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1028 First Generation  

First Generation

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1. William McCUNE. Born in 1751 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. William died in Pike County, Missouri on December 6, 1830; he was 79.   Revolutionary War. 

p.265, Deposition of William McCune, aged 60 years (taken at dwelling house of James Ruddell in Bourbon County on May 1, 1811, before George Mountjoy and Joseph L. Stevens, Justices of the Peace): 

He came to this country in the spring of the year 1780 and settled at Ruddell's Station which stood on the bank of the South Fork of Licking, and he continued to reside at said station until it was taken by the Indians during the same year. Said Ruddell's Station was well known throughout the western country at the time he came to it. Thinks it consisted of thirty or Forty men, ladies, women and children, and it was much resorted to by adventurers to this country. John Haggin was his kinsman and informed him at Lexington when on his way to Ruddell's Station, that he had settled a place near said station but was compelled for danger of Indians to leave it. He had been informed of Haggin's cabin before he came to this country, and when he got to said station, he often heard the cabin where John Haggin lived in the year of 1776 spoken of, and believes there was scarcely a man at the station who was ignorant of said cabin. The stream passing Millersburg was known in the year of 1780 as Hingston above the junction with Stoner and below the junction was called South Licking. 

Draper MSS 11CC35 - Draper's interview with William McBride:

"I was at Corn's, when Riddle, (that was taken at Riddle's,) got back. One McCune, who was at Bowman's Station when Riddle got there, went out & got a hoop-pole, of which he had a parcel, & wore it out on Riddle. McCune had been a prisoner with (fellow) Riddle and had been planning to run away, where Riddle went and told the British on him, who put McCune in irons.  'Now,' says McCune, 'tell on me again.'" 

James Sellers correspondence, February 3, 1998:

My name is James Sellers and I have been researching the lives of Hinkson and McCune for some time. I'm not related in any way, but I do have an indirect connection to these men. My gr gr..... grand uncle, John Sellers, was living in Westmoreland County near Hinkson and McCune in 1775. I know about Hinkson coming to KY in 1775 and I am certain he returned to PA that same year. I Have a copy of a deed from Westmoreland Co. for John Woods that has John Hinkson and John Sellers as witnesses. (dated Dec 1775) 

John Sellers was with Hinkson in 1776 when they were in KY. Sellers settled about 4 miles north of Hinkson's (aka Ruddle's) Station on Sellers Run. Sellers returned with Hinkson to PA in Aug of 1776 and lived with Hinkson and others at Palmers' fort in Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA. Sellers served as a Lieutenant under Capt. Hinkson from 1777 to 1780. He returned to KY in 1780 w/ Hinkson and McCune and was taken at Ruddles with them.  

Draper MSS 2S334-338:  From John Hinkson - now (1845) about 72 - born on the Monongahela, son of Col. John Hinkson. (John Hinkson) Went and settled at Mann's Lick and stayed there till '81; then moved to Haggin's Station, near Danville and about '83, re-occupied his old settlement on Hinkson's Fork.  William McCune, a half brother of Hinkson's, moved with Hinkson to Kentucky in '80, and was captured with him; and was kept nearly two years. 

From James Sellers e-mail correspondence, February 4, 1998:  Bourbon County Court Order Book (this is the same ref. as the deposition by John Sellers in my last e-mail, this deposition came after Sellers') The deposition of William McCune being of full age and duly sworn deposeth and saith that he was at the place where the letters aforesaid were marked in the [year] 1782 and that there then stood a cabbin which was called Townsends Cabbin. Question by Palmer: When was the covered cabbin which was built by John Townsend where you now live Burnt & Answer I believe in the fall 82. And further saith not. Signed William McCune. Teste David Clarkson. John Smith. Thomas Mahan. 

That's all the records I have that I can e-mail. I do have many others I can snail mail to you (i.e. Deeds of McCune and Hinkson from PA, deposition of Wm. Steele and others mentions Hinkson's party in KY in 1775. Abstract of deed from "Humphrey Lyon, and wife, Margaret, late Margaret Hinkson, widow of John Hinkson deed." to Samuel Hinkson (her son) and some Lairs. 

I have two other records that I will mail to you that you will certainly like. One is a photo copy of a promissary note from Mr. Mills to John Hinkson. (3 cows) On the back is Hinkson's handwriting and signature. He signed the note over to John Haggin. It was dated Jan. 1789, just prior to Hinkson going to MO where he died. The other is the signature of William McCune I noticed on a petition he signed. Some Sellers names were nearby. 

James Sellers e-mail, February 7, 1998:

I just received a book in the mail called "The Scotch Irish" and it has part of a diary by Reverend David McClure. He was a Presbyterian minister who traveled through western PA in 1772 and 73 preaching to the people there. There is mention of him preaching the first sermon at Squirrel Bill, where Hinkson and McCune were living. It even mentioned Wm. McCune twice in the diary. I'll send it to you. You'll enjoy reading it because it will give you the general character of the people living in that area at the time. 

Here is what I have regarding land deeds in PA on Hinkson, McCune, and others. I thought I kept the records but I didn't. I just have this from my notes.  Westmoreland Co. PA Deed Book Volume A Part 1 1773-1784 : 

p.64 - John Hinkson to T. Galbraith 400 pounds, 270 acres on Conemaugh bounded by William McCune, John Woods, being the Squirrel Hill Old Town. Aug 29, 1774. 

p.146 - William McCune to Barnard Dougherty, 750 pounds on north side of Conemaugh. Jan 10, 1780. 

p.146 - William McCune to B. Dougherty, 2000 pounds, on north side of Conemaugh bounded by David Wilson on the east. 336 acres. Jan 10, 1780. 

Historical Sketch of William McCUNE

Since the McCunes figure prominently into the Shawhan family--Margaret "Peggy" McCune (1775-1857) married John Shawhan (1771-1845) and her older sister Nancy (1770-1842) married George Reading, Jr., and Nancy and George's son William (1792-1868) married Margaret Shawhan (1797-1860), daughter of John and Peggy McCune Shawhan--I felt that it was appropriate to include a brief biography on the patriarch William McCune (1751-1830).

Background.  William has proven exceptionally interesting from this researcher's standpoint.  For almost two years, I tried without success to discover William's roots when, in February 1998, I got a break from a most unusual direction. A Mr. James Sellars wrote to me concerning my research on another ancestor, John Hinkson.  James had read internet correspondence that I had with other Hinkson researchers and decided to contact me.  The correspondence that followed not only provided a wealth of information on John Hinkson, but also opened the doors to understanding William McCune.  As it turns out, McCune and Hinkson were half-brothers!  The opening lines of James' initial correspondence, dated February 3, 1998, reads:

"My name is James Sellars and I have been researching the lives of Hinkson and McCune for some time. I'm not related in any way, but I do have an indirect connection to these men. My 5th great-uncle, John Sellers, was living in Westmoreland County near Hinkson and McCune in 1775. I know about Hinkson coming to KY in 1775 and I am certain he returned to PA that same year. I have a copy of a deed from Westmoreland Co. for John Woods that has John Hinkson and John Sellers as witnesses. (dated Dec 1775)

"John Sellers was with Hinkson in 1776 when they were in KY. Sellers settled about 4 miles north of Hinkson's (aka Ruddle's) Station on Sellers Run. Sellers returned with Hinkson to PA in Aug of 1776 and lived with Hinkson and others at Palmers' fort in Fairfield Township, Westmoreland Co., PA. Sellers served as a Lieutenant under Capt. Hinkson from 1777 to 1780. He returned to KY in 1780 w/Hinkson and McCune and was taken at Ruddles with them."

Over the following months, James and I swapped information, compared notes, and sent original source material to one another.  The result of this collaboration has been a much clearer picture of the life of William McCune, both in Pennsylvania and in Kentucky.

A second piece of the puzzle on William came in May, 1998.  A fellow McCune researcher wrote and told me about a genealogy that had been published on a Pennsylvanian named William McCune that might have something to do with my ancestor.  The genealogy was titled "William McCune, The Pennsylvanian and Kindred Families" by Kathryn Hutcherson Campbell.  The work is housed in the Daughters of the American Revolution Library,  Washington, DC.  I contacted the library and received a portion of the document. To my great joy, the genealogy indeed documented the history of my William; but, my, at what cost!    Despite the highwayman's prices for the copies, the information on William was very helpful.  It provided a wealth of data on his life in Kentucky and Missouri.

I will draw upon these two sources extensively in the coming pages. Now to the main task at hand.

The Pennsylvania Years. William McCune, the father of Nancy and Margaret McCune, was born about 1751  in Pennsylvania.  He may be the son of John McCune (1712-1766), of Hopewell Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. The earliest mention of William is in John McCune, Sr.'s will:

"In the name of God Amen--the thirty first day of January in the year of our Lord one thousand seven hundred and sixty-six I John McCune of Hopewell Township in the County of Cumberland in the Province of Pennsylvania Farmer being very sick and weak in body but in perfect mind and memory Thanks be given unto God therefore calling unto mind the mortality of my body and knowing that it is appointed for all men once to die Do make and ordain this my last will and Testament that is to say Principally and first of all I give and recommend my soul into the hands of God that gave it and for my body I recommend it to the Earth to be buried in a Christian like and decent manner at the direction of my executors hereafter named nothing doubting but at the general resurrection I shall receive the same again by the Mighty Power of God and a touching such worldly estate wherewith it had pleased God to bless me I give and devise and dispose of the same in the following manner and form  Impremis--I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved son John McCune one dollar Item I give and bequeath unto my dearly beloved son Robert McCune one Dollar and the land that he now possesseth and one half of that third of Land I now possess to be by him and his heirs after one year after my decease enjoyed forever--Item I give and bequeath unto my Dearly beloved son James McCune that part of my plantation he is now possessed of and the one half of that third of my plantation which I now Possess to be by him and his heirs after one year after my decease Enjoyed forever and one dollar and one pot one fourth of the Pewter and the fourth part of the hogs--Item I give and bequeath unto my Dearly and well beloved wife Agnes McCune one Brown mare called Boney with a Patch in her face her bed and bed cloaths two cows and one pot all the Vessels about the shelf and the one half of all my grain for her maintenance Item I give and bequeath unto my Dearly beloved son William McCune Eighty Pounds and a roam mare and a mare called Jewel two cows and all the sheep and a bed and bed cloaths and one gridle and one pot and one saddle Bridle one trunk two coutters one shear Plow and tackling one Grubbing and Weeding hoe one folling ax and all the table linen and the half of the Pewter Maue wedges my Bible and the one half of the grain one Gun and all my wearing aparel and the three Quarters of the Hogs and I likewise constitute and ordain William Lamond Sr. and Agnes McCune Executor of this my last Will and Testament and hereby disallow revoke and disannel all and every other forms testaments Wills Legacies Executors by me in any wise before this time named Wills and bequeathes Ratifying and Confirming this and no other to be my last Will and Testament  In Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand and Seal in the fourth year a four Soverign Lord George the third and Signed Sealed Published and Pronounced by me as my Last Will and Testament in the Presence of

his

Samuel Whar John   X   McCune

George Wear mark

Letters and Testimony Issued this 23 day of June 1766 unto William Lamond Sr and Agnes McCune Executors named in the Last Will and Testament of John McCune Dec'd of which the written record is a true copy Inventory to be Exhibited the 23 day of July next and an account of Administration rendered thereunto to Legally required.

John Armstrong

While there is no verifiable proof that the William mentioned in this will is our William, circumstantial evidence clearly points in his direction.  In a deposition given by John Hinkson, Jr., son of the Kentucky pioneer, we read:

"From John Hinkson - now (1845) about 72 - born on the Monongahela, son of Col. John Hinkson. (John Hinkson) Went and settled at Mann's Lick and stayed there till '81; then moved to Haggin's Station, near Danville and about '83, re-occupied his old settlement on Hinkson's Fork.  William McCune, a half brother of Hinkson's, moved with Hinkson to Kentucky in '80, and was captured with him; and was kept nearly two years."

In a deposition given by William McCune in 1811, we read:

"He came to this country (Bourbon County, Kentucky) in the spring of the year 1780 and settled at Ruddell's Station which stood on the bank of the South Fork of Licking, and he continued to reside at said station until it was taken by the Indians during the same year. Said Ruddell's Station was well known throughout the western country at the time he came to it. Thinks it consisted of thirty or Forty men, ladies, women and children, and it was much resorted to by adventurers to this country. John Haggin was his kinsman and informed him at Lexington when on his way to Ruddell's Station, that he had settled a place near said station but was compelled for danger of Indians to leave it…"

The "kinsman" John Haggin's relationship to John Hinkson and William McCune was his marriage to their niece, Nancy Gibb.  Haggin was a brave and resourceful woodsman who had many harrowing adventures with the Indians.  In one such account, mention is given of his relationship to John Hinkson:

"Capt. John Haggin was born in 1753 near Winchester, Va.  In early life he removed to western Pennsylvania, where he married and served in Dunmore's campaign of 1774.  He was one of the earliest settlers of Kentucky, coming out in the spring of 1775 with his wife's uncle, Col. John Hinkston.  The next year he brought out his family and built a cabin on Hinkston's fork of Licking; but because of Indian hostilities he removed that summer to McClelland's Station, on the site of the modern Georgetown.  Haggin was at McClelland's when George Rogers Clark arrived at Limestone (Maysville) with gunpowder for the Kentucky settlements, and was one of the party who helped to carry it in to Harrodsburg.  About that time (Jan. 1777), McClelland's Station was broken up, and the Haggins removed to Harrodsburg.  There he had numerous adventures with Indians, was closely pursued, and at one time he was supposed for over two weeks to have been killed or captured.  But later he walked into his cabin quite unconcerned, greeting his wife with, 'How are you by this time, Nancy?'"

Agnes "Nancy" (Gibb) Haggin was the daughter of Elizabeth Hinkson and Robert Gibb.  Nancy's mother, Elizabeth, was John Hinkson's full sister and William McCune's half-sister.  While it may be coincidental, I find it interesting that Elizabeth's daughter's name was Agnes.  Was she named after the "Agnes" mentioned in John McCune, Sr.'s will?

Another piece of circumstantial evidence is the name of Robert Gibb. A Gibb(s) family lived in Hopewell, Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, during the same time period as the McCunes.   Secondly, John McCune, Sr.'s son, Robert, married an Elizabeth Gibb.

Other links tie William McCune and John Hinkson together.  A John Hinkson is listed as living in Hopewell, Township, Cumberland County, Pennsylvania, in 1764,  and land deeds in Pennsylvania leave a paper trail that is easy to follow:

John Hinkson to T. Galbraith 400 pounds, 270 acres on Conemaugh bounded by William McCune, John Woods, being the Squirrel Hill Old Town. Aug 29, 1774.

William McCune to Barnard Dougherty, 750 pounds on north side of Conemaugh. Jan 10, 1780.

William McCune to B. Dougherty, 2000 pounds, on north side of Conemaugh bounded by David Wilson on the east. 336 acres. Jan 10, 1780.

We are not certain when he married Elizabeth McClintock, but family records indicate their marriage before 1770.   By 1772, the family had moved to "Squirrel Hill," Armstrong County, Pennsylvania.  We find these remarkable references William in the diary of the Rev. David McClure:

1772.

[December] "29. Rode in company with Mr. Wm. McCune 13 miles to Squirril Hill.

"30. Wednesday preached to the small new settlement there. It lies on the River Connemoh, which is foremed by the junction of Stoney Creek & Quamahone, and empties into the Allegany River. There are about 12 families here. Experienced much kindness, particularly from Mrs. McCune and family.

"This place was formerly a settlement of Indians. Here are vestiges of their corn fields, & on the bank and ancient fortification, similar to many that are found through all this country.

"Wednesday, preached the first sermon ever preached in this place, on the rich provision of Gospel salvation."

1773.

[April 6] "Tuesday. Received a present of a location of land on Connemoh (about 300 acres) of my good friend Mr. McCune. (This right was however lost to me by the war, & my absence.)

[June 7] "Monday. Mr. McCune of Squirril Hill, sent a horse for me to ride to that settlement, 13 miles, to preach there in the afternoon. Preached to them my last sermon. The settlement is the most easterly of those to whom I have preached, & is not far distant from the western foot of the Appalachian mountains.

"Truly the people here, in this new country, are as sheep scattered upon the Mountains, without a Shepherd. At this time, not a single church has been formed, or Minister of the Gospel settled, west of the Appalachian Mountains, from Pennsylvania to Georgia, through an extent of many hundred miles, of new & sparse settlements. A great proportion of the people manifest a desire for the Gospel, and would gladly make provision, for the support of ministers, according to their ability. We had the satisfaction, if I may so express it, of planting the seeds of some future churches, by forming several settlements into something like ecclesiastical order, during 7 or 8 months of our preaching among them. May the good Lord, raise up & send forth faithful labourers into this part of this vineyard.

"8. June. Wednesday. Mr. Wm. McCune, Benja Sutton & myself, sailed in a boat up the River Connemoh, in one place, saw a solid body of stone coal, jutting from the bank. Same day went to see an Indian Fort, near the River."

The Kentucky Years. William remained in Pennsylvania until the spring of 1780 when moved with his family to Kentucky.  It is probable that he accompanied his half-brother, John Hinkson, on the journey.  The following narrative, taken from an account of the Emison family, details the trip:

"During the latter part of 1779 many of the pioneers were becoming restless from their somewhat temporary stay in western Pennsylvania, and were anxious to move on westward to their new lands in the Kentucky country, of what was then western Virginia. Capt. Wm. Lytle had sold his lands back in Cumberland County, and came west where he set up a camp on a small island in the Ohio River just below Pittsburgh. There he sent out word that an expedition of settlers was being assembled for migration down the Ohio to Kentucky.

"Because of their previous association with Lytle, Hugh and Ash Emison, joined him. Most of the streams in this area had been frozen over during this severe winter. And it was not until April 1, 1780 that a large expedition of over 1,000 settlers, with their families and possessions started down the river in 63 Kentucky boats or Arks…On April 11th a stop was made at Limestone, where Capt. Hinkston, the Emisons, Stephen Archer, Moses Cherry, and members of the Baird, Holmes and McClure families started overland to their new lands. Here it may be noted that James and Thomas Baird, two brothers-in-law of Hugh Emison, had descended the Ohio a year before where they purchased lots No. 25 and No. 1 in the new village (Louisville) at the Falls. These two brothers later founded Bairdstown, now known as Bardstown."

Here, we pick up the story from John Hinkson's son, John, Jr.:

"…(John Hinkson) moved to Kentucky in Spring of '80, four or five boats came with him with about half a dozen families, stopped at Limestone about a week, built a block-house, the first erected there, and sent a message to his old station (better known as Ruddell's) to get help to aid in moving the families over, and while waiting at Limestone the Indians stole all the horses belonging to the company - some 20 in all - At the old station there was not a sufficiency of men to share, and advised a continuation to the Falls of Ohio.

"Went down there in his boats - got horses to transport some of the property leaving the family at the Falls, and he had been at Ruddell's but three or four days when Bird came…"

It is likely that William McCune was in the Hinkson party that dropped the families off at the Falls of the Ohio--the newly formed village of Louisville--and continued on to John Hinkson's former settlement,  now built up and fortified by Captain Isaac Ruddell.  It is in this place that William McCune enters into Revolutionary War history as one of the "defender's of Ruddle's Fort" against the British and the Indians. While a full account of the taking of Ruddle's fort by the British and their Indian allies is not possible in this short essay, it is important to provide a summary of the events leading up to, and including, the capture of the fort.  Maude Lafferty, in her article on the taking of Ruddle's and Martin's forts, provides an excellent summary of the events: 

"One of the outstanding events of the Revolutionary War in the West was the invasion of Kentucky by the British officer, Captain Henry Bird, of the Eighth Regiment of his Majesty's forces, and the destruction of Ruddle's and Martin's Forts. Coming in the summer of 1780 with an army of more than a thousand British regulars,  Canadian volunteers, Indians and Tories, and bringing the first cannon ever used against the log forts of the wilderness, he captured 470 men, women and children,  loaded them down with the plunder from their own cabin homes and drove them on foot from Central Kentucky to Detroit, a distance of 600 miles. There they were divided among their captors and some of them were taken 800 miles farther to Mackinac and to Montreal.  The story of their capture, of the separation of families, of the hardships endured during the six-weeks journey and of the conditions under which they lived during the fourteen years of their captivity is one of the most shocking in the pioneer period of Kentucky's history.

"The invasion was planned by British officers at Detroit, their object being not only to exterminate the pioneer forts, but to force our western frontier back to the Alleghany Mountains, thus bringing out in bold relief the policy of Great Britain in the Revolutionary War-to prevent the westward growth of the American Colonies.

"In executing their plan they waged the War of the American Revolution on Kentucky soil, for they came under the command of a British officer flying the British flag, demanding surrender in the name of his Britannic Majesty, King George III, and made official report of the expedition to Sir Frederick Haldimand,  the British Lieutenant General, who was then Governor of Canada." 

The actual taking of Ruddle's fort is described in graphic detail by Daniel Trabue, a brother of one of the captives, James Trabue:

"The land office was opened this spring at Wilson's Station for entering land warrents. James Trabue and I went their to make some entries, but their was so many people their we had to cast lots. And according to lot he (James Trabue) made some few entries, and it would be several days before he could make any more. And it would be several days before I could make my entries as my warrents was not on the first day.

"So we went home and James Trabue told me he would make my entries for me when he made his, if I would stay at home and attend to howing our corn planted. I agreed to it and gave him my warrents and a memorandum where my land was to be laid. It was 2,000 acres and choice land. James Trabue said he would go to licking on his commessary business. He was very much [needed] their and could be back to Wilson's Station in time to lay our warrents.

"So he went to Licking and got Ruddle's Station at night. And when morning [June 24, 1780] came their fort was surrounded by Indians; and Col. Byrd, a british officer from Detroyt, soon arrived with a cannon. He (Byrd) sent in a flag to the fort, demanding them to surrender to him as prisoners of war, etc., to which they refused. The cannon was twise fired. Done no damage except knocked one cabin log so it was moved in about six inches.

"Capt. Ruddle insisted it would be best to cappitulate. Capt. Hinkston and James Trabue insisted to defend the fort. At length Capt. Ruddle got a majority on his side and petitioned Col. Byrd to capitula[te]. The flag was sent back and forward several times before they agreed and the articles was sighned and agreed to. James Trabue was the man that did wright in behalf of Ruddle and the people in the fort. The terms of cappitulation was that Col. Byrd and his white soldiers should protect the people that was in the fort and march thim to Detroyt as prisoners, and that the Indians should have nothing to do with them, that the peoples cloathing and papers should be sicure to themselves with some little exceptions.

"The fort gate was opined. The Indeans came rushing in and plundered the people, and they evin striped their cloaths of[f] them and dividing the prisoners among the indians. In a few minuts the man did not know where his wife or child was, nor the wife know where her husband or either of her children was, no the children where ther parrents or brothers and sisters weare, all contrary to the cappitulation. Nor they had no chance of seeing Col. Byrd, as the Indians kept them to themselves. They went and took Martain's station also."

Though it does not really fit into this biography of William McCune, I cannot resist telling one last tale concerning his half-brother, John Hinkson.  It is one of the most colorful tales of this tragic affair and has entered into the folk-lore of this period.  The story is taken from an early newspaper article written by John Bradford, October 20, 1826.  Though it suffers somewhat from the encrustation of folk-legend, it is, nevertheless, a wonderful story:

"Immediately after it was decided not to go forward to Bryan's Station, the army commenced their retreat to the forks of Licking, where they had left their boats, and with all possible dispatch got their artillery and military stores on board, and moved off. At this place the Indians separated from Byrd, and took with them the whole of the prisoners taken at Ruddle's Station. Among the prisoners were Capt. John Hinkston, a brave man and an experienced hunter and woodsman. The second night after leaving the forks of Licking, the Indians encamped near the river; every thing was very wet, in consequence of which it was difficult to kindle a fire, and before a fire could be made it was quite dark. A guard was placed over the prisoners, and whilst part of them were employed-in kindling the fire, Hinkston sprang from among them and was immediately out of sight. An alarm was instantly given, and the Indians ran in every direction, not being able to ascertain what course he had taken. Hinkston ran but a short distance before he lay down by the side of a log under the dark shade of a large beach tree, where he remained until the stir occasioned by his escape had subsided, when he moved off as silently as possible. The night was cloudy, and very dark, so that he had no mark to steer by, and after travelling some time towards Lexington, as he thought, he found himself close to the camp from which he had just before made his escape. In this dilemma he was obliged to tax his skill as a woodsman, to devise a method by which he should be enabled to stear his course without light enough to see the moss on the trees, or without the aid of sun, moon or stars. Captain Hinkston ultimately adopted this expedient: he dipped his hand in the water, (which almost covered the whole country) and holding it upright above his head, he instantly felt one side of his hand cold; he immediately knew, that from that point the wind came-he therefore steered the ballance of the night to the cold side of his hand, that being from the west he knew, and the course best suited to his purpose. After travelling several hours he sat down at the root of a tree and fell asleep.

"A few hours before day, there came on a very heavy dense fog, so that a man could not be seen at twenty yards distance. This circumstance was of infinite advantage to Hinkston, for as soon as day light appeared, the howling of wolves, the gobling of turkeys, the bleating of fawns, the cry of owls, and every other wild animal, was heard in almost every direction. Hinkston was too well acquainted with the customs of the Indians, not to know that it was Indians, and not beasts or birds that made these sounds-he therefore avoided approaching the places where he heard them, and notwithstanding he was several times within a few yards of them, with the aid of the fog he escaped, and arrived safe at Lexington. It was the 8th day after Ruddle's Station was taken, when Hinkston arrived in Lexington, and brought the first news of that event."

William was not as lucky as his half-brother.  He was forced to march to Detroit where he remained as a prisoner for almost two years.  We know nothing of those lost years other than a rather cryptic story told to Lyman Draper:

"I was at Corn's, when Riddle, (that was taken at Riddle's,) got back. One McCune, who was at Bowman's Station when Riddle got there, went out & got a hoop-pole, of which he had a parcel, & wore it out on Riddle. McCune had been a prisoner with (fellow) Riddle and had been planning to run away, where Riddle went and told the British on him, who put McCune in irons.  "Now," says McCune, "tell on me again."

After returning to Bourbon County, Kentucky, William and Elizabeth settled into the life of farming and raising their family.   Over the course of the next seven years, William made a number of land purchases.  

His oldest daughter Nancy was married to George Reading, Jr., May 7, 1789.  The Readings were long time friends of the McCunes, having arrived in Bourbon County at about the same time. George Reading, Jr.'s brother, John Mullin, in fact, shared a unique bond with William, having also been captured and taken prisoner by the British at Ruddle's fort.   Susanna, William and Elizabeth's third child, married John Patton in 1791.  On October 24, 1793, their third daughter Margaret (called "Peggy") married John Shawhan, a young man who lived on a nearby farm.  John was engaged in the whiskey distilling business with his brother Joseph.  The brothers continued the business begun by their father Daniel who--with his family--had immigrated to Bourbon County in 1789 to get away from the mounting problems concerning the newly formed federal government's desire to tax whiskey.  A month later, on November 21, their oldest son John tied the knot with Polly Shannon. Tragedy struck the McCune family in 1795 when William's wife Elizabeth died.   Over the next several years, William continued to farm the land and engage in family and civic activities.

Sometime in 1812, the 61 year old William fell in love with and married the much younger widow Elizabeth Patton.   Elizabeth was the daughter of William Patton (1730-1795) and the sister of John Patton, the husband of William's daughter Susanna.  To make the family relationship even more complicated, Elizabeth Patton's sister, Martha, married William Holliday (1755-1811).  William and Martha Patton Holliday's son, Joseph Holliday, married William McCune's granddaughter Nancy (the daughter of John McCune and Polly Shannon).  Is the reader confused yet?   Let's add one more intermarriage to this mix:  Joseph Holliday's eldest brother, William Patton Holliday, married Rebecca Reading, the daughter of George Reading, Jr., and Nancy McCune.  Also, Elizabeth (Maxwell) Patton McCune's daughter from her previous marriage, Sarah Maxwell, married John Reading, son of George reading, Jr., and Nancy McCune.  Enough, already!

Four children were born to Elizabeth Patton and William McCune:  William Patton, born circa 1813, Joseph P., born circa 1815, Polly Lucy, born circa 1816, and Susanna, born circa 1820.

The Missouri Years.  Sometime in 1817, William and family, including several other families, moved from Kentucky to Pike County, Missouri.  The following account documents the route taken by the families:

"I married Nancy McCune, dau of John McCune on Mar 26 - 1816, she d Jan 9 1834. Our eldest son Wm was b in Ky--

"My Wife's gr father Wm McCune was a prisoner of the Indians 3 yrs during the Rev War. He saw sights, My dear, He was ironed frequently, and handcuffed. His wife never heard from him during the time, her father used to "quiz" her about "setting out".

"The McCunes and Hollidays moved from nr Carlisle, Cumberland Co, Pa to Kentucky and in 1817 they moved to the Territory of Mo and settled on Ramsey Creek, now Pike Co, Mo. Shortly after Mar 1816 this Company moved from Ky to St Charles Co, Mo, now Pike Co, Mo, by way of Louisville Ky then crossed the Ohio River, then to Smelsers Ferry about 2 mi above Alton, Ill, where we crossed the Mississippi River, thence to St Charles Mo, hence up to Ramsey Creek.

"The families composed the Company were: My wife's Grandfather Wm McCune and family; Benjamin Gray and family; he M a dau of Wm McCune, my wf's gr father; Wm Holliday, my eldest bro and his family, his wf was Rebecca Reading; Wm Biggs and family, he M "Betsy" Elizabeth McCune my wife's eldest Sister; John McCune, my wife's father and his family, His wf was Polly Shannon, dau of John Shannon; Myself and family (Joseph Holliday) and wf Nancy McCune. Six families in all." 

The families settled on Ramsey Creek, Pike County, Missouri, and continued their lives as farmers.  William and Elizabeth's last child, Susanna, was born in Pike County, Missouri, circa 1819.  William died on December 6, 1830.  His wife Elizabeth died before November 9, 1835.  William's will, originally drafted in November, 1819, reads as follows: 

I, Wm McCune, being advanced in life and knowing that I must shortly die think it proper as I am now in helth and injoy the right use of my reason to set my house in order and dispose of that earthly substance which God in his graft kindness hath bestowed upon me in the following manner:

1st - after by boddy is decently buried and all my debts paid it is my will and I do hereby bequeath to Nancy Reading, my eldest daughter four dollars.

2nd - It is my will and I do hereby bequeath to my eldest son John McCune four dollars.

3rd - It is my will and I do hereby bequeath unto the children of my decesed daughter Susanna Patten,, wife of John Patten four dollars to be equally divided among them.

4th - It is my will and I do hereby bequeath to my daughter Margarit Shawhen four dollars.

5th - It is my will and I do hereby bequeath to Betsy Gray four dollars.

6th - It is also my will and I do hereby bequeath to my beloved wife - Elizabeth McCune the third part of all my estate, real and moveable.

7th - I will and bequeath all the ballence of my estate to be equally, divided between my four youngest children; Wm P McCune, Polly Lacy McCune, Joseph P. McCune, and Susanna McCune, on conditon there should be no more heirs, but in case there should, they are to have an equal divide with, Wm, Joseph, Polly Lacy and Susan.

It is my will that my wife Elizabeth McCune and my son John McCune be and they are hereby appointed Executrix and Executor of this my last will and testament signed and sealed present of this 9th of November, 1819.

Wm McCune (Seal) Pike Co. Mesura Territory. Jacob Matthews; James Stark; Henry Matthews; John Patterson (supplement or codicil )

As a suplement to the within will, I Wm McCune have thought proper to leave the home place where I now live on containing 300 ackers to my son Wm P. McCune and my son Joseph P. McCune, providing they should think proper to keep it at its apraes value of their Guardens for them it is clearly to be understood that this suplement is to have no other change or careing on the within will except giving William and Joseph the right to keep the homeplace at its apraised value given under my hand this 8th day of August 1827.

Witness present 

Signed: Raue La Force John P Patterson John McCune Wm McCune (Seal)

Elizabeth's will, dated November 10, 1835, reads as follows:

Last will and testament of Elizabeth McCune.

In the name of God Amen, I, Elizabeth McCune of the County of Pike State of Missouri being weak in body but sound in mine and disposing memory and perfectly aware that ere long my body must return to its Mother earth, do ordain and publish this my last will and testament.

First, my desire is that my body may be decently buried in a plain coffin to be provided for that purpose.

Second, it is my desire that my just debts be paid if at this time of my death, I shall owe any and,

Thirdly, it is my will and desire that the balance of my property which I derived title to, by virtue of the last will and testament of my late husband, William McCune should be equally divided among my four children to wit; William P. McCune, Polly L. McCune, Susannah McCune and Joseph P. McCune except that my executor herein appointed is directed to pay out of my property to my other two children vizt: Jane Paterson and Sally Reading the sum of one dollar each and no more they having been sufficiently provided for and lastly I do nominated and appoint John McCune executor of this my last will and testament to acct according to law,  In witneas whereof I have hereto set my hand and seal this 16th day Nov, in the year of our Lord 1830.

Her

Elizabeth X McCune

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Witness: L Rogers; Jeremiah Stark; Daniel F Stark; Susannah Stark 

State of Missouri, County of Pike. Attest M.J. Noyes, Clerk. Recorded 9th Nov., A.D. 1835 Bondsmen:  Wm P. McCune Administrator. Wm L. McCune Fountain D. Edwards. 

William P. McCune being duly sworn upon his oath saith that he the said William P. McCune, Polly L Edwards, late Polly L. McCune, Susannah McCune and Joseph P. McCune are the only heirs and legal representatives of Elizabeth McCune late of said County deceased, all of whom reside in the said County of Pike. William P. McCune sworn to before me and oath of office taken this 10th day of Nov., A.D. 1835. 

M. J. Noyes, Clerk. Recorded Nov 10th 1835.

Epilogue.  This concludes my brief essay on the life of William McCune.  In closing, I thought I should add that McCunes continue to live in Pike County, Missouri, to the present day. In the northwestern part of Cuivre township, Pike County, Missouri, about seven miles from Bowling Green, lies McCune Station. The spelling of the town's name has varied slightly over the years with the 1899 Pike County atlas listing it as "McCunes Station", the map of 1893 calling it "McCune's Station" and an 1886 map calling it simply "McCunes." The town was named for John and William McCune from Kentucky, who settled on Ramsey Creek in 1817. There was for a time a small settlement there with a railroad station and a post office, which operated from 1886 until 1918. In the 1930's, McCunes Station had a population of approximately 50 people. The population is less than that in 1980.

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THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

                                               Volume 1

                                                 Part 1

                                CHAPTER II VIRGINIA GRANTS (1782-1792)

                                      THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY

                                                page 96

                                         Grantee: McCune, Wm

                                               Acres: 400

                                                Book: 11

                                               Page: 550

                                        Date Survey: 4-25-1789

                                            County: Bourbon

                                        Watercourse: Grays Run

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THE KENTUCKY LAND GRANTS

                                               Volume 1

                                                 Part 1

                             CHAPTER III OLD KENTUCKY GRANTS (1793-1856)

                                      THE COUNTIES OF KENTUCKY

                                                page 215

                                         Grantee: McCune, Wm

                                               Acres: 900

                                                 Book: 2

                                               Page: 259

                                        Date Survey: 1-21-1783

                                            County: Fayette

                                       Watercourse: Hinkstons Cr

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Harrison County, Kentucky:  From a law suit 4911, Daniel Barton vs William E. Boswell, taken 28 & 29 July 1812, filed Aug 10, 1812:

Also the deposition of William McCune of lawful age and first duly sworn deposith and saith. That in 1780 he came from Ruddle's station in company with his half brother John Hinkson to Lee's lick which he informed him was on Mill creek and from Lee's lick we traveled down to McFall's lick, that he was then informed and understood this to be Mill creek and has ever since known it by that name. He says that after he returned from his captivity with the Indians (having been taken at Ruddle's station) and he thinks in the latter part of 1781 or the beginning of 1782 he was again over on these waters and the information before received was confirmed. He says that Mill creek was well known in Ruddle's station. Question by complts. Did you know of any other creek on the north side of the Kentucky River by the name of Mill creek? Ann. I never did.

Question by defts. Whether or not was Lee's lick a place of great note in the year 1780 & 1782? Ann. I think it was. I didn't know any place more so for the distance it was off. Question by same. Whether or not was this fork called Mill creek below Lee's lick. Ann. I knew nothing of the other fork at that time. Question by William E Boswell Whether or not was you acquainted with Hinkson's station or settlement and if you were at what time? Ann, I was acquainted there in the year 1780. Question by complts. From the relative situation of what is now called the north and south forks of Mill creek to each other, would not you as a woodsman call this the south fork and the other the north fork? Ann. Yes, I should. Question by defts. Whether or not was this fork generally called the south fork of Mill creek in the year 1782? Ann. I don't remember now that I heard it called the south fork or north fork but Mill creek. I understand it was called Mill creek from Lee's lick to McFall's lick and all the branches of it. And further this depondent saith not.  William McCune 

Carolyn Kent

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before 1770 when William was 19, he first married Elizabeth McCLINTOCK (?). Born circa 1738 in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania. [1] Elizabeth died in Kentucky circa 1795; she was 57. 

They had the following children:

circa 1812 when William was 61, he second married Elizabeth PATTON, daughter of William PATTON (1725-1795) & Sarah DUNLAP?, in Kentucky. Born in 1777. Elizabeth died before November 9, 1835; she was 58. 

McCune, Elizabeth - will dated 16 Nov 1830. All property I own by virtue of will of my late husband William McCune, equally divided among my 4 children, to wit: William P., Polly L., Susannah & Joseph L. McCune. One dollar each for my other two children, viz, Jane Patterson & Sally Reading. They have been provided for. Exr, John McCune. Wit: Daniel F. Stark, Susannah Stark, Jeremiah Stark & Lewis Rogers. Filed 4 Nov 1835. John McCune declined to act as exr of the estate. Court apointed William P. McCune. Sec, William L. McCune & Fountain D. Edwards. Heirs: William P. McCune, Polly (McCune) Edwards, Susannah McCune, & Joseph P. McCune are the only heirs, All of Pike Co. ("Missouri Pioneers of Pike County," InfoTech Publications, P.O. Box 86, Bowling Green, MO  63334, pp. 71-73) 

Mrs Elizabeth (Patton) Maxwell (dau of Wm Patton b ca 1730 Ireland, was in Pa in 1773 he d in Bourbon Co, Ky in 1795). Her will, written Nov 16, 1830, proven Nov 9, 1835. Bowling Green, Plke Co, Mo, Will Bk 2, p 71 

Elizabeth Patton's sister Martha Patton M Wm Holliday and their bro John Patton M Susan McCune, dau of B5 Wm McCune thus Elizabeth Patton's bro M her 2nd husband Wm McCune's dau Susan by his (1) wf Ellzabeth. [3] 

They had the following children:

 

Second Generation

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Family of William McCUNE (1) & Elizabeth McCLINTOCK (?) 
 

2. Nancy McCUNE. Born on November 25, 1770. [2] Nancy died in Pike County, MO in October 1842; she was 71. Buried in Grassy Creek Burying Ground, Pike County, Missouri. 

On May 7, 1789 when Nancy was 18, she married George READING Jr., son of George READING (1725-1792) & Rebecca MULLIN. Born on December 8, 1761 in  Amwell Twp., N.J. George died in Clark County, Missouri on August 4, 1846; he was 84. Buried in Wolf's Cemetery, St. Francisville, Mo. 

They had the following children:

3. John McCUNE. Born on June 15, 1772 in Pennsylvania. [2] John died in Pike County, Missouri on January 31, 1852; he was 79. 

On November 21, 1793 when John was 21, he first married Mary "Polly" SHANNON, daughter of John SHANNON (1743-1780) & Susan ALEXANDER (1749-), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Born on December 7, 1776 in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania. Mary "Polly" died on September 24, 1823; she was 46. 

They had the following children:

On August 8, 1824 when John was 52, he second married Rebecca EWALT, daughter of Henry EWALT (1754-1829) & Elizabeth FREY/FRYE (1757-1837), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Born on November 28, 1787 in Bedford, Pennsylvania. Rebecca died in Pike County, Missouri on October 1, 1861; she was 73. 
 
 

They had the following children:

4. Susanna McCUNE. Born on June 20, 1774. [2] Susanna died circa 1814; she was 39. Buried in Ruddle's Mills Cemetery. 

In 1791 when Susanna was 16, she married John PATTON, son of William PATTON (1725-1795) & Sarah DUNLAP?. Born in 1769. John died in 1816; he was 47. 

They had the following children:

5. Margaret "Peggy" McCUNE. Born on May 20, 1775 in Pennsylvania. [4] Margaret "Peggy" died in Harrison County, Kentucky on March 24, 1857; she was 81. Buried in John Shawhan Family Cemetery. [5] 
 
 

Margaret (McCune) Shawhan died March 24, 1857; her will dated March 29, 1855 and probated April 6, 1857 [6] (W.B.  P. 638).  Among others she mentions her daughter Margaret Reading (the spelling is given in error as "Redding").  Both Margaret and John are buried on the farm of Tom Hollandon. [7] 

Margaret Shawhan Will [6]

In the name of God Amen.  I Margaret Shawhan of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky, do hereby make and Constitute this my last Will and Testament. 

Item 1st.  When life is no more with me I wish my body to be decently buried and all my funeral expenses paid and also all my just debts if any there be, to be punctually paid which I know at this time is very few and none of magnitude. 

Item 2nd.  Whereas my husband John Shawhan deceased, did by will leave and give to me the use and benefit the whole of his land and negroes during my lifetime or so long as I remained his widow to have the whole benefit of the said land and negroes and all his personal Estate, and as I have managed so as I think there will be something left to which I have made off of the place and negroes since the death of my husband, which consists of cash notes and personal property--and I do hereby dispose of the whole of my Estate in the following manner, to wit: I give and bequeth to my Grandson John Shawhan who is the son of my son Jos. Shawhan deceased fifty dollars. And the balance of my Estate whatever it may be equally divided amongst my Children and Grand Children as here named.  Daniel Shawhan, Wm. M. Shawhan, John L. Shawhan and Elizabeth Smith, Margaret Redding (sic), Nancy Rush, and whereas my Daughter Susan Allison has three daughters, and whereas I believe my daughter Susan has disposed of her property by will or deed of conveyance and cut off her two oldest daughters with a very small portion of her estate,  as I have been informed, therefore I give and bequeth unto my daughter Susan ten dollars. The balance of the one seventh part of my Estate I give to my two Grand daughters, namely, Amanda Smith and Margaret Hinkson who is the daughters of Susan Allison, to be equally divided between the above named Amanda Smith and Margaret Hinkson.  That is they are to have one seventh part of my Estate after the ten dollars which I have given daughter Susan is taken from the seventh part of whatever it may be, the remainder I give to my two above named grand daughters--And furthermore I appoint my friend and brother-in-law Jos Shawhan my Executor of this my last Will and Testament. 

Given under my hand and seal this 29th day of March 1855,

att

Jno. L. Shawhan

Henry Ewalt 

Margaret (her mark) Shawhan (seal) 

Bourbon County Court April Term, April 6th 1857.

This last Will and Testament of Margaret Shawhan dec'd was this day produced and proved in open court by the oath of John L. Shawhan and Henry C. Ewalt.  Attesting witnesses thereto having been sworn by Jos. Shawhan the Executor therein named is ordered to record.  Witness H.J. Brown Clerk of said Court the date above.       H.J. Brown   Clerk 
 
 

On October 24, 1793 when Margaret "Peggy" was 18, she married John SHAWHAN, son of Daniel SHAWHAN Jr. (1738-1791) & Margaret Fry BELL (1742->1830), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Born on October 23, 1771 in Hampshire County, Virginia. John died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on April 5, 1845; he was 73. Buried in John Shawhan Family Cemetery. [5] 

John Shawhan served in the War of 1812 in Captain James Johnson's Company, 3rd Regiment, Kentucky Mounted Militia.  He enlisted on September 1, 1812 and served to October 15, 1812.  John was in Bourbon County, Ky. with his father Daniel  as early as July 1788. [8] 

John lived on the 130 acres of land of his father Daniel , taking care of his widowed mother Margaret (Bell) Shawhan, his sisters and young brothers. [9]  He cleared the land about the house and made improvements and raised crops toward their support.  Shortly after 1809, his mother and youngest brother Joseph went to live together near an improvement set up by John's brother Daniel, after John married and had several children of his own. [10] 

The Bourbon County Marriage Bonds give John  Shawhan to Margaret McCune Oct. 24, 1793, on the consent of William McCune, father of Margaret. [10] 

John Shawhan/Margret McCune Marriage Bond 

[Upper left-hand corner torn from original bond - unreadable] 

_____________these presents that we John Shawhan & Wm McCune ______ bound to his Excellency the Governor of Kentucke in full Sum of £ 50 ________payment we bind ourselves our heirs Exors & admrs jointly & Severally firmly by these presents Sealed with our Seals & Dated the 24 day of October 1793. 

The condition of the above obligation is such that whereas Thomas Reed co clk of Bourbon hath this day issued Licence [sic] for the Marriage of John Shahan [sic] & Margret McCune.  Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said Marriage or no Damage ______ by means of said Licence [sic] being issued the above to be void. 

