Sunday, October 31, 2010

Our Ancestors, Part 11: Shaw

The Shaw family was widespread throughout Plymouth and Carver, Massachusetts, as well as surrounding towns.  Nobody knows the family's exact origins, but there appear to have been a few immigrants by the name of Shaw in the 1600's.  I have several Shaw lines, all but one of which come from my paternal grandmother (whose maiden name was Shaw).

I will begin with my great-great grandfather Erastus Bartlett Shaw.  He married Emma Anna Murphy of Nova Scotia, who has presented such a challenge for me in my research.  With his first wife, Lucy Cora Maria Phillips, he had Bessie Bartlett Shaw (who married Sylvanus Franklin Vaughan) and Susie Maria Shaw (who died at the age of 1).

Erastus and Emma had only one child, my great-grandfather Harrison Clifford Shaw, 1899-1970.  He married Nina Gertrude Blake, whose ancestors I will focus on in my next posting.

Generation 1:

1.  Erastus Bartlett Shaw (1854-1933)


Generation 2:

2.  Harrison Shaw (1814-1861)

3.  Adaline Crocker Bent (1814-1864)


Generation 3:

4.  Capt. Joseph Shaw, Jr. (1782-1855)

5.  Sarah Murdock (1786-1817)

6.  John Bent (1763-1853)

7.  Mary Snow (1786-1818)


Generation 4:

8.  Lt. Joseph Shaw (1749-1804)

9.  Lydia Shaw (1755-1813)

10.  Bartlett Murdock (1751-1796)

11.  Deborah Perkins (1755-1834)

12.  John Bent (1732-1806)

13.  Bethiah Morse (1732-?)

14.  Samuel Snow (1742-1797)

15.  Hannah Shaw (1753-1795)


Generation 5:

16.  Capt. Nathaniel Shaw (1717-1800)

17.  Hannah Perkins (1723-1802)

18.  Elkanah Shaw (1724-1805)

19.  Elizabeth Atwood (1726-1786)

20.  Bartlett Murdock (abt. 1729-1795)

21.  Sarah Lucas (abt. 1735-bef. 1793)

22.  Joshua Perkins (1729-1797)

23.  Hannah Sampson (1730-1797)

24.  Joseph Bent (abt. 1704-1782)

25.  Jemima Billington (1710-aft. 1758)

26.  William Morse (1702-aft. 1786)

27.  Hananh Waterman (1706-aft. 1786)

28.  Nathaniel Snow (1697-aft. 1773)

29.  Elizabeth Eldridge (abt. 1702-1772)

30.  Benjamin Shaw (abt. 1714-1792)

31.  Mary Atwood (1723-1808)


Generation 6:

32.  Jonathan Shaw, Jr. (1689-?)

33.  Elizabeth Atwood (1687-?)

34.  Luke Perkins (1695-aft. 1739)

35.  Ruth Cushman (1700-aft. 1747)

36.  George Shaw (1695-aft. 1771)

37.  Mercy Rich (1704-1778)

38.  Barnabas Atwood (1698-1785)

39.  Lydia Shurtleff (1701-1784)

40.  John Murdock (1691-1756)

41.  Ruth Bartlett (abt. 1690-aft. 1756)

42.  Elisha Lucas (1699-1756)

43.  Margaret Shaw (1701-?)

44.  Josiah Perkins (bef. 1701-1789)

45.  Deborah Bennett (1705-1751)

46.  George Sampson (1691-1774)

47.  Hannah Soule (1697-1776)

48.  Experience Bent (1669-abt. 1755)

49.  Abigail Sampson (1681-1726)

50.  Francis Billington (abt. 1676-aft. 1719)

51.  Abigail Churchill (abt. 1680-aft. 1726)

52.  Jonathan Morse (1681-?)

53.  Anna Barden (1677-?)

54.  Samuel Waterman (1666-1718)

55.  Bethiah Bryant (1670-1727)

56.  Nicholas Snow (1663-aft. 1751)

57.  Lydia Shaw (abt. 1670-aft. 1714)

58.  Elisha Eldridge (abt. 1653-1739)

59.  Unknown

60.  Benoni Shaw (abt. 1672-1751)

61.  Lydia Waterman (1676-1757)

62.  Lt. Nathaniel Atwood (1693-1767)

63.  Mary Adams (1704-1744)


I think, at this point, I have gone far enough back.  These old New England families have many descendants, and it would not surprise me to find many distant counts out there from these lines alone. 


Copyright (c) 2010 Wendy L. Hawksley

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