Saturday, February 26, 2011

Surname Saturday : SHAW

The SHAW surname is in my maternal line.  The origins of the surname are unknown at this time.

Stories and history:

Ahnentafel # 51: Elizabeth Shaw (1827-1900).  Elizabeth was born October 1827 either in Ohio, Indiana or Tennessee, according to census records.  She married December 5, 1847 in Madison County, Indiana to Daniel King (1820-1876).  Daniel was born September 3, 1820 in Ohio.  They raised 10 children in Jackson and Monroe Townships, Madison County, Indiana.  Daniel died February 24, 1876 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  Elizabeth married secondly to William H. Cochran (1828-aft1900).  William was born April 1828 in Ohio.  Last record I've found for him is the 1900 census.  Elizabeth died October 10, 1900 in Frankton, Madison County, Indiana.  Both Daniel and Elizabeth are buried in the Howard Cemetery, Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana.

Ahnentafel # 102: William Shaw (1800-1849).  William was born January 28, 1800 in Pennsylvania.  He married August 29, 1822 in Brown County, Ohio to Mary Heck (c1803-1890).  Mary was born circa 1803 in Kentucky.  They raised 9 children in Brown County, Ohio and Fayette County, Indiana before moving to Madison County, Indiana.  Mary died August 12, 1890 in Madison County, Indiana.  William died September 25, 1849 in Madison County, Indiana.  Both are buried in the Prewitt Cemetery, Pipe Creek Township, Madison County, Indiana.

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Surname Saturday – create a post in which you discuss a surname and mention its origins, its geographical location(s) and how it fits into your genealogy research. Surname Saturday is an ongoing series at GeneaBloggers.

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