52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks #36 – Ann Jane Shaw

Ann Jane Shaw Jean was my 3rd great-grandmother. She was the daughter of William Shaw and Sarah Job. Someone has listed her birth date as January 3, 1766 probably in Guilford County, North Carolina; I haven’t seen documentation to support that date or location but there was probably a family Bible record from which someone recorded that date.

Based on the birth date and location of their first child, Ann Shaw and John Jean were likely married about 1817 in Lincoln County, Tennessee. I have not seen a marriage record and I have not not seen where any other descendant has reported a marriage date.

The children born to John and Ann Jane were: William Edmond (1820), Francis Marion (1821), Jesse Jean (1825), Martha Ann Jean (1826) [my 2nd great-grandmother], John Wesley Jean (1828), Sarah Jean (1830) [1st wife of my 2nd great-grandfather], David C. Jean (1831), Thomas Asbury Jean (1836), Wiley H. Jean, 1837), and Elizabeth A. Jean (1842). An unnamed daughter apparently died in 1823 and two other infants in 1832 and 1834.

Little is known of her life other than the names of her children. She died about 1845 prior to the time names were listed in census records; women, of course, rarely left a paper trail since all property was owned and taxes paid by their husbands. Her burial location is also unknown.


This blog was prepared as a part of Amy Johnson Crow’s  No Story Too Small 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge.


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