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Shane: Generation 2
Some Children of Morris Shane & Phoebe Castleman
NEW Material Added 19 Jan 2014
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Patience Shane & Samuel Steele
13 May 1782: Samuel Steele was born in Augusta County, Virginia, the son of Andrew Steele (1739 - 1793) and Martha Buchanan (1762 - 1803).
2 Sep 1787: Patience Shane was born in Davidson County, TN.
19 Jun 1805: Patience and Samuel were married in Davidson County. [Davidson County Marriage Record, p. 49]
Samuel served as a Private in the War of 1812. He was in the Battle of Horseshoe Bend and the Battle of New Orleans. Pay vouchers for Samuel , serving in Captain Eli Hammonds Mounted Rangers, are dated 1 Sep 1813 and 17 Jan 1815. [Gloria McAbee; Debie Oeser Cox]
17 Sep 1816: John Shane purchased 100 acres on Cedar Lick Creek in Wilson County, TN from Samuel Steele. [Book F, p. 103] John was Patience's brother.
4 Jul 1821: The inventory on the Morris Shane estate included "notes on Samuel Steel" totaling $60. [Marsh, Davidson County, Tennessee Wills and Inventories, Vol. II 1816-1830, p. 91; Gloria McAbee, from Book 8, p. 24]
20 Oct 1826: Samuel Steele and Christopher Brooks were granted power of attorney by [Samuel's sister] Nancy B. Hall, administratrix of the estate of Charles M. Hall. [Gloria McAbee, from Deed Book P, p. 357]
14 Dec 1826: Samuel was executor of the will of Charles M. Wright Senior. [Gloria McAbee]
23 Dec 1826: He served as administrator of the Nancy B. Hall estate. [Gloria McAbee, from Book 4, p. 376]
1830 Census, Davidson County, TN: Samuel Steel was enumerated with 1 male 40-50; 2 females 15-20, 1 30-40. The family was listed next to Benjamin Castleman, and close to John, David, and John J. Castleman. James Steel, and Thomas Drennan. [p. 258]
13 Apr 1837: Along with Joseph Binkley, Samuel witnessed a deed of gift from John Shane to [John and Patience's sister] Rebecca Shane. [Gloria McAbee, from Book 11, p. 114-115]
17 Dec 1837: At the estate sale of Phoebe Shane, Samuel Steel purchased a hackle, "shove", and bell, a pair of steelyards, and an old barrel. [Gloria McAbee]
1840 Census, Davidson County, TN: 1 male 50-60; 1 female 50-60. [p. 406] They were listed next to [son-in-law, husband of daughter Martha] Joseph Binkley.
18 Jan 1841: He witnessed the will of his uncle James Buchanan. [Gloria McAbee; Debbie Oeser Cox, from Book D]
18 Sep 1850 Census, Davidson County, TN: Farmer Samuel Steele 70, born VA, with real property valued at $800; Patience 63, born TN; Lucinda Strong 16, born TN. [p. 406] Next door were son-in-law and daughter Joseph and Martha Binkley. Patience Strong was the daughter of Rhoda Shane Strong.
4 Jun 1852: Patience died of cholera. There are other Shane females besides Patience who died in June 1852: sister Rebecca and brother Jacob Shane, both on 6 June; and granddaughters Malvina and Martha Binkley, on 12 June and 18 June respectively. In a letter written 22 Apr 1853 Samuel stated that Patience and Rebecca died of cholera. [Janice Mauldin Castleman; Shirley Fleming, from Whitley, Red River Settlers]
28 Jun 1860 Census, Davidson County, TN (Nashville PO): Farmer Joseph Binkley 49, born TN, with real and personal property valued at $5,200 and $4,000; farmer B. F. 23; Amanda R. 19; Almeda A. 16; Ann L. 14; Henry C. 12; Samuel L. 8; Joseph P. 4; David C. K. 3; Samuel Steele 78, born VA, a farmer. [p. 37] Joseph was Samuel's son-in-law, married to daughter Martha, who had died the previous year.
