Shook, Johanne Jacob
|Given Name||Johanne Jacob|
|Born||19-APR-1749 in Wiliams Township, Northampton County, Pennsylvania|
|Died||01-SEP-1839 in Clyde, Haywood County, North Carolina|
|Buried||Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Clyde, Haywood County, North Carolina|
|Father||Johannes Georg "Hans" Schuck, der Junger (11-MAR-1724 DEU - 29-JUL-1814 NC)|
|Mother||Maria Elizabeth GRUB (17-MAR-1733 DEU - After OCT-1799 NC)|
Johanne Jacob Shook was the oldest son of Johannes Georg "Hans" Schuck, der Junger and the first generation to use the anglicized surname of Shook (rather than Schuck).
Johanne Jacob went by Jacob, apparently dropping the traditional first name of Johannes signifying the first born son. Note also that Jacob documents his formal name as Johanne rather than Johannes (like his father and grandfather).
~1773 in Burke or Guilford County, North Carolina to Elizabeth Isabella WEITZELL; born: ~1755 in Pennsylvania; died: bef. 1839 in Clyde, Haywood County, North Carolina.
- Elizabeth "Betsy" SHOOK; born: 24-JUL-1774 in Lincoln County, North Carolina; married: John Hyde in North Carolina; died 19-FEB-1847 in Missouri
- Jacob SHOOK (~1776 NC - bef. 07-JAN-1858 AR)
- John SHOOK; born: ~1778 in Burke County, North Carolina; died: ~1809 in Haywood County, North Carolina; married Mary Polly DEAL (~1780 - ~1811)
- Abraham SHOOK (ii) (~1782 NC - 10-DEC-1814 LA)
- Susannah SHOOK; born: ~1784 in Burke County, North Carolina; married Ephram GOODWIN (1810 NC - 1850 GA)
- David Parker SHOOK, Sr. (19-SEP-1786 NC - 25-JUL-1882 NC)
- Peter B. SHOOK (29-OCT-1790 NC - 25-DEC-1855 NC)
- Margaret "Peggy" SHOOK (04-JUN-1794 NC - After 1870 AR)
- Mary Ann "Polly" SHOOK; born: 18-JAN-1796 in (then) Buncombe County, North Carolina; died: 14-JUL-1880 in Haywood County, North Carolina; married: AUG-1814 in Haywood County, North Carolina to John HAYNES (~1797 - Bef. 1850)
- Catherine SHOOK; born: 18-JAN-1796 in North Carolina; died: 26-MAR-1821 in Haywood County, North Carolina; married: UNKNOWN; married: 26-MAR-1821 in Haywood County, North Carolina to George Robinson COOPER (1799 SC - 1855 NC)
- Daniel SHOOK; born: 19-SEP-1798 in Haywood County, North Carolina; died: 25-JUL-1882 in Catawba, Catawba County, North Carolina
Ths Last Will and Testement of Jacob Shook
State of North Carolina Haywood County by July this second Day 1836
In the name of God Amen. I, Jacob Shook of the same State and County aforesaid being old but of sound mind & memory and taking into Consideration that all men have to die do make this my last Will and Testament. In the first place my Will to give my soul to Christ who redeamed i,t also my body to be buried in a Christian orderly manner. In the Second Place that all my honest debts be paid out of my Estate. In the Third Place my will that my beloved wife Isabella have the full possession of my house and plantation during of her natural life and also she be maintained and supported out of the rent of the plantation and stock during her natural life at the discretion of my administrators or Executors.
In the next place I give and bequeath to my son John Shook one dollar. In the next place I give and bequeath to my son Abraham Shook, one Dollar. In the next Place I give and bequeath to my son Daniel Shook. one dollar. In the next Place I give and bequeath to my son David Shook, one dollar, and in the next Place I give and bequeath to my son Peter Shook one dollar. In the next Place I give and bequeath to my daughter Polly Haynes one dollar. At or after her death to sell all my estate real or personal and at a twelve months credit and divided amongst my children. To wit: Betsy Hide, Jacob Shook, Susannah Goodson, Peggy or Margaret Hicks and Catharin Cooper , and my will also is that Catherine’s part of my estate except one dollar to her own use, and the remainder to be divided amongst Catharin’s three children, to Susanah the half, Polly and Uriah the balance. My will is also that Susanah, Catharin’s oldest daughter, have one cow and calf, one bed and furniture and S. wheel and cards over and above what was above mentioned. I certify this to be my last Will and Testament and revoking all others given under my hand and seal in the presence of the day and year above written.
Jacob Shook, (seal)
Samuel Smith, Jurat
Jacob is buried at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Clyde, Haywood County, North Carolina. This cemeter is old, historic, and quite beautiful. Graves are spread across rolling hills. There are quite a few Shook graves, as the cemetery sits on property donated by Jacob.
One of the best web sites about Shook History is shookhistory.org. This web site is dedicated to Johanne Jacob Shook.
In the fall of 2011, Jan J. Shook, Jr. and Jarret Alexander Shook stopped at the Shook-Smather's House on the way to driving Jarret to southern Methodist University (from New Jersey to Texas). We took quite a few pictures, but the museum was not open. We I picked up Jarret in the Spring, we stopped at the house/museum again. This time we had connected with Sharon Shook who opened up the house and spent an hour or so discussing the history of the house/museum. Everything I have collected about Jacob Shook is from the shookhistory.org web site. Sharon and I checked if there was any more information about Abraham. Unfortunately, while there has been extensive research on many of Jacob's children, the only piece of information regarding Abraham is his birthday.
* Shook recorded and indexed as Shuke.