JEFFERSON COUNTY, NEW YORK


PIONEER STEVEN SHEW Sr FAMILY



STEPHEN SHEW Sr.

Birth: __ ___ 1762 Johnstown, Albany Co., NY.

Marriage: 6 Sep 1787 Caughnawaga (Fonda), Montgomery Co., NY.

Census: __ ___ 1790 Caughnawaga Twp., Montgomery Co., NY; Living with wife, 1 son & 1 daughter; near farms of brothers Jacob Sr & Henry Sr.

Census: __ ___ 1800 Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY; (1800 census) Aged 26-44, living with wife (age 16-25) & 1 son under 10. (5 census pages away from brother Jacob).

Marriage: __ May 1802 Susannah (Susanne) WELLS (1778-13 Jan 1858); Providence Twp., Saratoga Co., NY; The marriage was performed by Baptist minister Jonathan Finch at the home of Susannah's brother Job Wells, but was never recorded. I have determined this date only by squeezing it in between the date of his 1st wife's death & the conception date for his next daughter Mary Polly.

Census: __ ___ 1810 Northampton Twp., Montgomery Co., NY; (1810 census) Listed as "Stephen Shaw" (age over 45), living with wife (age 25-44), & 3 sons & 2 daughters. Living next to Joshua Wells, and near Alexander St John, Jonathan Baker, George Baker & Benjamin Baker.

Census: __ ___ 1820 Northampton Twp., Montgomery Co., NY; (1820 Fed Census) Living with wife, 4 sons & 3 daughters; Near bro Godfrey Shew Jr. & Godfrey's son John G. Shew.

Moved: __ ___ 1822 Rutland Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; According to Sophie Moore's book, Stephen moved to Jefferson County with his brother Godfrey Shew Jr. This was perhaps 1 year after his nephew Godfrey I Shew moved there, although each of them moved to a different Twp.

Census: __ ___ 1830 Rutland Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; (1850 census) Aged 60-70, living with wife (age 50-60), and 2 males (10-15, 20-30) and 2 females (15-20, 20-30).

Moved: __ ___ 1838 Wilna Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; (Sophie Dunham Moore) moved from Rutland Twp. to Wilna Twp.

Census: 1 Jun 1840 Wilna Twp, Jefferson Co., NY; (1840 Census, Hough's History of Jefferson County) lists Stephen as age 79, living with wife (age 40-50) and a male (age 10-15 - possibly grandson Charles Jackson Shew). Next door to Philip Ford Sr & his wife Mary Polly Shew & their family.

Death: 27 Mar 1841 Wilna Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; (gravestone, rootsweb, pension) Died in his residence.

Father: Godfrey SHEW Sr (circa 1734-Oct 1805)

Mother: Katherine Catharina Phillippina FREY (circa 1732-1804)

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Spouse: Rachel SAMMONS

Birth: 19 Apr 1758 Marbletown, Ulster Co., NY; (ancestry.com) Or Feb 10, 1857 or 1762.

Death: 9 Apr 1802 Wilna Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; or apr 10 1800.

Father: Sampson Richard SAMMONS (4 Dec 1722-17 Oct 1796)

Mother: Rachel SCHOONMAKER (22 Nov 1726-5 Dec 1882)

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Two Known Children

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1/F Evalyn "Eva" SHEW

Birth: 4 Mar 1791 Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY; (Caugnawaga Church Records).

Marriage: __ ___ 1808 Solomon FOSTER Sr. (1772-between 1838 and 1840); (1810 census) From Foster Family Bible owned by Jane Hodge: "Solomon married Eva Sho(?) 180(?)"last digit looks like a 6 or an 8.

Daughter: __ ___ 1809 Rachel FOSTER; Providence Twp, Saratoga Co., NY; Or Sept 1, 1795 (Sophie Moore).

Daughter: __ ___ 1809 Harriet FOSTER

Son: circa __ ___ 1810 Cyrus FOSTER; NY; (Les Lambert).

