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Mary (Unknown) Shaylor (abt. 1767 - abt. 1811)

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Mary Shaylor formerly [surname unknown] aka Fowler
Born about [location unknown]
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married in Ohiomap
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Died about in Ohiomap
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The Birth Date is a rough estimate. See the text for details.


Mary's birth is estimated to be about 1767 this based on her being named as a widow who was an early inhabitant on the Ohio frontier and marrying for a second time in 1791 and having a child in 1792.

Mary passed sometime before Joseph died in 1816 as she is not named in his will. His will states that their daughter Sophia had being caring for Joseph for a time before his death it was likely around 1811.[1]

Joseph Shaylor married a second time to Mary. Her maiden name is unknown. A lineage of a member that is a descendant of Joseph at DAR gives a last name of Armstrong but does not give a first name. The ancestry of Major Shaylor published in the American Monthly Magazine in 1896 states that at the end of the war he married the widow of Captain Armstrong.[2]

In the collection of letters in the book In Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark we find the following information about the second wife of Joseph,

"Mary Shaylor was the wife of Maj. Joseph Shaylor (d.1816). She was the widow of a man named Fowler who was recorded as "killed on hill hunting buffalo," "[3]

Mary Fowler married Captain Joseph Shaylor on July 17 1792 Judge William McMillan presiding.[4]

Joseph and Mary had the following children born in Ohio:

  1. Sophia 15 May 1792
  2. Thomas b. abt. 1802
  3. Samuel Vance b. abt. 1807

Sophia, Thomas and Samuel "Vance" are all named in Joseph's will. The children from his first marriage are referenced but not named individually.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1 "Ohio Probate Records, 1789-1996," images, FamilySearch ( : 1 July 2014), Clermont > Wills 1810-1821 vol A-B > image 233 of 551; county courthouses, Ohio. [link].
  2. Revolution, Daughters Of The American. American Monthly Magazine Volume 8. National Society, 1896.;view=1up;seq=432
  3. "Appendix: “You Shall Hear from Me Often”: Letters to Fanny Clark O’Fallon, Edmund Clark, and John H. Clark, 1795–1811." In Dear Brother: Letters of William Clark to Jonathan Clark, edited by HOLMBERG JAMES J., by RONDA JAMES P., 267-94. Yale University Press, 2002. pg. 277
  4. Hursh, Tina. "Pioneer Marriage Records." Pioneer Marriage Records Hamilton County Ohio 1791-1820. Accessed August 21, 2018. Copied by John Day Caldwell, Secretary of the Cincinnati Pioneer Association, before the Cincinnati Courthouse fire in 1884. Compiled for this site by Shirlene Jensen.

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