The vast majority of my grandfather's ancestors were born in or migrated to Illinois. Currently I am researching information on my great grandmother's family. Her name was Jesse Shaw. Her mother was Mary E. Davis, daughter of William and Frances Davis of Windsor Township, Shelby Co. Illinois. I am attempting to locate either her father's family information (his name may have been John Shaw) or my great great grandmother's maiden name. William and Frances are shown on the 1860 census with two children, Cornelius D. b. 1855/6) and Mary E b. June 1858. In subsequent censuses through 1880 other children include Joseph H. b. 1861, James b. 10/1866, Samuel William b. 9/1869, John E. b. 2/1872, and Oliver b. 11/1878. In the 1880 census William Davis is no longer listed as head of household. I believe he died sometime between January 1878 and June 1880, although, I do not have any records of his death. Between 1880 and 1900 the family moved to Elk Prairie Township, Jefferson Co. This is the first record of my great grandmother I can find. At this time John is single, still living with his mother. Oliver has married, spouse's name Martha (b. April 1876, Illinois) and residing with his mother. James is also married living in a separate household with his wife Anne (b. April 1866, Ill.) and daughter Carrie (b. July 1876, Ill.). Anne's father was born in NC and mother in AL. According to another researcher, Dean Hildreth, Anne's maiden name is Mason. She was born "Angelina Mason". Her parents are Charles and Sarah Ann (Williams) Mason. She had a twin sister Kate (given name, Nancy Mason), who later married John Davis. I do not know how accurate the information is regarding Ann and Kate. If anyone has any information on a marriage between Mary E. Davis and a Shaw between 1875-1878 (they had two more children, Edward Cooper Shaw b. 1879 and George Shaw b. unknown) or information about Frances Davis, b. April 1834 Kentucky, I would appreciate the assistance.