Kelly, Just saw your post of June 2000. Near the bottom of your list of decendants of Henry Shirk/Mary Catrie was the name Abselem. Where did you get that name? Do you know if he was a son of Henry & Mary or a grandson out of a deceased daughter named Caty?
I'm trying to make a connection between Abselem and Samuel G. Shirk so any info you have would be greatly appreciated.