Flourished: 1834-1838 Menard County, Illinois
Alternate name: Shirly, Shurley, Sherley
Prior to 1832, Shurley arrived in Sangamon County, Illinois, settling near Rock Creek, an area that would later be subsumed into Menard County. He remained in the area until at least 1843.
Illinois Public Domain Land Tract Sales, Menard County, 68:79, 125, Illinois State Archives, Springfield, IL; Eileen Gochanour, Menard County, Illinois Early Polls, Election Returns, Voters' Lists' vol. 1, 1839-1845 (Springfield, IL: Wanda Warkins Allers, Margaret Sager Hohimer, and Eileen Lynch Gochanour, May 1984), 23, 40.