DATES: John was born ca 1764 in Virginia. He died 7 Mar 1837 in Wayne County, Ohio.
MARRIAGES: Based on the birth of John’s children, he married his first wife about about 1793. The location would have probably been in Virginia. This Unknown spouse would have died between 1811 and 1819. John married Mehetable Crofoot Murdock in 21 Mar 1820 in Wayne County. Mehetable is NOT the mother of John’s children. However, she is the mother of Elizabeth Murdock who married John’s son James. Another daughter Sibbel married James Huff who is mentioned as a son-in-law in conjunction with John’s will.
HISTORY: John was probably born in Virginia, possibly in a county that later became part of West Virginia. He enter the Ohio territory about 1805 and by 1810 farmed around Lake Fork in Wayne Co. OH until his death in 1837. (The area where John farmed and owned a sawmill became a part of Ashland Co. when it was formed from Wayne Co. in 1846.) John and his family ultimately settled along the Jerome Fork of the Jerome River in Mohican Township, Wayne County. John Shinabarger is buried at the Mount Zion Cemetery in Lucas, Richland County, Ohio. This cemetery and adjacent church is about 15 miles from John’s farm. It is suspected that his first wife is also buried there.
Mehetable Crowfoot Murdock Shinabarger died 2 Nov 1849. Mehetable is buried in the Attica Venice Township Joint Cemetery in Attica, Venice Township, Seneca County, Ohio. It is unknown why Mehetable was in this area.
CHILDREN of John Shinabarger and UNKNOWN spouse:
- Jacob Shinabarger born ca. 1794.
- Susanna Shinabarger born ca. 1797.
- John H. Shinabarger born 1 April 1799.
- James S. Shinabarger born 24 August 1801.
- Mary Catherine Shinabarger born ca. 1805.
- Joseph C. Shinabarger born 2 April 1808.
- Nancy Shinabarger born May 1810.
- Rebecca Shinabarger born 2 January 1811.