William  T.  Shadley

           William T. Shadley, farmer, P.O. Oak Point, was born January 10, 1833, in Shelby County, Indiana, the fourth son and eighth child of a family of twelve children.  His father was  William J. Shadley, who was born September 8, 1800, in Virginia, and removed to Licking County, Ohio, when a young man, and here married, March 20, 1819, to  Rebecca, born April 8, 1797, in Virginia, daughter of  Joseph Francis.  After his marriage, he moved to Shelby County, Indiana, and here remained until the fall of 1852, when he removed with his family to this State [Illinois] and bought 360 acres in Johnson township, land in Section 33 and 28, and died here in the township October 1, 1857; his wife died October 27, of the same year.  They raised a family of eleven children, viz.:  Ursula,  Mary,  Nathaniel,  Amy,  James,  Mahlon,  Hannah,  William F.,  Daniel,  Francis  and  Stephen, all living save Daniel; all living in Shelby County except  Hannah, Ursula, Mary, Amy and William F.  William Francis, our subject, was raised a farmer, and was eighteen years of age when he came to this county.  At his majority, he was married, in January 21, 1854, to  Sarah C., born in Stark County, Ohio, eldest daughter (and child) of  John S. Slusser  by his wife, Nancy Montgomery.  After Mr. Shadley’s marriage, he located on a piece of land given him by his father, and engaged in farming, and has since remained.  He has now 265 acres of land, all in this township.  He has six children living, eight were born; the living – Viola (wife of  John A. Thorp),  John,  Hanan,  Frank,  Mary  and  Nevada; deceased were  Dayton  and an infant daughter.  Mr. Shadley has two sisters in this township - Hannah,  Mrs. Jacob Fling;  Mary, wife of  Joseph Neighbarger Ursula E., resides in Casey, wife of  Thomas BlessAmy, lives in Jasper County, wife of  John Foutz.  He is a member of the Methodist Episcopal Church. Politically, he is a Republican.
History of Crawford and Clark Counties, Illinois; Edited by William Henry Perrin; O.L. Baskin & Co., 188,. pages 139 & 140
Contributed by Barb Huff 

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