Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Shoveler, Shovler, Shuvler & Shuffler

In my compilation, BLACK RESIDENTS OF GREENBRIER, MONROE, POCAHONTAS, AND SUMMERS COUNTIES - WEST VIRGINIA by Carol Haynes, I "intermingle" like-sounding names because oftentimes individuals show up on different documents with their names spelled differently. One such name is Shoveler, Shovler, Shuvler; and Shuffler.

For instance:

GEORGE GOEN/GOIN SHOVELER

Mr. Shoveler was the husband of
(1) Mary J. Burk Shoveler &
(2) Ellen Shovler; and
(3) Caroline Bishop Shovler

On 9/9/1875, Goin Shovler married Mary J. Burk in Monroe County (MC). He was 22 and born in Summers. She was 21y. The informant was Houston Nickell of the Red Sulphur Springs District of Monroe County. The officiant was Rev. Baber. They were married at Nancy Burk's house. A permission slip by Mary's mother, , Mary J. Burk, inidcates that Goin Shuvler is 22 years old. (listed as Goin Shuvler).
He is listed on the 1880 Census, Summers County, FHD, as "Goins Shuffler". He is a Black Male, 26, farm laborer, with Ellen (24), Rosa (4), and with Nannie ?Goin (8).
On 6/14/1899, George Goen Shoveler married Caroline Bishop in Monroe County. He was 39, b. in Roanoke. She was 24, b. in Giles. The officiant was Rev. Baber and they were married in the Reverend's residence.
(note the difference in his stated birthplaces)
In the book MONROE COUNTY CEMETERIES - MT. CARMEL AT BALLARD (BLACK) - 1855 -1934, he is listed as G.G. Shoveler.
West Virginia Death Certificate #15323 indicates that he died on 11/20/1934 at 83y10m at Greenbrier County and that he was a black male, widowed, laborer, a cook, and the son of Goens Shoveler. The cause of death was organic heart disease.

The other "Shoveler's" that I have listed in my compilation are:
Annie Shovler Bowlinger, wife of John Bowlinger
Caroline Bishop Shoveler, wife of George Goen Shoveler
C.E. Shoveler
Ellen Shuffler
Ellie Burks Shoveler, wife of George C. Shoveler
George C. Shovler
George L. Shovler
Goens Shoveler (father of Goens Shoveler)
Henry Shovler
Henry E. Shovler
James Shovler
Jessie M. Shovler
Lula Shovler
Mary Elizabeth Shovler
Mary J. Burk Shovler
Rosa Shuffler
Sara Shovler
W.R. Shovler

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

DO U HAVE PHOTOS OF THE SHOVELERS OR CAN U POINT ME IN THE THE DIRECTION WHERE U GOT THIS INFO. THANKS SO MUCH FOR POSTING. I THINK I HAVE A CONNECTION TO THE BOWLINGER ONE

Carol Haynes said...

I don't have any photos of the Shovelers. Perhaps you can try the Greenbrier Historical Society. The information in my compilation/research is from County marriage records, census records, and books. I also sometimes get information from Draft Registration cards, Hospital lists (Denmar Sanitarium), Death Records, newspapers, and magazines and books. Additionally, I interview descendants.