|Birth: ||Feb. 14, 1795|
|Death: ||Apr. 20, 1870|
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.
William Shinault (1791 - 1826)
Isaac C. Shinault (1811 - 1840)*
John W. Shinault (1819 - 1873)*
Walter M. Shinault (1824 - ____)*
"A Pioneer, the first white woman to cross the Hatchie River"
Created by: Pat Simmons
Record added: Mar 30, 2009
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