A family member passed this on to me, so I
thought I would post it here. Maybe it will
help someone else too.
"History of Jefferson Co, IA", Western Hist. Co, Chicago: 1879, p. 516, Fairfield Twp.
JESSE SHAMP, farmer and weaver, Sec. 35; born in Lycoming Co, PA in 1804. Married in 1826, Prudence Templeton; married the second
time, Mary J. Husted, of Fairfield, IA; has
twenty-two children - Thos. B, Hiram S, C.T.,
Harriet J, Henry H, Mary R, Francis M,
Margaret E, Amos R, Emiline S, Reason S,
Chas. W, Anna P, Wm. W, Harry E, Dora B,
Byron T, Benton C, and Sallie A; three children unnamed. Mr. Shamp has held various
offices of trust in the township, and at present time is doing a good business weaving
carpets." My line is Mary R. Shamp who m.
Grandison Greenberry Taylor on 2 Dec 1852
in Jefferson Co, IA. Peggy
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