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John W. Shiver was born abt. 1828, probably in Dooly County, Georgia. He was the oldest son of Enoch SHIVER and Dedemiah LOVE (or NETTLES). He married Sarah D. SIMMONS, on 22 Sep 1853, but the county is unknown to us as none of the counties in the area have extant marriage records for this period (due to courthouse record destruction). The date is taken from Sarah's Civil War widow's pension.

The known children of this couple, all born in Mitchell County, Georgia, are:

  1. Loyd Hampton, b. 18 Nov 1858, d. 22 Sep 1903. (Married (1) Louisa GANTT and (2) Elizabeth "Lizzie" LUCKEY).
  2. William Jackson "Will", b. abt. 1859, d. early 1896. (Married Amanda GANTT).
  3. Mary Ellafore, b. 5 Mar 1862, d. 19 Aug 1954. (Married Doc Manning BAKER).
  4. Georgia Pearl, b. 31 May 1863, d. 4 Apr 1944. (Married Simon HART).

Listed below is the entry found in the 1860 Mitchell County, Georgia Census record:

1860 Federal Census of Camilla P.O., Mitchell County, Georgia
Enumeration Date: 26 Jun 1860
M653, Roll #, Page #, Dwelling #250, Family #256

John W. SHIVER 32 M Farmer $2000 $2000 Georgia
Sarah D. SHIVER 23 F Georgia
Loyd H. SHIVER 2 M Georgia
William J. SHIVER 7/12 M Georgia

Civil War widow's pension records show that John W. Shiver died on the 23 Jun 1864 at Petersburg, Dinwiddie County, Virginia. He was serving in Co. D, 64th Regiment, GA Voluntary Infantry (Dougherty Co., GA Vason Guards), Army of Northern Virginia, C.S.A., when he was wounded and captured on the 17 Jun 1864. Pension records also state that his wife never heard from him again. The location of the burial of his body is unknown.

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