SHASTEEN GENEALOGY
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  Updated Jul 2008
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SHASTEENS IN HENRY &
D
EFIANCE COUNTIES, OHIO

Much of this information is courtesy of the fine folks at the Henry County Ohio Genealogical Society www.henrycountyohiogenealogy.org They have some excellent database information readily available on the web and are easily at this point the best county site I have encountered! Also contributing sources were the Defiance Public Library.
 
This section covers the two brothers Edward and William who moved on to the Henry & Defiance (& Williams) Counties area circa 1825-1830.

Key Shasteen Locations in NW Ohio

HENRY COUNTY was formed April 1, 1820, from old Indian territory and named from Patrick Henry
WILLIAMS COUNTY
was formed from old Indian Territory, April 1, 1820, and organized in April, 1824.
     It was much reduced in 1845 by the formation of Defiance, to which the townships of Defiance,
     Delaware, Farmer, Hicksville, Milford, Tiffin and Washington were given
DEFIANCE COUNTY was formed March 4, 1845 from Williams, Henry and Paulding, and named from Fort Defiance. 
 

Edmund & William Shasteen Initial land purchases in NW Ohio


Note that Edmund is in Henry Co. and William is in Williams Co. which is northwest of Defiance Co. A key point is the deeds were dated 1835 under the authority of  an Act of Congress of April 24, 1820 which is not the date of payment.
I have requested chain of title information from a very nice lady at the Defiance County Courthouse (May 2008) and expect to have sufficient information to clarify lineage of Edmund and William.

    Edmund Shasteen Land 1 Edmund Shasteen of Henry County Ohio purchase of 40 acres dated 7 Oct 1835 "the south east quarter of the north east quarter of section twenty one in township five north of range five east in the district of lands subject to sale at Wapaukonetta Ohion containing forty acres."  [This is Adams Twp, NE corner of county, directly west of Napoleon Twp]
   Edmund Shasteen Land 2 Edmund Shasteen of Henry County Ohio purchase of 40 acres dated 7 Oct 1835 "the south west quarter of the north west quarter of section twenty two in township five north of range five east in the district of lands subject to sale at Wapaukonetta Ohio containing 40 acres." [This is Adams Twp, NE corner of county]

   William ShaNteen Land  - Williams Shanteen of Williams County [Note that part of Defiance Co came from Williams Co. Feb 1826- Mar 1845] purchase of 40 acres dated 8 Oct 1835, "the south east quarter of the north east quarter of section eight in Township four north of range five east in the district of land subject to sale at Piqua Ohio containing forty acres." [This is Richland Twp, East border Central township of county, southwest from Napoleon Twp.]
 

Edmund & William Shasteen Land in NW Ohio and where Descendants are Buried



Supporting Word File for Key Shasteen Locations in NW Ohio

 

Shasteen, James The "unplaced"


Per his obituary he was born 2 Mar 1815 in Rockbridge Co., VA and died 29 Dec 1887 in Napoleon, Defiance Co., OH and was buried in U.B. (probably United Brethren) Gilson cemetery
.

County history states "James Shasteen - son of James and Frances Shasteen, was born in Virginia in 1815" however, Frances has yet to be found.  Per his obit "...came to Richland township, now in Defiance county, and settled near the hamlet of Independence in the year 1826. Per info from the Defiance County Genealogical Society "James Shasteen settled in Pleasant Township between 1837 and 1844. He was the first Justice of the Peace in that township."

Perhaps he is the son of:

   William Shasteen and his unknown wife who came to Defiance County with Edmund?

      He had no younger males listed in census records with his family.

   Edmund Shasteen and his wife Susana Whitten?

      Not likely, as he already has a son James Madison Shasteen.

   More likely, it is one of the following.

   James Shasteen and posited wife Martha from Ross County?

      There is already a James in that household. Could Martha not be the wife of James?

   John Shasteen and Hannah Whitten (m1 1815) or (probable m2 1821) Susan Campbell from Ross County?

      There were two potential males in that household in the appropriate age group.


Will Papers Page 1  - Application for Letters of Administration - Lists children as James A Shasteen, Mary A. Stout, H [Harvey]. A. Shasteen son, Phebe Minsel, Frank C A Shasteen. Bond by Mary A. Shasteen [wife] and Henry Snyder signed by Frank Shasteen [Note a Henry Snider was living in 1850 household] Probate papers Page 2 Gives death as 29 Dec 1887 - Will dated 6 Jan 1887 - Page 3 - Page 4 - Page 5 - Page 6 - Page 7
 

Obituary dated Jan 2 1888 - Additional information: Settled near the hamlet of Independence in the year 1826 (and assumably moved to Pleasant 1837-1844). Purchased from the State the east half of the south-east quarter of section 10, Napoleon township, upon which he settled...lying immediately adjoining the corporation of Napoleon.
 

