Hi folks. While in pursuit of my Boatman line in Minnesota, I found a link to the Shreve family. It turns out that there is a reference copy of L. P. Allen's 1901 "History and Genealogy of the Shreve Family from 1641" in my local Wheaton (IL) Public Library, from which I extracted the following:
"4. John (Jonathan) Shreve, child of Samuel Shreve and Sophia --------, was b. ---------; m. Polly Butts. He d. in Ripley Co., Ind.
John Shreve was born in one of the eastern States, and four children were born to him and his wife while yet in the east. About 1790 he emigrated to the Ohio Valley, floating down the river in a boat with a party of sixteen. While on this trip they were captured by the Indians, and his two sons, Samuel and William, were put to death by having their brains beaten out with a club. Those that escaped from the savages settled at Georgetown, Brown Co., O. He and his son John served in the Indian War of 1816. [Seventh Generation]. Children: 35.i. William Shreve; d. infancy 36.ii. Samuel Shreve; d. infancy 37.iii. Jonathan Shreve; b. Jan. 14, 1794; m. Elizabeth Myers, Brown Co., O., 1812; d. near Vernon, Ind., 1856 or 1857. 38.iv. Jonah Shreve; m. Amanda Edwards, Brown Co., O. 39.v. Catherine Shreve; m. James Shields; d. Cross Plains, Ind. 40.vi. Sopha Shreve; m. Thomas Glaze; d. Barbersville, Ind. 41.vii. Sarah Shreve; m. Washington Hatfield; d. Ripley Co., Ind. 42.viii. Polly Ann Shreve; m. John Gorden; d. Haneys Corner, Ind. 43.ix. Charlotte Shreve; m. 1st, Jackson Jolly; 2d, John Boatman. 44.x. Thomas Shreve; m. --------- Glaze. 45.xi. Nancy Shreve; m. John Cruzan. 46.xii. Kezia Shreve; m. Jefferson Redman."
I am interested in item 43, Charlotte Boatman. For the record, her marriage was to William Boatman, not John. Charlotte had four daughters by her marriage to Jackson Jolly, William had three children by his previous marriage to Mary Ann Patton, and then Charlotte and William had three additional children, and in 1855 they pioneered settling in Plainview, Wabasha Co., MN.
I don't see much in the way of documentation in Allen's book. Does anyone know of additional original sources or backup for her descritions of the family's travels and migrations?