Amelia Ann Shaw

1 May 1819–4 May 1857 (Age 38)
Grayson, Kentucky, United States

The Life Summary of Amelia Ann

When Amelia Ann Shaw was born on 1 May 1819, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States, her father, William Hollis Shaw, was 45 and her mother, Sarah Bozarth, was 35. She married Blackford Harrel in 1837, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States. They were the parents of at least 4 sons and 4 daughters. She died on 4 May 1857, in Grayson, Kentucky, United States, at the age of 38.

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Blackford Harrel
Amelia Ann Shaw
Marriage: 1837
Sarah Elizabeth Harrel
William H. Harrel
Noah Harrel
Winaford Ann Harrel
Ruth Louise Harrel
Drusilla J. Harrel
Jonathan Michael Harrel
Charles Alford Harrel

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  • Marriage
    1837Grayson, Kentucky, United States
  • Children


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    +1 More Child

    World Events (6)

    1820 · Making States Equal
    Age 1
    The Missouri Compromise helped provide the entrance of Maine as a free state and Missouri as a slave state into the United States. As part of the compromise, slavery was prohibited north of the 36°30′ parallel, excluding Missouri.
    1820 · Making Land more affordable
    Age 1
    "The United States law requiring full payment at the time of purchase and registration of any land. to help encourage sales and make land more affordable, Congress reduced the minimum price of dollar per acre and the minimum size that could be purchased. Most of this land for sale was located on the frontier which was then ""The West"". This Act was good for many Americans, but it was also over used by wealthy investors."
    1830 · The Second Great Awakening
    Age 11
    Being a second spiritual and religious awakening, like the First Great Awakening, many Churches began to spring up from other denominations. Many people began to rapidly join the Baptist and Methodist congregations. Many converts to these religions believed that the Awakening was the precursor of a new millennial age.

    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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    Sources (5)

    • Amelia A. Shaw in entry for Charles A. Harrel, "Kentucky Births and Christenings, 1839-1960"
    • Milly A Herrald in household of Blackford Herrald, "United States Census, 1850"
    • Milley A. Harrel Death Record

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