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Walking down under - Sunny Australia
The Australian branch of the Chivers/Chevers/Chievre/Cheever(s) Family.
claims its origins in Anson County NC with Judge Joel Chivers.
Submitted Email:Gidday James, Just a really quick note to say hi, and check in with you that things are going ok for you and yours. I have been so busy back at school that I haven't been able to give a second thought to my research. However, I am making some significant headway after getting in contact with my CHIVERS cousin here in Australia. She has traced other family lines back to convict transportations, which is very exciting as no other parts of my family were transported convicts. Again, I hope that you are well, and your family are all happy and healthy! Here goes my question..... I have firmly tied back to Joel CHIVERS & Ann UNKNOWN in MS in the 1850 census with their numerous children. Joel and Ann are both stated as being born in NC. I have found a CHIVERS family in NC with 2 generations (ancestral to my Joel) of the name Joel being carried through. Do you think that I could make a fair assumption based on a) the spelling of the surname being correct and b)the presence of the first name Joel would make 4 generations in a row using the same name. I would dearly love an opinion on this matter, as I am really stuck, as I cannot get a census lookup in 1820 My cousin here in Australia who had different details from me has now made "wonderous discoveries", and somehow as ended up at the same NC roots as I already had.......work that one out!!!! So her information differs from mine at Texas (when I go from Texas to MS), and she ends up at the same family!!!! So I am feeling much better about my research. She says she is in contact with relatives over there......I wonder if she has found you yet Alana Thomas CHIVERS was born about 1725. He married Frances G. PIERSON about 1750. Frances G. PIERSON was born about 1730. She married Thomas CHIVERS about 1750. They had the following children: * M i Joel CHIVERS M ii Algernon Sidney CHIVERS was born about 1752 in South Carolina, USA. M iii James Madison CHIVERS was born about 1754 in South Carolina, USA. F iv Jane A T CHIVERS was born about 1756 in South Carolina, USA. M v Robert CHIVERS was born about 1758 in South Carolina, USA. * Joel CHIVERS was born about 1750 in North Carolina, USA. He died about 1784 in Anson County, North Carolina, USA. He married Sarah HOLLEY about 1768. Sarah HOLLEY was born about 1750 in Anson County, North Carolina, USA. She died in 1803 in Washington, Ga, USA. She married Joel CHIVERS about 1768. They had the following children: M i Thomas Holley CHIVERS was born about 1768 in North Carolina, USA. M ii Judge Joel CHIVERS M iii Larkin CHIVERS was born about 1771 in Anson County, North Carolina, USA. He died in 1842 in Early, Ga, USA. F iv Sabrina CHIVERS F v Jane CHIVERS was born about 1774 in Anson County, North Carolina, USA. She died about 1790 in Wilkes, Ga, USA. F vi Jamimah CHIVERS
Data found within the Shivers Family archives. CHIVERS, THOMAS H. Joel Chivers to have my land at $12.00 an acre, if he does not take it executors to sell it and purchase more for the use of my family. To wife Frances, slaves, horse and gig, etc. To sons Algernon and James, slave, etc. To dau. Jane A. T. Chivers a slave. To child in esse a slave. Sons James and Robert to be educated for (torn). Signed Oct. (torn) 1816. Probated Mar. 3, 1817. John Wingfield, Michael Pearson, John B. Nelson, Test. *extracted from The Early Records of Georgia, Volume I, Wilkes County* ------------------ XXXXXXXXXXXXXXX --------------------------------- Shivers. Searching for information on Arthur Shivers who married Bridget Scullion in Lavey Parish 1852. I guess they were related to John Scullion and Michael,Elizabeth and Bridget Shivers who were sponsors at the baptisms of Arthur and Bridget's first 3 children: Mary, Robert and Catherine. After the birth of Catherine, Arthur and Bridget (leaving behind the first 2 children) sailed for Western Australia - where the Shivers name lives on. Please contact me, Russell Hamilton, if you have any relevant Shivers information at email address firstname.lastname@example.org User =Russell Hamilton addy =12 B Solomon Street, Palmyra, Western Australia city = state = zip =6157 phone = Email Address =email@example.com Comment= Are you interested in Shivers in Australia ? I'm fairly sure mine is the only branch of the Shivers family (with that exact name) in Australia. My grandmother was Mary Shivers whose grandparents came out to WA from Ireland in the 1850s. You can find their Shivers family records at http://www.lmi.utvinternet.com/ My Shivers ancestors came out to Western Australia from Ireland in 1860 - I knew they left the two eldest children in Scotland with family, and I've just been sent a letter from the boy, Robert Shivers, in 1906 that he sent to his sister out here in WA - the letter was sent from Dumbarton ! Hi James, I'll attach a pdf of the Shivers part of my tree but it's practically unreadable. Whenever I print it out I blow it up on a photocopier so I can actually read it. Actually I've just been given some letters written by Robert Shivers - he and Mary, the eldest two children, were left in Scotland when the family came out to Australia in 1860. Mary came out 15 years later, and we never knew what happened to Robert. These letters were written in 1906 and he was living at 10 Bridge Street, Dumbarton. As you can perhaps see, my original Arthur Shivers married Bridget Scullion, and I think there were other marriages between these two families in Ireland. I've written a few times to someone back there who has promised to send out info on the Shivers family, but never has. I said I was sure that those people still carrying the Shivers name on the tree were the only Shivers in Australia. That's because we have a wonderful thing in Australia - voting is compulsory and there is one single electoral roll for the whole country, and for a while I had access to it ! Regards, Russell - to find me on the tree go from Arthur --> Henry --> Mary -->Veronica --> Russell Submitted PDF File (Original) Recreated Original Document Above PDF file converted back to a single image by Shivers Family Legends