Velzer Shaw

24 May 1824–18 May 1904 (Age 80)
Orange, Essex, New Jersey, United States

The Life 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 6 sons. 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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Family Time Line

Velzer Shaw
1824–1904
Margaret Maple
1825–1899
Marriage: 30 December 1846
Jerome Shaw
1845–
Henry Shaw
1848–1928
Simeon Shaw
1850–
Robert Seth Shaw
1853–1926
Edwin Shaw
1855–1904
Edward Shaw
1855–1904

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
30 December 1846
Coshocton, Ohio, United States
children

(6)

    Male1845–Male

    Henry Shaw

    Male1848–1928Male

    Male1850–Male

    Robert Seth Shaw

    Male1853–1926Male

    Edwin Shaw

    Male1855–1904Male

+1 More Child

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(18)

+13 More Children

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.
1833

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.
1846

Age 22

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.

Possible Related Names

Sources (3)

  • Velzar Shaw, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Velzer Shaw in household of Henry Shaw, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Velzer Shaw in household of Henry Shaw, "United States Census, 1870"

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