PROFILES: SOME DESCENDANTS ANDREW SHUCK by Martha Miller -- CHILDREN -- MATHIAS SHUCK MATHIAS (MATHEW) SHUCK. The following is from an affidavit dated Dec. 3, 1832, Henry Co. Ky., filed with his Revolutionary War pension papers: Aged 73 years. Born in New Jersey in 1759, but can't remember the month. Moved to Virginia in 1760. He was residing in Berkeley Co. Va. when he entered the service. He was drafted for six months in the Virginia militia as a private under Capt. Jacob Linder. On Oct. 16, 1781 he joined the army at Little York. He was at the taking of Cornwallis. After the surrender he guarded British prisoners, serving until April 1782. He removed to Kentucky after the Revolutionary War. He made his mark on the affidavit (could not sign his name). There is unfortunately no family record in the pension file. Mathias Shuck signed the 1783 Low Dutch petition to the Continential Congress as an "intend friend" meaning he intended to remove to Kentucky. His signature "Mattis Shoc" appears immediately below his father's signature. The following record of Mathias Shuck's children is from Squire R.H. Shuck's 1903 memorandum on the Shuck family: JAMES SHUCK | one married Frazier PETER SHUCK | one married Poland POLLY SHUCK | one married Shuck PEGGY SHUCK | grandchildren are numerous SALLY SHUCK | all the older Shucks are dead WILLIAM SHUCK WILLIAM SHUCK was born Feb. 25, 1765 (prob. in Berkeley Co. Va., now W. Va.), son of Andrew and Margaret Shuck. He came to Kentucky about 1784. He was a chain carrier for the survey of the Low Dutch Tract Feb. 16, 1786. He was a signer of the Article of Agreement formally organizing the Low Dutch Company on Mar. 14, 1786. On both the survey and the agreement he signed his name "Shock". He shared Lot No. 29 in the Low Dutch Tract originally with Big John Voras. The entire lot was deeded to William Shuck by the last Company trustees on Sept. 17, 1839. The Company Book of Accounts spelled his name variously as Shock, Shough and Shuck. William Shuck married Mary (Maria) Banta on Aug. 4, 1792 in Mercer Co. She was baptized Feb. 6, 1772 at Conewago [PA], a daughter of Henry and Maria Stryker Banta. Her father died in 1777 and her mother was killed in 1778 by a falling tree. Maria and her brothers and sisters were raised in her grand- father's family. They no doubt all accompanied the grand- father, Henry Banta, down the Ohio to Kentucky in 1780. Maria's oldest brother, Henry, married William Shuck's sister, Sally. William Shuck farmed and died in Henry Co. Ky. He was known as "Uncle Billy Shuck" while his wife, Mary Banta Shuck was known as "Aunt Polly Shuck." ANDREW SHUCK ANDREW SHUCK, son of Andrew and Margaret Shuck, died Oct. 27, 1830 in Fulton Co. Ky. at about 55 years of age. The family record shows he was married on Mar. 10, 1796 to Mary (Polly) Ann Young who was born in Virginia Feb. 28, 1773 and died about 1850 in Fulton Co. Ky. The Lincoln Co. Ky. marriage record is dated May 7, 1796. They were residents of Henry Co. for most of their lives. It seems from their family record that they used the spelling "Shough" until about 1800. They were the parents of nine children, only eight of which are now recorded. (See Henry Co. Deed Book 15, pg. 34 for deed dated July 2, 1832 from Bergen & Vannuys to the widow & heirs of Andres Shuck for Lot No. 27 in the Low Dutch Tract.) CORNELIUS SHUCK CORNELIUS SHUCK was probably one of the younger children of Andrew and Margaret Shuck. Through his father's will dated Mar. 20, 1803, he inherited 80 acres off the north corner of his father's land provided there was that much land on the north side of the fence. There was apparently not near 80 acres as Cornelius Shuck received only 18 3/4 acres off the north corner of his father's Lot No. 3 in the final dissolution of the Low Dutch Company (deed dated July 22, 1833). By deed dated Feb. 12, 1822, Cornelius had purchased 9l 3/4 acres to the north for $458.25 from the heirs of Abraham Banta, it being part of Lot No. 7 originally drawn by Banta, the first trustee of the Low Dutch Company. The southeast boundary of this land is present-day Highway 241 from South Pleasureville until it turns due south. The lands were in Shelby Co. A memorandum of John O. Demaree's indicates that Cornelius Shuck was married to Rebecca Farrell. The following record of Cornelius Shuck's children is from Squire R.H. Shuck's 1903 memorandum on the Shuck family: SAMUEL SHUCK | SALLY SHUCK | POLINA SHUCK | All are dead. ELIJAH SHUCK | They leave a host of grandchildren. LEVI SHUCK | WILLIAM SHUCK | JOHN SHUCK JOHN SHUCK, born in 1779, was one of the youngest children of Andrew and Margaret Shuck. Through his father's will dated Mar. 20, 1803, he inherited most of Lot No. 3 in the Low Dutch Tract. He also purchased an adjoining 50 acres to the south out of Lot No. 2 for which he paid $500. The western boundary line of his Lot