|Stacey Shaw (#47914361)|
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Please don't hesitate to send corrections, info or to even ask for a transfer. My goal on this site is to help other people with their ancestry and unite the memorials I've created with their families regardless of relation link. My transfer policy is very liberal and I transfer outside of the 4 generation guideline.
****Joliet Illinois Area****
I am also available for research should you be looking to obtain copies of obits or other news articles from the old newspapers that are on microfilm at the Joliet Public Library. They have most of the City's newspapers dating back to 1848. My hourly rate is very reasonable. Please email me if you're interested.
FAMILY INFO & BIO
The Surnames I'm connected to so far are Shaw, Spafford, Briggs, Pennington, Maser or Masear, Pritchard, Hardy, Shoemaker, Kerwin and Boice or Boyce. Please don't hesitate to contact me if you may have info about my family tree. Even the smallest bit could help solve a mystery and close a door....which then, as we all know, usually opens up 3 more LOL.
My third great grandparents, James Shaw and Eleanor Hardy, were amid the early settlers in Joliet, Illinois. They came from New York or Canada and resided in the Bremen, Cook County area for about one year before moving to Joliet. In March 1852, shortly after they arrived in town, my grandmother died from complications during child birth. Grandpa James had 14 children; 11 with my Grandmother. They were married about 18 years at the time of her death. Her final resting place and the names of her parents are unknown. Their Canadian marriage record says that there was a Nicolas Hardy who witnessed but I haven't yet been able to determine the specific relationship.
James rests at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, with two of his sons, Nicholas (Mother Eleanor) and Firman (Mother Alice). James father's name is Joseph and was a Wagonmaster per the 1860 census; burial unknown. Mother is unknown.
From census records, James had a son, James Jr. born abt 1829, whose birth pre-dates his marriage to my grandmother in 1834. My assumption is that he was married to James' mother, whose name is unknown, and that she probably died in child birth or of sickness. By 1860, he no longer resides with his father and I lose track of him.
After my grandmother's death in March of 1852, my grandfather married Alice Williams whose background is a complete mystery except that she was born in Ohio. Per the 1860 census, they had two children - Firman and Alice. In 1870, the two children still appear in the household with James but wife Alice does not. What happened to her and her final resting place are unknown. I lose track of daughter Alice after 1870 and Firman died in early December, 1872, about 6 weeks before James.
My grandfather was an intelligent man and expert Brickmaker who furnished the bricks that were used in the construction of the Forts of Quebec. Sometime in the mid 1850's, James started a successful brick company on the Eastside of Joliet. All of his sons had learned the trade, but only Silas and Josiah (or J.E. as he seemed to go by) continued the business and operated it after his death in January, 1873.
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|Debbie B||Mabel Hazen|
Stacey, thanks for going the extra distance to get the photo for Mrs. Hazen. I appreciate your taking the time, and your tenacity!
Added by Debbie B on Apr 27, 2013 4:08 PM
Hi Stacey, I just wanted to make sure you received my email. I would love t hear back from you, Jeanne
Added by Jeanne on Jan 09, 2013 11:56 AM
|Art Stafford||Rev Albert Reisel|
What a wonderful thing you did for me. I reached many dead ends trying to find information reading my Father Albert Reisel. You shared your precious time on my behalf.
I am forever in your debt.
|SLGMSD||RE: Henrietta Shaw|
I will send her your email address from your contributor's page.
Added by SLGMSD on Sep 16, 2012 7:21 PM
Are you interested in corresponding with a descendant of his daughter, Henrietta Shaw?
Added by SLGMSD on Sep 16, 2012 4:25 PM
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