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Michael Shivertaker

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  • Name Michael Shivertaker 
    Born 1804  Second Creek, Greenbrier Co., Kanawha, (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Died 1 Apr 1854  Putnam Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I0250  forneyclark
    Last Modified 29 May 2020 

    Father Michael Shiverdecker,   b. 1762, Frederick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Mar 1833, Preble Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years) 
    Mother ANNA GAUST\GARETT,   b. 1767, VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1845, Preble Co., OH Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 78 years) 
    Married 13 Dec 1787  Frederick Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F0158  Group Sheet

    Family Abigail Elizabeth "Abby Eliza" Higginbotham,   b. 1806, Second Creek, Greenbrier, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1854, Pocatalico River, Putnam Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years) 
    Married 7 Apr 1825  Kanawha Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Martha Shiverdecker,   b. 1826, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. BEF. 1852, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 25 years)
     2. Mary Ann Shiverdecker,   b. 1828, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Aug 1853, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 25 years)
     3. Christopher "Columbus" Shiverdecker,   b. 13 Mar 1831, Kanawha Co., (West) VA; of Lorance Twp., Bollinger Co., MO Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Feb 1875  (Age 43 years)
     4. Sydney Jane Shiverdecker,   b. AFT. 9 Sep 1833, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Mar 1881, Putnam Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 47 years)
     5. Eliza Ann Shiverdecker,   b. 1834, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     6. Harriet Ellen Shiverdecker,   b. 1837, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location
     7. Frances G. Shiverdecker,   b. 1840, Putnam Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1869, Putnam Co., WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 29 years)
     8. Almedia Samantha Virginia Shiverdecker,   b. 1842, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1924  (Age 82 years)
     9. James Reynolds Shivertaker,   b. 13 Aug 1843, Putnam Co., VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 21 Feb 1918, Sissonville, WV; burial: Fisher Cem., Shirkey Lane, DerricksCreek,Sissonville,WV Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     10. Perry O. Shiverdecker,   b. ABT. 1847, Kanawha Co., (West) VA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1876-1877  (Age ~ 30 years)
     11. Henry A. Shiverdecker,   b. 1847
    Last Modified 29 May 2020 
    Family ID F0085  Group Sheet

  • Photos
    Shivertaker, Michael (1804-1854) & Abigail Elizabeth 'Abby' Higginbotham (1806-1854)
    Shivertaker, Michael (1804-1854) & Abigail Elizabeth "Abby" Higginbotham (1806-1854)
    Residence photo of the Shiverdecker Homestead in Poca, Putnam County, WV, was provided by Rennie Cartwright, who kindly showed us around his property in Putnam Co., WV, in August 2000. His property is the former Shiverdecker homestead owned by Michael Shivertaker & Abigail Elizabeth "Abby" Higginbotham Shivertaker. Mr. Cartwright later wrote us that he and his father painted the house in the mid-1940's. Mr. Cartwright's grandmother told him there used to be a breezeway that went right through the middle of the house with a room upstairs over top of the breezeway. In later years, it was enclosed and 3 rooms were built on the back. Mr. Cartwright's daughter had the home put on the Historical Registry in Putnam County, WV. The old house burned down sometime between 1991-1995 due to arson. The electricity had been turned off years before the fire destroyed it.
    Shivertaker, Michael (1804-1854) & Abigail Elizabeth 'Abby' Higginbotham (1806-1854)
    Shivertaker, Michael (1804-1854) & Abigail Elizabeth "Abby" Higginbotham (1806-1854)
    Residence photo of land in Shiverdecker Hollow (Holler) in Poca, Putnam County, WV, was taken in Poca, Putnam Co., WV, August 2000 by David R. Clark, M.D. This land was formerly owned by Michael Shivertaker & Abigail Elizabeth "Abby" Higginbotham Shivertaker and was shown to us in August 2000 by its current owner Rennie Cartwright.

