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Sievely/Sively/Sivley Family

Scheibly,Scheible,Ziebly,Sively,Sivley and Scivally are some the ways that the families spell their name.In Rockingham County , Va.( where Catherine move after Joseph died) The name was spell this way: Seftly;Siefle.

As I tell the many lives of the family you will see who spell it which way.

I start by tell you about ETHEL SIVELY MOORE. She published two books on the family (reprinted 1975). “Lost Links” tells of JOSEPH SIEVELY coming to U.S from Germany in 1743. I trace the Joseph in the RUPP’S THIRTY THOUSAND IMMIGRANTS. JOESPH”Ziebly” arrived Philadelphia,Sept 30 1743 on the “ROBERT AND ALICE” under HARDLY Cussack, Commander, from Rotterdam last from Cowes. Schieble is German spelling for Sievely. A German friend of my tells that me with way we pronounce our name in English the German spelling most be Schieble. Scheible family comes from Knittlingen, Baden-Wuertemberg, Germany or that general area around Maulbronn.They were from Switzerland,and they fled to Germany during the Reformation

I know my the family that Joseph Sievely married Catharine. It is know that they married in Pa and stay there for a time. Went they move to Va. They had some of their children with them. The earliest Sively Found in our records to date is listed in a will in Frederick, Co. (it is best note at this time that the counties in Virginia change names a lot. Shenandoah County was the following: 1721-1734 SPOTSYLVANIA, 1734-1745 ORANGE COUNTY,1743-1772 FREDERICK,1745-1753 AUGUSTA COUNTY, AND 1772- UP SHENANDOAH COUNTY( NAMED DUNMORE) This sent to me by Joe Baker who search the records for me in Virginia).LAWRENCE BULTER mentions John Sively in his will dated 1731 but not states what his relationship was to John Sivley.( It is thought that this could he Joseph brother).

Book named " LIFE ALONG HOLMAN'S CREEK" by j Floyd Wine.

Lease agreements for Fairfax land were not all recorded. One interesting one on record was my by Fairfax to Joseph Siveley and two sons on Sept 29, 1761 for 640 acres. The indenture states that the lease will be in effect " during the natural lives of him the daid Joseph, Adam Sively and John Sively his sons and longest liver of them yielding and paying yearly reant and every year on the 29th day fo Sept... sum of 40 shillings. If it shall happen that all or any part of the said yearly rent shall be behind and unpaid for the space of two months in any one year... the said Thomas Lord Fairfax can reenter and reclaim the said leased land." I now have copy of map of Early Land Grants,Leases and Patents. Thanks to Our cousin Katherine Smith.

Bk 6 pg. 420, 29 Sept. 1761 [Lease] Between the Right Hon.ble Thomas Lord Fairfax Baron of Cameron [to] Joseph Sively of parish & County of Frederick Yeoman ... for and in consideration of Rents & covenants herein after Expressed ... grant to Farm Lett unto said Joseph Sively ... Tract of Land Situate lying and being on the Head of Holeman’s Creek and joining the Boundary Line between his Majesty and his Lordship ... containing by a Survey made thereof Six Hundred & forty Acres ... corner to Land Surveyed for Widow Hill Corner to Land Surveyed for Thomas Holman ... for and during the natural lives of him said Joseph Sively Adam Sively and John Sively his Sons Yielding and paying yearly on 29th Sept. the Sum of Forty Shillings

Wit: Gabriel Jones -------- Fairfax Thos Rutherford-------- Joseph Sively ((ZE)

Recorded: 2 Dec. 1761

Joseph Sively apparently ws living on the land as early as 1752-3 as his widow Catherine, stated in a deposition in 1791, that her husband had obtained and Entry for said tract of land from Lord Fairfax 38 or 39 years ago.

The next mention is also Frederick County, Virginia. It is a lease for 650 acres of land from LORD FAIRFAX. to JOSEPH SIEVELY and mentions two son John and Adam. It is dated 1761.This farm was near FORESTVILLE in Shenandoah Co. Va. The land lay on the head of a branch of Holman’s Creek— Adj. the Widow Hill, Wm . McClain and Thomas Hilman, NW of Timber Ridge. The New Market, Va. quadrangle top graphic map(U.S. Geology Survey) is the map for this location. *Joseph "Ziebly" Sievely in Shennadoah County, Va was Farmer. Joseph was a grain and cattle framer. he provide beef for the Army during the revlutionary War. * This another story the like to tell, but I have no proof on this. If someone has this proof. Please let me know.