Son: between 1810 and 1820 Solomon FOSTER Jr.; Ogdensburg, NY; (Les Lambert).

Daughter: between 1811 and 1815 Mary FOSTER; NY; (Les Lambert).

Son: between 1816 and 1819 Quintus A. FOSTER; NY; named as 5th child born.

Daughter: 10 Jul 1820 Catherine FOSTER; Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY; (Les Lambert).

Son: between 1824 and 1826 John W. FOSTER; NY; (Les Lambert).

Son: between 1825 and 1826 Dennis W. FOSTER; NY; (Les Lambert).

Son: between 1827 and 1828 Stephen C. FOSTER; Oswegatchie Twp, St Lawrence Co., NY; (Les Lambert).

Son: __ ___ 1831 Benjamin Franklin FOSTER; NY; (Les Lambert).

Death: circa __ ___ 1850 Detroit, Michigan; (Sophie Moore Book).

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2/F Catherine SHEW

Birth: 16 Sep 1792 Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY; (1933 Sophie Moore Book, Caughnawaga Church Records).

Marriage: 10 Dec 1810 Jacob DUNHAM (24 Jan 1788-2 Sep 1881); Mayfield, Fulton Co., NY; (Sophie Dunham Moore 1933 Book).

Daughter: 12 Jan 1812 Rachel DUNHAM; Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY.

Son: 4 Mar 1815 Ebenezer DUNHAM; Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY.

Son: 6 Aug 1820 John Jacob DUNHAM; Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY.

Daughter: 23 Sep 1822 Anna DUNHAM; Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co, NY; Twin.

Daughter: 24 Sep 1822 Mary Annis DUNHAM; Lake Pleasant, Hamilton Co., NY; Twin.

Daughter: 1 Apr 1826 Evalina DUNHAM; Oswegatchie, NY; (ancestry.com).

Daughter: 2 Jul 1828 Lydia DUNHAM; (or Ogdensburg), Oswegatchie, NY; (Sophie Dunham Moore 1933 Book).

Death: 27 Nov 1862 Highland, Oakland Co., Michigan; (Sophie Dunham Moore 1933 Book, DAR).

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Printed on: 24 Apr 2009
Prepared by:
Pete Shew
3915 S. Elliott Rd
Stockport, Ohio 43787
shewpm@gmail,com
740 557-3032
WWW.GodfreyShew.com


Stephen SHEW Sr.

Birth: __ ___ 1762 Johnstown, Albany Co., NY.

Marriage: 6 Sep 1787 Rachel SAMMONS (19 Apr 1758-9 Apr 1802); Caughnawaga (Fonda), Montgomery Co., NY.

Census: __ ___ 1790 Caughnawaga Twp., Montgomery Co., NY; Living with wife, 1 son & 1 daughter; near farms of brothers Jacob Sr & Henry Sr.

Census: __ ___ 1800 Johnstown, Fulton Co., NY; (1800 census) Aged 26-44, living with wife (age 16-25) & 1 son under 10. (5 census pages away from brother Jacob).

Marriage: __ May 1802 Providence Twp., Saratoga Co., NY; The marriage was performed by Baptist minister Jonathan Finch at the home of Susannah's brother Job Wells, but was never recorded. I have determined this date only by squeezing it in between the date of his 1st wife's death & the conception date for his next daughter Mary Polly.

Census: __ ___ 1810 Northampton Twp., Montgomery Co., NY; (1810 census) Listed as "Stephen Shaw" (age over 45), living with wife (age 25-44), & 3 sons & 2 daughters. Living next to Joshua Wells, and near Alexander St John, Jonathan Baker, George Baker & Benjamin Baker.

Census: __ ___ 1820 Northampton Twp., Montgomery Co., NY; (1820 Fed Census) Living with wife, 4 sons & 3 daughters; Near bro Godfrey Shew Jr. & Godfrey's son John G. Shew.

