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Looking for Descendants of Lawrence Shook or Soloman Shook, Sr.

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Re: Looking for Descendants of Lawrence Shook or Soloman Shook, Sr.

Posted: 1315339941000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1315432441000
Surnames: Shook, Close, Chance, Boucher, Noel

FIRST) PART A.This Samuel Shook was Jonas Shook Sr.- son. Then the information would be correct. Proved out by Earl Close family and put into DAR. One day will be kicked out because Lawrence was English or a loyist after 1770 naturalization. He may have filed donations to the American troops, but truth be told, the colonist came and rode their horses through their crops, and destroyed them. eg. Same thing happened in Civil War for Confederate families. They claimed, they were Union to get money for goods or property destroyed. Some were rejected and some went through.

If you check out archive, database, marriages. There are eleven (11) different marriages for Samuel Shook that took place in Illinois counties. This one didn't happen in Illinois as well as other Samuel Shook's that married outside the state of Illinois.

SECOND: 1) Lawrence Shook 2) Solomon Shook 3) Samuel Shook married Sarah Chance 17 Feb 1807 in St.Clair Co, Territory of Indiana. 4) Amos Shook or his brother, Absolem of Marion Co, IL. Both born at New Athens(Silver Creek), St.Clair Co, TERRITORY OF INDIANA OR ILLINOIS then family moved to Walnut Hill, Marion Co, IL. Their aunt was Margaret Rachel Boucher, wife of John Boucher, found in FATHER,Samuel Shook's will. 5) my ancestors lines. I have books of documents trying to put on for everyone to share. To help them to understand these different Shook lines better. They continue to confuss up by repeating the same family names over and over, have multitude of children.

THIRD PART: Stop trying to hammer the puzzle pieces in to fit your genealogy. Elizabeth Noel was married to Daniel Shook, not his father, Lawrence. This was Solomon Shook's sister-in-law. Check court records at Courthouse at Waterloo, Monroe Co, IL. Do not enter anything on your lines until you have checked out new information. When you copy just to have something on your line, you don't have the true line and will reach the wrong solutions. You will
be confussing others that really want to find where their ancestors come. Putting the wrong information out there, copy cat's pick up something, new, quickly and it spreads like a wild fire. It destroys more than doing it right in
the first place. Take the time to question people, what is your proof before entering your information. Use common sense.

FOURTH PART: Lawrence Shook did not get married after he had most of his children in Shookville, Frederick Co, Maryland recorded as place of residence on naturalization documents in Lancaster, Penn. in 1770. He hadn't moved to Hardy Co, Virginia by then. What a miracle to live in Maryland and have your children in Virginia or another state.

FIFTH PART: Virginia wasn't called West Virginia till Civil War (1861 - 1865). Study your history people!
Our Shooks had left the area long time before this, 1796 & 1797. Other family members took care of place while they were gone and bought their lands later when they could afford it; they just had to pay taxes on land. They didn't like paying a tax to Lord Thomas Fairfax as a tenant, the English across the Ocean, and church taxes. Maybe another, tax, I forgot about by now. It wasn't like back home across the ocean. In North America,they knew other people were not paying all these other taxes, and they wanted the full share of their profits to feed and take care of their families, and pay the bills.

Genealogy is fun and exciting. It takes you on a journey that you couldn't have believed when you started. That is, when you get the right puzzle pieces put together, and your sibblings don't come by the table destroying what you have done. What an accomplishment when you have put a piece into the puzzle that everyone tried to fit before you, but you did it. eg. Sections of a beach sceen puzzle are reflective of each of us doing a section of nature: Sky, water, beaches, people on the beaches, trees, etc. How enjoyable to sit and look at everyone's share in the whole part of the puzzle, and to be able to say to your grandchildren, "You did well!"

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