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

Spouse and Children

30 December 1846
Coshocton, Ohio, United States



    Henry Shaw



    Robert Seth Shaw


    Edwin Shaw


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+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.

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

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)

  • 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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