Mary Jane Ware Shortridge

Augusta County, Virginia, USA
Death unknown
Burial Non-Cemetery Burial
Memorial ID 136810222 · View Source
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Mary Jane Ware' father was Pleasant Ware.
His marriage to Jane Estele (AKA Estelle, Estell) was on Mar 22, 1808 in Augusta Co, Virginia.
So far we have been unable to find a burial for Pleasant. He is last listed on the 1840 census in Augusta County, Virginia. Most likely he died in Augusta County, family has his birth as Mar 23, 1780 Virginia, and his death as Aug. 14, 1842 Virginia.
Widow Jane, and most or all of the children, moved to Indiana around 1843, right after Pleasant' death.
So far, have been unable to find a date and burial for Mary Jane Ware Shortridge. She is last listed on the 1880 census with her husband Samuel M. Shortridge, and their children.
Her husband remarried on May 8, 1883 in Council Bluffs, Pottawattamie County, Iowa, to Nellie A. Gallagher, so it is very possible, that Mary Jane died, 'or divorced', shortly after the 1880 census in Iowa (possibly in Des Moines County, or Pottawattamie County).
( Samuel, was also an attorney at times, he handled the divorce and child custody, of Mary Jane's nephew, William Montgomery Ware, who was living with them on the 1870 census)
A few years after Samuel' remarriage, two of Mary and Samuel' sons, Elias Lincoln Shortridge and Edward Shortridge, moved to Fresno County, California. (found Elias' grave; he is now linked to Samuel and Mary Jane, here on findagrave, Edward was last listed in Los Angeles Co, CA).
The two sons were mentioned in their father's Will; records of which are located in Phoenix, AZ..
Samuel's second wife was A.K.A. as Elena A., Ellena A., Eleanor Gallagher, Ellen Agnes Galagher.
They also had several children together, have been able to find and link up several of them here with Samuel.
Was able to find and link Elena 'A'. Galagher Shortridge and their daughter Ellena Margaret/Shortridge/Sheridan/Koehler, after they were again living together, back in Des Moines Co, Iowa after living for many years at the Shortridge Ranch, outside Tucson, AZ. Territory.

1880 census
Pleasant Grove Twp, Des Moines Co, Iowa
Samuel Shortridge age 52,born Ind.
wife: Mary Jane, age 50,born Vir.
daghtr: Eva age 18,born Iowa
son: Lincoln E.(A.K.A. Elias) age 15,born Iowa
son: Samuel Burton (Benton) age 13,born Iowa
son: Edwin Leo (AKA Edward)age 10,born Iowa
father: John (father of Samuel) age 79,born Kentucky
1870 census
Pleasant Grove Twp, Des Moines Co,Iowa
Post Office: Middletown
*S.M. Shortridge "Blacksmith" age 41
*Mary J. age 39
*Frank E *(Female:Frances E.)
-- "school teacher" age 19 born Ind
*Wm. M. "farm laborer" age 17 born Ind
*Inda (A.K.A. Ida ) age 11
*Sam B age 3
*Edwin age 6/12
*William Ware- "farm laborer"
--(nephew of Mary J) age 22 born Ind
*John Ware- "farm laborer"
-- (nephew of Mary J) age 18 born Ind
*Edwin Albright "blacksmith" age 20
(the same E.H.(Edwin Homer) Albright that married the above daughter, Frances E. Shortridge/Albright)

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  • Created by: t. garlow
  • Added: 4 Oct 2014
  • Find A Grave Memorial 136810222
  • Find A Grave, database and images ( : accessed ), memorial page for Mary Jane Ware Shortridge (2 May 1830–unknown), Find A Grave Memorial no. 136810222, ; Maintained by t. garlow (contributor 47596724) Non-Cemetery Burial.