Abigail Shaw

about 1775–7 July 1882 (Age 107)
Down, County Down, Ireland

The Life of Abigail

When Abigail Shaw was born about 1775, in Down, County Down, Ireland, her father, Robert Shaw, was 26 and her mother, Rebecca Warren, was 22. She married Warren Henry about 1797, in County Cork, Ireland. They were the parents of at least 3 sons and 7 daughters. She died on 7 July 1882, in Fillmore, Millard, Utah Territory, United States, at the age of 107.

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Family Time Line

Warren Henry
1773–1836
Abigail Shaw
1775–1882
Marriage: about 1797
Rebecca Henry
1798–1890
Ann Henry
1801–
John Henry
1806–1868
Martha Henry
1809–
Jane Henry
1813–1873
Mary Henry
1800–1870
Eliza Henry
1803–1874
Andrew Henry
1816–1882
Robert Henry
1819–1889
Margaret Louisa Henry
1823–1892

Spouse and Children

MARRIAGE
about 1797
County Cork, Ireland
children

(10)

+5 More Children

Parents and Siblings

siblings

(8)

+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1776

Age 1

Thomas Jefferson's American Declaration of Independence endorsed by Congress. Colonies declare independence.
1798

Age 23

Battle of Antrim.
1803

Age 28

France sells Louisiana territories to U.S.A.

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 in entry for Rebecca Henry, "Ireland Births and Baptisms, 1620-1881"
  • Ireland, Select Births and Baptisms, 1620-1911
  • Ancestry Family Trees

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