I am attempting to determine how Squire Shults connects to the Baze family. Squire is listed in the 1840 McNairy County, TN census. Is it possible he is a brother to Mary Shults? I next find Squire listed in the 1850 McDonald Co., MO census, as being 44 yrs.,b. KY. In the same household are Malinda, 39 yrs., b. TN; James J. (farmer), 21 yrs., b. TN; John C., 19 yrs., b. TN; Nancy J., 17 yrs., b. KY; David C., 14 yrs., b. TN; Jesse G., 12 yrs., b. TN; Jacob A., 10 yrs., b. TN; Wm. P., 8 yrs., b. TN; and Thos. W., 6 yrs., b. TN
Listed in one of my books, "Missouri Piooneers, County and Genealogical Records, Vol. XXI, Barry County, Missouri, Abstracts of Wills, Bonds, & Adms., 1835-1855", the following:
"SHULTS, SQUIRE, int. Admr. John Shults, Jr. 22 Nov 1852. Sec., Lorenzo J. Blankenship. Heirs, viz, Mary Jane Shults, widow, and James J. Shults, John, Nancy Jane, David C., Jesse G., Jacob A., William Perry, Thomas W., and Almeter L. Shults. James J., John C., & David C. reside in state of Calif., all the rest in Barry Co., (Book A, pg. 226). Mary Jane Shults, relict of Squire Shults, for sum of $1.00 unto John Shults, admr. of estate, 80 a. 21 June 1853. Wit: Geo. K. Porter & T.H. Brattin. (Book A, pg. 257). Admr de bonis non, John Blize (Baze). 7 Nov 1853. Sec, Hiram Baze, Abdednego Baze & J.H. Baze. Heirs, same. (Book A, pg. 277)."
I not found the widow in 1860.
Maybe someone out there could help with this. I know there is some link, but I don't want to assume.