1890 Defiance County

LINK between Defiance County Richland Township, Ottawa County, and Circleville Ohio, Ross County.
1890 Defiance County Atlas - Shasteen and Son, Merchants, Jewell, Richland Township, Defiance County, Ohio.
Shows nativity in Circleville Ohio as 1862 and Ottawa County as 1874.
Atlas Defiance County Ohio, Griffing, Gordon & Co. 1890
Cover - 21 Independence - 25 Jewell Sam Shasteen & G Shasteen Store - 29 Defiance Township -
49 Richland Township - 63 Adams Township - 65 State of Ohio  - 68 Shasteen and Son Nativity


Not sure of the connection yet. Don't know who the owners were of Shasteen and Son, Merchants. Have not yet found anything for them in Ottawa County or Circleville. But another indication of a connection!
Nothing in the 1875 Atlas of Ross County, nor the 1871 Atlas of Pickaway County, nor the 1900 Atlas of Ottawa County.

Oct 5, 1855 Henry County Probate Case

Involving Abraham Z. Larow dec'd, and widow Sarah Larow Shasteen land disposition
   (posited to be the Sarah -Covers - Darm - LaRue that married Jackson Shasteen)
      Messy Word file transcription Documents: 1 - 2 - 3 - 4 - 5 - 6 - 7 - 8 - 9

 

Henry County Chattel Tax Records for Shasteens

Shasteen Henry County Chattel Tax Records 1837-1890 1827 William & Edward Shastine, 1837 Edward & William Shasteen
Shasteen Henry County Chattel Tax Records 1827-1890 updated 1827 thru 1833 Edward & William Shasteen
 

Shasteen Henry County Burial Information - See also Shasteen Gravestones

   (Underlining indicates entered in my primary research file [info in brackets added])

Shasteen, Elmer E., Section: A, Row: 2, Site: 5, Napoleon Township, Cemetery: Gilson, Born: NE, Died: 9 Nov 1899, Remarks: 32y 9m, s/o E. and R. SHASTEEN, GAR Marker [b 9 Feb 1867 son of Edward b 1831 and Rebecca Malinda Morey]

Shasteen, Emanuel, Section: A, Row: 2, Site: 9, Napoleon Township, Cemetery: Gilson, Born: NE, Died: NE, Remarks: 19y, Co. C, 9 Reg OVC, died at Pulaski, Tenn. [Died in Civil War 12 Jun 1864, son of James and Mary Ann Stichler Shasteen calculated birth 1845]

Shasteen, Harry A., Section: A, Row: 5, Site: 5, Napoleon Township, Cemetery: Gilson, Born: NE, Died: 25 Sep 1877, Remarks: 2y 1m 1d, s/o H.A. and S. SHASTEEN [Son of Harvey Allen and Sidney Jane Bates Shasteen ]

Shasteen, Helen V., Section: Add F, Row: 11, Site: 3, Harrison Township, Cemetery: Forest Hill, Born: 1919, Died: 1980, Remarks: None

Shasteen, James, Section: A, Row: 2, Site: 9, Napoleon Township, Cemetery: Gilson, Born: NE, Died: 29 Dec 1887, Remarks: 72y 9m 27d [b 2 Mar 1815 - see will above - Husband of Mary Ann Stichler Shasteen below]

Shasteen, James A., Section: 1 ADD, Row: 6, Site: 31, Harrison Township, Cemetery: Forest Hill, Born: 1847, Died: 1917, Remarks: GAR Marker [
Served in the Civil War Union Army 184th Regiment OVI, son of James and Mary Ann Stichler Shasteen]

Shasteen, James F., Section: Add E, Row: 22, Site: 6, Harrison Township, Cemetery: Forest Hill, Born: 1891, Died: 1969, Remarks: None [Husband of Doris Marksch or Marks and son of Franklin Shasteen and Catherine Bockelman Shasteen]

Shasteen, James F., Section: 1 ADD, Row: 7, Site: 30, Harrison Township, Cemetery: Forest Hill, Born: 1871, Died: 1930, Remarks: None [Possibly James Frederich Shasteen son of James A and Barbara Rosanna Weisner Shasteen, but my records show b 1 Feb 1870 d 30 Aug 1948]

Shasteen, Lewis G., Section: A, Row: 2, Site: 6, Napoleon Township, Cemetery: Gilson, Born: NE, Died: 4 Nov 1887, Remarks: 22y 9m 17d, s/o E. and R. SHASTEEN, GAR Marker [
Served in the Civil War Lewis (Louis) Grant b  b 17 Jan 1865 in Henry Co., OH d 4 Nov 1887 Henry Co son of Edward b 1831 and Rebecca Morey Shasteen]

Shasteen, Lydia E., Section: A, Row: 2, Site: 8, Napoleon Township, Cemetery: Gilson, Born: 1873, Died: 1913, Remarks: None [
daughter of Edward Shasteen and Rebecca Morey ]

Shasteen, Mary A., Section: A, Row: 2, Site: 9, Napoleon Township, Cemetery: Gilson, Born: NE, Died: 29 Dec 1896, Remarks: 82y 2m 18d [Wife of James Shasteen d 1887 above]

