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Henry Shock, of Germany, emigrated to America and settled first in Pennsylvania, from whence he removed to Greenbrier Co., Va. His children were—Henry, John, Jacob, Rayner, Christina, and Sally. John married Polly Shiley, and they had— Milley, David, Henry, Hector P. L., Eliza, Polly, William, Rebecca, Peggy, and Sarah. Mr. Shock settled in Boone Co., Mo., in 1816, and built a horse-mill. His son Henry was married first to Mary Jackson, and second to Hannah L. Cox, and by his two wives he had sixteen children. He settled in Audrain county in 1831, and bought out Richard Willingham, "stock, lock and barrel," for $80. He afterward purchased the property of Colonel Robert Fulkerson, whose land adjoined his, and the latter removed to Montgomery county. Mr. S!iock is called the "fat man" of Audrain, county and we give his portrait on page 228. David Shock married Cynthia Gibson, of Boone county. Hector P. L. married Sarah A. Jackson, and settled in Bates county, where he died. Eliza married Thomas Strickland, the first stage contractor on the Booneslick road. Polly married William Brewer. William married the widow Evans. Margaret married Perry Cox. Sarah A. married Milton Blythe. Richard died in childhood.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Joseph Slocum, of England, settled in North Carolina, where he married Mary Riley, and they had—Riley, Nancy, Robert, and Cynthia. Riley married the widow Potts, whose maiden name was Nancy Crockett, of Tennessee, and settled in Boone Co., Mo., in 1819. They had—Nancy, Robert and Cynthia. Nancy, daughter of Riley Slocum, married Joseph M. Gray, and they had two children. Cynthia married Elliott P. Cunningham. Robert is a bachelor, and lives in Audrain county. Riley Slocum was married the second time to Annie Herring, by whom he had— William, Alfred, Joseph, Susan, John C., and Amanda J. The first four died young. Amanda J. was married first to Charles V. McWilliams, and second to Oliver C. Cunningham. She had two children by her second husband, Charles and Price.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Barnard Spencer and his wife, Mary Hampton, of Gallatin Co., Ky., had—Preston H., Sarah A., Joseph D., James H., Eliza, Rosa, Susannah, Henry H., and Barnard H. Joseph D. married Elizabeth Bishop, and settled in Audrain county in 1899. Henry H. was married twice, and settled in Audrain county. Barnard H., Eliza and Susannah also settled in Audrain county.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

Hugh Stephenson, of Ireland, settled in Pennsylvania, and fought under Washington during the revolutionary war. His children were—John, Hugh, Richard, and Marcus. The three latter also served in the revolutionary war. Marcus married Agnes Hinkson, and they had—Polly, Elizabeth, Hugh, Nancy, Marcus, Peggy, and Garret. Mr. Stephenson removed to Missouri in 1807, and died in 1814, while on his way to Howard county. His widow afterward married Thomas Reynolds, of Kentucky, and died in 1865. Garret, son of Marcus Stephenson, married Effle A. Blue, and lives in Audrain county.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

John Strahan was the son of Robert Strahan and Nancy Scott, of Doun Co , Ireland. When John was three years old his mother died, and in 1812 his lather came to America, bringing his son with him, and settled in Beaver Co., Pa. His brother William and sister Nancy also came with them. John lost his father when he was only eleven years of age, and he was bound out to learn the carpenter's trade. But that trade did not suit him, and he left the man he was bound to and learned the boot and shoe business. He also procured books and acquired such an education as he could by his own efforts. He was naturalized in 1824, and settled in Lincoln Co., Ky., in 1832, where he married Celia Canterberry, by whom he had four sons and four daughters. He came to Missouri in 1841, and settled first in Platte county, but removed from there to Audrain county in 1844. In 1849 he went to California, and during his absence his wife died. He returned home in 1854, and married Cynthia Eubank. He was elected Justice of the Peace in 1846, but resigned his office when he went to California. He was re-elected upon his return, and continued to hold the office for many years. He has been a great friend of public improvements, and when the North Missouri Railroad was built he subscribed largely to the capital stock, saying that if h3 could not pay his railroad tax when it was due, he would take his spade and work it out. The Esquire is now living on his farm in Audrain county, and is a worthy and respectable citizen.
(Source:  A History of the Pioneer Families of Missouri: with numerous sketches ... By William Smith Bryan publ. 1876 Transcribed by Andrea Stawski Pack)

 


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