THE GREEN BOOK
NARRATIVES AND RECORDS TO THE PRESENT TIME. 1888.
(page numbers in 1888 Green book in [square brackets])
SHRIVER, JR., CUMBERLAND, MD. -- PUBLIC SERVICES --
CIVIL ENGINEER -- BANK PRESIDENT --
CHILDREN WITH THEIR CONNECTIONS --
GENEALOGICAL RECORDS, ETC.
DAVID SHRIVER, the second son of David Shriver, Sr., was born at
Little Pipe Creek, Md. He was married to Eve, daughter of Jacob Sherman
of Westminster, Md.
At the commencement of his business career he was associated with
his brother Andrew in the improvement of the property at Union Mills. He
relinquished his interest in the business therein order to accept the
appointment of superintendent of the location and construction of the
Reisterstown turnpike. Upon the completion of this work he was appointed
by the Government to superintend the location and construction of the
National road from Cumberland, Md., to Wheeling, W. Va. In this
connection he was charged with the disbursement of the money expended in
the construction of the road. After this, he was commissioned by
Government to make the surveys for the extension of the National
turnpike beyond Wheeling to St. Louis, Mo. This office he subsequently
resigned; and was then appointed by the president, with General Bernard
and Colonel McCrea, Commissioner of Public Works; in this relation he
continued for some time in Government service. On retiring from this
office he changed his residence from Wheeling to Cumberland, where he
engaged in business; and was mainly instrumental in the re-establishment
of the Cumberland Bank, of which he was made president, serving in this
capacity until the time of his death.
He was remarkable for his varied attainments, especially in the
profession of civil engineering, to which he had devoted the greater
part of his life. 
He was brought in contact, in his official relations, with many
of the prominent men of, the day, and was thus enabled to attain a store
of information which gave zest to his social intercourse.
He served in early life with ability as a member of the House of
Delegates for Frederick county; also filled a number of minor public
offices. To sum up this brief record, he was a devoted husband and
father; a firm friend; a most useful citizen, and an eminent patriot.
Having attained a goodly age, he closed his life in peace, in the
enjoyment of the respect of his fellow citizens.
Jacob Sherman, Elizabeth, William Wagoner and George.
JACOB SHERMAN SHRIVER, the eldest son, was born at Westminster,
Md. He was married to Eliza Hay, daughter of Daniel McElheran, of
Wheeling, W. Va. His home, and business interests were, for the greater
part of his life, in Wheeling, W. Va., with which place some of his
children and their descendants continue to be identified. He was
Postmaster at Wheeling during the administration of President Fillmore,
and was otherwise related to public trusts. Subsequently, he removed
with his family to "Greenwood" -- on Bayou La Fourche -- near
Thibodeaux, Louisiana, where he owned and managed a sugar plantation.
During the Civil War Jacob Shriver removed to Richmond, Va.,
where he died in 1876; his wife having died, the year previous, near
Wheeling, W. Va. He was respected through life as a public spirited
citizen and courteous gentleman.
Children -- Eva, Eliza McElheran, Amelia Sprigg, Effie McElheran,
Daniel, David and Samuel Sprigg.
EVA died in infancy; ELIZA
McE. at the age of nine years.
AMELIA SPRIGG SHRIVER married Robert B. Woods, son of Andrew P.
and Elizabeth G. Woods, of Wheeling, W. Va., where she (in widowhood)
continues to reside.
EFFIE McELHERAN SHRIVER was married at "Greenwood"
Plantation, La Fourche, Louisiana, to William Hoge Russell -- family
residence, "Russell Cottage," Wheeling, W. Va.
DANIEL SHRIVER married Annie Paull, of New Jersey.
DAVID SHRIVER died 1865,
SAMUEL SPRIGG SHRIVER died 1882, at Suffolk, Va.
ELIZABETH SHRIVER, only daughter of David Shriver, Jr., of
Cumberland, Md., was born at Westminster, Md. She was married to Hon.
