Amelia Ann Shaw

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

The Life 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 (Sallie) 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 "Jot" Michael Harrel
Charles Alford Harrel

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Grayson, Kentucky, United States


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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

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)

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

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