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35. Mary Jane HARMON was born on 9 April 1820 in Indiana.4,41 She died on 25 October 1855 at the age of 35.4

One source gave Mary Jane's county of birth as Rush Co. Another source gives Mary Jane's county of birth as Franklin Co IN - this is where her parents' married and seems more likely. Rush Co & Marion Co IN were not formed until 1822 and were formed out of the southern part of the Delaware New Purchase made from Indian lands in 1820.

1850 Census. Dist 7, Boone Co IN, Hh 1454
John S. Shaw, age 34, farmer, b. NY.
Mary J., age 30 - she and all the children born in Indiana.
Amanda L. 12, Emily 11, William 7, James M. 4, Sarah E., 1
Francis M. Harmon, age 15 - Mary's brother

Mary Jane HARMON and John Stearns SHAW were married on 25 August 1836 in Marion County, Indiana.6,41 John Stearns SHAW was born on 21 February 1816 in Steuben County, New York.9,41 He died on 25 January 1888 at the age of 71 in Boone County, Indiana.9

Mary Jane HARMON and John Stearns SHAW had the following children:

174

i.

Amanda L. SHAW was born in 1838 in Indiana.41

175

ii.

Emily SHAW was born in 1839 in Indiana.41

176

iii.

William SHAW was born in 1843 in Indiana.41

177

iv.

James M. SHAW was born in 1846 in Indiana.41

178

v.

Sarah E. SHAW was born in 1849 in Indiana.41