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

Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN


Family Links

1. Manley GILPIN

2. George C. ASKERN
3. John P. McDONALD

Elizabeth Ann "Eliza" SHAMBLEN 3

  • Born: 26 Jun 1846, Enoch Twp, Monroe Co, OH 4
  • Marriage (1): Manley GILPIN on 21 Feb 1866 in Noble Co, OH 1
  • Marriage (2): George C. ASKERN on 26 Mar 1881 in Glenwood, Mills Co, IA 2
  • Marriage (3): John P. McDONALD on 17 Sep 1893
  • Died: 24 May 1942, Minnehaha Co, SD at age 95 5
  • Buried: Glenwood Cem, Glenwood, Mills Co, IA 4

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1860 OH CENSUS, Noble Co, Stock Twp:
Eliza "Bates", 8, b. OH, did not attend school.
(She was listed after Elizabeth Bates, 1, b. OH. All the other older Bates children attended school.)
She was living with the Joseph & Milley Bates family.
(Note: A story by Bess H. Barnett on states that Bess' grandmother, Eliza Shamblen, lived with the Joe Bates family.)

OH MARRIAGES, 1800-1958:
Name: Manley Gilpin
Spouse's Name: Eliza "Shamlin"
Event Date: 21 Feb 1866
Event Place: Noble, Ohio

1870 OH CENSUS, Morgan Co, Windsor Twp: "Manly Gilpen", 24, farmer, b. OH; Elizabeth, 23, b. OH; Nancy R., 2, b. OH; Elmira, 1, b. OH.

HISTORY OF MILLS CO, IA, 1895: "Elizabeth first married "Manley Gilpin" in OH and later George Askern in Glenwood. She came to Glenwood in 1876, David Barnett was her grandson."

1880 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, Glenwood Twp: Eliza "Gilpen", 30, wd, keeping house. b. OH; dau. Lillie, 15, b. OH; dau. Elmira, 10, b. OH; son Willie, 5, b. IA. Parents of all were b. OH.
(Note: Bess H. Barnett makes no mention of a son Willie in her story of Eliza Shamblen's life.)

MILLS CO, IA MARRIAGE RECORD: George "Askum", 23, married Eliza Gilpen, 31, March 26, 1881 by Abraham Jackson, JP. George's occupation was a common laborer. Parents of George and Eliza were listed. 2nd marriage for Eliza.

MILLS CO., IA MARRIAGE RECORDS: John P. McDonald, 46, m. Eliza Shamblin, 45, Sept 17, 1893 at A. Barnett residence in West Oak Twp by E. Starbuck.

1895 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, 1st Ward: Eliza McDonald, 45, b. OH; Oscar Askern, 13, b. IA.

1900 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, Glenwood city: Eliza McDonald, June 1847, 52, wd, 5 children, 4 living, b. OH, parents b. OH; son James W. Owl(?), Mar 1889, 12, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. OH, day laborer; son Oscar W. Askern, Feb. 1882, 18, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. OH, day laborer.

1905 IA STATE CENSUS, Mills Co, Glenwood: Eliza McDonald; Oscar Askern

1910 IA CENSUS, Fremont Co, Tabor town: Oscar W. "Asker", 27, 1st marriage, married 1 yr, b. IA, father b. IA, mother b. OH, sexton, cemetery; mother Eliza "Asker", 61, 3rd marriage, married 0(?) yrs, 5 children, 4 living, b. OH, parents b. OH, laundress, home laundry.

1925 IA STATE CENSUS, Mills Co, Emerson town: Eliza "Askerns", 79, widow, 4th grade education, b. OH, father: Frederick Shamblen who was b. OH age 90, mother: Cenia(?) Wickham who was b. OH age 30 and married OH, Holiness church; Besse Barnett, 27, single, 4 yrs. college, b. IA, father: A. J. Barnett who was b. IN, mother: Myra Lucy who was b. OH, Baptist

1930 IA CENSUS, Mills Co, Glenwood city: Eliza A. Askern, 83, wd, b. OH, parents b. OH. Listed next to Myra Trey and Bessie Barnett on census.

SD DEATH INDEX, 1905-1955: Eliza Askern died May 24, 1942 in Minnehaha Co.

MILLS CO, IA WPA, Glenwood Cemetery: Eliza Askern 1846 - 1942 Section 13, row 10

FIND A GRAVE - Glenwood Cemetery, Mills Co, IA
Eliza Askern



Elizabeth married Manley GILPIN, son of Matthew GILPIN and Rosanna BARNHART, on 21 Feb 1866 in Noble Co, OH.1 (Manley GILPIN was born on 4 Mar 1845 in Washington Co, OH,6 died on 2 Aug 1923 in Liberty Twp, Ross Co, OH 6 and was buried on 4 Aug 1923 in Greenlawn Cem, Concord Twp, Ross Co, OH 6.)


Elizabeth next married George C. ASKERN, son of William ASKERN and Katie NEWMAN, on 26 Mar 1881 in Glenwood, Mills Co, IA.2 (George C. ASKERN was born in Aug 1855 in Marion Co, IA 2 and died after 1920 in probably IA 7.)


Elizabeth next married John P. McDONALD on 17 Sep 1893. (John P. McDONALD was born in Feb 1846 in WI,8 died on 23 Mar 1913 in Glenwood, Mills Co, IA 9 and was buried on 25 Mar 1913 in West Liberty Cem, Pacific Junction, Oak Twp, Mills Co, IA 9.)



1 OH Marriages, 1800-1958.

2 Mills Co, IA Marriages.

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

4 Mills Co, IA WPA Graves Registration.

5 SD Death Index, 1905-1955.

6 Death Certificate of Manley Gilpin.

7 1920 IA Census.

8 1900 IA Census.

9 Find A Grave.

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