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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 She was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.

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

A baby girl was born and died just about a month before Mary Jane died.

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

John remarried after the death of Mary Jane - to Sarah Ann Lemon, 30 Mar 1856, Boone Co IN. She was the daughter of William Lemon and Harriett Pitzer.

1860 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone Co, IN, Hh 1065
John S. Shaw, 44, Farmer, b. NY
Sarah, 25, b. IN
Amanda, 23
William N. 17
James M. 14
Sarah 11
Emeline, age 6 (last living child born to Mary Jane Harmon)

1870 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone Co, IN, Hh 311
John S. Shaw, 54, property worth $13,800, b. NY
Sarah A., 35, b. IN
James M., 24
Emeline, 15. Laura 10. Emma L. 4. Ada E. 2.

1880 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone Co, IN, Hh 42
John S. Shaw, 64, retired farmer
Sarah A., 45, wife
Laura J., 20, dau
Emery L., 14, son - I thought it odd in 1870, that another daughter was named Emma - so close to the name Emeline. Obviously the 4-year-old Emma was Emery, a male.
Addie E., 12, dau
Oliver H., 9, son
Albert L., 7, son
Carrie, 2, dau

Children (several died young, buried Salem Cemetery in Zionsville) born to John Shaw and Sarah Lemon were:
John Wesley (28 Feb 1858- 8 Aug 1858) Note: the stone is broken where his age was - I doubt that John and Louisa were born this close together. Perhaps he was born in 1857.
Louisa (31 Aug 1858- 7 Sep 1859)
Laura Jane (10 Jan 1860 - 1939)
Harrison (29 Sep 1861 - 6 Oct 1862)
Luther Taylor (29 Aug 1863 - 3 Oct 1864)
Emery L., b. 1866
Ada E., b. 1868
Oliver H., b. 1871
Albert L., b. 1873
Zara S. (29 Aug 1875 - 3 Sep 1877) - a son
Carrie (19 Dec 1877 - 22 Aug 1929) - married Jesse Sheets; shares a stone with Laura, Salem Cemetery

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

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Amanda Lavina SHAW was born on 9 July 1837 in Indiana.41 She died on 28 March 1913 at the age of 75 in Boone County, Indiana.

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Emily SHAW was born on 22 October 1838 in Indiana.41 She died on 21 January 1865 at the age of 26 in Eagle Township, Boone County, Indiana.

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William Nelson SHAW was born on 2 September 1842 in Indiana.41 He died on 12 July 1917 at the age of 74 in Eagle Township, Boone County, Indiana.

1870 Census. Eagle Twp, Boone, In, Hh 312 [right after his father]
William M. Shaw, 27. Martha A. 24
Emma B., 7. John F., 4. Jessie E., (female), Charles, 6 months.

Married Martha Magdalene Boston in 1863 in Hamilton County, Indiana. She died on April 29, 1863.
He then married Martha Ann Markland on Oct. 13, 1864.

Buried Mounts Runn Bapt Cemetery, Whitestown, Boone, IN

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James Marion SHAW was born on 4 January 1846 in Indiana.41 He died on 21 September 1915 at the age of 69 in Union City, Boone County, Indiana. He was buried in Salem Cemetery, Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana.

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Sarah Elizabeth SHAW was born on 7 November 1848 in Indiana.41 She died on 24 October 1912 at the age of 63 in Boone County, Indiana.

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Emmeline SHAW was born on 18 September 1853 in Eagle Township, Boone County, Indiana. She died on 30 December 1925 at the age of 72 in Zionsville, Boone County, Indiana. She was buried in Zionsville Cemetery, Eagle, Boone County, Indiana.

Married John Alexander Schofield (1852-1912)

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[Daughter] SHAW was born on 24 September 1855. She died on 24 September 1855 at the age of 0.