John Shawhan {Seal}

Wm McCune {Seal}

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In some of the early deeds of Bourbon County, John spelled his name in the old way, Shaughen, and these deeds show that the McCunes and the Shawhans had adjoining land; "William McCune to John Shaughen, for consideration five shillings and for divers goods caused hereto moving, land on Townsend adjoining land to said McCune, John McClure, heirs of Robert Bell, and heirs of Daniel Shaughen, containing 38 acres.  December 20, 1802." [11]  And again in "William McCune to John McClure in consideration of 42 pounds, deeds 33 acres in Bourbon County, Ky., bounded by lines of John Shaughen's line and Jos. Ren's line, January 22, 1807." [12] 

The census of 1810 reports John Shawhan as having three boys and two daughters under 10, two children from 10-16, two family members from 26-45, and one family member 45 and up.  It is presumed from this that his mother was with him at this time and either a sister or sister-in-law. [13] 

John Shawhan was a large man with a tendency to be blonde; his personality such that he had followers of uncommon intelligence.  He was a member of the Older Stoner Mouth Presbyterian Church and was one of the five men denounced from the pulpit by their pastor, Rev. Samuel Reynolds (Rannels), for attending the revival of the Rev. Barton Stone at Cane Ridge in 1801 when the Christian Church was formed.  A camp meeting was afterward held on John Shawhan's farm about 1818, and from the converts of that camp the present Mt. Carmel Church was formed.  (Perrin's History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas County, Kentucky--1882). [14] 

John Shawhan died April 5, 1845, and his will was dated March 7th and proved April 7, 1845.  His wife Margaret "Peggy" Shawhan died March 24, 1857, and her will is dated March 29, 1855 and was probated on April 6, 1857.  Among others she mentions her daughter Margaret Reading (married to William Reading mentioned in the fifth generation), the name spelled in error by the clerk as Redding. [14] 

Will of John Shawhan, Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky [15] 

"In the name of God Amen, I, John Shawhan of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky, do make, ordain and declare this my last will and testament. 

"Item 1st--When life is no more with me I commend my sole (sic) to Almighty God that gave it and my body to be decently buried. 

"2nd--After my Decease I wish all debts to be punctually paid. 

"3rd--After the payment of my debts, I wish all my property to be kept together during wife Margaret Shawhan's natural lifetime and I wish her to have the benefit of the hole (sic) of my land and negroes and all personal estate, as long as she remains my widow.  If she should ever marry again, she is then in that case, restricted to her thirds during her lifetime and at her death, it is my wish that my son Daniel Shawhan shall have the preference of buying my place that I now live on, thought to be 180 acres, at a fair price and I wish him to have five annual payments on it, and I desire it shall not be put at Public Auction without it is Daniel's wish to have it done, I just wish him to have it at a fair price and to make the thing more plain, I here give my reason for wishing him to have it.  I don't wish it to go out of the family and thinking from the present prospect of things at this time he will be better prepared, to buy it than any of my other children and at or after my wife Margaret's death, I wish all negroes and whatever be of my personal estate and the proceeds of the land, equally divided among all my children.  Daniel to have an equal part with all the rest of the children of the hole estate, real and personal and furthermore I wish it understood that whereas I have paid a considerable amount of money for my son Joseph Shawhan to Noah Spears, Hugh (initial) Brent, Calip Morris and Joseph Shawhan, Guardian for Mays (may be "Ways") heirs, and other small debts to dependent persons, which will show on my books, also the notes with what I have applied, where he was principal and I was security with all the interest up so paid by me, I furthermore state that he must account for the above mentioned debts and money paid by me for him on said debts further than up to the time that I paid the debts which will show on the Book and if he should fall behind with my estate and the business is entirely round up, I don't want my Executor or any of the rest of my heirs to compel him to pay anything back to the estate. 

"Furthermore it is my wish and desire that if any of my negroes should become turbulent or ungovernable in the family that my Executor shall sell such negro for the best price that can obtain for it or them and account for the money with interest therein or the estate as above mentioned. 

"Furthermore I wish and desire my daughter Susan Allison to have my home here with her Mother in the same way she has heretofore with me as long as she remain single, free of any charge. 

"Furthermore I wish my Executor to finish a wall that I have begun around the Graveyard and it is my wish and desire that in all sales, transfers, or change of hands or property, the said Graveyard shall be reserved from Sale or from any other use other than a burying ground. 

"Furthermore and lastly, I appoint my son Daniel Shawhan, my Executor of this my last will and testament, Given under my hand and seal this 7th day of Mar 1845." 

--John Shawhan 

Attest:

Joseph Shawhan 

P.B. Furthermore on reflection I have thought it proper to name in addition to the above that it is my wish as I have full confidence in my son Daniel, that he shall not be bound to give security on the administration on my estate this haveing (sic) always for sometime back been my intention but omitted letting it until it was closed but thought of it immediately afterwards, And it is my wish and desire, that it shall have the same affect annext here below as if it was in the above body of my will  I also have set my hand and seal this 7th March 1845.          John Shawhan (seal)

attest

Joseph Shawhan, Sr.

Sam,l Ewalt 

At the April term of the County Court of Bourbon County Kentucky on the seventh day of April 1845 this last will and testament of John Shawhan Deceased was produced and proved in open court by the oaths of Joseph Shawhan, Sr. and Sam,l Ewalt the subscribing witnesses thereto is ordered to record, ______Thomas P. Smith Clerk of said Court the date above.

Tho. P. Smith clk

J. M. Smith (?) 

Both John and Margaret (McCune) Shawhan are buried on the farm of Tom Hollandon, the Cynthiana-Paris Road, Bourbon County, Kentucky.  The gravestone reads:  JOHN SHAWHAN born Hampshire Co. Va. Oct. 23, 1771 came to Ky. 1789 died April 5, 1845.  Wife PEGGY McCUNE born May 20, 1776 died March 24, 1857. [16] 

Bourbon County Circuit Court File Suit #733: Office of Circuit Clerk, Bourbon County, Ky.  

Jos. Pugh Hrs. vs. John Shawhan-File Box 733- One William Pugh would show a certain. William Miller obtained a patent for 300 acres In Bourbon county located on Townsend, sold to Wm. Hoy the whole tract with other lands and executed bond to convey the land, said Hoy then sold 330 acres to Reubin Rankin, Robert Bell and Joseph Pugh and executed bond to convey the title-about 1788 Rankin, Bell and Pugh made friendly partitions for said 330 acres among themselves by metes and bounds. Rankin's portion was 130 acres and Pugh and Bell about the same; about the same-time they returned upon their land said Rankin sold to Daniel Shawhan his 130 acres allotted to him in the partition and executed bond to convey title. Daniel Shawhan immediately settled upon the 130 acres made valuable and lasting improvements and resided thereon until his death 1791, that said Daniel departed this life Intestate leaving the said land to descend to his children of whom there were seven In number, whose names were, John, Joseph, Daniel, Robert and Nancy, who has since married Isaac Williams, Jane who has married Wm. Beckett, and Elizabeth who has married Eli Robinson; said decedent left his wife, Margaret Shawhan a widow who obtained letters, of administration upon his estate. Daniel Shawhan, during his lifetime, did not obtain a deed for said land from Rankin, the widow and children continued to reside upon said land for 10 or 12 years and during that time made improvements, particularly by way of clearing and enclosing the lands that about 12 years after the death of said Shawhan, the widow and all the children except John Shawhan and Joseph Shawhan removed from the said land and never returned to the said land, that during that times say about 1800, the said John Shawhan without the knowledge of his brothers and sisters, except Joseph who not long thereafter removed from the land, obtained from Wm Miller a deed in his own name without including the heirs of said Daniel Shawhan, the said John Shawhan paid said Miller upwards of $19, for the title said Miller pretending that the sum was due his from said Hoy. Said John Shawhan applied to said Rankin and demanded from him the sum and obtained it, that since said Joseph Shawhan removed from said Land, the said John Shawhan has occupied said land and there has never been a partition of said land among the heirs of Daniel Shawhan. The orator (Pugh) on July 131, 1822 purchased from said Eli Robinson and wife, Elizabeth, their undivided seventh part, orator prays that the widow, John, Joseph, Daniel, Robert, Isaac Williams and Nancy and Wm. Beckett and Jane be made defendants to this bill and prays that John Shawhan answer how many acres of cleared land and cultivated land in said tract, asks that each be allotted his portion and that he, orator, be allotted the Robinson and wife portion. Suit filed Sept 7, 1822. 

Later the orator obtained from Isaac Williams and wife, a deed for their Interest. 

ANSWER OF JOHN SHAWHAN -

States the original bond of said Rankin to his father, Daniel Shawhan deceased, was dated Aug. 1789 and is in his possession, that his father built a house when he took possession of the land, which he supposed to be on the said tract but when the lines were drawn was found to be on Bell's part, and not on his father's, said Daniel's part, and at his father's death there was no more than six to ten acres, but that Daniel Shawhan an elder brother of the Respondent, who was married, was settled by his fathers Daniel, on another part of the land and had built a cabin and had commenced to reside there for some years; his father left no will, that his rights in said land under the Bond descended among his 7 children as named; that after his father's death his mother,  himself, his two younger sisters, Jane and Elizabeth, and his youngest brother, Joseph then about 9 years old, remained for some years, living together on the improvement of their father, the eldest brother, Robert and eldest sister Nancy, having never removed from Pennsylvania and Daniel the second son, having built a house for himself, the Respondent then about 18 years of age expended his labor for some years and he was the only one capable of performing man's labor in the support of his mother, sisters and young brother, and in extending as fast as he could the little clearing about the house and making improvements, the fruit of his own toil, he should not now, after 30 years, be called on to pay those whom his industry then contributed to support or what is worse to one who has thrust himself into these family affairs for the sole purpose of making mischief; there were no improvements made on said 130 acres after his father's death except by Daniel and himself, the family lived together until the two girls were married and went away and the land was divided between the Respondent, his mother and Joseph; after living together for some time, the tract being too small to divide between all seven, some living at a distance and others looking forward to removals, there was a general willingness and understanding that the Respondent should acquire and own the whole, he did desire to become the owner but would have abhored the idea of becoming so by any means unjust toward three of those he had for years stood in the place of a father; that as early as 1796 the Respondent purchased his brother's share of the land and paid him and received a writing of conveyance, that all the heirs were willing for him to have the land, in 1799, on July 22, which year his sister who had married Eli Robinson, together with her husband executed a writing to him evidencing a sale for her right, he paid part and gave a note for part which note was never presented. He has always considered the bond and the interest of his coheirs therein as the basis of his claim. He has paid from time to time toward satisfying his coheirs for their interests large sums of money he commenced acquiring them as he has shown, before he received the deed, and he went on paying then after he had the deed, that Wm. Miller said he would never convey the tract until he received amount of £19.10, that the deed was not procured without consent of the coheirs living near, he then entered into a contract with his sister, Jane, for her interest under writing dated July 1809. Shortly after, or about this date, the contract with Jane, Elizabeth being married and removed and Joseph being of age, Joseph and his mother determined to separate from the Respondent and live together and they moved to the improvement before mentioned as being made by Daniel Shawhan (brother) on the same tract and a division was agreed upon when Joseph, being the youngest, took for himself and mother 50 acres and there they continued (except his mother who removed to reside with one of her daughters) until about 1814 then the Respondent purchased from said Joseph the 50 acres, with improvement, gave him $800 and took a horse for the sun he had paid for the title. Robert Shawhan and Nancy Williams, the eldest brother and sister having married and settled before his father moved from Pennsylvania, were frequently heard from, it was supposed that, having already received from their father, in Pennsylvania, they would not claim any of the land in this State; that they knew of his father's death soon after happened and made no wish to claim it, that Robert came on a visit to Ky. and was fully informed and was satisfied with what he had received, that Nancy Williams also came and was made acquainted and she wanted no part of the land but wanted something from the Respondent as as compensation and the Respondent made over the balance due on the bond in Pennsylvania in the hands of Robert from-Plummer to his father. The Respondent can not believe that the disposition to pry into the family affairs and disturb the harmony of families, this attempt to discover and take advantage of informalities in the family divisions and transfers of property the result of that confidence and affection which should subsist in all families--etc. Deposition of Elizabeth Pugh Nov. 16, 1826-in suit in which Wm. Pugh Chiles is now complt. (Pugh being dead) and John Shawhan and other defts. "deposeth" that Daniel Shawhan, father of John, settled upon the plantation where John  resides about 1789 under a contract with Reubin Rankin for 130 acres. Question: Were you acquainted with the family? Answer:  I was.  Robert was the eldest, Daniel, John, Nancy who married Isaac Williams, Jane who married Wm. Beckett, Betsy (or Elizabeth who married Eli Robinson, and Joseph Shawhan. She states she believes Betsy was not yet 21 when she married. Deposition of John Tucker-states he recalls the contract was made about 1788, 1789. Deed filed from Isaac Williams and wife, Nancy, of Alleghany Co. Penn. to Wm. Pugh of Bourbon, consideration of $75.00 all interest in one seventh part of tract of 130 acres where John Shawhan resides, where Daniel formerly resided until his death. Recorded Alleghany Co. Penn. Sept. 1822. State of Indiana, Clark County Oct 9, 1827. Deposition of Jane Beckett states she was present in the year 1797 at the purchase made by John Shawhan of Eli Robinson of a tract in Bourbon where John Shawhan resides which was purchased by Daniel Shawhan of Reubin Rankin, it being one seventh part of the tract. Deposition of Margaret Shawhan taken at Clark County, Indiana, states she in a subscribing witness to two instruments in writing July 22, 1799 and subscribed with names Eli Robinson and Elizabeth and witnessed by self and Joseph Shawhan, the second subscribed by Eli alone, and she saw them both sign.  (NOTE: Both tbese old notes enclosed in record) This deposition of Margaret made Oct. 9, 1827. Copy of deed July 17, 1822-Eli Robinson and wife, Elizabeth, late Elizabeth Shawhan dau. of Daniel Shawhan, deceased. Copy of deed from Wm Miller to John Shawhan. Copy of Wm Pugh's will or a portion of it, showing he left his claim on John Shawhan's land to his nephew Wm Chiles. Dec 1823. Jane Beckett's deposition in Clark Co. Ind. July 25, 1829, states her brother, John Shawhan, was about 20 years old at the time of her father's death, and was acknowledged as the sole head of the family, that he cleared the ground and raised the crops for their support while the rest of the family advanced in years, "the conclusion of it all was the land was too small to divide and my brother, John, then commenced purchasing the interest of the other heirs, he purchased my brother Daniel's part, then Miller came and the acting head of the house was to effect a compromise and take a deed. My mother frequently heard from brother, Robert, never looked for nor wished a share. John purchased my interest, and a year later my sister Agnes' (Nancy) who had married a Miller came to Ky. and I heard my sister say John arranged with her, then John sold Joseph part he had bought of my brother, Daniel, and no deeds were ever executed, all were of the opinion that the deed from Miller was sufficient to secure my brother John." Deposition of Wm Beckett taken July 1829. Deposition of Joseph Shawhan Oct. 31, 1827. These two contain nothing more of value, both in behalf of John Shawhan. Deposition - states Margaret Shawhan, the family moved to Kentucky in 1789. "I returned to Pennsylvania with my daughter, Nancy, when she returned home from her visit and she was satisfied." Deposition of Daniel Shawhan and wife Mary, Rush Co. Ind. Aug lst 1829, sold his interest to John. The foregoing notes cover all of importance contained in this suit which is listed "Jos. Pugh's Hrs, but should be Wm Pugh Hrs., mistake in index only. 

They had the following children:

 

Third Generation

_________________________________________

Family of Nancy McCUNE (2) & George READING Jr. 
 

6. Rebecca READING. Born on July 9, 1790. 

Rebecca first married William Patton HOLLIDAY, son of William HOLIDAY (1755-1811) & Martha PATTON (1754-1816). Born on September 22, 1781 in Cumberland, Pennsylvania. William Patton died in 1830; he was 48. 

They had one child:

Rebecca second married Francis GRANT. 

7. William READING. Born on October 9, 1792 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.  in 1812  Served Indiana War of 1812. William died in Pike County, MO on September 2, 1868; he was 75. Buried in Old Grassy Creek Cemetery. 

Notes on William READING: [17]

William Reading (deceased, whose portrait appears in this work). Among the pioneers of Pike county who by their own energy and strict attention to business won a high position in society, there are none more worthy of space in history than the subject of this sketch. He was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, October 9, 1792, where he was reared on a farm and educated in the subscription schools of the time. He was married January 11, 1816, to Miss Margaret Shawhan, a native of Bourbon county, Kentucky, born February 11, 1787. In 1820 he immigrated to Pike County, Missouri, where he settled in Buffalo township, on the farm where his youngest son (Lafayette) now lives. He purchased the claim of a man by the name of Yedder, and afterwards entered the land. He, from time to time, purchased other lands until he became one of the largest land-owners in the county, having a landed estate of over 2,000 acres. He was a man of liberal views, and by honest and upright dealing won a large circle of warm and true friends.  After living in Pike county about fourteen years he persuaded his father and mother to leave their home in Kentucky and come and settle in this new and prosperous young country. George Reading, his father, was born December 8, 1761, and Nancy, the mother, was born November 25, 1771. Settling on a part of our subject's farm, where he lived until the death of his wife, which occurred in 1842, he then went to Clark county, Missouri, where he died at a ripe old age. William and Margaret Reading were the parents of eight children, all of whom have grown up and held high positions in society. Probably no family in the county are held in higher esteem than the Reading family. He and his wife were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He always took an interest in educational matters, and gave his children all the advantages possible in that early day. His wife died in 1860, and our subject followed eight years later. 

On January 12, 1816 when William was 23, he first married Margaret Bell SHAWHAN (16) , daughter of John SHAWHAN (1771-1845) & Margaret "Peggy" McCUNE (5) (1775-1857), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. [18] Born on November 11, 1797. Margaret Bell died on May 18, 1860; she was 62. Buried in Old Grassy Creek Churchyard, Pike County, Missouri. 
 
 

They had the following children:

On March 25, 1861 when William was 68, he second married Nancy SHAWHAN (17) , daughter of John SHAWHAN (1771-1845) & Margaret "Peggy" McCUNE (5) (1775-1857), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. [23] Born on October 9, 1799 in Bourbon, County, Kentucky. Nancy died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on December 14, 1882; she was 83. [24] Buried in Smith Family Burial Ground, Shawhan, Kentucky. 

Journal Notes of Bob Francis:

October 3, 1999

Tom and I drive to the small village of Shawhan.  Named after our 5th great-grandfather Daniel Shawhan who came to Kentucky in the summer of 1788, the village is located about a mile east of state highway 27 and is just south of the Licking River on the northern border of Bourbon and Harrison Counties. The intersection of 27 and Shawhan road is of interest to me because it was at this juncture almost two hundred years ago that our 4th great grandfather, John Shawhan, helped establish the Mt. Carmel Christian church.  The little church that currently stands in this spot was built in 1859.  According to an early Bourbon County historian, 

"John Shawhan was a large man with a tendency to be blonde; his personality such that he had followers of uncommon intelligence.  He was a member of the Older Stoner Mouth Presbyterian Church and was one of the five men denounced from the pulpit by their pastor, Rev. Samuel Reynolds, for attending the revival of the Rev. Barton Stone at Cane Ridge in 1801 when the Christian Church was formed.  A camp meeting was afterward held on John Shawhan's farm about 1818, and from the converts of that camp the present Mt. Carmel Church was formed."  (Perrin's History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas County, Kentucky--1882) 

We drive along the narrow winding road named after our ancestors until after about a mile we arrive at the village of Shawhan.  We see a beautiful little stone church on the left.  It is the Shawhan Baptist Church, and it is now the only active "business" in this once thriving community.  I reminisce on the history of this quaint church that was built in the last century on land given by William David, an early farmer in the region.  In those days, it was a Presbyterian Church and was attended by many of our ancestors.  Just past the church, we drive over a small bridge that crosses over a railroad track.  The railroad track reminds me of the beginnings of this village.  The village was originally named "Shawhan's Station" because it served as a shipping point for the surrounding farm community.  Also, when whiskey distilling was in full swing throughout the last century, the distinctly unique brand of "Bourbon" whiskey was shipped far and wide.  Our 4th great uncle, Joseph Shawhan (1781-1871), and his son Henry Ewalt Shawhan, donated the land and invested heavily in this venture to bring a railroad through this part of Kentucky.  Many barrels of Shawhan whiskey traveled down those tracks to parts .  

Just across the bridge, we turn left onto a country road that parallels the track.  As we make the turn, I notice that one of the oldest buildings in Shawhan has recently been torn down.  The last time I visited this village an old country grocery store sat on the left about fifty yards or so beyond the railroad track along the Shawhan road.  This old building had a history in our family.  One of our ancestors, Daniel "Casher Dan" Shawhan (brother to our 3rd great-grandmother, Nancy Shawhan), and his partner Thomas E. Moore (who married a granddaughter of the above Joseph Shawhan) once used the building as a storehouse for Shawhan whiskey. 

We drive up the road to the fourth house on the right.  This is the home of the Evans family who now own the land upon which our Smith family burial ground sits.  We stop and talk with the Evans' and are greeted warmly.  We tell them of our desire to restore the old burial ground and they say, "good luck!" and with that they tell us to feel free to come and go as we please--just remember to secure the cattle gates.  We thank them and are on our way.  We arrive at the Nicholas and Nancy Smith family burial ground about 8AM.  We drive slowly back to the site, taking a video record as we go.  The morning is very cool (about 45°) and sunny--a beautiful day to work!  We drive through three farmer's gates and pull up to the burial ground.  Tom surveys the site and sees what needs to be done.  The site itself is overgrown with briars, saplings, and several trees.  A large oak tree, perhaps as old as the burial ground itself, died long ago and fell over graves of Nicholas and Nancy.  Though uncertain of what other graves lay nearby, we are certain that others will be discovered as we uncover the years of clutter and overgrowth. 

The Smith family cemetery sits on a high ground overlooking the Licking River about 90 yards to the north.  The countryside is beautiful and very rural.  Surrounding us for long distances in every direction are rolling hills and farmer's fields.  I can understand why our ancestors chose this spot for their final resting place. 

We now begin to clean up the burial ground in earnest.  Tom is using a chain saw to cut up the old fallen oak while I am using a grub hoe to cut out the briars.  It is slow going all the way but we are steadily clearing away decades (perhaps even one hundred years) of neglect.  I am amazed that within a couple of hours the weeds are giving way to some semblance of order.  What satisfaction we feel!  Both of us feel the presence of our ancestors in this place. 

Tom finds a gravestone!  It is shaped beautifully but is buried too far in the ground to make out a name. 

Another curious stone lay beneath some underbrush near a tree on the northeast part of the burial ground.  The stone is very small with the inscription "N.E.S."  It looks like a footstone; so, where is the headstone and what does "N.E.S." stand for? 

It's almost noon and we find a large base stone just behind Nancy Shawhan's stone.  Where there's a base stone, there's a head stone; so we begin digging  in "front" (our guess) of the base stone.  After some probing, we hit paydirt.  We carefully dig around the stone and pull it out.  The stone is broken and what we pull out is the bottom section.  The stone reads, "born July 1, 1823, died November 9, 1855, aged 32 years, 5 months, 1 day."  This is Nicholas Smith III's stone because I remember a Western Citizen, Paris, Kentucky, newspaper article obituary which reads: "Smith, Nicholas, at his residence in Bourbon County, on the 2d inst.  aged 33 years, November 9, 1855." 

While looking for the top half of the stone, Tom discovers a second stone just beneath the first.  Thinking we had found the top section of Nicholas's stone, we carefully pull out the second stone.  To our surprise, we found the missing top section of Nancy Shawhan's stone.  How peculiar, Nancy's stone lying beneath her son's!  We now have the complete stone of our 3rd great grandmother (with the exception of a very small piece).  But where is the rest of Nicholas's stone?  As we discover, it is laying in several pieces in different locations in the burial ground.  A piece shows up here and there throughout the afternoon.  By the end of the day, we found about four pieces.  Several pieces remained hidden. 

By the end of the day, we are tired but feel very good about our efforts. 

October 4, 1999

Great discoveries today.  We continue to clean out the brush.  At a break point, Tom got curious about a broken stone sitting to the left of Nicholas, Sr.  He began digging around the stone and found a small field stone that said "___cholas Decd 1____"  I came to help dig and after about fifteen minutes, I poke in front of the stone to the left and notice a smooth stone.  We dig it up and read the inscription: 

Catharine Smit

Died November the 18

1893, aged 79 

Why is the name "Smit" on the stone?  Perhaps this is a relation to Nicholas--a German relative?  This does not make much sense to me since I have never run across any German relatives through my research.  Besides, her age fits a child of Nicholas rather than a sister.  It then hit me:  they had a daughter named Kitty Ann.  It makes sense that this could be her.  I open my genealogy database and--BINGO--the dates fit Kitty Ann Smith (sort of)!  So, Kitty Ann's formal name is Catharine!  We surmise that the "Smit" spelling is nothing other than a calculation mistake on the part of the engraver--he simply ran out of room and shortened the name to fit the stone. 

A second curious discovery.  Tom found a second small field stone with the words "KATH______

SM

Nov 18 

Now, what in the world does this mean? 

Tom is taking out "stobs" (tiny stumps) when he finds an altogether different stone.  It is small the following inscription: 

Nancy E. Smith

Born April 19, 1852

Died October 6, 1854

Daughter of N & A Smith 

This must be a child of Nicholas and Amanda (Allison) Smith who had, until now, has gone unrecorded in Smith family history.  We now reclaim this child as part of our family history!  This is the headstone of the mysterious footstone that had been found on the first day. 

What a day of discovery!  At the end of the day, Tom and I feel very tired but immensely satisfied that we have honored our ancestors by bringing their final resting place back into order.  We also decide that this is the place where we want to be buried--among our ancestors on this beautiful hill overlooking the Licking River.  We will talk with Mr. Evans sometime this week to see if we can purchase this family burial ground and legally bring the property back into our family. 

October 5, 1999

More discoveries today as well as some corrections to earlier assumptions.  We start the morning searching for Nicholas I's headstone.  We search and search but without success.  During the morning I notice something we had missed on Catharine Smith's stone.  Her death date was 1825 rather than the 1893 we assumed earlier!  This clearly eliminates Kitty Ann Smith as previously assumed.  This Catharine must be Nicholas Smith's wife.  The field stone with Catharine Smith's name and death date match that of the later stone. 

Tom makes the discovery of the day when he comes across a huge stone of Joseph Smith, son of Nancy and Nicholas.  This stone provides birth and death dates that have previously been missing.  Joseph was born February 1827 and died November 27, 1850.  His stone sits to the right of Catharine Smith's stone.  On an eerie note, Tom tells me that he had a dream last night telling him where to dig!  Our ancestors even walk with us in our sleep! 

It is late in the afternoon and I find Nancy E. Smith's base stone almost adjacent to Nicholas III's stone.  It measures almost exactly 7 ft. from her foot stone. 

We spend the rest of the afternoon measuring the burial ground and marking the exact locations of each of the stones.  We also begin drawing each stone.  We complete the stones for Nicholas Smith II, Nancy Reading, and Nicholas Smith III. 

October 6, 1999

Today we are bound and determined to find what we feel is the last "treasure" remaining in this small family cemetery:  the gravestone of Nicholas Smith I.  We spent several hours yesterday digging all around the broken base--about a ten foot square consisting mostly of roots.  The digging was a painfully slow and back-breaking process.  This morning we begin again with a renewed determination.  We both feel that Nicholas' stone represents the last family stone. 

After an hour or so of continued digging, we decide that we should dig up Nicholas II's base stone.  We know where it is because of the position of the headstone.  Both of us had agreed to leave this stone until the last because it was surely not going anywhere.  After about fifteen minutes, we find the top of the base stone.  We dig and dig and dig, ever widening the hole to come at the buried stone from an angle. 

In an effort to widen the hole, Tom begins digging about a foot or so to the left.  About six inches down, he hears a familiar "clunk" sound.  Gingerly, he clears away the dirt and discovers a stone with a smooth edge.  "Bob, come here!" he says, "I think I found Nicholas I's stone!"  I run over and brush away the dirt and notice some writing.  The word "SMIT" appears.  We found our 4th great-grandfather's stone!  We can't believe that it is located a full 8 feet from its base.  We quickly dig it out and bring it to the surface.  In order to be certain that the broken base match the head stone, Tom measures the width and thickness of each--a perfect match!  The inscription on the stone reads: 

Nicholas Smit

Senior

Died April the 7th

1826 Aged 87 yrs 

The only stone now remaining is Nicholas II's base stone.  We continue to dig.  After about 35-40 minutes, we have dug about 3 ft. down and uncovered a full 10" of the stone, but it still does not budge!  How far down does this stone go?  We are a bit frustrated but continue to dig.  Finally, Tom asks, "do we really have to dig this up?"  We can do it, and you know me, I'll keep digging until we get this sucker out of the ground, but why?  This is a perfect marker for all of the other stones.  Why don't we fill the hole back and leave a marker identifying the spot?  We can come back next spring, dig it up and go from there."  I don't like the idea.  We have succeeded uncovering every stone but this one, why stop now?  We banter back and forth for a while and finally I agree that we can leave it where it is.  The rest of the morning is spent shoveling dirt back into place and smoothing the surface. 

We take a lunch break then come back for a final wrap up.  We carry brush and logs throughout the afternoon.  Finally, about 5:30PM, we are finished!  We agree that our job here is completed until the spring of next year.  We have lined up all of the gravestones and ask our ancestors' patience that they will have to wait until then before we can put their stones in place.  Tom and I feel genuinely satisfied that we have honored our ancestors.  We take our final leave by taking pictures and videotaping our efforts. 

8. John READING. Born on February 25, 1799. John died in 1832; he was 32. 

On March 22, 1821 when John was 22, he married Sarah D. MAXWELL, daughter of Samuel P. MAXWELL & Elizabeth PATTON (1777-<1835), in Pike County, Missouri. Born in 1801. Sarah D. died in 1869; she was 68. 

They had one child:

9. Thomas Elie (Ellis) READING. Born on November 6, 1810. Thomas Elie (Ellis) died in California in 1850; he was 39. 

On October 6, 1836 when Thomas Elie (Ellis) was 25, he married Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP, in Pike County, Missouri. Born in 1815. Elizabeth died in 1876; she was 61. 

They had one child:

Family of John McCUNE (3) & Mary "Polly" SHANNON 
 

10. Elizabeth McCUNE. Born in 1795 in Kentucky. Elizabeth died in 1878; she was 83. 

In 1809 when Elizabeth was 14, she married William BIGGS, son of Davis BIGGS & Anna MORRIS. Born in 1788. William died in 1847; he was 59. 

They had the following children:

11. Nancy McCUNE. Born circa 1806 in Kentucky. [25] Nancy died on January 9, 1834; she was 28. 

On March 26, 1816 when Nancy was 10, she married Capt. Joseph HOLIDAY, son of William HOLIDAY (1755-1811) & Martha PATTON (1754-1816). Born on September 15, 1789 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Joseph died in Monroe County, Missouri on December 17, 1870; he was 81. 

Interesting information and the Trail taken from Ky to Mo in 1817 by these families: McCunes, Biggs, Hollidays. (K.H.C.)

Excerpts from "Memo" by Joseph Holliday (1861)

      (Certified copy in K.H.C. files)

Quote:

"Marriage and Family Section"

"I married Nancy McCune, dau of John McCune on Mar 26 - 1816, she d Jan 9 1834. Our eldest son Wm was b in Ky--

"Those in the Company who came to Mo together were: My wf's grandfather Wm McCune and Family; Wm Biggs and Family, he married Betsy (Elizabeth) my wife's eldest sister; John McCune, my wife's father and family, his wf was named Polly Shannon the dau of John Shannon, myself and family.

"In coming to Mo, we came by Louisville, Ky, then cross the Ohio River thence to Smesler's Ferry ca 2 mi abouve (sic) Alton, Ill, where we crossed the Miss R thence to St Chas,, Mo, thence to Ramsey's Creek (now Pike Co., Mo)."

Unquote.

Ref: Hist of Pike Co, Mo (1883) p 752

      (Owned by K.H.C.)

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The Western Citizen, Paris, Kentucky, Wednesday, March 27, 1816--Marriages:  On Thursday last by Rev. Davis Biggs, Capt. Joseph Holiday of Harrison County to Miss Nancy McCune, daughter of John McCune of this county. 

They had the following children:

12. William L. McCUNE. Born on September 11, 1802 in Kentucky. William L. died in Pike County, Missouri in 1856/1857; he was 53. 

On November 6, 1825 when William L. was 23, he married Jane GUY, in Pike County, Missouri. 

They had the following children:

Family of John McCUNE (3) & Rebecca EWALT 
 

13. Henry Ewalt McCUNE. [26] Born on June 10, 1825 in McCune's Station, Pike County, MO. Henry Ewalt died in Dixon, California on February 12, 1912; he was 86. 

"Henry E. moved to California in 1854 and is now one of the wealthy men of the state."  (Pike County Post, December 15, 1888) 

On February 1, 1849 when Henry Ewalt was 23, he married Barbara S. RICE. Born on April 27, 1831 in Garrard County, Kentucky. Barbara S. died in Dixon, California on February 2, 1907; she was 75. 

They had the following children:

14. Joseph D. McCUNE. Born on October 28, 1828 in McCune's Station, Pike County, MO. Joseph D. died in McCune's Station, Pike County, MO on October 18, 1888; he was 59. 

On December 19, 1850 when Joseph D. was 22, he married Mary Catherine SISSON. Born on January 18, 1832 in Fauquier, Virginia. 

They had the following children:

15. Rebecca McCUNE. Born on March 6, 1831 in Near Bowling Green, MO. 

On February 1, 1848 when Rebecca was 16, she first married John A. WRIGHT. Born about 1812 in Virginia. 

They had the following children:

Rebecca second married Samuel McCUNE. Born in 1827 in Near Bowling Green, MO. 

They had one child:

Family of Margaret "Peggy" McCUNE (5) & John SHAWHAN 
 

16. Margaret Bell SHAWHAN. Born on November 11, 1797. Margaret Bell died on May 18, 1860; she was 62. Buried in Old Grassy Creek Churchyard, Pike County, Missouri. 
 
 

On January 12, 1816 when Margaret Bell was 18, she married William READING (7) , son of George READING Jr. (1761-1846) & Nancy McCUNE (2) (1770-1842), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. [18] Born on October 9, 1792 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.  in 1812  Served Indiana War of 1812. William died in Pike County, MO on September 2, 1868; he was 75. Buried in Old Grassy Creek Cemetery. 

Notes on William READING: [17]

William Reading (deceased, whose portrait appears in this work). Among the pioneers of Pike county who by their own energy and strict attention to business won a high position in society, there are none more worthy of space in history than the subject of this sketch. He was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, October 9, 1792, where he was reared on a farm and educated in the subscription schools of the time. He was married January 11, 1816, to Miss Margaret Shawhan, a native of Bourbon county, Kentucky, born February 11, 1787. In 1820 he immigrated to Pike County, Missouri, where he settled in Buffalo township, on the farm where his youngest son (Lafayette) now lives. He purchased the claim of a man by the name of Yedder, and afterwards entered the land. He, from time to time, purchased other lands until he became one of the largest land-owners in the county, having a landed estate of over 2,000 acres. He was a man of liberal views, and by honest and upright dealing won a large circle of warm and true friends.  After living in Pike county about fourteen years he persuaded his father and mother to leave their home in Kentucky and come and settle in this new and prosperous young country. George Reading, his father, was born December 8, 1761, and Nancy, the mother, was born November 25, 1771. Settling on a part of our subject's farm, where he lived until the death of his wife, which occurred in 1842, he then went to Clark county, Missouri, where he died at a ripe old age. William and Margaret Reading were the parents of eight children, all of whom have grown up and held high positions in society. Probably no family in the county are held in higher esteem than the Reading family. He and his wife were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He always took an interest in educational matters, and gave his children all the advantages possible in that early day. His wife died in 1860, and our subject followed eight years later. 

They had the following children:

17. Nancy SHAWHAN. Born on October 9, 1799 in Bourbon, County, Kentucky. Nancy died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on December 14, 1882; she was 83. [24] Buried in Smith Family Burial Ground, Shawhan, Kentucky. 

Journal Notes of Bob Francis:

October 3, 1999

Tom and I drive to the small village of Shawhan.  Named after our 5th great-grandfather Daniel Shawhan who came to Kentucky in the summer of 1788, the village is located about a mile east of state highway 27 and is just south of the Licking River on the northern border of Bourbon and Harrison Counties. The intersection of 27 and Shawhan road is of interest to me because it was at this juncture almost two hundred years ago that our 4th great grandfather, John Shawhan, helped establish the Mt. Carmel Christian church.  The little church that currently stands in this spot was built in 1859.  According to an early Bourbon County historian, 

"John Shawhan was a large man with a tendency to be blonde; his personality such that he had followers of uncommon intelligence.  He was a member of the Older Stoner Mouth Presbyterian Church and was one of the five men denounced from the pulpit by their pastor, Rev. Samuel Reynolds, for attending the revival of the Rev. Barton Stone at Cane Ridge in 1801 when the Christian Church was formed.  A camp meeting was afterward held on John Shawhan's farm about 1818, and from the converts of that camp the present Mt. Carmel Church was formed."  (Perrin's History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas County, Kentucky--1882) 

We drive along the narrow winding road named after our ancestors until after about a mile we arrive at the village of Shawhan.  We see a beautiful little stone church on the left.  It is the Shawhan Baptist Church, and it is now the only active "business" in this once thriving community.  I reminisce on the history of this quaint church that was built in the last century on land given by William David, an early farmer in the region.  In those days, it was a Presbyterian Church and was attended by many of our ancestors.  Just past the church, we drive over a small bridge that crosses over a railroad track.  The railroad track reminds me of the beginnings of this village.  The village was originally named "Shawhan's Station" because it served as a shipping point for the surrounding farm community.  Also, when whiskey distilling was in full swing throughout the last century, the distinctly unique brand of "Bourbon" whiskey was shipped far and wide.  Our 4th great uncle, Joseph Shawhan (1781-1871), and his son Henry Ewalt Shawhan, donated the land and invested heavily in this venture to bring a railroad through this part of Kentucky.  Many barrels of Shawhan whiskey traveled down those tracks to parts .  

Just across the bridge, we turn left onto a country road that parallels the track.  As we make the turn, I notice that one of the oldest buildings in Shawhan has recently been torn down.  The last time I visited this village an old country grocery store sat on the left about fifty yards or so beyond the railroad track along the Shawhan road.  This old building had a history in our family.  One of our ancestors, Daniel "Casher Dan" Shawhan (brother to our 3rd great-grandmother, Nancy Shawhan), and his partner Thomas E. Moore (who married a granddaughter of the above Joseph Shawhan) once used the building as a storehouse for Shawhan whiskey. 

We drive up the road to the fourth house on the right.  This is the home of the Evans family who now own the land upon which our Smith family burial ground sits.  We stop and talk with the Evans' and are greeted warmly.  We tell them of our desire to restore the old burial ground and they say, "good luck!" and with that they tell us to feel free to come and go as we please--just remember to secure the cattle gates.  We thank them and are on our way.  We arrive at the Nicholas and Nancy Smith family burial ground about 8AM.  We drive slowly back to the site, taking a video record as we go.  The morning is very cool (about 45°) and sunny--a beautiful day to work!  We drive through three farmer's gates and pull up to the burial ground.  Tom surveys the site and sees what needs to be done.  The site itself is overgrown with briars, saplings, and several trees.  A large oak tree, perhaps as old as the burial ground itself, died long ago and fell over graves of Nicholas and Nancy.  Though uncertain of what other graves lay nearby, we are certain that others will be discovered as we uncover the years of clutter and overgrowth. 

The Smith family cemetery sits on a high ground overlooking the Licking River about 90 yards to the north.  The countryside is beautiful and very rural.  Surrounding us for long distances in every direction are rolling hills and farmer's fields.  I can understand why our ancestors chose this spot for their final resting place. 

We now begin to clean up the burial ground in earnest.  Tom is using a chain saw to cut up the old fallen oak while I am using a grub hoe to cut out the briars.  It is slow going all the way but we are steadily clearing away decades (perhaps even one hundred years) of neglect.  I am amazed that within a couple of hours the weeds are giving way to some semblance of order.  What satisfaction we feel!  Both of us feel the presence of our ancestors in this place. 

Tom finds a gravestone!  It is shaped beautifully but is buried too far in the ground to make out a name. 

Another curious stone lay beneath some underbrush near a tree on the northeast part of the burial ground.  The stone is very small with the inscription "N.E.S."  It looks like a footstone; so, where is the headstone and what does "N.E.S." stand for? 

It's almost noon and we find a large base stone just behind Nancy Shawhan's stone.  Where there's a base stone, there's a head stone; so we begin digging  in "front" (our guess) of the base stone.  After some probing, we hit paydirt.  We carefully dig around the stone and pull it out.  The stone is broken and what we pull out is the bottom section.  The stone reads, "born July 1, 1823, died November 9, 1855, aged 32 years, 5 months, 1 day."  This is Nicholas Smith III's stone because I remember a Western Citizen, Paris, Kentucky, newspaper article obituary which reads: "Smith, Nicholas, at his residence in Bourbon County, on the 2d inst.  aged 33 years, November 9, 1855." 

While looking for the top half of the stone, Tom discovers a second stone just beneath the first.  Thinking we had found the top section of Nicholas's stone, we carefully pull out the second stone.  To our surprise, we found the missing top section of Nancy Shawhan's stone.  How peculiar, Nancy's stone lying beneath her son's!  We now have the complete stone of our 3rd great grandmother (with the exception of a very small piece).  But where is the rest of Nicholas's stone?  As we discover, it is laying in several pieces in different locations in the burial ground.  A piece shows up here and there throughout the afternoon.  By the end of the day, we found about four pieces.  Several pieces remained hidden. 

By the end of the day, we are tired but feel very good about our efforts. 

October 4, 1999

Great discoveries today.  We continue to clean out the brush.  At a break point, Tom got curious about a broken stone sitting to the left of Nicholas, Sr.  He began digging around the stone and found a small field stone that said "___cholas Decd 1____"  I came to help dig and after about fifteen minutes, I poke in front of the stone to the left and notice a smooth stone.  We dig it up and read the inscription: 

Catharine Smit

Died November the 18

1893, aged 79 

Why is the name "Smit" on the stone?  Perhaps this is a relation to Nicholas--a German relative?  This does not make much sense to me since I have never run across any German relatives through my research.  Besides, her age fits a child of Nicholas rather than a sister.  It then hit me:  they had a daughter named Kitty Ann.  It makes sense that this could be her.  I open my genealogy database and--BINGO--the dates fit Kitty Ann Smith (sort of)!  So, Kitty Ann's formal name is Catharine!  We surmise that the "Smit" spelling is nothing other than a calculation mistake on the part of the engraver--he simply ran out of room and shortened the name to fit the stone. 

A second curious discovery.  Tom found a second small field stone with the words "KATH______

SM

Nov 18 

Now, what in the world does this mean? 

Tom is taking out "stobs" (tiny stumps) when he finds an altogether different stone.  It is small the following inscription: 

Nancy E. Smith

Born April 19, 1852

Died October 6, 1854

Daughter of N & A Smith 

This must be a child of Nicholas and Amanda (Allison) Smith who had, until now, has gone unrecorded in Smith family history.  We now reclaim this child as part of our family history!  This is the headstone of the mysterious footstone that had been found on the first day. 

What a day of discovery!  At the end of the day, Tom and I feel very tired but immensely satisfied that we have honored our ancestors by bringing their final resting place back into order.  We also decide that this is the place where we want to be buried--among our ancestors on this beautiful hill overlooking the Licking River.  We will talk with Mr. Evans sometime this week to see if we can purchase this family burial ground and legally bring the property back into our family. 

October 5, 1999

More discoveries today as well as some corrections to earlier assumptions.  We start the morning searching for Nicholas I's headstone.  We search and search but without success.  During the morning I notice something we had missed on Catharine Smith's stone.  Her death date was 1825 rather than the 1893 we assumed earlier!  This clearly eliminates Kitty Ann Smith as previously assumed.  This Catharine must be Nicholas Smith's wife.  The field stone with Catharine Smith's name and death date match that of the later stone. 

Tom makes the discovery of the day when he comes across a huge stone of Joseph Smith, son of Nancy and Nicholas.  This stone provides birth and death dates that have previously been missing.  Joseph was born February 1827 and died November 27, 1850.  His stone sits to the right of Catharine Smith's stone.  On an eerie note, Tom tells me that he had a dream last night telling him where to dig!  Our ancestors even walk with us in our sleep! 

It is late in the afternoon and I find Nancy E. Smith's base stone almost adjacent to Nicholas III's stone.  It measures almost exactly 7 ft. from her foot stone. 

We spend the rest of the afternoon measuring the burial ground and marking the exact locations of each of the stones.  We also begin drawing each stone.  We complete the stones for Nicholas Smith II, Nancy Reading, and Nicholas Smith III. 

October 6, 1999

Today we are bound and determined to find what we feel is the last "treasure" remaining in this small family cemetery:  the gravestone of Nicholas Smith I.  We spent several hours yesterday digging all around the broken base--about a ten foot square consisting mostly of roots.  The digging was a painfully slow and back-breaking process.  This morning we begin again with a renewed determination.  We both feel that Nicholas' stone represents the last family stone. 

After an hour or so of continued digging, we decide that we should dig up Nicholas II's base stone.  We know where it is because of the position of the headstone.  Both of us had agreed to leave this stone until the last because it was surely not going anywhere.  After about fifteen minutes, we find the top of the base stone.  We dig and dig and dig, ever widening the hole to come at the buried stone from an angle. 

In an effort to widen the hole, Tom begins digging about a foot or so to the left.  About six inches down, he hears a familiar "clunk" sound.  Gingerly, he clears away the dirt and discovers a stone with a smooth edge.  "Bob, come here!" he says, "I think I found Nicholas I's stone!"  I run over and brush away the dirt and notice some writing.  The word "SMIT" appears.  We found our 4th great-grandfather's stone!  We can't believe that it is located a full 8 feet from its base.  We quickly dig it out and bring it to the surface.  In order to be certain that the broken base match the head stone, Tom measures the width and thickness of each--a perfect match!  The inscription on the stone reads: 

Nicholas Smit

Senior

Died April the 7th

1826 Aged 87 yrs 

The only stone now remaining is Nicholas II's base stone.  We continue to dig.  After about 35-40 minutes, we have dug about 3 ft. down and uncovered a full 10" of the stone, but it still does not budge!  How far down does this stone go?  We are a bit frustrated but continue to dig.  Finally, Tom asks, "do we really have to dig this up?"  We can do it, and you know me, I'll keep digging until we get this sucker out of the ground, but why?  This is a perfect marker for all of the other stones.  Why don't we fill the hole back and leave a marker identifying the spot?  We can come back next spring, dig it up and go from there."  I don't like the idea.  We have succeeded uncovering every stone but this one, why stop now?  We banter back and forth for a while and finally I agree that we can leave it where it is.  The rest of the morning is spent shoveling dirt back into place and smoothing the surface. 