9 Oct 1864: Samuel Steele died in Davidson County. He and Martha are buried in the Binkley-Steele-Hagar Cemetery on John Hagar Road, Hermitage, TN. Edith Rucker Whitley believed his death date was 7 Mar 1864.
From Hall and Dixon, A History of Tennessee and the Tennesseans: "Samuel and Patience (Shane) Steele . . . were interested in agriculture all their lives. The father [Samuel] served in the Indian wars under General Jackson, and in his younger days gave considerable attention to the business of hunting and trapping. He died in 1864 when he was in his eighty-second year of life." [Vol. V, p. 1515]
Children of Patience Shane and Samuel Steele:
James B. Steele (c. 1806 - 1849; m. Judith Wood)
23 Jan 1840: James sold 109 acres on the east side of Stones River in District 4 to Charles M. Hall Junior. [Gloria McAbee, from Book 2, p. 362]
In his letter written on 22 Apr 1853, father Samuel stated that James had died in New Orleans on a timber selling trip. Widow Judith and her six children were enumerated in the 1850 Census in Wilson County, TN. [Gloria McAbee]
Mary "Polly" Steele (1810 - 1850; m. William Harper Wright 16 Sep 1824)
Their home farm was on New Hope Road about 3 miles east of The Hermitage. They're both buried in the family graveyard there. [Debie Oeser Cox]
Martha Buchanan Steele (9 Dec 1811 - 28 Jul 1859; m. Joseph Shackleford Binkley 18 Jul 1833)
Husband Joseph (19 Nov 1810 - 21 Aug 1887) was the son of Frederick and Adeline Shackleford Binkley.
13 Apr 1837: Along with Samuel Steel, Joseph witnessed a deed of gift from John Shane to [John and Patience's sister] Rebecca Shane. [Gloria McAbee, from Book 11, p. 114-115]
18 Sep 1850 Census, Davidson County, TN (District 4): Farmer Jos Binkley 39, born TN, with real property valued at $1,500; Martha 38, born TN; Mary 16; Benj 13; Malvina 11; Rebecca 9; Almedia 7; Ann 5; Henry 3; infant daughter 6/12. [p. 203] They were listed next to [Martha's parents] Samuel and Patience Steele.
28 Jun 1860 Census, Davidson County, TN (Nashville PO): Farmer Joseph Binkley 49, born TN, with real and personal property valued at $5,200 and $4,000; farmer B. F. 23; Amanda R. 19; Almeda A. 16; Ann L. 14; Henry C. 12; Samuel L. 8; Joseph P. 4; David C. K. 3; Samuel Steele 78, born VA, a farmer. [p. 37]
Joseph Binkley "spent his life in Davidson county. He followed farming and was a prominent and prosperous man in his community . . . Joseph and Martha B. (Steele) Binkley were married in Davison county in 1832 [sic] and they became the parents of twelve children - six sons and six daughters . . . The wife and mother [Martha] died in 1859, and in later years the father [Joseph] married Mrs. Elizabeth (Iva) Holland, a widow who had one child." [Hall and Dixon, A History of Tennessee and the Tennesseans, Vol. V, p. 1515]
Joseph and Martha are buried in the Binkley-Steele-Hagar Cemetery, Hermitage, Davidson County, TN.
