Descendants of Darby Shawhan

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  • ID: I16574
  • Name: Darby SHAWHAN
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1748 in Frederick Co., MD
  • Death: 21 JAN 1824 in Warren Co., OH
  • RFN: 411 Quality: 0
  • Note: Born in Frederick Co., MD in 1748, Darby accompanied his parents on their migration west to Hampshire Co., VA/WV in about 1758. He is mentioned in that county's records, on November 13, 1770, as "Darby Shaughan", when he received a land deed from his father, Daniel. In the mid 1770s he traveled west to Washington Co., PA, in the Redstone District, near the Monongahela River. There he married Priscilla and started his family, Daniel being his first child, in 1779. He is listed in the Penn. Archives, Fifth Series, Vol. IV, as being a Private in Stockley's Rangers, during the period 1778-1783, also as a member of the Washington Co. Militia, under Ensign David Rubles, Lt. Jonathan Harned's Company. In 1781 he was taxed for 80 acres, three horses, and five cattle; the PA 1790 census shows him as still being in Washington Co.; records also indicate his sale, on October 14, 1791, of 126 acres, in East Bethlehem Twp, Washington Co., to Peter Snyder. Shortly thereafter, he followed his older brother, Daniel, then deceased, to western Virginia, Kentucky District, near Ruddles Mills, in the Bourbon County locale; his son Joseph was born in that area in 1795. Shortly thereafter, he traveled north, across the Ohio River, to what would became Warren County, Ohio, east of the Little Miami River -- probably in company with the Mounts family, also one of the prominent pioneers in that county; Darby's last son, Amos, was born there in 1799. This land was in the middle of the Virginia Military District, formed for the benefit of Revolutionary War veterans -- Darby may have benefited accordingly. Warren County was formed in 1803, out of Hamilton County, being named after the patriot who sent Paul Revere on his ride, and who subsequently died at the Battle of Bunker Hill. A Warren Co. deeds entry, dated Oct. 16, 1804, lists Darby purchasing land from Alexander Hamilton and his wife, Martha. Darby and his sons, Joseph and David, occupied land on the western edge of present day Morrow, Ohio, east of the Mounts family, overlooking the Little Miami River. The 1810 Census lists Darby and his son David in Hamilton Twp, Warren County. When Darby died, intestate, in 1824, he owned 211 acres. He and his wife were buried in the Zoar Cemetery, also known as the Baker/Ditmar Cemetery, about two miles west of Morrow, in Salem Twp, on the south side of the Cincinnati - Wilmington Highway (US RT 22/3). Darby's Estate Record from the Warren Co., OH Probate Court, reads: "In due obeisance to the request of Priscilla Shawhan, widow and relic of Darby Shawhan, dec'd, late of our said county, and her heirs viz: Daniel Shawhan, Mary Leggett and William her husband, David Shawhan, Rhody Coburn and Francis her husband, John Shawhan, Joseph Shawhan and Amos Shawhan, legatees of the estate of the said dec'd, we the undersigned, Andrew Whitacre, Thomas, Ireland, and Mahlon Roach, have proceeded to divide the estate of the late Darby Shawhan of our said county by giving to the widow of said dec'd, Priscilla Shawhan, 64 acres of land running from the river (Little Miami) and on each side line so far as to include all the buildings and two ten acre fields, said dividing line to run clear across said tract as laid down on said plot and also to David Shawhan, 26 acres of land adjoining his farm as by special bargain agreed upon by and between said heirs as said plot will more particularly show, and also 27 acres of land, also agreed upon by and between said heirs being Daniel Shawhan's agreed quantity including the improvements where the said Daniel now lives as the plot will more particularly show, the said David and Daniel shears as respectively laid out to be clear of and independent of the widow's wright of dower. And also the other five shears to run through the widow's wright of dower from the river and contain Lot No. 1, 35 acres drawn by John Shawhan as by their agreement. Lot No. 2, Francis Coburn and wife, 31 acres; Lot No. 3, 28 acres, 2 rods, and 24 poles drawn by Joseph Shawhan, and Lot No. 4, William Liggett and wife, 31 acres, and also Lot No. 5 drawn by Amos Shawhan for 33 acres,which said land we have divided according to the best of our judgement, being a part of King's and Mr. McIntyre's surveys in our said county of Warren, Ohio. Given unto our hands this 27th day of August 1825. Andrew Whitacre Thomas Ireland Mahlon Roach Note: Additional estate matters were signed Nov. 29, 1841 and received for record Jan. 11, 1849, in the Warren Co. Recorder's Office, detailing further land changes among Darby's heirs, reflecting that Daniel Shawhan was then living in Delaware Co., IN, that Joseph was dec'd, etc.
  • Change Date: 24 SEP 1999



    Father: Daniel SHAWHAN b: 1709 in Kent County, Maryland
    Mother: Jennett

    Marriage 1 Priscilla b: 1764 in PA
    • Married: ABT 1779 in Washington Co., PA
    Children
    1. Has Children Daniel SHAWHAN b: 17 MAY 1779 in Washington Co., PA
    2. Has No Children Polly SHAWHAN b: 1783 in Washington Co., PA
    3. Has Children David SHAWHAN b: 8 JUL 1785 in Washington Co., PA
    4. Has No Children Rhoda SHAWHAN b: 3 OCT 1790 in Washington Co., PA
    5. Has Children John H. SHAWHAN b: 8 JAN 1793 in Washington Co., PA
    6. Has Children Joseph SHAWHAN b: 1795 in Bourbon Co., VA/KY
    7. Has Children Amos SHAWHAN b: 23 DEC 1799 in Warren Co., OH

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