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Hannah Moore Yeary Shinault
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Birth: Feb. 14, 1795
Lee County
Virginia, USA
Death: Apr. 20, 1870
Hardeman County
Tennessee, USA

Wife of William Shinault. Maiden name also spelled, Yourie.

Upon crossing the Hatchie River, the Shinault's entered a wilderness infested with displaced Indians, who were angry because of being pushed westward. One of the Shinault children was seized by Indians who raided their home. Hannah pursued the abductors and bargained with them for her child. She agreed to give them one gallon of firewater in return for her baby, and they agreed. The Shinault neighborhood was located on an old Indian trail that connected Van Buren to the east with the Bolivar-Lagrange road to the west.

After the death of William, Hannah married Henry Webster. Only about two years into the marriage, Henry went on a trip to Nashville and never returned; foul play was suspected. On the 1860 Census she is enumerated as, "farmeress & the 1st white woman in this county".

Her home was the center of the Shinault neighborhood and the official voting place for many years.
 
 
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 Spouse:
  William Shinault (1791 - 1826)
 
 Children:
  Isaac C. Shinault (1811 - 1840)*
  John W. Shinault (1819 - 1873)*
  Walter M. Shinault (1824 - ____)*
 
*Calculated relationship
 
Inscription:
"A Pioneer, the first white woman to cross the Hatchie River"
 
Burial:
Woods Cemetery
Hickory Valley
Hardeman County
Tennessee, USA
 
Created by: Pat Simmons
Record added: Mar 30, 2009
Find A Grave Memorial# 35344611
Hannah Moore <i>Yeary</i> Shinault
Added by: Jan Burgess Lipford
 
 
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 Added: Nov. 1, 2010

- Pat Simmons
 Added: Apr. 5, 2010

- Pat Simmons
 Added: Mar. 30, 2009
 
 
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