Elkanah Shaw

about 1779–
Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States

The Life of Elkanah

When Elkanah Shaw was born about 1779, in Plympton, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, his father, Daniel Shaw, was 26 and his mother, Mary Barrows, was 24.

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Family Time Line

Daniel Shaw
1753–1844
Mary Barrows
1755–1804
Olive Shaw
1779–1861
Elkanah Shaw
1779–
Polly Shaw
1784–1854
Daniel Shaw Jr
1785–1854
Hazael Shaw
1790–
Elizabeth Shaw
1792–1865
Susannah Shaw
1794–1855
Shaw
1804–
Waitstill Shaw
1786–1860
Salmon M Shaw
1788–1861
Freeman Shaw
1796–1803
Ruel Shaw
1799–1883

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World Events (3)

1781 · The First Constitution

Age 2

Serving the newly created United States of America as the first constitution, the Articles of Confederation were an agreement among the 13 original states preserving the independence and sovereignty of the states. But with a limited central government, the Constitutional Convention came together to replace the Articles of Confederation with a more established Constitution and central government on where the states can be represented and voice their concerns and comments to build up the nation.
1783 · A Free America

Age 4

The Revolutionary War ended with the signing of the Treaty of Paris which gave the new nation boundries on which they could expand and trade with other countries without any problems.
1786 · Shays' Rebellion

Age 7

Caused by war veteran Daniel Shays, Shays' Rebellion was to protest economic and civil rights injustices that he and other farmers were seeing after the Revolutionary War. Because of the Rebellion it opened the eyes of the governing officials that the Articles of Confederation needed a reform. The Rebellion served as a guardrail when helping reform the United States Constitution.

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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