James B. Shuck (1839-1903) and family


James B. Shuck (1839-1903) was a son of Levi Shuck (1817-1894) and Eliza Kitson.

Ida Shuck didn't have anything on him or his descendants, only: "I. James Shuck, born Jan. 1, 1839 Married Edna Moore Oct. 27, 1859. They went to Kokomo, Indiana." James was a bit illusive to track down because he apparently moved around quite a bit, but I think the following sequence of events (partial) is correct:

Some of the children of James B. Shuck (1839-1903) and Edna Moore probably married at Howard Co. and left descendants there. (1900 and later censuses should be checked.) The oldest son, John W., married March 1880 at age 18 to Frances Isadora "Dora" Chastain and remained at Tipton Co., living with her parents.

See Misc. Howard County, Indiana records. for various supporting records. Mostly pertain to James B. Shuck and John Thomas Shuck and/or descendants.


James B. Shuck (1839-1903)

The Kokomo Daily Tribune /  March 3, 1903 / (no page citation shown)

A Well Known Citizen Passes Away
     at Alexandria.
  James B. Shook died at his late
home at Alexandria Monday night
at 10:45 o'clock, aged sixty-three
years.  The remains arrived in this
city over the Lake Erie at 2:35 and
was taken charge of by the Masonic
fraternity, of which order deceased
had been a member for many years.
The remains will be taken to Rus-
siaville Wednesday morning, where
the funeral will be held in the
Christian church at 10 o'clock un-
der the auspices of the Masonic
fraternity.  The remains will find a
resting place beside the wife of his
youth in the Russiaville cemetery.
The deceased lived for many years
at Russiaville and in Kokomo.  He
was employed as a night watch at
the plate glass works here for sev-
eral years.  He is survived by two
children, Mrs. Miles Peacock and
James Shook, of this city,
whom were at his bedside when he
passed away.  Deceased was a good,
quiet citizen and was held in high
esteem by all with whom he came
in contact.  His two brothers, Neal
Shuck, of Dameron, Mo., and Wil-
liam Shuck of Elsberry, Mo., ar-
rived this morning to attend the

Edna A. Moore Shuck (1843-1897)

[Edna A. Moore Shuck was wife of James B. Shuck, d/o John Moore and Elizabeth.]

Kokomo Daily Tribune, Wednesday Evening, March 31, 1897, page 4

  Edna W. Shuck, wife of J. B.
Shuck, died Tuesday evening at her
late home on East Vaile avenue after
an illness of over one year, aged 55
years.  The funeral will be conducted
in the Christian church at Russiaville,
Thursday morning at 11 o'clock.
The funeral party will leave the
family residence on Vaile avenue
about 9 o'clock and drive to the
church in Russiaville.

Edwin L. Shuck (1872-1897)

[Edwin L. Shuck was son of James B. Shuck and Edna Moore Shuck.]

Kokomo Daily Tribune, Monday Evening, February 22, 1897, page 5

  Edwin L. Shuck died Sunday
morning at the residence on East
Vaile avenue, of dropsy, aged 25
years.  Funeral at 2 o'clock this after-
noon at the U. B. church, services by
Rev. H. S. James.  Interment in
Crown Point.
  Deceased was born in Lincoln
county, Missouri, February 17, 1872.
He was married to Ora Bard December
3, 1892, who survives him.

[Crown Point is a large cemetery in East Kokomo, Howard Co., Indiana.]


The Levi Shuck and Eliza Kitson Family by Ida Richards Shuck (Mrs. Arthur
L.),  September 8, 1973.
Page 8:
 "I. James Shuck, born Jan. 1, 1839 Married Edna Moore Oct. 27, 1859.
  They went to Kokomo, Indiana."  [Kokomo, Indiana is in Howard County.
  Howard Co. adjoins Tipton County.]

Shuck; Shock; Shook, Larry G. Shuck, Cincinnati OH, pgs. 27, 30
 Family went to Kokomo, Indiana (Howard Co.)
 "lived for a time in Tipton Co. Indiana"

I had originally thought that the Tipton Co., Indiana connection was suspect;
that it was confused with the OTHER James B. Shuck (1823-1918) who is known
to have lived and died at Tipton Co.  However, I think it is now clear
which is which.  Particularly, the evidence is strong that
John W. Shuck (cal1862-), s/o James B. Shuck (1839-1903), married
at Tipton Co. (7MAR1880 to Frances Isadora "Dora" Chastain).
(They apparently divorced after about 6/7 years of marriage.)

IGI 1988 pg. 11,283

List of children from Martha Miller DASK pg. 30: John W. SHUCK b 1862 KY Nancy M. SHUCK b 1864 MO. Mary E. SHUCK b 1866 MO. Louisa SHUCK b 1868 MO. Edwin SHUCK b MO Bell SHUCK b IN. James C. SHUCK b KY.

US Census 1860 Shelby Co. KY pg. 081 James (age given as 22) living with
Edna in HH of her parents Jonathan Moore and Elizabeth.  (Levi was in
Lincoln Co. MO in 1850 and 1860 censuses.)

US Census 1870: Not found so far, look-up pending.  According to reported
births of children, would have been in Missouri: Lincoln or Pike County,
probably the James pg. 074 in Hurricane Township, same page as Levi.
(This was NOT the James B. Shuck in Shelby Co; this was one born 1823-1918.
NOT in KY.  Do not have 1870 index for INdiana.)

US Census 1880 KY Shelby Co. Soundex Vol 26, E.D. 190, Sheet 21,
Line 35 - Shuck: James B (40KY), Edna(37KY), Nancy M.(15MO),
Mary E. (13MO), Lucy (11MO), Edwin (8MO), Bell (5Ind.), James C. (2KY).

US Census 1880 LDS Transcript CD's
  District 190, Jacksonville, Shelby, Kentucky
  Page 311A
 James B. SHUCK    Self M M W 40 KY
 Edna SHUCK        Wife F M W 37 KY
 Nancy M. SHUCK     Dau F S W 15 MO [1864/5]
 Mary E. SHUCK      Dau F S W 13 MO
 Luly SHUCK         Dau F S W 11 MO
 Edwin SHUCK        Son M S W  8 MO [1872]
 Bell SHUCK         Dau F S W  5 IN [1874/5]
 James C. SHUCK     Son M S W  2 KY [1877/8]

From Howard Co. IN USGenWeb
  "Local Events of '97 (1897)"
     "A Concise Resume of Howard County Happenings for the Year"
     Extracted from the Kokomo Daily Tribune 31 Dec 1897 p. 4
     (Paper available on Microfilm)
     (Following dates are publication dates of the newspaper.)
     20 Feb 1897 ... Edwin L. SHUCK died
     30 Mar 1897 ... J. B. (Mrs.) SHUCK died
  Howard County Indiana Genealogical Society Newsletter Index
    SHUCK, Carl           Aut96: 74
    SHUCK, Charles        Aut00: 58
    SHUCK, Edwin L.       Win97: 92
    SHUCK, Fred Earl      Win99: 89
    SHUCK, J.B. (Mrs.)    Win97: 93

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