In 1844, there were a total of three Shatto families in Wayne County, Ohio that packed up and made their way west together:
John Montgomery and Mary Shatto Montgomery +4 children
Daniel Shatto (Mary's brother) and wife +6 children
Daniel Boone Doyle (son of William Doyle, founder of Doylestown) and wife Susannah Shatto Doyle (Mary's sister) + 4 children
They travelled on barges down the Ohio, Mississippi, and Missouri rivers to a U.S. government outpost in Brunswick, Missouri.There they disembarked and made their way overland through virgin wilderness to settle 400 acres in what is now Sullivan County.
They were somewhat isolated for the first few years, and the families did a lot of intermarrying (they were actually intermarried before they even left Ohio).Over the next 20 years, most of the Ohio relatives came to Missouri and joined them.By the end of the 1800s, the county was rife with Montgomerys and Shattos.Their network of relationships is complicated!
John's wife Mary Shatto was the daughter of Adam Shatto (b. Ohio 1772 / d. Ohio 1846)He was descended from Franch immigrants.The name is a convolution of 'Chateau'.Adam married Mary Ohl.
John's 4th child Lucky Montgomery did indeed marry Mary E. Beall (b. 9 Aug 1839 in Lee Township, Fulton, Illinois / d. 1929 in Pickrell, NE)She was the daughter of Robert Beall (b. Springfield, Ohio 1812 / d. Roca, Nebraska 1891).Lucky is my great great grandfather.