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Sisalina Shinn Vassar
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Birth: Apr., 1851
Pope County
Arkansas, USA
Death: Jan. 28, 1915
Cloverdale
Sonoma County
California, USA

The daughter of John Oliver Shinn of North Carolina and Cynthia Yarborough of Tennessee. Granddaughter of Silas Benjamin Shinn and Elizabeth Little, natives of North Carolina. Wed James Brown Vassar June 4, 1868, in Sonoma County, California. In 1870 they were living in the Alexander Valley area of Healdsburg, between Benjamin D. Vassar (who owned land), Rachel, Andrew J., Relty A., Samuel H., and Jacob in one address, and Jarret Vassar, Jane and Elizabeth in a third address. James was farming at that time. The same U.S. Census found Cynthia Shinn, Robert F., Andrew J., Eliza J., John d., and Mary E. closer to Healdsburg, where the remnants of a monument for John D. SH _ are found in the Hall Cemetery.

Her life is hard to follow as records from the 1850's list her as a male with a given name Ciselone, and other variants: Sisalonia. The Shinn and Vassar families are found in many northern California cemeteries. 
 
Family links: 
 Parents:
  John Oliver Shinn (1825 - 1885)
 
 Spouse:
  James Brown Vassar (1839 - 1913)*
 
 Children:
  Willie Vassar (1872 - 1875)*
  Charles Vassar (1872 - 1948)*
 
 Sibling:
  Sisalina Shinn Vassar (1851 - 1915)
  Elizabeth Jane Shinn Vassar (1859 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
(top)
VASSAR
(front)
JAMES B. VASSAR
1839 --- 1913
SISALINA VASSAR
1851 --- 1915
 
Note: Grey stone marker in very good condition. May be toppled. Marker confirmed by Phil Carnahan; July 21, 2003.
 
Burial:
Cloverdale Cemetery
Cloverdale
Sonoma County
California, USA
 
Created by: E McPherson
Record added: May 14, 2013
Find A Grave Memorial# 110567968
Sisalina <i>Shinn</i> Vassar
Added by: Kathleen Clemence
 
Sisalina <i>Shinn</i> Vassar
Added by: Kathleen Clemence
 
Sisalina <i>Shinn</i> Vassar
Added by: Connie
 
 
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