(Abt 1794-Aft 1870)
Matilda Dolly Ann SLAUGHTER
(Abt 1791-Aft 1870)
Nathan Henry WICKHAM
Jemima BASS
Frederick SHAMBLEN
Aseneth "Sena" WICKHAM
(Abt 1849-1892)


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1. Samuel FORSHEY

Nancy Jane SHAMBLEN 2

  • Born: Abt 1849, Enoch Twp, Monroe Co, OH 3
  • Marriage (1): Samuel FORSHEY on 25 Jan 1870 in Noble Co, OH 1
  • Died: 1892, Red Oak, Montgomery Co, IA about age 43 4
  • Buried: Hewitt Cem, Red Oak, Montgomery Co, IA 5

bullet  General Notes:

1860 OH CENSUS, Noble Co, Enoch Twp, Enoch P.O.: Nancy "Shamlin", 11, b. OH and her brother George, 5, b. OH were living with Jacob and Julia Douglas.
(Julia was their deceased mother's sister)

1870 OH CENSUS, Noble Co, Elk Twp: John Forshey, 58, farmer, $5500 real estate, $615 personal prop, b. OH.; Debbie A., 58, b. OH; Drisilla, 18, b. OH; Sarah 15, b. OH; Samuel, 23, farm laborer, $200 personal prop, b. OH, married Dec., Nancy, 21, b. OH, married Dec.

1880 WV CENSUS, Ritchie Co, Clay: Samuel Forshey, 33, married, farmer; wife Nancy, 31, married, could not write; dau. Rosella, 10, at home, could not read/write; dau. Debrah A., 8; dau. Mary L. 6; dau. Lillie May, 4; dau. Martha M., 2. All were b. OH and all parents were b. OH.

1885 IA CENSUS, Montgomery Co, Red Oak: Samuel Forshey, 38, b. OH; Nancy, 33, b. OH; Rosella, 18, b. OH; Deborah, 13, b. OH; Mary, 11, b. OH; Lily, 8, b. OH; Martha, 7, b. OH; Samuel, 5, b. WV; Ginevera, 1 b. WV.

HISTORY OF MILLS CO, IA, 1895: "Nancy remained in Ohio."

Samuel and Nancy are not showing on the Iowa State 1895 Census. I know that Nancy died in 1892 so that makes sense but I don't know where Samuel or Thomas are. They are probably listed under some grossly misspelled variation of the name. In 1898, Samuel dies and both he and Nancy are buried in Hewitt-South Cemetery, Red Oak, Iowa. Also listed on the headstone are Jeffie, Dolly (Ella?), Geneva and Blanche. Jeffie may have been Samuel, Jr.? Dolly may have been Ella who died at age 2 months. Thomas, also called 'Roe' or 'Law', was only a year old when his mother died and only 7 when his father died. He went and lived with and was raised by, his big sister, Deborah, and her husband. (Census of 1900.) I suspect he went to live with Deborah just after Nancy died. (Note: It appears that Montgomery Co. was not included in the 1895 IA State Census.)
Note: Nancy Shamblen was mainly raised by Wickham's. Her mother died when she was about 6. Following her father's remarriage, she and her little brother, George, went to live with Julia & Jacob Douglas. (Julia was Aseneth's sister). Nancy's brother, Thomas, went to live with his grandparents, Nathan Henry and Jemima Wickham. Julia and Jacob lived next door to, or just down the road from, Nathan and Jemima.

MONTGOMERY CO, IA, WPA: Nancy Forshey 1856-1892 - South Cem., Grant Twp. (The 1856 birth year must be wrong. Otherwise, Nancy could not have been listed as 1 in the 1850 Census.)

FIND A GRAVE - Hewitt Cem, Red Oak, Montgomery Co, IA
Samuel Forshey
Nancy his wife
(Note: It appears that Samuel's birth year may be incorrect, since he is listed as age 4 in the 1850 Census. It also appears that Nancy's birth year is incorrect.)


Nancy married Samuel FORSHEY, son of John "Jack" FORSHEY Jr. and Debby A. BURTON, on 25 Jan 1870 in Noble Co, OH.1 (Samuel FORSHEY was born in 1846 in Dexter, Monroe Co, OH,6 7 died in 1898 in Red Oak, Montgomery Co, IA 4 and was buried in Hewitt Cem, Red Oak, Montgomery Co, IA 5.)



1 Noble Co, OH Marriage Records.

2 History of Mills Co, IA - 1985 (1985).

3 1860 OH Census.

4 Montgomery Co, IA WPA.

5 Find A Grave.

6 1850 OH Census.

7 Info from Melissa Hillstrom.

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