Sarah A. Shaw

20 December 1829–5 November 1887 (Age 57)
Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States

The Life of Sarah A.

When Sarah A. Shaw was born on 20 December 1829, in Skaneateles, Skaneateles, Onondaga, New York, United States, her father, Oren Spencer Shaw, was 35 and her mother, Julia Adams, was 27. She married Edward Bisdee on 17 November 1858, in Elbridge, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She died on 5 November 1887, in Grundy, Iowa, United States, at the age of 57, and was buried in Fairfield Cemetery, Grundy, Iowa, United States.

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Edward Bisdee
Sarah A. Shaw
Marriage: 17 November 1858
James Freddie Bisdee
Grace Ellen Bisdee
Ada May Bisdee
Bertha Elizabeth Bisdee
Edward Bisdee

Spouse and Children

    Edward Bisdee



17 November 1858
Elbridge, Elbridge, Onondaga, New York, United States


    James Freddie Bisdee


    Grace Ellen Bisdee


    Ada May Bisdee


    Bertha Elizabeth Bisdee



Parents and Siblings



World Events (8)

1830 · The Second Great Awakening

Age 1

Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.
1830 · The Oregon Trail

Age 1

Many people started their 2,170-mile West trek to settle the land found by Louis and Clark. They used large-wheeled wagons to pack most of their belongings and were guided by trails that were made by the previous trappers and traders who walked the area. Over time the trail needed annual improvements to make the trip faster and safer. Most of Interstate 80 and 84 cover most of the ground that was the original trail.

Age 17

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Name Meaning

1 English: topographic name for someone who lived by a copse or thicket, Middle English s(c)hage, s(c)hawe (Old English sceaga), or a habitational name from any of the numerous minor places named with this word. The English surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.2 Scottish and Irish: adopted as an English form of any of various Gaelic surnames derived from the personal name Sitheach ‘wolf’.3 Americanized form of some like-sounding Ashkenazic Jewish surname.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Sarah Knewlon in household of Oren Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Sarah Bisder in household of Edward Bisder, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sarah Bisdee in household of Edward Bisdee, "United States Census, 1860"

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