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George C. Shattuck


Posted By: Nancy Shattuck (email)
Date: 3/4/2004 at 05:15:18

GEORGE CLINTON SHATTUCK, s. of William, was b. near Brattleborough, Vt., Sept. 8, 1786. His name was given to him by his father from his regard to George Clinton, Governor of New York, for whom he had performed important military service, on whose account he had suffered, and by whom he had been rewarded. He has been a pioneer settler of the West; and in advance of canals, steamboats and railroad cars. In 1817 he left Romulus, N.Y., and settled near Fort Harrison, Vigo Co., Indiana. In 1827 he removed to Galena, Ill., and assisted in raising the first framed house in that town, before it had been visited by a steamboat. He was among the first who visited Dubuque, Iowa; became a miner in 1827; and subsequently made and lost large sums of money. In 1849 he explored some of the eastern counties of Iowa; and finally settled in Waukon village, in Makee township, the county seat of Allamakee Co., were he now resides. He was engaged in the public defense of the Winnebago Indian war of 1827, and in the Black Hawk war of 1832.

He m. in 1810, ANNE BRONSON, sister of the first wife of his brother William; and they have had the following children:

1. Sophia, b. March 7, 1811; m. in 1828, David Seeley.

2. Araminta, b. Jan. 1, 1813; m. in 1830, Ralph Carver.

3. Phylinda, b. Nov. 16, 1814.

4. Aurilia, b. April 18, 1816; m. in 1834, George C. Willard

5. Clarissa, b. July 10, 1817; m. in 1843, Milton M. Johnson

6. Nelson, b. Nov. 6, 1821; m. Sept. 1853, Philena Reed.

7. Caroline, b. Feb 4, 1824; m. in 1845, Robert Stevenson; d. July 6, 1852.

8. Monroe, b. March 1, 1826; in Santa Cruz, California, unmarried.

9. Scott, b. Nov. 20, 1828; m. Nov. 13, 1853, Elizabeth Inman.

10. Pitt, b. Oct. 7, 1830

11. Imogene, b. Feb. 7, 1832, m. Dec. 1852, Benjamin Pitcher.

12. Minerva, b. Dec. 3, 1834.

- source: "Memorials to the Descendents of William Shattuck", by Lemuel Shattuck, published 1855.
- transcribed by Nancy Shattuck
Gravestone of G.C. Shattuck in Greenwood cemetery, Platteville, Wisconsin. The gravesite is in the Seeley family plot.
Photo taken by Nancy Shattuck, summer 2004.


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