Family Files April 2019 - Person Sheet
Family Files April 2019 - Person Sheet
NameMehetable , F
Birthca 1770, Virginia
Death2 Nov 1849
BurialAttica Venice Township Joint Cemetery, Attica, Venice Twp., Seneca Co. OH19
Misc. Notes

Some researches specuated Mehetable was a Murdick or Murdock. 82 Two of her sons marry a Murdock and James Huff (referred to in John’s Will as a son-in-law) marries a Murdock.

Died 1811 - Mehetable Murdick. From death records of the minutes of the Presbyterian Church of Granville OH. page 176. Could this be Mehetable’s relation? Granville is 54 about 30 miles south of Mt. Vernon OH.
29 June 1813 - death of Sylvester Murdick.

1833 May 22 Shinneberger John wf Mahitable to John Huff, W 22 May 1833, $160, pt SW1/4, 53 3/4a off S side, 31 May 1833, 10-317.

NOTE: 1 Acre = 43,560 sq ft 1 Acre = 160 sq rods 1 Acre = 1.1834 sq arpents 1 Acre = 10 sq chains 1 Acre = 160 sq rods 1 Acre = 160 perches
In these final land trasactions, Metitable sells the remaining land and the saw mill

1830 Oct 13 Shinnebarger Mahethable no husb nd to Wm. Eagle, W 13 Oct 1830 (this date is error?), $250, pt. SW1/4, 80a, granter received from John by Will, 26 Nov 1838, 20-224. 73

1839 Mohican Twnship Chattel Tax lists Mahitable Shinabarger with 1 horse. no cattle

1839 Sept 30 Shinnabarger Mahitable no husb nd to Thomas A. Eagle, W 30 Sept 1839, $200, pt. SW1/4, 50 rods & 2’ of land, saw mill, 8 May 1840, 22-135.73

1839 Sept 30 Shinnabarger Mehetable no husb nd to James Huff, W 30 Sept 1839, $150, pt SW1/4, except a saw mill 58p & 2’ of land sold to Thomas A. Eagle, 25 Jan 1855, 10-39973

1848 Aug 21 Eagle Wm. wf Rachel to Phebe Tupper, W 21 Aug 1848, $720, 42a, also all the tract or parcel of land belonging to the said Eagle purchased from Mehitable Shinnabarger willed to her by John Shinnabarger, 8a, lying on the N & W side of the Co. Rd. running E & W through Sec. (23), 10 Sept 1850, 5-315.73

Mehitable leaves the county within a year after this 1848 sale.

The final disposition of this Shinabarger land occured
1854 Oct 7 HUFF James no wf to Stephen A. Taylor, W 7 Oct 1854, $1800, pt SW1/4, 57a, except a saw mill & 58p $ 2’ of land, 15 Dec 1854, 10-311 & 312.73

For Shinabarger land: It would belong at this time to Rachel Tupper, Stephen Taylor, Wm. Eagle purchased the land and Thomas Eagle owns the saw mill.

1849 - Mehetable died 2 Nov 1849 and is buried in the Attica Venice Township Joint Cemetery in Attica, Seneca Co., OH. It is unknown why she was in Attica at that time and if other relatives lived there. One theory is her children had all moved from Wayne County except James and Joseph. There was a large population of Germans in Seneca County, possibly Shenberger or Shinaberry surnames.

Joseph is thought to have left his farm in Wayne Co. in 1849 and appeared in Porter Co., Indiana by 1850. Could Mehetable have been traveling to Indiana with her son Joseph and died in transit? At this time, it is unknown why Mehetable was in Attica or if she knew any people who resided there.

“Mehetable's stone is not in good shape as you can see from the black growth on it. I cleaned off as much as I could to see the lettering. It shows her name and death date and husbands name at bottom. This stone is also not where the cemetery book has it listed in Row K-8 grave 1. It's actually in Row 7, grave 3. Stone could have been moved.” Redrider65 who took cemetery photo

Attica Venice Township Joint Cemetery
Attica, Seneca County, Ohio, USA
Plot: Row K-8, grv
Note: w/o John19

In walking Attica Cemetery I find that Mahetable is buried in what is the “Old Section” or SE corner of the original cemetery (referred to as Potters Field) and many stones are broken and some may have been moved. I am not sure Mahetable’s stone is in the original row but probably is in the original area. There is much confusion about rows 7-8-9. There does not appear to be anyone around her that is related. However, living in the area at the time are MANY familiar names: Metcalf (George and Ebenezer there by 1830s and had sawmill, which burned in 1840). Files on cemetery are in folder on Attica Cemetery and a match may eventualy occur. Meanwhile, it remains a mystery why Mehetable was in Attica at the time of her death. In 1833 only 100 people lived here. 1874 Metcalf ran a salon and boarding house. Gilbert and father had an inn just north of the tracks opposite the depot. Cemetery is on other side of the tracks.
Birth1764, Virginia
MemoPossibly born 1763
Death7 Mar 1837, Mohican, Wayne Co., Ohio52
FatherUnknown SHINABARGER , M (ca1725-)
Marriageca 1793
ChildrenJacob , M (ca1794-1845)
 Susanna , F (1795-1874)
 John H. , M (1799-1872)
 James Sherman , M (1801-1876)
 Mary Catherine , F (ca1805-)
 Joseph C. , M (1808-1882)
 Nancy , F (1810-1865)
 Rebecca , F (1811-1893)
Last Modified 15 Jan 2019Created 10 Apr 2019 using Reunion for Macintosh
Last updated by Patricia Bunyard on 10 Apr 2019.


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