED M SHERLEY [b. 1901; d. 1915- age 14, bur. Sherley Family Plot];
07----WILLIAM MEREDITH SHIRLEY [b. 5 Jan 1866; d. 1894- age 28- bur. Melissa Cemetery];
07----MATHILDA SHIRLEY [b. 27 Jun 1868, Anna, Collin Co, TX; d. 27 Mar 1940, McKinney, Collin Co, TX- age 71, bur. Melissa Cemetery], a Housekeeper, m. Joseph Clark WATTS [b. 12 May 1862; d. 17 Jul 1906- age 44, killed in a wreck, bur. Melissa Cemetery];
07----FREDERICK HENDERSON SHERLEY [b. 8 Jul 1871; d. 1941- age 70], m. Quiney (Quincy?) B COFFMAN [b. 1876, Collin Co, TX; d. 13 Jan 1924, McKinney, Collin Co, TX- age 47, cancer of the stomach, bur. Melissa Cemetery], she the daughter of GW Coffman and Mettie Janes Slaughter, had two children:
     08----LORRAINE SHERLEY [b. 29 May 1901; d. 29 Feb 1984- age 82, bur. Melissa Cemetery]; and
     08----WAYNE HANSON SHERLEY [b. 4 Dec 1907, TX; d. 7 Apr 1968, Anna, Collin Co, TX- age 60, bur. Melissa Cemetery], a Merchant and Farmer, m. Janet Wren LARGENT [b. 10 Nov 1915; d. 27 Nov 1983- age 68, bur. Melissa Cemetery];
07----LAURA PAULINE SHIRLEY [b. 15 Sep 1875, TX, a twin; d. 5 Feb 1964, Dallas, Dallas Co, TX- age 88, bur. Crown Hill Memorial Park Cemetery], m. ___ BOND;
07----ANNA LOUISE SHIRLEY [b. 15 Sep 1875, TX, a twin; d. 10 Aug 1963, McKinney, Collin Co, TX- age 87, bur. Melissa Cemetery], m. Emmit Elbrige COX [b. Mar 1866, MO; d. 13 Nov 1929, Collin Co, TX- age 63, bur. Melissa Cemetery], a Farmer, Cotton Grain Dir, the son of JF Cox and ___ Blakley;
07----AGNES BELLE SHERLEY [b. 15 Oct 1878].

     CENSUS:
     1860 Collin Co, TX census, Precinct 2: Albert Sherley, b. about 1830, KY, age 30, Rebecca Sherley 24; Maggy J Sherley 3; Andrew L Sherley 2; Benjamin L Sherley 1.12.
     1870 Collin Co, TX census, Precinct 3: Albert Sherley, b. about 1830, KY, age 40, white, male Highland Post Office; Rebecca Sherley 33; Margaret Sherley 15; Andrew Sherley 11; Benjamin Sherley 10; Meridith Sherley 4; and Matilda Sherley 1.
     1880 Collin Co, TX census: Rebecca Shirley 43; AL Shirley 21; BL Shirley 21; MJ Shirley 23; WM Shirley 14; Tillie Shirley 11; FH Shirley 8; Laura Shirley 5; Louisa Shirley 5; and Agnie Shirley 1.
     1900 Justice Precinct 3, Collin Co, TX census: has (all but 3 b. TX) Benjamin Shirley 40, Farming, Rinna Shirley 28, b. NC (5 children-5 living); Albert Shirley 9; Andrew Shirley 8; Louise Shirley 6; Geneva Shirley 3; Ferdinand Shirley 2 Josey Clayton 17; JS Seales 45, b. TN; and Jim *Oy 30, b. TN.
     1900 Collin Co, TX census: Rebecca Shirley 63; Maggie Shirley 43; Fred Shirley 28; and Ann Lou Shirley 24.
     1910 Justice Precinct 3, Collin Co, TX census: has (all but 1 b. TX) Ben L Sherley 49, Farmer-General Farm; Arrane L Sherley 31, b. NC (7 children-6 living); Albert Sherley 19; Andrew Sherley 17; Annie L Sherley 16; Geneva Sherley 14; Frediner Sherley 12; Mildred M Sherley 8; and Milton Dannels 18, Hired Hand-Farm Laborer.
     1910 Collin Co, TX census: LF Sherley (FL Sherley or FH Shirley) 38; Aniney Sherley 34; Lorine Sherley 8; George Sherley 6; and Wayne Sherley 2.
     1920 Collin Co, TX census:  Fred Shirley (Fred Chisley) 48; Quincy Shirley 44; Lorine Shirley 14; and Wayne Shirley 12.
     1930 Collin Co, TX census: Fred Sherley 59; and Wayne H Sherley 22.
     1940 Alstyne town, Grayson Co, TX census: has (both b. TX) Andrew A Sherley 48, Night Watchman-Oil/Cotton Mill; and Grace Shirley 51.

