Lavina (Levina) Shidler

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ChartsAncestors of Cecil Andrew Smith
Lavina (Levina) Shidler, daughter of Peter Shidler and Mary (---), was born at Illinois, 1822.1,2 She died at Christy, Lawrence Co., Illinois, before 1854, when William remarried.3

Lavina married William Smith, whose ancestry is unknown (or not traced here), at Lawrence Co., Illinois, 6 November 1839.4


William Smith b. abt. 1818
  • Henry Smith5 b. 1841
  • Jacob Smith5 b. 1842
  • David A. Smith+6 b. 30 Apr 1842, d. 12 Jan 1916
  • Rebecca Smith5 b. 1847
  • Wilhelmina Smith7 b. abt. 1849


  1. [S1671] Old War Widow Rejected, File #17,818; Mary Shidler, Pension Application Files; Record Group 15 (Department of Veterans Affairs), National Archives and Records Administration, Washington, D.C., Her mother's deposition that she was 31 in 1853.
  2. [S457] United States Census for 1850 [Seventh Census of the United States], Lawrence County, Illinois, population schedule, sheet 6, dwelling 75, family 75, William Smith household, age 28, born in Illinois, digital image, (; original data: NARA micropublication M432, 1009 rolls, roll #198.
  3. [S1672] Illinois, "Illinois Statewide Marriage Index, 1763-1900," database, Illinois State Archives, (online:, viewed May 2011), marriage record of William D. Smith and Rebecca Dickirson, citing Lawrence Co. marriage book D:186.
  4. [S1655] Ada Miller, "Marriage Licenses, Lawrence County, Illinois, 1821-1849", [Dallas, Texas]: [1961], microform copy: FHL Film/Fiche #848652 #3, Family History Library, Salt Lake City, Utah, 30. She is named Sebrina in the marriage record, further cited as Miller, "Marriage Licenses, Lawrence County."
  5. [S457] US Census for 1850, Lawrence County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 6, dwelling 75, family 75, William Smith hshld.
  6. [S1116] David Smith, Death Certificates (1916), Wabash County Clerk & Recorder, Mt. Carmel, Illinois.
  7. [S457] US Census for 1850, Lawrence County, Illinois, pop. sch., sheet 6, dwelling 75, family 75, William Smith hshld, age 1, born in Illinois.
This person was last edited on28 Sep 2017