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Lillie O'Neill (F)
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     Lillie O'Neill was the daughter of James Joseph O'Neill and Rachel Powell.


Concha O'Reilly (F)

     She married Eleuterio de la Garza Jr..


Rachel O'Shal (F)
b. 1813

     Rachel O'Shal was born in 1813 at Ohio. She married Adam P. Shigley at Tippecanoe Co., Indiana, on 26 February 1835. Rachel O'Shal and Adam P. Shigley were divorced on 17 February 1852 at Tippecanoe Co., Indiana; Rachel O'Shel Shigley divorced her husband, Adam P. Shigley after Adam abandoned her and their five surviving children after 18 years of marriage.

The following is the original divorce complaint brought before the Tippecanoe Co. Circuit Court during the February 1852 term by solicitors Chafin and O'Brian representing Rachel Shigley.

"To the Honorable Isaac Taylor, Judge of said Court in Chancery Setting:

Humbly complaining showing unto your Honor, your Oratrix Rachel Shigley now and for many years, a resident of said county that about eighteen years since she intermarried with one Adam P. Shigley (who your Oratrix prays may be made defendant herein) and lived with him as a dutiful, faithful and affectionate wife until the 14th day of October 1851. When the said Adam, without any cause or fault whatever on the part of your Oratrix abandoned her and fled from the State of Indiana. That he took with him one Sabrina Turner, the wife of one of his neighbors, a woman about twenty eight years of age, and a woman of infamous character, and with whom, as your Oratrix has since learned, the said defendant had long been maintaining illicit and adulteress intercourse and you Oratrix expressly charges that the said defendant is guilty of adultery with the said base woman, Sabrina Turner, with whom he eloped as aforesaid, and left the State of Indiana with the intention as your Oratrix believes and charges of never returning. That even should he return his treatment and infidelity to her have been such as to render it utterly impossible that she could ever be reconciled to live with him again. Your Oratrix further shows unto unto your Honor that during the 18 years she has been the wife of the said Shigley, she has from him thirteen children all of whom have died in childhood except five who are now with your Oratrix, viz. Mary Jane, age 16 years; Barbara E., aged 12 years; Hester A., 5 years; Deborah A., 3 years and George W., aged one year.

These five helpless children are dependent upon your Oratrix for sustenance, and like her are abandoned by this cruel and unnatural husband and father. Your Oratrix further shows unto your Honor, that the time she was married to said Shigley, neither she nor he was possessed of much property. That at the time said Shigley left aforesaid he was the owner of 93 acres of land in Tippecanoe County and of some personal property and money; that he took with him his horse and buggy loaded with his possessions and all the money he could raise. That she believes there are some debts due and owing against the said Shigley. That she fears he will sell and dispose of all his property and thereby bring our Oratrix and her children to great want.

In consideration of this state of facts your Oratrix says that the bonds of matrimony now existing between your Oratrix and said defendant be declared dissolved. That she be permitted to have the care and custody of her said said children who she tenderly loves and that to enable her to support them she be permitted to enjoy the personal property now in her possession and that she may have a decree for alimony against she defendant, in such case as to your Honor may deem proper, and for such other and further belief as Equity and good conscience may require."


Children of Rachel O'Shal and Adam P. Shigley
Mary Jane Shigley b. c 1836
Barbara E. Shigley b. c 1840
Hester Ann Shigley b. c 1847, d. 29 Feb 1924
Deborah Ann Shigley b. c 1849
George W. Shigley b. c 1851

Marie Calkins O'Shaughnessy (F)
b. 23 January 1900

     She married John Hemphill. Marie was born on 23 January 1900.


(?) Oaff (M)

     He married an unknown person .


Children of (?) Oaff
Elizabeth Oaff+
Isaac Oaff+ b. 1760, d. 2 Oct 1841

(?) Oaff (M)
b. June 1783
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     (?) Oaff was born in June 1783 at Chester Co., South Carolina. He was the son of Isaac Oaff and Margaret Ann Knox.


Alexander Oaff (M)
b. 1804, d. 1890
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     Alexander Oaff was born in 1804. He was the son of Isaac Oaff and Margaret Ann Knox. Alexander Oaff died in 1890.


Catherine Oaff (F)
b. 1791
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     Catherine Oaff was born in 1791 at Madison Co., Kentucky. She was the daughter of Isaac Oaff and Margaret Ann Knox.


Elizabeth Oaff (F)
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     Elizabeth was born at South Carolina. She was the daughter of (?) Oaff. She married Major John Knox at Crab Orchard, Madison Co., Kentucky, on 12 February 1789. After the death of her husband she moved with her children to Gallatin Co., Kentucky. Later some of her children moved to Indiana.


Children of Elizabeth Oaff and Major John Knox
William Knox b. 1790
James Knox b. 1792
Alexander Knox b. 1794
Elizabeth Knox b. 1796
Mary Knox b. 1798, d. 1874
Margaret Knox b. 1799
Jane Knox b. 1801
John Knox b. 1803
Milam Knox b. 1805

Isaac Oaff (M)
b. 1760, d. 2 October 1841
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     Isaac Oaff was born in 1760 at Somerset Co., New Jersey. He was the son of (?) Oaff. He married Margaret Ann Knox at Chester Co., South Carolina, on 12 March 1783. Isaac Oaff was migration; After the Revolutionary War, he moved to Kentucky then Tennessee. He died on 2 October 1841.


Children of Isaac Oaff and Margaret Ann Knox
(?) Oaff b. Jun 1783
Margaret Oaff b. 1785, d. 1789
Jane Rebecca Oaff b. 1786
Joseph Oaff b. 1789
Catherine Oaff b. 1791
John W. Oaff b. 15 Mar 1795, d. 1865
Samuel C. Oaff b. 1800
William P. Albert Oaff b. 1803
Alexander Oaff b. 1804, d. 1890

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