Abigail Shaw

about 1815–
Canada

The Life of Abigail

Abigail Shaw was born about 1815, in Canada. She married John Lewis Barber on 19 December 1848, in Norfolk, Ontario, Canada. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. She lived in Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1871 and Waterford, Townsend, Norfolk, Ontario, Canada in 1881.

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Family Time Line

John Lewis Barber
1829–1893
Abigail Shaw
1815–
Marriage: 19 December 1848
Emma Barber
1851–1865
Alonzo Milton Barber
1854–1907
Olive Susannah Barber
1856–1896
Henry Lewis Barber
1862–1862
Mary Barber
1865–1931

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
19 December 1848
Norfolk, Ontario, Canada
children

(5)

    Emma Barber

    Female1851–1865Female

    Male1854–1907Male

    Olive Susannah Barber

    Female1856–1896Female

    Henry Lewis Barber

    Male1862–1862Male

    Mary Barber

    Female1865–1931Female

World Events (6)

1867 · Ontario Founded

Age 52

On July 1, 1867, the province of Ontario was founded. It is the second largest province in Canada. A third of the population of Canada live here. Before it was Ontario it was called Upper Canada and had a Governor.
1869

Age 54

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1883 · Mining Boom

Age 68

In 1883, there was a mining boom in Northern Ontario when mineral deposits were found near Sudbury. Thomas Flanagan was the blacksmith for the Canadian Pacific Railway that noticed the deposits in the river.

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)

  • Abigail Barber in household of John L Barber, "Canada Census, 1881"
  • Abigail Shaw in entry for James Wheeler and Mary Barber, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"
  • Abigail Barber in entry for Alonzo M Barber and Clarissa Fowler, "Ontario Marriages, 1869-1927"

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