Rev Levi Shinn

Rev Levi Shinn

Birth
Shinnston, Harrison County, West Virginia, USA
Death 12 Nov 1858 (aged 81)
Adams County, Illinois, USA
Burial Ursa Township, Adams County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 90348323 · View Source
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Rev. Levi Shinn was born in Shinnston, West Virginia, to Levi and Elizabeth (Smith) Shinn. There were eight children in this family. His Father helped found the town of Shinnston, West Virginia.

Rev. Levi Shinn became a Methodist Minister and migrated to Ohio and than to Illinois. In his son's obituary (Samuel Shinn) it states that Rev. Levi walked to California and back two different times just for his health. He drove a team of oxen to California to work the gold mines. It is said he purchased his farm in Durham Township, Illinois with the proceeds he earned from working the gold mines.

He married Sarah McDowel 31 July 1804 in Jefferson County, Ohio. They raised eight children; Elizabeth Shinn, Mary Emily Shinn, David Shinn, Solomon Shinn, Levi Shinn, Samuel Shinn, Asa Shinn, and William Shinn.

At least two of his children migrated to other states and raised their families there. They were Solomon Shinn and Asa Shinn.


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  • Added: 18 May 2012
  • Find a Grave Memorial 90348323
  • Find a Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Rev Levi Shinn (2 Feb 1777–12 Nov 1858), Find a Grave Memorial no. 90348323, citing Wesley Chapel Cemetery, Ursa Township, Adams County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by zumatmk5 (contributor 47576220) .