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1. Christopher Hunter (“Chris”) Shays: b. 18 Oct 1945 Stamford, Fairfield Co., CT; U.S. Representative from CT (R)

[New York Times, 15 Jun 1968: “Rye, N.Y., June 15—Miss Elizabeth Perry de Raismes was married here this afternoon in the Presbyterian Church to Christopher Hunter Shays, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thurston Crane Shays of Darien, Conn….The bridegroom’s father is an account executive for Metropolitan Sunday Newspapers in New York…”]

 

2. Thurston Crane Shays: b. 28 Oct 1910 St. Louis, MO; d. 20 Mar 1995 Darien, Fairfield Co., CT [#5408]  [SSN 090-09-4391, issued NY bef. 1951]

3. Margaret “Peggy” Oliver: b. 4 May 1912 Philadelphia, PA

[entry concerning #6 (including the marriage of #s 2 and 3 and their children through 1942) in Frederick Adams Virkus, The Compendium of American Genealogy, vol. 7 (Baltimore, 1942), p. 327 (a work to be used with caution, particularly in earlier generations)]

[http://biblewise.com/archives/2006/march/teen_time/guest/guest_month.htm]

 

4. Edwin Bliss Shays: b. 20 Nov 1874 Chicago, Cook Co., IL; d. 25 Jun 1952 New York, NY; m. c1906/7  [WWI draft registration card]

[New York Times, 27 Jun 1952: “Shays—Edwin Bliss…age 78, suddenly, June 26, 1952, at United Hospital beloved husband of Lillian Dorn and father of Mrs. John Hade of New York City, Mrs. Edward Hake of Perkiomenville, Pa., and Thurston Crane Shays of Dariene[sic], Conn., and brother of Mrs. Hector Lennington of Dallas, Tex…”]

5. Lillian C. Dorn: b. 10 Aug 1884/6 New York, NY

6. L(eon) Stauffer Oliver: b. 29 Nov 1879 Philadelphia, PA; d. 3 Mar 1966 (last residence Philadelphia, PA); m. (1st) 22 May 1909  [SSN 164-14-8619]

[thumbnail link to photo at http://www.gettyimages.com/search/search.aspx?mlt=50499179#]

[in Who Was Who in America, vol. 4]

7. Margaret Hunter Scott: b. 5 Aug 1879 Scotland; d. 16 Mar 1930

[see biographical sketch at http://www.rosevalleymuseum.org/artistspost1911.html]

 

8. Frederick Crane Shays: b. May 1843/5 OH; m. 31 Dec 1872 Allen Co., KS

http://www.illian.org/places/FamilySheets/d0310/F140298.html#I372711

9. Mary Ada Gray: b. Nov 1853 IL

12. Jesse Hughes Oliver, D.D.S.: b. Dec 1845 NJ; d. 1933; m. 1876

13. Fannie Cora Meyers: b. Nov 1843/7 PA; d. 1929

 

16. John William Shays: b. c1817/18 MA; m. 4 Mar 1844 Cincinnati, OH

[Davenport Gazette (Davenport, Scott Co., IA), 28 Mar 1844: “In Cincinnati, on the 4th inst., by Rev. Dr. H. P. Gatchell, Mr. John W. Shays to Miss Susan T., daughter of Thurston Crane, Esq.” (http://www.iowaoldpress.com/IA/Scott/1844/MAR.html; also at http://www.celticcousins.net/scott/1844clip.htm)]

17. Susan T[hane] Crane: b. c1826/7 OH; d. c 30 Jul 1906 Chicago, Cook Co., IL

[Chicago Daily Tribune, 31 Jul 1906: “Sue T. Shays, at her residence…Chicago, wife of John W. Shays and daughter of the late Thurston Crane of Cincinnati, O…”]  {apparently in F. C. Johnson, Rev. Jacob Johnson of Wallingford, Ct. (Wilkes-Barre, 1904), p. 36}

