Andrew Schuck Shoc Shuck was born in Wurttemberg, Germany, (the Rhine area). To date, no documentation has been found for his parentage. He married Margaret in New Jersey about 1754, no marriage bond has been found. His migration from Germany is also a source of mystery. He was living in New Jersey definitely by 1759 and then moved to Pennsylvania then Lincoln County, Virginia which was later part of Mercer County, Kentucky and eventually the Schuck/Shuck family shows up in Shelby County, KY.
In 1783 in the records of Pack Horse Ford, Frederick Co., Virginia, "Andrew Shoc" and "Mattis Shoc" signed the petition for the Low Dutch Company as a "intend frind" meaning they both intended to settle in Kentucky.
Andrew Shuck's last personal property tax record in Berkeley Co. (formerly part of Frederick Co. until 1772) was in 1783. Andrew's lot was appraised at 70 Pounds 11 Shillings 11 Pence. He is on the Shelby County, KY tax list on 8/7/1800.
The family stayed in the Pack Horse Ford, Frederick County, Virginia and Shepherdstown, Jefferson County, Virginia area until the end of the Revolutionary War, but owned no land that has been found. He is listed in the "Low Dutch Company" along with several families that intermarried with the Shock/Shuck family. Records for the family show up in Lincoln County, Virginia, now Mercer County, Kentucky; Shelby County, Kentucky; Henry County, Kentucky.
Kentucky: A History of the State, Battle, Perrin, & Kniffin, 6th ed., 1887,Shelby Co: "R. H. SHUCK was born April 2, 1819, in Shelby County, Ky., son of John S.and Priscilla (Young) Shuck. His mother was a native of Mercer County, Ky., and her father a well-to-do farmer. Our subject's grandfather, Andrew Schuck, was a native of Germany, immigrated to Pennsylvania and then to Mercer County, Ky. He was one of the members of what was called the Low Dutch Company, which company purchased a large tract of land 12,000 acres, in Shelby and Henry Counties..."
Andrew died in 1803 between March and May in Pleasureville, Kentucky, one time called "Bantatown". His will named his wife and his 10 children. Margaret lived with her son until her death in 1820 in Pleasureville, Kentucky.
Will of Andrew Schuck of Shelby County, Kentucky mentioned:
Wife, Margaret and ten children:
Son, Cornelius Shuck
Son, John Shuck
Son, Andrew Shuck
Son. William Shuck
Daughter, Hannah Batess (SIC) Batiste
Daughter, Helena Banta
Daughter, Margaret Tharp
Son, Mathias Shuck
Daughter, Sarah Banta
Daughter, Mary Polland
A picture of the tombstone has been requested.
Margaret Schuck (____ - 1820)*
Margaret Schuck Tharp (1767 - 1852)*
Andrew Shuck (1775 - 1830)*
Dutch Tract Cemetery
Created by: Candee
Record added: Mar 01, 2013
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