“ABSTRACTS OF VIRGINIA’S NORTHERN NECK WARRANTS & SURVEYS DUNMORE, SHENANDOAH, CULPEPER, PRINCE WILLIAM, FAUQUIER & STAFFORD COUNTIES 1710-1780” by Peggy Shomo Jovner

Page 20: Dumore County; (John Roller) of Frederick Co.; Survey (1) no wart, survd in the name of no individual on 1 Nov 1749; 640 a of waste land in Augusta Co. on boundary line & head of Holeman’s Crk.; adj Widow Hill, William Mackelan, Thomas Holman- CC-Thomas Holeman & Henry Brock. Marker Christn Funkhouser.

N. D. _Caveat entered by Josph Shively Tenant to his lordship 22 July 1771- His Lordship wishes lines of Joseph Shively’s Tract (leased from his Lordship) to be examined.

SETTLEMENT OF JOSEPH SIEVELY 1785: Note all of his children are not mention.

To CATHERINE---WIDOW OF JOSEPH SIEVELY. One third interest, 156 lbs. 11shil, 5 pence

To CATHERINE- Daughter, Wife of MATHIAS WILL, 27lbs,2shil,10 pence

To BARBARA- Daughter, wife of CALIP AREY 27lbs, 2shil,10 pence

To SARAH- Daughter, wife of JOHN WALTERS 27lbs 2shil 10pence

To PETER –Son 27lbs 2shil 10 pence

To ELIZABETH- Daughter, Wife of THOMAS WALTERS 27Lbs 2shil 10pence

To EVE-Daughter, Widow of a BROWN 27lbs 2shil 10 pence

The census of Shenandoah County Va. In 1783 lists Catherine Sievely as head of the house with 9 family, showing that Joseph had been died for two years before the settlement was made.

There was a will filed in 1782 listing all the children as follows:

JACOB, JOSEPH, PETER, JOHN, GEORGE, BARBARA, SARA, ELIZABETH, MARGARETTE, MAGDELENE, MARY, BETTY, ADAM, EVE BROWN,and Ann

ALL THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE THAT I HAVE FOUND THEIR DESCENDANTS. THEY HAVE THEIR ON PAGE ON THIS WEB PAGE. LOOK FOR THEM UNDER THEIR FIRST NAME.

Catherine is in Shenandoah Co. until at least 1786. She is in Rockingham by or before 1798. See below ...

PERSONAL PROPERTY TAX LISTS: LDS Film 1905722 Shenandoah Co., VA 1782-1799

1783 p 31, Catharine SIEVELY 2 horses, 8 cattle.

1784/5 p 29 Peter SIEVELY 5 horses, 3 cattle; Catharine SIEVELY 4 horses, 9 cattle.

1786 Chatharine SIVELY 5 horses 12 cattle. (not listed in 1787)

PROPERTY TAX LISTS: LDS Film 0033451 Rockingham Co. VA

1789 Catherine SIVELY, 78 acres, also 6 acres Joseph ALDORPHA, Jr.

1790 Catharine SIVELY, 78 acres, 6 acres.

1791-92-93 Catharine SIVELA, 78 acres, 6 acres

1794 Catherine SIEVELY, 78 acres, 6 acres

1795 Catherine SIVELY, 78 acres, 6 acres

1796 Cathrin SIVELEY, 78 acres, 6 acres.

1797 Cathrina SIEVELY, 78 acres, 6 acres.

1798 Catherin SIVELEY, 78 acres, 6 acres.

1799 Cathrin SIEVELY, 78 acres. 6 acres.

1800 Catherine SEEVLY, 78 acres, 6 acres.

1801 Cathorine SEAVALY, 78 acres, 6 acres

1802-03 Catherine SIEVELY, 78 acres, 6 acres

The following is list of the Children and their spouses.The appox.born dates came from LDS site.They are listed under SIEVELY name. The name of the pages are INTERNATIONAL GENEALOGICAL INDEX/NORTH AMEICA. IGI Records.I will listed the in ()for you all and they not listed in the birth order. Sorry about that.

Joseph(abt 1766) m Elizabeth Harry

Joseph Sievely(Sively) family own page on this site look for Joseph

Click here for Joseph

Jacob(abt 1760) m Alicy(Alcey)?

Jacob Sievely(Sivley)family own page on this site look for Jacob

Click here for Jacob

Peter(abt 1768) m Ruth ( her last name could have been Canterberry)

Peter Sievely(Sivley)family own page on this site look for Peter

Click here for PeterI

George(abt 1774) m Mary Lamb

George Sievely(Sively)family own page on this site look for George

Click here for George

John Sievely( abt 1753) m Leah

John Sievely family own page on this site look for John Sievely/Sively/Scivally

Click here for JohnScivally

I DO KNOW THAT JOHN SIEVELY WAS NEVER IN NC MUCH LESS IN ROWEN CO.NC.

