SOURCE: "Who Was Who in DeKalb County" Born December 1, 1834 in Fayette County, Ohio. Died January 13, 1893 at Mentone. Father: Solomon Chaffin. Mother: Sarah Elizabeth MacArthur Chaffin. Married the Reverend John Nelson Shigley November 30, 1854 in Greene County, Ohio. Children: (1) Lucius Columbus, (2) Ernest Lee, (3) Joseph Solomon, (4) Mary Elizabeth (Applegate-Bailey), (5) Henry Frank, (6) Melissa Bell (Hull), (7) Ella Liddia (died at age 16), (8) William Nelson, and (9) Samuel Ralph. The Shigleys came to Mentone about 1879 from Olmstead, Minnesota, after a devastating fire had left several of their family in poor health. Their son, Frank, had already moved here before the parents and younger children came. Mrs. Shigley traveled with her husband, organizing schools, Sunday schools, and churches. She was a teacher and a musician and was very helpful with her husband's religious and educational work. She ministered to people of all denominations, creeds and colors. While in Illinois she was closely associated with Francis E. Willard, the president of Ladies College and the organizer of the Women's Christian Temperance Association, an organization to which she belonged. She was a member of the Mentone Methodist Church, which she helped organize. Her funeral was the first held in this church, which was organized and built by the Shigleys and the ancestors of many Methodist families who are now members of this and other nearby Methodist churches. Her mother was a sister to Arthur MacArthur, II, grandfather of General Douglas MacArthur. Her mother and uncle came with their widowed mother, Sarah MacArthur MacArthur (her maiden and married names were both MacArthur) to Chicopee Falls, Massachusetts in 1825 from Scotland. Eleanor
was born at Fayette Co., Ohio
, on 1 December 1834. She was the daughter of Solomon Chaffin
and Sarah Elizabeth MacArthur
. She married John Nelson Shigley
at Greene Co., Ohio
, on 29 November 1854. Eleanor died on 13 January 1893 at Mentone, DeKalb Co., Alabama
, at age 58.