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William Shoptaw (abt. 1814)

William Shoptaw aka Choctaw, Choptaw
Born about in Hardin County, Kentuckymap
Son of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Husband of — married 3 Jan 1837 in Hardin County, Kentuckymap
Descendants descendants
Died [date unknown] [location unknown]
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Marriage Record [1]

Name: Mary Carr
Gender: Female
Marriage Date: 3 Jan 1837
Marriage Place: Hardin, Kentucky, USA
Spouse: William J. Shoplane [sic] Shoptaw
Film Number: 000390788

1840 United States Federal Census [2]

Name: Wm Shoptaugh [sic]
Home in 1840 (City, County, State): Hardin County, Kentucky
Free White Persons - Males - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Males - 20 thru 29: 1
Free White Persons - Females - Under 5: 1
Free White Persons - Females - 20 thru 29: 1
Persons Employed in Agriculture: 1
Free White Persons - Under 20: 2
Free White Persons - 20 thru 49: 2
Total Free White Persons: 4
Total All Persons - Free White, Free Colored, Slaves: 4

1860 United States Federal Census [3]

Name: Rebecca Choctow [Rebecca Shoptaw]
Age: 13
Birth Year: abt 1847
Gender: Female
Birth Place: Kentucky
Home in 1860: District 3, Hardin County, Kentucky
Post Office: Elizabethtown
Dwelling Number: 427
Family Number: 423
Attended School: Yes
Household Members: Name Age
Wm Choctow 46
Mary Choctow 43
David Choctow 22
Caroline Choctow 14
Rebecca Choctow 13
Rachael C Choctow 11
John Choctow 10
Wm Ward 7

1870 United States Federal Census [4]

Name: William Shoptaw
Age in 1870: 55
Birth Year: abt 1815
Birthplace: Kentucky
Dwelling Number: 51
Home in 1870: Smith, Greene, Indiana
Race: White
Gender: Male
Occupation: Farmer
Male Citizen over 21: Y
Personal Estate Value: 500
Real Estate Value: 1116
Inferred Spouse: Mary Shoptaw
Inferred Children:
Cassie Shoptaw
John Shoptaw
Household Members: Name Age
William Shoptaw 55
Mary Shoptaw 52
Cassie Shoptaw 21
John Shoptaw 20

Second Marriage Record [5]

Name: William J Shoptaw
Spouse Name: Franky A Yancy
Marriage Date: 7 Aug 1879

1880 United States Federal Census [6]

Name: Wm. J. Shoptan [Wm. J. Shoptaw]
Age: 64
Birth Date: Abt 1816
Birthplace: Kentucky
Home in 1880: Richland, Greene, Indiana, USA
Dwelling Number: 24
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Frankey A. Shoptan
Father's Birthplace: Kentucky
Mother's Birthplace: Kentucky
Occupation: Laborer
Neighbors: View others on page
Household Members: Name Age
Wm. J. Shoptan 64
Frankey A. Shoptan 50
Wm. Yancy 13
Louisa Yancy 11


  1. Marriage Records. Kentucky Marriages. Madison County Courthouse, Richmond, Kentucky. See:
  2. 1840 United States Federal Census, Year: 1840; Census Place: Hardin County, Kentucky; Page: 66. See:
  3. 1860 United States Federal Census, Year: 1860; Census Place: District 3, Hardin County, Kentucky; Roll: M653_371; Page: 57; Family History Library Film: 803371. See:
  4. 1870 United States Federal Census, Year: 1870; Census Place: Smith, Greene, Indiana; Roll: M593_318; Page: 420B; Family History Library Film: 545817. See:
  5. Marriage Records, Greene Co Indiana; Index to Marriage Record 1821 - 1920, Lacking 1828, W. P. A.; Book: K; Page: 436. See:
  6. 1880 United States Federal Census, Year: 1880; Census Place: Richland, Greene, Indiana; Roll: 280; Page: 121C; Enumeration District: 302. See:

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