Today's featured relative in my database is my maternal 4th-great grandfather, William Shaw.
William was born January 28, 1800 in Pennsylvania, according to census records. William married August 29, 1822 in Brown Co., OH to Mary Heck, daughter of Godfrey and Elizabeth (Kimmer) Heck. Mary was born May 13, 1803 in Ohio (Brown Co.?) and died August 12, 1890 in Madison Co., IN. William died September 25, 1849 in Madison Co., IN. Both are buried in the Prewitt Cemetery, Madison Co., IN.
According to the 1850 census mortality schedule, William had been sick over 300 days with bronchitis before his death.
Known children of William and Mary (Heck) Shaw are as follows :
i. John Shaw b. August 20, 1827, d. September 12, 1887 Madison Co., IN., m. Sarah Webb
ii. Elizabeth Shaw b. October 1829 Ohio, d. October 10, 1900 Madison Co., IN, m. Daniel King, m(2) William Cochran
iii. Nicholas Shaw b. February 28, 1832 Fayette Co., IN., d. January 3, 1917 Denver, CO., m. Elizabeth Yeamon
iv. Thomas Shaw b. ca. 1835 Indiana
v. James Shaw b. ca. 1837 Indiana
vi. Samantha Shaw b. ca. 1839 Indiana
vii. El Shaw b. ca. 1842 Indiana
viii. William Godfrey Shaw b. December 7, 1843 Madison Co., IN, d. bet. 1910-1920, m. Mary Jane Young
ix. Douglas Shaw b. ca. 1846 Indiana
I descend from William and Mary (Heck) Shaw through their daughter, Elizabeth, as follows :
William Shaw and Mary Heck
Elizabeth Shaw and Daniel King
Ellen King and John William Wright
Virgil Lee Wright and Edna Muriel Pierce (my great-grandparents)