James Washington Shinn

4 June 1849–31 July 1913 (Age 64)
Wilsonburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States

The Life of James Washington

When James Washington Shinn was born on 4 June 1849, in Wilsonburg, Harrison, Virginia, United States, his father, Joseph Shinn, was 27 and his mother, Henrietta Ash, was 25. He married Jennie Pryor on 4 July 1879, in Carroll, Indiana, United States. He lived in Indiana, United States in 1870. He died on 31 July 1913, in Logansport, Eel Township, Cass, Indiana, United States, at the age of 64, and was buried in Logansport, Eel Township, Cass, Indiana, United States.

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James Washington Shinn
Jennie Pryor
Marriage: 4 July 1879

Spouse and Children

4 July 1879
Carroll, Indiana, United States

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    Henrietta Ash




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World Events (8)

1851 · Constitution of 1851

Age 2

Due to the state’s financial crisis during the previous decade and growing criticism toward state government. Voters approve the Constitution of 1851 which forbade the state government from going into debt.
1861 · The Battle of Manassas

Age 12

The Battle of Manassas is also referred to as the First Battle of Bull Run. 35,000 Union troops were headed towards Washington D.C. after 20,000 Confederate forces. The McDowell's Union troops fought with General Beauregard's Confederate troops along a little river called Bull Run. 
1866 · The First Civil Rights Act

Age 17

The first federal law that defined what was citizenship and affirm that all citizens are equally protected by the law. Its main objective was to protect the civil rights of persons of African descent.

Name Meaning

English: metonymic occupational name for a Skinner , from Old English scinn, Middle English shin ‘hide’, ‘pelt’. In Middle English this word was replaced by the Norse equivalent, skinn.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • J W Shinn, "United States Census, 1910"
  • James Shinn in household of Joseph Shinn, "United States Census, 1870"
  • Legacy NFS Source: James Washington Shinn - Government record: Cemetery record or headstone: burial: 2 August 1913; Logansport, Cass, Indiana, United States

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