The Descendants of James Hedges Shawhan - Genealogy_ Family Trees by sofiaie

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1 Darby SHAWHAN (1673 - 1736) & Sarah MEEKS ( - 1736)
   1 David SHAWHAN (1726 - 1766) & Jane GREENWOOD
       1a Frederick SHAWHAN* [1], [2, p. 465 mentions Frederick.], [3], [4] (1760 - 1840) & Elizabeth ALLEN
(~1764 - 1796)
           1 David SHAWHAN (1787 - 1839) & Mary O. HEDGES (1790 - 1850)
               1 James Hedges SHAWHAN (1827 - 1904) & Sarah Ellen JONES (1829 - 1910)

                                                   Sources
1. Wm. G. Hills, “Genealogy Notes - The Shawhan Family - Vol. I, p. 127-171,” Chevy Chase, MD, 1939, by
author.
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2. Warner, Beers, & Co., “History of Seneca Co., Ohio,” 1886.
3. Obit - Frederick Shawhan, Tiffin Gazette, Aug. 15, 1840, p.3
4. D.A.R. - Official Records of Soldiers of Amer. Rev. in Ohio, “V.I, p. 329.”



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1. James Hedges SHAWHAN. Born in 1827 in OH. James Hedges died in 1904; he was 77.

On 24 May 1851 when James Hedges was 24, he married Sarah Ellen JONES, in Coles Co., IL. Born in 1829 in
OH. Sarah Ellen died in 1910; she was 81.

 Sarah's father, Ephraim Jones, had moved the family from Ohio to Coles Co., IL in about 1849. That part of Coles
Co. became Douglas Co. in 1859. This data and the link between Banner Shawhan and his parents, James Hedges
Shawhan/Sarah Jones, was researched and shared by Sandra Jones Hall in May 2000.

They had the following children:
                  i.      Mary. Born in 1852.
       2         ii.      Banner Earl (1855-1906)
                iii.      Martha Elvira. Born in 1859 in Newman, IL.
                iv.       Laura. Born in 1862.
                 v.       Emma. Born in 1865.
                vi.       Melvin. Born in 1868.
                          Melvin married Ida.
               vii.       Ruth. Born abt 1871 in Tuscola, IL.
                          On 9 Jun 1899 when Ruth was 28, she married George F. GIBSON, in IL. Born abt 1855.




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                                              Second Generation
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                         Family of James Hedges SHAWHAN (1) & Sarah Ellen JONES


2. Banner Earl SHAWHAN. Born on 3 Jan 1855 in Douglas Co., IL. Banner Earl died in Danville, IL on 9 Apr
1906; he was 51.

Banner's obit in the Danville (IL) Daily News of April 10, 1906, washeadlined "Was a Lawyer and Evangelist for
Many Years and had Twicein Danville". It described that he was a lawyer and a Methodistwho was born in Douglas
County, IL, in 1854 (1855) and was married toMary Stockton in 1881. He came to Danville in 1882, where helaw
for five years, being a partner of C. M. Swallow. At the age ofwas ordained a minister at the old Lincoln Church and
gave up thepractice of law. He went to Kansas where he engaged in evangelisticfor some five years, holding
successful revival services in almostpart of the state. He moved to Kansas City where he became asuperintendent of
the "Helping Hand Institute", a charitablewhose primary objective was to assist worthy persons to findIn September
, 1904, after being in Kansas City for twelve years, hereturned to Danville, where he again took up the practice of
law. Attime of his death he was president of the Anti-Saloon League for thedistrict. The obit went on to describe that
"Mr. Shawhan is survivedhis wife and five children -- Joseph M., Frederick B., Mersey, Grace,Lucy. He was a
brother of Mel Shawhan, well-known restaurateur. Hemember of Vermillion Camp, 1551, M. W. of A." Another
newspaper clipstated that Banner was survived by a wife, aged mother, and severalbrothers and sisters. He was
interred in Springhill Cemetery. Afterdeath in 1906, the family moved to Decatur, IL.

One of the clues we have regarding Banner's ancestry is a copy of onepage of a handwritten letter supposedly
authored by a Banner relativeBanner?) -- it was found by a grandson, George Shawhan, of Peoria,Illinois. The page
reads:
"Years ago the Shawhans and Ewalts came from Pennsylvania. Theand Clays came from Virginia.
The original Shawhan (was) Daniel. There were two sons I know of.most of whose descendants went to Kansas and
Missouri.
The other son Joseph from whom we are descended. John was myJust how many brothers besides Henry I don't
know. Or sisters either.father Dan had two brothers John and George. John had two sons, onedaughter. The oldest
son Stanley died. Uncle John lived in Cincinnatilast I knew of him. My father's sisters were Sarah Moore (Bourbon
Co)Lexington, Lena Nolan Maysville, Ky - Richmond, Maggie FugitKy (Falmouth), Anna Shawhan died young."
Apparently the author was achild of Daniel Shawhan, b. 1852, the son of Major John Shawhan, b.and grandson of
Joseph Shawhan, b. 1781. The "Henry" mentioned wasEwalt Shawhan.