Shasteen, Peter, Section: A, Row: 2, Site: 9, Napoleon Township, Cemetery: Gilson, Born: NE, Died: UR, Remarks: 21y, wounded at Chickamauga, died in Nashville, Tenn. [
Served in the Civil War Union Army 14th Regiment OVI son of James and Mary Ann Stichler Shasteen]

Shasteen, William, Section: A, Row: 2, Site: 9, Napoleon Township, Cemetery: Gilson, Born: NE, Died: 22 Mar 1868, Remarks: 26y [
May have died of drowning, son of James and Mary Ann Stichler Shasteen]

Shasteen, Willie, Section: 1 ADD, Row: 6, Site: 33, Harrison Township, Cemetery: Forest Hill, Born: 1872, Died: 1880, Remarks: s/o J.A. and B. SHASTEEN [son of James A b 1847 and Barbara Rosanna Weisner Shasteen]

 

Shasteen Henry County Marriages - from Henry County Genealogical Society Database

 

Vol

Pg

License Date

Marriage Date

Male

Female

Comments

A

 

Nov 06, 1848

Nov 09, 1848

James M. SHASTEEN

Nancy Jane BUTLER

Pleasant Township [James Madison]

A

 

Jul 31, 1851

 

Jackson SHASTEEN

Sarah LARUE

NR

2

 

Dec 21, 1859

Jan 01, 1860

Edward SHASTEEN

Rebecca MOREY

 

3

 

Feb 22, 1868

Feb 23, 1868

James, Jr. SHASTEEN

Barbara WEISNER

 

3

 

Jan 13, 1872

Jan 14, 1872

Harvey A. SHASTEEN

Cidney Jane BATES

On app of James Shasteen, Sr.

5

 

Feb 15, 1886

Feb 15, 1886

Frank SHASTEEN

Catherine BOCKELMAN

Napoleon, O. On app of James Shasteen.

4

 

Apr 25, 1881

Apr 25, 1881

John L. ROSE

Elisabeth J. SHASTEEN

 [dau of J M Shasteen and Nancy Jane Butler Shasteen]

7

 

Apr 06, 1891

Apr 06, 1891

George W. PONTIOUS

Emma SHASTEEN

Napoleon, OH [dau of Harvey Shasteen and Sidney Jane Bates Shasteen ]

7

 

Nov 07, 1893

Dec 25, 1893

Ira GILMORE

Rebecca SHASTEEN

Ridgeville, OH [Rebecca MOREYShasteen aft Edward's death before 1880 census]

8

 

Jun 14, 1898

Jun 14, 1898

Herbert D. CASE

Lillie M. SHASTEEN

Wauseon, OH [dau of Harvey Shasteen and Sidney Jane Bates Shasteen ]

 

Shasteen Defiance County Burial Information - See also Shasteen Gravestones

(Underlining indicates entered in my primary research file and. [info in brackets added])

Samuel Shasteen (b 7 Feb 1833 d 12 Apr 1906 b Independence Cemetery, Richland Township, Defiance Co., OH) [Son of Edmund Shasteen b circa 1787 and Susana Whitten  Shasteen]

Margaret Shasteen (b 16 May 1882 b Independence Cemetery, Richland Township, Defiance Co., OH) [Assumed to be Margaret Shoup Shasteen with incorrect information regarding date. My research indicates b 1831 d 1928]

Francis Shasteen  (d 10 Dec 1888 at he age of 20y 8 mo and 11 da Adopted son of S and RN Shasteen b Independence Cemetery, Richland Township, Defiance Co., OH) [Assumed to be Francis Minsel Shoup Shasteen adopted son of Samuel Shasteen and Margaret Shoup Shasteen, the birth and death dates match with other information but the tombstone inscription of  RN is puzzling]

Uriah/Bariah Shasteen (NOT URIAH) (Co. H OVI GAR Marker There are no dates b Independence Cemetery, Richland Township, Defiance Co., OH) [
Served in the Civil War Son of Edmund Shasteen b circa 1787 and Susana Whitten  Shasteen - Actually, they had two sons, Benjamin (Berry or Beny or Bariah) Shasteen (b 20 Oct 1835 in Defiance Co., OH, d 19 Aug 1864 in Fort Eaton (Ethan Allen, VA [Died in Civil War] and Uriah Shasteen (b 17 Sep 1844 Defiance Co., OH, d 18 Jul 1932 Guthrie, Logan Co., OK  b Summit View, Guthrie OK) enter service 7/29/1862  Camp Toledo OH sep 6/20/1865 Greensboro NC Co D 100th OVI Ohio Volunteer Infantry pvt] [BELIEVE neither is buried here, request submitted Apr 2008]

Lewis Shasteen (Co.G 38th OVI  GAR Marker  b Independence Cemetery, Richland Township, Defiance Co., OH There are no dates) [Son of Edmund Shasteen b circa 1787 and Susana Whitten  Shasteen -
Lewis Shasteen d Aug 18, 1869 b Independence, Richland twp sec 1 Lot 30 Grave 2 entered 9/1/61 sep 7/12/65 38th OVI Co G pvt]
 

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