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Elizabeth Bagley

b. 3 June 1827, d. 11 January 1905

Father William Bagley1 b. circa 1795, d. circa 1825
Mother Catharine Sarbaugh1,2 b. 15 December 1800, d. 7 November 1864
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Family Henry Clay Shirer b. 1823, d. 29 August 1880
Marriage* 26 October 1848  Muskingum Co., OH, Henry C. Shiver & Elizabeth Bagly, 26 Oct 1848, Muskingum, Ohio

, Principal=Henry Clay Shirer4 
Children  1. Albert Shirer b. 1850, d. 20 Jan 1927
  2. John "Jack" William Shirer b. 15 Oct 1853, d. 27 Dec 1910
  3. Howard Shirer b. 20 Oct 1854, d. 27 Nov 1929
  4. Milton "Pete" Shirer b. 1856, d. 16 Oct 1923
  5. Alice Shirer b. 3 Nov 1858, d. 4 Sep 1862
  6. Newton E. Shirer b. 1863

Note*   The 1860 OH census lists her nativity as Virginia. The same census also lists a Catherine Bagley, age 59 of VA and a daughter Zilpha, 21. This might be the mother and sister of Elizabeth. Catherine is listed in New Hope cemetery as being the wife of William Bagley. It is not known where William is buried.

An Obit in the Adamsville Register appearing 8 Apr 1892, reads:

Mrs. Elizabeth Shirer was called to Zanesville last Friday to attend the funeral of her brother, Mr. John Bagley.

John was shown also living in Salem township in 1850 but there was another John Bagley in Newton twp the same year.

In the 1840 census in Newton township are Benjamin, Reuben and Samual Bagley who are also from Louodoun Co., VA.

In 1830 the only Bagleys listed are Reuben in Falls township and WIlliam shows up in Salt Creek township. Catherine is not listed as she is not Head of Household when William is living.

Reuben is Williams father as suggested by LDS Ancestral file records submitted by:

According to that record, Reuben had a son William b. ca 1790 which would be the right age for William Bagley who married Catherina Sahrbach 4 Dec 1818 in the New Jerusalem Lutheran Church records in Loudoun Co., VA. This Catherina is Catharina Bagley buried in New Hope Lutheran cemetery.

The Benjamin and Solomon Bagley found in Newton township with Reuben are also listed as being his sons. 
Married Name   Shirer 
Birth* 3 June 1827  Loudoun Co., VA3 
Marriage* 26 October 1848  Muskingum Co., OH, Henry C. Shiver & Elizabeth Bagly, 26 Oct 1848, Muskingum, Ohio

, Principal=Henry Clay Shirer4 
Census* 1850  1850 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Series: M432, Roll: 718, Page: 274A, September 27
(enumerated with husband, Henry Shirer)
34, 37, 37, Shirer, Elizabeth, 24, F, , , , VA, , , ,5 
Census 1860  1860 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Adamsville, Series: M653, Roll: 1019, Page: 566A, July 28
(enumerated with husband, Henry Shirer)
08, 1072, 993, Shire, Elizabeth, 32, F, , has none, , , Virginia, , , ,6 
Census 1870  1870 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum, Salem Township, Series: M593, Roll: 1251, Page: 327B, June 20
(enumerated with husband, Henry C Shirer)
148, 152, Shirer, Elizabeth, 40, F, W, Keeping House, , , Virginia, , , , , , , , , ,7 
Census 1880  1880 Federal Census, Ohio Muskingum County, Salem Township, Adamsville, ED 170, Series: T9, Roll: 1054, Page: 282B, June 16
(enumerated with husband, H C Shirer)
10, 144, 145, Shirer, Elizabeth, W, F, 50, , Wife, , 1, , , Keeping House, , , , , , , , , , Va, Va, Va8 
Census 1900  1900 Federal Census, Ohio, Muskingum County, Salem Township, Adamsville Village, ED: 60, Series: T623, Roll: 1310, Page: 237A, June 4
Sheet 2A
(enumerated with son, John W Shirer)
06, 30, 30, Shirer, Elizabeth, Mother, W, F, May 1826, 74, Wd, , 5, 5, Virginia, Virginia, Virginia, , , , , , , Yes, No, Yes, , , ,9 
Death* 11 January 1905  Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH10,3,11 
News/Obit 12 January 1905  Obituary,

    After an illness of number of months' duration, Mrs. Elizabeth Shirer, mother of Street Commissioner Howard Shirer, died Wednesday morning at 10 o'clock at the home of her son ALbert Shirer of Ridge avenue.

