Susanna Shaw

27 April 1744–2 September 1817 (Age 73)
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America

The Life Summary of Susanna

When Susanna Shaw was born on 27 April 1744, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America, her father, Ebenezer Shaw, was 37 and her mother, Mary Read, was 37. She married Pollycarpus Snell on 27 November 1776, in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America. They were the parents of at least 6 sons and 2 daughters. She died on 2 September 1817, in East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States, at the age of 73, and was buried in East Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States.

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Pollycarpus Snell
Susanna Shaw
Marriage: 27 November 1776
Deacon Lewis Snell
Stephen Snell
Thomas Snell
Cyrus Snell
Ebenezer Snell
Hannah Snell
Samuel Snell
Baby Snell
Susanna Snell

Spouse and Children

  • Marriage
    27 November 1776Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Bay Colony, British Colonial America
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    World Events (6)

    Age 32
    Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
    1776 · The Declaration to the King
    Age 32
    """At the end of the Second Continental Congress the 13 colonies came together to petition independence from King George III. With no opposing votes, the Declaration of Independence was drafted and ready for all delegates to sign on the Fourth of July 1776. While many think the Declaration was to tell the King that they were becoming independent, its true purpose was to be a formal explanation of why the Congress voted together to declare their independence from Britain. The Declaration also is home to one of the best-known sentences in the English language, stating, “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."""""""
    1783 · A Free America
    Age 39
    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.

    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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    • Susanna in entry for Susanna Snell, "Massachusetts, Births and Christenings, 1639-1915"
    • Susanna Shaw, "Massachusetts, Marriages, 1695-1910"
    • Susanna in entry for Samuel Snell, "Massachusetts Deaths, 1841-1915"

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