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Amy Davisson (Shinn)

Birthplace: Territory Then, Virginia, United States
Death: February 25, 1788 (35-36)
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States
Place of Burial: Davisson Cemetery in Greenup County
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Benjamin G. Shinn and Ann Shinn
Wife of Josiah Davisson
Mother of Margaret "Peggy" Thomas; Jesse Davisson; Reuben Shinn Davisson; Nancy 'Nicey' Davisson; Elizabeth "Betsy" McCartney and 2 others
Sister of Deborah Coplin; Isaac Shinn, Sr.; Samuel Shinn; Lucretia Ann Bailey and Lucretia ‘Annie’ Davisson

Managed by: Vivian Rose Clark
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About Amy Davisson


Note: There were two Josiah Davissons of the same age, living in Harrison County (and for a while, in Kentucky) at the same time, who married Shinn sisters with the similar names of Annie and Amy. The situation was partly resolved by nicknaming them ‘Long Si’ and ‘Short Si’. Josiah ‘Long Si’ married Lucretia or Annie Shinn in 1785 while the other Josiah married Amy Shinn in 1788. Short Si and Amy are both buried in the Davisson Cemetery in Greenup County. It wouldn’t have helped very much to call them Josiah, son of Andrew, and Josiah, son of Amaziah because their father’s names were also similar.


Extracted from Shinn, Josiah H. The History of the Shinn Family. The Genealogical and Historical Publishing Company Chicago 1903. < link >

Benjamin Shinn, the sixth child of Joseph and Mary (Budd) Shinn, was born in New Jersey, and was baptized as a minor by Rev. Colin Campbell in 1746. He married, but the family name of his wife is lost. He removed to Hampshire County, Va., in 1772, and from there to Harrison County. In "Border Warfare" Benjamin is described as a scout during the Revolution, and in the Indian wars that followed. He died intestate in Virginia. (Page 120.)

Children of Benjamin and ((???)) Shinn.

  • 416. (1) Isaac Shinn, b. New Jersey; m. Agnes Drake, 2/16/1785, in Virginia.
  • 417. (2) Samuel Shinn, b. New Jersey; m. Sarah Davidson, 1785, in Virginia.
  • 418. (3) Lucretia Shinn, b. Virginia; m. Samuel [Josiah] Davidson, 6/17/1785.
  • 419. (4) Amy Shinn, b. Virginia; m. Josiah Davidson, 2/25/1788.
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Amy Davisson's Timeline

Territory Then, Virginia, United States
February 25, 1788
Age 36
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, United States
Kentucky, USA
Greenup, Kentucky, United States
April 22, 1797
Greenup, Greenup, Kentucky, USA
Harrison County, Virginia
Kentucky, USA