Moved: __ ___ 1822 Rutland Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; According to Sophie Moore's book, Stephen moved to Jefferson County with his brother Godfrey Shew Jr. This was perhaps 1 year after his nephew Godfrey I Shew moved there, although each of them moved to a different Twp.

Census: __ ___ 1830 Rutland Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; (1850 census) Aged 60-70, living with wife (age 50-60), and 2 males (10-15, 20-30) and 2 females (15-20, 20-30).

Moved: __ ___ 1838 Wilna Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; (Sophie Dunham Moore) moved from Rutland Twp. to Wilna Twp.

Census: 1 Jun 1840 Wilna Twp, Jefferson Co., NY; (1840 Census, Hough's History of Jefferson County) lists Stephen as age 79, living with wife (age 40-50) and a male (age 10-15 - possibly grandson Charles Jackson Shew). Next door to Philip Ford Sr & his wife Mary Polly Shew & their family.

Death: 27 Mar 1841 Wilna Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; (gravestone, rootsweb, pension) Died in his residence.

Father: Godfrey SHEW Sr (circa 1734-Oct 1805)

Mother: Katherine Catharina Phillippina FREY (circa 1732-1804)

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Spouse: Susannah (Susanne) WELLS

Birth: __ ___ 1778 Sullivan, Madison Co., NY, or Connecticut or Vermont; (1850, 1880 census, gravestone, Stephen Shew pension) or 1777.

Death: 13 Jan 1858 Wilma Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; (gravestone, rootsweb) at age 80.

Father: Nathaniel (Nathan) WELLS (12 Feb 1737-1804)

Mother: Mary THURSTON (27 Aug 1737- )

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Seven Known Children

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4/F Mary Polly SHEW

Birth: 28 Jan 1803 (DAR, tombstone).

Marriage: __ ___ ____ Phillip FORD Sr. (25 Dec 1797-30 Oct 1849)

Son: 3 Jul 1832 Phillip FORD Jr.; Wilna Twp, Jefferson Co., NY; (1850 census, LDS, tombstone) "DIED 13NOV1886 54Y 4M 10D."

Son: 25 Dec 1834 Henry Wells FORD; (1850 census).

Daughter: 24 May 1837 Mary Elizabeth FORD; (date verified by 1850 fed census).

Son: 3 May 1840 John S. FORD; (date verified by 1850 fed census).

Daughter: 21 Feb 1842 Lucinda FORD; (date verified by 1850 fed census).

Son: 1 Dec 1846 Ames Alonzo FORD; (date verified by 1850 census).

Death: 30 Aug 1875 "WF PHILIP DIED 30AUG1875 72Y7M2D" on tombstone.

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5/M Stephen SHEW Jr.

Birth: 24 Mar 1805 Jefferson Co., NY; (DAR Records) or Jan 26, 1803 according to 1933 Sophie Moore Book).

Marriage: 7 Mar ____ Thankful BABCOCK (circa 1805-); Champion Twp, Jefferson Co., NY; at home of David Starr.

Son: 1 Feb 1828 Charles Jackson SHEW; NY; (gravestone).

Daughter: 31 Oct 1831 Mary Ann SHEW; NY, NY; or 31 Oct 1834 (Tina Houck) or Oct 31, 1830 (Gary Newsom).

Son: 19 Mar 1833 John Wilson SHEW; Champion Twp, Jefferson Co., NY; (1870, 1900 & 1930 census, Sophie Moore Book, gravestone) or Wilna Twp.

Daughter: 25 Aug 1836 Emily Amelia "Emma" SHEW; NY; (Sophie Moore 1933 Book, 1860 census).

Death: between 1837 and 1849 (speculation).

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6/M Nathaniel SHEW Sr.

Birth: 12 Dec 1806 NY; (1850, 1870,1880 census, website, DAR Records).

Son: __ Mar 1820 William W. SHEW Sr.; or 1832, NY; (1850, 1870, 1880, 1900 census).

Marriage: __ ___ 1822 Louisa WEBBER (1811-30 May 1895); Oconto Co., Wisconsin.

