Biography of Stephen D. Shockney
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STEPHEN D. SHOCKNEY was born in Carle County, Md., February 15, 1831, and is the son of John and Jerusia (Manning) Shockney, natives of Maryland, and of Irish and English descent; his father came to Randolph County, Ind., in 1838, and purchased a farm of eighty acres near Union City, which he began to clear from the forest. He built a log cabin, and resided on this place until his death in 1873, his wife surviving him but a year. Stephen, in 1853, came to Howard County, and worked as a farm hand in Union Township until March 8, 1257, when he was married to Abigail Fellow, daughter of John and Abigail (Coleman) Fellow, natives of North Carolina, and of Scotch and Welsh descent. Shortly after his marriage, he purchased eighty acres in Tipton County, upon which he lived until the fall of 1876, when he moved to Howard County, and purchased ninety five acres in Union Township, near Jerome, upon which he now resides. Mr. and Mrs. Slaockney have had four children - Elizur J. Thomas, born January 12, 1858; O'Key K., born July 9, 1860; Josephine C., born July 3, 1862, and Abigail S., born August 9, 1867. Mrs. Shockney died May 15, 1869, and Mr. Shockney, having the care of a family, married, September 9, 1870, Caroline Thomas, born October 10, 1847, and daughter of Henry and Lydia (Elliott) Thomas, natives of Indiana. This union has been blessed with eight children - Ida, born September 9, 1871; Henrietta, born April 25, 1873; Eva, born August 5, 1874; David J., born February 20, 1876; Rachel, born August 27, 1877; Role, born January 13, 1879; Roscoe, born February 13, 1880, and Earl, born January 3, 1882. Mr. Shockney is a worthy citizen, and a prominent member of the Masonic fraternity. He is an active politician in the Republican ranks. He cast his first ballot in 1856 for Buchanan, but has since voted the Republican ticket. He and wife are identified with the Friends Church, and are among its most active members.

From:
Counties of Howard and Tipton, Indiana
Historical and Biographical
Charles Blanchard, Editor
F. A. Bettey & Co.
Chicago 1883.


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