Another possible clue are the census listings for Douglas County, ILthe 1850-60 time frame. The State of Illinois
census for 1855 for theadjoining Cole and Douglas Counties., shows:
-Samuel Shawhan
2 males under 10
1 male 10-20
1 male 30-40
1 female under 10
1 female 30-40
- James William Shawhan
1male under 10
1 male 10-20
1 male 30-4-
1 female under 10
1 female 20-30

The 1865 census shows:
- John W. Shawhan



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2 males 10-20
1 male 20-30
1 male 60-70
1 female 50-60
- Jeff Shawhan

We have been unsuccessful to date in trying to find Federal Censusfor the same time frame; such census data for
1850 and 1860 wouldall persons in the household.

References Checked Include:
- United Methodist Church Office Archives, Bloomington, IL
- Douglas Co., IL County Clerk and library archives.
- Decatur, IL, Mason Co., Clerk and Genealogical Research
- Newspaper Library, Historical Society of Missouri, Columbia, MO.
- "Good Will Helping Hand", Kansas city, MO.
- Southwest College Archives, Winfield, KS.
- County Historical Society, Winfield, KS.
- County Clerk, Kansas City, MO.

The Springhill Cemetery Records in Danville, IL list the followingShawhan burials 1932-1980:
- Ida May Shawhan, 1870-1932 (wife of Melvin)
- May Shawhan, 1864-1936 (Banner's wife)
- Martha E. Shawhan, 1859-1937 (?)
- Mabel Judy Shawhan, 1872-1943 (?)
- Jospeh M. Shawhan, 1887-1943 (Banner's son)
- Grace B. Shawhan, 1896-1975 (Banner's daughter)
- Mercy N. Shawhan, 19_ - 1976 (Banner's daughter)
- Lucy May Shawhan, 1897-1977 (Banner's daughter)

Vermilion Co., IL, Danville City Directory lists the following
- 1903 - Wm.
- 1904-5 - Melvin D., wife Ida May
- Wm.
- 1907-8 - Henry H. (Henry Hubert Shawhan, the minister)
- Wm. M. - lab., wife Tabitha; res. 21 S. Vermilion
- Wm. saloon kpr.

In 1881 when Banner Earl was 25, he married Lucy May STOCKTON, in Douglas Co., IL. Born in 1864 in IL.
Lucy May died in Danville, IL on 22 Jun 1936; she was 72.

They had the following children:
                  i.      Bessie B. Born on 14 Sep 1883 in Danville, IL. Bessie B. died in Winfield, kS on 27 Nov
                          1889; she was 6.
                 ii.      Jessie S. Born on 28 Dec 1885 in Siddel, IL. Jessie S. died in Winfield, KS on 11 Dec
                          1889; she was 3.
       3        iii.      Joseph M. (1887-1943)
       4        iv.       Frederick Bales Earp (1889-1954)
                 v.       Mercy N. Born abt 1893 in Kansas City, MO. Mercy N. died on 9 Dec 1976; she was 83.
                vi.       Grace R. Born in 1896 in Kansas City, MO. Grace R. died on 25 Mar 1975; she was 79.
                          Grace was a missionary in China until being chased out by the Chinesegovernment. She
                          then entered the Social Services field beforeSt. Petersburg, FL.

                 vii.     Lucy M. Born in 1897 in Kansas City, MO. Lucy M. died on 27 Nov 1977; she was 80.
                          Lucy was a nurse before retiring with her sisters to St. Petersburg,



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                                               Third Generation
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                       Family of Banner Earl SHAWHAN (2) & Lucy May STOCKTON


3. Joseph M. SHAWHAN. Born in 1887. Joseph M. died in Danville, IL on 31 Dec 1943; he was 56.

Joseph was an excellent baseball player. He was also a city detectiveDecatur, IL.

Children:
                  i.      Frederick Louis. Born in 1912 in Decatur, IL. Frederick Louis died in Hampton, VA in
                          1974; he was 62.
                          Fred served a career in the US Army, retiring after 30 years as aSergeant. During WWII
                          he saw combat in the Pacific; he and his wifein such duty locations as Georgia, Germany,
                          Japan, Alaska, and Italy.

                          Frederick Louis married Bridie LENNON. Born in Ireland.
                 ii.      William "Bill".
                iii.      Ruth "Sunshine".
                          Ruth "Sunshine" married A. C. POSEY.

4. Frederick Bales Earp SHAWHAN. Born on 2 Nov 1889 in Winfield, KS. Frederick Bales Earp died in Peoria,
IL on 6 Jan 1954; he was 64.