    Headstones
    Shivertaker,  Michael (1804-1854)
    Shivertaker, Michael (1804-1854)
    These stones mark the graves of Michael Shivertaker (1804-1854) and his family. Photo taken at the Shiverdecker Family Farm Cemetery in Poca, Putnam Co., WV, USA. Photo was taken by David R. Clark, M.D.

    Histories
    Shiverdecker, Michael: Biography of Michael Shiverdecker (1804-1854)
    Shiverdecker, Michael: Biography of Michael Shiverdecker (1804-1854)
    Michael Shiverdecker’s biography came from
    HISTORY OF PUTNAM COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
    UPPER VANDALIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
    VOLUME II, pages 216-217
    Edited by William D. Wintz
    Family History by Kellis and Virginia Gillespie
    School History by Paul and Ruth Ellis
    Church History by Sheila Williamson and Wilma Hazlette
    PICTORIAL HISTORIES PUBLISHING CO., Charleston, WV
    Biography submitted to Vol. II by Nada Anderson Smith.

  • Notes 
    • Source:
      SEE STEVE HRIVNAK'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://www.familytreemaker.com/users/h/r/i/Steven-J-Hrivnak/
      Steve Hrivnak:
      "Michael owned 400 acres of timberland on Manilla Creek where the house still stands. The house sits between WVA mountains. The road (hollow) between the two mountains is called Shiverdecker Hollow. The hollow is perpendicular to Manilla Creek. In its day, it must have been quite a mansion. It has 9 rooms." The house is located in Putnam Co. (Bill Cartwright owns it and used to live in it.)
      From a letter document in Steve Hrivnak's notes.

      Source:
      Donna Forney Clark:
      "The house burned in 1995, but the land is still beautiful.... In August 2000, we visited Shiverdecker Holler, the small cemetery, and the old homestead land. We also talked with Bill Cartwright who owns the Shivertaker Homestead."

      Source:
      SEE BARBARA HOBBS BOYCE'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://www.angelfire.com/va/HOBBS/
      HOBBS - McCALLISTER - BOYCE:
      Barbara Hobbs Boyce:
      *MICHAEL SHIVERDECKER (b) 1800 - ABIGAL HIGGINBOTHAM, (b) 1806
      # Abigal Higginbotham is the daughter of- JOSEPH & MARY [REED] HIGGINBOTHAM
      *Children
      1)* MARTHA SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1826, (d) 1850, (m) GEORGE HENRY FISHER, 1843
      2) MARY ANN SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1828 (m) GEORGE HENRY FISHER, June 1852, {after her sister died}: Mary Ann died August 1853.
      3) CHRISTOPHER SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1829
      4) SYDNEY JANE SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1832
      5) ELIZABETH SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1834, (m) SILAS PAINTER, Feb. 1854
      6) HARRIET EVA SHIVERDECKER; (b) 1837
      7) FRANCES G. SHIVERDECKER : (b) 1840
      8) VIRGINIA SHIVERDECKER; (b) 1842
      9) *JAMES REYNOLDS SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1843, (d) Feb 21 1918, Kanawha Co WV, (m) 1. Frances "Fanny" Sisler/Sesler, before 1870 : 2. Sara Wilkenson, Aug. 1885
      10) HENRY A. SHIVERDECKER: (b) 1847

      Source:
      Marriage record is available online at WEST VIRGINIA ARCHIVES AND HISTORY at
      http://www.wvculture.org/vrr/va_view.aspx?Id=12566144&Type=Marriage
      WEST VIRGINIA ARCHIVES AND HISTORY:
      Records maintained by West Virginia Archives & History
      For Research Purposes Only
      West Virginia Division of Culture and History
      Copyright 2011. All Rights Reserved.