18. Horatio N. Gray: b. Mar 1824/5 PA [m. 31 Dec 1849 Delmar, Tioga Co., PA]

19. Zilpha Wetherbee: b. c1821 PA; d. between 1880 and 1900

http://awt.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=dvmansur&id=I5837 (includes descent from, among others, Thomas Trowbridge [RD600 p. 551 (descent from Hugh Capet of France)]

24. Zia Oliver: b. c1807/9 England; d. 1877; m. 1828

25. Mary Hughes: b. c1804/9 NJ; d. 1877

 

34. Thurston Crane: b. c1795/6 MA; m. 25 May 1820 Hamilton Co., OH

35. Anna Owens:

50. Jesse Hughes: b. 1770; “of Cape May”; d. 1845; n. 1796

51. Hannah Edmunds: d. 1825

 

100. Jesse Hughes: d. 1798; m. 1763

[Cape May 197]

101. Mary ___:

 

200. Ellis Hughes: b. c1708 Cape May, NJ; d. 1752 Cape May

201. Hannah Whilldin: b. c1719 Cape May; d. 1762

[Cape May 197]

 

400. Constant Hughes:

401. ___ Matthews:

402. Joseph Whilldin: b. c1690; d. 18 Mar 1748 Cape May, NJ; m. (1st)

[Cape May 100]

403. Mary Wilmon: b. 1689; d. 8 Apr 1743 Cape May

 

804. Joseph Wheldon/Whilldin: b. c1660 Yarmouth, MA; d. c1727 Cape May, NJ

805. Hannah Gorham: b. 28 Nov 1663 Barnstable, MA; d. c1728 Cape May

[Cape May 98]

 

1610. Capt. John Gorham: bur. 5 Feb 1675/6 Swansea, MA

1611. Desire Howland: b. c1625 Plymouth, MA; d. 13 Oct 1683 Barnstable, MA

 

3222. John Howland: b. c1592; Mayflower passenger; d. 23 Feb 1672/3 Plymouth, MA

3223. Elizabeth Tilley: bp. 30 Aug 1607 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England; Mayflower passenger; d. 22 Dec 1687 Swansea, MA

 

6446. John Tilley: bp. 19 Dec 1571 Henlow, Bedfordshire, England; Mayflower passenger; d. 1620/1 Plymouth, MA; m. 20 Sep 1596 Henlow

6447. Joan (Hurst) Rogers: Mayflower passenger; d. 1620/1 Plymouth

 

 

Cape May: Mayflower Descendants in Cape May County (1920).

 

 

1930 – Elkins Park, Cheltenham Twp., Montgomery Co., PA, e.d. 27, sheet 18a

Shays, Edwin B.           Head    M W 53 M 30 IL OH IL  Sales Manager Leather Co.

___, Lillian C.               Wife     F W 46 M 23   NY NY NY

___, Adelaide               Dau      F W 23 S         MO IL NY

___, Celeste                 Dau      F W 20 S         MO IL NY

___, Thurston               Son      M W 19 S        MO IL NY

 

1910 – 32nd Ward, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, e.d. 1388, sheet 4b

Chamberlin, Hosea A.  Head    M W 52 M1 32           NY NY NY  Window Shade Maker

___, Clara P.                Wife     F W 48 M1 32 4 3       OH PA PA

___, Philip                    Son      M W 21 S                    PA NY OH  Machinist Steel Co.

___, Albert                   Son      M W 18 S                    IL NY OH  Clerk Electric Co.

___, Russell                  Son      M W 16 S                    IL NY OH

Gray, Horatio N.          F-i-L    M W 84 Wd                PA PA NY  Carpenter Contractor

 

1900 – South Haven Twp., Van Buren Co., MI, e.d. 152, sheets 8b-9a

Shays, Frederick          Head    W M May 1843 57 M 26        IA MA OH  Commercial --- Steel

Shays, Mary                 Wife     W F Nov 1853 46 M 26 4 4    IL PA PA

___, Mable                  Dau      W F Apr 1881 19 S                 IL MA[sic] IL

___, Edwin B.              Son      W M Nov 1874 25 S               IL MA IL  Commercial --- leather

 

