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Daniel Shinn

  • Birth 30 Nov 1781 Mount Holly, Burlington County, New Jersey, USA
  • Death 28 Feb 1852 Pike County, Illinois, USA
  • Burial Pike County, Illinois, USA
  • Memorial ID 53088308

History of Pike County, Illinois
Chas. C. Chapman & Co.,
Chicago, 1880

page 700-701

. . . Daniel Shinn, is the first of the family that located in Pike county, and is counted as one of the earliest and most respected of Pike county's pioneers. On his arrival here in 1820, he located near the present town of Atlas. He brought into the county at that time the fist wagon that ever came within its boundaries; about 2 years afterwards he bought a farm of 160 acres on the N.W. 1/4 of sec 12 Atlas tp., on which he immediately erected a small log house, into which he moved with his wife and 6 children. He was married in the State of New Jersey to Mary Haskett [sic], who was of Scotch descent, and the 6 children born to them before they came to this county, were all born near Cinncinnati, Ohio; their names were Benjamin, John, Eliza, Mary, Hannah and Phoebe. The first, third and last, are the only ones now living.
The farm above mentioned was wholly in a wild state, in the midst of heavy timber, no improvements of any kind, and consequently he had more to contend with than many in a new country, but he was endowed with that indomitalbe energy and perseverance so necessary to the pioneer, and went bravely to work; his means were limited, and with a large family to support, it was no small merit to obtain success. He was a man of strong religious convictions, generous and affable to all. He was the first to open the house for religious worship, Methodist meetings being held there for 10 years. He was prosperous, and gave his sons between 700 and 800 acres of land; he died in March, 1852, and his wife in Sept., 1849; they had a family of 13 children, 7 of whom were born in this county,---Nancy, Lydia, Henry, William, Daniel, Asa, and an infant, deceased. Of these 7, only Nancy, Lydia and William are living.


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  • Created by: Mia Fleegel
  • Added: 31 May 2010
  • Find A Grave Memorial 53088308
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Daniel Shinn (30 Nov 1781–28 Feb 1852), Find A Grave Memorial no. 53088308, citing Shinn Cemetery, Pike County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by Mia Fleegel (contributor 47197608) .