      Source:
      SEE TINA McCLANAHAN'S SITE FOR COMPREHENSIVE INFORMATION AND REFERENCES:
      http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=wv-roots&id=I8100
      Our West Virginia Families:
      Tina McClanahan:
      ID: I8100
      Name: Michael , Jr. SHIVERDECKER
      Sex: M
      Birth: 1800 in Greenbrier County,VA
      Death: 1851 in Putnam County,VA
      Burial: Probably Shiverdecker Cemetery on Manila Creek,Putnam County,WV
      _IFLAGS: 0
      Note:
      Exerpt taken from "History of Putnam County West Virginia Volume II" by Upper Vandalia Historical Society with William D. Wintz.
      page: 216-217
      submitted by Nada Anderson Smith
      "Michael Jr. remained in Kanawha County where he was married...Michael had 70 acres on Left Hand fork of the Poca River, which he farmed. Michael is listed as a farmer in the 1850 Putnam County Census...Michael Shiverdecker died in 1851; his wife Abigail died 1 April 1854. The are probably buried in the Shiverdecker Cemetery on Manila Creek in Putnam County, WV."
      _RIN: 1 1
      Change Date: 7 MAR 2003 at 19:39:51
      Father: Michael , Sr. SHIVERDECKER
      Mother: Ann GARRETT
      Marriage 1 Abigail Elizabeth "Abby" HIGGINBOTHAM b: 1804 in Monroe County,VA
      Married: 7 APR 1825 in Kanawha County,VA 1
      Children
      Mary A. SHIVERDECKER b: 1828
      Christopher Columbus SHIVERDECKER b: 1829
      Sidney Jane SHIVERDECKER b: 1832
      Eliza SHIVERDECKER b: 1834
      Harriet SHIVERDECKER b: 1837
      Frances C. SHIVERDECKER b: 1840
      Almeda Virginia SHIVERDECKER b: 1842
      James R. SHIVERDECKER b: 1844
      Henry O. SHIVERDECKER b: 1847
      Tina McClanahan's sources:
      Title: GEDCOM File : Ftw.exe.ged
      Abbrev: GEDCOM File : Ftw.exe.ged
      Date: 16 DEC 2006

      Source:
      Dreama Powell:
      The following abstract of the Last Will and Testament of Anna Gaust/Garett Shiverdecker (1767-1845) came from the book Preble Co., OH, Probate Abstracts Estates & Guardianships, Vol. IV by Anna Gilbert. This book was found in the main branch of the Akron-Summit County Public Library, Akron, Ohio. Note that two children of Michael Shiverdecker, Sr. (1762-1833) and Anna Gaust/Garett Shiverdecker (1767-1845) are not mentioned in this abstract, these children being Rachel Shiverdecker (b. 1806) and Michael Shiverdecker, Jr. (1804-1854).
      "#1876 - Anna Shiverdecker - David Young, adm. Surity: Alexander, Perry and Thomas Hapner. Filed 14 Aug 1854. Appraisers: Thomas Hapner, William and John F. Davis. Thomas H. Cusick of Montgomery Co. adm. by 9 March 1838. Anna widow of Michael Shiverdecker died in 1845, leaving childrehn (sic) David Shiverdecker, Elizabeth Hapner, Lucas Shiverdecker, Polly Persinger, Frances Shiverdecker and Catharine Young. Since then David and Frances Shiverdecker and Catharine Young have also died. Thomas Purcell in right of his wife Frances Purcell daughter and heir of David Shiverdecker says on 4 Oct 1849, Thomas Cusick was appointed adm. of David. Cusick sold real estate of David's but failed to make distribution, Cusick has sold his farm in Montgomery Co. and intends to move to IL.
      Catharine died sometime in Feb 1854. Elizabeth Hapner, Lucas Shiverdecker and Polly Presinger are the only surviving children. Michael died 3 March 1833, Anna died 24 Aug 1845."

      Source:
      (SEE HISTORIES AT FORNEYCLARK.GENEALOGY)
      HISTORY OF PUTNAM COUNTY WEST VIRGINIA
      UPPER VANDALIA HISTORICAL SOCIETY
      VOLUME II, 216-217
      Edited by William D. Wintz
      Family History by Kellis and Virginia Gillespie
      School History by Paul and Ruth Ellis
      Church History by Sheila Williamson and Wilma Hazlette
      PICTORIAL HISTORIES PUBLISHING CO., Charleston, WV
      Biography submitted to Vol. II by Nada Anderson Smith



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