During WWI Fred saw service with the US Army in France. He later wassalesman and food broker.

On 14 May 1919 when Frederick Bales Earp was 29, he married Ruby E. ZIMMERMAN, in Decatur, IL. Born on
17 Jul 1893 in Boody, IL. Ruby E. died in Peoria, IL on 3 Jun 1967; she was 73.

They had the following children:
       5          i.      James Patrick (1925-1984)
       6         ii.      George Robert "Bob" (1927-)




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                                             Fourth Generation
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                 Family of Frederick Bales Earp SHAWHAN (4) & Ruby E. ZIMMERMAN


5. James Patrick SHAWHAN , Sr. Born on 23 Sep 1925 in Decatur, IL. James Patrick died in Honolula, HI in Feb
1984; he was 58.

Jim spent 22 years in the USAF before retiring to Honolulu in theHawaiian Islands in 1968. He is an amateur
horticulturist andethnobotanist.

In 1946 when James Patrick was 20, he married Bernice ZORGER. Born abt 1929.

They had the following children:
       7          i.      Lori (1947-)
       8         ii.      Susan (1950-)
       9        iii.      Nancy (1954-)
                iv.       James P. Born in 1955.
                          James is known in Honolulu under the stage name of "Jaz Kaner" byhe performs as a
                          stand-up comedian. His routine consists of lampoons,juggling, impressions,
                          improvisation, and musical parodies on guitarpiano. He has appeared on the "Don Ho
                          Show" and with Pat Morita. Healso appeared as a Bassist/Vocalist with various show
                          groups and

                 v.       Kathryn "Kass". Born in 1959.
                          Kass graduated as an Occupational Therapist in Tacoma, WA.

                vi.       Kristina. Born in 1964.
                          Kristina has been a professional dancer, in Europe and the US.


6. George Robert "Bob" SHAWHAN. Born on 17 Jul 1927 in Decatur, IL.

George served in the US Navy from 1945 - 1948, although he tried to enlist beginning in 1944. He kept being turned
down in his physical because of high blood pressure. On one such attempt he noticed that a drunk had successfully
passed the physical, so he got drunk the next time he went for a physical and was successful -- apparently being
drunk lowered his blood pressure. While in the Navy he was a Quartermaster, serving on the bridge in the
Navigation Department. He saw duty on board an APA, the cruiser Oakland, and also on a destroyer, visiting China,
Japan, and numerous other Pacific islands; he also participated in the atomic bomb tests at Bikini Atoll. After the
War, he became a TV technician, eventually being employed by TV Station WHOI, from which he retired as an
Engineer after 30 years. He has tried for many years to uncover his ancestry, beyond his grandfather, Banner Earl
Shawhan, but has been unsuccessful to date (1998), despite the research efforts of the authors of this Shawhan
family history.

On 19 Apr 1952 when George Robert "Bob" was 24, he married Luella M. KIESWETTER, in Lourdes, IL. Born on
10 Sep 1928 in Worth Twp., Metamora, IL.

They had the following children:
                  i.      Joan M. Born on 14 Apr 1955 in Peoria, IL.
      10         ii.      Timothy A. (1957-)
      11        iii.      Michael R. (1958-)
      12        iv.       Jean K. (1961-)
      13         v.       Tracy E. (1964-)



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14    vi.   Brian F. (1966-)
     vii.   Mary Kate. Born on 4 May 1973 in Peoria, IL.




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                                               Fifth Generation
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                       Family of James Patrick SHAWHAN , Sr. (5) & Bernice ZORGER


7. Lori SHAWHAN. Born in 1947.

Lori married Bruce ODE.

They had the following children:
                  i.      Scott.
                 ii.      Lisa.

8. Susan SHAWHAN. Born in 1950.

Children:
                  i.      Nina.
                 ii.      Amrita.

9. Nancy SHAWHAN. Born in 1954.

In 1974 when Nancy was 20, she married Harry PARTIKA, in Honolulu, Hawaii.

They had one child:
                 i.       Katherine "Kate" Hokuwelowelo. Born in 1985 in Honolulu, HI.


                Family of George Robert "Bob" SHAWHAN (6) & Luella M. KIESWETTER


10. Timothy A. SHAWHAN. Born on 3 Feb 1957 in Peoria, IL.

On 26 Aug 1985 when Timothy A. was 28, he married Rebecca CARTER, in Springfield, MO.

They had the following children:
                  i.      Timothy Luke. Born in 1986 in Springfield, MO.
                 ii.      Patrick Alan. Born in 1987 in Springfield, MO.
                iii.      Olivia Grace. Born in 1989 in Springfield, MO.

11. Michael R. SHAWHAN. Born on 25 May 1958 in Peoria, IL.

On 18 Oct 1986 when Michael R. was 28, he married Linda CAPRON, in Dunlap, IL.

