Shatto Grandparents of Jane Ambler, b. 11-9-1833, Guernsey County, Ohio
I was directed to your message by someone in an ongoing discussion that started just days ago regarding a Sarah Shatto who married William Ambler in 1829 in Guernsey Co, OH. The person beginning this discussion also says that said Sarah's father's name is Nicholas Shatto. I am not sure on what basis this father-daughter connection rests and would like to find out more.
I am a Shatto surname researcher.I had never heard of this Sarah Shatto before - but then she was married before the census gave everyone's name on the returns.
If this Sarah is indeed the daughter of a Nicholas Shatto, then I have a very good "fit" for Sarah Shatto's parents as Nicholas Shatto (b.PA, c. 1785 - d. aft. 1850) and Jane Patterson (b.PA,c. 1774 - d. Aft. 1850).
I have about every Shatto who appears in the census for 1790-1930 and other records as well, there is no other Nicholas Shatto who is a likely candidate.
There is no direct proof that Sarah Shatto is Nicholas and Jane Patterson Shattos' daughter but a number of things support this conclusion:
1.Descendents say that her name was Sarah Shatto and her father was a Nicholas Shatto. But what this is based on is unclear.
2.The households of a Nicholas Shatto and Wm Ambler are found in close proximity across 3 census report years, 1830-1850, and all three at different places in Ohio. These families were moving together, a typical migration pattern for related households.These reports are:
1830: Ohio, Guernsey County, Richland Township
--(Ancestry.com image 17) 13 households apart
1840: Ohio, Guernsey County, Buffalo Township
(Ancestry.com image 11-12) 7 households apat, and next to
--Andrew Shatto, a known son of Nicholas and Jane Shatto.
1850: Ohio, Pike County, Marion Township
(Ancestry.com image 13) 2 households apart
The 1850 report has Nicholas and Jane Shatto named.Also named are Wm and Sarah Ambler with their children ncluding a daughter, Jane, aged 16, who later married Nelson Ambrose Miller.
3.Nicholas's 1820 census report has a young girl, about 10 years old.From 1830 on, no other young woman appears in his census reports.This fits Sarah' age.
4.Sarah Shatto married William Ambler in 1829, and would not be in Nicholas's household from 1830 onward.
5.The William Ambler household has a woman of the appropriate age as Sarah from 1830-1850.
I hope to hear from anyone who can prove that the Sarah Shatto who married William Ambler is the daughter of Nicholas and Jane Patterson Shatto.
Alternatively, is this enough evidence to conclude that this Sarah Shatto Ambler is the daughter of Nicholas and Jane Patterson Shatto?
Regards, Barry Michie