Henry S. Shaw

about 1845–
New Jersey, United States

The Life of Henry S.

When Henry S. Shaw was born about 1845, in New Jersey, United States, his father, Josiah Shaw, was 54 and his mother, Sylvia Ann Brandriff, was 47. He lived in Landis Township, Cumberland, New Jersey, United States in 1880.

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Josiah Shaw
Sylvia Ann Brandriff
Phebe Shaw
Henry S. Shaw
Cornelius Brandriff Shaw
Lydia Ann Shaw
Daniel B. Shaw
Hannah Shaw
Abigail H. Shaw
Violetta Lydia Shaw
Ruth H. Shaw
Josiah Jr. Shaw
George H. Shaw
Ann Shaw
Mary E. Shaw
Phoebe Shaw

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World Events (8)


Age 1

U.S. acquires vast tracts of Mexican territory in wake of Mexican War including California and New Mexico.

Age 2

A battalion of volunteers from New Jersey assisted during the Mexican-American War. They were active from 1847 to 1848 and divided among four companies. The battalion assisted during the Battle of Contreras and the Battle of Churubusco.
1876 · The First Worlds Fair in the U.S.

Age 31

The First official World's Fair, was held to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence in Philadelphia. 37 Countries provided venues for all to see.

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 (2)

  • Henry Shaw in household of Josiah J Shaw, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Legacy NFS Source: Henry S. SHAW - birth-name: Henry S. SHAW

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