Shively Family Genealogy Forum
Here is more on Balser:
I did not find Balser after the 1900 Census so I assume he is deceased prior to 1910. I also found Balser in Meigs Co., OH 1860 Census:
(3) 1860 Census, Salem Twp., PO Pomeroy, Meigs Co., OH, p. 26; spelled W. Shivley, b. 1811/12, a farmer, value of Real Estate and Personal Property, $1,200 and $450 respectively, equals $17,395.56 and $6,523.33, expressed in 1990 dollars, spouse b. 1814/15, father John Shively with this family; although spelled W. Shivley, spouse
and five children with correct years of birth are shown.