No. 3 land is present-day Highway 241 where it runs north and south between Cropper and South Pleasureville. In the dissolution of the Low Dutch Company, by deed dated July 22, 1833, he received title to lO3 3/4 acres of Lot No. 3 and the 50 acres of Lot No. 2. By another deed the same day he received title to an additional tract -- "...the sd John Shuck is entitled to sixty six acres of land which was allotted to him in hew of what his lot No 3 lacked in quality." The road southeast out of Defoe to the Defoe Cemetery follows the northeast line of this tract. The tract lay southwest along the road and its northwest end included part of present-day Defoe. John Shuck died Jan. 3, 1858 at 78 years of age. He was married to Priscilla (Prucilla) Young, a native of Mercer County. She died Dec. 6, 1852 at 72 years of age. They are both buried at Pleasureville. They raised seven children: four girls and three boys. -- GRANDCHILDREN -- ANDREW-3 SHUCK [William-2, Andrew-1] ANDREW SHUCK (May 6, 1793 - Feb. 17, 1866) married first Constantine (Christina, Tina or Tiney) Banta, his mother's cousin. Their Henry Co. marriage bond is dated Sept. 26, 1814. She died July 7, 1833 in her 40th year. She was the youngest child of Abraham and Margrieta Monfort Banta, born the same year her father died. Her father was the first trustee of the Low Dutch Company. Andrew and Tina Shuck settled in Switzerland Co. md. Andrew married second Elizabeth ----- (Sept. 8, 1799 - June 18, 1859). Andrew, his wives and the following children are buried in the Pleasant Cemetery in Switzerland Co. ANDREW-3 SHUCK [Andrew-2, Andrew-1] ANDREW SHUCK, born June 12, 1801 in Henry Co., died Oct. 23, 1889 in Fulton Co. at age 88y 4m l1d. On Aug. 28, 1828 he married Cynthia (Cinthy, Cinthia or Sintha) Clark, born Apr. 1, 1805, died Aug. 17, 1877 at age 72y 4m 16d. She was the daughter of John B. and Mary Clark. At age 28 Andrew Shuck went to Fulton Co. where he bought 160 acres of woodland. From this he cleared a fine farm on which he resided until his death. He was known as "Uncle Andy Shuck." He was never a church member, but was of the old-school Presbyterian belief. The Shucks were parents of eleven children, but had grandchildren only 12. EDWARD Y.-3 SHUCK [Andrew-2, Andrew-1] Born April 25, 180?, marr. --- 17, 1826 Francis Ann White. He lived at Hickman/Fulton Co. KY then moved to Dent Co. Missouri where he was a Justice of the Peace, married second Rhoda (Rody) Shelton and had children there. The family then moved to Shannon Co. MO where he died between 1870 and 1880. --- Have more on this later. ANDREW-3 SHUCK [John-2, Andrew-1] ANDREW SHUCK. The following may pertain to him: Will of Andrew Shuck, Henry Co. Ky. Wife, Minerva Shuck, bequeathed lands both occupied by the family and rented. To daughter, Mary, five slaves. Other daughters were Sophronia and Martha Ann. Two sons, Richard and Winkfield Shuck, were to receive land on Bantas Fork in Henry Co. Mentioned brother, John. Named brother, Richard, as executor. Dated June 7, 1863, proved August Court 1863. JOHN Y.-3 SHUCK [John-2, Andrew-1] JOHN Y. SHUCK, a native of Shelby County, died in 1845 at the age of 32. He married Martha F. Lyle, daughter of David and Nancy Barbee Lyle of Shelby Co. She died in 1868 at the age of 49. They had two children. RICHARD H.-3 SHUCK [John-2, Andrew-1] RICHARD H. SHUCK, born April 2, 1817 (1819?) in Shelby Co. He inherited and resided on his father and grandfather's Low Dutch Tract property. He was educated in the common schools and served eight years as justice of the peace. He married first, on Jan. 14, 1846, Maria S. DePauw (Oct. 11, 1824 - Dec. 13, 1868) of Lincoln Co. They had eight children. He married second Martha (Mattie) Williams (Nov. 21, 1830 - Apr. 3, 1900) of Henry Co. Squire Shuck died Feb. 20, 1909 at age 89y 10m 20d. He is buried with his father and mother, both his wives and six of his children in the Shuck family plot in the Pleasureville Cemetery. -- GREAT-GRANDCHILDREN -- WILLIAM (BILLY) A.-4 SHUCK [John Y.-3, John-2, Andrew-1] WILLIAM (BILLY) A. SHUCK, born April 10, 1839 in Shelby Co. He received a good English education and grew to manhood in Shelby Co. In 1861 he entered the Buckner Guards as a private. After service of oLle year he was breveted second lieutenant in the Eighth Kentucky Cavalry (CSA) and in 1862 was promoted a captain under John Morgan. He was captu:ed with his commander in Morgan's famous raid through Ohio. He remained a prisoner at Johnson's Island until the end of the war. Capt. William Shuck married first, on March 1, 1870, Lida Kennedy, daugher of B.J. Kennedy of Oxford, Miss. She died Nov. 15, 1870. He married second, on May 12, 1876, Bertha Alexander, daughter of William L. and Mary Richman Alexander of Fulton Co. Ky. Captain Shuck owned a 100 acre farm in Fulton Co.
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