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.
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.