Andrew Stewart, of Fayette County, Pennsylvania.
At the time of her marriage her father resided at Wheeling, W.
Va. After making her home in Fayette County she manifested remarkable
interest in the domestic affairs of her household, as well as in the
public career of her husband, to which cause he was, no doubt, indebted
for much of the success that attended him through life. In course of
time, under her supervision, a fine residence was erected at Uniontown,
Pa., where she reared her children, and dispensed a generous
hospitality. After the death of her husband she made her home with her
son D. Shriver Stewart, Washington, D. C., and, though the weight of
four-score years are upon her, she still manifests a lively interest in
the affairs of her family.
HON. ANDREW STEWART, as appears from a biographical sketch of his
life, was born June 11th, 1791, in Fayette County, Pennsylvania. His
father, Abraham Stewart, was born in York, Pennsylvania, and his mother,
Mary Oliphant, in Chester County, Pennsylvania. They emigrated while
young to Fayette County, where they were married in 1789. Andrew Stewart
at an early age became self-dependent; till eighteen years of age he
worked on a farm and taught a country school; he then prepared himself
for the profession of the law, and at the age of twenty-three was
admitted to the bar, and the same year was elected to the Legislature;
was reelected for three years, after which time, he was appointed by
President Monroe, District Attorney for the United States. In 1820, he
was elected to Congress, and was re-elected at intervals for eighteen
years out of a period of thirty. While in Congress Mr. Stewart served on
several of the most important committees, among them, as "Chairman
of the Committee on the Tariff," and the "Committee of
Internal Improvements," constituting together what was called
"The American System," in the advocacy of which he commenced
and ended his political life. 
He was a member of the Democratic party up to 1828, when he
changed his party relations, and took an independent stand. After this,
he was re-elected to Congress for four terms, when he declined a
In addition to his public official duties he was active in the
cause of domestic industry and home manufactures. He erected in Fayette
County a blast furnace; together with glass works, saw-mills, flouring
mills, etc. He bought and sold many thousand acres of land; and, at his
death, left a large landed estate in Western Pennsylvania for the
service of his family.
Mr. Stewart compiled, and published (1872) a volume of his
speeches and addresses, which is still regarded as a standard work of
reference on the tariff, and other important political issues of the
Children of Andrew Stewart and Elizabeth his wife:-- Mary
Elizabeth, David Shriver, Charles Henry, Andrew, William Francis and
MARY ELIZABETH STEWART married Charles E. Swearingen, of
Wheeling, W. Va. She resides (in widowhood) in Washington, D. C.
DAVID SHRIVER STEWART married Anna, daughter of General Alfred
Howell, of Uniontown, Pa. He was "Assistant Examiner" in the
U. S. Patent Office, from 1861 to 1864, and a "Principal
Examiner" from 1864 to 1872, when he resigned office to take charge
of his father's estate, of which he was made executor.
CHARLES HENRY STEWART married Susan Roseway, of Washington.
ANDREW STEWART married Lelia McCullough.
WILLIAM FRANCIS STEWART was educated at the Naval Academy,
Annapolis, Md. After entering the Navy he was successively promoted for
meritorious service, reaching the position of Lieutenant Commander. He
was lost (January 24th, 1870) on the U. S. Steamer Oneida, which was
sunk in a collision with a British Steamer in the Bay of Yokohoma,
being, at the time, the Executive Officer of the Ship.
His last words, on being urged to take the boat as the ship was
 going down,
were, "no, let others take the boat, my duty is on board the
ship," and he went down with her. He was one of the most promising
officers of his age in the service.
ALBERT STEWART married WILLIAM WAGONER SHRIVER, second son of
David Shriver, Jr., of Cumberland, was born at Westminster, Md.
Caroline Zane, and resided through life at Wheeling, W. Va.
There were five children, viz:-- Hampden Zane, Marion, Cornelia,
William, and James.
GEORGE SHRIVER, youngest
son of David Shriven was born at Cumberland, Md., (1815) and died in
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