We take a lunch break then come back for a final wrap up.  We carry brush and logs throughout the afternoon.  Finally, about 5:30PM, we are finished!  We agree that our job here is completed until the spring of next year.  We have lined up all of the gravestones and ask our ancestors' patience that they will have to wait until then before we can put their stones in place.  Tom and I feel genuinely satisfied that we have honored our ancestors.  We take our final leave by taking pictures and videotaping our efforts. 

On January 12, 1816 when Nancy was 16, she first married Nicholas SMITH Jr., son of Nicholas SMITH Sr. (1739-1826) & Catharine (1756-1825), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. [27], [28] Born in 1787 in Virginia? Nicholas died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on November 24, 1834; he was 47. [24] Buried in Smith Family Burial Ground, Shawhan, Kentucky. [29] 

Inventory of the appraisement of the estate of Nicholas Smith deceased.  A true and perfect Inventory of all the personal Estate of Nicholas Smith deceased which was produced to us by Nancy Smith Administrator of the Estate of Nicholas Smith decd is as follows. 

Sipit a Negro Boy $600.00

Nancy a Negro Girl 475.00

Henrietta a Negro do 450.00

Elizabeth a Negro do 325.00

Julia Ann a Negro do 275.00

Henry a Negro Boy 300.00

One brass clock 50.00

One bed stead and beding $25 25.00

One bed & do & do $10 10.00

One bed & stead & do  $25 one bed & stead & do $12 37.00

One bed & stead & do  $15 15.00

One bed & stead & do  $12  One chest & sugar desk $1.50 13.50

One man's saddle and bridle $8  One Bureau $4 12.00

One jug and keg 50 cents. One chest 50 cents 1.00

One big wheel and one small wheel & one recl 1.50

One small saddle $5.  One woman's saddle $5 10.00

One crop cut san(?)  $00.12  One pair steelyards 50¢ .62

One smoothing iron and two hack___ .50

One pair of fire irons .50

One Conk 75¢  One tea kettle 37¢ 1.12

Two coffee pots and one pan .62

Large kettle $1  Five kettles $5 6.00

One large kettle $1  One dining room table $2 3.00

One small table 25¢ One bureau $6 6.25

Three candlestick snuffers and waiter .75

One tin box 25¢  Two tea canisters 12 1/2¢ .37 1/2

One flower pot 12 1/2 ¢  One large waiter 75¢ .87 1/2

One set of silver tablespoons 18.00

One set of teaspoons, two salt spoons & cream spoons 2.50

One cupboard & ware 22.50

One chest 50¢  One pr cp $3 3.50

4 counterpanes $6  13 table cloths $9.75 15.75

2 counterpanes $2.50  3 quilts $1.50 4.00

9 sheets $4.50  shoe makar (sic) tools 37 1/2¢ 4.87 1/2

2 looking glass 25¢  9 Windsor chairs $4.50 4.75

2 split bottom chairs 1.25¢  One stove 50¢ 1.75

1 shovel & pokes 37 1/2¢  One lot of books $2.25 2.62 1/2

1 whet stone & slate 25¢  3 weaving reeds  62 1/2¢ .87 1/2

1 canapee $3.33  One lot of old irons $1.50 4.83

1 table 75¢  Two pots & two ovens $1.50 2.25

2 buckets 1 table & ware 1.25

1 churn 37 1/2¢  3 pot trammels(?) $1.82 1/2 2.25

4 pot hooks 75¢  1 skillet & lid 37 1/2¢ 1.12 1/2

1 wagon & gear & wood bed .75

1 wheat fan $8.00  One Cary plow $3.50 11.50

2 small ploughs  $2.50  2 Cary plows $7.00 9.50

1 spreader & (?) $1.00  a (?) $1.75 2.75

1 spreader & 2 si__ngletrees $1 1.00

2 pair of gu__ $6.00 One bay horse $40.00 46.00

1 Roan horse $20.00  One Bay horse $30.00 50.00

1 Black horse $50.00 1 gray horse 12 1/2¢ 50.12 1/2

1 sorrel horse 40.00

1 Bay filly $35.00  One Bay filly $30.00 65.00

1 Bay horse $35.00  1 Bay horse $50.00 85.00

1 white cow $8.00 1 white cow $7.00 15.00

1 speckled cow $7.00 1 spotted cow $8.00 15.00

1 red cow $8.00 1 red cow $7.00 15.00

1 steer $6.50 7 calves $19.25 25.75

33 sheep & 9 lambs 35.25

1 grind stone 25¢  1 rifle gun $10.00 10.25

Amounts of notes as follows, viz, 

1 on George Rush due on 18th day of March in 1834 for 115.80

1 on Abram Spears due on the 16th day of Sept in 1832 for  636.00

1 on Nicholas Brindley due on the 9th day of Mar in 1833 for 200.00

1 on Michael Smith due on the 30th day of Oct in 1834 for 15.80

1 on Archibald King due on the 20th day of April 1835 for 138.42

1 on James Houston due on the 20th day of Sept in 1834 for 205.45

1 on George Pugh due on the 1st day of Oct in 1835 for 120.00

1 on John Shawhan, Sr., due the 27th day of Sep in 1825 for 250.00

1 on same due the 27th day of July in 1825 for 20.00

1 on same due the 12th day of July in 1817 for 212.00

Credit on Commonwealth paper $200 which is equal to $100 in silver on the 18th day of Sept 1834 on same 

1 on Gustavus Pugh due the 24th day of January 1836 for 300.00

1 on John & Joshua Irvin & Wm Griffith due the 8th day of July 1817 for 66.00

Cr by the interest on same as to the 8th day of Sep 1823 

1 on Christopher Smith due the 6th day of April 1825 for 190.00

Cr by cash on the 26th day of October 1826 $30 on same 

Cr by cash on the 19th day of November 1831 $106 on same 

1 on Thomas Snotgrass due the 10th day of July 1824 for 113.00

Cr by cash on the 4th day of August 1825 $100 on same 

1 on Henry David due the 15th day of January 1836 for 43.75

1 on Samuel Stephens due the 25th day of August in 1817 for  220.00

Considered doubtful.  Cr by this amount up to the 20th day of August in 1821. 

1 on same due the 11th day of April in 1818 for 40.00

Considered doubtful. 

14 hogs $31.50 31.50

5 sows & 1 barrow $18.00  7 pigs $4.37 1/2 23.37 1/2

1 asc $1.50  1 slide & (?) 75¢ 2.25

1 still & copper $15 15.00

Brought over 6250.12 1/2

10 barrels whiskey at 23¢ per gallon 

1 foil adz $1.00 One hand saw 25¢ 1.25

1 mason hammer 37 1/2¢  

I do certify that the foregoing inventory contains all the personall Estate of Nicholas Smith deceased which hath come to my hands.  Given under my hand this 19th day of February 1835. 

Nancy Smith Admr. 

We do certify that the foregoing appraisement was truly & justly made of all the personal property of Nicholas Smith decd which was produced to us by his Administrator to the best of our judgment.  All of which we Respectfully report to the Bourbon County Court.  Given under our hands this the 19th day of February 1835. 

Samuel Ewalt

George Rush

John Fry 

At the March Term of the Bourbon County Court Kentucky on the second day of March 1835.

This inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Nicholas Smith deceased was produced into Court approved of and (?) to record.  Witness Thomas P. Smith of the said Court the date above. 

Tho. P. Smith Clk

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Inventory of property of Nicholas Smith: 

An Inventory of the property of Nicholas Smith deceased taken by Nancy Smith his widow at the appraised value. 

One Brass Clock $50

One Bedstead & bedding $25

1 Bedstead & bedding $10

1 Bedstead & bedding $15

1 Bedstead & bedding  $12

1 Chest & Sugar $1.50

1 Means Saddle & Bridle $8

1 Bureau $4

1 Jug & Keg 50¢

1 Chest 50¢

Big ?? wheel & reel $1.50

1 Small Saddle $5

1 Woman's Saddle $5

1 Cross Cut Saw 121/2¢

1 pr Stubyards 50¢

Smoothing Iron and two hackles 50¢

1 pr Fire Irons 50¢

1 Conch 75¢

1 Tea Kettle 37 1/2¢

2 Coffee Pots & 1 Pan 62 1/2¢

5 Kettles $5

1 Dining Table $2

1 Small table 25¢

1 Bureau $6

Candlesticks 75¢

Tin Base 25¢

Tea Canister 12 1/2¢

1 flower Pot 12 1/2¢

large Waiter 75¢

Silver Spoons $20

1 Cup Board & Ward $22.50

1 Chest 50¢

Press $3

4 Counterpanes $6

13 tablecloths $9.75

2 Counterpanes $2.30

three quilts  $1.50

9 Sheets $4.50

Shoemaking Tools  37 1/2¢

2 Looking Glasses 25¢

9 Windsor Chairs $4.50

2 Split Bottomed Chairs $1.25

1 Stove 50¢

1 Shovel & Porker 37 1/2¢

1 Lot of Books $2.25

1 Whetstone & slate 25¢

3 weaving reeds 62 1/2¢

1 Canopy $3.33

Table Pots & Ovens

2 Buckets 1 table & ware $1.25

1 Churn 37¢

Po?ramels $1.87

40 Pot hooks 75¢

1 Wagon and _____ _____ Bed

1 Wheat fan $8

2 Shovel & Ploughs $2.50

2 Carcy's Ploughs $7

1 Spreader & Stretcher $1

2 Anes $1.75

1 Spreader & 2 single trees $1

2 pair of gees(e) $6

1 Roan Horse $20

3 Bay mares $56

1 Black Horse $50

1 Bay Horse $35

1 White Cow $8

1 White Backed Cow $7

1 Speckled Cow $7

1 Red Cow $7

1 Grindstone 25¢

14 Hogs $31.50

7 Pigs $4.30 1/2

1 Handsaw $5 

At a County Court held for Bourbon County on the 6th day of November 1837.  This Inventory of property taken by Nancy Smith, widow and select of Nicholas Smith died, at the appraised value being returned onto Court is approved of and ordered to record.    Witness Thomas P. Smith clerk of the said Court the (above) date. 

Tho P. Smith

by  W. Smith 

An account of Sales of the Estate of Nicholas Smith deceased made on February 1835 on a credit of 12 months 

Robert Stewart         1 foot adz(e?)

Silas Sparks             1 Mason's hammer

James Rule                1 Lot of old (?)ans

Daniel Shawhan                  1 do ("do" is the same as " " marks)

Samuel Arnold           1 Skillett & lid

Matthew Current      1 Kettle

Daniel Shawhan         1 Oven & lid

        do                       1 Ten gallon Kettle

        do                       1 Bedstead & Bedding

Nancy Smith              1     do              do

Elias Batterton           1 Carey Plough

John Lail                    5 Barrells of Whiskey   25¢ per gallon

James Coons                5               do                           do

Jacob Lidle                 1 Grey Horse

Daniel Shawhan          1 Sorrell Horse

        do                        1 Bay filley

Wm M?raine              1 Bay filley

Jacob Liddle                1 Bay Horse

Elias Batterton            1 Bay Horse

Henry Ewalt                4 small calves

       do                          3        do

       do                          1 Steer

       do                          1 White Cow

       do                          1 Red Cow

Alen Patton                  5 Sows

B Vandirin                   10 Sheep first choice with lambs

       do                                    do  second   do

       do                          11 Sheep at 82¢ per head

James Rule                  1 Rifle Gun

Daniel Shawhan           1 Still 

Items Brought forward 

Given under my hand as _______  ______ of Nicholas Smith decd. this first day of November 1837 

(signed)

Nancy Smith 

At the November Term of the County Court of Bourbon County on the 6th day of November 1837.

This account of Sales of the Estate of Nicholas Smith decd. being returned into Court is approved of and ordered to record Witness Thomas P. Smith clerk of said Court the date above. 

(signed)

Tho. P. Smith

by W.O. Smith dc

______________________________________________________

An Inventory of the Estate of Nicholas Smith decd.   

Cash for note on George Rush 115.80

do Interest to 1st January 1835 26.27

Do for Do on Abraham Thean (spelling uncertain) 636.00

Int to 7 Oct 1835 to Jany 1835 201.00

Do for Do on Nicholas Brindley 200.00

Int to 1st Jany 1838 19.70

Do for Do on Michael Smith 15.00

Do for Do on Archibald King 138.42

Interest 22.14

Do for Do on James Houston 205.45

Interest 40.39

Do for Do on George Pugh 120.00

Interest to first January 1838 16.80

Do for Do on John Shawhan 230.00

Do for Do on Same 20.00

Int on 2 above 198.45

Do for Do on Same 212.00

Cr 100.00 112.00

Interest on above 224.60

Do for Do on Gustavies Pugh 300.00

Do for Do on John & Joshua Irwin 66.00

Interest 36.36

Do for Do Henry David 43.75

Int 1 Jany 1838 7.75

Do for int on James Crams? Sale Note 11.54

Do for Do on James Traben's (Trabue?) note 4.80

$3082.42 

Given under my hand as _______ of Nicholas Smith decd this 1st day November 1836. 

Nancy Smith 

At a County Court held for Bourbon County on the 6th day of November 1837. 

This additional inventory of the Estate of Nicholas Smith decd being returned into Court is approved of and ordered to record. 

They had the following children:

On January 29, 1839 when Nancy was 39, she second married George RUSH, son of George RUSH (1755-1831) & Mary Elizabeth "Mollie" BUSHONG (1758-1799). [32] Born on September 16, 1796 in Lincoln County, North Carolina. George died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on May 16, 1856; he was 59. Buried in Ruddle's Mills Cemetery. 

Deed Bk. 51, Part 2, pp. 553-554

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Bourbon County Court Will Book G, pp. 529-533.  Will of George Rush: 

I George Rush of Bourbon County Kentucky do make the following as my last will and testament.  First. I direct that so soon after my death as is convenient all my fat hogs and cattle that are fit for market be sold and the proceeds applied to the debts and escigances of my Estate. 

2.  I direct that my son Charles take care of and superintend the management of my farm negroes and stock until a sale is to be made, and for his services in so doing he is to be paid such compensation as three disininterested men shall consider just and reasonable. 

3.  So soon as the crop is laid by and the stock shall be fattened and fit for market in the Fall my executors shall sell at public auction to the highest bidder my farm of about 293 acres of land on which I now live, all my stock and personal property except such as is otherwise disposed of in this will, and all the crop remaining in hand on the following credits, The land in equal payments one in hand, one in one and one in two years from the day of sale--the personal Estate in six months from the day of sale for all sums over ten dollars, under that sum cash in hand.  The proceeds of which sale shall be applied in the payment of my debts as fast as is practicable except such part thereof as may be herein otherwise directed. 

4.  Previous to my marriage with Nancy (Powell?) my present wife to wit; on the ninth day of October 1854, we entered into a marriage contract wherin I agreed with her that if she survived me, there should be paid to her out of my estate three thousand dollars in three equal annual payments from and after the date of my death, also our negro woman and her youngest child, two horses, two milck cows my Buggy or Barouch if I owned any at the time of my decease, one half of my household and kitchen furniture, one year's provision for herself and family, and one year's provend for her stock, but in case she died without leaving a child or children all said property was to return to my estate.  But if Nancy removed from this state the negro woman and child and the increase of the woman was to return to my estate--and if the said Nancy should die leaving lawful heirs of her body all the property given except the Negroes was to go and be inherited by her body heirs.  And said Nancy in said contract, agreed to take the property before specified in said Contract as her full portion of my Estate. 

Now I hereby devise and bequeth to her the following______and property in lieu of the provision made for her by me in that contract, believing that it will be more acceptable to her and more to her advantage. 

I direct that my Executors pay to her three thousand dollars as agreed in said contract also that they pay her in money at the time hereinafter directed, the appraised value of two of my best horses and milck cows, my Buggy and one half of my household and kitchen furniture, and the amount and value of one year's provision for herself and family to be paid fixed by the appraisers of my Estate--and in lieu of the Negro woman and child provided in said contract I give to her absolutely one negro girl slave named Sally, to her and her heirs forever.  But if the said Nancy dies without leaving lawful heirs of her body, all the Estate hereby devised to her except the slave, that remains at her death shall return to my estate.  The said Nancy may remain in my mansion house and receive her support out of my Estate until it is sold, if she desires to do so--But as soon as she desires to leave if before the sale, my Executors shall pay to her two hundred dollars, in part of the valuation of the property above mentioned and the balance of that valuation shall be paid to her, the balance to be paid her when the sale money of my estate falls due. 

5.  I devise to my daughter Tabitha Shawhan wife of John Shawhan and to my daughter George Ann Rush my negro slaves Lavin and her three children Amanda, Ann, Maria and infant daughter and Mahala and her three children Charles, Mary Ann, and George.  I wish the said slaves to be appraised by the appraisers of my Estate at their fair value, and then that my daughter draw lots for the choice of the two families, and the woman and her children I give to her my daughters as it may be thus determined by lot to each of them as and the heirs of their bodies living at their decease.  But the said slaves are not to be sold out of the families of my daughters and their descendants.  I also devise to my Daughter George Ann and her heirs forever the one half my household and kitchen furniture. 

6.  I devise to my son Charles for the use of himself and family my three Negro men, Sam, Levi and John, to be held and kept by him for the use and benefit of himself and family during his life and then to the use of his children.  But no disposition shall be made of said slaves that will deprive the family of the benefit of their services. 

7.  My Boy Peter I wish to be placed in the lot with his mother Mahala and go to the daughter that draws his mother and her children. 

9. (sic)  I wish my son Charles and my daughter Tabitha to render up an account of the advancements made____me to them after their marriage and hope they will make out one that will be satisfactory to my children--with the amount of such advancements they are to be charged. 

10.  All the rest of my estate after payment of my debts and costs of minding up my Estate I devise to my said three children--each of whom are to be charged with the Estate hereby devised to them at the appraisement value, and also with the advancements before named they are then to be first made equal then the residue is to be equally divided between them.  If my daughter George Ann dies without a child or children I direct that her Estate receive by from me return to my other children or their descendants. 

11.  I direct that all my slaves remain on the farm until the crop is completed Except Sal who I wish to go directly to my wife.  If my wife shall be unwilling to accept the provisions made for her in this will and shall insist on receiving the property stipulated in said marriage contract, I wish her to have it--and as in that event one of my daughters will be deprived of a portion of the slaves devised to them--I direct that the portion of such daughter in my estate shall be made up to her out of my estate--so that the share of each of my children shall be equalized. 

12.  I appoint my son Charles Rush and my son-in-law John Shawhan my Executors and invest in them or either of them that may qualify full power to execute a Deed or Deeds for the conveyance of my land to the purchaser or purchasers.  Should the exigences of my Estate in the judgement of my Executors or the one qualifying require it, I wish him or them to borrow money for the payment of my debts upon such interest as may be necessary to obtain it in order to pay my debts--and such debts so contracted by them him or them shall be paid out of my Estate together such usury as they may contract to pay for the use of such amount as they may borrow. 

13.  After my decease I wish my body to be interred in the Presbyterian burying ground at Ruddle's Mills, and that the remains of my deceased wife be taken up and placed by the side of it--and that my Executors cause to be placed at the head and the foot of each grave a handsome and permanent stone well and solidly placed with our names, ages, &etc on the head stones, the cost of which and my funeral expenses to be paid out of my Estate.

In witness thereof I have hereunto set my hand and seal this fifteenth day of April 1856.

George Rush (seal)

Attest

Tho. L. Arnold

F.R. Wyatt

Tho. P. Smith 

At the June Term of the County Court of Bourbon County Ky on the 2nd day of June 1856.  This last will and testament of Geo. Rush decd was this day produced and improved in open Court by the oath of Thomas D. Arnold, F.R. Wyatrt and Thomas P. Smith the attesting witness thereto and having been sworn to by John Shawhan one of the Executors therein named and ordered to record.  Witness R.J. Bronn clerk of said court the date above. R.J. Bronn clk 

They had one child:

On March 25, 1861 when Nancy was 61, she third married William READING (7) , son of George READING Jr. (1761-1846) & Nancy McCUNE (2) (1770-1842), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. [23] Born on October 9, 1792 in Bourbon County, Kentucky.  in 1812  Served Indiana War of 1812. William died in Pike County, MO on September 2, 1868; he was 75. Buried in Old Grassy Creek Cemetery. 

Notes on William READING: [17]

William Reading (deceased, whose portrait appears in this work). Among the pioneers of Pike county who by their own energy and strict attention to business won a high position in society, there are none more worthy of space in history than the subject of this sketch. He was born in Bourbon county, Kentucky, October 9, 1792, where he was reared on a farm and educated in the subscription schools of the time. He was married January 11, 1816, to Miss Margaret Shawhan, a native of Bourbon county, Kentucky, born February 11, 1787. In 1820 he immigrated to Pike County, Missouri, where he settled in Buffalo township, on the farm where his youngest son (Lafayette) now lives. He purchased the claim of a man by the name of Yedder, and afterwards entered the land. He, from time to time, purchased other lands until he became one of the largest land-owners in the county, having a landed estate of over 2,000 acres. He was a man of liberal views, and by honest and upright dealing won a large circle of warm and true friends.  After living in Pike county about fourteen years he persuaded his father and mother to leave their home in Kentucky and come and settle in this new and prosperous young country. George Reading, his father, was born December 8, 1761, and Nancy, the mother, was born November 25, 1771. Settling on a part of our subject's farm, where he lived until the death of his wife, which occurred in 1842, he then went to Clark county, Missouri, where he died at a ripe old age. William and Margaret Reading were the parents of eight children, all of whom have grown up and held high positions in society. Probably no family in the county are held in higher esteem than the Reading family. He and his wife were members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. He always took an interest in educational matters, and gave his children all the advantages possible in that early day. His wife died in 1860, and our subject followed eight years later. 

18. Daniel SHAWHAN. Born on December 5, 1801 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Daniel died on August 2, 1860; he was 58. Buried in John Shawhan Family Cemetery. [5] 

Refer to "Historical Sketches" for further information about Daniel "Casher Dan" SHAWHAN..

Daniel "Cashier Dan" Shawhan (b. December 5, 1801) was the fourth child of John Shawhan and Margaret McCune and the executor of his father's last well and testament. The will states that at the death of Margaret McCune, Daniel is to have first chance to purchase the family property in Bourbon County, estimated at 180 acres. John stated in the will "I don't wish it to go out of the family...." John also requested that Daniel finish a wall John had begun around the family graveyard. 

Daniel married Minerva Redmon on November 17, 1825. Minerva (b. May 15, 1807) was daughter of Charles Redmon and sister of Elizabeth Redmon, the second wife of John Laughlin Shawhan. 

Daniel died September 2, 1860 and is buried in the Shawhan Graveyard in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Minerva and the children migrated to Missouri. Minerva died August 21, 1890 at the age of 83 years and is buried at the Lone Jack Cemetery, Lone Jack, Missouri. 

The first child, Mary Ann - born September 2, 1826 - died April 31, 1837 at age 11. 

Charles Redmon - second child - was born March 29, 1829. Charles served with General Morgan for the Confederate States of America during the Civil War. Charles married Sarah Rogers on December 2, 1851. Sarah died on February 22. 1853. Charles married Ann Lail on January 24. 1854. They had six children: Mollie, Sallie, Alice, Maggie, Lutie and Lollie. Ann died June 29, 1865. After the Civil War, Charles and his brother, George, moved to Lee's Summit, Missouri and established the Shawhan Distillery there. 

Charles then married Sarah Easley. They had one child, John, who was born May 29. 1867 and died June 5, 1957. Charles married Lucy Williams on February 9, 1868. They had one daughter, Julia, born April 26, 1870 and died July 12, 1904. Charles died August 8, 1908. 

John - third child of Daniel and Minerva - was born on January 25, 1831. John died June 7, 1846 of a skull fracture after being kicked by a horse. 

William Winston - fourth child of Daniel and Minerva - was born December 10, 1832. William married Julia Ravenscroft on December 27, 1855. They had five children: Daniel D. (1/14/18563/10/1929); Martha B. (7/6/1860-1934); William Elkin (7/31/1858-1938); John Morgan (1/21/1863?); and Julia Lee (31811866-81211866). Julia died June 27, 1866. William Winston married Eliza Lloyd in June of 1867. They had ten children. Eliza Lloyd was born August 31, 1844 and died December 14, 1904. William Winston died August 21, 1905. 

Margaret Elizabeth - fifth child of Daniel and Minerva - was born October 3 1, 1834 and died October 3, 1837. 

Daniel - sixth child of Daniel and Minerva - was born September 19, 1837. He died. unmarried, September 2, 1860. 

Joseph Bell - seventh child of Daniel and Minerva - was born April 9, 1839 and died October 24. 1840. 

Sarah Minerva - eighth child of Daniel and Minerva - was born July 13, 1842. She married Elkin Lightfoot August 26, 1858. They had two children: Frank and Minnie. Elkin was born February 5, 1836 and died November 29, 1893. Sarah died March 13, 1911. 

George Henry was the ninth child of Daniel and Minerva. George was born December 2, 1843. He married Mary F. Tatman January 20, 1868. They had six children. George and his brother Charles fought for the south under General Morgan and founded the Shawhan Distillery at Lee's Summit, Missouri after the Civil War. Part of this story of "The Shawhan Whiskey" is chronicled in the Spring 87 issue of this newsletter. 

John Thomas - tenth child of Daniel and Minerva - was born September 7, 1847 and married Julia Daniel February 24, 1870. They had seven children. John died February 26, 1891. Julia lived until July 16, 1936. 

Margaret S. was the eleventh child of Daniel and Minerva. Margaret was born June 11, 1849, married James D. Husrt, and died October 9, 1869. 

Daniel B. - twelfth child of Daniel and Minerva - died as an infant.

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Inventory & Appraisement of the personal Estate of Daniel Shawhan dec.d made this the 3rd day of Oct. 1860 [33] 

Cash on hand--$6.40

One note on C.R. Shawhan for $95.00 due on March 1st 1860 with credit  $70 June 3, 1860--95.00

1 note on Jno Redmon for 256.46 due on 17 April 1860--256.45

1 do on Jacob David due Aug.t 10, 1854 (doubtful) for 61.05

1 do on B. Borren ___due 2 March 1860 for 246.00

1 do on D. Tate due 25th Decr. 1860 for 40.00

1 do on Nancy Trabue signed to D. Shawhan by G. Harvey due March 18, 1859 for 6.30

1 do on C. Trabue due 12 July 1860 for 324.00

1 do on F. Tate due Decr. 3, 1859 for 168.00 credit $75 March 1, 1860--168.00

1 do on Mich.l David for Wm. David--14.26

1 do on Susan Allison due 1 Jany 1846 for 13.50

1 do on C.R. Shawhan due 1 July 1853 for 66.00 Cr by $40 when due--66.00

1 pr Divans 15.00,,1 Centre Table 5.00,,1 footstool 50¢--20.50

1 stand table 25¢,,1 side board 5.00,,1 secretary 5.00--10.25

1/2 dozen chairs 2.50,,1 lounge(?) 5.00,,1 Bureau 2.00--9.50

2 Rocking Chairs  50¢,,1 carpet 10.00,,5 chairs 1.00--11.50

2 maps 1.00,,1 clock 3.00,,1 mirror 50¢--4.50

1 sewing machine 10.00,,1__tables 1.00--11.00

1 ward robe  1.00,,1 bedstead & bedding 20.00--21.00

1 double lounge & bedding--5.00

4 beds & 1 bedding  48.00,,2 chests & bureau 75¢--48.75

1 safe mash stand & table 75¢,,1/2 doz. silver cups 18.00--18.75

1 refrigerator  50¢,,8 counterpains  12.00--12.50

sheep shears tools 1.00,,1 Ose Cart & Yoke 10.00--11.00

6 old asces (axes?) 1.50,,1 basket tools 1.50--3.00

1 pr. large steelyards 1.50,,6 Bull tongues 1.50--3.00

Grubbing hoe & Mattock 1.00,,1 pick & Mattock 1.00--2.00

1 lot hoes & shovels 2.00,,6 syths & sueaths 3.00--5.00

1 pr double trees  1.00,,sythe & cradle 1.00--2.00

Wood saw & buck 10¢,,2 crow bars drills & sledges 5.00--5.10

1 lot of old Irons  1.00,,Hay rake 1.00--2.00

1 lot double Plows 5.00,,1 lot shovel do 10.00--15.00

2 Harrows 2.00,,2 scrapers 10.00,,1 horse cart 1.00--13.00

1 old wagon bed 50¢,,1 Ose (Ox?) wagon & frame 15.00--15.50

1 log chain 1.00,,1 lot old tracks 50¢,,1 ___horsecart 10.00--11.50

1 farm horse wagon 10.00,,1 sledge 2.00,,1 lot sledge hammers 1.00--13.00

1 old wood bed 1.00,,2 mauls & 4 wedges 1.50,,1 lot lumber 10.00--12.50

1 reaping machine 10.00,,1 log chains 2.00--12.00

1 Hod stretchers & old chain 1.50,,2 feed baskets 75¢--2.25

3 sheep skins 75¢,,1 pr old cart gear 50¢,,1 cut____50¢--1.75

1 pr breeching 25¢,,2 HH Do 50¢,,1 cutting bore 3.00--3.75

3 old fan mills  5.00,,1 wagon & bed 40.00--45.00

2 Scoop shovels & pitch fork 2.00,,100 Doz. oats at 20¢ per doz. 20.00--22.00

1 lot Hungarian grass 5.00,,4 pr Gear 10.00--15.00

1/3 of Thrashing machine  20.00,,1 lot of 50 sheep 100.00--120.00

1 sledge 2.00  399 1/2 Bn wheat at 80¢ pr Bn 319.60--321.60

1 Rockaway Buggy & Harness 30.00,,1 copper mash kettle 2.00--32.00

15 head of hogs at $7 per head--105.00

32 do hoats(?) & pigs at 1.00 per head--32.00

1 ___Horse wagon--30.00

1 half Bn measure & oil can 50¢,,foundered horse worth .00--50¢

1 Bay horse 100.00,,1 do do 125.00,,1 Roan mare 10.00--235.00

1 Bay horse colt 30.00,,1 Bay Horse 75.00,,1 Brown Horse 110.00--210.00

1 Bay mare 100.001 large brown horse 100.00--200.00

1 sorrel mare 100.00,,1 yearling stud colt 75.00--175.00

1 yearling stud colt 60.00,,1 light bay 2 year old filly 75.00--135.00

1 brown 2 yr old do 65.00,,1 bay mare 60.00--125.00

1 old bay mare 10.00,,1 bay horse colt 25.00--35.00

1 bay horse 100.00,,1 sorrel colt 50.00,,1 bay horse 100.00--250.00

1 bay stallion 65.00,,1 roan bull 25.00,,1 heifer & calf 15.00--105.00

1 spotted cow 30.00,,1 white do 30.00,,1 large spotted do 35.00--95.00

1 red cow 30.00,,1 speckled cow 25.00,,1 do 25.00--80.00

2 small calves 6.00,,2 do do 8.00--14.00

4 Bbl whiskey 153 Gal. at 1.75 per Gal.--191.25

2 do do 82 do at 75¢ per gal--61.50

111 do do 397 do at 60¢ per gal--238.20

41 cords wood 1.50 per cord--41.00

4 young heifers 15.00 per head--60.00

20 head large fat cattle at 42.00 per head--840.00

11 do cattle at 28.00  308.00,,5 two yr old do at 20.00  100.00--408.00

7 young heifers at 12.00  $84,,12 yearling steers at 15.00  180.00--264.00

3 young calves at 6.00  18.00,,16A.1R.13P. corn at 11.00 per acre 76.64--194.64

17A.2R.24P. corn at 11.00  194.15,,do at 7.00  111.82--204.97

2 hay stacks 12.00,,20.1, 24 of corn at $13 per A.  265.20--277.20

5A.0R.25P. do at $11.00 per acre--56.70

Lot weather boarding plank and shingles--3.50

1 oil can & funnels 1.80,,1 lot cautling 5.00--6.80

7 stand of Bees 10.00,,1 Palace do 3.00,,2 H.H.D.S. 50¢--13.50

1 negro man Ben $400,,1 do do Armstead $400--800.00

1 do do Isham 600.,,1 do do Price 350.--950.00

1 do do John 1000.,,1 negro boy James 900.--1900.00

1 do do Green 700.,,1 do do Henry 600.--1300.00

1 do do Frank 400.,,1 do do Columbus 250.--650.00

1 do do sound (James) but an Idiot worth nothing-- (two dash lines)

1 woman Isabel 350.,,1 do Kitty 700.--1050.00

1 do Ann 300,,1 do Julia 650.--950.00

1 do Harriet 900.,,1 do Betty 900.--1800.00

1 do Mary 900.,,1 girl Nancy 500--1400.00

(Total)  $17765.42 

We do hereby certify that the foregoing appraisement contains all og the personal Estate of Daniel Shawhan dec.d, as shown to us by his admrs.  Given under our hands this 2nd day of Oct 1860.

W.D. Collins

Jacob Duncan

Saml. Ewalt Sr. 

Bourbon County Court March Term March 4, 1861.  This inventory and appraisement of the Estate of Daniel Shawhan decd. being returned into Court is ordered to Record.

Witness R.J. Brown Clerk of said Court the date above.  R.J. Brown clk

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Marriage Bond (original located in the Harrison County Vault, Cynthiana, Kentucky):

Know all men by these present that one Daniel Shawhan & Chas Redman are held & firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Ky. in the sum of £50 current money and for payment well and truly to be made (illegible) to the said Commonwealth we bind ourselves our heirs (two words illegible) jointly severally & firmly by these presents sealed and dated this 15th day of November 1825. The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Daniel Shawhan and Minerva Redmam now should there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void. Otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Att

H(?) C. Moore                                                       Daniel Shawhan (seal)

                                                                           C Redman (seal) 

Advertisement with original bond (original spelling maintained): Selebrate the Rites of Matrimony Between Daniel Shawhan and Minerva Redman of Harison County Novmbr 17 1825 ---John Morrow--

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The Western Citizen--Fri 07 Aug 1860

On Sunday morning, Daniel Shawhan died suddenly at his home near Shawhan's Station from what was supposed to be apoplexy of the heart brought on by overexertion. He had accosted a negro man belonging to Mrs. Rush who was passing with a bag maintaining, as Mr. Shawhan had supposed, storing plunder. He demanded to see what was in the bag--the negro refused and when Mr. Shawhan attempted to arrest him, resisted. A sharp struggle ensued which was scarcely ended when Mr. Shawhan sat down and almost immediately fell down, dead. His wife and one of his sons was present.

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Deed Bk. 47, pp. 196-198

John Shawhan to Daniel Shawhan

This indenture made this eighth day of March in the year of our Lord One thousand eight hundred and forty five, between John Shawhan Senr. and Margaret his wife of the County of Bourbon and State of Kentucky a party of the first part and Daniel Shawhan of the County aforesaid a party of the second part witnesseth:

That the said party of the first part for and in consideration of the sum of fifteen hundred dollars in hand ______have granted bargained and sold, and by these_______grant, bargain, sell, convey and confirm unto the said party of the second part, all their right title and interest in and to a tract of ______ one and a half acres of land in said County on the waters of Townsend and boundaries follows:

Beginning at the hickory ash and (NOTE--writing is almost impossible to read.  I will transcribe this information from the original the next time I visit the court house). 

On November 17, 1825 when Daniel was 23, he married Minerva REDMON, daughter of Charles REDMON (1779-1851) & Mary RYBOLT (1785-1856). Born on May 15, 1807 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Minerva died in Lone Jack, Missouri on August 21, 1890; she was 83. Buried in Lone Jack, Missouri, Cemetery. 
 
 

Notes for MINERVA REDMON: 1850 Bourbon Co census-, Harrison Co Marriages, 1794-1832. 

Daniel is buried in Shawhan Graveyard, Cynthiana, Ky. Had 5 children, all migrated to Missouri with the widowed mother. [Paris Kentuckian-Citizen, March 28, 1944] Minerva and some of her children were members of the Church of Christ in Lone Jack, Missouri. Minerva is buried in Lone Jack Cemetery. [D. A.R., Vital Historical Records of Jackson Co, Mo, pp. 128, 384]--NOTE--The location of the Shawhan Graveyard is wrong. It is located in Bourbon County, Kentucky.--REF 

They had the following children:

19. Joseph SHAWHAN. Born in September 1802 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Joseph died in Died during California goldrush, El Dorado County, California in 1855; he was 52. 

Marriage Bond (original located in the Harrison County Vault, Cynthiana, Kentucky):

Know all men by these present that one Joseph Shawhan & J. V. Bassett are held & firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Ky. in the sum of £50 current money and for payment, well and truly to be made and done,  we bind ourselves our heirs, executors and administrators, jointly, severally & firmly by these presents sealed and dated this 26th day of Sept 1835. The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas a marriage is shortly intended to be solemnized between the above bound Joseph Shawhan and Mary M. Birch.

Now should there be no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation to be void. Otherwise to remain in full force and virtue.

Attest

S. Endecott, Clk

Joseph Shawhan (seal)

J. V. Bassett (seal) 

On September 29, 1835 when Joseph was 33, he married Mary Magdalene BIRCH, daughter of Thomas Erskine BIRCH Rev. & Mary Magdalene MILLER, in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Born on February 14, 1818 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Mary Magdalene died in Plattsburg, MO on May 21, 1909; she was 91. 
 
 

MARY MAGDALENE BIRCH

1818- 1909 

Mary Birch was born 14 Feb 1818 and died in Plattsburg, Missouri, May 1909. She married Joseph Shawhan (1797-1850) 29 Sept 1835.   Joseph was the son of John Shawhan (1771-184O of Bourbon County, Kentucky. Mary Birch Shawhan married Abraham Ferguson Dudley (1808 1875) in 1870. 

Joseph Shawhan (1797-1850)

m. 29 Sept. 1835

Mary Magdalene Birch (1818-1909) 

John Erskine Shawhan (1839-1905)

m. 2 Oct 1858

Mary Ann Jourdain (1841-1924) 

James McCune Shawhan (1863-1911)

m. 25 July 1885

Ada Romer(1865-?) 

Violet Romer Shawhan (1886-1937) 

Thc following article is taken from The American Monthly Magazine, June 1907, pages 497-499, provided by Bernerd L. O'Neil, M.D., Beverly Hills, Florida 

Mrs. Mary Birch Dudley, "Real Daughter" of the St. Louis Chapter of St. Louis, Missouri, was born in Washington, Mason County, Kentucky in 1818. She was the youngest of the ten children. 

Her father, Thomas Erskine Birch, was born on the island of Jamaica. He was educated at Oxford college, where he was ordained to the ministry. 

He settled in Richmond, Virginia, and when the Revolutionary War broke out he replaced his gown for the uniform of an ensign and entered the Virginia Navy under John Paul Jones. In one of the fiercest engagements of that period, he was wounded and being thus disabled, returned home and engaged in recruiting men for the army. 

About the year 1800, he married Mary M., the daughter of Colonel John Miller, and in 1806, moved to Kentucky and established the Washington University in Mason County. 

This loyalty and devotion to country was handed down from father to children and Mrs. Dudley has maintained the principles that her father so sacredly cherished. Her mother was a woman noted in every condition of life for her strength of character. Pious and practical, she instilled into her children high principles of Christian integrity. Mrs. Dudley was twice married. Her second husband, Abram F. Dudley, was a nephew of Thomas P. Dudley, the noted Baptist preacher, of Lexington, Kentucky. Mrs. Dudley has been a member of the church of this faith since 1839. 

All her life, but especially in her widowhood, she has manifested great zeal for quilt making and in this work she possessed rare ability. Early in the fifties, shc conceived the idea of an autograph quilt. She worked with great ardor for months in securing the names of noted men, many of whom accompanied their autographs with beautiful sentiments, mottoes, etc. The quilt was of white linen, the autographs being in indelible ink and in the center was embroidered a huge horn of plenty from which emerged fruit and flowers of every description. This beautiful piece of workmanship was known far and wide through Kentucky and became an historical quilt. It was finally destroyed by fire while on exhibition at a fair in Kansas City, Missouri. 

In 1903, Mrs. Dudley became a member of the St. Louis Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, of which she is an honored "Real Daughter." Through the efforts of this society she draws a pension. 

Now in her eighty-ninth year, she is in possession of her faculties to a remarkable degree. She lives with a great-niece, Mrs. Harriet Frost Bean, in Kansas City, Missouri, where in the evening of her life, she is pleased to meet her many friends. 

The following information is taken from a document sent to Mrs. Ruth Birch by Mr. Nelson Reed of St. Louis, Missouri. 

Plattsburg, Missouri, May 12, 1902 

I, James H. Birch, in support of the application of my Aunt, Mrs. Mary M. Birch Dudley, to be enrolled as one of the surviving daughter of a Revolutionary Sailor, do state that I am the grandson of Thomas Erskine Birch, the Sailor, and son of the late Judge James H. Birch, of Missouri, and am over seventy years of age. 

Of course any statements are traditionary, having received them from my father and my Uncle Daniel Miller, who know the facts better than my father, for he had associated with the Rev. Thomas E. Birch, from the time he married his sister, my grandmother, in 1803, until he died in 1821, and he heard him detail his experiences while in the Navy, some of them of such a character as to impress them very vividly on my mind to-wit: 

A Lieutenant on duty came on deck and calling to a sailor said: 'Extinguish that nocturnal luminary.' The sailor did not understand such language and did not move to obey, which greatly enraged the Lieutenant, when Ensign Birch, who crossed the ocean twice, over from St. Christopher Island to England, where he was educated and thence across to the Colonies, spoke up and said: 'Let me have it done' and followed up by saying, 'Jack, douse the glim." Many other facts I gathered from him about his wounds, etc., from which he died, cancer finally setting in. 

It was a matter of family pride that our ancestor had helped to establish the government of the United States and my father impressed the fact on me, as a family matter, more particularly in the following interview. 

During the winter of 1861 when the Southern States were passing ordinances of succession, my father came into the library and said: 'My son, I have a statement to make to you and get a pledge from you. In 1821 your grandfather, Thomas Erskine Birch, when Iying on his death bed, sent for me. I was then entering my nineteenth year. After requesting me to take a seat close to him, he said: 'My son, I am near my death and before I died I want to tell you something and then get your promise to do as I tell you, then I will give you my blessing and die contented.' 

My son, I was educated in England and took my orders afterward in the old English Church, but instead of going back to my home, I came to the United States at the commencement of the war of the Revolution. Reaching Virginia, I pulled off my gown and put on the uniform of an Ensign and entered the Virginia Navy. While in the Service I was wounded in the groin. From that wound I am now dying, and my days or even hours, are short. 

I desire to call your attention to the great cloud of discussion that is now spreading over the country. Raising himself as it were for a last great effort, with his eyes burning with excitement, he placed his hand on my head and said, 'I helped to establish this government and have christened it with my blood. I see in this movement the hand of Great Britain. I know the English people well for I spent six years there in school and I know the selfishness of the English politics and English statesmen. They have long since seen that on this continent is to grow the only nation that can ever rival Great Britain and they are ready to do anything necessary to destroy this Government and the best way is to divide it, and the Slavery question will be the great weapon in her hands, fermenting antipathy to it in the North and resistance in the South. This cloud will blow over, but it will return and continue to return until war will be the result and with war the result and England's help cannot be foreseen. Here is to be the final climax of political existence among men, but this danger must be avoided, if not avoided, must be met. 

And now I want you to pledge me, for yourself and for your children, that you will never under any circumstances nor for any reason, consent to the dissolution of the Union. 

I gave your grandfather my promise and received his blessing. The task was too great for him and he fell back, calling for his wife, expired in her arms. Now my son, war is to be the inequitable result of the prevalent political excitement. I have come to you to tell you of the pledge I made to your grandfather for myself and my children and ask you to join me in carrying out that pledge. I gave him the promise and with my only brother, went into the Army. The brother and father lie side by side in the cemetery, and I am left to tell this short story, to aid an Aunt to be enrolled among the few daughters left on earth. 

Judge Birch was a strong Southern man and his children had been so educated. They were among the largest slave holding families in Northwest Missouri but obedience to our own consciences as well as the pledge made in our names, we faithfully assisted Judge Birch in his efforts in the Gamble Convention & in the (?) field to carry out the wishes of our Revolutionary ancestor. 

Many men were astonished that Judge Birch and his sons were union men, not knowing that it was the result of the blood of an Ancestor shed during the Revolutionary war in upholding the flag of Washington. 

James H. Birch 

I went to Richmond to get Ensign Birch's record but found that the records had been burned in the great fire of 1811 and consequently I have never applied for admission to the Sons of the Revolution. 

Mary Magdalene BIRCH. Born February 14, 1818 in Cynthiana, Kentucky and died May 21, 1909, in Plattsburg, Clinton County, Missouri. She married (1) Joseph Shawhan September 29, 1835 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. He was born in September 1802 in Bourbon County, Kentucky and died during the gold rush mining along the American River in E1 Dorado County, California in 1850. He was the son of John Shawhan, who was born October 23, 1771, in Hampshire County, Virginia and died in 1845 in Bourbon County, Kentucky and Margaret "Peggy" McCune, who was born October 24, 1793. She married (2) in 187O, Abraham Ferguson Dudley, who was born in 1808 in Kentucky and died inl875 in Missouri. She had issue with her first husband. She was the first family member of the Birch family to join the DAR. # 40455, Plattsburg. Missouri. 1902. [36] 

A Daughter of the Revolution

Mrs. Mary Birch Shawhan Dudley, one of the three daughters of a Revolutionary soldier, died on last Friday, at the home of her niece, Mrs. Turney, in Kansas City, in tho 90th year of her earthly life. 

      Mrs. Dudley was the daughter of Thomas Erskine Birch, who was an Episcopal minister, located in Richmond, Virginia. When the Revolutionary War began, he laid aside his gown and put on the uniform of an Ensign and entered the Virginia navy under John Paul Jones. 

During one of the fiercest engagements he was wounded in the groin and thus disabled from further service. After the war he moved to Kentucky and established Washington College in Mason County, where among other distinguished men he educated Col. Alexender W. Doniphan. 

Mrs. Dudley was a most remarkable woman, both physically and mentally. Her mother being a member of the Regular Baptist church, she accepted her religion, and was baptized by Kentucky's most celebrated divine, Thomas Dudley, whose nephew she afterwards married. 

