Records show John Ambrose Shirley of Virginia (1770-1843) married "Elizabeth". Possibly Elizabeth Danner (1783-1846) AND/OR Elizabeth Braxton.
Find-a-Grave, Kentucky, says Elizabeth Danner was his wife. Trees on Ancestry all indicate Danner as well, although none have records to prove.
However John Ambrose's sixth child is William Braxton Shirley (10 Mar 1816 to April 1887), a minister in Indiana, Illinois and Kansas who reportedly died in a prairie fire. The use of Braxton as his middle name would generally indicate his mother to be Elizabeth Braxton Shirley.
My question: Who was the mother of AMBROSE SHEPARD SHIRLEY (12 Dec 1798 Kentucky to 5 Nov 1877 Iowa), son of John Ambrose Shirley?