John Wesley Shahan

Male1857–October 1891

Brief Life History of John Wesley

When John Wesley Shahan was born in 1857, in Preston, Virginia, United States, his father, Abraham Shahan, was 30 and his mother, Sarah Jane Eliason, was 31. He married Alice Mary Nine on 10 September 1878, in Preston, West Virginia, United States. They were the parents of at least 1 son and 1 daughter. He lived in Reno District, Preston, West Virginia, United States in 1880. He died in October 1891, at the age of 34.

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John Wesley Shahan
Alice Mary Nine
Marriage: 10 September 1878
Adice M. Shahan
Harry Mack Wesley Shahan

Sources (6)

  • John W Shahan in household of Abraham Shahan, "United States Census, 1860"
  • J Wesley Shahan, "West Virginia Marriages, 1780-1970"
  • John Wesley Shahan in entry for Harry W. Shahan, "West Virginia Deaths, 1804-1999"

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  • Marriage
    10 September 1878Preston, West Virginia, United States
  • Children (2)

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    Siblings (10)

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    World Events (8)

    1861 · The Battle of Manassas

    Age 4

    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. 


    Age 6

    Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.

    1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

    Age 10

    This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

    Name Meaning

    Irish: variant of Sheehan .

    Muslim (Indian subcontinent): from a personal name based on the Persian word shāhān ‘kings’, plural of Shah 2. Shāhān Shāh ‘King of Kings’ was a title used by royalty in Iran before the revolution of 1979.

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

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