She exemplified her faith in the grace of God as taught by her church during her whole life, and died with the conscious belief that she was one of the chosen children of his Mercy. 

Mrs. Dudley was well known to all the older citizens of our county having passed many years in Plattsburg with her son, John E. Shawhan, who, before and after the war was a leading merchant in Plattsburg. 

She was the 1st of her father's family. Her sisters, Mrs. Turney, Basset, McClintock and Dunham and her Brothers, James H., Weston F. and Thomas E. Birch had all preceded her. 

For many years she was a cripple, and could only walk on crutches, but she bore her misfortune and suffering with a resignation which drew its strength from her faith in the mercy of her Creator, and with His name on her lips she passed from earth into his presence, where, her friends firmly believe, she was received and crowned as a reward for her Christian character and irreproachable life. 

Her remains were brought here Sunday morning and ruing a short rest at the home of her nephew, Robert Frost, the Rev. Standiford delivered a short, but impressive address from the text, "If a man die shall he live again?". From thence she was taken to the old cemetery and buried beside her husband and only son, amid the presence of many loving friends who had bid her a last adieu. [Copied by Dr. Bernerd O'Neil from the Plattsburg Missouri Newspaper, dated May, 1909.] 

They had the following children:

20. William "Billy" McCune SHAWHAN. Born on October 2, 1803 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. William "Billy" McCune died in Sidney, Illinois on May 2, 1875; he was 71. 

Soon after his second marriage, Billy set his slaves free and moved from Kentucky to Rush Co., Indiana where he became a prominent farmer. However, he was so upset at the accidental death of his son, John, after a fall from a tree, that he ceased farming and moved into town, gradually disposing of his land holdings and then eventually located in Pike Co., IN. He subsequently left Indiana and went to Champaign, Illinois, taking his entire family and securing farms for them. 

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Deed Bk. 47, pp. 197-198 

On October 15, 1825 when William "Billy" McCune was 22, he first married Rhoda "Rhody" REDMON, daughter of Thomas REDMON (<1775-1824) & Nancy FLOWER (ca1775-), in Harrison County, Kentucky. Born about 1806 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Rhoda "Rhody" died in Harrison County, Kentucky in 1834; she was 28. 
 
 

Notes for RHODA REDMON: [37]

William Shawhan and Rody Redmon, bond 15 Oct 1825, surety Robert Rankin. Consent of Nancy Redmon for the marriage of "my daughter Rody," witness Robert Rankin. Date of marriage not recorded. Harrison Co Marriage Bonds 

Marriage in Paris Kentuckian-Citizen, March 28, 1944. 

They had the following children:

On October 31, 1839 when William "Billy" McCune was 36, he second married Nancy REDMON, daughter of Thomas REDMON (<1775-1824) & Nancy FLOWER (ca1775-), in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Born on October 1, 1810 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Nancy died in Champaign County, Illinois on December 12, 1893; she was 83. 

They had the following children:

21. Susan SHAWHAN. Born in March 1806 in Kentucky. [30] 

Susan married Frances Or Aaron ALLISON. Born in 1799. Frances Or Aaron died before 1850; he was 51. 

They had the following children:

22. John Laughlin SHAWHAN. Born on April 15, 1808. John Laughlin died on December 30, 1868; he was 60. 

On August 16, 1829 when John Laughlin was 21, he first married America MANN, daughter of Mr.  MANN (-<1829) & Polly. Born in 1808. America died in 1840; she was 32. 

They had six children, all but one son (John Henry [6] Shawhan) died before their mother.  {Madson, p. 25}

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America Mann to John Shawhan Marriage Consent 

To the Clk of the Bourbon Cty Court

Sir this is to certify to you that I am intirely [sic] satisfied that my Daughter America Mann may be joined with John Shawhan in the Bonds of Matrimoney [sic] and I wish you to grant him the Licence [sic] for the same as tho I was present my self and __ this shall keep you indemnified forever as I am a widdow and cannot convenently come my self your complience will much oblige me. 

Polly {her mark} Mann

August the 12th 1829

Witness present

John Shawhan Sr

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John Shawhan/America Mann Marriage Bond 

Know all men by these presents that we John Shawhan & Jno Shawhan Senior are held and firmly bound unto the Commonwealth of Kentucky in the just and full sum of fifty pounds current money for the payment of which to said commonwealth we and each of us bind ourselves our heirs executors and administrators jointly and severally firmly by these presents sealed with our seals and dated this 12 day of Augt 1829 The Condition of the above obligation is such that whereas John Shawhan hath this day obtained a license to marry America Mann of Bourbon County.  Now if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage then the above obligation shall be void else remain in full force. 

John Shawhan {Seal}

John Shawhan Sr {Seal} 

Att

Jo Y? Mills 

They had one child:

On April 22, 1841 when John Laughlin was 33, he second married Elizabeth "Betsey" REDMON, daughter of Charles REDMON (1779-1851) & Mary RYBOLT (1785-1856). Born on November 22, 1819 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Elizabeth "Betsey" died on April 16, 1906; she was 86. 
 
 

Will of Elizabeth Redmon Shawhan:

Harrison County Will Book M, pp. 270-271

Know all men by these presents. That I Elizabeth Shawhan of the town of Cynthiana County of Harrison State of Kentucky, being in good health and sound and disposing mind and memory do make publish and proclaim this my last will and testament, hereby revoking all former wills by me at anytime heretofrom made.

And as to my worldly estate and all the property, real, personal or mixed of which I shall (illegible) or to which I shall be entitled at the time of my deceased, I devise, bequeth and dispose thereof in the manner following, towit: 

First, my will is that all my just debts and funeral expenses shall be paid out of my estate as soon after my decease as shall be convenient by my herein after named executor Jas. L. Shawhan.  If there shall be any surplus of personal property after paying aforesaid debts and expnses each and all of my children or their personal or several descendants are to share it equally.  One share to each of my children or to the issue of each of my children.  The fifty two and one half acre of land lying west of Cynthiana on or near the Leesburg Pike the title for which I hold in (illegible) simple and is my undivided estate, I give devise and bequeath to my belved children or to their bodily heirs, with the conditions herein after stated. 

To Mary Megibben. One share. To each of the two children of my son Dan B. Shawhan, one share; that is, one share to Bradley Shawhan, and one share to Bessie the sister of Bradley.  But to my son Dan B. Shawhan is to have for his personal use all the profits income or advantage that may result from thes two share devised, to his children and this income profit or advantage is never to be subjected by law to any payment of any debt of said Dan: whether the debt is made before or after his receiving said profit. To Bettie Kellar one share. To Joseph Shawhan, one share. To  Sam'l Robinson, one share to be held by Jas. L. Shawhan in trust for Samuel R. until said Samuel becomes of age. If Sam'l Robinson dies before arriving at 21 years of age, this share is to be divided equally among my surviving heirs or bodily heirs. To Annie T. Whaley, one share. To William Shawhan, one share. 

To Jas. L. Shawhan, one share. To my grandchildren John Hutsell and to his sister Ada Hutsell each one half share that is together one share. This last share is left in trust of Jas. L. Shawhan untill the elder of the children arrives at the age of 21 years when Jas. L. Shawhan is to pay over to each of said children as each becomes of age the amount due from this bequest. 

The land herein before devised may be sold and the proceeds of the sale to be divided on the same conditions and limitations as I have herein before given for the land by shares. All the aforesaid shares are to be share and share alike and equal. Where no conditions or limitations are put on the landed share none are devised on the money, should the land be exchanged for money. But where conditions are directed on land share the same conditions are to attach to the money value. 

Fourth. Should either of the Hutsell grandchildren die without children the surviving one is to heir the full 1/2 one half share. Should both de without children the one share herein before bequeathed to them is to revert to my children or their bodily representations and to be divided equally according to the number of my children.

If a majority of children shall think it best to sell the land as a whole and divide the money as herein before directed as to the land. 

I hereby nominate my son Jas. L. Shawhan as my executor to carry out the conditions of this will and name him as trustee for the share of Sam'l Robinson and the share for the two (2) Hutsell children.  The said trustee will pay over annually to Sam'l Robinson on the profits from his same share. I testimony whereof I said Betsy have to this my last will and testament subscribed my nam and affixed my seal this 13th day of March A.D. 1891 

Elizabeth Shawhan 

Signed, sealed, published, and declared by said Betsy Shawhan as and for her last will and testament in the presnce of us: who at her request and in the presence of each other have subscribed our names witness. Day and date herein before written

N. F. Smith (seal)

Elizabeth Redmon (seal) 

They had the following children:

 

Fourth Generation

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Family of William READING (7) & Margaret Bell SHAWHAN (16) 
 

23. Margaret Ann READING. Born on February 7, 1817 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Margaret Ann died in Pike County, MO on September 8, 1876; she was 59. Buried in Mt. Pisgah Church Graveyard near Downing farm, Pike County, Missouri. 

On March 26, 1835 when Margaret Ann was 18, she married William Casey DOWNING, son of James DOWNING (1793-1843) & Martha CASEY (1795-), in Pike County, Missouri, the Rev. J. W. Campbell, officiating. Born on December 11, 1812 in Kentucky. William Casey died in Bowling Green, Missouri on February 23, 1894; he was 81. 

William was Margaret's teacher in Pike Co., Mo. {NDN, p. 44} 

William Casey Downing was educated at Jacksonville, Illinois (college); was a Lecturer for "the Grange," Public Administrator, Pike Co., MO, 1856/58; farmer and large cattle raiser.  {NDN, p. 44} 

He owned a 1000 acres of land; was a Ruling Elder in the Cumberland Presbyterian Church for 45 years. {NDN, p. 44} 

On September 1, 1835, William Reading and Margaret his wife, "for and in consideration of the natural love and affection we have for our son-in-law William C. Downing" convey to him 80 a. of land, the same land patented to William Reading June 1, 1829.  (Pike Co. Mo. D.B. E/69).  On March 19, 1861, William Reading deeded to his daughter, Margaret Ann Downing 564 acres of land "as part of her disposition share in my estate on a final settlement of same."  (Pike Co. Mo. DB W/495)  {NDN, pp. 44-45} 

They had the following children:

24. Rebecca READING. Born on March 8, 1819. [38] 

On August 25, 1836 when Rebecca was 17, she married Thomas R. WILSON, in Pike County, MO. 

They had the following children:

25. John Shannon READING. Born on February 18, 1821. [39] John Shannon died on December 31, 1899; he was 78. 

On October 28, 1841 when John Shannon was 20, he married Mahala Ann NALLEY, daughter of Hezekiah NALLEY & Susannah. Born on May 10, 1820. Mahala Ann died on October 22, 1903; she was 83. 

They had the following children:

26. Nancy READING. Born on December 16, 1822 in Pike County, Missouri. 

Nancy first married William Davis BIGGS. 

They had the following children:

On November 1, 1846 when Nancy was 23, she second married B. Franklin DOWNING, son of James DOWNING (1793-1843) & Martha CASEY (1795-). Born on November 9, 1824. B. Franklin died on February 15, 1902; he was 77. 

They had the following children:

27. Elizabeth READING. Born on April 16, 1825 in Pike County, Missouri. Elizabeth died in 1910; she was 84. 

On May 10, 1841 when Elizabeth was 16, she married Heber Whittington ADAMS. Born in 1816. Heber Whittington died in 1905; he was 89. 

They had the following children:

28. William "Billie" READING Jr. Born on June 19, 1829. [40] William "Billie" died on February 2, 1920; he was 90. 

William Reading, Jr., farmer and stock-raiser, post-office Curryville, is the second son of William and Margaret Reading. He was born in Pike County, Missouri, June 19, 1829. His youth was spent in assisting his father on the farm and attending school. He was married November 7, 1850, to Miss Martha S. Conn, a native of Ralls county, Missouri. When he was twenty-one years of age his father gave him 240 acres of unimproved land in Spencer township, which, by strict attention to his farming pursuits and good management, he has converted into one of the best farms in the county. As his means would permit, he purchased more land until he has an estate of 760 acres. He has a beautiful residence on Spencer Creek, two miles north of Curryville, built in 1870, being a large two-story frame building, surrounded oil two sides by fine oak groves, and in front he has a large lawn ornamented with beautiful shade trees and shrubbery. Mr. Reading is one of the most enterprising men in the community, and contributes liberally to all enterprises for the public good. He has been a member of the school board for many years. He and his wife are members of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church, and be is a member of the A. F. & A. M., Pike Lodge No. 399. They are the parents of seven children, five of whom are living: John S., Margaret B., Nancy, George Ward, and May E. 

On November 8, 1850 when William "Billie" was 21, he married Martha Susan CONN. Born on June 14, 1830. Martha Susan died in Curryville, Pike County, Missouri on June 29, 1932; she was 102. 

They had the following children:

29. Jay READING. Born on July 5, 1837. 

On April 12, 1866 when Jay was 28, he married Mary F. WILSON. 

They had the following children:

30. Lafayette READING. Born on September 18, 1842. 

Lafayette Reading, farmer and stock-raiser, Buffalo township, post office Louisiana, youngest son of William and Margaret Reading, born September 18, 1842, in Pike county. He was here reared and educated. His youth was spent in assisting on his father's farm and attending school, living with the family until his father retired from business, when he took the homestead where lie has since lived. It consists of 828 acres of good land under a high state of cultivation. He was married November 12, 1865, to Miss Madora A. Smith of Pike county. By this union there were seven children, six now living: Lucy, William M., Ida J., Martha M., Charley L., Ollie E., and Mary. Mr. Reading is a member of the Cumberland Presbyterian Church. His wife is a member of the Baptist Church. He is a member of the A. F. & A. M. 

On November 12, 1865 when Lafayette was 23, he first married Medora SMITH. Medora died on August 10, 1890. 

Lafayette second married Mary A. "Mollie" McMILLEN. 

They had the following children:

Family of John READING (8) & Sarah D. MAXWELL 
 

31. Elizabeth P. READING. Born in 1824. Elizabeth P. died in 1897; she was 73. 

In 1842 when Elizabeth P. was 18, she married Daniel CREASEY. Born in 1816. Daniel died in 1884; he was 68. 

They had the following children:

Family of Thomas Elie (Ellis) READING (9) & Elizabeth BEAUCHAMP 
 

32. Julia READING. Born in 1838. Julia died in 1866; she was 28. 

In 1858 when Julia was 20, she married John W. BEAUCHAMP. Born in 1831. John W. died in 1896; he was 65. 

They had one child:

Family of Elizabeth McCUNE (10) & William BIGGS 
 

33. Margaret Brewer BIGGS. Born in 1828. Margaret Brewer died in 1904; she was 76. 

In 1844 when Margaret Brewer was 16, she married John Eastin SHANNON. Born in 1821. John Eastin died in 1903; he was 82. 

They had one child:

34. George K. BIGGS. Born in 1812. George K. died in 1895; he was 83. 

In 1834 when George K. was 22, he married Margarite JACKSON. Margarite died in 1840. 

They had one child:

35. John Davis BIGGS. Born in 1811. John Davis died in 1889; he was 78. 

In 1837 when John Davis was 26, he married Harriet BENTLEY. Born in 1820. Harriet died in 1875; she was 55. 

They had one child:

Family of Nancy McCUNE (11) & Capt. Joseph HOLIDAY 
 

36. John James HOLIDAY. Born on July 23, 1819 in Pike County, Missouri. John James died in St. Louis, Missouri on September 18, 1881; he was 62. 

On May 9, 1843 when John James was 23, he married Lucretia Green FOREE, in Randolph County, Missouri. Born on September 2, 1822. 

They had one child:

37. Mary Sloan HOLIDAY. Born in 1823. 

Mary Sloan married Daniel ATTERBURY. 

They had one child:

Family of William L. McCUNE (12) & Jane GUY 
 

38. John McCUNE. Born on April 18, 1827 in Spencerburg, Missouri. John died in Pike County, Missouri in December 1888; he was 61. 

On February 5, 1850 when John was 22, he married Louisa TAPLEY. 

They had one child:

Family of Henry Ewalt McCUNE (13) & Barbara S. RICE 
 

39. Ruth Ann McCUNE. Born on March 11, 1853 in Pike County, Missouri. Ruth Ann died in Willows, California on April 17, 1924; she was 71. 

On October 21, 1873 when Ruth Ann was 20, she married Peter Richard GARNETT. Born on February 14, 1841 in Rallo County, Missouri. Peter Richard died in Willows, California on March 21, 1911; he was 70. 

They had one child:

Family of Joseph D. McCUNE (14) & Mary Catherine SISSON 
 

40. Mary Rebecca McCUNE. Born on October 26, 1851 in McCune's Station, Pike County, MO. Mary Rebecca died in Bowling Green, Missouri on April 7, 1920; she was 68. 

On June 29, 1876 when Mary Rebecca was 24, she married John FERRELL, in McCune's Station, Pike County, MO. Born on August 1, 1848 in County Cork, Ireland. John died in Bowling Green, Missouri on December 27, 1892; he was 44. 

They had one child:

Family of Nancy SHAWHAN (17) & Nicholas SMITH Jr. 
 

41. Katharine "Kittie Ann" SMITH. Born in 1816. Katharine "Kittie Ann" died before December 6, 1886; she was 70. 

Will information:

Index: 3952

Will Bk. T, Will 98 (pp. 98-101), Inv. C., 252

Ords. W. Will 261, Admin. Appr 292, Inv. 303

Estates Settled 204 

Inv. 303 reads:  An inventory of the personal estate of Catherine Batterton, deceased, was this day returned and filed, examined and appraised, and ordered to record. 

Katherine Batterton will: [41]

I Katherine Batterton of Bourbon County, Kentucky, being of sound and disposing mind and memory but feeble in body and knowing the uncertainty of life and the certainty of death, do make and publish this my last will and testament, 

First:  I give and devise to my daughter Josie Seevers and her children jointly with her the use and benefit for the period of five years after my death of my home farm of about forty-nine acres being the same upon which I now reside and lying on Stoner Creek in Bourbon County, Kentucky, near Shawhan Station and adjoining J. T. Tate, H. Tate, T. E. Moore and Margaret Pugh. 

Second.  I give and devise to my son Wallace Batterton jointly with his wife and children the use and benefit for the period of five years after my death of the tract of about twenty acres of land (in?) Shawhan, Ky., and adjoining Mrs. Pugh & others. 

Third.  At the expiration of the first five years after my death, I will and direct that my estate shall be divided equally between my children James H. Batterton, Wallace Batterton, and Josie Seevers, but no charge as advancements or in any other manner shall be made against my daughter Josie Seevers and her children or Wallace Batterton & his wife and children or any other of them because of the use and occupancy by them of the land for the five years as herein provided.  If my said children desire to do so they may divide the land herein devised to them or they may sell it and divide the proceeds, but if sold the share of each one in the proceeds is to be reinvested in real estate and the share of my son Wallace H. Batterton is to be held by him when reinstated jointly with his wife and children, and the share of my son James H. Batterton is to be held by him jointly with his child or children and my daughter Josie Seevers is to hold herein like manners, jointly with her children.  It is my desire and I will and direct that all the personal property owned by me at my death, shall be divided as soon thereafter as practicable between my said children equally.  It is also my desire and I will and direct that no part of the property devised and bequethed by this will or that possess there under in any manner shall be taken for any debt or debts which have been already incurred or which may be incurred hereafter by my said children or for any liability whatever which has been or which may be incurred by them, and in the event any proceedings shall be instituted for the purpose of subjecting the interest of any of my said children in any of the real or personal property which they are entitled to receive or which is intended to be possessed to them by this will, immediately upon the institution of such action or proceedings or any attempt by way of any attachment or execution or otherwise to subject said property to the payment of any such debt or liability of any of my said children, then the interest of each child which is sought to be taken or subjected as heretofore indicated shall immediately pass to and vest in nthe bodily heirs of said child. 

Fourth, in the event event (sic) of the dath of my son Wallace Batterton and his son Frank Batterton without heirs of the body, then Elsey Batterton the wife of my son Wallace is to have the use of one half of the real estate devised by this will to my said son Wallace as long as she remains his widow, and in the event of the death of my son James H. Batterton without leaving heirs of his body surviving him, prior to the death of my said Josie Seevers, then the real estate haveing (sic) devised to him shall pass to and vest in her and the heirs of her body and in like manner in the event of the death of my son Wallace without leaving heirs of his body prior to the death of said Josie the portion of my estate bequethed to him shall pass to and rest in her subject to the half interest of Elsey Batterton.  I hereby revoke all former wills made by me.  Given under my hand this day of Feby 1885 and it is my will that my daughter Josie and my son Wallace shall pay the taxes for five years on said land I have givem them the use of for five years after my death. 

Feby 3rd 1885.                            Katherine A. Batterton 

The foregoing instrument of writing was this day subscribed and acknowledged by Mrs. Katherine Batterton in our presence & the presence of each of us to be her last will and testament and we hereby subscribe our names in her presence. 

Attest,

T. E. Moore

J. T. Tate 

Bourbon Co. Court, Dec. Term, Dec. 6th, 1886

This instrument of writing purporting to be the last will and testament of Katherine Batterton deceased was this day produced and proven in open court by the oath of T. E. Moore and J. T. Tate attesting witnesses thereto: whereupon it is ordered that the same be and is hereby allowed and established as the last will and testament of said Katherine Batterton and as such ordered to record.  Witness Wm. Wyall Clerk of said Court the date above. 

(Signed) Wm Wyall Clerk 

On May 15, 1834 when Katharine "Kittie Ann" was 18, she married Elias BATTERTON, son of Benjamin BATTERTON (1767-1833) & Susannah GUTHRIE (1767-1852). Born on November 6, 1808 in Paris, Bourbon County, Kentucky. [42] Elias died before 1870; he was 61. 

They had the following children:

42. John Shawhan SMITH. Born on November 25, 1820 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. John Shawhan died in Pike County, Missouri on February 16, 1885; he was 64. Buried in Wright Cemetery, Hartford Township. 

SARAH DUNCAN-Will-Will Bk. P. p. 713-To granddaughter, Sally Duncan; daughter, Matilda Duncan and her son, William Duncan. Written September 23, 1857-recorded November 2, 1857. Executor, grandson, William Duncan. Wts.: Wm. David, Charles Rush.[1] 

Sarah Duncan from John Smith and wife, Malvina, of Bourbon county, Ky. -Deed-Bk. 48, p. 392, October 26, 1855-Tract located on Licking in Bourbon county, Ky. 

Sarah Duncan to John Smith of Bourbon county, Ky.-Deed Bk. 49, 575, October 26, 1855-Tract located on Stoner in Bourbon county, Ky. 

[1] Vital Statistics, Kentucky Historical Society, year 1857, states Sarah Duncan died 1857, Bourbon county, Ky., aged 67, born in Delaware.

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A John D. Smith, born 1820, Bourbon County, Kentucky., is listed in "Some 'Oldtimers' of Hartford Township," in "Missouri Pioneers of Pike County," InfoTech Publications, P.O. Box 86, Bowling Green, MO  63334, p. 82.  NOTE:  This is the same as our John Shawhan Smith.  The reference to "John D. Smith" comes from the biography presented in The History of Pike County, Missouri (below).--REF 

"Shawhan-Shaughen Genealogy" mentions that "John Smith married in Mo., nothing known of him." (p. 36) 

John D. Smith, [43] farmer and stock raiser, was born in Bourbon Co, Kentucky, November 25, 1820, where he was reared and educated.  After leaving school he engaged in farming continuing until 1846, when he went with D.P. Stickney's circus, remaining in the business about five years.  He then returned to his birthplace where he remained until 1855 then came to Missouri locating in Clay County where he commenced farming and continuing the same until 1861, when he went to Lewis County, Missouri, remaining there until 1866.  He then came to Pike County, where he has since resided, following farming and stock-raising, owning a fine farm of 240 acres.  He has a good residence, finely located, surrounded by timber.  He has one of the finest stock farms in the county, selling about thirty head of cattle per year.  Mr. Smith has a good knowledge of business, and is much esteemed for his fair and honorable dealings. He was married in Kentucky, December 10, 1852,  to Miss Melvina Hinkson, daughter of Humphrey and Nancy Hinkson.  By this union they had five children: Nancy, John T., Margaret M., Emma R. And Nicholas.  His wife died November 26, 1864.  He was married the second time to Miss Mary M. Davis of Pike county, January 14, 1872.  By this union they have two children Charley T. And Mary E. 

1870 MO Pike Co. 176 17 Aug 1870 Tnshp of Bowling Grn. Mo

DWG 166 FAM 166

Smith, John S. (49) M Farmer 3000/1600 b. KY

           John T. (17) M b 1853  b KY

           Maggie M (13) F b. 1857 b MO

           Emma R. (7) F b. 1863 b MO

Reading, Nancy (70) F Keeping Hse  b. KY 

1880 Pike County, Missouri Soundex

Smith, John S. (M) (59) b. KY  b. 1821

Mary M. (W) (38) b. Ky. b. 1842

Nicholas H. (S) (16) b. MO  b. 1864

Charlie T. (S) (3) b. MO  b. 1877

Wright, Chas. B. (SIL) (29) b. KY  b. 1851

Wright, Emma R. (D) (19) b. MO b. 1861 

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HARTFORD TOWNSHIP

Hartford Township, at the southwestern end of Pike County, is bounded by Indian and Ashley townships on the north, Lincoln County on the east, Montgomery and Lincoln Counties on the south, and Audrain County on the west.  

In the early 1800's, the area abounded in both woodland and prairie, and therefore was attractive to early settlers who needed both for their dwellings and the pursuit of agriculture, Indian Creek, running through the township, empties into the Cuivre River, and it abounds in springs, the best known of which is Moore Spring, two miles south of the town of New Hartford. 

The township had a few settlers as early as 1819, among which was the Mastin Moore family whose descendants still live in New Hartford 160 years later. Most of these settlers came from Virginia and Kentucky. John Keith, who arrived in the 1820's, was perhaps the first settler in what would become the town of New Hartford. 

The township suffered from inaccessibility in its early history due to the lack of ground roads or rail service. The first gravel road in the township was built from Ashley to New Hartford in the early 1900's. Electricity came to the township in 1935, principally through the efforts of a resident, Mrs. Lyss Moore. Electricity was 32 years behind the telephone in Hartford Township, as the first telephone was introduced at New Hartford in 1903. 

Hartford township even had its own amusement park. In 1911, William D. Motley cleared some of his property for this purpose. The amusement park was located south of New Hartford on the west bank of Indian Creek near the bridge. An ice house was constructed at the site to supply the needs of the community through the summer months; and cold soft drinks, lemonade, cigars and candy were available to the residents and tourists who would reportedly spend hours there playing croquet and pitching horse shoes. The amusement park was described as "an ideal place for school picnics, family reunions, and for gypsies to camp"! 

Grain mills were a common sight in the Hartford township of the 19th Century, and there were horse-powered mills, as well as those powered by the water from Indian Creek. There was also one steam mill, operated by Wesley Cole and his son, Frank. Northeast of New Hartford was a sawing and grinding mill operated by Enoch Martin and later another mill owned by Dr. Kerr. In 1980 all of these mills have vanished. 

The only two towns within Hartford township are Gazette and New Hartford. 

Gazette

Gazette, a small settlement in northwestern Hartford township, once had a post office, telephone office, general store, blacksmith, a few churches and rural schools. Mrs. Charley (Carrie) Moore, who lived in this area for over 65 years, remembers Gazette: "a wonderful place to trade. The store carried most anything a farmer needed from eggs to all kinds of poultry, cream and feathers." Mrs. Moore recalls when Gazette had a rural mail route and one star route from Vandalia, Missouri, and the mail carriers traveled in two-wheel carts, as all of the roads were dirt. Mrs. Moore attended the Rudd school and remembers walking to school. The teacher arrived early to start the wood stove burning. All eight grades were together, and the one teacher often had as many as 30 students. The old Trower school, which is also in this area, later became the building for the Gazette Baptist Church. While the churches still stand, the other facilities, which once made up the town of Gazette, have long since ceased functioning. 

New Hartford

New Hartford, the larger town in Hartford township, is located along Indian Creek. Although the area where New Hartford stands was first settled in 1819 or 1820, the town did not receive its name until it was divided into plots in 1871 by Judge A. J. Davis. Prior to that time, the small settlement was known as the Paxton Store crossroads. New Hartford received its name from the township of which it is a part. 

New Hartford has been since its beginning, and remains in 1981, primarily an agricultural area. John Parsons from Virginia, the first carpenter who came to New Hartford, arrived in 1830. Soon blacksmith shops and machine shops were established there, and New Hartford became a center of commerce and trade. Lodge buildings, churches and a school were constructed and a post office was established for the village of New Hartford on April 8, 1867. There was even a hotel in town. New Hartford was kept from blossoming, however, by the poor road system leading to major markets and the lack of rail service in the township through the 1800's. In the 1980's New Hartford consists of a grocery, a post office, a community hall, the New Hartford Baptist Church and some 30 inhabitants. The early schoolhouse built in 1820 is long since gone, and the rural school most recently used is now a residence with the school children from Hartford being bussed to Bowling Green for their education. 

On December 9, 1850 when John Shawhan was 30, he first married Melvina (Malvina) HINKSON, daughter of Humphrey HINKSON (ca1805-) & Nancy RAVENSCRAFT (1792-), in Harrison County, Kentucky. [44] Born on October 9, 1830 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Melvina (Malvina) died in Lewis County, Missouri on November 26, 1863; she was 33. Buried in Sharpe-Hinkson Cemetery, Lewis County, Missouri. 

The Western Citizen, Friday, December 9, 1850:  Marriages--On Tuesday evening last by Elder G. B. Moore, John Smith of this county to Miss Malvina Hinkson of Harrison County. 

They had the following children:

On January 14, 1872 when John Shawhan was 51, he second married Mary M. TAUL [46], daughter of Micah TAUL (1808-1887). Born on August 28, 1841 in Missouri. Mary M. died in Pike County, Missouri on March 21, 1899; she was 57. Buried in Wright Cemetery, Hartford Township. 

They had the following children:

43. Nicholas SMITH III. Born on July 1, 1823 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. [30] Nicholas died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on November 9, 1855; he was 32. [47] Buried in Smith Family Burial Ground, Shawhan, Kentucky. [48] 

On December 5, 1844 when Nicholas was 21, he married Amanda M. ALLISON (59) , daughter of Frances Or Aaron ALLISON (1799-<1850) & Susan SHAWHAN (21) (1806-). Born in 1824. [30] Amanda M. died in Harrison County, Kentucky circa 1905; she was 81. 

Deed Bk. 75, pp. 140-141--Sale of property to Tom Doolin.

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Marriage Contract between Amanda Smith and Richard J. Wisdom, Oct. 28, 1858:

This antinuptual agreement made and entered into this 28th day of Oct. 1858 Between Richard J. Wisdom of the one part and Amanda M. Smith of the other part, both of the State of Kentucky witnesseth:

That whereas said parties contemplate having the rites of matrimony solemnized between them in a few days unless some providential hinderance shall intervene.  They have therefore made this agreement with respect to all of the property now owned or that may hereafter be be acquired or devised, whether real personal or ________to or by the said Amanda M. Smith the said Richard doth hereby Covenant with said Amanda by reason of the foregoing premises that she shall have and retain in herself all her right title and interest in the property that is now her own, or hereafter to be acquired and use of control the same after marriage as if she was a ______sole.  And the said Richard further Covenants that if he should by the request of said Amanda sell or dispose of the property of said Amanda after marriage he binds himself to purchase other property in her name therewith and have the title confirmed to the said Amanda in as ample manner as she now holds it, or as she may prefer hold the money in trust for her sole use and benefit, and the said Richard further Covenants that the said Amanda shall have the right to dispose of the property by will sale or in any other manner she may see proper.  This contract being made to secure the said Amanda in the ownership interest and profits of her own property independent of any rights that may be acquired or vested by (law?) in said Richard by reason of their contemplated marriage.  In witness whereof the said parties have hereto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

Attest:  Susan Allison, H. C. Ewalt

R. J. Wisdom (seal)

Amanda M. Smith (seal) 

The parties to the foregoing agreement having failed to appoint a trustee therein.  It is now agreed by and between them that the property therein described and all other property owned by said Amanda or which she may hereafter acquire and the rents and profits and issues thereof shall be held by Daniel Shawhan, Jr., to and for the sole and separate use of the said Amanda according to the true intent and meaning of said agreement, and for that purpose he is hereby vested with the legal title hereto. 

Nevertheless the said Amanda shall have the use control and management of all of said property, and it's proceeds rents and profits, and said Trustee shall not be liable therefor.  The intention of the parties being simply to preserve to the said Amanda said property as if she was a feine sole. 

Witness the hands of said parties this 30th day of March 1859.

Susan Allison

H. C. Ewalt 

R. J. Wisdom

Amanda M. Wisdom 

I accept the foregoing trust.

Daniel Shawhan, Jr.

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Marriage Bond (original in the "Vault" annex of the Harrison County Court House, Harrison County, Kentucky) 4th Marriage Book, p. 165:

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be It Known, that we R. J. Wisdom as principal, and H. C. Ewalt as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

The Condition of this bond is as follows:

That, whereas marriage is intended to be solomnized between the above bound R. J. Wisdom and Amanda M. Smith

Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.

Dated at Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, this 28th day of October, 1858.

Both of Age} R. J. Wisdom  H. C. Ewalt

Att. T. Wilson, D. C.

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The couple were married on October 28, 1858, at the house of Henry Ewalt by Samuel Rogers, E. C. C.  Witnesses: Joseph Shawhan, Darius (or David) Smizer.

"Widow or widower" written at the bottom of the marriage certificate. Groom of Bourbon County, bride of Harrison County. 

They had the following children:

44. Margaret Elizabeth SMITH. Born in 1834 in Kentucky. Margaret Elizabeth died in Bourbon County, Kentucky before January 21, 1904; she was 70. [49] 

The True Kentuckian

April 27, 1870 

At the Phoenix Hotel, Lexington, last evening, Gus Pugh of Shawhan Station to Mrs. Margaret Ewalt nee Smith, of Ruddell's Mill's, widow of COL Sam. Ewalt.  We recently gave account of the marriage of one of Mrs. Ewalt's four children, John Henry Ewalt, to a daughter of Dr. Offutt of Scott. 

Will information:

Will Bk. U, pp. 151-151

Ord 29, Will Pro. 287, Admin. 288

Ord 29, Div. Land, 288 

Margaret Pugh will: [50] 

I Margaret Pugh, being of sound mind, do make this my last Will and Testament: 

1st--It is my will that at my death all of my property, which is a house and lot about twenty-three acres of land near Shawhan, in Bourbon County, Ky., be sold, and from the money derived from said sale of said property I give one hundred dollars thereof to my son John H. Ewalt and a like sum to my daughters Stella Duvall & Sallie Lair.  The remainder of said money after deducting the above bequests I desire to be equally divided, and one-half thereof to be reinvested in a house and lot, which house and lot my daughter Fannie Crawford shall have for & during her natural life, and at her death it shall descend to her children. 

2nd--The other half of said money I desire shall be invested in a house and lot, which house and lot I give to my daughter Georgia McCarthy for her separate use and benefit, free from debts & control of her present husband and said husband shall have no interest whatever in same.  My said daughter Georgia shall not have power to dispose of said house and lot, during the life of her present husband, but if she survives him she shall take a fee simple title to said property. 

3rd--I appoint T. E. Moore, Jr., my executor of this my last Will and I give him power to sell the property referred to in the Will & to _____the same to the purchases but said sale must be made to the highest and best bidder and the premises, after said sale, and the time and place of holding it has been advertised in at least three issues of a newspaper published in Bourbon County, and my Executor shall also purchase the house & lots referred to in this Will, but the house and lot purchased for Fannie must be approved by her, and the one purchased for Georgia must be approved by her. 

Witness my hand this Nov. 20, 1902

Att: Alice Simpson                                                     Margaret Pugh

       J. C. Crawford 

Jan. 8, 1904

I make this Codicil to my Will--I want my grandson Eddie Crawford, son of Fannie & A. T. Crawford, to have ($200.00) Two Hundred Dollars.  If anything should happen to him it shall go to his mother. 

Witnesses:

Allie Fightmaster                                              Margaret Pugh

F. Fithian 

Bourbon County Court, January term, Jan. 21, 1904

The foregoing instrument purporting to the last Will & Testament thereto of Margaret Pugh, deceased, was this day produced to Court and the said Will was proven in due form of law by the oath of Alice Simpson, one of the attanding witnesses thereto who also proved the attestation of J. C. Crawford, the other attesting witness thereto; & the said Codicil was proved in due form of law by the oath of Frank Fithian one of the attesting witnesses thereto, who also proved the attestation of Allie Fightmaster the other attesting witness thereto whereupon said instrument is ordered to be recorded as the last Will & Codicil of said Margaret Pugh, deceased. 

Witness:  Ed D. Paton, Clerk of said Court, date above

(Signed) Ed D. Paton, Clerk 

On August 7, 1848 when Margaret Elizabeth was 14, she first married COL Samuel EWALT [51], son of John EWALT (1789-1857) & Elizabeth "Betsy" RAVENSCRAFT (1793-<1827). Born in February 1826. Samuel died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on August 8, 1868; he was 42. Buried in Ruddle's Mills Cemetery. 

They had the following children:

On April 27, 1870 when Margaret Elizabeth was 36, she second married August "Gus" PUGH, in Lexington, Kentucky. Born in 1834. August "Gus" died in 1934; he was 100. 

They had the following children:

Family of Nancy SHAWHAN (17) & George RUSH 
 

45. George Ann RUSH. Born in 1840. [30] 

Marriage Bond (original in the "Vault" annex of the Harrison County Court House, Harrison County, Kentucky):

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be It Known, that we Harvey C. Ireland as principal, and John L. Shawhan as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

The Condition of this bond is as follows:

That, whereas marriage is intended to be solomnized between the above bound Harvey C. Ireland and Miss George A. Rush

Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.

Dated at Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, this 4th day of February, 1857.

Gent of age and consent of Shawhan in person} H. C. Ireland  John Shawhan

Att. T. Wilson 

On February 4, 1857 when George Ann was 17, she married Harvey C. IRELAND, in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. 

Judge Hervey Ireland.

Judge Ireland left Cynthiana in his youth; was judge of the Circuit Court in Missouri for one term. He has been elected more than once to represent his Democratic constituents in the house of representatives in Missouri. [54] 

They had one child:

Family of Daniel SHAWHAN (18) & Minerva REDMON 
 

46. Charles Redmon SHAWHAN. Born on March 29, 1829 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Charles Redmon died in Lone Jack, MO on August 8, 1908; he was 79. 

His obit mentioned that Charles had died at his home of heart trouble and general debility, having been sick for many months. It also stated that "Uncle Charlie" had been a resident of the Lone Jack, MO area since the spring of 1866, having been born in Bourbon County, KY. During the Civil War, Charles had enlisted under CSA Gen. Morgan; he was wounded near Burksville at the battle of Hartville, TN but participated in Morgan's raid thru KY, IN, and OH. 

On December 2, 1851 when Charles Redmon was 22, he first married Sarah Ellen ROGERS, in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Born about 1830. Sarah Ellen died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on February 22, 1853; she was 23. 

They had one child:

On January 24, 1854 when Charles Redmon was 24, he second married Ann Miller LAIL, daughter of John LAIL (1802-1841) & Burzilla BROWN (1809-1857), in Kentucky. Born on December 19, 1835 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Ann Miller died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on June 29, 1865; she was 29. Buried in John Shawhan Family Cemetery. 

Marriage Bond (original in the "Vault" annex of the Harrison County Court House, Harrison County, Kentucky):

Marriage Bond (#4662)

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be It Known, that we Charles R. Shawhan as principal, and George Lail as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

The Condition of this bond is as follows:

That, whereas marriage is intended to be solomnized between the above bound Charles R. Shawhan and Ann Lail

Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.

Dated at Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, this 23rd day of January, 1854.

Charles R. Shawhan

George Lail 

Jany 23 Charles R. Shawhan to Ann Lail} He of age and certificate of her guardian proven by Geo Lail one of the subscribing witnesses. 

They had the following children:

about 1866 when Charles Redmon was 36, he third married Sarah Frances EASLEY, in Kentucky. Born on July 4, 1837. Sarah Frances died on June 5, 1867; she was 29. 

They had one child:

On February 9, 1868 when Charles Redmon was 38, he fourth married Lucy Ann WILLIAMS, in Kentucky. Born about 1840. 

They had one child:

47. William Winston SHAWHAN. Born on December 10, 1832. William Winston died on August 21, 1905; he was 72. Buried in Lone Jack Cemetery, Lone Jack, Missouri. 

The True Kentuckian

June 25, 1867 

In Cincinnati, William Shawhan of Shawhan's Station to Eliza Lloyd of Lair's Station. 

On December 25, 1855 when William Winston was 23, he first married Julia RAVENSCRAFT, daughter of RAVENSCRAFT & Mary "Patsy". [55] Born on November 9, 1835. Julia died on June 27, 1868; she was 32. Buried in John Shawhan Family Cemetery. [5] 

They had the following children:

In June 1867 when William Winston was 34, he second married Eliza Ann LLOYD, in Cincinnati, Ohio. Born on August 31, 1844. Eliza Ann died on December 14, 1904; she was 60. Buried in Lone Jack Cemetery, Lone Jack, Missouri. 

They had the following children:

48. Sarah Minerva SHAWHAN. Born on July 13, 1842. Sarah Minerva died on March 13, 1911; she was 68. 

The Western Citizen

Fri 03 Sep 1858 

Marriages: 

At the Spencer House, Cincinnati, on the morning of the 26th ultimo by Rev. Dr. Nicholson, E. Davie Lightfoot of Falmouth to Miss Sallie M., daughter of D. Shawhan, Sr. of this county. 

On August 26, 1858 when Sarah Minerva was 16, she married Elkin David LIGHTFOOT. Born on February 5, 1836. Elkin David died on November 29, 1893; he was 57. 

They had the following children:

49. George Henry SHAWHAN. Born on December 2, 1843 in Shawhan Station, Kentucky. George Henry died in Lone Jack, Missouri on July 28, 1912; he was 68. 

A "Geo. H. Shawhan" is listed as serving in the Ky., 4th Cav., Co. D, CSA and a "George Shawhan" is listed as serving in the Ky., 11th Cav., Co. D, CSA. [56] 

George H. Shawhan, Van Buren Twp. Proprietor of distillery and drug store at Lone Jack, was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, December 2, 1843, and was a son of Daniel and Minerva Shawhan.... [George's great-grandfather was] Daniel Shawhan, who was born in Kent County, Maryland, in the year 1741, and who built the first still, and manufactured the first whisky in Bourbon County, Kentucky, and who first gave to his manufactures the noted name of "Bourbon Whisky;" he commenced the manufacture of this brand of liquor in 1787. Mr. George H. Shawhan lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky, until sixteen years of age, then enlisted under D. Howard Smith, Colonel of the 5th Kentucky Cavalry, commanded by Abe Buford as brigadier-general, served about five months with that regiment, then served under Colonel Chenault for five months, and then returned to the original regiment commanded by Colonel D. Howard Smith, under General George H. (sic) Morgan. He was in [John Hunt] Morgan's noted raid through Ohio, and was twenty-one days and nights without rest; he was captured July 21, 1863, at Cheshire, Ohio, and sent to Columbus, Ohio, for one month , and then to Camp Douglas, Chicago, where he remained till the the close of the War. He then returned to Bourbon County, Kentucky, and lived there in 1872, engaged in farming, then came to Jackson County, Missouri, and located at Lone Jack, and engaged in his present business. [History of Jackson County, Missouri (Kansas City, 1881) p. 943] 

On January 20, 1868 when George Henry was 24, he married Mary Francis TATMAN, daughter of William Lee TATMAN & Elizabeth SIDLES (1833-1888). Born on March 16, 1851 in Brown County, Ohio. Mary Francis died in Lone Jack, Missouri on February 2, 1938; she was 86. 

They had the following children:

50. John Thomas SHAWHAN. Born on September 25, 1847 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. [57] John Thomas died in Lone Jack, Missouri on February 26, 1891; he was 43. Buried in Lone Jack Cemetery, Lone Jack, Missouri. 

Notes for JOHN T SHAWHAN: 

John T. Shawhan, Van Buren Twp. Farmer and fine stock raiser, section 20, was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, September 27, 1847. Was a son of Daniel and Minerva Shawhan. His father was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky, December 5, 1801, and his mother in Harrison County, Kentucky, May 15, 1807. The father of Daniel, named John, was born in Hampshire County, Virginia, October 23, 1771, being a son of Daniel Shawhan, who was born in Kent County, Maryland, in the year 1738. John T. Shawhan was reared on a farm and lived in Bourbon County, Kentucky, until 1868; then came to Jackson County and located in Van Buren Township.... [History of Jackson County, Missouri (Kansas City, 1881) p. 942] 

On February 24, 1870 when John Thomas was 22, he married Julia Florence DANIEL, daughter of John DANIEL & Rachel. Born on April 6, 1853 in Lone Jack, Missouri. Julia Florence died in Lamar, Missouri on July 16, 1936; she was 83. Buried in Lone Jack, Missouri. 

They had the following children:

51. Margaret Susan SHAWHAN. Born on June 11, 1849. Margaret Susan died on October 9, 1869; she was 20. Buried in John Shawhan Family Cemetery. [5] 

On March 5, 1867 when Margaret Susan was 17, she married James D. HURST. [58] 

They had one child:

Family of Joseph SHAWHAN (19) & Mary Magdalene BIRCH 
 

52. John Erskine SHAWHAN. Born on September 23, 1838 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. John Erskine died in Kansas City, Missouri on August 8, 1905; he was 66. Buried in Weston, Missouri. 

John Erskine SHAWHAN. Born September 29, 1838 in Bourbon County, Kentucky and died August 8, 1905 in Kansas City, Missouri. He married Mary Ann Jourdain October 2, 1858. She was bom March 3, 1841 and died February 5, 1924. She was the daughter of Dr. William Dill Jourdain and Ruth Sparks Overstreet, and the grand-daughter of Gen. John Sevier (1745-1815) who had served in the Revolutionary War, and was later the Governor of Tennessee. [36] 

On October 2, 1858 when John Erskine was 20, he married Mary Ann JOURDAIN, daughter of William Dill JOURDAIN Dr. & Ruth Sparks OVERSTREET. Born on March 3, 1841. Mary Ann died on February 5, 1924; she was 82. 

