Jean Roan Muir

Brief Life History of Jean Roan

When Jean Roan Muir was born on 20 November 1698, in Glasgow, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom, her father, Ludovic Muir, was 31 and her mother, Jean Turner, was 24. She married James Shaw on 24 August 1722, in Govan, Lanarkshire, Scotland, United Kingdom. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 2 daughters. She died in 1790, in Leacock Township, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States, at the age of 92.

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James Shaw
Jean Roan Muir
Marriage: 24 August 1722
John Shaw
Beatrix Shaw
John Shaw
John Shaw
William Shaw
Agnes Shaw

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  • Jean Muir, "Scotland Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"
  • Jean Muir, "Scotland, Marriages, 1561-1910"
  • Jean Muir in entry for John Shaw, "Scotland, Births and Baptisms, 1564-1950"

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Historical Boundaries: 1728: Chester, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1729: Lancaster, Pennsylvania Colony, British Colonial America 1776: Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States


Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.


The Declaration of Independence was signed in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776. The liberty bell was first rung here to Celebrate this important document.

Name Meaning

Scottish: topographic name for someone who lived on a moor, from Older Scots muir ‘moor’ (an expanse of bare, wild upland country). There has been some confusion with Mure .

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

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