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Marriage: Children:
  1. Zoe Shade: Birth: 11 SEP 1858. Death: 30 APR 1890 in Taylor Co., IA

  2. Isa Lina Shade: Birth: JUL 1863. Death: 21 JUN 1939

  3. Hattie Shade: Birth: SEP 1868. Death: 8 AUG 1956

  4. Caroline Shade: Birth: 23 SEP 1871 in IL. Death: 16 MAR 1962

  5. infant Shade: Death: 19 JUL 1855

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Note:   source David Dakan
Dakan Family
October 2004 - The site has been updated to include quite a bit of data supplied to me by Margot Dakan Strombotne and her uncle Norman E. Dakan. Nrman did quite a bit of research about the Dakan family and was able to confirm much of the data about the very early Dakan family most of which I got from Donald C. Dakan. Norman also had quite a bit of new data about the branch of the Dakan family which began with William Dakan in Iowa and started the family branch in Nebraska. Norman also found a connedtion to the Pond family who came to America in the early 1600's. He had quite a lot of data about this family, but I have only included here the connection from the Pond family through the Ashley family to the Dakan family. I discovered a web site maintained by Donald Pond which does a much better job of documenting the Pond family than I will ever have time for. For those of you who are interested in pursuing this connection, his web site is at I have also included the information about the connection at the appropriate spot in this data base. Thankful Pond is the common link and is a starting point for those who want to pursue this connection. Finally this update and for several months now includes data supplied to me by Cynthia Young who supplied most of the information about the Young family and Tony Cosentino who supplied updates to several members of the Dakan family. I am sure I have forgotten someone who has also given me updates or new members of the family and I apologize. I do want to thank all who have written and e-mailed me correction, updates and new data. I am grateful for the opportunity to get to know you all. A few words about this site and the data contained. Names in parentheses for the most part are the result of knowning a wife's first name and the name of her husband. The computer demands a surname before any data can be entered. I long ago decided it would be an easy way to identify such persons by putting their marride name in parentheses. There are also a few husbands whose first names are known, but not their last name. Since this site does not contain any descendent charts (they are generated dynamically as names are looked up) I will name the persons who started the various branches of the Dakan family. The main person in the Dakan family whom I have identified so far is Ebenezer Dakan born circa 1760. some of the persons I have attributed to be his sons have not been conclusively shown to be actually his sons, but if they were not his sons, they were the sons of someone (as yet unknown) who was in his immediate family. The person I have called William Dakan, Jr. is not actually the son of William Dakan (although I have sone evidence that is true), but the I added the Jr. long ago as a way to quickly identify him. There are also a few Dakan's I have come across who I have not been able to put into the scheme of things. Most of the Dakan line is directly descended from Ebenezer Dakan. One exception (although I am almost certain they are related to one of the early Dakans) is the branch of the Dakan family which wound up in Texas. This branch starts with John Dakan, b 1832 in Terrell County, Texas. There is some evidence that his folks came from one of the brothers who were sons of Ebenezer Dakan. I have also noticed some of the data creates results which seem a little silly. For instance, if I have not entered a date of birth for someone, the program which generated the web site from my The Master Genealogy data files assumes that person is living even though his or her parents were born in 1820. This can be corrected by entering a date of birth which is basically a guess. Then the program assumes a lifetime to be about 100 years maximun and procedes accordingly. I have started through the data set entering dates of birth to eliminate this data problem, but since there are over 4,000 people in the data set, this will take a little while to accomplish.
David Dakan
6 Panbury Lane, Bella Vista, AR 72714
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