Velzer Shaw

Male24 May 1824–18 May 1904

Brief Life History of Velzer

When Velzer Shaw was born on 24 May 1824, in Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States, his father, Henry Shaw, was 41 and his mother, Jemima Quick, was 41. He married Margaret Maple on 30 December 1846, in Coshocton, Ohio, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 1 daughter. He lived in Ohio, United States in 1870 and Lafayette Township, Coshocton, Ohio, United States in 1880. He died on 18 May 1904, in West Lafayette, Coshocton, Ohio, United States, at the age of 79, and was buried in Ferguson Cemetery, West Lafayette, Coshocton, Ohio, United States.

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Velzer Shaw
Margaret Maple
Marriage: 30 December 1846
Jerome Shaw
Jerome Shaw
Henry Shaw
Simeon Shaw
Ruth Ann Shaw
Robert Seth Shaw
Edwin Shaw
Edward Shaw

Sources (11)

  • Velser Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Velzer Shaw, "Ohio, County Marriages, 1789-2013"
  • Velzer Shaw in entry for Seth Shaw, "Ohio Deaths, 1908-1953"

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    30 December 1846Coshocton, Ohio, United States
  • Children (8)

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    Siblings (18)

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    World Events (8)

    1825 · The Crimes Act

    Age 1

    The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.


    Age 9

    The Camden & Amboy railroad was completed in 1833. It made transportation between New York City and Philadelphia possible within a 7-hour time-frame. This advancement led to dozens of other companies opening railroad lines during the 1800's.


    Age 22

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

    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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