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 Aaron McConnell Shoop

Aaron McConnell Shoop

Birth
Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Death 18 Jul 1900 (aged 83)
Derry Township, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Burial Vira, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA
Memorial ID 13337147 · View Source
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S/O Jacob & Nancy (Copeland) Shoop. 1st marr. Margaret Vaughn Goshorn, who died 7/30/1864.

Comm. Biographical Encyclopedia of the Juniata Valley, Pub. J.M. Runk, 1897

AARON M. SHOOP, Yeagertown, Mifflin county, Pa., was born September 28, 1816, at Newton Hamilton, Pa., and was a son of Jacob and Nancy (Copeland)Shoop,. His grandparents, Philip and Elizabeth (Noss) Shoop, came to America in the latter part of the eighteenth century and settled near Newton Hamilton. They took out warrants for a tract of land, and with industry and perseverance established their home. Their children are: Jacob; John; George; Daniel and Nancy. Jacob Shoop spent his youth in his father's home and secured his education from the subscription schools, afterwards teaching for several terms at Newton Hamilton. He assisted in the construction of the Pennsylvania canal; after its completion, removed to the Tuscarora valley and from that time followed farming until his death. Jacob Shoop was married to Nancy Copeland, of English descent. Their children are: Oliver, decd.; Catharine, widow of Thomas Roddy, is now Mrs. Charles King, and has a family; Aaron M.; Matthias F., married Sarah Carl, and has ten children; Phoebe Ann, Mrs. Joshua Edgein; John Wesley married Eliza Brandt, and has four children; Mary (Mrs. Calvin James), has a family; Sidney (Mrs. William Stahlman), has four children; Daniel, married Isabella Love, and has five children. Jacob Shoop died in 1877, aged ninety years, one month and twenty days, his wife died in 1860 at the age of 66. Aaron M. Shoop was educated in the district schools and remained with his father until his marriage. He first began farming in the Tuscarora valley, Huntingdon county, where he rented a farm for twelve years; he then bought a farm in Shade valley, which he cultivated successfully for some years. After retiring from farming he resided one year at Mt. Union; in 1866 he removed to Reedsville, where he resided five years. In 1871 he came to Yeagertown, moving to his present home in 1883. Mr. Shoop is a Democrat, and has always taken an interest in political affairs. He has held the office of justice of the peace for 29 years. Aaron M. Shoop was married in 1836 to Margaret, daughter of George and Mary (Vaughn) Goshorn. Their children are: Jacob, born Sept. 6, 1837, served through the late war and was seven times wounded, married Hannah McGarry, and has three children: George, born Aug. 25, 1838, decd.; Samuel, born Feb. 8, 1840, decd.; Maria (Mrs. Samuel Okeson), born Mar. 2, 1841, has one child; David C., born Mar. 1, 1842, was killed in the battle of the Wilderness; Matthias, born Sept. 12, 1843, served through the late war, married Anna Graffinger, and has two children; John, born Jun. 6, 1845, also served in the late war, was married to Mary Deemer, and has eight children; Adolphus Patterson, born Jun. 28, 1846, began business as a merchant after serving in the war; Nancy Jane (Mrs. Eli Albaugh), born Aug. 10, 1847, resides in Ohio and has five children; Susan Catharine (Mrs. William Baird), born Jun. 16, 1850, had three children and resides in Indiana; Anna Elizabeth, born May 27, 1851, decd.; Andrew Porter, born Jan. 2, 1853, died Sept. 22, 1883; Mary Ann (Mrs. John Wagner), born Jan. 10, 1856, has six children; Bruce Petriken, born Aug. 9, 1860, married Albert Bower, and has one child. Mrs. Margaret Shoop was born Aug. 3, 1814; she suffered and sacrificed much for her country in giving her five sons to its service in the war. Her life ended July 30, 1864. Mr. Shoop married Maria E., daughter of William and Rachel (Bratton) Clayton. Their children are: Cora, born Sept. 23, 1865, decd.; Clara, born Aug. 19, 1866, decd.; William, born Aug. 3, 1867, decd.; Henry Clayton, born Jun. 28, 1868, decd.; James Mann, Born Apr. 8, 1873, decd.; Alice (Mrs. Robert Given), born Aug. 4, 1876. Mr. and Mrs. Shoop are members of the Methodist Episcopal church. Mr. and Mrs. William Clayton have ten children. Those living are: James, married Elizabeth Briggs, and has seven children; Taylor, married Lucinda Chilcote, and has eight children; Margaret, widow of Cyrus Jefferies; Matilda (Mrs. Thomas Lobe), has three children and Mrs. Aaron M. Shoop. Mrs. Clayton died at the age of 73. Mr. Clayton lived to the age of 76.


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 13337147
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Aaron McConnell Shoop (28 Sep 1816–18 Jul 1900), Find A Grave Memorial no. 13337147, citing Vira Methodist Church Cemetery, Vira, Mifflin County, Pennsylvania, USA ; Maintained by Anonymous (contributor 46632630) .