Shive, James M.
February 21, 2007 04:36PM
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 3rd ed.,
1886. Allen County.

JAMES M. SHIVE, a son of Joseph Shive, a native Kentuckian, was born in
Cumberland County, and married in 1837 to Sallie Hunt, of Barren County.
She died December 29, 1883, aged sixty-three years. She left ten
children - seven sons and three daughters. Joseph Shive is now a
resident of Warren County, Ky., he has during his life been engaged in
farming with excellent success. He is now sixty-seven years of age, and
was born in 1818. He is a son of George and Nancy Shive, who removed
from Virginia to Kentucky at an early day, and located in Cumberland
County, where he was one of the first settlers. James M. Shive was a
farmer boy; during his early life received but little schooling, though
with the privilege of a few weeks spent in study in the winter months,
in the rude log schoolhouses of the period, he made fair progress in the
English branches. He was born April 3, 1839, and at the age of twenty-
two he purchased the home farm of 400 acres, and continued farming,
which with him proved a success. His farms are well improved, with good
fences, two-story frame dwelling, barns and orchards; his land is in a
fine state of cultivation, and as productive as any in the county. In
connection with his farming interests he has given some attention to
trading, and to operating different kinds of machinery. Politically, he
is a Democrat, and as sheriff of Allen County he has given satisfaction,
and is very popular with his constituents. He and wife are life long
members of the Baptist Church, in which Mr. Shive has for twenty held
the office of clerk. He is a member of Loving Lodge, No. 323, of the
Masonic fraternity, and is a Master Mason. August 5, 1867, he married
Mary Hollis, a daughter of Dr. W. L. Hollis, of Allen County, Ky. Their
union is blessed by the birth of one daughter, Myrtie M. M., born March
22, 1872.
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