Rebecca Steele (c. 1815 - ; m. Thomas J. Wood 24 Nov 1834)
John Shane & Nancy Drennan
22 May 1789: John was born in Davidson County, TN. [Smith, Jonathan Kennon Thomson, Nashville Daily American, 1876, A Genealogical Scrapbook]
2 Mar 1795: John Shehan, assignee of James Wilson, sold 40 acres in Davidson County on the south side of the Cumberland River at the forks of Mill Creek to John Deadrick and George M. Deadrick. This parcel was described as adjoining Lardner Clark's Pre-emption. Anthony Foster witnessed the deed. Proved 12 Mar 1795. [LaVelda Faull]
5 May 1795: Nancy Drennan was born in York County, SC, the daughter of Thomas S. and Annie Arnold Drennan. [Wade Drennan]
8 Feb 1808: Was he the John Shain who emancipated slave "Leven" in Davidson County, TN? Our John was only 18 that year. [Marsh, Davidson County, Tennessee Wills and Inventories, Vol. I 1783-1816, p. 163, from Will Book 4, p. 241]
John served in Captain Eli Hammond's Company of Mounted Rangers during the War of 1812, for which he was granted a pension. [Debie Oeser Cox]
17 Sep 1816: John purchased 100 acres on Cedar Lick Creek in Wilson County from [brother-in-law] Samuel Steele. [Book F, p. 103] He eventually bought more acreage on the creek, with deeds on 13 Dec 1817, 26 Jan 1818, 1827, and 25 Dec 1834. [Book F, p. 103; Wade Drennan]
18 Aug 1819: John and Nancy were married in Wilson County by Ransom Gwyn, J.P. Witness: John Alcorn. The license had been obtained on 15 Aug 1819 with Thomas Partlow as bondsman. [Whitley, Marriages of Wilson County, Tennessee 1802-1850, p. 44]
15 Oct 1835: Along with John, Thomas and Eliza, and J. F. Drennan, George W. Hewgley and Jeremiah Fisher, John gave a quit claim deed to William Drennan on a tract of land that Thomas S. Drennan had owned at his death. [Wade Drennan] Joseph F. Drennan and William Drennan were Nancy's brothers.
9 Aug 1836: He sold 65 acres on Cedar Lick Creek to Joseph F. Drennan. Witnesses: James and William Drennan. [Book F, p. 103] Witness James Drennan may have been Nancy's uncle, who did reside in Wilson County.
5 Dec 1836: When the estate of Phoebe Shane was inventoried, it contained an "account on John Shain" for $8. 15. [Gloria McAbee, from Book 11, p. 109]
13 Apr 1837: John conveyed 9 acres to "sister" Rebecca Shane on Stones River, property willed by Morris Shane to "brother" Cornelius Shane, the latter having died a minor without heirs. Witnesses: Samuel Steel and Joseph Binkley. [Gloria McAbee, from Deed Book 1, p. 245; transcription by Debie Oeser Cox on www.debieoeser.blogspot.com]
6 Sep 1850 Census, Davidson County, TN (District 6): Farmer John Shain 62, born TN, with property valued at $3,000; Nancy 53, born NC; student John H. 22; student William age 22.
I've been unable to locate John and Nancy in the 1860 Census.
25 Jul 1870 Census, Nashville, Davidson County, TN (District 4): Farmer 81, born TN; Nancy 73, born TN; Anne Yenckein 12, born NC; Catherine Shane, a black age 63. [p. 30]
"John Shane, Esquire, born May 22, 1789, died June 25, 1876; married Nancy, daughter of Thomas Drennon, Wilson Co., Tenn., Aug 15, 1819; ten children, of who, Judge William Shane, St. Paul, Minn., survived him. One son, John Shane, Jr. died as a Confederate soldier in the fighting around Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864. His father, Maurice Shane, settled on Stone River, Civil District 4, Davidson Co. and there John Shane enlisted under General Andrew Jackson's command during the War of 1812; moved to Lauderdale Co., Ala. in 1819 but moved to Wilson Co., Tenn. about 1842 and in 1846 settled on a farm where he died in Davidson County." [Smith, Jonathan Kennon Thomson, Nashville Daily American, 1876, A Genealogical Scrapbook]
11 Nov 1878: Nancy Drennan Shane died in Wilson County. She and John are buried in McMenaway Cemetery, Mount Juliet, Wilson County. On www.findagrave.com her death date is given as 26 May 1878.
Children of John and Nancy Drennan Shane:
Mary "Polly" Shane (17 Feb 1813 - )
Amanda M. Shane (18 Feb 1821 - )
Almoreen Shane (30 Jul 1822 - 22 Dec 1859)
Ebinade Shane (9 Apr 1825 - 22 Feb 1841)
Ebinade is buried at Mount Juliet, Wilson County.
