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Husband:  John SHUMAN
Birth:  1790-94
Death:  16 Apr 1832
Marriage:  1 Feb 1816, Perry Co., PA
Wife:  Mary STROOP
Birth:  22 Dec 1795, PA either Berks Co., PA, or Cumberland [now Perry] Co., PA
Father:  George STRUPP / STROOP I
Mother:  Barbara REIM
Children born in Perry Co., PA:
1.  Priscilla SHUMAN, b. 27 Mar 1817
2.  Catharine Wilt SHUMAN, b. 15 Mar 1819; d. 6 Oct 1888
3.  George Stroop SHUMAN, b. 11 Jan 1821; d. 24 Apr 1865
4.  Jacob Stroop SHUMAN, b. 31 Mar 1824; d. 14 Feb 1894
5.  William Armagast SHUMAN, b. 2 Feb 1827; d. Sep 1860
6.  Mary Elizabeth SHUMAN, b. 16 Oct 1830; d. 26 Aug 1834
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1.  LDS.  Family Search: Internet Genealogy Service:  IGI - International Genealogical Index (online at FamilySearch.org).
Death: 16 Apr 1832
Marriage: 01 Feb 1816, of Landisburg, Perry, Pennsylvania
Spouse: Mary STROOP
Birth: 22 Dec 1795
Source: patron submission
Children born in Millersburg, Perry Co., PA:

Priscilla SHUMAN; Birth: 27 Mar 1817
Catharine Wilt SHUMAN; Birth: 15 Mar 1819; Death: 06 Oct 1888
George Stroop SHUMAN; Birth: 11 Jan 1821; Death: 24 Apr 1865
Jacob Stroop SHUMAN; Birth: 31 Mar 1824; Death: 14 Feb 1894
William Armagast SHUMAN; Birth: 02 Feb 1827; Death: Sep 1860
Mary Elizabeth SHUMAN; Birth: 16 Oct 1830; Death: 26 Aug 1834

Father: John SHUMAN; Mother: Mary STROOP
Source: patron submission

2.  1820 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #6 of 8 list was roughly alphabetized; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1820 PA Perry Co. Greenwood Twp. Roll M33_104 p. 363 Ln. 16 Shuman John 000010-21100-_-100
These data indicate:
No. & Sex  Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 26-44 1775-1794 = John
2 females 9 or under 1810-1820 = Catharine (b. 1819)
= Priscilla (b. 1817)
1 female 10-15 1804-1810 = ?
1 female 16-25 1794-1804 = Mary (b. 1795)
1 person engaged in agriculture
It appears John may have had a prior wife and that the teenage girl is her daughter.  This enumerator didn't take data for Column 12, "Foreigners not naturalized."

3.  1830 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 6; extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
1830 PA Perry Co. Greenwood Twp. Millers Town Roll 156 p. 328 Ln. 18 John Shuman 120 001 - 002 101
These data indicate:
No. & Sex Age Class Therefore Born Individuals Inferred
1 male 4 or under 1825-1830 = William (b. 1827)
2 males 5-9 1820-1825 = Jacob (b. 1824)
= George (b. 1821)
1 male 30-39 1790-1800 = John 
2 females 10-14 1815-1820 = Catharine (b. 1819)
= Priscilla (b. 1817)
1 female 15-19 1810-1815 = ?
1 female 30-39 1790-1800 =  Mary (b. 1795) 

4.  1840 Census Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com):  not found, and our widow is not living with her married daughter, Priscilla.

5.  1850 Census Every-Name-Index/Images (online at Ancestry.com, Image #5 of 10):  Borough of Millerstown, Perry Co., PA, Roll M432_805, p. 543A/1103, 35/39, enumerated 3 Sep 1850, official enumeration date 1 Jun 1850 (extracted by Diana Gale Matthiesen):¤
William Goodman 35 M   Contractor 500 Penna
Priscilla  " 33 F       "
Mary M E   "  7 F       "
George     "  6 M       "
Mary Shuman 54 F       "
Listed next to George HINES (æ 62, b. PA) and wife, Elizabeth (æ 55, b. PA), with whom is living Luther H. STROUP (æ 8, b. PA).

6.  Archives of PAGenWeb (online at ftp://rootsweb.com):
History: 1821: Genealogical Data contained in the Statutes at Large, Commonwealth of PA...
File contributed for use in USGenWeb Archives by: Vi. P. Limric...

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  In General Assembly met and is hereby enacted by the Authority of the Same...

121. An act authorizing sundry persons to sell and convey estates...

That the administrators of GEORGE STROOP, dec., JACOB STROOP and JOHN SHUMAN, are hereby authorized to execute a deed, for four lots of ground in the town of Landisburg, Perry county, #1, 2, 23, and 24, with their tenements and appurtenances, to the administrators of JOHN HIPPLE, in trust for the use the heirs, as soon as the administrators of John Hipple shall have paid to Jacob Stroop and John Shuman the balance of the purchase money.

George STROOP is John SHUMAN's father-in-law.

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