Hannah Shaw

Female30 September 1732–13 February 1808

Brief Life History of Hannah

Hannah Shaw was born on 30 September 1732, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America as the daughter of Benjamin Shaw. She married Jacob Whitmarsh on 7 November 1751, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 13 February 1808, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 75, and was buried in Mount Zion Cemetery, Whitman, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Jacob Whitmarsh
Hannah Shaw
Marriage: 7 November 1751
Thankful Whitmarsh
Olive Whitmarsh
Sarah Whitmarsh
Deacon Jacob Whitmarsh Jr.
Asa Whitmarsh
Huldah Whitmarsh
Mary Whitmarsh
Zeruiah Whitmarsh
Amos Whitmarsh
Mehitable Whitmarsh

Sources (14)

  • Hannah Shaw, "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
  • Hannah Shaw, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1841-1915"
  • Hannah Shaw Whitmarsh, "Find A Grave Index"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    7 November 1751Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
  • Children (10)

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    Siblings (3)

    World Events (4)


    Age 44

    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.

    1776 · The Declaration to the King

    Age 44

    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""


    Age 59

    Bill of Rights guarantees individual freedom.

    Name Meaning

    English (Yorkshire and Lancashire): from Middle English s(c)hawe, s(c)haghe ‘small wood, grove, thicket’ (Old English sceaga). The surname may be topographic, for someone who lived in or by a small wood, or habitational, for someone from any of the many places so named. Shaw and Shawe are most frequent in Lancashire and Yorkshire, where Shaw in Oldham (Lancashire) may be a principal source of the surname. The English and Lowland Scottish surname was also established in Ireland in the 17th century.

    Scottish: shortened form of various surnames from the Gaelic personal name Sitheach, derived from sithech ‘wolf’.

    Irish (Down and Antrim): adopted for Ó Síthigh ‘descendant of Sítheach’, a personal name based on sítheach ‘peaceful’. Compare Sheehy .

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

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