The marriage of the children came from this book "VIRGINA MARRIAGES EARLY -1800.

John Sievely(Sively,Scivally)

Catherine(abt 1756) m Mathias Will

Eve (abt 1758) m 1st --- Brown 2nd Robert Donnelly m'd on 20 Jun 1789 Washington Co. Va.

Eve Sievely(Sively/Brown/Donnelly)family own page on this site look for Eve

Click here for Eve

Barbara(abt 1763) m Calip Arey (Areaia)Go below to **m'd Cuttip Eary on 2 Jun 1796 Middlesex, Co Va.

Barbara's family own page on this site look for Barbara

Click here for Barbara

Sarah(abt 1764) m John Walters Go below to **m'd on 24 Oct 1792 in Shenandoah Co., Va

Elizabeth(abt 1770) m Thomas Walters ( John and Thomas were brothers)

Elizabeth Sievely/Walters family own page on this site look for Elizabeth

Click here for Elizabeth

Margarette(abt 1776) m Joseph Aljrphates/ Altodorffer(John Aldorfa)Go below to **on 31 Dec 1797 Rockingham Co. Va.

Click here for Margarette Sievely

Magdelene(abt 1774) m Leonard Berry Go below to **on 31 Dec 1797 in Rockingham Co. Va.

Mary(abt 1777)

Betty(abt 1772)

Adam( abt 1752) is thought to have died young or move away.

Ann (abt 1778)She is mention the Paster Braun book.She was said to have married a man name George Saftly and her name was Seavely on 1801 -17 March A.m. She was first mention: Anna Saftly, Who was age 32 senice 10 feb. So She was born in 1780.

For Ann and her husband George Saftly go to Ann page

Click here for Ann

**The book named "VIRGINIA MARRIAGES early to 1800 by Jordon R. Dodd

Seevely, Magdaleen m'd Berry,Leonard on 31 Dec 1797 in Rockingham Co. VA.

Seevely,Margaret m'd Aldorohats,Joseph on 16 Jul 1795 in Rochingham Co. Va.

Sible,Barbara m'd Eary,Cuttip on 2 Jun 1796 in Shenandoah Co.,VA.

Sibly,Sary m'd Waturs,John on 7 May 1785 in Shenandoah,Co.,VA.

** The book named " ROCKINGHAM COUNTY MARRIAGESS 1778-1850" by John Vogt.

Sevey/Seafley, Joseph m'd Elizabeth Harry/Harvey 1804; min John Braun ( married circa July 1800-Dec 31,1823)

Seavely/Seevely, Ann & George Saftly--18-- ; min John Brown; Henry Wheelbarger d of Katherine

Seevely, Magdaleen & Leonard Berry 31 Dec 1793; b Archer Berry s of Malekiah wit- Wm Grimsly & Cutlip Ary

Seevely/Savely, Magaret & Joseph Aldorphat 31 Dec 1797; min Daniel Huffman.

The LDS sites mentions Mrs Catherine Sievely (abt 1735)and she married Joseph in 1750.NOTE: I am listed as story not fact. Because I found some mistake in LDS site on the family. I just want to note this as a guide for to look into. They are trying to corrected their mistakes. Bless them for that.

NOTE: In the 1783 Census of Shenandoah County, Virginia is a MATHIAS SIVY with TEN CHILDREN( who is he?)

NOTE: Listed as a tat payer in Wilkes County, Georgia in 1796 us an ABRAHAM SIVLEY and wife Judith.Marriages of their children are as follows:

John Sivley m Lucy Wilcher 1807

Sara Sivley m Robert Woodruff 1799

Dolford H, Sivley m Elza Edmunds 1801

William Sivley m Barbara Loggins 1800

Stephen Sivley

Adalford Sivley drew 2 poles 1802

DOES ANY ONE KNOW WHO MATHIAS AND ABRAHAM ARE?

Below are the Revolutionary War Records of these brothers: From Washington, Army Dept:

JACOB SIVELY: drafted 1778 served as a PVT, in the CAPT.JONATHAN CLARK’S CO. 8TH Virginia Regiment, Commanded by Col. ABRAHAM BOWAM. Was transferred to 4th Va. Regiment by COL. JOHN NEVILLE. Discharged Feb 16,m1779 From Historical Register of Virginians in Revolution:

JACOB SEVELEY 4TH , 8TH, 12TH CONT.LINE

PETER SEVELEY CLOTHING 1779

JOHN SEVELEY PVT.W.D. SHENANDOAH CO. E.

