In 1885 he moved to Alabama. SOURCE: "Who Was Who in DeKalb County" Born on April 15, 1865 in Tippecanoe County, Indiana. Died on January 8, 1954 at Mentone. Father: John Nelson Shigley, Mother: Eleanor D. Chaffin Shigley. Married Rebecca Melissa Keith on October 14, 1888. Children (all 12 still living in 1978): Rev. Ernest Shigley, Clarence, Elizabeth (Reece), Ann Belle (Warren), Frances Ethel (Adams), Grace (Jones), Stella (Silk), Edna (Jones), Rona (Smith), and Nona (Williams), Ruby (Daniel), and Margaret (Crowe). Shigley was a contractor in DeKalb County who was kept busy during the early boom days of Fort Payne, when it was necessary to have four horses to pull his building materials through the muddy streets of town. The Opera House was among the buildings he helped build. He was such a staunch supported of education that on one occassion he made oyster stew, which he kept hot on a pot belly stove in the first Moon Lake School house and sold it by the bowl in order to pay the teacher. One year when the school closed, he employed a teacher (Juanita Anderson) to teach his own children in one room of his home. He organized many Sunday schools, including one in the old Allen's School house. He and his wife instilled strong moral principles in their own children. Shigley was charter member of the Wesleyan Methodist Church at Mentone. He married Melissa Rebecca Keith
was born at Tippecanoe Co., Indiana
, on 18 April 1865. He was the son of John Nelson Shigley
and Eleanor "Dollie" Chaffin
. Henry died on 8 January 1954 at Mentone, DeKalb Co., Alabama
, at age 88.