There should be some Shipleys left in
Claiborne County. My grandfather Walter Shipley moved to
Knoxville in 1920s and is now deceased. He had at least one
sister who married someone named Cabage.
Here is a summary of what I have about the
Shipleys. You have given me the first information I have ever had
about the Bius family; I had just assumed they might be Dutch by the
Solomon Shipley, born @ 1810 in either
Washington or Claiborne County, was the son of an Andrew Shipley,
who, according the book, "The Shipleys of Maryland," came to East
Tennessee from the Baltimore area. The Baltimore Shipleys
are descended from Adam Shipley of Yorkshire, England, but there are a
lot of gaps between his arrival in 1668 and Andrew.
Solomon's mother was a woman named Jane Bean; I have been unable
to connect her to the Beans in Claiborne/Grainger County, but there
must be a connection.
I have been unable to clarify the links
between Andrew Shipley and the group of Shipleys who settled in
Washington County, but I believe they can directly claim their
lineage to Adam Shipley, too.
Margaret Donaldson was the daughter of
Andrew Donaldson (1768-1823) and Isabella Carmichael. Andrew's
parents were William Donaldson (April 20, 1738-March 19, 1819) and Mary
Sweeney (1748-1839).. William was born in Philadelphia, Pa., and
married Sweeney there; they moved to the Holston Valley around
1766. Williams served in Eighth Virginia Regiment in the
William Donaldson was the son of John
Donaldson and Catherine Davies. John was one of 637 Scottish
rebels who were captured by the English during the 1715 Jacobite
Rebellion and exiled to the colonies. He orginally settled in
Ancestor Isabella Carmichael was born 1772
in Cumberland Co. Pennsylvania, and died in Jefferson County in
1848. Her father was Daniel Carmichael, born 1736 in Lancaster
Co., Penn, and died 1777 in Phildelphia, while serving in Captain James
Watson's Company of the Lancaster County militia. Isabella's mother was
Mary Eaton, born 1740 in Penn., and died in Grainger County.
Daniel Carmichael's parents were
reportedly Cornelius Carmichael (born @ 1690 in Scotland) and Isabella
LNU, born around 1713.
William Shipley was born around 1842. He and Margaret Bius
had at least one son, David Shipley, but I do not know his date of
birth or death. He married a woman named Lucy Wilkerson, whose
birth or death dates I am also unaware of, but there is some murky
family story about her accidental death in Tazewell in a fire.
Lucy and David were the parents of my
grandfather, Walter Shipley Sr., who was born in Tazewell on December
5, 1901. He died in Florida in 1982. He was married to
Amanda Louisa Irick of Union County, but they divorced @ 1940
after moving to Knoxville. Amanda was born July 11, 1905, and
died in 1997.
Walter Sr. and Amanda Shipley were the
parents of my father, Franklin D. Shipley, who was born in Knoxville in
1934 and died recently. My mother is Georgia Hatcher Shipley.
Walte Sr. r and Amanda also had the following other children:
Walter Jr., birth date unknown, died in 1977; Ella, died in the early
1930s; Geneva Shipley Dunaway, in her 80s and currently resides in
LaFollette; Marie Shipley Mitchell, in her 70s and lives in Knoxville;
Lilly Shipley Lay, in her 60s and lives in Knoxville; Robert George
Shipley, age 66 and lives in Knoxville.