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HANCOCK COUNTY, ILLINOIS
|Jemima Brown was born July 24, 1828, in Ohio. She married Henry Hartman (born about 1818 in Pennsylvania), probably in Ohio and probably in the late 1840s, based on the birth location and date of their first child.
By the summer of 1850 Henry and Jemima were living in Mount Pleasant, Center Township, Henry County, Iowa. Also living in Center Township was Jemima's sister, Electa, with her husband James Madison Shields, and Mary Brown (age 56, born in Pennsylvania), presumably Jemima and Electa's mother. James was, in fact, counted in both households in the 1850 Federal Census.
Both Henry Hartman and J. M. Shields were listed in the 1859-60 Directory for Henry County, Iowa, published by Watson Brown out of Burlington. And both couples were enumerated in Center Township in the 1860 Federal Census of Iowa.
The children of Henry and Jemima were:
Henry Hartman apparently died between 1864 and 1866. Electa Brown Shields died in 1861 and James had subsequently remarried; it is thought that the latter marriage may have ended in divorce.
In 1866 James brought several of his children, Jemima and at least three of her children to Fountain Green Township, Hancock County, Illinois. The 1870 census recorded the following residents of the Shields home: James and his children, John, Lyman, Lizzie; married son Henry and Henry's wife Isabella Roberts Shields; Jemima [Hartman]; Mary, Scott and Willie [Hartman].
McDonough County marriage license #264 was issued to James M. Shields, 61, and Mrs. Jemima Hartman, 40, both of "Handcock Township, Handcock County", Illinois, on November 10, 1874. They were married on the same day at Colchester, by T. J. Bowman, Justice of the Peace. Accompanying the license was an affidavit signed by James M. Shields, stating that he was over the age of 21 years and that Jemima was over the age of 18. Marriage Documents
At the time of the 1880 Federal Census for Illinois, the household included: James "A" and Jemima, Lyman, Elisabeth [Lizzie], Ida, all with the surname "Sheilds", and Willard "Heartman".
James Madison Shields died September 27, 1892. Jemima Brown Hartman Shields died June 3, 1903. Both were buried at Majorville Cemetery, Hancock County, Illinois.
enumerated August 27, 1850, dwelling #293
Henry Heartman, 32, male, farmer, born PA
enumerated June 26, 1860, dwelling #1223
H Hartman, 41, male, farmer, value of real estate 500, value of personal estate 900, born PA
enumerated June 6, 1870, dwelling #147
Note: bracketed information is for clarification; it was not
shown on the original census form.
Shields, James, 57, male, white, farmer, value of real estate 5000, value of personal estate 2000, born OH, father foreign born, male citizen of the U.S. aged 21 or more
enumerated June 11, 1880, dwelling #78
Sheilds, James A [sic], white, male, 61, married, farmer, born OH, both parents born Ireland
enumerated June 20, 1900, dwelling #153
Siple, George W, head, white, male, Nov 1857, 42, married for 15 years, born IL, father born Germany, mother born VA, farmer, months not employed - 0, could read, write and speak English, owned his farm home free of mortgage, farm schedule 133
Lizzie B, wife, white, female, Aug 1859, 40, married for 15 years; mother of 5 children, 4 living; born IA, both parents born OH, could read, write and speak English
Lester P, son, white, male, Mar 1887, 12, single, born IL, father born IL, mother born IA, at school for 5 months, could read, write and speak English
Bertha E, daughter, white, female, June 1888, 11, single, single, born IL, father born IL, mother born IA, at school for 7 months, could read, write and speak English
Isam E, son, white, male, Mar 1894, 6, single, born IL, father born IL, mother born IA, at school for 2 months, could read, write and speak English
Martha F, daughter, white, female, Aug 1896, 3, single, born IL, father born IL, mother born IA
Eliza A, mother, white, female, Mar 1823, 77, widow; mother of 1 child, living; born VA, both parents born VA, could read, write and speak English
Shields, Jemima, mother-in-law, white, female, July 1828, 71, widow; mother of 1 child [error], living; born OH, both parents born OH, could read, write and speak English