George was born Nov. 16, 1820 and died Aug. 9, 1899. He was married on Jan. 5, 1843 to Mary Dannels (it could me McDaniels if that's what you found; I can't remember who gave me this info), born April 18, 1825, died Feb. 28, 1911.
They had eight children: Margaret Ann Shawgo (Sept. 5, 1843-March 24, 1848), Susan Emma Shawgo Aylesworth (Sept. 15, 1845-Sept. 17, 1919), James Shawgo (Nov. 2, 1848-Sept. 16, 1855), Joseph Ross Shawgo (Dec. 11, 1850-Oct. 9, 1927), Eliza Jane Shawgo Thompson (Sept. 19, 1853-Feb. 22, 1894), John Elifes Shawgo (Oct. 2, 1856-Jan. 4, 1860), Edwin Beecher Shawgo (Nov. 26, 1859-Oct. 4, 1861) and William Thomas Shawgo (Aug. 7, 1866-Dec. 21, 1947).
I have some info on the families of Susan, Joseph and Eliza, but I didn't have anything else on William, so it's great to hear from you!!
George Shawgo was the son of the Rev. George Ellsworth Shawgo (May 18, 1798-July 5, 1862) and his first wife, whose name was possibly Mary Ann (?-about 1834). They had five other children: Peter Shawgo(after 1821-?), Joseph Shawgo (March 19, 1822-Feb. 23, 1877), John Shawgo (after 1824-before 1862), Rodelia Shawgo Clements(Dec. 1829-April 10, 1868)and Lester Carl Shawgo (June 7, 1832-Feb. 10, 1920).
Rev. George also was my great-great-grandfather. After his first wife died, he married Julia Sophronia Evans and they had 12 more children, one of them my great-grandfather James Hull Shawgo (June 18, 1850-May 26, 1932).
The other 11 were: Shawgo Catherine Shawgo Smith Clemens Geer (whew!; she was married three times), Lucia Ann Shawgo Carter Abbott (only married twice!), Mary Ann Shawgo Comingore, Elizabeth Shawgo Goldsmith, Israel Montgomery Shawgo, Conrad Shawgo, David B. Shawgo, Isaac Beatty Shawgo, William Henry Shawgo, Margaret Jane Shawgo Adams and Andrew Jackson Shawgo.
I don't know Rev. George's father's name for sure, but it might be Nicholas. His mother's name was Peggy; we found her in the 1810 New York census. George had three brothers: John, Peter and Conrad, and one sister, Catherine Shawgo Benson.
Family legend has it that the Shawgos were low Dutch but I haven't found out exactly where they came from yet. They were in New York as early as 1790. They moved to Pennsylvania around 1830-40 and Conrad stayed there while the other three brothers moved on to Ohio and then Illinois.
I'd love to have more information on your family and can give you more than what I've given here. Can't wait to hear from you again! It's always fun finding new cousins to share info with!