Shanklands From Kentucky

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  • ID: I79 View Post-em!
  • Name: William Stoops
  • Surname: Stoops
  • Given Name: William
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: ABT 1765 in Huntington [now Blair] Co., Pennsylvania
  • Death: 1825 in Nicholas Co., Kentucky
  • _UID: 05BEBB9A9F13EF41878889C592AA2147FB30
  • Note:
    "Philip and William Stoops, brothers, came as Pioneers from Pennsylvania and settled in Nicholas County, Kentucky... William Stoops, the Pioneer, was married three times. By first wife [Mary Ann Brown] had five sons -- Michael, Moses, William, John and James and four daughters -- Betsy, Polly, Nancy and Judy. By second wife one son Hugh and three daughters - Margaret, Ailsie and Serelda. By third wife [Sarah Warren] two daughters -- Maria and Hester. Betsy married William Linn -- Nancy married Timothy Linn. Polly married first John Shankland and second John W. Shankland, a cousin of the former. Judy married Andy Shankland. Michael, Moses, Hugh, Ailsie, and Serelda went to Ohio and were lost to sight. William and James went to Ripley County, Indiana. William married Susan Myers and second widow Gray. James married Polly Shankland, daughter of John Shankland and sister of Benjamin Shankland, my grandfather. James was a Methodist preacher. John married, second, Rose Kephart -- went to Marion Co., Indiana. Margaret married William Myers and when he died moved with children to Illinois. Maria married Harvey Adkins -- had two children -- both died before her. Hester married James Herrin." {Transcription of letter from A. B. Stoops, dated 11 Mar 1890, in the research of Albert B. Shankland, citing Mrs. Lizzie (Stoops) Pitman as owner of letter; copy in possession of researcher S. B. Fitting}
    "The father of these children [John Stoops] died in 1855 at the age of sixty-three years, his birth having occurred in Pennsylvania. The paternal grandfather, William Stoops, was also a Pennsylvanian, born in 1750 and died in Kentucky about 1825, having been a soldier in the Revolution." {'Philip Stoops', <>}
    According to several sources, William had 13 children with Mary Ann Brown:
    Sarah 1786- m. John Hays.
    John (1787-abt 1854 IN) m. Nancy James, m2 Rosanna Kephart; emigrated to Marion Co Indiana about 1833.
    Moses Brown 1789- aft 1870 IN, m. Rebecca Porter, emigrated to Clay Co., Indiana.
    Phillip 1791-1880 PA, m. Elizabeth Vanderlin.
    Elizabeth, 1792- aft 1850, m. William Linn (or Lynn).
    William 1794-1874 IN , m. Susan Meyers (or Myers), m Zerelda Gray, emigrated to Ripley Co., Indiana
    Michael 1794-1874 m. Eleanor Van Sickle, Susannah Gore, and Sarah Gore, emigrated to OH then IL.
    James David, 1798-1880, m. Mary 'Polly' Shankland.
    Samuel 1799- .
    Robert 1800-1867 , m1 Susanna Wilson, m2 Paulina McClung.
    Mary, 1802- , m. John Shankland, then his nephew John Wolfe Shankland.
    Nancy Agnes, 1803-1863, m. Timothy Linn.
    Judith, 1805-1882 IL, m. Andrew Gibb Shankland.
    He had 5 children by his second wife Elizabeth [last name unknown] -- some sources show Susan Myers:
    Anna, 1810-1855, m. Jonah Lindsey
    Hugh (1812-1878) m. Elizabeth Carr in Cincinnati, died in Texas Co., Missouri, preacher;
    Alicia 1813-
    Margaret 1814- m. William Myers
    Serelda 1817
    He had 2 children by his third wife Sarah Warren, m. 1818:
    Hester 1820- m. James Herrin
    Maria 1823- m. Harvey Atkins/Adkins.
    According to 'Early Days', Col. William Stoops was a shoemaker by trade. {'Early Days: Articles and stories of the Upper Riverways by J.L. Stoops', by Michael Stoops, <>, 23 Nov 2007}

    In the 1820 census for Carlisle, Nicholas Co., Kentucky, William [Sr?] has 2 males 0-10 [Hugh and grandnephew 'Little John'?], 3 m 10-16, 1 male 45+ [William]; 4 females 0-10 [Anna, Alicia, Margaret, Serelda?], 2 f 10-16 [Judith and Anna], and 1 f 26-44 [third wife Sarah].
  • Change Date: 19 Mar 2013 at 07:09:21

    Father: Storey Stoops b: ABT 1724

    Marriage 1 Mary Ann Brown b: ABT 1765 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania
    • Married: BEF 1786 in Pennsylvania
    1. Has Children John Stoops b: 21 Sep 1787 in Pennsylvania
    2. Has Children Moses Brown Stoops b: 18 Feb 1789 in Pennsylvania
    3. Has No Children Phillip Stoops b: 11 Mar 1791 in Pennsylvania
    4. Has Children Elizabeth Stoops b: 13 May 1792 in Pennsylvania
    5. Has Children Michael Stoops b: 7 Oct 1793 in Pennsylvania
    6. Has No Children William Jr. Stoops b: 20 Feb 1794 in Pennsylvania
    7. Has Children James David Stoops b: 5 Jan 1797 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania
    8. Has No Children Robert Stoops b: 11 Aug 1800 in Pennsylvania
    9. Has Children Mary 'Polly' Stoops b: 26 Mar 1802 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania
    10. Has No Children Agnes 'Nancy' Stoops b: 16 Dec 1803 in Pennsylvania
    11. Has Children Judith Ann Stoops b: 7 Jul 1805 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania

    Marriage 2 Elizabeth Brown b: ABT 1790 in Pennsylvania
    • Married: ABT 1809
    1. Has No Children Anna Stoops b: 11 May 1809 in Pennsylvania
    2. Has No Children Hugh Stoops b: 1812 in Venango Co., Pennsylvania
    3. Has No Children Margaret Stoops b: 1815 in Nicholas Co., Kentucky

    Marriage 3 Sarah Faucett Warren b: ABT 1787 in Maryland
    • Married: 1818 in Nicholas Co., Kentucky
    1. Has No Children Maria Stoops b: ABT 1820 in Kentucky
    2. Has No Children Hester Agatha 'Agathy' Stoops b: ABT 1822 in Kentucky

    1. Title: The Curtis's and the Eurich's
      Author: Nancy Curtis Eurich
      Publication: <>
      Has 'Descendants of William P. Stoops' and 'Descendants of John Shankland'.

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