Araminta "Araminty" Shane (15 Jul 1826 - 11 Dec 1859; m. Dabney Cawthorn 31 Mar 1847)
Rather than Araminta, Debie Oeser Cox believes that sister Almoreen Shane was married to Dabney Coleman.
John H. Shane (15 Feb 1828 - 22 Jul 1864)
John Shane "died as a Confederate soldier in the fighting around Atlanta, Ga., July 22, 1864." [Smith, Jonathan Kennon Thomson, Nashville Daily American, 1876, A Genealogical Scrapbook]
William Shane (1826 - 21 Feb 1902)
When his father died on 25 Jun 1876, "Judge William Shane" was reported residing in St. Paul, MN. [Smith, Jonathan Kennon Thomson, Nashville Daily American, 1876, A Genealogical Scrapbook] William is buried in Mount Juliet, Wilson County.
Ann Shane (10 Aug 1830 - 16 Jul 1858; m. Samuel Jenkins 23 Jan 1845)
Osmond Shane (15 Apr 1831 - 6 Nov 1847)
Marianna Shane (20 Dec 1834 - 30 Sep 1846)
James B. Shane & Assenith Guthrie
c. 1801: James was born in or near Goodletsville, Davidson County, TN. His middle initial may stand for Buchanan.
c. 1812: Assenith Guthrie was born in Tennessee, the daughter of Henry Guthrie (10 Dec 1833) and Nancy Anne Shackleford (8 Oct 1779).
20 Mar 1827: James Shane was listed among the purchasers at the estate sale of Charles M. Hall, deceased. [Marsh, Davidson County Wills and Inventories, Vol. 2, p. 188]
James may have been the 30-40 year old male enumerated in his mother's household in the 1830 Census.
9 Feb 1833: James and "Zenith" were married with Moses Aiken as bondsman. The bond contains James' signature. [Davidson County Marriage Record, p. 432] Why was James marrying so late? Had he actually been married previously?
17 Dec 1836: James purchased goods and 4 sheep, and received first choice of 5 sheep at the estate sale of [mother] Phoebe Shane in Davidson County. [Gloria McAbee, from Book 11, p. 114-115]
1840 Census, Bedford County, TN: James B. Shane was listed with 1 male 30-40; 1 female 5-10, 1 10-15, 1 20-30. [p. 61A] Who was the 10-15 year old female - A daughter from a first marriage; or simply a young relative or neighbor? Father Morris Shean had been cited with owing double tax on 200 acres in Bedford County on 7 Sep 1810.
3 Apr 1845: James sold Lot 2, which he held as an heir of Morris Shane, to Thomas S. Coppage for $1,200. The 60 acres was bordered on one side by Stones River. James proved the deed himself the following day. [Gloria McAbee, from Book 7, p. 380]
29 Aug 1850 Census, Davidson County, TN (Civil District 6): Farmer James B. Shain, age 49, born TN, with real property estimated at $300; Asenath 38, born TN; Ellin C. age 16; Nancy A. age 13; Mary E. age 10; Lucinda 8; Asenath A. age 6; Jos J. age 4; Martha E. 2. [p. 126/360]
1860 Census, Giles County, TN (Bodenham P.O.): Farmer James B. Shane, age 59, born TN; Azenith 48; Mary E. age 18; Azenith A. age 16; Joseph 13; Martha E. age 11; Elmira J. age 9; Francis R. age 7, a female; William R. age 5; farm laborer Alfred Phillips, age 22. They were listed only two doors from [Assenith's mother] Nancy A. Guthrie. [p. 106]
J. B. Shane is listed as purchasing property from W. B. Campbell in Giles County. [Deed Index, original located in Book AA, p. 469]
1870: N. F. Cheirs of Maury and "James T. McKissack and James H. Taylor" of Giles versus James B. Shane, indebted to their firms and a non-resident of Tennessee. "They would show that he is in possession of a parcel of land in District 18 on Shannon Fork of Sugar Creek containing 200 acres, occupant survey in name of Macajah Rackley". [White, Giles County Chancery Court, Woodruff Files A Thru G, 1830-1900, p. 70, from File Box C-3, Case 2845] Sugar Creek runs north and south along the border of Giles and Lawrence Counties. Shannon Fork runs into Giles. Was this the property owned by father Morris Shane in Bedford County?
