George Adam Shuey

7 June 1815–25 October 1876 (Age 61)
Augusta, Virginia, United States

The Life Summary of George Adam

When George Adam Shuey was born on 7 June 1815, in Augusta, Virginia, United States, his father, Christian Shuey, was 23 and his mother, Catharine Geeding, was 19. He married Martha Coldsmith on 1 September 1840, in Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Augusta Parish, Augusta, Virginia, United States in 1850. He died on 25 October 1876, in Churchville, Augusta, Virginia, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Churchville, Augusta, Virginia, United States.

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George Adam Shuey
Martha Coldsmith
Marriage: 1 September 1840
Sarah Catharine Shuey
Mary Eliza Shuey
Theodore Frelinghuysen Shuey
Marie Antoinette Shuey
George Henry Shuey
Ephraim Geeding Shuey

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    1 September 1840Franklin, Pennsylvania, United States
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    World Events (8)

    1819 · Panic! of 1819
    Age 4
    With the Aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars the global market for trade was down. During this time, America had its first financial crisis and it lasted for only two years. 
    1824 · """Mary Randolph Publishes """"The Virginia Housewife"""""""
    Age 9
    “The Virginia Housewife” was published by Mary Randolph. It was the first cookbook published in America. 
    1832 · The Black Hawk War
    Age 17
    Convinced that a group of Native American tribes were hostile, The United States formed a frontier militia to stop them in their tracks. Even though Black Hawk was hoping to avoid bloodshed while trying to resettle on tribal land, U.S. officials opened fire on the Native Americans. Black Hawk then responded to this confrontation by successfully attacking the militia at the Battle of Stillman's Run and then left northward. After a few months the militia caught up with Black Hawk and his men and defeated them at the Battle of Wisconsin Heights. While being weakened by hunger, injuries and desertion, Black Hawk and the rest of the many native survivors retreated towards the Mississippi. Unfortunately, Black Hawk and other leaders were later captured when they surrendered to the US forces and were then imprisoned for a year.

    Name Meaning

    Americanized form of French Jouy (or its variant Jouis): habitational name from Jouy, a placename derived from Latin Gaudiacum ‘estate of Gaudius’, from the personal name Gaudius + the locative suffix -acum. The surname was brought to North America from Germany, and the initial J- was altered to Sh- according to German pronunciation.History: This surname, which was brought to PA from Germany in the middle of the 18th century, is listed along with its original forms Jouis and Jouy in the (US) National Huguenot Society's register of qualified Huguenot ancestors.

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

    Sources (18)

    • Geo A Shuey, "Virginia, Library of Virginia State Archive, Births, Marriages, and Deaths 1853-1900"
    • George A Shue, "United States Census, 1870"
    • Rev Geo A Shuey, "Virginia, Bureau of Vital Statistics, Death Records, 1853-1912"

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