Mary E. Shaw

Cumberland, New Jersey, United States

The Life of Mary E.

When Mary E. Shaw was born in 1839, in Cumberland, New Jersey, United States, her father, Josiah Shaw, was 48 and her mother, Sylvia Ann Brandriff, was 41. She had at least 1 son and 1 daughter with William Shaw. She lived in Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1860 and Camden, Camden, New Jersey, United States in 1880.

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William Shaw
Mary E. Shaw
Jesse Shaw
Ella Louise Shaw

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Age 5

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.

Age 7

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.
1870 · The Fifteenth Amendment

Age 31

Prohibits the federal government and each state from denying a citizen the right to vote based on that citizen's race, color, or previous condition of servitude. It was the last of the Reconstruction Amendments.

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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  • Mary E Shaw in household of Henry Cheeseman, "United States Census, 1860"
  • Mary Shaw in household of Joseph Shaw, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Jesse Shaw in the 1910 United States Federal Census

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