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Stacey Shaw (#47914361)
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Please don't hesitate to send corrections, info or to even ask for a transfer. My goal on this site is to help other people with their ancestry and unite the memorials I've created with their families regardless of relation link. My transfer policy is very liberal and I transfer outside of the 4 generation guideline.

****Joliet Illinois Area****
I am also available for research should you be looking to obtain copies of obits or other news articles from the old newspapers that are on microfilm at the Joliet Public Library. They have most of the City's newspapers dating back to 1848. My hourly rate is very reasonable. Please email me if you're interested.


The Surnames I'm connected to so far are Shaw, Spafford, Briggs, Pennington, Maser or Masear, Pritchard, Hardy, Shoemaker, Kerwin, Boice or Boyce, Simmons and Dishman.
Please don't hesitate to contact me if you may have info about my family tree. Even the smallest bit could help solve a mystery and close a door....which then, as we all know, usually opens up 3 more LOL.

My third great grandparents, James Shaw and Eleanor Hardy, were early settlers in Joliet, Illinois. They came from New York or Canada and resided in the Bremen, Cook County area (1850 census) before moving to Joliet. In March 1852, my Grandmother died. I found her death notice in the Joliet Signal and it indicates they had only been in town a few months. My Grandpa James had 14 children; 11 with my Grandmother. They were married about 18 years at the time of her death. Her final resting place and the names of her parents are unknown. Their Canadian marriage record says that there was a Nicolas Hardy who witnessed but I haven't yet been able to determine the specific relationship.
James father's name is Joseph and was a Wagonmaster per the 1860 census but his mother's name is unknown. Their burial is also unknown.
From census records, James had a son, James Jr. born abt 1829, whose birth pre-dates his marriage to my grandmother in 1834. My assumption is that he was married to James mother, whose name is unknown, and that she probably died either in child birth or of sickness. By 1860, he no longer resides with his father and I lose track of him.
After my grandmother's death, my grandfather married Alice Williams whose background is a complete mystery. Per the 1860 census, they had two children - Firman and Alice. In 1870, the two children still appear in the household with James but wife Alice does not. What happened to her and her final resting place are unknown. I lose track of daughter Alice after 1870 and Firman died in early December, 1872, about 6 weeks before James.
My grandfather was an intelligent man and expert Brickmaker who furnished the bricks that were used in the construction of the Forts of Quebec. Sometime in the mid 1850's, James started a successful brick company on the Eastside of Joliet. All of his sons had learned the trade, but only Silas and Josiah (or J.E. as he seemed to go by) continued the business and operated it long after his death in January, 1873. James rests at Oakwood Cemetery in Joliet, with two of his sons, Nicholas (Mother Eleanor) and Firman (Mother Alice). His son Silas and his family also rest nearby.

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Janice Dominick
Thank you for photo of headstone.
Added by kayed on Apr 20, 2014 7:06 PM
Joni Spellman Krause
Spellman Monument
Dear Stacey, I am curious about the large Spellman monuments at All Saints Catholic Cemetery in Des Plaines. One picture says Spellman Burchby and the other says Spellman Lambert. Is this the same monument with two sides or two different monuments? Thank-you so very much for adding the pictures and letting me post them. I got quite a bit of information from them. Warmly, Joni
Added by Joni Spellman Krause on Apr 14, 2014 5:09 PM
Joni Spellman Krause
Spellman Photos
May I put your photos on with credit given to you? Thank-you, Joni
Added by Joni Spellman Krause on Apr 14, 2014 4:56 AM
Janine Boggs
Donald John Randolph- Elmhurst Cemetery, Joliet #101542515
You have Donald's Mom listed as Clara Weitting. His mother was Ruth (nee Seeman) Randolph. She died when he was a child and his father re-married to Clara Weitting.

This is actually a sad story; Donald was home on leave for his father's funeral when he was killed walking to his grandmother's to see her.
Added by Janine Boggs on Apr 11, 2014 7:17 PM
Thank you so much for the photos of the graves of Michael and Alice Moran. It is truly appreciated.
Added by KMKELL on Mar 26, 2014 1:27 PM
John and Sylvia Prieto
Thanks for the pictures!
Added by neft_405 on Mar 25, 2014 8:13 PM
Debbie B
Mabel Hazen
Stacey, thanks for going the extra distance to get the photo for Mrs. Hazen. I appreciate your taking the time, and your tenacity!
Added by Debbie B on Apr 27, 2013 4:08 PM
Hi Stacey, I just wanted to make sure you received my email. I would love t hear back from you, Jeanne
Added by Jeanne on Jan 09, 2013 11:56 AM
RE: Henrietta Shaw
I will send her your email address from your contributor's page.
Added by SLGMSD on Sep 16, 2012 7:21 PM
Shaw, James
Are you interested in corresponding with a descendant of his daughter, Henrietta Shaw?
Added by SLGMSD on Sep 16, 2012 4:25 PM
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