9 Jun 1870 Census, Concord, Adams County, IL: Farmer James B. Shane, age 70, born TN; Azenith 59, born TN; Joseph J. age 22; Fanny 17. [p. 109]
24 Mar 1872: James died and was buried in Howell Cemetery, Schuyler County, IL. [Lynn Carroll on www.findagrave.com]
1 Jun 1880 Census, Locust Creek Township, Linn County, MO: Farmer William R. Shane 24, TN TN TN; mother Asenath Shane 65, a widow, TN OH OH; sister and boarder Lucinda Shane 34, TN TN TN. [p. 2]
Children of James and Assenith Guthrie Shane: There were ten named in the will of their uncle Daniel Guthrie. They were: Mary E. Phillips, Lucinda D. Burnett, Joseph H. Shane, Almira J. Ausmous, Fannie J. Jones, William R. Shane, Ellen C. Morris, Adeline Engles, Ann Hale, and Nancy Oliver. Martha E. is missing, with Adeline in her place.
Ellen C. Shane (c. 1834 - ; m. Jesse Morris 18 Jan 1859)
12 Jul 1870 Census, Wilson County, TN (District 22): Stone mason Jesse Morris aged 59, born TN, with real and personal property valued at $600 and $300 respectively; Ellen C. age 36, born TN; Mathew 9; Mary A. age 6. [p. 7/640]
Nancy Adeline Shane (c. 1837 - ; m. Joseph Engles 16 Dec 1855)
Mary Elizabeth Shane (Aug 1840 - ; m. Alfred Robert Phillips)
Husband Alfred was the son of Alfred Phillips and Mary "Polly" Massey.
1860 Census, Giles County, TN (Bodenham P.O.): Farmer James B. Shane, age 59, born TN; Azenith 48; Mary E. age 18; Azenith A. age 16; Joseph 13; Martha E. age 11; Elmira J. age 9; Francis R. age 7, a female; William R. age 5; farm laborer Alfred Phillips, age 22.
16 Jul 1870 Census, Mount Sterling, Brown County, IL: Laborer Alfred Phillips 38, born TN, with no real or personal property listed; Mary 30, born TN; Clarence 5, born TN; Mary 2, born IL. [p. 15/92]
1 Jun 1880 Census, Arcadia, Morgan County, IL (District 6): Farmer Alfred Phillips 42, TN NC NC; Mary E. age 39, TN TN TN; Clarence A. age 14, born TN; Ellen F. age 12, born IL; Luther A. age 7; Charles E. 9 months, born in September 1879; farmer and boarder Isaac Ayers, age 56, born PA. [p. 1/29]
1900 Census, Leslie, Carroll County, MO (District 16): Farmer Mary E. Phillips 59, born Aug 1840, TN TN TN, a widowed mother of 4 children, 3 living; farm laborer Charles E. 20, born Sep 1879, IL TN TN.
Lucinda D. Shane (Mar 1842 - ; m. James W. Burnett 16 Aug 1892)
Assenith Anna Shane (1844 - 1885; m. John Hale 17 Nov 1866)
Joseph J. Shane (16 Jul 1846 - 30 Jan 1902; m. Anna M. ______)
Martha E. Shane (c. 1848 - )
Almira Jane Shane (3 Aug 1850 - 24 Jan 1902; m. Joseph Brown Ausmus 14 Oct 1865)
Frances J. Shane (c. 1853 - ; m. 1st Austin D. Howell 1 Oct 1871, m. 2nd Benjamin F. Jones 26 Dec 1892)
William Robert Shane (18 Dec 1855 - 16 Mar 1930; m. Lea/Dot ______)
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