Julius Shay and his wife are originally from New Jersey. Along with his brother Timothy Shay, they moved to Knox Co.Illinois in early 1839. Timothy stayed in Knox County.
Julius Shay moved to Shelby Co. Ill. from Knox Co.probably about 1860's. He died in Decatur, Ill. Nov. 11, 1893, and his body was sent to Moweaqua in Shelby Co. for services and burial. I am trying to find out where he was buried. He is not listed in the same cemetery in Knox Co. as his first wife Elizabeth Armanda (Stephens) Shay. I was able to find out his second wife Elizabeth Ann(Strain)Shay is buried in Prairie Home Cemetery, Shelby Co. Where is Prairie Home Cemetery? Where is Julius Shay buried? I would assume in a cemetery close to Moweaqua.
Julius and Elizabeth (Stephens) Shay had a daughter named Sara (Sarah?)Shay, born Jan.9,1841 in Knox Co. Ill. I am trying to find out when and if she married, and to whom. I would also like to know where she died and is buried. A note I found says she died in Sept.of 1888. That's all I know about her. I found a Sarah Elizabeth Shay married to James Griffin, but I could not find if this is the correct Sarah. I have my doubts that it is.
Elizabeth (Strain) Shay died July 4, 1888 in Shelby County. Is there an obituary availabe for her? Is there an obit. available for Sara? It may hold some information about her as well. USE MY EMAIL IF YOU WISH, JIM.
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