    Mrs. Shirer, who was 77 years of age, was formerly a resident of Adamsville, where she made her home with her son John Shirer. Last October she came to this city and had since made her home here. Mrs. Shirer was born in London county, Virginia, but practically her whole life had been spent In Adamsville. Her maiden name was Elizibeth Bagley and she has many relatives throughout the county. Her husband has been dead many years.

    Four sons survive her. They are: Albert and Howard Shirer of this city and John and Newton of Adamsville. Burial will be made in the Adamsville cemetery and the Services will be held in the First Baptist church of that town. The funeral cortege will leave the residence of Albert Shirer Friday morning at 7:30 O'clock going direct to Adamsville.

Appeared in the Zanmesville Times Recorder, Thursday, 12 Jan 1905

Burial* 13 January 1905  Adamsville Baptist Cemetery, Adamsville, Muskingum Co., OH, Inscription: Elizabeth Shirer Died Jan 11, 1905 Aged 77yrs Wife of H. C.10,11 
News/Obit* after 13 January 1905  Obituary,


One of the Oldest Residents of Adamsville Passes Away

    Mrs. Elizabeth Shirer died at the residence of her son Albert Shirer, in Zanesville last Wednesday morning of complications of diseases. Her illness had been of several months duration. The latter part of October she slightly improved in health and went to Zanesville to visit her oldest son, Albert Shirer, and after that time she was never able to return to her home here.

    Elizabeth Bagley was born in Loudon county, Virginia, June 3, 1827, and came to this county with her parents when she was about ten years of age. She lived with her parents, who settled on a farm about a mile east of town, until her mariage to Henry Shirer in the year 1848. Since that time her home has been in Adamsville. Twenty-four years ago death claimed her husband and she was left to fight the battles of life without a companion; but being a women of energy and good executive ability, she continued housekeeping and managed the estate left her with great credit.

    Mrs. Shirer was a kind hearted generous women and no worthy or needy person ever applied to her for help in vain. She was also liberal in public improvements and whenever called upon, cheerfully responded. She was a good neighbor and her many kind sets will long be remembered. She was a member of the M. E. church and her daily walk showed her to be a Christian woman.

    The deceased was a mother of six children, five sons and one daughter.

    The daughter died when small, but the five sons are still living. They are, J. W. and Milton Shirer, of this place; Albert and Howard Shirer, of Zanesville, and N. E. Shirer, of New Orleans, La.

    The remains were brought here by Arnold & Bateman, of Zanesville, and funeral services were held in the Adamsville Baptist church, Friday forenoon, Rev. J. G. Gamble conducting the services. Interment was made in the Adamsville cemetery.

Appeared in the Adamsville Register, January, 1905.


Last Edited 12 Oct 2003

  1. [S101] Church of Latter Day Saints, "LDS Ancestral File", Ancestral File.
  2. [S43] New Hope Lutheran Cemetery, online
  3. [S102] Adamsville Register Obits 1890-1939, R. Douglas Kreis.
  4. [S110] Musk. Co. Marriages Book 4 1848-1865, The Society.
  5. [S4] 1850 U.S. Federal Census , 1850 U.S. Federal Census.
  6. [S46] 1860 U.S. Federal Census , 1860 U.S. Federal Census.
  7. [S71] 1870 U.S. Federal Census , 1870 U.S. Federal Census.
  8. [S100] 1880 U.S. Federal Census , 1880 U.S. Federal Census.
  9. [S246] 1900 U.S. Federal Census , 1900 U.S. Federal Census.
  10. [S40] Adamsville Baptist Cemetery, online
  11. [S187] Zanesville Newspapers.

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