Martin Arnold Shaw

1 March 1835–10 September 1864 (Age 29)
LaFayette, Walker, Georgia, United States

The Life of Martin Arnold

When Martin Arnold Shaw was born on 1 March 1835, in LaFayette, Walker, Georgia, United States, his father, Hiram Mangrel Shaw, was 29 and his mother, Mary Elizabeth Arnold, was 26. He married Martha Louise Barnes in 1856. They were the parents of at least 3 sons. He lived in Walker, Georgia, United States in 1850 and Liberty, Georgia, United States in 1860. He died on 10 September 1864, in Mississippi, United States, at the age of 29, and was buried in Andersonville National Cemetery, Macon, Georgia, United States.

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Martin Arnold Shaw
Martha Louise Barnes
Marriage: 1856
Franklin Warner Shaw
Walter Theodore Shaw
Sterling Price Shaw

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    Martha Louise Barnes




    Franklin Warner Shaw


    Walter Theodore Shaw



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World Events (5)


Age 1

Historical Boundaries: 1836: Walker, Georgia, United States
1838 · Orders No. 25 Removes Cherokees

Age 3

A small group of Cherokees from Georgia voluntarily migrated to the Indian Territory. The remaining Cherokees in Georgia resisted the mounting pressure to leave. In 1838, U.S. President Martin Van Buren ordered U.S. troops to remove the Cherokee Nation. The troops gathered the Cherokees and marched them and other Native Americans from North Carolina, Tennessee, and Alabama along what is now known as “The Trail of Tears.” Approximately 5,000 Cherokees died on their way to Indian Territory.

Age 11

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)

  • Martin A Shaw in household of Hiram M Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • Martin Shaw in entry for W T Shaw, "Louisiana Deaths Index, 1850-1875, 1894-1956"
  • Martin Shaw, "Find A Grave Index"

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