Family Files April 2019 - Person Sheet
Family Files April 2019 - Person Sheet
Death1807, Mount Vernon, Knox Co., Ohio
Misc. Notes
Came to Knox Co. OH with his family in 1806. He bought a farm about one mile from Mt. Vernon, on the Columbus Road. Family tradition says he may have served under General "Mad Anthony" Wayne, either in the Revolutionary War or with a PA company at Fallen Timbers (1794). According to the settlement of John's estate, found at Mt. Vernon, OH, his wife was named Mary ( ). John left no will. There is some basis for the idea that he changed his name when he came west from Johann Schoenberg or Schoenberger to John Shinaberry or Shinberger. It is possible that this John is the patriarch of the family and immigrated here from Germany to begin the Shinabarger line in America.86

(Vera Bunyard’s Note: I have put this John first and went under the idea he was Michael's father. He could have been his brother though. The information that leads me to the thought that he might have been Michael's father is that we are able to account for practically all the Shinaberry's in Knox County as descendants of Michael. However, if John was a comparatively young man when he was killed, his widow undoubtedly married again and the children of John, if any, may have taken the name of the step-father or we may find them in some other locality under the name of Shinaberry. We have a marriage for a James Shenabury, 23, Jan 1836 in Richland Co. OH to Margaret Hultz. We also have a series of marriages in Stark County, OH that use the various spelling of Shinaberry but girls would have been in their thirties if they were daughters of John. There is the possibility that Mary Shenaberg who married Henry Castleman in Stark Co. on 5 February 1818 might have been the widow of John. We also have a widow Mary Shenberry in Lanier Township, Preble Co. OH listed in the Census of 1830 as between 50-60, thus between 27-37 when this John died.)
1Mary , F
ChildrenMichael , M (ca1773-1809)
Last Modified 8 Nov 2018Created 10 Apr 2019 using Reunion for Macintosh
Last updated by Patricia Bunyard on 10 Apr 2019.


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