Interested in any data pertaining to the Shawen surname.Very few spelled the name in this manner and those that did are all related.Would like more data re Carl Oliver Shawen (died in 1905 while working in a mine in Pomona, California).Was married to Elizabeth Meyer who died in 1934 in Jacksonville, Il.Only one child known at this time:William Lee Shawen (1878, Macon Co., Mo. - 1955, Jacksonville, Il.) who married 31Mar1900 in Morgan Co., Il. to Josie Lula Storey (1882, Nortonville, Il. - 1939, Jacksonville, Il.).William and Josie parents of eight children:Charles Oliver (died in infancy), Charles "Sam" Oliver, Mary Elizabeth, Myrle Louise, Ernest Lee, Wiley Curtis, Josie Charlotte, and Leta Esther Shawen.
Found in 1860 Menard Co., Il. census a James W. Shawen, 37 yrs of age, farmer, born in state of Virginia, and having in his household:Harriet M. 32y, born Ohio,with following children:Alcinda A., 11; Mary F., 10; Ella U, 8; Annie R, 7; Harriet A., 4; (all born in Ohio); and Charles Edwin, 2 months, born in Illinois.Would also like any information pertaining to this family.