They had the following children:

Family of William "Billy" McCune SHAWHAN (20) & Rhoda "Rhody" REDMON 
 

53. Charles Redmon SHAWHAN. Born in 1828 in Kentucky. Charles Redmon died in Thayer County, NE on June 18, 1899; he was 71. 

Charles and his wife were blessed with one daughter, Rhody, who died at the age of eighteen. After her death they moved to Nebraska. A Charles R. Shawhan is listed as being a Sgt. in the KY 11th Cav., Co. G, CSA -- this may have been the person mentioned. 

about 1851 when Charles Redmon was 23, he married Amanda CLIFFORD, in Champaign County, Illinois. Born about 1830. Amanda died in Thayer County, NE after 1855; she was 25. 

They had one child:

54. Daniel McCune SHAWHAN. Born on October 28, 1830 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Daniel McCune died in Pike County, Indiana on May 21, 1923; he was 92. Buried in 1923 in I.O.O.F. Cemetery, Union, Indiana. 

On January 24, 1855 when Daniel McCune was 24, he married Jane CARSON, in Fayette County, Indiana. Born on November 23, 1834 in Fayette, County, Indiana. Jane died in Pike County, Indiana on January 20, 1911; she was 76. 

Jane was related to the Indian Fighter Kit Carson. 

They had the following children:

55. Joseph Henry SHAWHAN. Born on July 6, 1832 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Joseph Henry died in Harrison County, Kentucky in October 1914; he was 82. 

On October 20, 1859 when Joseph Henry was 27, he married Mary Ann THOMPSON, in Harrison County, Kentucky. Born on November 8, 1833. Mary Ann died in Harrison County, Kentucky on March 28, 1912; she was 78. 

They had the following children:

Family of William "Billy" McCune SHAWHAN (20) & Nancy REDMON 
 

56. Mary Helen SHAWHAN. Born in 1842 in Rush County, Indiana. Mary Helen died in 1865; she was 23. 

about 1860 when Mary Helen was 18, she married Robert MEYERS. Born about 1840. 

They had the following children:

57. George Redmon SHAWHAN. Born on March 20, 1844 in Rush County, Indiana. George Redmon died in Champaign County, Illinois on February 13, 1925; he was 80. 

George was a great educator. He became the Superintendent of Schools for Champaign Co., IL and held the position for 22 years. 

about 1865 when George Redmon was 20, he married Vista BROWN. Born in 1847. Vista died in Illinois in 1941; she was 94. 

They had the following children:

58. James Knox SHAWHAN. Born on August 18, 1846 in Rush County, Indiana. James Knox died in Chicago, Illinois on December 25, 1891; he was 45. 

about 1870 when James Knox was 23, he married Asenath CHURCHILL, in Indiana. Born about 1849. Asenath died on December 12, 1893; she was 44. 

They had one child:

Family of Susan SHAWHAN (21) & Frances Or Aaron ALLISON 
 

59. Amanda M. ALLISON. Born in 1824. [30] Amanda M. died in Harrison County, Kentucky circa 1905; she was 81. 

Deed Bk. 75, pp. 140-141--Sale of property to Tom Doolin.

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Marriage Contract between Amanda Smith and Richard J. Wisdom, Oct. 28, 1858:

This antinuptual agreement made and entered into this 28th day of Oct. 1858 Between Richard J. Wisdom of the one part and Amanda M. Smith of the other part, both of the State of Kentucky witnesseth:

That whereas said parties contemplate having the rites of matrimony solemnized between them in a few days unless some providential hinderance shall intervene.  They have therefore made this agreement with respect to all of the property now owned or that may hereafter be be acquired or devised, whether real personal or ________to or by the said Amanda M. Smith the said Richard doth hereby Covenant with said Amanda by reason of the foregoing premises that she shall have and retain in herself all her right title and interest in the property that is now her own, or hereafter to be acquired and use of control the same after marriage as if she was a ______sole.  And the said Richard further Covenants that if he should by the request of said Amanda sell or dispose of the property of said Amanda after marriage he binds himself to purchase other property in her name therewith and have the title confirmed to the said Amanda in as ample manner as she now holds it, or as she may prefer hold the money in trust for her sole use and benefit, and the said Richard further Covenants that the said Amanda shall have the right to dispose of the property by will sale or in any other manner she may see proper.  This contract being made to secure the said Amanda in the ownership interest and profits of her own property independent of any rights that may be acquired or vested by (law?) in said Richard by reason of their contemplated marriage.  In witness whereof the said parties have hereto set their hands and seals the day and year above written.

Attest:  Susan Allison, H. C. Ewalt

R. J. Wisdom (seal)

Amanda M. Smith (seal) 

The parties to the foregoing agreement having failed to appoint a trustee therein.  It is now agreed by and between them that the property therein described and all other property owned by said Amanda or which she may hereafter acquire and the rents and profits and issues thereof shall be held by Daniel Shawhan, Jr., to and for the sole and separate use of the said Amanda according to the true intent and meaning of said agreement, and for that purpose he is hereby vested with the legal title hereto. 

Nevertheless the said Amanda shall have the use control and management of all of said property, and it's proceeds rents and profits, and said Trustee shall not be liable therefor.  The intention of the parties being simply to preserve to the said Amanda said property as if she was a feine sole. 

Witness the hands of said parties this 30th day of March 1859.

Susan Allison

H. C. Ewalt 

R. J. Wisdom

Amanda M. Wisdom 

I accept the foregoing trust.

Daniel Shawhan, Jr.

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Marriage Bond (original in the "Vault" annex of the Harrison County Court House, Harrison County, Kentucky) 4th Marriage Book, p. 165:

The Commonwealth of Kentucky

Be It Known, that we R. J. Wisdom as principal, and H. C. Ewalt as surety, are jointly and severally bound to the Commonwealth of Kentucky, in the sum of One Hundred Dollars.

The Condition of this bond is as follows:

That, whereas marriage is intended to be solomnized between the above bound R. J. Wisdom and Amanda M. Smith

Now, if there is no lawful cause to obstruct said marriage, this bond shall be void, otherwise it shall remain in full force and effect.

Dated at Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky, this 28th day of October, 1858.

Both of Age} R. J. Wisdom  H. C. Ewalt

Att. T. Wilson, D. C.

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The couple were married on October 28, 1858, at the house of Henry Ewalt by Samuel Rogers, E. C. C.  Witnesses: Joseph Shawhan, Darius (or David) Smizer.

"Widow or widower" written at the bottom of the marriage certificate. Groom of Bourbon County, bride of Harrison County. 

On December 5, 1844 when Amanda M. was 20, she first married Nicholas SMITH III (43) , son of Nicholas SMITH Jr. (1787-1834) & Nancy SHAWHAN (17) (1799-1882). Born on July 1, 1823 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. [30] Nicholas died in Bourbon County, Kentucky on November 9, 1855; he was 32. [47] Buried in Smith Family Burial Ground, Shawhan, Kentucky. [48] 

They had the following children:

On October 28, 1858 when Amanda M. was 34, she second married Richard J. WISDOM, in Bourbon County, Kentucky. 

60. Margaret ALLISON. Born in 1826. 

Notes:  The marriage of Margaret Allison to John Hinkson is based upon circumstantial evidence.  The "Hinkson" connection came from various genealogies (Madsen, Norton, etc) which named Margaret as "Margaret Hinkson" which I originally thought of as a middle name (i.e., Margaret Hinkson Allison).  However, recent documents from Bourbon County, Kentucky, court records, plus reference to the Hinkson surname in the John Shawhan family cemetery convinced me that perhaps Margaret had married a Hinkson. 

The following court records clearly indicate this connection: 

Bourbon County Court, Order Book "R", 420:

At the called term of the Bourbon County court held at the Court House in Paris Kentucky on Saturday August 5 1865...present Hon. Wm. M. Samuel, Pres. Judge M. Shawhan, gdn.  Given Amanda Hinkson minor of John Hinkson and heir at law of Margaret Shawhan Dec'd above the age of fourteen years came into court and made choice of William H. Speaks as her guardian.  Whereupon the said Wm. H. Speaks and Henry Lear (Lair?) his sureties, executed bond to the Commonwealth of Kentucky conditioned agreable (sic) to law, which said bond is duly stamped. 

Bourbon County Court, Order Book "S", 318:

At a called term of the Bourbon County Court Ky held at the Courthouse in the city of Paris January 13th 1869:

Susan A. Speaks Gdn (plaintiff) against William H. Speaks (deft)

This cause having been heard and the Court being advised, ordered that Mr. Wm. H. Speaks Gdn. Amanda Hinkson, pay to J.T. Speaks the present guardian of said Amanda, a resident of the State of Missouri the sum of five hundred and one 57/100 dollars.  And the said Wm. H. Speaks is hereby removed as Gdn. of said Amanda and discharged from further responsibility in relation to her estate, having filed his receipt for said amount in a settlement of Nov. 6, 1868, and the cause is dismissed. 

Order Bk "S," 320:

At the county Court held for Bourbon County Ky. at the courthouse in the city of Paris on Monday February 1st 1869:

Settlements, O.L.O.:  The following settlements returned into Court and ordered to lie over, viz;

W.H. Speaks Gdn. for Amanda S. Hinkston Heir Jn. Hinkston 

Order Bk "S," 330:

At the county Court held for Bourbon County Ky. at the courthouse in the city of Paris on Monday March 1st 1869:

Settlements O.R.:  The following settlements returned and ordered to lie over last term were this day examined by the court approved of and ordered to be recorded, viz;

W.H. Speaks Gdn. for Amanda S. Hinkston Heir Jn. Hinkston 

Another piece of evidence which strongly suggests the marriage of Margaret Allison to John Hinkson is a gravestone in the John Shawhan Family Cemetery which reads:

"Samuel, son of J. & M. Hinkson born Oct. 19, 1848  died Jan. 28, 1852. 

Margaret first married Henry EWALT. 

Margaret second married John HINKSON. 

They had the following children:

Family of John Laughlin SHAWHAN (22) & America MANN 
 

61. John Henry SHAWHAN. Born on March 22, 1840 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. John Henry died on December 23, 1925; he was 85. 

On November 1, 1862 when John Henry was 22, he married Sarah Eliza FRAZIER, daughter of Samuel FRAZIER & Martha SKINNER, in Kentucky. Born on May 23, 1844. Sarah Eliza died on February 29, 1904; she was 59. 

Harrison County Will Book M, p. 216

Will of Sallie E. Shawhan: 

In the name of God, amen. Know all men by these presents that I Sallie E. Shawhan (wife of Jno H. Shawhan) of Cynthiana Ky., knowing the uncertainty of this life and being in sound mind and memory do make and publish and declare this my last will and testament: 

It is my will and desire and I do hereby devise and bequeath, after the payment of debts, that all my property real and personal go to my three daughters, Josie Shawhan, Lizzie Shawhan and Nancy Shawhan, but it is also my desire that my said daughters are to furnish my two sons Sam ad Carroll Shawhan a home in the house and lot owned by my sister Lizzie Frazer and myself so long as my said sons remain unmarried. but on the marriage of either of my sons he is to vacate the house. This part of my will is not to be construed as casting any title to said property in either of my said sons. 

Witness my hand this 22nd day of Sept. 1903.

Sallie E. Shawhan 

attest

M. C. Swinford

Maggie V. Taylor 

State of Kentucky

County of Harrison }Sct 

I Claude Desha clerk of the County Court for the County and State aforesaid, certify that the foregoing instrument of writting (sic) of date Septmber 23rd, 1903 purporting to be the last willand testament of Sallie E. Shawhan dec'd was on the 28th day of March 1904 produced in Court and proven by the oaths of M. C. Swinford and Maggie V. Taylor the subscribing witnesses thereto to be the last will and testament of the said decedent to be recorded as such, which is done accordingly. 

Given under my hand this 14th day of April 1904

Claude Desha, C.H.C.C. 

They had the following children:

Family of John Laughlin SHAWHAN (22) & Elizabeth "Betsey" REDMON 
 

62. Josephine SHAWHAN. Born on September 1, 1842. Josephine died on February 11, 1863; she was 20. Buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky. 

On March 29, 1860 when Josephine was 17, she married John W. URMSTON, in Harrison County, Kentucky. Buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky. 

They had one child:

63. Mary E. SHAWHAN. Born in 1845. Mary E. died in 1895; she was 50. 

On June 20, 1866 when Mary E. was 21, she married James K. MEGIBBEN, son of William MEGIBBEN (1808-1848) & Emily GELVIN (1811-1857), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Born on May 15, 1844 in Clermont County, Ohio. James K. died in Bourbon County, Kentucky in 1899; he was 54. Buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky. 

History of Bourbon, Scott, Harrison and Nicholas Counties, Kentucky, ed. by William Henry Perrin, O. L. Baskin & County, Chicago, 1882, p. 672 

JAMES K. MEGIBBEN, distiller and farmer; P.O. Lair's Station; was born in Clermont County, Ohio, May 15, 1844, to Wm. and Emily (Gelvin) McGibben.  His father died when he was but an infant; was taken care of and supported by his older brother.  In 1854, at the age of ten years, he came to Harrison County and began to work for himself by doing such work as his strength and age allowed, principally on a farm; at the age of nineteen began working in the distillery of John Shawhan, and continued the same until 1866, when he married and began farming, in the partnership of his brother, T.J. Megibben; followed the same for about one year, when he, with his father-in-law, J.L. Shawhan, bought a distillery in Scott County, near Stamping Ground.  In 1868 he sold out his business in Scott County and became a partner in the distillery business with his brother.  In 1868-9 he built the distillery known as "Excelsior No. 38."   He is now the owner of an interest in two large distilleries, and is building a large distillery and flouring mill at Lair's Station; has a farm of about 350 acres of the best land of Harrison County, pleasantly situated at Lair's Station Pike.  Upon his farm he has a fine brick resdience, which is spoken of as one of the finest residence of Harrison County.  In 1866 he married Miss Mary E. Shawhan, a native of Harrison County.  He is a Democrat.  He has been a prominent member of the order of A.F. & A.M. at Cynthiana for a number of years.  He is a thorough and energetic businessman, always first in any public enterprise, and is well worthy of the high esteem in which he is held.

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This old house called "Boscobel" is located on the old Lair Pike about five miles from Cynthiana and within sight of Lair Station. (Both front and rear of the house are pictured here.) The stone part was built by John Lair in the late 1790's. Since then over the years, Boscobel has been owned by J. Wesley Lair, T. J. Megibben, Orah Ballinger, T. J. Craycraft and the Sidney Cummins family, in that succession. 

John Lair emigrated from Virginia to Kentucky in 1791 with his brothers, Andrew and Mathias. All three were Revolutionary soldiers. Andrew was one of the founders of Logan's Fort, now Stanford, Ky. Mathias and John came on to Harrison County and, on their 2,000-acre claim, built their log cabins near the ruins of Hinkson's or Ruddle's Fort on the South Licking River. Near the site of his log cabin Mathias soon built his imposing manor house "The Cedars," now partly standing. And John built Boscobel out of stone and near his original log cabin. Both are now approached from the Old Lair Pike. 

While John Lair and his wife, Sally Custer Lair, were living in the log cabin they were continually harassed by Indians. A short log in the floor was left loose so that in case of an Indian surprise they could creep into the small cellar made as a hiding hole. One day when the horses started running and snorting, as they did when they sensed Indians, Sally Lair was alone in the cabin with her baby. She took the child into the cellar and, fearing that he might cry and betray their hiding place, she nursed him during the entire time she was in hiding while the Indians overhead danced about and ate everything they could lay their hands on. 

Soon John Lair began building the stone house Boscobel. It had three rooms on the ground floor, an outside kitchen and a hall with extremely narrow stairway which led up to the three upper rooms, all of which are intact today. And here the John Lairs reared their children. 

Near the house is the family graveyard. Besides the family graves, there is the grave of "the wandering woman," not unusual in those days, we are told. According to the family, she wandered in from nowhere, and John Lair allowed her to occupy a vacant cabin, gave her a garden plot, had it plowed and gave her a pig and a cow. When the other cows in the neighborhood went dry, the slaves said she was a witch woman and had dried up their cows. They even said they peeped through her window one night and saw her milking her dish rag and that she was filling her bucket with foaming milk. They wanted to run her off, but John Lair protected her and, when she died, had her buried with the family. 

John Lair's son, John Wesley Lair, married Catherine Smiser from the George Smiser house still standing just across the river. And here they reared their children, John A, Helen, Mary, Arabella.

Fanny and Lida. Before the Civil War they enlarged Boscobel, because the five young daughters having beaus made a large parlor almost a necessity. The new section was built of frame and included a large hallway opening into an ample parlor and a circular stairway in the hall leading to one large room above. Wesley Lair died during the Civil War. In 1867 his wife sold Boscobel and the 227 surrounding acres to T. J. Megibben, and moved to town to the present Jack Magee house. the second from the hotel on Main

St. Here her daughter, Helen, married Cynthiana's eloquent attorney, A. H. Ward, and here their first daughter, Maud (Mrs. W. T. Lafferty), was born. Their other children were Harry, Kitty, Paul and Ash Ward. 

T. J. Megibben, who purchased Boscobel from the Lairs, was at one time the largest landowner in the county. He was part owner of six distilleries and 2,800 acres of land. He had a younger brother, James K., who was in business with him, and who became the next occupant of the old house, Boscobel after the Lairs. In 1866 James K. Megibben married Mary E. Shawhan (sister of Mr. Jim Shawhan) who lived in the columned brick mansion now the Jett place) just across the road from Boscobel, and they moved into Boscobel in 1867. Here the first two of their eight children were born-Charlie and Lela. 

After the Jim Megibbens, the next occupants of Boscobel during the T. J. Megibben ownership, were the Tyce Hutsells. Tyce Hutsell was manager of the Megibben race horses and married Ada Shawhan (sister of Mrs. Jim Megibben). They had two children, Jack and Ada Mae, Jack born in Lexington and Ada Mae (now Mrs. Charles L. Robinson) at Boscobel. According to Perrin's History the. Megibbens had 50 racehorses and 100 trotters and roadsters. Outstanding among the racehorses were Huntress and Spring Bok. Spring Bok ran a dead heat in one of the California Derbys, winning half of the $60,000 stake. A short time after this, Spring Bok killed a man on one of the Clarence LeBus farms, literally pawing him to death, it is said. Jim Megibben's son, Will, at the age of 17, one day took eight of their horses to the Latonia track and won eight races. 

Boscobel was also occupied for a time during the, T. J. Megibben ownership by John Carter. 

The next occupants of the old place were the Orah Ballingers Orah had previously kept the Lair store, post office and depot, all in one building and lived in the large frame house still standing on the hill at Lair, known as Hillside Retreat, which he sold along with his business to the late J. T. Wornall in 1896, and came to Boscobel to live. Here their children, Marguerite (Mrs. Clyde Abbott), and Roy, were born. Miss Fanny Zoller, a sister of Mrs. Ballinger, was then teaching school at Lair and often visited at Boscobel although she continued to live at Hillside Retreat with the Wornalls. In 1904 Orah Ballinger sold the place to T. J. Craycraft and moved to town where Orah became cashier of The Harrison Deposit Bank. They later moved to Cincinnati where he was first with the American National, then the Fifth-Third Bank. 

William David then John Lowe and finally a Rankin family, lived in the house, each for a short period while it was still owned by Orah Ballinger. 

When the Sidney Cumminses moved to Boscobel their sons, John and Joe, were three years and three months old, respectively. Their daughter, Katherine, was born there. It was the Cumminses who built the porch on front of the house in 1938. After their three children were grown, the Cummins family moved to town in 1941, but the place has been in tile family ever since. 

The people who have lived in the place since 1941 are, first the Wallace Sosbes next the Sterling Wagoners, then the Virgil Feebacks and last the Donald Frymans. The present owners are Joe Cummins and Mrs. M. J. Dermody (Katherine Cummins). The house, however, is now unoccupied. 

John and Joe Cummins say they often wondered, while living there and have often wondered since. just why so many tramps always stopped at Boscobel rather than the other houses nearer the road and railroad. We think the wandering woman of early Boscobel is the answer. Passing tramps today may never see the tombstone of the wandering woman in the family graveyard, but she probably started the word 150 years ago, which has passed on from wanderer to wanderer on down through the years, a legend which is still a part of Boscobel. [60] 

They had the following children:

64. Daniel Bell SHAWHAN. Born in 1847. Daniel Bell died in 1912; he was 65. Buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky. 

Daniel Bell married Emma GIBSON. Born in 1853. Emma died in 1919; she was 66. Buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky. 

They had the following children:

65. Joseph SHAWHAN. Born in 1851. Joseph died in 1926; he was 75. 

Joseph married Ann WOODWARD. Ann died on October 31, 1933 in Cincinnati, Ohio. Buried on November 2, 1933 in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky. 

Mrs. Annie Woodward Shawhan, widow of Joseph Shawhan, died Tuesday at her home in Cincinnati..  She formerly lived here.   Mrs. Shawhan is survived by a daughter, Mrs. Will Fisher, of Cincinnati and two sisters, Miss Eunice Woodward and Miss Lizzie Woodward, of this city.  Funeral services will be held in Cincinnati and the burial will be in Battle Grove cemetery this morning at 11 o'clock. [64] 

They had the following children:

66. America SHAWHAN. Born in 1853. America died in 1886; she was 33. 

circa 1874 when America was 21, she married Thomas ROBINSON. 

They had one child:

67. Elizabeth Lillian SHAWHAN. Born in 1855. Elizabeth Lillian died in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky in 1911; she was 56. 

Elizabeth Lillian married James F. KELLER, son of Noah KELLER & Elizabeth Hamilton REMINGTON. Born in 1850. James F. died in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky in 1890; he was 40. 

They had the following children:

68. Ada Minerva SHAWHAN. Born in 1857. Ada Minerva died in 1912; she was 55. [65] 

Ada Minerva married Tice HUTSELL. 

They had the following children:

69. Annie SHAWHAN. Born on November 13, 1859. Annie died on September 23, 1945; she was 85. [66] Buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky. 

WHALEY

Mrs. Annie SHAWHAN WHALEY died Sunday, Sept. 23, 1945, at 12:10 p.m.  at Mrs. Jessie DAY's home on South Main Street following an illness of more than a year. 

Born in Harrison County Nov. 13, 1859, she was a daughter of the late John L. and Elizabeth REDMON SHAWHAN, natives of this county.  She was preceded in death by her husband,  Todd WHALEY, on March 4 1939.  Mrs. WHALEY  had spent  practically her whole life  in Cynthiana, where she was a member of the Christian Church, having joined in 1875. 

She is survived by three grand-children, Mrs. Gene VanDEREN and Mrs. Robert OWEN of Cynthiana, and Billy HOWK, U.S. Marines, Camp Pendleton, Calif., and a brother, James L. SHAWHAN of this city. 

Funeral services were held Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock at the Whaley Funeral Home wih Rev. C. N. BARNETTE officiating.  Burial was in Battle Grove Cemetery. 

Pall bearers were Caroll SHAWHAN, S.F. SHAWHAN, Jack HUTSELL, Charles L. ROBINSON, Charles B. MARSHALL, Eugene GRAGG, James L. Chowning and Eugene VanDEREN. 

On December 14, 1884 when Annie was 25, she married Todd W. WHALEY, son of Charles Henry WHALEY (1820-) & Nancy Jane POTTS. Born on April 8, 1856 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Todd W. died in Harrison County, Kentucky on March 4, 1939; he was 82. Buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky. 

Todd W. WHALEY, 83 years old, retired grocer, died Saturday morning, March 4, 1939, at the Harrison Memorial hospital where he was admitted about three weeks before.  He had been in ill health for several months.  The body was removed to the R.B. Whaley  funeral home where funeral services were held Monday afternoon at 2:30 o'clock, with the Rev. C.n. BARNETTE officiating. Burial in Battle Grove cemetery.  Pallbearers were W.C. HOWK, Charles K. MEGIBBEN, S.F. SHAWHAN, John M. CROMWELL, James L CROWNING and Veach C. REDD.  Mr. WHALEY was born in Bourbon county April 8, 1856, a son of  the late Charles H. and Nancy Jane POTTS WHALEY.  He was married December 14, 1884 to Miss Annie T. SHAWHAN, who survives.  Their only daughter, Mrs. Myrtie WHALEY HOWK, died in 1920 and there are three surviving grandchildren, Mrs. C. E. VanDEREN, of Dayton, O., Mrs. Robert OWEN and Billy HOWK, both of this city; one great grandson, Robertt A. OWEN, Jr., two sisters, Mrs. John SHOCKLEY, of Flemingsburg and Mrs. Ed. C. COX of this city.  Mr. WHALEY was a member of the Cynthiana Christian church. [67] 

They had one child:

70. William Laughlin SHAWHAN. Born in 1861. William Laughlin died on October 27, 1940; he was 79. 

Moved to Grass Range, Montana.  ("Shawhan-Shaughen Genealogy," p. 41)

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Cynthiana Democrat, November 7, 1940:

Will Shawhan, 79 years old of Great Falls, Montana, died Sunday, October 27 at Columbus  hospital, according to a message to his brother, James L. Shawhan, last week. Funeral services were held Tuesday at the Lewistown Mortuary Chapel, with burial in Lewistown cemetery by his wife, the former Miss Anna Keller Shawhan. Mr. Shawhan is survived by three sons, Hugh L. Shawhan, of Great Falls, with whom he made his home; D.T. Shawhan of Billings, Mont. and B.M. Shawhan, Sacramento, Calif, three grandsons, three granddaughters and two great-grandsons, and a sister, Mrs. Tod Whaley, this city. He was bom in Cynthiana August 24, 1861, a son of the late John L. and Elizabeth Redmon Shawhan, and lived here until 1911, when he went to Montana and took up a homestead at Grass Range.

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Harrison County Deed book 44, p. 580

Wm Shawhan to T. J. Megibben

This indenture made this 24th March 1883 between William Shawhan and his wife Annie Shawhan of the County of Harrison & State of Kentucky on the first part & T. J. Megibben of same county & State aforesaid of the second part witnesseth that for and in consideration of the sum of two hundred and fifty cash in hand paid the receipt whereof is hereby acknowledged the first party have granted bargained & sold & do by these presents grant bargain sell & convey unto the second part his heirs and assigns all the undivided right title and interest in & to one hundred acres of land held by Elizabeth Shawhan mother of the first part & widow of John L. Shawhan being her dower in the tract of land conveyed to her by the heirs at law of Sarah E. Hedges, The said undivided interest herein conveyed is the one eleventh subject to the widow's life estate into the one hundred acres held by the said Elizabeth Shawhan for Dower.  To have and to hold together with all singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging unto the second party (illegible) heirs & assigns forever subject to the life estate aforesaid with (illegible) of general warranty in testimony whereof the first party have hereunto set their hands this day & date first above written

William Shawhan

Annie P. Shawhan 

State of Kentucky

Harrison County, sct 

I Perry Wherritt Clerk of the Harrison County Court do certify that this deed from Wm Shawhan and Annie his wife to T. J. Megibben was on the 24th day of March last produced to me in my office by Wm Shawhan and again on the 26th of March last by Anie P. his wife and acknowledged at the above dates respectively by the grantors to be their act and deed and then on last date lodged for record which is due this 19th April 1883

P. W. Wherritt Clerk

by M. W. Boyd D. C. 

In June 1881 when William Laughlin was 20, he married Ann "Polly" KELLER, daughter of Hugh M. KELLER (1834-) & Philadelphia THOMPSON, in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. Born on June 11, 1858. Ann "Polly" died in 1958; she was 99. 

They had the following children:

 

Fifth Generation

_________________________________________

Family of Margaret Ann READING (23) & William Casey DOWNING 
 

71. Loucetta DOWNING. Born on May 9, 1836 in Pike County, Missouri. Loucetta died in Pike County, MO on January 4, 1887; she was 50. 

Loucetta married James JONES. 

They had the following children:

72. William Reading DOWNING. Born on August 26, 1837 in Pike County, MO. William Reading died in Concordia, Missouri on September 15, 1925; he was 88. 

William Reading married Sarah Ann TINKER. Born in 1845. Sarah Ann died in Liberty, Missouri on January 6, 1913; she was 68. 

They had the following children:

73. Joseph Columbus DOWNING. Born on May 31, 1841 in Pike County, Missouri. Joseph Columbus died in home of his daughter Grace at Montrose, Michigan. 

Joseph Columbus first married Annie M.. Born in 1841. Annie M. died on February 27, 1869; she was 28. Buried in Bowling Green, Pike County, Missouri, Cemetery. 

Joseph Columbus second married Lizzie HUNTER. 

They had the following children:

74. George Washington DOWNING. Born on July 13, 1846. George Washington died in Bowling Green, Missouri on May 13, 1922; he was 75. 

George Washington married Ada L. "Dollie" HENDRICK. Born on December 22, 1859. Ada L. "Dollie" died on August 20, 1938; she was 78. 

They had one child:

75. Margaret Docia DOWNING. Born on June 21, 1854 in Pike County, Missouri. Margaret Docia died on March 11, 1922; she was 67. 

On March 22, 1871 when Margaret Docia was 16, she married James M. OFFUTT. Born on May 5, 1847. 

They had the following children:

76. Andrew Jackson DOWNING. Born on March 20, 1856 in Pike County, Missouri. 

On June 29, 1883 when Andrew Jackson was 27, he married Anna COLLINS, daughter of Robert L. COLLINS (~1830-) & Mary T. FINLEY, in Pike County, Missouri. Born about 1857 in Pike County, Missouri. 

Subject:

               [MOPIKE-L] Robert COLLINS & related families of Pike Co., MO

  Resent-Date:

               Thu, 13 Apr 2000 18:09:54 -0700 (PDT)

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               MOPIKE-L@rootsweb.com

         Date:

               Thu, 13 Apr 2000 20:13:54 -0400

        From:

               Craig Beeman

           To:

               MOPIKE-L@rootsweb.com 

COLLINS, DOWNING, FINLEY, FISKLAND, LEWIS, READING?, SMITH, WARE 

"Hello again Cousins!" 

Might any of you happen to be familiar with any of the below Pike Co.,

MO, family?  If so, please do get in touch as I would very much like to

compare notes with you on this family! 
 

Descendants of Robert M. COLLINS and Mary T. FINLEY 
 

1. Robert M. COLLINS, born abt 1830 in , , VA He married  on 24 Nov 1852 in

, Pike, MO Mary T. FINLEY, born abt 1836 in , Pike, MO, daughter of Milton

Ira FINLEY and Mary WARE.

Notes for Robert M. COLLINS

"Robert M." or "Robert L."?  Check this out!!! 

1860 Pike Co., MO census, Buffalo TWP, p 204.

1870 Pike Co., MO census, Louisiana, 4th Ward, p 201.

Notes for Mary T. FINLEY

Is this marriage correct for this individual?  Marriage record has her marrying

one Robert L. COLLINS?  Check this out!!! 

        Children of Robert M. COLLINS and Mary T. FINLEY were as follows:

        2       i       Ella V.2 COLLINS, born abt 1853 in , Pike, MO.  She married  on

6 Jan

1881 in , Pike, MO Joseph H. SMITH.

        3       ii      Samuel A.2 COLLINS, born abt 1855 in , Pike, MO.  He married  on

19

Jun 1881 in , Pike, MO Florida FISKLAND.

        4       iii     Annie J.2 COLLINS, born abt 1857 in , Pike, MO.  She married  on

29

Jun 1883 in , Pike, MO A. J. DOWNING.

        5       iv      Robert E.2 COLLINS, born abt 1859 in , Pike, MO.  He married  on

5 Nov

1885 in , Pike, MO Hattie J. LEWIS.

        6       v       James E.2 COLLINS, born abt 1864 in , Pike, MO.

        7       vi      Joseph2 COLLINS, born abt 1867 in , Pike, MO.

        8       vii     Mary2 COLLINS, born abt 1869 in , Pike, MO.   Am not certain

that

this marriage will prove being correct.  Mary COLLINS m. W. F. READING, 25

Oct 1882, Pike Co., MO.  Check this out!!! 
 

Hoping to be able to link our families!  Keeping my fingers crossed here! 

TTYL 

Craig 

"Always looking for Cousins! 

They had one child:

77. Martha Susan DOWNING. Born on June 5, 1858. Martha Susan died on December 27, 1923; she was 65. 

Martha Susan married William Henry MILLER. Born on May 25, 1851. William Henry died on December 31, 1919; he was 68. 

They had one child:

78. Nancy Minta DOWNING. Born on June 4, 1862. 

In 1892 when Nancy Minta was 29, she married John Thomas DUVEL. 

They had the following children:

79. Dr. Thomas Jefferson DOWNING. Born on May 26, 1851. 

On November 13, 1878 when Thomas Jefferson was 27, he married Cammie HAYS, daughter of George C. HAYS & Mary J. WISE, in New London, Missouri. 

They had the following children:

Family of John Shannon READING (25) & Mahala Ann NALLEY 
 

80. James Lafayette READING. Born on July 31, 1847. James Lafayette died on August 3, 1897; he was 50. 

James Lafayette married Lois E. STARK, daughter of Thomas STARK (1815-) & . Born in 1854. 

They had the following children:

81. Susannah Margaret READING. Born on February 5, 1850. Susannah Margaret died in October 1931; she was 81. 

On November 11, 1869 when Susannah Margaret was 19, she married William Newton BRYSON. 

They had one child:

82. Cynthia Ann READING. Born on March 9, 1857. Cynthia Ann died on December 6, 1892; she was 35. 

On November 11, 1862 when Cynthia Ann was 5, she married James Jefferson PENIX, son of William PENIX (1801-1891) & Nancy H. THOMPSON (1813-1892). 

They had the following children:

83. Narcissus Tippett READING. Born on January 13, 1855. Narcissus Tippett died on November 11, 1935; she was 80. 

In 1873 when Narcissus Tippett was 17, she married E. B. RULE. E. B. died on January 31, 1893; he was 45. Born in 1848. 

They had the following children:

Family of Nancy READING (26) & B. Franklin DOWNING 
 

84. James DOWNING. Born before August 4, 1851. 

James married Ollie SPURLOCK. 

They had one child:

85. Mary Elizabeth DOWNING. Born on October 4, 1858. Mary Elizabeth died on October 26, 1877; she was 19. Buried in Bowling Green, Missouri. 

Mary Elizabeth married Joseph Harrison REYNOLDS. 

They had one child:

86. Louemma DOWNING. 

Louemma married C. T. WILSON. 

They had one child:

87. Martha Ann DOWNING. Born in 1851. Martha Ann died in 1891; she was 40. 

In 1874 when Martha Ann was 23, she married W. H. BLAND. 

They had one child:

Family of Elizabeth READING (27) & Heber Whittington ADAMS 
 

88. Mary E. ADAMS. Born in 1857. 

In 1879 when Mary E. was 22, she married J. C. WILSON. Born in 1850. J. C. died in 1907; he was 57. 

They had one child:

89. Minnie ADAMS. Born in 1863 in Pike County, Missouri. 

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 105: Mrs. Minnie Adams Cash. DAR ID Number: 104935 Born in Pike County, Mo. Wife of James William Cash. Descendant of George Reading, as follows: 1. Heber W. Adams (1816-1905) m. 1841 Elizabeth Reading (1825-1910). 2. William Reading (1792-1865) m. 1816 Margaret Shauhan (1797-1860). 3. George Reading m. 1790 Nancy McCune (1770-1842). See No. 104590. 

In 1884 when Minnie was 21, she married James William CASH. Born in 1851. 

They had one child:

90. George Milton ADAMS. Born in 1865. George Milton died in 1896; he was 31. 

In 1891 when George Milton was 26, he married Harriet TRIMBLE. Born in 1866. 

They had one child:

Family of William "Billie" READING Jr. (28) & Martha Susan CONN 
 

91. John Thomas READING. Born on January 6, 1854. 

On April 14, 1880 when John Thomas was 26, he first married I.K. CARTER. 

John Thomas second married Ida B. BROWN, daughter of William Rennie BROWN & Jane E. SISSON. Born on September 21, 1861. 

They had the following children:

92. Nancy READING. Born on March 20, 1861. 

On March 9, 1881 when Nancy was 19, she married William S. BIGGS. Born in 1854. 

They had the following children:

93. George W. READING. Born on August 16, 1863. George W. died on December 14, 1941; he was 78. 

On August 8, 1893 when George W. was 29, he married Arbie (or Abbie) SUTTON, daughter of Nathaniel SUTTON, in Curryville, Missouri. 

They had the following children:

94. Mary Elizabeth READING. Born on April 21, 1866. Mary Elizabeth died on July 6, 1910; she was 44. 

On October 7, 1890 when Mary Elizabeth was 24, she married S. G. DECKARD Rev.. Born in 1856. 

They had one child:

Family of Lafayette READING (30) & Mary A. "Mollie" McMILLEN 
 

95. Charles L. READING. 

Charles L. married Jane "Jennie" RULE (173) , daughter of E. B. RULE (1848-1893) & Narcissus Tippett READING (83) (1855-1935). Born in Louisiana, Missouri. 

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 97 

Mrs. Jennie Rule Reading.

DAR ID Number: 96570

Born in Louisiana, Mo.

Wife of Charles L. Reading.

Descendant of George Reading, as follows:

1. Dr. E. B. Rule (1848-93) m. 1873 Narcissa T. Reading (b. 1855).

2. John S. Reading (1821-99) m. Mahala Nalley (1820-1903).

3. William Reading (b. 1792) m. 1816 Margaret Shawhan (b. 1797).

4. George Reading m. Nancy McCune (1771-1842).

George Reading (1761-1846) was placed on the pension roll, 1833, of Pike County, N. Y., for service, 1777, in Captain Knox's company, Pennsylvania Line. He was born in New Jersey; died in Missouri. 

They had one child:

Family of Elizabeth P. READING (31) & Daniel CREASEY 
 

96. Maducia CREASEY. Born in 1860. 

In 1879 when Maducia was 19, she married Silas LAKE. Born in 1855. 

They had one child:

Family of Margaret Brewer BIGGS (33) & John Eastin SHANNON 
 

97. William Orwin SHANNON. Born in 1851. 

In 1873 when William Orwin was 22, he married Louisa Frances WRIGHT, daughter of John Furnea WRIGHT (1808-1878) & Elizabeth GOODMAN (1817-1893). Born in 1855. 

They had the following children:

Family of George K. BIGGS (34) & Margarite JACKSON 
 

98. Margarite Jackson BIGGS. Born in 1838. Margarite Jackson died in 1889; she was 51. 

In 1859 when Margarite Jackson was 21, she married John Strother VICKERS. Born in 1826. John Strother died in 1902; he was 76. 

They had one child:

Family of John Davis BIGGS (35) & Harriet BENTLEY 
 

99. Emily BIGGS. Born in 1853. Emily died in 1907; she was 54. 

In 1874 when Emily was 21, she married James Marshall SMITH. Born in 1836. 

They had one child:

Family of John James HOLIDAY (36) & Lucretia Green FOREE 
 

100. Nancy Eliza HOLIDAY. Born on September 17, 1847 in Hannibal, Missouri. Nancy Eliza died in St. Louis, Missouri on February 25, 1942; she was 94. 

On December 4, 1866 when Nancy Eliza was 19, she married James Hutchenson WEAR, in St. Louis, Missouri. Born on September 30, 1838 in Otterville, Missouri. James Hutchenson died in St. Louis, Missouri on September 14, 1893; he was 54. 

They had one child:

Family of Mary Sloan HOLIDAY (37) & Daniel ATTERBURY 
 

101. Joseph William ATTERBURY. Born in 1841. 

Joseph William married Laura Belle BAKER. 

They had one child:

Family of Ruth Ann McCUNE (39) & Peter Richard GARNETT 
 

102. Hugh McCune GARNETT. Born on April 6, 1881 in Willows, California. Hugh McCune died on May 11, 1956; he was 75. 

On March 14, 1904 when Hugh McCune was 22, he married Emma Gertrude ANNAND, daughter of John ANNAND & Izella McDANIEL. Born on January 4, 1884 in Butte City, California. Emma Gertrude died on October 19, 1946; she was 62. 

They had one child:

Family of Mary Rebecca McCUNE (40) & John FERRELL 
 

103. Henry Clark FERRELL. Born on September 7, 1888 in Bowling Green, Missouri. Henry Clark died in Bartlesville, Oklahoma on July 19, 1927; he was 38. 

On July 29, 1922 when Henry Clark was 33, he married Virginia Lee SOMERVILLE, in Nowata, Oklahoma. Born on December 27, 1892 in Jackson County, West Virginia. 

They had one child:

Family of Katharine "Kittie Ann" SMITH (41) & Elias BATTERTON 
 

104. Wallace BATTERTON. [68] 

On April 12, 1866 Wallace married Elsie DAVID, daughter of Jacob DAVID (1809-1866) & Lucretia SMITH (1818-). 

They had one child:

Family of John Shawhan SMITH (42) & Melvina (Malvina) HINKSON 
 

105. Nancy  Shawhan SMITH. Born on August 24, 1851 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Nancy  Shawhan died in Pike County, Missouri on September 11, 1931; she was 80. Buried in Smyrna Cemetery, Pike County, Missouri. 

Called "Aunt Sis," Nancy was said to resemble her grandmother, the first Nancy Shawhan, all her life, even into old age.  As of Madsen's account… "a portrait of Nancy  as a little girl in hoop skirts is now in the possession of Willie  T. Vanarsdale, and his second wife, on the farm near New Hartford, Mo. [69] 

Nancy Shawhan Smith Hinkson Vanarsdale took care of John Frances Smith, the youngest son of Julia and John Thomas Smith, after Julia died shortly after giving birth. [69] 

On December 8, 1867 when Nancy  Shawhan was 16, she first married Humphrey HINKSON, son of John HINKSON (1804-1872) & Margaret EWALT (1813-1873). Born on August 18, 1846 in Lewis County, Missouri. Humphrey died in Labelle, Missouri on October 27, 1882; he was 36. Buried in Sharpe-Hinkson Cemetery, Lewis County, Missouri. 

They had the following children:

circa 1887 when Nancy  Shawhan was 35, she second married William M. VANARSDEL [70], son of Ambrose J. VANARSDALL & Phoebe BURTON, in Pike County, Missouri. Born on May 26, 1842 in Pike County, Missouri. William M. died in Smyrna Cemetery, Pike County, Missouri on January 15, 1912; he was 69. 

They had one child:

106. John Thomas SMITH. Born on January 30, 1854 in Harrison County, Kentucky. John Thomas died on April 8, 1916; he was 62. Buried in Old Smyrna Graveyard, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri. 

"After Julia's death, John Thomas Smith raised his five children with the help of his sisters and relatives, who lived nearby.  Nancy Shawhan  Smith Vanarsdale took the baby John Frances  Smith for a while until he was old enough to be cared for by the girls at home.  This family of children lived on the road between Gazette, Mo. and Vandalia, Mo. in a house which was then next door to the old Clithero place, not far up the road from the Chandler place, both places still known by those names even now in 1951.  When his family were growing up up, many incidents of interest happened to them which have been told in 'Meet My Association' by Isobel  Chandler Madsen, a manuscript in preparation to preserve the tales of interest and general knowledge about the years gone by.  The house where they lived has long since been moved to another location."  [72]

"He studied law and practiced it, along with farming, and running horses at the County Fairs, raising his own tobacco, and making most of his own liquor using malt that he made himself from his own barley shoots.  He was a gregarious and vocal character, known as "Squire" and "Judge" in the county where he was widely acquainted.  He sang well, and often led the singing at revivals and in the church.  He was the Superintendent of the church at Estes, but would never join it because he did not want to pin his religious convictions to any creed that was not flexible.  What the denomination of the church at Estes was, I have not learned, but I doubt that it made much difference to grandfather.  He was a fun-loving man, and liked to hear himself talk, and he liked people.  His funeral in Pike County was almost as big an affair in the county as was that of Adolph Busch in St. Louis, which he and a trainload of politicians attended, staying for three days and having the time of their lives." [73]

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1900 Soundex:  MO S530 Pike County, ED 90 S17 L61, Hartford Township, Pike County, MO

John T. Smith b. Jan 1854 (46) b. KY

Smith, Edith Mae (D) Nov 1886 (13) b. MO

John F. (s) Aug 1889 (10) b. MO

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Original letter owned by Bettye Warner (granddaughter of Edith Smith)

Letter written on lined note paper: 

Curryville, Mo.

10-31-12 

My Dear Children,

I am well.  Mama is poorly, has a bad cough.  It is cold and wet this morning. Had a heavy rain last night.  I have my coal for the winter hauled. Have made four trips to Vandalia within thelast week.  Have not gathered any corn yet, it is hardly dry enough. 

My hogs are doing nicely. 

Old ma___(letter torn in half at this  point, leaving several words missing)___the winter 

NOTE: Nothing more after this entry.--REF

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From hand-written letter in possession of Bettye Warner (granddaughter of Edith Smith)

On Iowa State Insurance Company letterhead:

J. T. Smith, Agent

Gazette, Missouri 

May 23, 1915 

Dear Edith, 

We are all well, getting along all right.  Hope you are all well. 

Everything looks nice.  Looks we will raise something, when you come out this fall. We can give you plenty of pumpkin pie. 

I was at the old Smyrna cemetery the other day.  Am sending you a little Rose off your Mama's grave.  Thought it would please you. 

Aunt Sis is here, will spend the weekend with us. 

Your same old Dad, 

J. T. Smith 

On December 19, 1875 when John Thomas was 21, he first married Julia Frances "Fannie" TROWER, daughter of Andrew Jackson TROWER (1828-1896) & Sarah Ann (Sally) BUTLER (1827-1914), in Pike County, Missouri. Born on May 28, 1854 in Missouri. Julia Frances "Fannie" died on February 9, 1890; she was 35. Buried in Old Smyrna Church Graveyard, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri. 

"After the birth of her last baby, John Frances, Julia Frances Trower Smith died on the day of February 9, 1890, [74] and is buried with many friends and relatives in the Old Smyrna Church Graveyard, Pike County, Mo.  She had auburn red hair, and was greatly mourned by her many brothers and sisters, as well as by her father, Andrew J. Trower, and her mother, Sarah A. Butler Trower." [45] 

They had the following children:

In October 1904 when John Thomas was 50, he second married Ella KILBY. Resided in Estes, Missouri. [72] 
 

Family of John Shawhan SMITH (42) & Mary M. TAUL 
 

107. Margaret E. SMITH. Born on October 7, 1857. 

On February 24, 1875 when Margaret E. was 17, she married Wesley B. TROWER, son of Andrew Jackson TROWER (1828-1896) & Sarah Ann (Sally) BUTLER (1827-1914). Born on February 13, 1853. Wesley B. died on January 29, 1919; he was 65. 