     1998 OBITUARY: Marcella Bus Sherley, 79, a retired teacher, died Thursday, March 19, 1998, in Benbrook.
Funeral: 2 pm Saturday at Greenwood Funeral Home. Burial: Greenwood Memorial Park. Memorials: First Christian Church or your own church.
     Marcella Bus Sherley was born Jan 3, 1919, in Cleburne. She was a retired teacher and an elder at First Christian Church. She was an actress and a teacher of English, speech and drama in Lexington, KY. She danced at The Last Frontier, Texas Centennial, in Fort Worth in 1936. She performed in community theaters in Hollywood and New York.
     She served the Christian Church in England with her husband as a fraternal worker under the auspices of the Division of Overseas Ministries of Christian Churches (Disciples of Christ). Since 1980, Marcella and her husband served more than a dozen interim ministries in Christian Churches in Central TX, the last being Bethany Christian in White Settlement. During World War II, Marcella served as an airway traffic controller in the ATC Center in Fort Worth. She graduated from Stripling High School and TCU.
     Marcella held on to life until she learned that her granddaughter, Kate, had made her a great-grandmother with the birth of Anastasia Marcella Makrides. Survivors: Husband of 58 years, the Rev Jack Sherley of Fort Worth; daughters, Deborah Rose, a journalist, of Charlottesville, VA, and Christine Evans, an educator, of Hollywood, FL; sister, Ann Bus of Fort Worth; grandson, Andrew Evans of Florida; granddaughter, Kate Makrides of Pulaski, VA; and great-granddaughter, Anastasia Marcella Makrides.
[courtesy of findagrave.com & the Fort Worth Star-Telegram]

     2011 OBITUARY: Jack McKinley Sherley, 92, a pastor, chaplain and professor, formerly of Lexington, KY, and Fort Worth, died Friday, Oct. 7, 2011, at a hospice in Charlottesville, VA. Memorial service: The Rev Erik Wikstrom will lead a memorial service at 4 pm Monday at Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist, 717 Rugby Road, Charlottesville. Memorials: In lieu of flowers, the family asks that memorial contributions be made to the American Cancer Society, 1445 E Rio Road, Charlottesville, VA 22901.
     The Rev Sherley was born March 25, 1919, in Spring Valley, KS, and moved with his mother, Caroline McKinley Pell, to Los Angeles, CA in 1923. He was married to Marcella Bus Sherley of Fort Worth from 1940 until her death in 1998.
     After graduating from Texas Christian University in 1940 and Brite College of the Bible in 1944, he was ordained as a minister in the Christian Church, Disciples of Christ. He served as a lieutenant in the US Navy Chaplain Corps, stationed from 1944 to 1946 with the Third Marine Division on Guam and the Sixth Marine Division in Tsing Tao, China.
     The Rev Sherley was a chaplain with the Veterans Administration in NY and NJ from 1946 to 1952 and with the US Public Health Service Hospital (now the Federal Prison) in Lexington from 1953 to 1977. At Lexington Theological Seminary he was professor of pastoral counseling from 1953 to 1977. Following his retirement from public service, he served in Birmingham, England, with the Disciples of Christ Division of Overseas Ministries from 1977 to 1980.
Returning to the United States, the Rev Sherley served as interim pastor for Disciples of Christ churches in Graham, Eastland and Bowie, Texas; Casa View Christian Church in Dallas; and Bethany Christian Church in Fort Worth.
     He was preceded in death by his second wife, the former Elizabeth Grubbs Leggett of Lexington, in 2009. The Rev Sherley moved to The Colonnades in Charlottesville, VA following her death, and attended Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist.
     Survivors: Two daughters and their spouses, two grandchildren and their spouses, and two great-grandchildren, Deborah and Benjamin Rose of Charlottesville, Christine and Douglas Evans of Gilford, NH, Kate, Phil and Anastasia Makrides of Waynesboro and Andrew, Jenna and Wesley Evans of Sunderland, MA.
[courtesy of findagrave.com & the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Sunday, October 9, 2011]

     2015 OBITUARY: Deborah Sherley Rose, 66, passed away at her home in Charlottesville, VA on November 1, 2015. Her husband, Benjamin Rose, was at her side as he had been over the final months of her struggle with lung cancer.
Deborah was preceded in death by her parents, Jack and Marcella Sherley.
     In addition to Ben Rose, her husband of many years, she is survived by his mother, Wanda Rose, their extended family in Wise and Norton,Virginia; her daughter, Katherine Makrides and granddaughter, Anastasia Makrides of Charlottesville; her sister, Christine Sherley Evans (Douglas Evans) of Gilford, New Hampshire; and nephew, Andrew Evans (Jenna Evans) and their sons, Wesley and Jensen of Sunderland, Massachusetts.
     Deborah was born in New York City, moving to Lexington, KY with her family soon after. She grew up in Lexington, graduating from Lafayette High School in 1966. She was active in drama and vocal music at Lafayette, participating in State Drama competitions and Allstate Chorus. She earned her BA (in the Honors Program, Phi Beta Kappa) and MA degrees from the University of Kentucky, and completed additional graduate coursework at Vanderbilt University. Her studies in English prepared her for an outstanding career in journalism at newspapers across the country including the Bakersfield CA, the Coalfield Progress in Norton, VA and more recently the Daily Progress in Charlottesville. She won numerous awards through out her career, including several from the Virginia Press Association. She was subsequently an editor of law books at LexisNexis.
     She was a devoted member of Thomas Jefferson Memorial Church, Unitarian Universalist in Charlottesville, Virginia and considered the staff and congregation extended family. Among her numerous contributions to the life of that congregation are her sermons and poetry to be published by the church. A service celebrating her life will be held there on Saturday, November 14, 2015 at 7 p.m.The family requests that donations to the minister's discretionary fund be made in lieu of flowers. (see the church website, uucharlottesville.org, for contact information).
[courtesy of findagrave.com & Daily Progress]