Hannah M Shaw

Brief Life History of Hannah M

When Hannah M Shaw was born on 25 March 1838, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, her father, Lora Shaw, was 37 and her mother, Lydia Morgan, was 34. She married Albert Hall Sanderson on 25 March 1856, in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 1 daughter. She lived in Maurice River Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States in 1850 and Massachusetts, United States in 1870. She died on 17 January 1900, in Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 61, and was buried in Oak Grove Cemetery, Springfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, United States.

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Family Time Line

Albert Hall Sanderson
Hannah M Shaw
Marriage: 25 March 1856
William Enoch Sanderson
Herbert Alanson Sanderson
Myrta M Sanderson

Sources (32)

  • Hannah Shaw in household of Nathan Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Mrs Mary Sanderson - Government record: Census record: birth-name: Mrs Mary Sanderson
  • Hannah M. Shaw, "Massachusetts Marriages, 1695-1910"

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The 1844 revision of the New Jersey State Constitution made some significant changes. Suffrage rights were revoked from women and non-whites, meaning that only white men could vote. A separation of powers was established between executive, legislative, and judicial branches. A new bill of rights was provided, and the state now had the right to elect the governor.


U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.


No Civil War battles took place within the state boundaries of New Jersey, but its citizens participated extensively in the war. Volunteers that were turned away ended up serving in the militias of nearby states like Pennsylvania and New York. Whenever President Lincoln requested more troops, New Jersey responded quickly. In total, the state contributed over 88,000 soldiers (6,000 of which died).

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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