They had the following children:

108. Emma K. SMITH. Born on June 3, 1861. 

"…they had a large farm and a large family in Pike County.  There used to be a number of Wrights visit us when they came into Bowling Green, Missouri, where we lived, the county seat.  They were a hearty, healthy family." [45] 

On September 3, 1878 when Emma K. was 17, she married Charles WRIGHT, in First Christian Church. 

They had the following children:

Family of Nicholas SMITH III (43) & Amanda M. ALLISON (59) 
 

109. John Oscar SMITH. Born on October 7, 1845 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. John Oscar died in Clay County, Missouri on December 6, 1897; he was 52. Buried in  Faubion Chapel Graveyard. 

JOHN OSCAR SMITH [75] 

John Oscar Smith was born October 7, 1845 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. He was the eldest of three children born to Nicholas III and Amanda M. Allison Smith. John O. lost his father in 1855 when he was just ten years old. It must have been a struggle for Amanda, the 29 year old widow, to provide for her two remaining children. The 1860 census shows that John O. was by then a ward of Willis P. Collins, an officer of the court. Perhaps this 15-year old was apprenticed to Collins to learn skills of farming, although John later became a carpenter like his father. 

On July 5, 1866, John Oscar married Elizabeth A. Smith (see Smith line "A"), in Clay County, Missouri. Why John O. Smith went to Missouri from Kentucky is unclear, perhaps there was a connection between the two lines of Smith families, or because of mutual familiarity with the Duncans of Paris, Kentucky who had relocated from Bourbon County. There may have been a connection with the Civil War as there was much action along the Mississippi and Missouri Rivers. A marriage certificate was filed for record on July 16, 1866. Whereby, 'William Warren, a minister of the gospel, solemnizes the rites of matrimony between John O. and Bettie A. Smith, both of this county." This marriage brought together the two Smith lines. 

This union produced eight children: Edward (1868), John Oscar Jr.(1871), Mary Margaret (1873), Claude E. (1876, author's grandfather, see separate section ), William D. (1877), Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1881), Eleven T. "tow" (1884), and Ephraim "Ephie" (1889). 

On November 7, 1868, John Oscar and 'Elizabeth A. Smith,' his wife, sold a 98 acre plot of land in Bourbon County, Kentucky to his mother Amanda Allison Smith for $625. This property was the allotment of "Dower" from John's grandmother Nancy Shawhan Smith, the widow of Nicholas II. John O. was obviously severing ties with Bourbon County, Kentucky as he had moved on to Missouri. 

The 1870 census verifies that John O. and Bettie A. were living in Liberty Township, Clay County, Missouri with a two year old son, Eddie. The 1880 census (see Exhibit "8b" in Appendix "A") shows John and Bettie A. and five children living in Platte Township next to her widower brother Ephraim Jr. and his three year old daughter Lola. Living in an adjacent house was their 68 year old widowed mother Elizabeth Duncan Smith. Bettie Al's brother Bazil (29) and sister Sallie (24) had never married and were still living with their mother. Ephraim Smith Sr. had just died and was enumerated on the mortality schedule of 1880. 

Throughout John Oscar's lifetime, he attempted several different occupations. Besides farming and the carpentry of his youth, records show that in the 1870s he ran a restaurant. In 1891, he was appointed Postmaster at Linden, a small town north of Kansas City. This was where several Smith family members moved after leaving their farms. 

Clay County Cemetery records show that John Oscar Smith, born in Bourbon County, Kentucky on October 7, 1845, died in Clay County, Missouri, December 6, 1897 at age 52. He was buried in the Faubion Chapel Graveyard located in Gallatin Township, eight miles southwest of Liberty. A gravestone, barely readable, still stands. Bettie A. was buried beside her husband but has no grave marker. 

Edward Bazil ("Strawberry") Smith, eldest son of John O. and Bettie A., married Anna Kimbrell, a milliner or trimmer of hats, on August 13, 1891. He got the nickname "Strawberry" because he grew them in Kansas in his later years. They had four children. Eddie's younger brother Levy (Eleven T.) lived with them until his premature death in 1906. The 1910 census indicates that Edward and Anna had divorced. Edward died at Bethany Hospital at Wyandotte County, Kansas on January 26, 1953 at the age of 85. 

John Oscar Smith Jr. married Vida C. Breckenridge, a girl from a neighboring farm, on February 18, 1894, in Platte Township, Clay County, Missouri. They rented their house and took in a boarder named Charles Russell, who was possibly a relative of the John B. Russell who married John Oscar's sister Mary Margaret. John O. Jr. and Vida had one child named Edith. 

Mary Margaret Smith married John Benjamin Russell on January 28, 1890 at Smithville. They had three children: Ethyl, Ellis (Mike), and Iola, who died young. Mary Margaret died April 26, 1907 at only 34 years of age. Mary Ann Meares of Smithville (see acknowledgments) is the daughter of Ellis Russell. 

Claude E. Smith ( was the author's grandfather, see separate page.) 

William D. Smith married Etta Elizabeth Mosby on August 15, 1900 and had two daughters, Jessie Mardell and Wiletta E. He died in 1965 in Linden, Missouri at 88 years of age. 

Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" Smith married Arva Hudson, a mechanic and blacksmith. They lost several children but two survived, Elmo and Mary. They took in brother Claude's middle daughter Ruth (author's mother) when his wife Ella May died in 1912. Lizzie's 75 year old mother Bettie also lived with them until her death in 1934. At some point she was widowed or divorced and remarried a man named O'Dell. The Death Certificate shows Julia O'Dell had been a housewife and clerk. She died at Osawatomie, Kansas on March 23, 1963 at 1:50 PM of multiple pulmonary emboli. 

Eleven T. Smith died on January 6, 1906 at the age of 22. He was single. 

Ephraim Smith died on March 21, 1906 at the age of seventeen, just two months after his brother Levy. The gravestone at Barry Cemetery near Gladstone bears the inscription: "Eleven T. and Ephie -- Children of J.O. and Bettie A. Smith."

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Deed Bk. 56, 492-493

Nov. 7th, 1868

John O. Smith to Amanda M. Smith

Know all men by these presents that I John O. Smith, of the County of Clay in the State of Missouri have this day, for and in consideration of the sum of six hundred and twenty five dollars to me in hand paid by Amanda M. Smith of the same County and State (the receipt of which is hereby acknowledged) bargained and sold, remised, quit claimed and conveyed and do by these presents, bargain and sell remise, release quit--claim and convey unto said Amanda M. Smith, her heirs and assigns forever all my right, (illegible) interest and estate whether legal or equitable, present, future, contingent, provisionary or in remainder of in or to following tract, piece or parcel of land, situate in the county of Bourbon in the State of Kentucky, towit; Beginning at the ash tree, thence S3 1/2 W32 poles to (2) the stake; thence S37 E23 poles S44 E13.50 poles to 3. S39 E 23.44 poles to 4. South 40 3/4 E 55.80 poles to 5., Trabue's Corner, thence S30 1/2 W 17.12 to 6. thence S32 1/2 W 22.24 poles to (66), thence S 89 1/2 E 57 poles to 7. the two box elder stumps, Dan'l Shawhan's corner, thence north 39.47 (?) 93.76 poles to a stake. Thence north 39 1/2 W 99 poles to the middle of the Licking at (6). thence down the said stream South 50 W 17 poles, South 63 1/2 W 16 poles to the north bank of Licking at M. thence South 24 W 19.50 poles to the beginning.  Containing 98 acres 2 roods (?) and 10 poles.  The said tract piece or parcel of land so bounded and described being the allotment of dower to Nancy Smith, widow of Nicholas Smith, late of said County of Bourbon deceased, which Nicholas Smith deceased was the grant father of me, the said John O. Smith.  To have and to hold the premises hereby conveyed, together with all and singular tenements, hereditaments thereunto belonging to in any wise appertaining to unto the only proper use, benefit and behalf of said Amanda M. Smith her heirs and assigns forever.  In testimony whereof, I the said John O. Smith, have hereunto set my hand and affixed my seal this seventh day of November A. D. 1868. 

John O. Smith, seal 

Memorandum--The words & figures "North 39.47. 93.76 poles to a stake thence after the 4th word of the 27trh line of the 1st page of this died, intermined before the signing and sealing of this deed. 

John O. Smith, seal 

State of Missouri, County of Clay, City of Liberty

I D.C. Allen, Commissioner of Deeds for the State of Kentucky, duly appointed and Commissioned by the Governor thereof for the State of Missouri, and authorized to take acknowledgements of Deeds and other writings, do certify that this deed from John O. Smith to Amanda M. Smith was this day produced to me in my office in the City of Liberty aforesaid, by the said Grantee, and by him then and there acknowledged before me to be his act and deed, for the purposes thereon mentioned.  Given under my hand and seal of office this seventh day of November A. D. 1868. 

D. C. Allen, Commissioner 

State of Kentucky

County of Bourbon

I Jas. M. Hughes Clerk of the County Court of said County, do certify that on the 1st day of February 1869 the foregoing deed was produced to me in my office for record.  Whereupon said deed which is duly stamped legally with the certificates therein endorsed hath been duly admitted to record in said office.  Given under my hand the day and year aforesaid. 

J. M. Hughes, clk. 

On July 16, 1866 when John Oscar was 20, he married Elizabeth Ann SMITH, daughter of Ephraim SMITH & Elizabeth DUNCAN (>1810-), in Missouri. Born on January 8, 1845 in Clay County, Missouri. Elizabeth Ann died in Kansas City, Jackson County, Missouri on December 27, 1934; she was 89. 

They had the following children:

110. Margaret A. SMITH. Born in 1847. 

On August 4, 1864 when Margaret A. was 17, she married William Henry DAVID, son of William DAVID (1800-1881) & Elizabeth JACOB (1804-1874), in Bourbon County, Kentucky. [76] Born on October 25, 1840. William Henry died on July 30, 1897; he was 56. 

Deed Bk. 72, pp. 437-438

April 24, 1886

Wm David's heirs to Wm David 

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Index 8510

Ord 34 Pet & Appl Admn 11, Apprs 11, Settled 67, Est. Set Q, Admn Set 333 

They had the following children:

Family of Margaret Elizabeth SMITH (44) & COL Samuel EWALT 
 

111. Samuel EWALT. Born in 1864. Samuel died in 1890; he was 26. 

On January 6, 1886 when Samuel was 22, he married Anna Lee CURRENT, daughter of John CURRENT (1838-1926) & Mary Catherine McCARNEY (-1875). Born in 1863 in Shawhan, Kentucky. Anna Lee died in 1909; she was 46. 

They had the following children:

112. Edwin EWALT. [78] Born in 1867. Edwin died in 1895; he was 28. 

On December 8, 1886 when Edwin was 19, he married Elizabeth T. CURRENT, daughter of John CURRENT (1838-1926) & Mary Catherine McCARNEY (-1875). Born in 1865 in Shawhan, Kentucky. Elizabeth T. died in 1949; she was 84. 

They had the following children:

113. Sallie EWALT. 

Sallie married Luther LAIR, son of Matthias LAIR (1813-) & Rowena (Roanna) LAIR. 

They had the following children:

Family of Margaret Elizabeth SMITH (44) & August "Gus" PUGH 
 

114. Fannie PUGH. 

Fannie married A.T. CRAWFORD. 

They had one child:

Family of Charles Redmon SHAWHAN (46) & Ann Miller LAIL 
 

115. Sallie Ann (Sarah) SHAWHAN. Born on March 7, 1858 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Sallie Ann (Sarah) died in Cass County, MO on June 8, 1949; she was 91. 

On November 18, 1875 when Sallie Ann (Sarah) was 17, she first married Melkige Von OWSLEY, in Jackson County, MO. Born on August 3, 1853 in Jackson County, MO. Melkige Von died in MO on December 31, 1902; he was 49. 

They had the following children:

On February 2, 1913 when Sallie Ann (Sarah) was 54, she second married William Martin GRAYUM. Born about 1860. William Martin died on April 10, 1937; he was 77. 

116. Lutie Lail SHAWHAN. Born on September 29, 1864 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. Lutie Lail died in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas on July 28, 1942; she was 77. 

about 1885 when Lutie Lail was 20, she first married Homer STONSTREET. Born about 1862. 

They had the following children:

about 1910 when Lutie Lail was 45, she second married Charles BRANTON. Born on July 24, 1861. Charles died on October 4, 1950; he was 89. 
 

Family of Charles Redmon SHAWHAN (46) & Sarah Frances EASLEY 
 

117. John Easley SHAWHAN. Born on May 29, 1867 in Missouri. John Easley died on June 5, 1957; he was 90. 

about 1895 when John Easley was 27, he married Ora B.. Born in 1875. Ora B. died in 1919; she was 44. 

They had the following children:

Family of William Winston SHAWHAN (47) & Julia RAVENSCRAFT 
 

118. Daniel Duncan SHAWHAN. Born on January 14, 1856. Daniel Duncan died on March 10, 1929; he was 73. 

On December 29, 1881 when Daniel Duncan was 25, he married Effie HARRIS. 

They had the following children:

119. William Elken SHAWHAN. Born on July 31, 1858 in Shawhan Station, Kentucky. William Elken died in Lee's Summit, MO on December 27, 1938; he was 80. 

William E. Shawhan, 80 years old, a retired carpenter, died early today at his home at Lee's Summit, Mo.  He leave three sons, Frank Shawhan of the home; Zach Shawhan, Russell, Kas; and Spencer Shawhan, St. Paul; three brothers, George Shawhan, Kingsville, Mo.; Joseph Shawhan, Leavenworth, Kas; and Hope Shawhan, Bartlesville, Ok; two sisters, Mrs. Maggie Dickerson and Mrs. Minerva Taggart, both of Lee's Summit. [80] 

On September 30, 1883 when William Elken was 25, he married Adelaide COOPER, daughter of Zach COOPER & Olivia DAWSON. Born on June 7, 1859. Adelaide died in Lee's Summit, MO on December 25, 1924; she was 65. 

They had the following children:

120. John Morgan SHAWHAN. Born on January 21, 1863. John Morgan died in 1910; he was 46. Buried in Lee's Summit Cemetery, Lee's Summit, Missouri. 

John Morgan married Minnie Sue ERVIN, daughter of James Francis ERVIN & Juda HARRIS. Born about 1872. Minnie Sue died in Kansas City, Missouri on February 25, 1922; she was 50. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Missouri. 

They had one child:

Family of William Winston SHAWHAN (47) & Eliza Ann LLOYD 
 

121. Joseph Redmon SHAWHAN. Born on October 23, 1873. Joseph Redmon died on November 7, 1942; he was 69. 

On October 23, 1904 when Joseph Redmon was 31, he married Alma SCHUMACHER, daughter of John R. SCHUMACHER & Annie E., in Berne, Switzerland. Alma died on October 18, 1962. 

They had the following children:

122. Mary Florence SHAWHAN. Born on December 20, 1877. Mary Florence died in Lee's Summit, Missouri in 1929; she was 51. Buried in Lee's Summit Cemetery. 

On January 15, 1904 when Mary Florence was 26, she married J. Tolly FRANKLIN. J. Tolly died in Lee's Summit, Missouri. Buried in Lee's Summit Cemetery. 

They had the following children:

123. Nancy May SHAWHAN. Born on December 10, 1884. [82] Nancy May died on November 27, 1959; she was 74. 

On December 3, 1903 when Nancy May was 18, she married Claude LEE. Born on September 2, 1882. 

They had the following children:

124. Ennis Winston "Jake" SHAWHAN. Born on January 30, 1879 in MO. Ennis Winston "Jake" died in MO on June 2, 1961; he was 82. 

Ennis received the nickname of "Jake" because that was the name of his

pet crow. 

In 1910 when Ennis Winston "Jake" was 30, he married Violet Frances (Fannie) GILMORE, in MO. Born on August 3, 1883. Violet Frances (Fannie) died on November 26, 1974; she was 91. 

They had the following children:

Family of Sarah Minerva SHAWHAN (48) & Elkin David LIGHTFOOT 
 

125. "Big" Frank LIGHTFOOT. 

"Big" Frank married Sarah B. THOMAS. Sarah B. died on November 5, 1965. 

They had the following children:

Family of George Henry SHAWHAN (49) & Mary Francis TATMAN 
 

126. Daniel Lee SHAWHAN. Born on March 30, 1869. Daniel Lee died on June 10, 1945; he was 76. 

On January 11, 1894 when Daniel Lee was 24, he married Carolyn Cornelia KEENE, in Columbia, Missouri. Born on April 23, 1875. Carolyn Cornelia died in Lee's Summit. on August 10, 1937; she was 62. 

They had the following children:

127. Margaret Lulu SHAWHAN. Born on May 8, 1871 in Shawhan Station, Kentucky. Margaret Lulu died on November 30, 1932; she was 61. 

Margaret Lulu first married Royal Waller LACKEY. Royal Waller died on October 2, 1921. 

They had the following children:

Margaret Lulu second married Steve SPENCER. 

Margaret Lulu third married JOHNSON. 

128. Beulah Florence SHAWHAN. Born on July 26, 1873. Beulah Florence died on May 22, 1954; she was 80. 

On December 15, 1895 when Beulah Florence was 22, she married James Underwood ROWLAND. Born on August 31, 1871. James Underwood died on February 3, 1935; he was 63. 

They had one child:

129. Edna Minerva SHAWHAN. Born on September 11, 1875. Edna Minerva died on January 9, 1901; she was 25. 

On July 4, 1898 when Edna Minerva was 22, she married Thomas SPAINHOWER. Born on March 5, 1873. Thomas died on January 1, 1955; he was 81. 

They had one child:

130. Sarah Georgia "Sallie" SHAWHAN. Born on September 11, 1879 in Lone Jack, Missouri. Sarah Georgia "Sallie" died in Kansas City, Missouri on October 25, 1945; she was 66. 

On October 31, 1897 when Sarah Georgia "Sallie" was 18, she first married Homer Buford ROWLAND. Born on April 13, 1877. Homer Buford died on September 17, 1936; he was 59. 

They had one child:

Sarah Georgia "Sallie" second married Charles NELSON. 

Sarah Georgia "Sallie" third married Rol G. BAKER. Born on June 19, 1891. 
 

Family of John Thomas SHAWHAN (50) & Julia Florence DANIEL 
 

131. Thomas Redmon SHAWHAN. Born on November 11, 1879. [83] Thomas Redmon died on August 9, 1960; he was 80. Buried in Memory Garden Memorial Park, Brea, California. 

On June 5, 1901 when Thomas Redmon was 21, he married Annie Rhodes TURNER, in Prowers, Colorado. Born on February 10, 1881. Annie Rhodes died on May 15, 1960; she was 79. 

They had one child:

132. William Gibbons SHAWHAN. Born on November 13, 1874 in Lone Jack, Missouri. William Gibbons died in Kansas City, Missouri on May 25, 1957; he was 82. 

In October 1898 when William Gibbons was 23, he married Lail ALEXANDER. Lail died on December 19, 1941. 

They had the following children:

133. Walter Randolph SHAWHAN. Born on July 18, 1877. Walter Randolph died in Belton, Missouri on November 24, 1961; he was 84. Buried in Lone Jack, Missouri. 

On April 2, 1905 when Walter Randolph was 27, he married Mamie Ethel CAVE, daughter of Henry CAVE & Rebecca HUNT. Born on January 7, 1885. Mamie Ethel died on November 5, 1962; she was 77. 

They had the following children:

134. George Albert SHAWHAN. Born on December 22, 1879 in Lone Jack, Missouri. George Albert died in Kansas City, Missouri in May 1949; he was 69. 

On February 2, 1902 when George Albert was 22, he first married Lettie BENNETT. Born on July 31, . Lettie died on July 31, 1911. 

They had the following children:

George Albert second married Aileen LONG. 

They had one child:

135. Annie Florence SHAWHAN. Born on April 11, 1883 in Lone Jack, Missouri. Annie Florence died in Warrensburg, Missouri on September 2, 1978; she was 95. 

On December 21, 1910 when Annie Florence was 27, she married William Jasper FROST. Born on November 12, 1881. William Jasper died on February 18, 1938; he was 56. 

They had the following children:

136. Julia Bell SHAWHAN. Born on November 30, 1883. Julia Bell died on September 2, 1978; she was 94. 

On December 19, 1930 when Julia Bell was 47, she married Elvin V. HALL. Elvin V. died in April 1958. 

They had one child:

137. John Daniel SHAWHAN. Born on March 10, 1871 in Pink Hill, MO. John Daniel died on November 8, 1939; he was 68. 

John died after being severely injured in a tractor accident. 

On November 2, 1898 when John Daniel was 27, he married Mary Elizabeth BRIERLY, daughter of Henry BRIERLY & Lucretia BRIDGES, in Strasburg, MO. Born on July 11, 1875 in Strasburg, MO. Mary Elizabeth died in Lee's Summit, MO on September 16, 1972; she was 97. 

They had the following children:

Family of John Erskine SHAWHAN (52) & Mary Ann JOURDAIN 
 

138. John Erskine SHAWHAN Jr. Born in 1859 in Plattsburg, MO. John Erskine died in Chicago, Illinois after 1903; he was 44. 

In 1880 when John Erskine was 21, he first married Mattie CROSSETTE, in San Francisco, California. 

They had the following children:

On February 4, 1901 when John Erskine was 42, he second married Emma Alberta CHENE. 

They had the following children:

139. James McCune SHAWHAN. Born on September 16, 1863. James McCune died on June 28, 1911; he was 47. 

James McCune SHAWHAN. Born September 16, 1863 and died June 28, 1911. He married Ada Romer July 25, 1885, at Trinity Episcopal Church in San Francisco, California. She was born March 20, 1865 in San Francisco, California and became a well known artist in the San Francisco Bay area and had exhibits in the Bohemian Club and the Mechanic's Institute. She died September 17, 1947 at her daughter's home in Oakland, California. They had issue. [36] 

On July 25, 1885 when James McCune was 21, he married Ada ROMER, in San Francisco, California. Born on July 25, 1865. Ada died in Oakland, California on September 17, 1947; she was 82. 

SHAWHAN, Ada Romer (1865-1947). Portrait and still lite painter. Born in San Francisco on March 20, 1893. Shawhan was a member of a pioneer family whose father arrived in the Gold Ftush. Her most famous work was a large canvas of the heads of 40 painters, writers and musicians who were her contemporaries before 1906. She died at her daughter's home in Oakland in 1947. Works held: Bohemian Club (portrait of George Bromley). Exhibited: Mechanics' Inst., 1897 (floral still life). 1 SF Examiner, Sept. 18, 1947 (obit).  [Source:  "Artists in California, 1786-1940" by Edan Milton Hughes, San Francisco:  Hughes Publishing Company (no date), p. 421.] 

They had the following children:

140. Ruth Agnes SHAWHAN. Born on April 7, 1868. 

Born April 7, 1868. She married H.E. Fortlage in England in 1904. They had issue. 

In 1904 when Ruth Agnes was 35, she married H. E. FORTLAGE, in England. Born about 1865. 

They had one child:

Family of Daniel McCune SHAWHAN (54) & Jane CARSON 
 

141. William Henry SHAWHAN. Born on January 27, 1858 in Rush County, Indiana. William Henry died in Pike County, Indiana on December 14, 1957; he was 99. 

William came to Pike County with his father. He graduated from Indiana Central Business College in Indianapolis and then became a lifetime farmer. He was also quite interested in family history; his notes and records have greatly assisted in the preparation of this narrative. He lived to be a ripe old age, yet his memory was crystal clear to the end. One of his last writings was about a trip he took to Rush County, when he was a youngster, to visit his Uncle John.  "Having been born in less than two miles of that Shawhan home in 1858, as a boy I remember the old house and most of the family. When about 11 years old, Uncle John invited Pa and the family to Sunday dinner. We went, the family was home with some others. Uncle John and Aunt Sarah took us through the house, it had an upstairs and a large cellar. It had a large dancing floor, the billiard room with its big table, the music room with the Grand Piano, with some of the ladies playing. Uncle John took Pa to the large cellar, (I followed, of course), where in war times he had stored 75 barrels of "Good Old Bourbon". I

regret to say, Uncle John visited it too often. In the large dining room we all assembled, Uncle John was master of ceremonies, helping our plates to the good things Aunt Sarah had prepared for us, -- well, old Aunt Lucy and her colored daughter helped some in preparing it. The dinner was, or is a memory to this day, though 80 years have passed, not a soul, save me, are living. Uncle, with a black boy or two, showed us around the barn and the horses. They bred mostly Harness horses, a few trotters, and had a half-mile track, for horses were trained regularly. Garrett "Hoosier", the oldest son, would take a string of horses down to Mobile, Ala., race them, sell out, and come home for more. When the war broke out, it caught Garrett down at Mobile with a string of horses; he never came back, but remained in the South. His old Uncle Joe called all his brother John's family "Rebels" over it. Uncle John cried as he told Pa about it. Elsie, the young daughter, was quite a horse woman, having seen her going down the turnpike on her five gaited saddle horse, used side saddle, with the colored boy on a horse, riding some 40 yards behind, seeing that no accident occurred and to take care for the horse when she called. Daniel P. was his own driver at the track. The Shawhans, Daniel, John, and their nephew, William McCune Shawhan, set their slaves free, before coming to Indiana. Some of John's begged to come along, so they kept them. To this day, I think there was not a Shawhan in Rush or Fayette Co's. Adieu 10-18-1950. William H. Shawhan " 

On October 27, 1881 when William Henry was 23, he married Virginia May BARKER, in Pike County, Indiana. Born on September 11, 1862. Virginia May died in Pike County, Indiana on November 29, 1915; she was 53. 

They had the following children:

142. Eglantine SHAWHAN. Born on June 23, 1860 in Pike County, Indiana. Eglantine died in Pike County, Indiana on June 4, 1936; she was 75. 

On September 10, 1891 when Eglantine was 31, she married Lawson A. COBLE, in Pike County, Indiana. Born about 1858. 

They had one child:

143. David Frame SHAWHAN. Born on February 13, 1863 in Pike County, Indiana. David Frame died in Pike County, Indiana on May 17, 1922; he was 59. 

On May 7, 1890 when David Frame was 27, he first married Maude DUNNING. Born about 1865. Maude died on June 10, 1892; she was 27. 

Maude died from complications of childbirth. 

They had one child:

about 1910 when David Frame was 46, he second married Erma COBLE. Born about 1880. Erma died about 1955; she was 75. 

They had one child:

Family of Mary Helen SHAWHAN (56) & Robert MEYERS 
 

144. George W. MEYERS. Born on April 30, 1864. George W. died on November 23, 1931; he was 67. 

George went to school in Champaign, IL where he was class valedictorian at the University of Illinois. He then went to the University of Chicago where he became a professor, teaching mathematics and astronomy. He was the author of many text books, including one titled "Meyers Arithmetic" that was used nationwide. 

On June 27, 1889 when George W. was 25, he married Mary Eva SIMS. Born about 1867. 

They had the following children:

Family of John Henry SHAWHAN (61) & Sarah Eliza FRAZIER 
 

145. Joel SHAWHAN. Born in 1878 in Harrison County, Kentucky. Joel died in Scott County, Kentucky on January 20, 1948; he was 70. 

Child:

Family of Mary E. SHAWHAN (63) & James K. MEGIBBEN 
 

146. John William "Will" MEGIBBEN. Born on May 19, 1867 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. John William "Will" died in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky on August 25, 1933; he was 66. 

On September 20, 1894 when John William "Will" was 27, he married Rowena Lair REYNOLDS, daughter of Samuel T. REYNOLDS & Sally LAIR (1849-1906). Born in 1875. 

They had the following children:

Family of Annie SHAWHAN (69) & Todd W. WHALEY 
 

147. Myrtle WHALEY. Myrtle died in 1920. 

Myrtle married William HOWK, son of George HOWK Jr. (1859-) & Mattie O'NEAL. Born in 1883. William died on August 3, 1967; he was 84. 

Long Illness Proves Fatal To W. C. Howk 

William Chowning HOWK, 84, President of the National Bank of Cynthiana since 1939, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at Harrison Memorial Hospital after being ill for three years. He was a retired farmer and tobacco dealer, member of the Cynthiana Christian Church and a member of the Cynthiana Elks Lodge No. 438. Surviving him are his wife, Margaret SHROPSHIRE HOWK; two sons W. c. HOWK Jr., Cynthiana, and Daniel McShane HOWK, U.S. Marines, Paris Island, S.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert OWEN, Maryland, and Mrs. B.G. PARFET, Michigan; two granddaughters, five grandsons and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 5, at Whaley Funeral Home by Roy S. HULAN. Burial was at Battle Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Horace POULTER, Lansing NICHOLS, Leslie McKEE, W. O. SHROPSHIRE, Jack MARSHALL, Oren W. DILTZ, and Lark K. BOX. Honorary pallbearers were the Board of Directors of the National Bank, Board of Directors of battle Grove Cemetery, T. R. TOADVIVNE, William H. CONWAY, Harry S. TAYLOR, Larry DOUGLAS, William PENNIMAN, Joe. W. TAYLOR and Lawsrence B. FULLER.. An Elks Memorial Service was held at the Funeral Home on Friday. [84]

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Note: William Howk's ancestry is speculation at this juncture, based upon the Perrin article of George Howk, Jr.--REF 

They had the following children:

Family of William Laughlin SHAWHAN (70) & Ann "Polly" KELLER 
 

148. Hugh Laughadale SHAWHAN. Born on April 26, 1882 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. Hugh Laughadale died in Great Falls, Montana in July 1964; he was 82. 

Hugh's grandson, Dale, remembers his grandfather, dressed in long handled underwear, amorously chasing Dale's grandmother around the house; she would shout at him, "Hugh, Hugh, the boy is here -- behave yourself!" He would just chuckle and say that if Dale knew what was going on it was too late, and if he didn't it was about time he learned. His grandfather also wore a very "flexible" hearing aid -- it could easily and covertly be turned off when his wife's chatter got to him. 

On April 30, 1906 when Hugh Laughadale was 24, he married Ida JOHNSON, in Abilene, Kansas. 

They had the following children:

149. Donald Thomas SHAWHAN. Born on April 19, 1886 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Donald Thomas died in June 1964; he was 78. 

Donald Thomas married Bertha Olga MOLT. Born in 1896 in Silesia, Carbon, Montana. Bertha Olga died in 1958; she was 62. 

They had the following children:

 

Sixth Generation

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Family of Loucetta DOWNING (71) & James JONES 
 

150. Margaret Lucretia JONES. 

Margaret Lucretia married John GENTLE. 

They had the following children:

151. William Casey JONES. Born on April 6, 1884. 

William Casey married Carrie E. BUTLER, daughter of Andrew Jackson BUTLER (1837-1911) & Sallie C. JACKSON (1835-1921). Born on August 24, 1864. Carrie E. died in New Harmony Methodist Cemetery on February 21, 1910; she was 45. 

They had one child:

152. Mary Missouri JONES. 

Mary Missouri married Jules SIMPSON. 

They had the following children:

153. Daniel Humphrey JONES. Daniel Humphrey died in Dakota. 

Daniel Humphrey married Phoebe WISE. 

They had the following children:

154. Lucetta JONES. 

Lucetta married Ed SHUTT. 

They had one child:

155. Susan Rebecca JONES. Born in 1870. Susan Rebecca died in Curryville, Missouri on August 22, 1942; she was 72. Buried in Old Methodist Church ground at Harmony. 

Susan Rebecca married Abe Link WILLIAMSON. Born in 1860. Abe Link died in Hospital, Louisiana, Pike County, Missouri on September 10, 1942; he was 82. 

They had the following children:

Family of William Reading DOWNING (72) & Sarah Ann TINKER 
 

156. James Lionel DOWNING. Born on May 11, 1863. James Lionel died on September 16, 1929; he was 66. 

On August 1, 1883 when James Lionel was 20, he first married Addie MARTIN. Addie died in November 1913. 

They had one child:

James Lionel second married Ruth MITCHELL. Born in 1876. 

They had the following children:

157. Georgia "Birdie" DOWNING. Born on January 23, 1871. Georgia "Birdie" died in Liberty, Missouri in 1922; she was 50. 

Georgia "Birdie" married Harry G. PARKER Dr.. Harry G. died in 1943. 

They had one child:

Family of Joseph Columbus DOWNING (73) & Lizzie HUNTER 
 

158. Grace DOWNING. 

Grace married Carson HEDGES. Carson died in 1942. 

They had one child:

159. Will C. DOWNING. 

Will C. first married . 

They had one child:

Will C. second married daughter (8) WILSON [85]. 
 

Family of Margaret Docia DOWNING (75) & James M. OFFUTT 
 

160. Susie OFFUTT. Born on October 6, 1878. 

Susie married Edward WADDELL. 

They had one child:

Family of Andrew Jackson DOWNING (76) & Anna COLLINS 
 

161. Claude C. DOWNING. 

Claude C. married Estelle ANDERSON. Born in Plevna, Missouri. 

They had the following children:

Family of Nancy Minta DOWNING (78) & John Thomas DUVEL 
 

162. Blanche Pearle DUVEL. 

Blanche Pearle married Frederic Crum DUVEL [86]. 

They had one child:

163. Ruby Minta DUVEL. 

Ruby Minta married Archie Oscar EDWARDS. 

They had the following children:

164. John Downing DUVEL. 

John Downing married Mollie Preston RIDDLE. 

They had the following children:

165. Florence Hannah DUVEL. 

Florence Hannah married John B. BECK. 

They had one child:

166. Darlene DUVEL. 

Darlene married Lee Roy EDWARDS. 

They had one child:

167. George Frederick DUVEL. 

George Frederick first married Margaret DUNCAN. 

They had one child:

George Frederick second married Jessie REECE. 

They had the following children:

Family of James Lafayette READING (80) & Lois E. STARK 
 

168. John Thomas READING. Born in 1877. John Thomas died in 1903; he was 26. 

In 1898 when John Thomas was 21, he married Maggie UNSELL. Born in 1874. 

They had one child:

169. James Lee READING. Born on February 27, 1881. 

On October 1, 1902 when James Lee was 21, he married Ethel WISEMAN, daughter of John WISEMAN & Ellen CREACY. 

They had the following children:

Family of Susannah Margaret READING (81) & William Newton BRYSON 
 

170. Orra BRYSON. Born on November 11, 1875. 

On December 16, 1897 when Orra was 22, she married Charles McELWEE. 

They had the following children:

Family of Cynthia Ann READING (82) & James Jefferson PENIX 
 

171. Nancy Ann PENIX. Born on September 25, 1870. 

In 1889 when Nancy Ann was 18, she married Joseph P. GORDON Dr.. Born in Rockford, ill. 

They had the following children:

Family of Narcissus Tippett READING (83) & E. B. RULE 
 

172. John Will RULE. 

John Will married Emma FISHBACK. 

They had one child:

173. Jane "Jennie" RULE. Born in Louisiana, Missouri. 

The National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution Volume 97 

Mrs. Jennie Rule Reading.

DAR ID Number: 96570

Born in Louisiana, Mo.

Wife of Charles L. Reading.

Descendant of George Reading, as follows:

1. Dr. E. B. Rule (1848-93) m. 1873 Narcissa T. Reading (b. 1855).

2. John S. Reading (1821-99) m. Mahala Nalley (1820-1903).

3. William Reading (b. 1792) m. 1816 Margaret Shawhan (b. 1797).

4. George Reading m. Nancy McCune (1771-1842).

George Reading (1761-1846) was placed on the pension roll, 1833, of Pike County, N. Y., for service, 1777, in Captain Knox's company, Pennsylvania Line. He was born in New Jersey; died in Missouri. 

Jane "Jennie" married Charles L. READING (95) , son of Lafayette READING (30) (1842-) & Mary A. "Mollie" McMILLEN. 

They had one child:

Family of Mary Elizabeth DOWNING (85) & Joseph Harrison REYNOLDS 
 

174. Joseph Taylor REYNOLDS. 

Joseph Taylor married Mabel CARTER. 

They had one child:

Family of George W. READING (93) & Arbie (or Abbie) SUTTON 
 

175. Elizabeth READING. 

Elizabeth married J.D. McCUNE. Born in Curryville, Missouri. 

They had the following children:

Family of Nancy Eliza HOLIDAY (100) & James Hutchenson WEAR 
 

176. Lucretia "Loulie" WEAR. Born on September 17, 1874 in St. Louis, Missouri. Lucretia "Loulie" died in Biddeford, Maine on August 28, 1961; she was 86. 

On January 17, 1899 when Lucretia "Loulie" was 24, she married George Herbert WALKER. Born on June 11, 1875 in St. Louis, Missouri. George Herbert died in New York, New York on June 24, 1953; he was 78. 

They had one child:

Family of Joseph William ATTERBURY (101) & Laura Belle BAKER 
 

177. John Clay ATTERBURY Sr. Born in 1890. 

John Clay married Lillian HICKEY. 

They had one child:

Family of Hugh McCune GARNETT (102) & Emma Gertrude ANNAND 
 

178. Virginia Ann GARNETT. Born on August 19, 1909 in Willows, California. 

On May 16, 1936 when Virginia Ann was 26, she married George Purkitt KNIGHT. Born on October 11, 1909. 

They had one child:

Family of Henry Clark FERRELL (103) & Virginia Lee SOMERVILLE 
 

179. Virginia Clark FERRELL. Born on July 14, 1925 in Bartlesville, Oklahoma. 

On June 28, 1944 when Virginia Clark was 18, she married James Ering KEPPLE. 

They had the following children:

Family of John Thomas SMITH (106) & Julia Frances "Fannie" TROWER 
 

180. Archie Pearl SMITH. Born on July 30, 1877 in Pike County, Missouri. Archie Pearl died in 1927; he was 49. 

On January 23, 1903 when Archie Pearl was 25, he married Maude LAIRD. 

They had the following children:

181. Sallie Jackson SMITH. Born on September 22, 1879 in Kansas. 

On October 27, 1897 when Sallie Jackson was 18, she married Mason BRANSTETTER. 

They had the following children:

182. Margaret Melvina SMITH. Born on November 28, 1881 in Pike County, Missouri. 

"Margaret Melvina Smith and Oscar William Chandler married December 24, 1899, Pike County, Mo., by Rev. Oaks.  They lived the first year with the family of Matthew and Cornelia Chandler, Vandalia, Mo., on (the) road to Gazette, on the Old Home Place, and then they struck out on their own, and continued to strike out for a good many years.  They made their first real home for their children in the county seat of Pike County, Bowling Green, Mo., and years later in Warren, Ohio, another county seat.  They managed to have three children, and to educate them as they went along in public schools and high schools.  Then the children left home to go away to college, and they really began to learn things, and never stopped learning more and more amazing things during the years when more changes were taking place that at any other time in history…changes in the average man's fundamental beliefs, in his philosophy, in his conception of religion, in his manner of governmental spread, in his whole world outlook, in transportation, communication, education…indeed more changes than occurred durinmg the preceeding 4000 years all put together!  In the lifetime of these children giant intellects in science were learning how to control nature in its application to human life.  If it is true that problems are better teachers than lectures, then these children lived when all about them were problems, some being solved temporarily, and some left wide open to see working into chaos, getting deeper into chaos and farther away from a solution. [87]

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Letter in possession of Bettye Warner (granddaughter of Edith Smith):

Written on lined note paper: 

Dear Sis,

Don't think I have forgotten you, got both your letters, but have been so awful busy, week before last we were filled up with Carnival people. Lots of trouble and work combined.  We are giving up the hotel, have bought us a nice new house in Warren, O. just 4 miles from here.  The place changed hands & the other man is going to run it, it is to (sic) much work 

On December 24, 1899 when Margaret Melvina was 18, she married Oscar William CHANDLER, son of Matthew CHANDLER & Cecelia Holdcraft McMILLIAN. Born on November 23, 1876 in Pike County, Missouri. Oscar William died in Sulphar, Oklahoma on November 26, 1960; he was 84. 

They had the following children:

183. Edith Mae SMITH. Born on November 6, 1886 in Pike County, Missouri. Edith Mae died in 1933; she was 46. [88] Buried in Crystal Lake Cemetery, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

In 1910 when Edith Mae was 23, she married General F. HAMLETT. 

They had the following children:

184. John Francis SMITH. Born on August 21, 1889 in Pike County, Missouri. John Francis died in Cahokia, Illinois on March 16, 1962; he was 72. Buried in Valhalla Burial Park, St. Clair County, Belleville, Illinois. 

On November 25, 1912 when John Francis was 23, he married Ina Mae McDONALD, daughter of Robert McDONALD (-1943) & Nancy HANKS (-1941), in Berry, Illinois. Born on August 8, 1888 in Barry, Illinois. Ina Mae died in Decatur, Illinois on September 19, 1979; she was 91. Buried on September 21, 1979 in Valhalla Burial Park, St. Clair County, Belleville, Illinois. 

Ina Mae (McDonald) Smith's social security #:  321-56-8564

Source:  Social Security Death Index on internet 

They had the following children:

Family of Emma K. SMITH (108) & Charles WRIGHT 
 

185. Zora WRIGHT. Born on July 7, 1890 in Gazette, Pike County, Missouri. Zora died circa 1958; she was 67. 

On August 19, 1908 when Zora was 18, she married Ivan COLLINS, son of Edward Gains COLLINS & Sarah Elizabeth CANTER, in Vandalia, Missouri. Born in 1886. Ivan died in 1960; he was 74. 

They had the following children:

Family of John Oscar SMITH (109) & Elizabeth Ann SMITH 
 

186. Claude E. SMITH. Born on February 29, 1876 in Smithville, Clay County, Missouri. Claude E. died in Inglewood, California on October 21, 1953; he was 77. 

On April 14, 1898 when Claude E. was 22, he first married Ella May HUGHES, daughter of Robert Wilson HUGHES & Sarah Catherine CONWAY, in Linden, Clay County, Missouri. Born on August 24, 1878 in Parkville, Platte County, Missouri. Ella May died in Linden, Clay County, Missouri on July 15, 1912; she was 33. 

They had the following children:

circa 1915 when Claude E. was 38, he second married Clara HOPPES, in Omaha, Nebraska. 

They had one child:

Claude E. third married Lulu Belle. 

187. William D. SMITH. Born in October 1877 in Missouri. William D. died in 1965; he was 87. 

On August 15, 1900 when William D. was 22, he married Etta Elizabeth MOSBY. 

They had the following children:

188. Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" SMITH. Born on March 12, 1881 in Smithville, Clay County, Missouri. Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" died in Osawatomie St. Hospital, Miami County, Kansas on March 23, 1963; she was 82. 

circa 1901 when Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" was 19, she married Arva E. HUDSON. 

They had the following children:

Family of Margaret A. SMITH (110) & William Henry DAVID 
 

189. John George DAVID. Born on April 10, 1872. John George died on June 10, 1956; he was 84. 

On August 15, 1879 when John George was 7, he married Minnie Blanche LOWE, in Maysville, Kentucky. Born on August 15, 1879 in Maysville, Kentucky. Minnie Blanche died in Lexington, Kentucky on August 24, 1959; she was 80. 

They had the following children:

190. Alice DAVID. 

Alice married Noah KELLER. 

They had one child:

191. Sarah "Sallie" DAVID. 

Sarah "Sallie" married GUNSAULEY. 

They had the following children:

192. Elizabeth "Bessie" DAVID. 

Elizabeth "Bessie" married William CHOWNING. 

They had the following children:

Family of Samuel EWALT (111) & Anna Lee CURRENT 
 

193. John Current EWALT. Born on October 14, 1887. 

On May 3, 1913 when John Current was 25, he married Allie LAIL. Born on September 4, 1888. 

They had one child:

194. Samuel EWALT Jr. Born on July 17, 1890 in Shawhan, Kentucky. Samuel died in Ruddle's Mills, Kentucky on November 11, 1948; he was 58. 

On November 12, 1912 when Samuel was 22, he married Nida FISHER, daughter of Darvin FISHER & Mary DURBIN. Born in 1891 in Ruddle's Mills, Kentucky. 

They had one child:

Family of Sallie EWALT (113) & Luther LAIR 
 

195. Tinnie LAIR. 

Tinnie married Mr.  COURTRIGHT. 

They had one child:

Family of Sallie Ann (Sarah) SHAWHAN (115) & Melkige Von OWSLEY 
 

196. Annye OWSLEY. Born in 1891. Annye died on February 12, 1970; she was 79. 

about 1910 when Annye was 19, she first married Wade PHILLIPS. Born in 1889. Wade died in 1950; he was 61. 

They had the following children:

after 1920 when Annye was 29, she second married MANSFIELD. 

197. Lail OWSLEY. Born on May 20, 1896. Lail died on February 4, 1914; she was 17. 

about 1911 when Lail was 14, she married Vance GIBSON. Born on October 15, 1887. Vance died on February 1, 1914; he was 26. 

They had the following children:

198. Clara Matilda OWSLEY. Born on February 10, 1888 in Jackson County, MO. Clara Matilda died in Cass County, MO on October 28, 1974; she was 86. 

On December 21, 1910 when Clara Matilda was 22, she married Elmer NECESSARY, in Jackson County, MO. Born on April 14, 1882 in Jackson County, MO. Elmer died in Vernon County, MO on November 26, 1965; he was 83. 

They had the following children:

Family of Lutie Lail SHAWHAN (116) & Homer STONSTREET 
 

199. Ruth Ellen "Daisy" STONSTREET. Born on March 3, 1907 in WA. Ruth Ellen "Daisy" died in Hutchinson, Reno County, Kansas on March 21, 1975; she was 68. 

about 1930 when Ruth Ellen "Daisy" was 22, she married James Henry DOTY ,Sr., in (common law). Born about 1906. 

They had one child:

Family of Daniel Duncan SHAWHAN (118) & Effie HARRIS 
 

200. Georgia M. SHAWHAN. Born on October 28, 1882. 

Georgia M. married Ernest BENNETT. 

They had the following children:

201. Julia Edythe SHAWHAN. Born on July 11, 1886. Julia Edythe died on July 31, 1967; she was 81. 

Julia Edythe married John Thomas COOPER. 

