Family:William Shreve and Unknown (2)

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Marriage? ABT 1615

There is no documentation that such a family ever existed. Attempts to verify have come up negative. This appears to be part of a romantic myth circulated among Shreve family members in the nineteenth century. It is interesting that this is proposed as the family of Thomas Sheriff, who is assigned a birth date only a few years after that of his purported parents.

  1.   Allen, Luther Prentice. The genealogy and history of the Shreve family from 1641. (Greenfield, Ill.: Priv. print., 1901), pg 9, 11-14.

    story of William and Oara Oara is detailed in this family genealogy. See source page for transcript.

  2.   Shreve, Gregory M., and Joan M. Shreve. Shreve, the History of an American Family.

    Origins of the Shreve Family contains an analysis of various proposed ancestry and the latest research findings.