1900 – 31st Ward, Chicago, Cook Co., IL, e.d. 965, sheet 11b

Chamberlain, Hosea     Head    W M Mar 1858 42 M 18         OH VT VT  Window Shade Mnfc

___, Clara                    Wife     W F Mar 1859 41 M 18 4 4    OH CT CT

___, Clover                  Dau      W F May 1883 17 S                KS OH OH

___, Philip                    Son      W M Dec 1886 13 S               IL OH OH

___, Albert                   Son      W M Jun 1889 11 S                 IL OH OH

___, Russell                  Son      W M Aug 1893 6 S                 IL OH OH

Gray, Horatio               F-i-L    W M Mar 1824 76 Wd 50       CT CT CT  Carpenter contractor

 

1900 – 32nd Ward, Philadelphia, PA, e.d. 812, sheet 6a

Oliver, Jesse H.            Head    W M Dec 1845 54 M 24         NJ Eng NJ  Dentist

___, Fannie C.             Wife     W F Nov 1847 52 M 24 2 2    PA Ger Ger

___, Mabel C.              Dau      W F Dec 1877 22 S                 PA NJ PA

___, L. Stauffer            Son      W M Nov 1879 20 S               PA NJ PA  Student U of Pa

(1 boarder, 1 servant)

 

1880 – Humboldt, Allen Co., KS, e.d. 7, sheet 8 (p. 69d)

Gray, Horacio N.         W M 55           Husb    Carpenter         PA MA MA

           Zelpha              W F 59            Wife                             PA NH NH

           Clara P.            W F 21            Dau                              OH PA PA

           Hattie A.          W F 17            Dau                              OH PA PA

 

1880 – Philadelphia, PA, e.d. 319, sheet 8 (p. 376d)

Oliver, J. Hughes          W M 34                       Dentist              NJ Eng NJ

___, Fannie C.             W F 36            Wife                             PA Ger Ger

___, Clara F.                W F 11            Dau                              PA NJ PA

___, Mabel C.              W F 2              Dau                              PA NJ PA

___, L. Stauffer            W M 3/12 Mar Son                             PA NJ PA

 

1870 – Lower Twp., Cape May Co., NJ, p. 32 (82b)

Oliver, Zia                    60 M W           Teamster          1000    100      England

            Mary                60 F W                                                            NJ

 

1860 – 11th Ward, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, p. 282

John W. Shays             43 M    Pork merchant              15000  10000  MA

Susan T.                      34 F                                                                 OH

Frederic C.                  15 M                                                                OH

Francis C.                   12 F                                                                 OH

Anna M.                      10 F                                                                 OH

Mary E.                       8 F                                                                   OH

John                            6 M                                                                  OH

(3 servants)

 

1860 – Lower Twp., Cape May Co., NJ, p. 171 (172)

Z. Oliver                       52 M    Farmer                                     800      England

Mary                           55 F                                                                 NJ

Anna                           17 F                                                                 NJ

Jesse                           15 M                                                                NJ

Martha                        13 F                                                                 NJ

David                          12 M                                                                NJ

 

1860 – Painesville Twp., Lake Co., OH, p. 42

Horatio N. Gray           35 M    Lumberman                              500      PA

Zilba                            39 F                                                                 PA

Mary                           5 F                                                                   IL

Clara                           1 F                                                                   OH

 

1850 – 7th Ward, Cincinnati, Hamilton Co., OH, p. 212

John W. Shays             32 M    Pork Merchant             1000    MA

Susan T.                      23 F                                                     OH

Frederick                    5 M                                                      OH

Caroline F.                  3 F                                                       OH

Ann M.                       1 F                                                       OH

James C. Crane            22 M    Clerk                                        OH

Mary E.                       16 F                                                     OH

Thurston                      54 M    Merchant                                  MA

Eliza Opman                 20 F                                                     Germany

 

1850 – Wellsboro, Tioga Co., PA, p. 395 (197a)

Horatio N. Gray           25 M    Wagon Maker              800      PA

Zilpha                           28 F                                                     PA

David Maher                24 M    Laborer                                    Ireland