They had the following children:

202. Lulia Bell SHAWHAN. Born on March 20, 1893. Lulia Bell died on March 6, 1980; she was 86. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Missouri. 

On June 4, 1911 when Lulia Bell was 18, she married Morton Perrin CHILES, son of Henry Clay CHILES (1838-) & Julia Jane PERRIN. Born on April 22, 1886. Morton Perrin died on April 7, 1971; he was 84. Buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Missouri. 

Morton was reared on the Chiles homeplace, 2 1/4 miles west of Buckner on the Lexington (24 Hiway) Road until the age of 12 when his family moved to Independence. He graduated from Independence High School in 1906. After graduation he spent one year in a Texas lumber camp and then returned to Jackson County where he began farming and stock raising. For the next seven years he raised purebredShorthorn cattle which he sold in several midwestern states. He sold the herd in 1919 and returned to general farming. His father was also a breeder of Shorthorn cattle and organized the first Shorthorn Breeders' Association in this part of the state in 1878. 

In 1934 Mort was appointed Farm Superintendant of the Jackson County Home for the Aged located between Independence and Lees Summit. About 1955 he moved to Independence where he became a member of the Jackson County Sheriff's Dept. He then worked for the County Highway Engineer's Department until his retirement. Although not actively engaged in farming, he continued to supervise the farming operation on the Buckner home place until he was seventy years old. 

Due to his failing health, he and Lulia moved into an apartment in St. Joseph to be near their son, William and daughter, Mary Jane. 

Morton died 7 Apr 1971 and Lulia 6 Mar 1980. Both are buried in the Woodlawn Cemetery in Independence. [89] 

They had the following children:

203. Harris Lee SHAWHAN. Born on December 22, 1883. Harris Lee died on July 8, 1956; he was 72. 

Harris Lee married Mayme STONER. Mayme died in 1946. 

They had the following children:

204. Margaret Tom SHAWHAN. Born on September 8, 1889. 

Margaret Tom first married Wallace MOORE. Wallace died in deceased. 

They had one child:

Margaret Tom second married James W. GIBB. 
 

Family of William Elken SHAWHAN (119) & Adelaide COOPER 
 

205. Zacha George SHAWHAN. Born on March 29, 1888 in Lee's Summit, MO. Zacha George died in Russell, Kansas on August 5, 1976; he was 88. Buried in Russell, Kansas. 

Zacha George married Leila Frances WOELK, daughter of Christ WOELK & Emma. Born on November 22, 1893 in Russell, Kansas. Leila Frances died in Russell, Kansas on February 19, 1976; she was 82. 

They had the following children:

Family of Joseph Redmon SHAWHAN (121) & Alma SCHUMACHER 
 

206. John Rudolph SHAWHAN. Born on December 27, 1913. John Rudolph died on January 4, 1974; he was 60. 

John Rudolph married Helen. 

They had one child:

207. Alma Dorthea SHAWHAN. Born on May 28, 1921. 

On December 31,  Alma Dorthea married Richard Leo KELLEY. Born in Leavenworth, Kansas. 

They had the following children:

Family of Mary Florence SHAWHAN (122) & J. Tolly FRANKLIN 
 

208. Lettie Mae FRANKLIN. Born on September 17, 1909. Lettie Mae died on January 11, 1974; she was 64. 

On December 22, 1928 when Lettie Mae was 19, she married Arthur Wayne BELL. Born on July 21, 1907. Arthur Wayne died in 1961; he was 53. 

They had the following children:

Family of Nancy May SHAWHAN (123) & Claude LEE 
 

209. Lucille LEE. Born on August 5, 1918. 

On October 5, 1940 when Lucille was 22, she married Ralph MEYER. Born on June 13, 1916. 

They had the following children:

Family of Ennis Winston "Jake" SHAWHAN (124) & Violet Frances (Fannie) GILMORE 
 

210. James W. SHAWHAN. Born on April 8, 1911 in MO. James W. died in MO in 1979; he was 67. 

about 1930 when James W. was 18, he first married Alta SCHRYER, in MO. Born about 1912. Alta died on May 19, 1990; she was 78. 

They had one child:

On September 19, 1944 when James W. was 33, he second married Rosemary STACK, in MO. Born on September 6, 1922. Rosemary died in MO on July 7, 1997; she was 74. 

Rosemary is remembered by her children and grandchildren as being a wonderful person, who greeted one and all with a welcoming smile; she didn't drive, so her home was the local gathering place for friends and relatives.

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Headline: Obits

Publication Date: July 19, 1997

Source: The Kansas City Star

Page: C4

Subjects: Missouri

Region: Obituary

Obituary: Rosemary Shawhan, 74, Independence, MO, passed away July 17, 1997, at Columbia Independence Regional Health Center. Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Monday, at St. Ann's Catholic Church; burial in Mt. Olivet Cemetery. Friends may call 6-8:30 p.m. Sunday, July 20, at the George C. Carson Independence Chapel; with the Rosary at 7 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to St. Ann's Catholic Church Building Fund.

Mrs. Shawhan was born September 6, 1922, in Kansas City, KS, and was a lifelong area resident. She was a member of St. Ann's Catholic Church, and Eagles 3717 in Sugar Creek. She worked for Guy's Foods in Liberty, retiring in 1990. She was preceded in death by her husband, James W. Shawhan, in 1979. Survivors include sons, Jim Shawhan and Terry Shawhan; daughter, Debbie House - man, all of Independence, MO; eight grandchildren; and six great-grandchildren. Let it be known that on the evening of July 17, our dear mother, Rosemary Shawhan, cast off her mortal coil in anticipation of her trip to the Heavenly Kingdom. There, she will be welcomed to everlasting peace by her husband, James W. Shawhan, our father. To her children, James J. Shawhan, Deborah A. Houseman and Terry M. Shawhan, she bequeaths the following: sound minds, good hearts, and generous spirits. To her eight grandchildren, Jennifer, Jeffrey, Jason, Joey, Michael, Jack, Danny, and Tammy, and to her six great-grandchildren, Jessica, Micheal, Kaitlin, Jacob, Tommy, and Jamie, she leaves memories of a sunny nature, a generous disposition and a bright sense of humor that will be sorely missed. (Arrangements: George C. Carson & Sons Independence Chapel) HELEN PARKER SHOSTERMAN 

They had the following children:

211. Jake Junior SHAWHAN. Born on October 29, 1920 in Lone Jack, MO. 

Jake was a Master Mechanic for such heavy construction and road

equipment as bulldozers, cranes, etc. manufactured by Caterpillar,

Allis Chalmers, and other companies. Heart problems later required him

to undergo a quadruple bypass operation. 

In 1941 when Jake Junior was 20, he married Lucy Lois COCKRELL, in Harrisonville, MO. Born on September 10, 1921. Lucy Lois died in Lone Jack, MO in December 1991; she was 70. 

Headline: Obits

Publication Date: December 06, 1991

Source: The Kansas City Star

Page: C3; C4

Subjects: Missouri

Region: Obituary

Obituary: LOIS L. SHAWHAN Lois L. Shawhan, 70, Lone Jack in Jackson County, died Dec. 5, 1991, at Truman Medical Center East. She was born in Winston County, Ala., and moved to Lone Jack in 1941. Mrs. Shawhan was a member of the Lone Jack Baptist Church. Survivors include her husband, Jake J. Shawhan of the home; two sons, James Shawhan, Centerview, Mo., and Norman Dean Shawhan, Kansas City; three brothers, Herman L. Cockrell, Birmingham, Ala., Riley N. Cockrell, Salt Lake City, and Lloyd A. Cockrell, Alabama; two sisters, Vernice L. Meyer, Belleville, Ill., and Mary Lee Harvkey, Greenwood in Jackson County; seven grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren. Services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Langsford-Cox Chapel; burial in the Lone Jack Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8:30 p.m. today at the chapel. 

They had the following children:

212. Mary Margaret SHAWHAN. Born about 1923. 

Headline: Obits

Publication Date: June 05, 1992

Source: The Kansas City Star

Page: C4

Subjects: Missouri

Region: Obituary

Obituary: MARY M. ALLEY Mary M. Alley, 69, Lone Jack in Jackson County, died June 4, 1992, at the Lee's Summit Hospital. Services will be at 9:30 a.m. Saturday at the Langsford-Cox Chapel; burial in the Lone Jack Cemetery. Friends may call from 7 to 8 p.m. today at the chapel. Mrs. Alley was a lifelong Lone Jack resident. She was a member of the First Baptist Church of Lone Jack. Survivors include her husband, Earl Alley of the home; a son, George Mathis, Odessa, Mo.; two daughters, Linda McCale, Pleasant Hill in Cass County, and Nancy Alley of the home; a brother, Jake Shawhan, Lone Jack; six grandchildren; and eight great-grandchildren.

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Subject: acestry world tree

Date: Mon, 4 Sep 2000 01:52:24 EDT

From: KDAWNMARI@aol.com

To: darby@visi.net 

to whom it may concern: hi my name is dawn Marie mathis-peterson.i am 24 years old and now living in Minnesota happily married. i don't even know exactly what i want to ask. although IM going to try. i was trying to look up my birth grandfathers family tree, but it became very unsecess full. my grandmother and her husband passed on. my grandmothers birth name was Mary margaret shawhan.it told me who she was married to and it listed Robert "bobby"foley,unknown,and earl alley. i would like to find out about the unknown because that would be my dads dad; my birth grandfather. i knew earl alley as my grandfather and loved him like i didn't know the difference. i recently learned he was not my dads father. i would like to know about is history, and recent famialy.he left my dad when he (my father)when he was two years old. i saw a copy of my fathers birth certificate and his dads name was either William Edward mathis,or Edward William mathis,i cant remimber.and my family will not tell me any information.IM not sure what IM looking for, just to maybe contact him or his family and tell them that they have another famially.i have a brother and a sister too.There just as curious as I am. IM not sure who you are or how you got my families history, but please respond to this letter.you can e-mail me at kdawnmari@aol.com.you also wrote my grandfather that i knows information too.thank you 

about 1943 when Mary Margaret was 20, she first married Robert "Bobby" FOLEY. Born about 1922. 

They had one child:

Mary Margaret second married MATHIS. 

They had one child:

Mary Margaret third married Earl F. ALLEY. 

They had the following children:

Family of "Big" Frank LIGHTFOOT (125) & Sarah B. THOMAS 
 

213. Minnie LIGHTFOOT. 

Minnie married Warham EASLEY. Warham died in 1932. 

They had one child:

Family of Daniel Lee SHAWHAN (126) & Carolyn Cornelia KEENE 
 

214. George Keene SHAWHAN. Born on October 17, 1894. George Keene died on November 28, 1969; he was 75. [90] 

On July 11, 1923 when George Keene was 28, he married Ina May ROBINSON, daughter of Mark ROBINSON & Elizabeth FISHBACK. Born on January 1, 1897. Ina May died on August 4, 1993; she was 96. 

Headline: Obits

Publication Date: August 05, 1993

Source: The Kansas City Star

Page: C4

Subjects: Missouri

Region: Obituary 

Obituary: INA M. SHAWHAN Ina May Shawhan, 96, died Aug. 4, 1993, in the John Knox Village Care Center, Lee's Summit, where she lived. 

Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Langsford-Cox Chapel; burial in the Lee's Summit Cemetery. Friends may call from 1 to 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. The family suggests contributions to the Lone Jack Christian Church memorial fund. Mrs. Shawhan was born in Nemaha County, Neb., and lived in this area most of her life. She was a member of the church. Survivors include two daughters, Betty Deterding, Kansas City, and Jane Krusor, Mobile, Ala.; a brother, John Robinson, Lone Jack; four grandchildren; and nine great-grandchildren. 

They had the following children:

Family of Margaret Lulu SHAWHAN (127) & Royal Waller LACKEY 
 

215. Lorena Shawhan LACKEY. Born on May 29, 1890 in Lone Jack, Missouri. Lorena Shawhan died on February 28, 1932; she was 41. 

On August 20, 1907 when Lorena Shawhan was 17, she first married James TONG, in Weston, Missouri. James died in February 1931 in Owensburg, Kentucky. 

They had one child:

In November 1913 when Lorena Shawhan was 23, she second married William IVY. William died on February 28, 1932. 

They had the following children:

216. Edgar Shawhan LACKEY. Born on October 16, 1893. Edgar Shawhan died in Culver City, California on May 8, 1954; he was 60. 

On February 14, 1932 when Edgar Shawhan was 38, he first married Verona. 

Edgar Shawhan second married Lois Ada. 

They had the following children:

Edgar Shawhan third married Alice. 
 

Family of Beulah Florence SHAWHAN (128) & James Underwood ROWLAND 
 

217. George B. Shawhan ROWLAND. Born on January 8, 1917. 

On March 11, 1936 when George B. Shawhan was 19, he married Marjorie STEWART. 

They had the following children:

Family of Thomas Redmon SHAWHAN (131) & Annie Rhodes TURNER 
 

218. Thomas Lewis SHAWHAN. Born on January 4, 1905. 

On December 23, 1928 when Thomas Lewis was 23, he first married Carlotte Agnes LILL. Born on February 14, 1903. Carlotte Agnes died on September 23, 1975; she was 72. 

They had the following children:

In August 1976 when Thomas Lewis was 71, he second married Wava. 
 

Family of William Gibbons SHAWHAN (132) & Lail ALEXANDER 
 

219. Sarah Florence "Sally" SHAWHAN. Born on August 8, 1899. Sarah Florence "Sally" died on September 30, 1975; she was 76. 

Sarah Florence "Sally" married John Miller McCRARY. Born on December 23, 1898. John Miller died on April 17, 1951; he was 52. 

They had one child:

220. Nancy SHAWHAN. Born on June 4, . 

Nancy married Walter M. "Jerry" HALL. Born on November 5, 1905. Walter M. "Jerry" died on April 16, 1966; he was 60. 

They had the following children:

221. John Thomas SHAWHAN. Born on March 5, 1907. John Thomas died ca 1934/1937; he was 26. 

John Thomas first married Betty SKILES. 

John Thomas second married Carolyn BALDRY. 

They had one child:

222. Marjorie SHAWHAN. Born in August . 

On January 24, 1935 Marjorie married Robert James PATTERSON, in Pleasant Hill, Missouri. Born on June 10, 1910. Robert James died on October 28, 1976; he was 66. 

They had one child:

Family of Walter Randolph SHAWHAN (133) & Mamie Ethel CAVE 
 

223. Henrietta Elizabeth SHAWHAN. Born on March 6, 1906. Henrietta Elizabeth died on November 27, 1978; she was 72. 

On July 22, 1926 when Henrietta Elizabeth was 20, she married Emery Ole EK. Born on June 18, 1904. Emery Ole died on November 22, 1976; he was 72. 

They had the following children:

224. Lottie Aileen SHAWHAN. Born on January 10, 1916. Lottie Aileen died on June 18, 1982; she was 66. 

On July 1, 1933 when Lottie Aileen was 17, she married Ross Phillips SANDERS. Born on February 7, 1911. Ross Phillips died on May 28, 1978; he was 67. 

They had one child:

225. John Cave SHAWHAN. Born on November 23, 1910 in Lone Jack, MO. 

John operated a grocery store in Belton, MO for many years before  retiring to Grandview, MO. 

Headline: Obits

Publication Date: August 11, 1996

Source: The Kansas City Star

Page: B7; B6

Subjects: Missouri

Region: Obituary

Obituary: John Cave Shawhan, 86, Lee's Summit, MO, passed away August 9, 1996, at Lee's Summit Hospital. Graveside services will be 2 p.m. Monday, August 12, at Longview Memorial Gardens. Friends may call 12 noon-1:30 p.m. Monday, at E.K. George & Sons Grandview Chapel. Memorial contributions may be made to the Belton United Methodist Church. 

Mr. Shawhan was born November 23, 1909, in Lone Jack, MO. He had been a Grandview area resident for 20 years, prior to moving to Lee's Summit three years ago. He was a member of the Belton United Methodist Church. He was the manager of several A&P Stores in the Kansas City area and was co-owner of the HyKlas Food Store, Belton, MO, retiring in 1967. Mr. Shawhan also served on the Belton School Board; one of those years as President. Survivors include his wife, Eunice Shawhan, of the home; a son, Larry N. Shawhan, Kualapuu, Moloki Hawaii; a daughter, Sandra Kirkiles, Santa Cruz, CA; a niece, Nora McMeins, Lee's Summit, MO; nephews, Bob and Dale Ek, Independence, MO; and grandchildren, Alexander Kirkiles and Melissa Shawhan. (Arrangements: E.K. George & Sons, Grandview, MO) JANIE MARKS SMIRL 

On September 6, 1936 when John Cave was 25, he married Eunice Carolyn DAVIS, in Kansas City, MO. Born on September 9, 1911 in Trenton, MO. 

They had the following children:

Family of George Albert SHAWHAN (134) & Aileen LONG 
 

226. Marion SHAWHAN. Marion died in October 1983. 

Marion married W.L. SELLERS. Born circa 1920. W.L. died on September 15, 1969; she was 49. 

They had one child:

Family of Annie Florence SHAWHAN (135) & William Jasper FROST 
 

227. Martha Frances FROST. Born on November 27, 1911. 

On December 22, 1928 when Martha Frances was 17, she married Jay R. HODGES. 

They had one child:

228. Mary Florence FROST. Born on June 15, 1913. 

On April 18, 1930 when Mary Florence was 16, she married Virgil Vance VERTS. 

They had the following children:

229. Frank Shawhan FROST. Born on July 11, 1916. 

On October 21, 1938 when Frank Shawhan was 22, he married Irma Arleta CHAPIN. 

They had the following children:

230. William Redmon FROST. Born on March 17, 1919. 

In February 1951 when William Redmon was 31, he married Hilda LILJA. 

They had the following children:

231. W. John FROST. Born on September 14, 1920. 

On February 14, 1947 when W. John was 26, he married Beverly HEDRICK. 

They had one child:

Family of Julia Bell SHAWHAN (136) & Elvin V. HALL 
 

232. Roy V. HALL. Born on November 25, 1931. 

Roy V. married Ruth PILLARD. 

They had one child:

Family of John Daniel SHAWHAN (137) & Mary Elizabeth BRIERLY 
 

233. John Henry SHAWHAN. Born on December 4, 1899 in Lone Jack, MO. 

On July 7, 1924 when John Henry was 24, he married Pauline LEFFLER, in Los Angeles, California. Born on January 28, 1902 in Kentucky. Pauline died in Inglewood, California on October 15, 1971; she was 69. 

They had the following children:

234. Harold Lee SHAWHAN. Born on March 20, 1916 in Lone Jack, MO. Harold Lee died in Independence, MO on December 21, 1992; he was 76. 

During WWII Harold was inducted into the Army Air Force on June 13, 1942 and served until the War ended, with the 345th Bomb Group, 499th Squadron, 5th Air Force in the Pacific; he received a Bronze Star for bravery during operations at Dulag, Leyte, in the Philippines. After the War he worked at the Ford Claycomo assembly plant for 36 years, retiring in 1975.

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Headline: Obits

Publication Date: December 23, 1992

Source: The Kansas City Star

Page: C3; C4

Subjects: Missouri

Region: Obituary

Obituary: HAROLD L. SHAWHAN Harold L. Shawhan, 76, Independence, died Dec. 21, 1992, at the Independence Regional Health Center. Services will be at 2 p.m. Saturday at the Royer Chapel, Oak Grove in Jackson County; burial in Floral Hills East Cemetery. Friends may call from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the chapel. Mr. Shawhan was a lifelong area resident. He worked at the Ford Claycomo assembly plant for 36 years, retiring in 1975. He was a member of Local 249 of the United Auto Workers. He was a member of the Susquehanna Baptist Church and a past deacon of the Six Mile Baptist Church, Sibley in Jackson County. He was an Army Air Forces veteran of World War II. Survivors include his wife, Lenora Shawhan of the home; a son, Harold Wayne Shawhan, Riverview, Fla.; a daughter, Karen Lee Shawhan, Independence; a brother, James B. Shawhan, Lone Jack in Jackson County; a sister, Lucretia Moore, Lee's Summit; three grandchildren; and a great-grandson. 

On December 13, 1941 when Harold Lee was 25, he married Bessie Lenora CASSIDY, daughter of John CASSIDY & Ola Lynn, in Lone Jack, MO. Born on April 22, 1922 in Lone Jack, MO. 

They had the following children:

Family of John Erskine SHAWHAN Jr. (138) & Mattie CROSSETTE 
 

235. Louis F. Crossette SHAWHAN. Born in 1886. Louis F. Crossette died in 1929; he was 43. 

Louis Crossette SHAWHAN (CROSSETE). Born in 1886 and died in Washington, D.C. in 1929. He had served as an assistant to President Hoover. He married Marie Pearce in about 1909 and lived in Washington, D.C. She was born in about 1888 and was appointed to the Bureau of Standards by President Hoover. Note. " Louis' mother Mattie was deserted by his father, John Erskine Shawhan II while Louis was a child. Louis was so angered by this action that he changed his surname to 'Crossete', his mother's maiden name and his middle name." They had issue. 

Louis F. Crossette married Marie PEARCE. 

They had the following children:

Family of William Henry SHAWHAN (141) & Virginia May BARKER 
 

236. John Lawson SHAWHAN. Born on July 8, 1890 in Indiana. John Lawson died in Indiana on April 21, 1968; he was 77. 

John graduated from Oakland City College then taught school for several years before turning to farming with his father and his brother Daniel. 

On March 19, 1913 when John Lawson was 22, he married Edna Mary HATFIELD, in Pike County, Indiana. Born on October 4, 1892. Edna Mary died in Indiana on December 30, 1963; she was 71. 

They had the following children:

Family of Eglantine SHAWHAN (142) & Lawson A. COBLE 
 

237. McGowen S. COBLE. Born on September 5, 1895 in Pike County, Indiana. McGowen S. died on June 26, 1938; he was 42. 

On August 18, 1920 when McGowen S. was 24, he married Florence GRONIGER, in Pike County, Indiana. Born about 1898. 

They had one child:

Family of David Frame SHAWHAN (143) & Maude DUNNING 
 

238. Maleta J. SHAWHAN. Born on June 9, 1892 in Pike County, Indiana. 

In 1967 he lived on a farm in Hazelton, Gibson Co., Indiana. 

On December 24, 1909 when Maleta J. was 17, he married Minnie ROBLING, in Pike County, Indiana. Born on May 16, 1891. 

They had the following children:

Family of Joel SHAWHAN (145) 
 

239. Samuel Frazier SHAWHAN. Born in 1903. Samuel Frazier died in Indianapolis, Indiana about 1988; he was 85. 

As a youngster Sam was afflicted with polio, resulting in one leg being shorter than the other. He went on to become the inventor of the air conditioning system which became marketed through the Bryant Air Conditioning Company. During WW II he worked on compressor equipment used in the development of the atomic bomb. His leisure time included playing golf as often as possible. 

Samuel Frazier married Lucille HOLLMAN. 

They had one child:

Family of John William "Will" MEGIBBEN (146) & Rowena Lair REYNOLDS 
 

240. James Reynolds "Buck" MEGIBBEN. Born on August 19, 1896 in Cynthiana, Harrison County, Kentucky. James Reynolds "Buck" died in Flemingsburg, Kentucky on September 1, 1961; he was 65. Buried in Battle Grove Cemetery, Cynthiana, Kentucky. 

On August 21, 1922 when James Reynolds "Buck" was 26, he married Stella Etna MOCKBEE, daughter of Robert L. MOCKBEE, in Newport, Campbell County, Kentucky. Stella Etna died on October 14, 1987 in Spring Grove Cemetery, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

They had the following children:

Family of Myrtle WHALEY (147) & William HOWK 
 

241. HOWK. 

married Robert A. OWEN Sr.. 

They had one child:

242. William HOWK Jr. Born in 1920. William died on August 15, 1979; he was 59. 

These Obits are courtesy of  The  CYNTHIANA   DEMOCRAT 

Page 1,   10 August 1967 

Long Illness Proves Fatal To W. C. Howk 

William Chowning HOWK, 84, President of the National Bank of Cynthiana since 1939, died Thursday, Aug. 3, at Harrison Memorial Hospital after being ill for three years. He was a retired farmer and tobacco dealer, member of the Cynthiana Christian Church and a member of the Cynthiana Elks Lodge No. 438. Surviving him are his wife, Margaret SHROPSHIRE HOWK; two sons W. c. HOWK Jr., Cynthiana, and Daniel McShane HOWK, U.S. Marines, Paris Island, S.C.; two daughters, Mrs. Robert OWEN, Maryland, and Mrs. B.G. PARFET, Michigan; two granddaughters, five grandsons and two great grandchildren. Funeral services were conducted Saturday, Aug. 5, at Whaley Funeral Home by Roy S. HULAN. Burial was at Battle Grove Cemetery. Pallbearers were Horace POULTER, Lansing NICHOLS, Leslie McKEE, W. O. SHROPSHIRE, Jack MARSHALL, Oren W. DILTZ, and Lark K. BOX. Honorary pallbearers were the Board of Directors of the National Bank, Board of Directors of battle Grove Cemetery, T. R. TOADVIVNE, William H. CONWAY, Harry S. TAYLOR, Larry DOUGLAS, William PENNIMAN, Joe. W. TAYLOR and Lawsrence B. FULLER.. An Elks Memorial Service was held at the Funeral Home on Friday. 

Monday 20 Aug. 1979 

Train Kills William Howk at Bridge Street Crossing 

William Chowning HOWK Jr., 59, mostly known as "Catfish", was killed Wednesday at 8:05 p.m. when he was struck by a southbound L & N train near the Bridge Street crossing. "He just kind of dove in front of the train", said Johnny SORRELL, witness to the accident.  The train didn't have  time to stop. 

Several of HOWK's belongings were found near the accident scene on an old parked car-a wallet and a cigarette lighter he had taken from his pockets. County Coroner Ed WHALEY said a coroner's inquest will be held and an autopsy performed to determine the official cause of death.  HOWK lived at Route 5, Harrison ccounty with his stepmother, Mrs. W.C. HOWK, Sr.  He worked part time for Donald EDWARDS as a plumber. "I guess he worked for me for the last 20 years off and on." Said EDWARDS.  "He worked with about every plumber in town." 

A veteran of World War 11, HOWK served in the 3rd Raider Battalion of the U.S.Marine Corps and in the U.S. Air Force. 

He was honorably discharged and was a member of the P. Rennaker Bedford Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars.  HOWK was also a member of the Cynthiana Christian Church. 

Survivors include one daughter, Martha Dan HOWK YATES of Richmond; a sister, Mrs. Robert OWENS of Chevy Chase, Md.; a half-sister, Mrs. B.G. PARFET of Scottsdale, Ariz., and a half-brother, Dan HOWK of Harrison County. Graveside services were held at Battlegrove  (sic) Cemetery Saturday at 10 a. m..  The Rev. Larry W. BISHOP conducted the funeral. 

Child:

Family of Hugh Laughadale SHAWHAN (148) & Ida JOHNSON 
 

243. Ernest Laughadale SHAWHAN. Born on October 18, 1910 in Solomon, Kansas. Ernest Laughadale died circa 1994; he was 83. 

During WWII Ernest worked for the Army Air Corps as a civilian aircraft inspector. His granddaughter, Patricia, remembers him as being a "very proud, serious ropin', huntin' Marlboro man", who enjoyed talking about his elk hunts. He eventually died from a serious case of emphysema, having to use an oxygen breathing device. 

On August 24, 1935 when Ernest Laughadale was 24, he married Viola G. VESSEY, in Montana. 

They had the following children:

Family of Donald Thomas SHAWHAN (149) & Bertha Olga MOLT 
 

244. Donald Molt SHAWHAN. Born in 1920 in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana. Donald Molt died in 1996; he was 76. 

Donald Molt first married Frances Lenore GRIEVE. Born in 1919 in Judith Gap, Montana. Frances Lenore died in 1960; she was 41. 

They had the following children:

Donald Molt second married Vera Lynn WEST. 

They had the following children:

245. Donna Belle SHAWHAN. Born in 1922 in Billings, Yellowstone, Montana. 

Donna Belle married John ROMITO. Born in 1923 in Portland, Cumberland, Maine. John died in 1986; he was 63. 

They had the following children:

 

Sources  

1. Holliday Memo:  "Elizabeth was 12 yrs older than her husband."  From "William McCune:  The Pennsylvanian and Kindred Families" Compiled by Kathryn Hutcherson Campbell, April, 1974, p. 15.

2. William McCune Family Bible owned by Miss May Shannon, Vandalia, Missouri.  Reference:  Campbell, Kathryn Hutcherson.  "William McCune The Pennsylvanian and Kindred Families," p. 16.

3. Campbell, Kathryn Hutcherson.  "William McCune, The Pennsylvanian and Kindred Families," p. 15

4. William McCune Family Bible owned by Miss May Shannon, Vandalia, Missouri.  The Bible places the birth year as 1775.  Reference:  Campbell, Kathryn Hutcherson.  "William McCune The Pennsylvanian and Kindred Families," p. 16.  The May 20, 1776 date is taken from Hills, William G.; Shawhan, Violet Romer; Norton, Nell Downing; Lemley, Marie Perrin. "Shawhan-Shaughen Genealogy," p. 33.

5. The location of this family cemetery is 5.5 miles north of Paris, Kentucky, on State Highway 27.  It sits just behind the current Custom Wood Products company.

6. M. Shawhan Will, Bourbon County, Kentucky Will Book P. pp. 638-639.

7. Hills, William G.; Shawhan, Violet Romer; Norton, Nell Downing; Lemley, Marie Perrin. "Shawhan-Shaughen Genealogy," p. 32.

8. "Shawhan, Smith, Chandler, Madsen (1699-1951)" compiled by Isobel Chandler Madsen, p. 13.  Note also Filson Club Publication No. 27, page 121--petition No. 57: a request of the inhabitants of Bourbon County for the establishment of a town at Bourbon C. H. lists the names of DANIEL SHAWHAN, Daniel Shawhan, Jr., and John Shawhan, July 1788.  [The Kentuckian-Citizen, Paris, Ky.  Tuesday, March 28, 1944, p. 2.]

9. Suit-File Box 733, Bourbon County Circuit Court

10. Madsen, p. 13.

11. Bourbon County Deed Book 6,  p. 135.

12. Bourbon County Deed Book II, p. 410 ;  Hills, William G. "Shawhan-Shaughen Genealogy," pp. 32-33; Madsen, Isobel Chandler. "Shawhan, Smith, Chandler, Madsen (1699-1951), p. 14.

13. "Shawhan, Smith, Chandler, Madsen (1699-1951)" compiled by Isobel Chandler Madsen, p. 14.

14. "Shawhan, Smith, Chandler, Madsen (1699-1951)" compiled by Isobel Chandler Madsen, p. 15.

15. "Will of John Shawhan," Will Book M--pp. 291-292, Bourbon County Court House, Paris, Kentucky.

16. Hills, William G.; Shawhan, Violet Romer; Norton, Nell Downing; Lemley, Marie Perrin. "Shawhan-Shaughen Genealogy," p. 34.

17. Goodspeed's The History of Pike County, 1883.

18. Bourbon County Marriage Book 2, p. 58:

Date of Marriage--1816, Jan. 12

Parties names--William Reding and Peggy Shannon

By whom married--John R. Moreland

19. From Old Grassy Creek Cemetery records.  "George E. son of William and Maraget d. July 1838 age 4 yrs 4 mo 18 days."

20. 1834 {ES}

21. Old Grassy Creek Cemetery records list the daughter as birth and death on October 16, 1835.

22. From Old Grassy Creek Cemetery, Pike County, Missouri, records.  "Niel son of William and Margaret" stone marker, birth and death dates illegible.

23. Bourbon County Court House Marriage Register Book, March 25, 1861, p. 111

24. Date taken on March 6, 1999 by Bob Francis from gravestone in Smith family plot located on the farm of Mr. Evans, Shawhan, Kentucky.  The plot is located on the high point of the farm.

25. 16 June 1799--George Bush genealogy

26. This family line was researched by Virginia Ann Garnett Knight.  Taken from "Our Ewalt Heritage," Volume One, compiled by Lenora Smith Brakke, February, 1981, pp. 254-256.

27. Bourbon Co, KY Marriage Book 2, pg 58: Date of Marriage--1816, Jan. 12; Parties names--Nicholas Smith and Nancy Shawhan; By whom married--John R. Moreland

28. References to Rev. John Moreland in "Presbyterianism in Paris and Bourbon County, Kentucky" by Rev. Stuart Sanders:

"Wednesday, April 28, 1817: The Reverend John R. Moreland will preach at John Hamilton's on Saturday next at 3 O'clock and at Cane Ridge at 12 O'clock on Sabbath day next." (p. 19)

Pastors and Supplies for the Millersburg and Stonermouth Churches (p. 236):

1818 John R. Moreland

1819 John R. Moreland, John T. Edgar, John Rankin and Joseph P. Howe

1820-1825 John R. Moreland 

29. The Nicholas Smith family burial ground is located on the farm of Mr. Evans, Shawhan, Kentucky.  Refer to the U. S. Geological Survey map, Shawhan Quadrant.  The plot is located .7 miles north of the Shawhan road at the southern tip of the 860 ft. elevation.  It is about .5 miles east of the Louisville and Nashville railroad.

30. Bourbon County, Kentucky, 1850 census.

31. On October 5, 1999, Tom and Bob Francis unearthed the grave of Joseph Smith.  They found the gravestone beneath 5-6 inches of dirt.  The stone was broken in three part, the middle part lying on top of the top section. The bottom 14" was upright with the name of the engraver on the bottom right named "Rhoda Torrey." The gravestone reads: 

In Memory of

JOSEPH SMITH

DIED

NOV.27.1850

AGED

23 years & 9 mos. 

A poem inscribed at the base of the stone reads:

Shed not for me the bitter tear,

Nor give the heart to vain regret,

Tis' but the casket that lies here

The gem that filled it sparkles yet.--REF

32. Source:  Bourbon Co, KY Marriage Book 2, pg 219.  Nancy Smith married George Rush on 29 Jan 1839.

33. Bourbon County, Kentucky, Court Records, Estate Inventory Book___, pp. 262-264.

34. Words on gravestone:

(Name illegible--birth and death dates indicate it is John, Son of Daniel and Minerva Shawhan)

Born____1831

Died_____1846

35. On the tombstone in the Redmon family plot, farm of Phillip Linehan, on the Old Lair Pike: 

In memory of Joseph B. Shawhan

Born April 9, 1839

Died Oct. 21, 1841

Aged 1 year 6 mo. 15 days

36. "The Birch Family History:  Part 4, Descendants of Dr. Charles Birch of St. Kitts 1729-1768" by Dr. Bernherd O'Neil, pp. 250-252.

37. Enoch, genealogy section, p. 7.

38. March 5 {ES}

39. February 15 {ES}

40. November 19 {ES}

41. Bourbon County, Kentucky, Will Bk. T, Will 98 (pp. 98-101)

42. Unverified information from LDS descendancy chart, 30 Dec 1997.  Ancestors of Elias are taken from this unverifiable source.

43. The History of Pike County, Missouri, Des Moines, Iowa: Mills & Company, 1883, p. 906.

44. "The Western Citizen," Paris, Kentucky, December 12, 1850.

45. Madsen, p. 31.

46. John F. Eisenberg descendancy chart lists Mary's surname as "Davis."

47. Taken from a book compiled in 1978-1979 by Patty Biddle, from Western Citizen Newspapers: KENTUCKY STRAIGHT BOURBON--DEATHS AND MARRIAGES (1808-1865)--Patty M. Biddle SMITH, Nicholas, at his residence in Bourbon County, on the 2d inst.  aged 33 years, November 9, 1855. 

On October 4, 1999, Tom and Bob Francis found Nicholas Smith III's gravestone at the Smith Family Burial Ground.  The inscription on the stone: 

At Rest

Nicholas Smith

Born July 1, 1823

Died November 9, 1855

Aged 32 Years 5 Months 1 Day

48. On October 3, 1999, Tom and Bob Francis uncovered Nicholas Smith III's gravestone on the farm of Mr. Evans, Shawhan, Kentucky.

49. Margaret's will (Will Bk. U, pp. 151-152) was probated in the Bourbon County Court, January term, January 21, 1904.

50. Bourbon County, Kentucky, Will Bk. U, pp. 151-151

51. The placement of COL Samuel Ewalt as the son of John Ewalt and Elizabeth Ravenscraft is purely speculative at this juncture.  The reasons for placing him here is that (1) Jerry and Janice Dewitz mentions a "mother" of Samuel named "Sarah"  in an explanation of the description of Ewalt land:  "Notes: The "Ewalt Land" referred to above was owned by Sarah, mother of Samuel Ewalt, who married Nicholas III's sister Margaret. The old stone house pictured on the next page is the old David Family home, referred to above, which still stands."  (Jerry and Janice Dewitz, "Before You," Alpha Publishing Group, Houston, Texas, 1997, p. 125)  John Ewalt married Sarah Flowers in June, 1844, which would have made her Samuel's step-mother.  A second piece of evidence is the Stonermouth Presbyterian Church, Ruddle's Mills, Ky, cemetery listing. An "Ewalt, John Sr., 1791-1857" is listed along with COL Samuel Ewalt "1826-1868."  This dating places John Ewalt, Sr., as a real possibility as Samuel's father. 

Prior to receiving the Dewitz information and the Ruddle's Mills cemetery listing, I had the following information on John Ewalt: Birth: 1789 Paris, Bourbon County, KY Father: Henry EWALT (1754-1829) Mother: Elizabeth FREY/FRYE (1757-1837)

Spouses: 1: Elizabeth RAVENSCRAFT Birth: 1793 Paris, Bourbon County, KY Death: bef 15 May 1827 Age: 34 Father: Thomas RAVENSCRAFT (~1756-1827) Mother: Margaret HINKSON (~1770-) Marriage: 3 Jul 1809 Harrison County, Kentucky

Children: Henry (1810-)

      Margaret (1813-1873)

      Juliana (1815-)

      Elizabeth (1818-)

      Rebecca (1820-)

      Nancy Ann (1822-)

      Samuel (1817-) 

Spouse 2: Polly HALEY

Marriage: 6 Nov 1833 

Spouse 3: Sarah FLOWERS

Marriage: 24 Jun 1844 

With the new information, the pieces of the puzzle come together.  It looks as if Samuel, the last son of John and Elizabeth Ewalt, may have actually been born in 1826.  Elizabeth is mentioned as dying sometime before 1827.  She may have died giving birth to Samuel.

52. The birth and death data for this child was taken from a cemetery listing of the old Stonermouth Cemetery, Ruddell's Mills, Bourbon County, Kentucky, by Hattie Scott and Julia Ardery, December 15, 1928.  The list is from "Presbyterianism in Paris and Bourbon County, Kentucky, 1786-1961" by Rev. Robert Stuart Sanders, D. D., The Dunne Press, Louisville, Kentucky, 1961, p. 267.  While there is no proof that this is the child of Samuel Ewalt and Margaret Elizabeth Smith, circumstancial evidence points in that direction.  The listing is found above the name "Ewalt, Col. Samuel, born Feb. 6, 1826, died 1868."  The child's inscription reads:  Ewalt, Nancy Kate, dau. of C.S. and E.M. Ewalt, b. 1852, di. 1867."  The initials "C. S." may stand for "Col. Samuel" and "E. M." may be transposed initials for "Margaret Elizabeth."  Also, the first name "Nancy" may have been a family name for Margaret's mother Nancy Shawhan Smith. --REF

53. "The True Kentuckian," Paris, Kentucky, October 20, 1869.

54. Chronicles of Cynthiana, Lucinda Boyd, Cincinnati: Robert Clarke and Company, 1894, p. 242.

55. Bourbon County Marriage Register--3/49.  1855, Dec. 25--William Shawhan and Julia A. Ravenscraft, ages 23 and 20, places of birth--Bourbon and Harrison Counties, residence--Bourbon County.

56. "The Roster of Confederate Soldiers, 1861-1868," Vol. 2.  Editor, Janet Hewitt.  Broadfoot Press, Wilmington, N.C., 1995

57. September 7 {ES}

58. Bourbon County Marriage Register 3/156--James D. Hurst and Mary S. Shawhan; witnesses--William Redmon/George Shawhan; by whom married--Rev. Samuel Rogers, Christian church.

59. Cynthiana News, August 28, 1873.  "Births:  To the wife of John Shawhan, a son."

60. "This Old House," privately published pamphlet by Katherine Wilson.

61. "Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records" by Mrs. Harry McAdams, p. 168

62. "Kentucky Pioneer and Court Records," p. 170

63. A Souvenir History of the Christian Church in Cynthiana, Ky., by W. S. Cason, Lily Webster, Maude Smith and Bettie M. Cromwell.

64. Cynthiana Democrat,  Thursday 2 November 1933, Cynthiana, Harrison, KY, p. 6.

65. "Shawhan-Shaughen Genealogy" lists death date as 1888. (p. 41).

66. The CYNTHIANA DEMOCRAT, Page 5,  27 September 1945 

67. CYNTHIANA DEMOCRAT,   page 8, Thursday, 9 March 1939 

68. Wallace Batterton may be the same as "William A. Batterson" of Harold T. David's reference, p. 37, (see "William H. David, Kentucky Pioneer and Related Families")

69. Madsen, p. 30.

70. SMYRNA CHURCH

This congregation was organized under the auspices of the Cumberland 

Presbyterian Church in July 1853 by Rev. George Rice. When they organized there were only seven members but in less than a week the number increased to nineteen. The first seven were; Darius McDonald, Elizabeth McDonald, E. A. Coffman, Winifred Coffman, Adam F. Trainer, Cyrus McDonald and Corelia A. Trower. 

Among the elders who served this church were Darius McDonald, Adam F. Trainer, Henry Trainer, William Dums, Robert M. Vannoy, George Wagner, Cyrus McDonald, Z. B. Blackmore and William M. VanArsdel. [91]

71. Madsen, p. 30.  Note:  There is a picture of Nancy Shawhan Smith Vanarsdall with two "golden-haired" children are staqnding in front of a young woman and tall man.  My guess is that the tall man is Willie Vanarsdall and the young woman is his wife Stella.  The two girls are Nancy's grandchildren.--REF, October 22, 1999.

72. Madsen, p. 34.

73. Madsen, p. 35.

74. Nancy Shawhan Smith once told my grandfather John Frances (8) Smith that Julia Trower died of "Milk Leg."  My wife (Cindy Francis), an RN, looked up Milk Leg and gave the following definition:  Postpartum thrombophlebitis.  Infection of the lining of a blood vessel where a clot has attached to the vessel wall. 

Onset is usually between the 10th and 20th post partum (about the same time breast milk comes in full--hence, the name "milk leg").  Can lead to pulminary embolism and death related to obstruction of the circulation to the lung.  {REF}

75. DeWitz, Jerry and Janice.  "Before You."  Houston, Texas:  Alpha Publishing Group, 1997, pp. 130-131

76. Margaret and William were married in her parent's home.

77. William David and Related Families, Harold T. David, p. 47

78. Listed as "Edward Ewalt" in McCann's Current Family genealogy, p. 23.

79. Mentioned in Margaret Elizabeth (Smith) Pugh's will.

80. Obituary clipping sent to REF, June, 1997, from Zac Shawhan II.

81. From e-mail correspondence with Eric Ervin, dated August 13, 1999.  Eric's e-mail address is:  eservin@prodigy.net 

Message:

Date: Fri, 13 Aug 1999 14:10:30 -0500

From: "Eric Ervin"

To: 

You write: 

       381. John Morgan SHAWHAN. Born on 21 Jan 1863.

       John Morgan married Minnie.

       They had one child:

               i. Vivian. 

Here is some additional information: 

       John Morgan Shawhan died in 1910 and is buried in the Lee's Summit, Missouri Cemetery.

       

       Minnie is Minnie Sue Ervin [b. abt 1872, d. 25 Feb 1922 in Kansas City, Missouri], daughter of James Francis Ervin and Juda Harris. Minnie remarried after John M. Shawhan's death to a Thomas Radford Hardin.

       They are both buried in Woodlawn Cemetery, Independence, Missouri.

       

       Their daughter, Vivian Helen Shawhan, [b. 14 Mar 1894, d. 31 Jan 1968 in Wichita, Kansas].  From the newspaper obit for her mother, Minnie, she is listed as Mrs. Vivian Witherspoon, Okmulgee, Oklahoma. 