They had the following children:
                  i.      Clinton Michael. Born in 1991 in Peoria, IL.
                 ii.      Clayton Andrew. Born in 1993 in Peoria, IL.

12. Jean K. SHAWHAN. Born on 25 Jun 1961 in Peoria, IL.

On 24 Sep 1988 when Jean K. was 27, she married Dan ZBINDEN, in Peoria, IL.

They had the following children:
                  i.      Laura Elizabeth. Born in 1993 in Indianapolis, IN.



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                ii.       Benjamin Daniel. Born in 1996 in Indianapolis, IN.

13. Tracy E. SHAWHAN. Born on 24 Aug 1964 in Peoria, IL.

On 30 May 1986 when Tracy E. was 21, she married David SABOL, in Peoria, IL. Born abt 1963 in Cleveland, OH.

They had the following children:
                  i.      John Robert. Born in 1988 in St. Louis, MO.
                 ii.      Thomas Wayne. Born in 1991 in Seattle, WA.
                iii.      Amanda Elizabeth. Born in 1994 in St. Charles, MO.

14. Brian F. SHAWHAN. Born on 27 Mar 1966 in Peoria, IL.

On 12 Nov 1988 when Brian F. was 22, he married Kristin SPRAGUE, in Peoria, IL.

They had the following children:
                  i.      Brianna Kortney. Born in 1991 in Peoria, IL.
                 ii.      Jordyn Kristine. Born in 1993 in Peoria, IL.
                iii.      Tyler Jamison Sprague. Born in 1995 in Peoria, IL.




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                                                Index
CAPRON
  Linda                                         spouse of 11
CARTER
  Rebecca                                       spouse of 10
JONES
  Sarah Ellen (1829 - 1910)                     spouse of 1
KIESWETTER
  Luella M. (1928 - )                           spouse of 6
ODE
  Bruce                                         spouse of 7
  Lisa                                          child of 7
  Scott                                         child of 7
PARTIKA
  Harry                                         spouse of 9
  Katherine "Kate" Hokuwelowelo (1985 - )       child of 9
SABOL
  Amanda Elizabeth (1994 - )                    child of 13
  David (~1963 - )                              spouse of 13
  John Robert (1988 - )                         child of 13
  Thomas Wayne (1991 - )                        child of 13
SHAWHAN
  Amrita                                        child of 8
  Banner Earl (1855 - 1906)                     2
  Bessie B. (1883 - 1889)                       child of 2
  Brian F. (1966 - )                            14
  Brianna Kortney (1991 - )                     child of 14
  Clayton Andrew (1993 - )                      child of 11
  Clinton Michael (1991 - )                     child of 11
  Emma (1865 - )                                child of 1
  Frederick Bales Earp (1889 - 1954)            4
  Frederick Louis (1912 - 1974)                 child of 3
  George Robert "Bob" (1927 - )                 6
  Grace R. (1896 - 1975)                        child of 2
  James Hedges (1827 - 1904)                    1
  James P. , Jr. (1955 - )                      child of 5
  James Patrick , Sr. (1925 - 1984)             5
  Jean K. (1961 - )                             12
  Jessie S. (1885 - 1889)                       child of 2
  Joan M. (1955 - )                             child of 6
  Jordyn Kristine (1993 - )                     child of 14
  Joseph M. (1887 - 1943)                       3
  Kathryn "Kass" (1959 - )                      child of 5
  Kristina (1964 - )                            child of 5
  Laura (1862 - )                               child of 1
  Lori (1947 - )                                7
  Lucy M. (1897 - 1977)                         child of 2
  Martha Elvira (1859 - )                       child of 1
  Mary (1852 - )                                child of 1
  Mary Kate (1973 - )                           child of 6



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  Melvin (1868 - )                      child of 1
  Mercy N. (~1893 - 1976)               child of 2
  Michael R. (1958 - )                  11
  Nancy (1954 - )                       9
  Nina                                  child of 8
  Olivia Grace (1989 - )                child of 10
  Patrick Alan (1987 - )                child of 10
  Ruth (~1871 - )                       child of 1
  Ruth "Sunshine"                       child of 3
  Susan (1950 - )                       8
  Timothy A. (1957 - )                  10
  Timothy Luke (1986 - )                child of 10
  Tracy E. (1964 - )                    13
  Tyler Jamison Sprague (1995 - )       child of 14
  William "Bill"                        child of 3
SPRAGUE
  Kristin                               spouse of 14
STOCKTON
  Lucy May (1864 - 1936)                spouse of 2
ZBINDEN
  Benjamin Daniel (1996 - )             child of 12
  Dan                                   spouse of 12
  Laura Elizabeth (1993 - )             child of 12
ZIMMERMAN
  Ruby E. (1893 - 1967)                 spouse of 4
ZORGER
  Bernice (~1929 - )                    spouse of 5




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