JACOB SEVELEY IS ALSO LISTED IN ECKENRODE

GEORGE SIVELY AND A JACOB SIVELY ARE LISTED IN THE REVOLUTIOM FROM NORTHAMPTON County. PA. .BUT MAY NOT BE THE SAME AS THE GEORGE AND JACOB ABOVE.

This is Sivley family records from the “MEMORANDUM BOOK OF PASTOR JOHANNS BRAUN (Friedens Church, Rockingham County, Virginia.) Johanns Braun is English is John Brown( I wonder if this is Eve husband) The Memorandum Book was translated by Klaus Wust in 1978 and printed under the title “Shenandoah Valley Family Data 1799-1813- From the Memorandum Book of Johannes Braun.” From the Memorandum Book of Pastor Johannes Braum, owned by Joseph H Meyerhoeffer.

Mr. Ulrich Sehler’s list of persons on the roll of the congregation at Friedens Church, Rockingham Co.Va. in 1799. Mr. Peter Braun’s list began with no.66(Sively were German Reformed)

No 26 - George Seftly(Sivley), son of Catherine and Joseph(dec) Sively

No 45 - Joh Altdorffer(john Aldorfa), son-in –law of Catherine Sivley. John married Catherine daughter Margaret.

No 46 - Widow Siefle (Catherine)…(Widow Catherine Sively)

No 53 - Jos- Siefle (Joseph Sively), son of Catherine Sivley

No 59- Wallendein Seftly (Vanentine Saftley,father of george, Who ,married Catherine Sively’s daughter Ann / Anna) Question is Daughter

Catherine’s daughter? Was Valentine actually a Sively? The German Saftly is transcibed as Sively, Saftly is also trancribed as Sively.

Remarks Catherine Sively may have been a Witzell. On this church roll was Abraham Weitzel(No17) and Peter Weitzel( no94) was also listed. Matheus Daudt and Peter Braun were the elders on the Reformed(German Reformed) side. Ulrich Sehler and Abraham Bohn were the deacons. Jakpb zanger and Johannes Ehrle were the elders on the Lutheran side. Adam Budt amnd Henrich Kesleer were deacons.

Friedens Church, Rockingham Co Va. in 1800.

No 8- Geo:Seftle(George Sively),son of Catherine and Joseph (dec) Sively

No26-Jos:Siefle(Joseph Sively) “

No 27- Widow Siefle(Widow Siveley),Catherine Sively, Widow of Joseph

No 28 – Valen:Seftly (Valentine Saftly or Safely… Father of George, who married Catherine Sivley’s daughter Ann/Anna.

No 47 – Peter Weitzel, who may have been relative of Catherine. Her maiden name may have been Witzel. She left Shenandoah County, Va. with minor children, so may have moved to Rockingham to near family. Confirmands at Friedens Church, 17 May 1812

No 8- Ann Saftly, who was age 32 10 Feb (1812) …so was born in 1780. Anna was daughter of Catherine and Joseph(dec) Sively of Shenandoah & Rockingham counties in Va. She married George Saftly, Son of valentine,March 17, 1801. The marriages ws performed by Rev.Johannes Braun.

Marriages performed by the Rev Johannes Braun 1800-1813 1804-8 March Joseph Siefle (Sively)& Elisabeth Hurvy(Elizabeth Harryre).

Remarks: Joseph Sivley was the son of Catherine and Joseph(dec) Sively of Shenandoah & Rockingham counties of Virginia. Catherine’s family was living near Keezletown in Rockingham County, Her son Joseph later moved to Christian Co. Kentucky.Born in Sept of 1766, The younge Joseph Sively help his mother at home after the diath of his father in 1782 in Shenandoah Co. He was age 37 when he amrried Elizabeth Harry. His mother Catherine died in early 1815 Rockingham Co. va.Catherine "Sivley", wife of Joseph, died about 1814 near Cross Keys,Va.

No 12 Elizabeth Harry age 17 in 1802. She married in March 8,1804 to Joseph Sivley.

THIS IS ALL I COULD FIND OUT ABOUT JOSEPH AND CATHERINE SIEVELY. I WILL NOW START WITH THE CHILDREN OF JOSEPH AND CATHERINE SIVELEY. John Sievely(Sivley,Scivally) on this page and the others will have their own page.

As said above the brothers were in the Revolutionary War. Some Peter Revolutionary War records are on the Peter page.Jacob Rev War records are on Jacobs page.

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