Hannah Shaw

30 September 1732–13 February 1808 (Age 75)
Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life of Hannah

When Hannah Shaw was born on 30 September 1732, in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Benjamin Shaw, was 26 and her mother, Hannah Tirrell, was 23. 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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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

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7 November 1751
Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America


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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

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

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