Daughter: __ ___ 1844 Jane Louisa SHEW; (1850 Fed census).

Son: 6 Aug 1844 Lorenzo Monroe SHEW; Lewis Co., NY; (marraige cert, census, pension, death cert.).

Son: __ Jul 1855 Nathaniel W. SHEW Jr.; NY; 1853.

Death: __ ___ ____

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7/M Henry SHEW

Birth: 14 Oct 1809 Philadelphia Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; Philadelphia Twp had been sold in May 1804 by James LeRay de Chaumont to it's first settlers - 13 quaker families from NJ & Penna.

Marriage: __ ___ ____ Margaret STANLEY (circa 1810-)

Daughter: __ ___ 1829 Rachel SHEW

Son: 28 Sep 1835 George W. SHEW; Watertown, Jefferson Co., NY.

Death: __ ___ ____

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8/F Elizabeth SHEW

Birth: 19 Oct 1812 (Sophie Moore 1933 Book, gravestone, DAR Records) "his wife, born Oct 19, 1812; Died Mar 15, 1874; AE 61 yrs, 4 mos, 28 dys."

Marriage: __ ___ 1827 William VEBER Jr. (23 Oct 1810-5 Apr 1878)

Son: 20 Nov 1828 Elihu VEBER

Daughter: 28 May 1829 Lowvicy (or LaVanche) VEBER; NY; (1850 fed census, LDS).

Son: __ ___ ____ Alfred VEBER

Daughter: 27 Dec 1841 Susan J. VEBER; NY; (1850 fed census, LDS).

Son: __ Sep 1849 William H Alfred VEBER III; Jefferson Co., NY.

Son: 6 Aug 1852 Neil VEBER; NY; (LDS).

Daughter: 12 Mar 1854 Antoinette Nettie VEBER; NY; (LDS).

Death: 15 Mar 1874 "his wife, born Oct 19, 1812; Died Mar 15, 1874; AE 61 yrs, 4 mos, 28 dys."

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9/F Martha SHEW

Birth: 8 Jun 1815 Wilna Twp., Jefferson Co., NY; (dau Mercy's death certificate, DAR Records).

Marriage: 27 Sep 1835 Amos C STORY (circa 1815-Oct 1845)

Daughter: 17 Sep 1836 Martha Ann STORY; (Sophie Moore 1933 Book).

Daughter: 18 Jun 1837 Mercy H. STORY; Natural Bridge, Jefferson Co., NY; (Watertown Daily Obit, Sophie Moore 1933 Book, Death Certificate) Mercy was born in the Old Bonaparte Mansion.

Son: 25 Jun 1845 James Clarke STORY; (Sophie Moore 1933 Book).

Son: 27 Jan 1847 Asa Alonzo STORY; St Lawrence Co., NY; (Sophie Moore 1933 Book).

Marriage: between 1861 and 1896 (--?--) TRUAX; (Martha's 2nd marriage).

Marriage: between 1861 and 1896 James OSTERHOUT (1802- ); (Martha's 3rd marriage).

Death: __ ___ 1897 Montevideo, Chippewa Co., Minnesota.

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10/M Jacob Wells SHEW

Birth: 22 Aug 1819 Dutchess Co., NY; (1933 Sophie Moore Book, 1870 census, Hartford Courant Obit, DAR Records, gravestone).

Marriage: 16 Jan 1850 Maria R. WINSHIP (4 Jan 1817-18 Mar 1883); Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut; she was the older daughter of Jacob Wells Shew's Employer.

Death: 31 Dec 1897 251 Wethersfield Ave, Hartford, Hartford Co., Connecticut; (Hartford Courier Newspaper, gravestone) died from Bright's Disease.

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Printed on: 24 Apr 2009
Prepared by:
Pete Shew
3915 S. Elliott Rd
Stockport, Ohio 43787
shewpm@gmail,com
740 557-3032
WWW.GodfreyShew.com

For further information, contact: Pete Shew


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