Hope this information helpful. Best regards,

Eric Ervin

82. November 16, 1884.  {Shawhan--Shaughen Genealogy, p. 74}

83. Birthdate:  1872 --Krusor, p. 90.

84. The CYNTHIANA DEMOCRAT Page 1, 10 August 1967

85. Unknown first name, daughter of Lou Emma Downing Wilson. {NDN, p. 55}

86. Frederic and Blanche were cousins.

87. Madsen, pp. 45-46.

88. Edith died of a heart attack.

89. Eakin, p. 290.

90. From Social Security Death Index:  SHAWHAN, GEORGE 495-42-6153 (MO) b. 17 Oct 1894, d. Nov 1969.  Evidence is inconclusive that this is the same person. --REF

91. Missouri Pioneers of Pike County. (Bowling Green, Missouri:  InfoTech Publications, 1992), p. 79.

 

Index  

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      UNNAMED spouse of 159

      Alice spouse of 216

      Annie M. (1841 - 1869) spouse of 73

      Helen spouse of 206

      Lois Ada spouse of 216

      Lulu Belle spouse of 186

      Ora B. (1875 - 1919) spouse of 117

      Verona spouse of 216

      Wava spouse of 218

ADAMS

      George child of 90

      George Milton (1865 - 1896) 90

      Heber child of 27

      Heber Whittington (1816 - 1905) spouse of 27

      Margaret child of 27

      Mary E. (1857 - ) 88

      Minnie (1863 - ) 89

      Nannie Sue ( - 1941) child of 27

      William child of 27

ALEXANDER

      Lail ( - 1941) spouse of 132

ALLEY

      Earl F. spouse of 212

      Jerald K. ( - 1975) child of 212

      Linda Sue child of 212

      Nancy child of 212

ALLISON

      Amanda M. (1824 - ca1905) spouse of 43

      Amanda M. (1824 - ca1905) 59

      Frances Or Aaron (1799 - <1850) spouse of 21

      Margaret (1826 - ) 60

ANDERSON

      Estelle spouse of 161

ANNAND

      Emma Gertrude (1884 - 1946) spouse of 102

ATTERBURY

      Daniel spouse of 37

      John Clay Sr. (1890 - ) 177

      John Clay Jr. child of 177

      Joseph William (1841 - ) 101

BAKER

      Laura Belle spouse of 101

      Rol G. (1891 - ) spouse of 130

BALDRY

      Carolyn spouse of 221

BARKER

      Virginia May (1862 - 1915) spouse of 141

BATTERTON

      Benjamin (ca1843 - ) child of 41

      Elias (1808 - <1870) spouse of 41

      Frank child of 104

      James H. (ca1840 - ) child of 41

      Josephine child of 41

      Nicholas child of 41

      Wallace 104

BEAUCHAMP

      Elizabeth (1815 - 1876) spouse of 9

      Joe E. child of 32

      John W. (1831 - 1896) spouse of 32

BECK

      George child of 165

      John B. spouse of 165

BELL

      Arthur Wayne (1907 - 1961) spouse of 208

      Harold Lee (1940 - ) child of 208

      Neal Franklin (1930 - ) child of 208

      Richard Ray (1933 - ) child of 208

      Robert Wayne (1931 - ) child of 208

BENNETT

      Effie Ernestine child of 200

      Ernest spouse of 200

      Howard Pence child of 200

      James Gordon child of 200

      Lettie ( - 1911) spouse of 134

BENTLEY

      Harriet (1820 - 1875) spouse of 35

BIGGS

      Elizabeth child of 92

      Emily (1853 - 1907) 99

      George K. (1812 - 1895) 34

      John Davis (1811 - 1889) 35

      Katherine Sue child of 92

      Margaret child of 26

      Margaret Brewer (1828 - 1904) 33

      Margarite Jackson (1838 - 1889) 98

      William child of 26

      William (1788 - 1847) spouse of 10

      William Davis spouse of 26

      William S. (1854 - ) spouse of 92

BIRCH

      Mary Magdalene (1818 - 1909) spouse of 19

BLAND

      Bonnie child of 87

      W. H. spouse of 87

BRANSTETTER

      Dymple Frances (1904 - ) child of 181

      Eunice (1900 - ) child of 181

      Lloyd Mason (1902 - ) child of 181

      Mancell Pearl (1908 - ) child of 181

      Mason spouse of 181

BRANTON

      Charles (1861 - 1950) spouse of 116

BRIERLY

      Mary Elizabeth (1875 - 1972) spouse of 137

BROWN

      Ida B. (1861 - ) spouse of 91

      Vista (1847 - 1941) spouse of 57

BRYSON

      Orra (1875 - ) 170

      William Newton spouse of 81

BUTLER

      Carrie E. (1864 - 1910) spouse of 151

CARSON

      Jane (1834 - 1911) spouse of 54

CARTER

      I.K. spouse of 91

      Mabel spouse of 174

CASH

      James William (1851 - ) spouse of 89

      Ruby child of 89

CASSIDY

      Bessie Lenora (1922 - ) spouse of 234

CAVE

      Mamie Ethel (1885 - 1962) spouse of 133

CHANDLER

      Isobel Frances (1903 - 1971) child of 182

      Oscar William (1876 - 1960) spouse of 182

      Oscar William (1913 - 1998) child of 182

      Rex Eugene (1901 - 1964) child of 182

CHAPIN

      Irma Arleta spouse of 229

CHENE

      Emma Alberta spouse of 138

CHILES

      Dr. Daniel Duncan (1913 - 1978) child of 202

      David Ravenscraft (1926 - 1983) child of 202

      Mary Jane (1916 - ) child of 202

      Morton Perrin (1886 - 1971) spouse of 202

      Morton Perrin Jr. (1912 - ) child of 202

      William Henry "Billy" (1922 - 1994) child of 202

CHOWNING

      David child of 192

      Ella Belle child of 192

      Helen child of 192

      William spouse of 192

CHURCHILL

      Asenath (~1849 - 1893) spouse of 58

CLIFFORD

      Amanda (~1830 - >1855) spouse of 53

COBLE

      Erma (~1880 - ~1955) spouse of 143

      Eugene (1921 - ) child of 237

      Lawson A. (~1858 - ) spouse of 142

      McGowen S. (1895 - 1938) 237

COCKRELL

      Lucy Lois (1921 - 1991) spouse of 211

COLLINS

      Anna (~1857 - ) spouse of 76

      Buford child of 185

      Earl child of 185

      Ivan (1886 - 1960) spouse of 185

      Lorene (1914 - 1962) child of 185

      Pearl Ivan (1910 - 1946) child of 185

CONN

      Martha Susan (1830 - 1932) spouse of 28

COOPER

      Adelaide (1859 - 1924) spouse of 119

      John Morgan child of 201

      John Thomas spouse of 201

      Lois Lail child of 201

COURTRIGHT

      Mr. UNNAMED spouse of 195

      Russell child of 195

CRAWFORD

      A.T. spouse of 114

      Edward "Eddie" child of 114

CREASELY

      Emma child of 31

CREASEY

      Daniel (1816 - 1884) spouse of 31

      Maducia (1860 - ) 96

CROSETTE

      George (1910 - 1985) child of 235

CROSSETTE

      Mattie spouse of 138

CURRENT

      Anna Lee (1863 - 1909) spouse of 111

      Elizabeth T. (1865 - 1949) spouse of 112

DANIEL

      Julia Florence (1853 - 1936) spouse of 50

DAVID

      Alice 190

      Alma child of 189

      Alvin (1901 - 1961) child of 189

      Amos Ray (1904 - ) child of 189

      Elizabeth "Bessie" 192

      Elsie spouse of 104

      Flora child of 110

      Georgie child of 110

      John George (1872 - 1956) 189

      Keller child of 110

      King child of 110

      Margaret child of 110

      Mattie child of 110

      Sarah "Sallie" 191

      William Henry (1840 - 1897) spouse of 110

      William Russell (1897 - ) child of 189

      Willie child of 110

DAVIS

      Eunice Carolyn (1911 - ) spouse of 225

DECKARD

      Margaret B. child of 94

      S. G. Rev. (1856 - ) spouse of 94

DOTY

      James Henry ,Sr. (~1906 - ) spouse of 199

      James Henry , Jr. (1932 - ) child of 199

DOWNING

      A.J. child of 161

      Andrew Jackson (1856 - ) 76

      Arlington child of 159

      B. Franklin (1824 - 1902) spouse of 26

      Benjamin Franklin (1844 - 1945) child of 23

      Campbell child of 79

      Claude C. 161

      daughter child of 72

      Donald child of 161

      Dorothy child of 161

      Edna child of 84

      George Washington (1846 - 1922) 74

      Georgia "Birdie" (1871 - 1922) 157

      Grace 158

      Harry (1879 - 1899) child of 74

      James (<1851 - ) 84

      James Lionel (1863 - 1929) 156

      James Willis child of 161

      John James (1839 - 1863) child of 23

      Joseph Columbus (1841 - ) 73

      Loucetta (1836 - 1887) 71

      Louemma 86

      Margaret Docia (1854 - 1922) 75

      Marjorie Nell "Nellie" child of 79

      Martha Ann (1851 - 1891) 87

      Martha Susan (1858 - 1923) 77

      Mary child of 79

      Mary Elizabeth (1858 - 1877) 85

      Mary Isabel "Beebs" (1921 - ) child of 156

      Nancy Minta (1862 - ) 78

      Nell child of 156

      Rebecca Ann Reading (1843 - 1914) child of 23

      Ruth (1918 - 1919) child of 156

      Samuel C. ( - 1893) child of 23

      Susan Cordelia (1855 - 1941) child of 26

      Dr. Thomas Jefferson (1851 - ) 79

      Will C. 159

      William Casey (1812 - 1894) spouse of 23

      William Reading (1837 - 1925) 72

DUNCAN

      Margaret spouse of 167

DUNNING

      Maude (~1865 - 1892) spouse of 143

DUVAL

      David child of 167

DUVEL

      Blanche Pearle 162

      Darlene 166

      daughter child of 167

      daughter 1 child of 164

      daughter 2 child of 164

      daughter 3 child of 164

      daughter 4 child of 164

      Florence Hannah 165

      Frederic Crum spouse of 162

      George Frederick 167

      John Downing 164

      John Thomas spouse of 78

      Pearl child of 162

      Ruby Minta 163

      son child of 167

      son 1 child of 164

      son 2 child of 164

EASLEY

      Harry ( - 1966) child of 213

      Sarah Frances (1837 - 1867) spouse of 46

      Warham ( - 1932) spouse of 213

EDWARDS

      Arch Reuben child of 163

      Archie Oscar spouse of 163

      Genii child of 163

      Lee Roy spouse of 166

      LeRoy Jr. child of 166

      Naomi child of 163

EK

      Dale Emery (1931 - ) child of 223

      Emery Ole (1904 - 1976) spouse of 223

      Robert Henry (1936 - ) child of 223

ERVIN

      Minnie Sue (~1872 - 1922) spouse of 120

EWALT

      Anna Lee (1915 - ) child of 194

      Bessie L. (1887 - 1920) child of 112

      Edwin (1867 - 1895) 112

      Henry spouse of 60

      Hugh Fisher (1917 - ) child of 193

      John Current (1887 - ) 193

      John Henry child of 44

      Kitty (1890 - ) child of 112

      Nancy Kate (1852 - 1867) child of 44

      Rebecca (1787 - 1861) spouse of 3

      Sallie 113

      Samuel (1864 - 1890) 111

      COL Samuel (1826 - 1868) spouse of 44

      Samuel Jr. (1890 - 1948) 194

FERRELL

      Henry Clark (1888 - 1927) 103

      John (1848 - 1892) spouse of 40

      Virginia Clark (1925 - ) 179

FISHBACK

      Emma spouse of 172

FISHER

      Nida (1891 - ) spouse of 194

FOLEY

      Bobbie child of 212

      Robert "Bobby" (~1922 - ) spouse of 212

FOREE

      Lucretia Green (1822 - ) spouse of 36

FORTLAGE

      H. E. (~1865 - ) spouse of 140

      June Mary (1902 - 1932) child of 140

FRANKLIN

      Anna Laura (1906 - ) child of 122

      J. Tolly spouse of 122

      Lettie Mae (1909 - 1974) 208

      Thelma May child of 122

FRAZIER

      Sarah Eliza (1844 - 1904) spouse of 61

FROST

      Annie Lee (1951 - ) child of 229

      Frances Elaine (1945 - ) child of 229

      Frank Shawhan (1916 - ) 229

      Janet Robin (1954 - ) child of 230

      John Daniel (1949 - ) child of 231

      Julie Theresa (1956 - ) child of 230

      Martha Frances (1911 - ) 227

      Mary Florence (1913 - ) 228

      W. John (1920 - ) 231

      William Jasper (1881 - 1938) spouse of 135

      William Jasper (1941 - ) child of 229

      William Redmon (1919 - ) 230

      William Redmon II (1952 - ) child of 230

GARNETT

      Hugh McCune (1881 - 1956) 102

      Peter Richard (1841 - 1911) spouse of 39

      Virginia Ann (1909 - ) 178

GENTLE

      Jarvis child of 150

      John spouse of 150

      John Ed "Fielding" child of 150

      Susan Lucretia child of 150

GIBB

      James W. spouse of 204

GIBSON

      Emma (1853 - 1919) spouse of 64

      Ernest child of 197

      John child of 197

      Vance (1887 - 1914) spouse of 197

GILMORE

      Violet Frances (Fannie) (1883 - 1974) spouse of 124

GORDON

      Cynthia B. child of 171

      Joseph P. Dr. spouse of 171

      Lois Sue child of 171

GRANT

      Francis spouse of 6

GRAYUM

      William Martin (~1860 - 1937) spouse of 115

GRIEVE

      Frances Lenore (1919 - 1960) spouse of 244

GRONIGER

      Florence (~1898 - ) spouse of 237

GUNSAULEY

      UNNAMED spouse of 191

      Alice child of 191

      Charles child of 191

      Emma child of 191

      Larkin child of 191

      Taylor child of 191

      William child of 191

      Worthington (1898 - ) child of 191

GUY

      Jane spouse of 12

HALL

      Betty Jean (1924 - 1981) child of 220

      Cheryl Anne (1967 - ) child of 232

      Diane (1937 - ) child of 220

      Elvin V. ( - 1958) spouse of 136

      Roy V. (1931 - ) 232

      Walter M. "Jerry" (1905 - 1966) spouse of 220

HAMLETT

      Betty (1926 - ) child of 183

      Forest Smith (1911 - ) child of 183

      General F. spouse of 183

      Jefferson Edward (1916 - 1975) child of 183

      John Phillip (1913 - 1982) child of 183

      Paul Richard (1922 - 1999) child of 183

      Wayne (1912 - 1961) child of 183

HARRIS

      Effie spouse of 118

HATFIELD

      Edna Mary (1892 - 1963) spouse of 236

HAYS

      Cammie spouse of 79

HEDGES

      Carson ( - 1942) spouse of 158

      Lena child of 158

HEDRICK

      Beverly spouse of 231

HENDRICK

      Ada L. "Dollie" (1859 - 1938) spouse of 74

HICKEY

      Lillian spouse of 177

HINKSON

      Amanda (ca1851 - ) child of 60

      Henry (1871 - ) child of 105

      Humphrey (1846 - 1882) spouse of 105

      John (1880 - ) child of 105

      John spouse of 60

      Margaret Melvina (1869 - ) child of 105

      Melvina (Malvina) (1830 - 1863) spouse of 42

      Samuel (1848 - 1852) child of 60

HODGES

      Jay R. spouse of 227

      Sammy Ann (1928 - ) child of 227

HOLIDAY

      John James (1819 - 1881) 36

      Capt. Joseph (1789 - 1870) spouse of 11

      Mary Sloan (1823 - ) 37

      Nancy Eliza (1847 - 1942) 100

      William child of 11

HOLLIDAY

      George Reading Dr. (1808 - 1887) child of 6

      William Patton (1781 - 1830) spouse of 6

HOLLMAN

      Lucille spouse of 239

HOPPES

      Clara spouse of 186

HOWK

      UNNAMED child of 147

      UNNAMED 241

      Martha Dan child of 242

      William Jr. (1920 - 1979) 242

      William (1883 - 1967) spouse of 147

HUDSON

      Arva E. spouse of 188

      Elmo child of 188

      Mary child of 188

HUGHES

      Ella May (1878 - 1912) spouse of 186

HUNTER

      Lizzie spouse of 73

HURST

      James D. spouse of 51

      Sarah A. (1868 - 1868) child of 51

HUTSELL

      Ada Mae child of 68

      John "Jack" child of 68

      Tice spouse of 68

IRELAND

      Charles child of 45

      Harvey C. spouse of 45

IVY

      Helen (1914 - 1915) child of 215

      William ( - 1932) spouse of 215

      Willora Eileen (1916 - ) child of 215

JACKSON

      Margarite ( - 1840) spouse of 34

JOHNSON

      UNNAMED spouse of 127

      Ida spouse of 148

JONES

      Annie Elizabeth ( - 1934) child of 71

      Bertha child of 153

      Carl child of 151

      Daniel Humphrey 153

      James spouse of 71

      James "Major" Jr. child of 71

      Lucetta 154

      Margaret Lucretia 150

      Mary Missouri 152

      Ruth child of 153

      Susan child of 153

      Susan Rebecca (1870 - 1942) 155

      William Casey (1884 - ) 151

JOURDAIN

      Mary Ann (1841 - 1924) spouse of 52

KEENE

      Carolyn Cornelia (1875 - 1937) spouse of 126

KELLER

      Ann "Polly" (1858 - 1958) spouse of 70

      Elizabeth (1873 - 1958) child of 67

      Frank (1874 - 1890) child of 67

      James F. (1850 - 1890) spouse of 67

      Noah spouse of 190

      Noah child of 190

KELLEY

      Betty Jean (1954 - ) child of 207

      Billie John (1954 - ) child of 207

      Dickie Joe (1951 - ) child of 207

      Richard Leo spouse of 207

KEPPLE

      Christine Anne child of 179

      Clark Farrell child of 179

      James Ering spouse of 179

      James Somerville child of 179

KILBY

      Ella spouse of 106

KNIGHT

      George Purkitt (1909 - ) spouse of 178

      Hugh Garnett (1938 - ) child of 178

LACKEY

      Edgar Shawhan (1893 - 1954) 216

      Lorena Shawhan (1890 - 1932) 215

      Ronna Stuart (1943 - ) child of 216

      Royal Ann (1941 - ) child of 216

      Royal Waller ( - 1921) spouse of 127

LAIL

      Allie (1888 - ) spouse of 193

      Ann Miller (1835 - 1865) spouse of 46

LAIR

      Daisy child of 113

      Luther spouse of 113

      Tinnie 195

LAIRD

      Maude spouse of 180

LAKE

      Florence E. child of 96

      Silas (1855 - ) spouse of 96

LEE

      Claude (1882 - ) spouse of 123

      Elvira May (1908 - 1910) child of 123

      L.D. (1906 - ) child of 123

      Lucille (1918 - ) 209

      William Mathis (1905 - 1973) child of 123

LEFFLER

      Pauline (1902 - 1971) spouse of 233

LIGHTFOOT

      "Big" Frank 125

      Elkin David (1836 - 1893) spouse of 48

      Elsie child of 125

      Minnie child of 48

      Minnie 213

LILJA

      Hilda spouse of 230

LILL

      Carlotte Agnes (1903 - 1975) spouse of 218

LLOYD

      Eliza Ann (1844 - 1904) spouse of 47

LONG

      Aileen spouse of 134

LOWE

      Minnie Blanche (1879 - 1959) spouse of 189

MANN

      America (1808 - 1840) spouse of 22

MANSFIELD

      UNNAMED spouse of 196

MARTIN

      Addie ( - 1913) spouse of 156

MATHIS

      UNNAMED spouse of 212

      George William child of 212

MAXWELL

      Sarah D. (1801 - 1869) spouse of 8

McCLINTOCK ?

      Elizabeth (ca1738 - ca1795) spouse of 1

McCRARY

      John Miller (1898 - 1951) spouse of 219

      William Steven "Billy" (1919 - ) child of 219

McCUNE

      Charles G. child of 12

      Elizabeth (1795 - 1878) 10

      Elizabeth "Betsy" (1776 - ) child of 1

      Elizabeth R.D. (~1850 - ) child of 13

      Hannah ( - 1888) child of 38

      Harvey L. (ca1812 - ) child of 3

      Henry Ewalt (1825 - 1912) 13

      Hugh (1778 - ) child of 1

      J. R. (1937 - 1998) child of 175

      J.D. spouse of 175

      Jessie (1858 - ) child of 14

      John (1772 - 1852) 3

      John Jr. (1810 - ) child of 3

      John (1827 - 1888) 38

      John A. (1853 - ) child of 15

      John Henry (1856 - ) child of 14

      Joseph D. (1828 - 1888) 14

      Joseph P. (1815 - ) child of 1

      Joseph Thomas (1860 - ) child of 14

      Leontine (1873 - ) child of 14

      Leora (1867 - ) child of 14

      Margaret Elizabeth (1854 - ) child of 14

      Margaret "Peggy" (1775 - 1857) 5

      Margrit (ca1814 - ) child of 3

      Mary Rebecca (1851 - 1920) 40

      Nancy (1770 - 1842) 2

      Nancy (ca1806 - 1834) 11

      Nettie B. (1863 - ) child of 14

      Polly Lucy (ca1816 - ) child of 1

      Rebecca (1831 - ) 15

      Ruth Ann (1853 - 1924) 39

      Ruth Ella (1862 - ) child of 14

      Samuel (1827 - ) spouse of 15

      Sarah (1865 - ) child of 14

      Susan (ca1803 - 1839) child of 3

      Susanna (1774 - ca1814) 4

      Susanna (ca1820 - ) child of 1

      Tapley child of 175

      William (1751 - 1830) 1

      William L. (1802 - 1856) 12

      William Patton (ca1813 - ) child of 1

      William Richard (1869 - ) child of 14

McDONALD

      Ina Mae (1888 - 1979) spouse of 184

McELWEE

      Agatha child of 170

      Bryson Pinkney child of 170

      Charles spouse of 170

      Margaret child of 170

McMILLEN

      Mary A. "Mollie" spouse of 30

MEGIBBEN

      Catherine A. (1927 - ) child of 240

      Charles K. (1870 - 1948) child of 63

      Elizabeth child of 63

      James K. (1844 - 1899) spouse of 63

      James Reynolds "Buck" (1896 - 1961) 240

      John William "Will" (1867 - 1933) 146

      Lelia May (1872 - 1892) child of 63

      Luther Charles (1926 - 1994) child of 240

      Margret (1929 - ) child of 240

      Mary Elizabeth (1896 - ) child of 146

      Sarah Rowena (1905 - ) child of 146

      Todd child of 63

      William Reynolds (1923 - ) child of 240

MEYER

      Gayle (1947 - ) child of 209

      Ralph (1916 - ) spouse of 209

      son child of 209

      son child of 209

MEYERS

      Elizabeth child of 144

      George W. (1864 - 1931) 144

      Helen child of 144

      Joseph child of 144

      Nancy E. (1861 - 1947) child of 56

      Robert (~1840 - ) spouse of 56

MILLER

      Maude (1884 - ) child of 77

      William Henry (1851 - 1919) spouse of 77

MITCHELL

      Ruth (1876 - ) spouse of 156

MOCKBEE

      Stella Etna ( - 1987) spouse of 240

MOLT

      Bertha Olga (1896 - 1958) spouse of 149

MOORE

      Helen Louise child of 204

      Wallace spouse of 204

MOSBY

      Etta Elizabeth spouse of 187

NALLEY

      Mahala Ann (1820 - 1903) spouse of 25

NECESSARY

      Edith Marie (1912 - ) child of 198

      Elmer (1882 - 1965) spouse of 198

      Mamie Amanda (~1916 - ) child of 198

      Mary Matilda (~1911 - ) child of 198

NELSON

      Charles spouse of 130

OFFUTT

      Alpha (1877 - 1878) child of 75

      James (1884 - ) child of 75

      James M. (1847 - ) spouse of 75

      Susie (1878 - ) 160

OWEN

      Robert A. Sr. spouse of 241

      Robert A. Jr. child of 241

OWSLEY

      Annye (1891 - 1970) 196

      Charles David (1884 - 1904) child of 115

      Clara Matilda (1888 - 1974) 198

      Clarence (1886 - ) child of 115

      John (1894 - 1972) child of 115

      Lail (1896 - 1914) 197

      Melkige Von (1853 - 1902) spouse of 115

PARKER

      Harry G. Dr. ( - 1943) spouse of 157

      Kenneth child of 157

PATTEN

      Elizabeth (1792 - 1862) child of 4

      Thomas Dunlap (1830 - 1879) child of 4

      William (1794 - 1853) child of 4

PATTERSON

      Patty (1938 - ) child of 222

      Robert James (1910 - 1976) spouse of 222

PATTON

      Alexander L. (1808 - 1875) child of 4

      Elizabeth (1777 - <1835) spouse of 1

      John (1769 - 1816) spouse of 4

      John (1801 - 1848) child of 4

      Joseph ( - 1823) child of 4

      Nancy child of 4

      Sallie (1797 - 1865) child of 4

      Samuel (1810 - ) child of 4

      Susan (1804 - ) child of 4

PEARCE

      Marie spouse of 235

PENIX

      James Jefferson spouse of 82

      John Harvey Dr. (1879 - ) child of 82

      Nancy Ann (1870 - ) 171

      William Edward (1876 - ) child of 82

PHILLIPS

      George (~1916 - ) child of 196

      John (~1914 - ) child of 196

      Mattie (~1912 - 1978) child of 196

      Wade (1889 - 1950) spouse of 196

PILLARD

      Ruth spouse of 232

PUGH

      August "Gus" (1834 - 1934) spouse of 44

      Fannie 114

      Georgia child of 44

      Stella child of 44

RAVENSCRAFT

      Julia (1835 - 1868) spouse of 47

READING

      Charles L. 95

      Charles L. spouse of 173

      Cynthia Ann (1857 - 1892) 82

      Daniel (1831 - 1831) child of 7

      Daniel (1831 - 1831) child of 16

      daughter (1835 - 1835) child of 7

      daughter (1835 - 1835) child of 16

      Elizabeth (1825 - 1910) 27

      Elizabeth 175

      Elizabeth (1795 - 1830) child of 2

      Elizabeth P. (1824 - 1897) 31

      Eula child of 169

      Francis L. child of 29

      George Jr. (1761 - 1846) spouse of 2

      George (1827 - 1831) child of 7

      George (1827 - 1831) child of 16

      George child of 91

      George (1797 - ) child of 2

      George W. (1863 - 1941) 93

      Hattie child of 30

      Hugh (1804 - ) child of 2

      Ida child of 30

      Isobel child of 168

      James Gray (1816 - 1841) child of 2

      James L. child of 169

      James Lafayette (1847 - 1897) 80

      James Lee (1881 - ) 169

      Jay (1837 - ) 29

      Jay Shawhan (1856 - 1864) child of 28

      John (1799 - 1832) 8

      John Henley (1857 - 1880) child of 25

      John Shannon (1821 - 1899) 25

      John Thomas (1877 - 1903) 168

      John Thomas (1854 - ) 91

      Joseph (1832 - 1836) child of 7

      Joseph (1832 - 1836) child of 16

      Julia (1838 - 1866) 32

      Lafayette (1842 - ) 30

      Margaret Ann (1817 - 1876) 23

      Margaret Bell (1859 - ) child of 28

      Martha child of 91

      Mary Elizabeth (1866 - 1910) 94

      Medora child of 95

      Medora child of 173

      Nancy (1822 - ) 26

      Nancy (1861 - ) 92

      Nancy child of 93

      Narcissus Tippett (1855 - 1935) 83

      Nat child of 93

      Niel child of 7

      Niel child of 16

      Ollie child of 30

      Rebecca (1819 - ) 24

      Rebecca (1790 - ) 6

      Samuel (1801 - ) child of 2

      Susannah Margaret (1850 - 1931) 81

      Theopolus Erastus (1845 - 1906) child of 25

      Thomas Elie (Ellis) (1810 - 1850) 9

      William (1792 - 1868) 7

      William (1792 - 1868) spouse of 16

      William (1792 - 1868) spouse of 17

      William child of 93

      William "Billie" Jr. (1829 - 1920) 28

      William D. (1842 - 1869) child of 25

      William Francis (1852 - 1853) child of 28

      William H. child of 29

      William M. child of 30

REDMON

      Elizabeth "Betsey" (1819 - 1906) spouse of 22

      Minerva (1807 - 1890) spouse of 18

      Nancy (1810 - 1893) spouse of 20

      Rhoda "Rhody" (~1806 - 1834) spouse of 20

REECE

      Jessie spouse of 167

REYNOLDS

      Ethel Elizabeth child of 174

      Joseph Harrison spouse of 85

      Joseph Taylor 174

      Rowena Lair (1875 - ) spouse of 146

RICE

      Barbara S. (1831 - 1907) spouse of 13

RIDDLE

      Mollie Preston spouse of 164

ROBINSON

      Ina May (1897 - 1993) spouse of 214

      Samuel J. (1875 - 1908) child of 66

      Thomas spouse of 66

ROBLING

      Minnie (1891 - ) spouse of 238

ROGERS

      Sarah Ellen (~1830 - 1853) spouse of 46

ROMER

      Ada (1865 - 1947) spouse of 139

ROMITO

      Alan Scott (1954 - ) child of 245

      Donn Thomas (1951 - ) child of 245

      John (1923 - 1986) spouse of 245

      Kristine Diane (1947 - ) child of 245

ROWLAND

      George B. Shawhan (1917 - ) 217

      Homer Buford (1877 - 1936) spouse of 130

      James Underwood (1871 - 1935) spouse of 128

      Linda Lee (1936 - ) child of 217

      Record Shawhan "Rex" (1898 - ) child of 130

      William Keith (1938 - ) child of 217

RULE

      Anna child of 83

      E. B. (1848 - 1893) spouse of 83

      Edward child of 172

      Jane "Jennie" spouse of 95

      Jane "Jennie" 173

      John Will 172

RUSH

      George (1796 - 1856) spouse of 17

      George Ann (1840 - ) 45

SANDERS

      Nora Ray (1935 - ) child of 224

      Ross Phillips (1911 - 1978) spouse of 224

SCHRYER

      Alta (~1912 - 1990) spouse of 210

SCHUMACHER

      Alma ( - 1962) spouse of 121

SELLERS

      W.L. (ca1920 - 1969) spouse of 226

SHANNON

      Frances child of 97

      John Eastin (1821 - 1903) spouse of 33

      Mary "Polly" (1776 - 1823) spouse of 3

      May Beverly child of 97

      William Orwin (1851 - ) 97

SHAWHAN

      Ada (1881 - 1915) child of 47

      Ada Minerva (1857 - 1912) 68

      Adaline J. (1923 - ) child of 238

      Alice (~1859 - ) child of 46

      Alma Dorthea (1921 - ) 207

      Alvin Ray (1941 - 1960) child of 211

      America (1853 - 1886) 66

      Ana Birch (~1836 - ) child of 19

      Anna Newton (1862 - 1944) child of 55

      Annie (1859 - 1945) 69

      Annie Florence (1883 - 1978) 135

      Annie R. ( - 1876) child of 5

      Bennett L. (1905 - ) child of 134

      Bessie (1877 - 1963) child of 64

      Betsey (1795 - 1855) child of 5

      Betty (~1912 - ) child of 235

      Betty Carolyn (1929 - ) child of 214

      Beulah Florence (1873 - 1954) 128

      Bruce (1887 - 1976) child of 70

      Bruce William (1907 - ) child of 148

      Carroll (1882 - 1949) child of 61

      Catherine Anne (1937 - ) child of 218

      Charles Pendleton (1867 - 1876) child of 54

      Charles R. (1843 - 1865) child of 22

      Charles R. (1875 - 1875) child of 64

      Charles Redmon (1829 - 1908) 46

      Charles Redmon (1828 - 1899) 53

      Charles Thomas (1868 - 1935) child of 47

      Chas. Miller (1880 - 1959) child of 61

      Cindy Lynn (1962 - ) child of 244

      Cornelia Jane (1925 - ) child of 214

      Daniel (1801 - 1860) 18

      Daniel (1865 - 1865) child of 54

      Daniel B. Jr. (1837 - 1863) child of 18

      Daniel B. child of 18

      Daniel Bell (1847 - 1912) 64

      Daniel Bradley (1870 - ) child of 64

      Daniel Duncan (1856 - 1929) 118

      Daniel Lee (1869 - 1945) 126

      Daniel McCune (1830 - 1923) 54

      Daniel McCune (1888 - 1969) child of 141

      daughter 2 child of 65

      David Frame (1863 - 1922) 143

      Deborah Ann (1954 - ) child of 210

      Donald F. (1953 - 1953) child of 244

      Donald Molt (1920 - 1996) 244

      Donald Thomas (1886 - 1964) 149

      Donald West (1963 - ) child of 244

      Donna Belle (1922 - ) 245

      Edith Jane (1912 - ) child of 238

      Edna Minerva (1875 - 1901) 129

      Eglantine (1860 - 1936) 142

      Elizabeth Lillian (1855 - 1911) 67

      Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1869 - 1949) child of 61

      Ennis Winston "Jake" (1879 - 1961) 124

      Ernest Laughadale (1910 - ca1994) 243

      Floi Tait (1902 - ) child of 138

      Frank C. (1884 - 1956) child of 119

      Frank D. (1917 - ) child of 238

      George Albert (1879 - 1949) 134

      George Albert Jr. (1907 - 1964) child of 134

      George Edwin (1870 - 1951) child of 47

      George Henry (1843 - 1912) 49

      George Keene (1894 - 1969) 214

      George Redmon (1844 - 1925) 57

      George Redmond (1915 - ) child of 238

      George Washington (1843 - 1843) child of 20

      Georgia Elizabeth (1877 - 1878) child of 49

      Georgia M. (1882 - ) 200

      Gertrude (~1866 - ) child of 57

      Harold Lee (1916 - 1992) 234

      Harold Wayne (1947 - ) child of 234

      Harris Lee (1883 - 1956) 203

      Helen Irene (1927 - ) child of 238

      Henrietta Elizabeth (1906 - 1978) 223

      Henry Keene (1901 - 1901) child of 126

      Hope Lloyd (1885 - 1918) child of 47

      Hugh Laughadale (1882 - 1964) 148

      Hugh Laughadale II (1937 - ) child of 243

      Jack (1914 - ) child of 236

      Jake Junior (1920 - ) 211

      James Brierly (1902 - 1998) child of 137

      James Henry (1882 - 1907) child of 141

      James Henry (1919 - ) child of 236

      James Joseph (1946 - ) child of 210

      James Knox (1846 - 1891) 58

      James Lee (1864 - 1960) child of 22

      James Lloyd (1944 - 1993) child of 211

      James McCune (1863 - 1911) 139

      James W. (1911 - 1979) 210

      Jane C. (1878 - 1878) child of 54

      Joe Edward (1920 - ) child of 238

      Joel (1878 - 1948) 145

      John (1771 - 1845) spouse of 5

      John (1831 - 1846) child of 18

      John Buel (1931 - ) child of 238

      John Cave (1910 - ) 225

      John Daniel (1871 - 1939) 137

      John Easley (1867 - 1957) 117

      John Erskine (1838 - 1905) 52

      John Erskine Jr. (1859 - >1903) 138

      John Erskine III (1908 - ) child of 138

      John Henry (1840 - 1925) 61

      John Henry (1899 - ) 233

      John Joseph (1926 - ) child of 218

      John Keene (1895 - 1899) child of 126

      John Langstrough (1873 - 1902) child of 61

      John Laughlin (1808 - 1868) 22

      John Lawson (1890 - 1968) 236

      John Morgan (1863 - 1910) 120

      John R. (1960 - ) child of 206

      John Rudolph (1913 - 1974) 206

      John Thomas (1847 - 1891) 50

      John Thomas (1827 - 1846) child of 20

      John Thomas (1856 - 1856) child of 54

      John Thomas (1907 - ca1934) 221

      Joseph (1802 - 1855) 19

      Joseph (1851 - 1926) 65

      Joseph (1865 - 1865) child of 54

      Joseph Bell (1839 - 1841) child of 18

      Joseph E. (1893 - 1910) child of 141

      Joseph Henry (1832 - 1914) 55

      Joseph Redmon (1873 - 1942) 121

      Josephine (1842 - 1863) 62

      Josie (1867 - 1947) child of 61

      Julia (1870 - 1904) child of 46

      Julia Bell (1883 - 1978) 136

      Julia Edythe (1886 - 1967) 201

      Julia Lee (1866 - 1866) child of 47

      Karen Lee (1950 - ) child of 234

      Kenneth Bruce child of 203

      Larry Norman (1948 - ) child of 225

      Laura Lee (1864 - ) child of 46

      Leila (1923 - 1923) child of 205

      Lena (~1905 - ) child of 117

      Lottie Aileen (1916 - 1982) 224

      Louis F. Crossette (1886 - 1929) 235

      Lucretia Perry (1907 - 1993) child of 137

      Luellen M. (1852 - 1853) child of 46

      Lulia Bell (1893 - 1980) 202

      Lulu D. (1900 - 1919) child of 117

      Lutie Lail (1864 - 1942) 116

      Lyslie Edwin (1908 - 1923) child of 121

      Maggie (~1861 - ) child of 46

      Maggie Berneda (1888 - 1963) child of 47

      Maleta J. (1892 - ) 238

      Margaret (1849 - 1855) child of 22

      Margaret Ann (1840 - 1916) child of 20

      Margaret Bell (1797 - 1860) spouse of 7

      Margaret Bell (1797 - 1860) 16

      Margaret Elizabeth (1834 - 1837) child of 18

      Margaret Lulu (1871 - 1932) 127

      Margaret Susan (1849 - 1869) 51

      Margaret Tom (1889 - ) 204

      Marion ( - 1983) 226

      Marjorie 222

      Martha Bell (1860 - 1934) child of 47

      Martin Lee child of 203

      Mary (1868 - 1873) child of 55

      Mary Ann (1826 - 1837) child of 18

      Mary Bartlett (1882 - 1933) child of 138

      Mary E. (1845 - 1895) 63

      Mary Elizabeth (1904 - ) child of 137

      Mary Florence (1877 - 1929) 122

      Mary Helen (1842 - 1865) 56

      Mary Jourdain (1865 - 1899) child of 52

      Mary Margaret (~1923 - ) 212

      Mary Pauline (1928 - ) child of 233

      Matilda (1865 - 1870) child of 55

      Mattie Redmond (1863 - 1886) child of 61

      Melanie child of 226

      Minerva Sarah (1875 - 1950) child of 47

      Mollie (~1855 - ) child of 46

      Mrs. Will Fisher child of 65

      Nancy (1799 - 1882) spouse of 7

      Nancy (1799 - 1882) 17

      Nancy 220

      Nancy Kirtley (1871 - 1958) child of 61

      Nancy May (1884 - 1959) 123

      Norman "Dean" (1946 - ) child of 211

      Patricia Louise (1933 - 1990) child of 210

      Peter Stephen (1937 - ) child of 221

      Rachel Rebecca (1906 - 1980) child of 133

      Rhoda (~1853 - ~1872) child of 53

      Robert (1811 - ) child of 5

      Robert (1930 - 1932) child of 233

      Robert Emerson (1902 - 1972) child of 132

      Romer (1888 - 1970) child of 139

      Ruth Agnes (1868 - ) 140

      Ruth Virginia (1885 - 1886) child of 141

      Sallie Ann (Sarah) (1858 - 1949) 115

      Samuel Frazier (1875 - 1957) child of 61

      Samuel Frazier (1903 - ~1988) 239

      Samuel Frazier Jr. (1932 - 1998) child of 239

      Sandra Lynn (1948 - ) child of 225

      Sarah Florence "Sally" (1899 - 1975) 219

      Sarah Georgia "Sallie" (1879 - 1945) 130

      Sarah Minerva (1842 - 1911) 48

      Shirley Elizabeth (1934 - <1938) child of 233

      Spencer Strother (1894 - ) child of 119

      Susan (1806 - ) 21

      Terry (1958 - ) child of 210

      Thomas (1948 - ) child of 244

      Thomas Lewis (1905 - ) 218

      Thomas Redmon (1879 - 1960) 131

      Udel (~1913 - ) child of 143

      Violet Romer (1886 - 1970) child of 139

      Virginia Vivian (1917 - ) child of 236

      Vivian Helen (1894 - 1968) child of 120

      Walter Randolph (1877 - 1961) 133

      Walter S. (1871 - 1875) child of 58

      William "Billy" McCune (1803 - 1875) 20

      William Dill (1861 - ) child of 52

      William Edward (1871 - ) child of 55

      William Elken (1858 - 1938) 119

      William Gibbons (1874 - 1957) 132

      William H. (1919 - ) child of 238

      William Henry (1858 - 1957) 141

      William Laughlin (1861 - 1940) 70

      William Schumacher (1905 - ) child of 121

      William Thomas (1848 - 1936) child of 20

      William Warren (~1869 - ) child of 57

      William Winston (1832 - 1905) 47

      Willie M. (1895 - 1970) child of 118

      Wilma G. (1942 - ) child of 243

      Zacha George (1888 - 1976) 205

      Zacha George II (1920 - ) child of 205

SHUTT

      Chalmers child of 154

      Ed spouse of 154

SIMPSON

      Anne Mary child of 152

      James child of 152

      Jules spouse of 152

      Thomas Lee child of 152

SIMS

      Mary Eva (~1867 - ) spouse of 144

SISSON

      Mary Catherine (1832 - ) spouse of 14

SKILES

      Betty spouse of 221

SMITH

      Archie Pearl (1877 - 1927) 180

      Archie Pearl (1921 - 1968) child of 184

      Charles Taul (1876 - ) child of 42

      Claude E. (1876 - 1953) 186

      Edith Mae (1886 - 1933) 183

      Edward (1868 - 1953) child of 109

      Eleven T. (1884 - 1906) child of 109

      Elizabeth Ann (1845 - 1934) spouse of 109

      Emma K. (1861 - ) 108

      Ephraim (1889 - 1906) child of 109

      Everett Hoppes (1911 - 1990) child of 186

      Helen Katherine (1905 - 1995) child of 186

      Irene (1905 - ) child of 180

      James Marshall (1836 - ) spouse of 99

      Jessie Mardell child of 187

      John Francis (1889 - 1962) 184

      John Francis Jr. (1913 - 1986) child of 184

      John Oscar (1845 - 1897) 109

      John Oscar Jr. (1871 - ) child of 109

      John Shawhan (1820 - 1885) 42

      John Thomas (1854 - 1916) 106

      Joseph (1827 - 1850) child of 17

      Julia Elizabeth "Lizzie" (1881 - 1963) 188

      Katharine "Kittie Ann" (1816 - <1886) 41

      Margaret A. (1847 - ) 110

      Margaret E. (1857 - ) 107

      Margaret Elizabeth (1834 - <1904) 44

      Margaret Louisa (1924 - ) child of 184

      Margaret Melvina (1881 - ) 182

      Mary Margaret (1873 - 1907) child of 109

      Medora ( - 1890) spouse of 30

      Nadene (1905 - ) child of 180

      Nancy  Shawhan (1851 - 1931) 105

      Nancy E. (1852 - 1854) child of 43

      Nancy E. (1852 - 1854) child of 59

      Nicholas III (1823 - 1855) 43

      Nicholas III (1823 - 1855) spouse of 59

      Nicholas Jr. (1787 - 1834) spouse of 17

      Nicholas IV (1848 - 1853) child of 43

      Nicholas IV (1848 - 1853) child of 59

      Nicholas M. (1863 - 1946) child of 42

      Opal Oletha (1899 - 1965) child of 186

      Pauline child of 99

      Robert (1918 - 1921) child of 184

      Ruth Meriam (1902 - 1958) child of 186

      Sallie Jackson (1879 - ) 181

      Sarah Ann (1928 - ) child of 184

      Wiletta E. child of 187

      William D. (1877 - 1965) 187

SOMERVILLE

      Virginia Lee (1892 - ) spouse of 103

SPAINHOWER

      Tatman Shawhan (1898 - 1974) child of 129

      Thomas (1873 - 1955) spouse of 129

SPENCER

      Steve spouse of 127

SPURLOCK

      Ollie spouse of 84

STACK

      Rosemary (1922 - 1997) spouse of 210

STARK

      Lois E. (1854 - ) spouse of 80

STEWART

      Marjorie spouse of 217

STONER

      Mayme ( - 1946) spouse of 203

STONSTREET

      Homer (~1862 - ) spouse of 116

      Jack (~1888 - ) child of 116

      Jake (~1891 - ) child of 116

      Margaret (~1895 - ) child of 116

      Ruth Ellen "Daisy" (1907 - 1975) 199

SUTTON

      Arbie (or Abbie) spouse of 93

TAPLEY

      Louisa spouse of 38

TATMAN

      Mary Francis (1851 - 1938) spouse of 49

TAUL

      Mary M. (1841 - 1899) spouse of 42

THOMAS

      Sarah B. ( - 1965) spouse of 125

THOMPSON

      Mary Ann (1833 - 1912) spouse of 55

TINKER

      Sarah Ann (1845 - 1913) spouse of 72

TONG

      Bernetia (1908 - ) child of 215

      James ( - 1931) spouse of 215

TRIMBLE

      Harriet (1866 - ) spouse of 90

TROWER

      Albert child of 107

      Dot child of 107

      Edna child of 107

      Jessie child of 107

      Julia Frances "Fannie" (1854 - 1890) spouse of 106

      Larry child of 107

      Ralph child of 107

      Vernie child of 107

      Wesley B. (1853 - 1919) spouse of 107

TURNER

      Annie Rhodes (1881 - 1960) spouse of 131

UNSELL

      Maggie (1874 - ) spouse of 168

URMSTON

      John Leslie (1860 - 1882) child of 62

      John W. spouse of 62

VANARSDEL

      William M. (1842 - 1912) spouse of 105

      William M. "Willie" Jr. (1891 - ) child of 105

VERTS

      Gary Frost (1949 - 1950) child of 228

      Linda Flo (1948 - ) child of 228

      Lysbeth Virgene "Genie" (1942 - ) child of 228

      Virgil Vance spouse of 228

VESSEY

      Viola G. spouse of 243

VICKERS

      Carrie child of 98

      John Strother (1826 - 1902) spouse of 98

WADDELL

      Edward spouse of 160

      Naomi child of 160

WALKER

      Dorothy (1901 - 1992) child of 176

      George Herbert (1875 - 1953) spouse of 176

WEAR

      James Hutchenson (1838 - 1893) spouse of 100

      Lucretia "Loulie" (1874 - 1961) 176

WEST

      Vera Lynn spouse of 244

WHALEY

      Myrtle ( - 1920) 147

      Todd W. (1856 - 1939) spouse of 69

WILLIAMS

      Lucy Ann (~1840 - ) spouse of 46

WILLIAMSON

      Abe Link (1860 - 1942) spouse of 155

      Byron Victor child of 155

      Clara Bell child of 155

      Guy Wallace child of 155

      Ivan Pierce child of 155

      Rose child of 155

WILSON

      ---?--- child of 86

      C. T. spouse of 86

      Charles child of 24

      daughter (8) spouse of 159

      J. C. (1850 - 1907) spouse of 88

      John child of 24

      Mary F. spouse of 29

      Nannie child of 24

      Rebecca child of 88

      Thomas R. spouse of 24

WISDOM

      Richard J. spouse of 59

WISE

      Phoebe spouse of 153

WISEMAN

      Ethel spouse of 169

WOELK

      Leila Frances (1893 - 1976) spouse of 205

WOODWARD

      Ann ( - 1933) spouse of 65

WRIGHT

      Abbie child of 108

      Beulah child of 108

      Charles spouse of 108

      Edward child of 108

      John A. (~1812 - ) spouse of 15

      John Daniel Webster (1851 - ) child of 15

      Louisa Frances (1855 - ) spouse of 97

      Mary Rebecca (1849 - ) child of 15

      Oscar child of 108

      Zora (1890 - ca1958) 185