I have a John Shibley in my family tree, he was b 5 Sep 1717 in Mount Albbis Affoltum Parish, Switzerland.
Passed away abt 1790 at Schodack, Rensselaer Co., NY, USA in the churchyard of the Revolutionary Church.
Here are some notes taken from the ancestors of George Sebourn Shibley
Family tree maker on line -
John Scheibli, son of Uli Scheibli of Switzerland, came to America in
February 1739 aboard the sailing vessel " Jamaica Gallery". The ship was
under the command of Robert Harrison, out of Rotterdam, last stop Cowes,
England. She carried 320 passengers in all including another passenger
with the same Surname name, Henry Shibley. Since Henry is a family name
all through the years we believe this was John's brother. 1739 Census
confirms that Johannes was in Philadelphia Co., Philadelphia, USA .
John the First (as genealogist and family members have called him) had
his hard to pronounce surname changed to Shibbley and married an Irish
girl named Elizabeth . They settled in New York. She bore him two sons ,
Jacob and Frederick. After their birth John returned to his homeland to
interest others in this "new and primitive land "This second trip took
approximately18 to 20 months. He returned to the colonies 15 August 1750
on board the ship " Royal Union". The commander Clement Nicholson sailed
out of Rotterdam and last stopped in Cowes England. He had journeyed 1200
miles up the Rhine River to Rotterdam during his travels.
Shortly after his return , his wife gave birth to a daughter. Because of
this unfaithfulness "he lived with her no more"
The two sons of this marriage left New York as adults and went to PA with
the same double B spelling intact. The family remaining
in New York state simplified the name even further to Shibley
John's second wife was one of the young women who returned with him on
his second trip from Switzerland. Jane Wagyman gave him 4 sons and five
The Shibley family settled in Schodac, Rensselaer County, New York where
John( the first) died about the time of the Revolution.
He is buried in the churchyard of the Revolutionary Church in Schodac.
His wife Jane moved after his death. There is record of the Widow
Shibley joining the church at East Greenburg, Rensselaer County in 1791
where she died in 1813. They left one daughter and several sons.
The Shibleys resided in Schodac until about 1792, when they moved to
Rural Grove, Montgomery County, New York. In a letter dated April 19 1897,
Henry Shibley wrote to his nephew, Jacob Henry about his recollections
of the first family home. "Father moved from Schodac about the year
1792, to the farm we now occupy of 230 acres. We have a log cabin covered
with bark and 4 acres of cleared land. We have now built a new house
which we now occupy (complete with remodeling and additions)".
Henry Shibley ( Grandson of John the First )
Burial Revolutionary Church in Schodac
Let me know if this helps.