William Shillingburg Family Genealogy


William Shillingburg of German descent first came to WV about 1794 when he purchased six teen acres of land on the side of New Creek Mt. There he lived with his family. wife Maggie and children: Hugh, William, Jacob, James. John. Joseph, Mary, Sarah and Eliza Ann. His son Hugh Shillingburg (1793-1878) served in the war of 1812 and for this service he received a 600 acre land grant on Abrams Creek in 1840. In 1868 he purchased and operated Toll House #6 on the Northwestern Turnpike. Allegheny Mt. He was twice married and father of sixteen children: Mary Ann. John. Ellen, George Washington, Elizabeth, Hugh Jr., Isaac, Catherine, Archibald. Nancy. Martha, Andrew , Christopher Columbus. Zachary Taylor, Susan and Lucy. His son George (line missing), James Cornelius George Washington Jr., William Allender, Mary, John. Sarah, Jennie, Susan and Wesley.

George Washington ShillingburgÕs grandson Wilbur Augustus Shillingburg (l882-l967), known as Gus to all his friends, lived with his grandparents until he was thirteen years old. When they died within a month of each other he went to live with his great aunt, Susan Cornell, until he was old enough to take a job and go off on his own. In 1901 he married Hattie Estella Shears at the. German Baptist Church in McCoole, MD. Rev. George Leatherman performed the ceremony. He purchased a farm near Laureldale on Tubs Run from his Aunt Susan Shillingburg.

He later added more acreage from adjoining lands. They had nine children: Marllie M., Floyd Delesley, Lawrence Richard. Garland Ralph, Margia Hazel, Olive, Albert, Fred and Michael. Hattie died when Floyd was seventeen years o!d and later Gus married Evelyn Thomas Noonan; they had one daughter. Wilma.

Floyd Delesely Shillingburg married 1927 to Lottie Virginia Shillingburg daughter of Gipson and Rosa (Cosner) Shillingburg of NM. Storm, WV. They were married at Oakland. MD by Rev. Davis. The past thirty-eight years they lived at Cross, Mineral Co., WV on a farm. Floyd is a retired coal miner and farmer. Like most children of his era who lived in the country he attended a small one-room school. It was located at Laureldale and called the Burgess School. Two of his teachers were Anna Taylor and Nelly Likins. This building is now the meeting place for the Burgess family reunion. Floyd and Lottie's children are Lawrence, Dora, Mallicie, Albert, Alberta, Alva, Floyd Jr., Frank, Ray, Betsy, Virginia, William, and Georgia.

Submitted by Alberta Taylor for a WV publication, date unknown

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