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HENRY SHEW

Submitted by Amalea, submission date not known,
From the book, "Parke and Vermillion Counties, Indiana" page 784.
 
"Henry Shew was born in Wilkes county, North Carolina, Nov. 14, 1815, and died at his home south of Clinton, Verm. Indiana, May 12, 1904, being 88 years, 5 months and 28 days of age. He emigrated to this state when but a boy, over seventy years ago, and settled on the farm where he died. He was married to Irene Hedges July 2, 1840, who was born Dec. 3, 1823, in Clinton Township. Her parents were William and Permelia Hedges, who came from New York and were among the first settlers of this country. She was the oldest of nine children. They established their home on a portion of the old Shew estate, about one half mile south of Bethlehem Church, the land having been pre-empted by his father, Daniel Shew. Here they spent their lives in contentment, not alone enjoying the pleasures of the community, but making life pleasant for others as well by their kind and unselfish deeds.

"To this union were born five children, Lysander, Lester, Mrs. Lura Ann Hay of Paoli, Kansas; Mrs. Direxa Pinson and Mrs. Allie Boatman. This family circle was not broken by death until March 8, 1900 when the youngest daughter, Allie, was called to her home beyond. Only a short period of four years elapsed when the father was called to his long rest. Now that Death had made his inroad into the circle, it was only another short period of three years when the mother was called to join those gone before. Her death occurred Monday, April 8, 1907, after an illness of only a few days with pneumonia."