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LONG, Elizabeth
(Abt 1769-Bef 1818)
UNKNOWN, Rebecca
(Abt 1773-After 1820)
(1800-Bef 1860)
DANIELS, Elizabeth
(1804-Bef 1860)


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GRIGSBY, George Washington

SHOEMAKER, Margaret 2 3 4 5

  • Born: 14 Aug 1838, Illinois
  • Marriage: GRIGSBY, George Washington on 15 Sep 1853 in Mt. Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois 1
  • Died: 14 Jun 1885, Near Aurelia, Indiana at age 46

bullet  General Notes:

Margaret perished at the age of 46, when a cyclone hit the family home in Aurelia, Indiana. Her husband, George, was seriously injured, but all of their children survived the disaster.


Margaret married George Washington GRIGSBY, son of Moses GRIGSBY and Delilah STRANGE, on 15 Sep 1853 in Mt. Carroll, Carroll County, Illinois.1 (George Washington GRIGSBY was born on 22 Mar 1830 in Illinois and died on 28 May 1908 in Kalispell, Montana.)



1 Illinois Marriages (Carroll County Court, Carroll County, Illinois). Surety: 4. Records a marriage between Grigsby, George and Shoemaker, Margaret on 15 Sep 1853.

2 1850 US Census (Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists John Shoemaker [sp. Shuemaker] (age 50, b. NJ), wife Elizabeth (age 49, b. IN) and children William (age 17, b. IN), Jane (age 17, b. IN), Margaret (age 14, b. IN) and Sarah (age 8, b. IL), living in Loran, Illinois. This is the only census found so far in which John and Elizabeth appear with their children. John is listed as a "farmer." Living two houses away is their daughter Eleanor Lowell and her family. Also living nearby is the family of Moses Grigsby, whose son, George, will marry the Shoemaker's daughter, Margaret. Living next to the Grigsby's is John's cousin, Calvin Curry, and his family. This record indicates that the Shoemaker's were living in Indiana between 1832-1841, and moved to Illinois by 1842.

3 1870 US Census (Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists George Grigsby (age 41, b. IL), wife Margaret [Shoemaker] (age 32, b. IN), and children Eva (age 8, b. IL), Emma (age 6, b. IL), Anna (age 4, b. IL), Adam (age 3, b. IL) and Lara (age 9 mos, b. IL), living in Loran, Illinois. George is listed as a "farmer." Living a few houses away is Margaret's sister, Emit [Shoemaker] Holroyd, and her family.

4 1840 US Census (Honey Creek, Vigo County, Indiana). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 3. Lists John [spelled Jno, for Jonathon] Shoemaker (age 30-40, b. 1800-1810), wife (age 30-40, b. 1800-1810) and children 2 males (age 5-10, b. 1830-1835), 1 male (age 10-15, b. 1825-1830), 1 female (age <5, b. 1835-1840), 1 female (age 5-10, b. 1830-1835), 1 female (age 10-15, b. 1825-1830) and 2 females (age 15-20, b. 1820-1825), living in Honey Creek, Indiana. This information lines up well with the family members we know of. There are three additional children on this census that we do not yet have information on. Numerous relatives of this family are also living in Honey Creek at this time, including John's aunt, Mary Curry Clem. The name Jonathon is likely this man's correct given name, as his grandfather was Jonathon Long.

5 1880 US Census (District 180, Loran, Stephenson County, Illinois). Repository: Ancestry. Surety: 4. Lists George Grigsby (age 57, b. IL), wife Margaret [Shoemaker] (age 42, b. IN) and children Emma (age 16, b. IL), Annie (age 14, b. IL), Adam (age 12, b. IL), Laura (age 10, b. IL), Milton (age 6, b. IL) and Myra (age 6, b. IL), living in Loran, Illinois. Also in the household is John Stener (age 20, b. PA), listed as a "farm hand." George is listed as a "farmer." George indicates that both of his parents were born in Kentucky. Margaret indicates that her father was born in Ohio and her mother in Pennsylvania.

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