George C Shaw

5 April 1822–2 August 1892 (Age 70)
Tennessee, United States

The Life of George C

When George C Shaw was born on 5 April 1822, in Tennessee, United States, his father, John Shaw, was 61 and his mother, Elizabeth Ghent, was 46. He married Sarah Elizabeth Morris about 1848, in Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 7 sons and 4 daughters. He lived in Missouri, United States in 1870 and Newtonia, Newton, Missouri, United States in 1880. He died on 2 August 1892, in Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Galena Cemetery, Galena, Cherokee, Kansas, United States.

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George C Shaw
Sarah Elizabeth Morris
Marriage: about 1848
John A. Shaw
Joseph F Shaw
Sarah Elizabeth Shaw
George R Shaw
Nancy Jane Shaw
William J Shaw
James Alexander Shaw
Jessie P Shaw
Martha Ella Shaw
Andrew Jackson Shaw
Lillie Augusta Shaw

Spouse and Children


    Sarah Elizabeth Morris


about 1848
Tennessee, United States


    John A. Shaw


    Nancy Jane Shaw



    Joseph F Shaw


    Sarah Elizabeth Shaw


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World Events (8)

1825 · The Crimes Act

Age 3

The Crimes Act was made to provide a clearer punishment of certain crimes against the United States. Part of it includes: Changing the maximum sentence of imprisonment to be increased from seven to ten years and changing the maximum fine from $5,000 to $10,000.
1829 · Missouri State Library

Age 7

The first Missouri State Library was established by law on January 22, 1829. This law was created due to the large amount of public documents which had been collected in the office of Missouri's secretary of state. The library included documentation of the actions of the Missouri senate and house. The documents were cataloged and made available to the public. The public had access to any of the books in the library from sunup to sundown on any day except Sunday.

Age 24

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

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)

  • Geo C Shaw, "United States Census, 1880"
  • George Shaw, "United States Census, 1850"
  • George C Shaw, "United States Census, 1870"

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